Good Morning, Everyone!
Can you believe it’s already Friday? I hope you all have some fun and relaxing plans for the weekend. I did an update post yesterday and by the end of it, I was (mind) exhausted and felt overwhelmed after reading through it. It made me realize that waiting two weeks to do a recap post is ridiculous and I need to do smaller frequent ones to keep all my photos and daily activities organized. I’d also love to get your opinions. Do you like the daily short ones, or the extra long ones?
Yesterday, the day started out so calm and relaxing. I had my coffee, my pups were cuddled up next to me, and I did my daily emails while watching Good Morning America.
Fifteen minutes later, the dogs went nuts. I’m not sure what they got into but they were crazy all day long. I had to move my coffee table just so they could wrestle on the living room floor instead of my couch. If you follow me on snapchat @taralynnmcnitt) you probably saw some of the nonsense. That is why this post is filled with dog photos becuase they were a big part of my day — and becuase they’re incredibly cute.
That is Grumple’s “mom let’s go for a walk face”, so I just took the both of them over to the dog park.
The dog park calmed them for a bit and it allowed me to get some work done.
I hate when I need to get up to get something, but the dog is so soft and warm cuddled up next to me. I always feel guilty getting up.
Around noon, my friend and I went to the Riverwalk to walk the trail while enjoying the beautiful weather.
The skies were so blue, the river was loud and rough, and the grass was turning bright green. Spring is just around the corner 🙂
Our walking time was really bad becuase we couldn’t help ourselves from stopping to take photos and look at all the different views of the river. The river looked light green yesterday.
They added more trails and walkways at the river walk so it’s even longer now!
I love when you can see the sky’s reflection on the river.
This would be a cute picnic spot.
The time is so bad, but we had lots of stops and I really enjoyed the walk!
For lunch, we headed to the Juice Bar. I grabbed one of their superfood protein bars. I keep it in the refrigerator and have a piece whenever I need quick energy or a snack in-between meals. They don’t look very good, but I promise you that they are. This one had raw oats, flax seed, chia seed, bee pollen, maca, natural peanut butter, vegan protein powder, goji berries, and spirulina.
This time, I ordered the wheat grass shot and the matcha green tea smoothie. I love wheatgrass and the flavor is almost sweet to me. After reading 50 Reasons to Drink Wheatgrass Everyday on one of my favorite sites, I’ve been more inspired to do it. The matcha green tea smoothie was really good. I believe it was just added to the menu and I’m already craving one today! Maybe after my run!
When I got back to my place, the dogs were at it again.
I had to take them over to the park again. They got into the puppy crack apparently.
These goofballs didn’t take their eyes off me while preparing dinner. They know they’re not supposed to be in the kitchen, but those faces…
I made a goat cheese mixed green salad with fruit and homemade chicken nuggets! My homemade chicken nugget recipe can be found here and it’s so much better than the store-bought kind!
My salad had strawberries, blueberries, dried cranberries, organic spring mix greens, pecans, sesame breadsticks, and crumbled goat cheese. I used the low sodium Panera bread Balsamic dressing and I really liked it. Panera probably has the best “store bought” dressings. You can usually find it in your grocery store’s produce aisle next to the bags of lettuce.
Mix the greens in the dressing first, and then add in all the ingredients and crumble the goat cheese on top.
This salad is so good paired with Pinot Noir! This is the salad I made for bachelor night.
Yesterday was a great day and I’m already looking forward to today. If you go into each day with positivity and tell yourself that everything is going to be great, then it probably will!
Questions for you guys!
- What is your favorite salad combination you like to make at home?
- Do you like my longer blog posts or these shorter blog posts?
- I want to hear your Friday night plans!