Cleaning Day

Another day, another pumpkin spice!

Sydney and I dropped Jim off at work again this morning before doing some grocery shopping…all before 8 am. Of course that called for some caffeine with a shot of pumpkin. 🙂

Saturday’s have become cleaning day at our house. Jim usually works until noon and I take advantage of the empty house to do a good cleaning!

As soon as the pup and I made it home, I got to work unloading groceries and cleaning the kitchen. It was 10 before I realized I had skipped breakfast. This never happens.

After the sweet coffee I was in the mood for a savory breakfast- a change of pace from my usually sweet yogurt and berry bowl. I used up the rest of the cooked l quinoa I keep on hand in the fridge and topped it with 1/2 an avocado, a dippy egg, squeeze of lime and salt.

A punch of protein and healthy fats was exactly what I needed to tackle the rest of the mess.


I was extra motivated to finish quickly so I could break out some fall decorations I’ve been itching to put up! I promised Jim I’d keep the pumpkins away until October, but that didn’t stop me from changing all of the bright summer colors to orange and brown. 🙂


Today’s a rest day so I don’t have an official workout planned, but we’re headed to a fundraiser for my brother’s college golf team this afternoon where I hear we’ll be hitting some range balls.

Other than that, the plan for the day involves Penn State football and risotto for dinner!

Hope you’re enjoying this gorgeous Saturday!


Fall Friday

Looky what I had this morning!!!!

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First pumpkin spice of the season! My stomach can’t handle a coffee latte so I have a tea latte with skim and a shot of pumpkin. aka Heaven.

Puppy girl and I were out and about bright and early this morning because Jim needed a ride to work, and of course I had to take full advantage of the Starbucks across the street. 😉

Sydney thought my drink smelled pretty darn good. Sorry pup, caffeine is for humans.

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Although it was super early according to my schedule for the past few months, the warm, spicy drink, cool air and changing leaves has me totally in the mood for fall!

When we got back to my parents’, breakfast was in order. The usual, obviously, with a side of blogs and some celebrity gossip.


I’m planning to make the most of my last Friday as a non-working lady. (I start a long-term substitute position next Thursday!) A little fall closet-cleaning is in order, followed by a workout and walk with the pup before our tennis match this afternoon. My dad & little brother are out crabbing this morning so we’re hoping for a dinner of steamed crabs later!

Happy Friday!