What A Marvelous Flower Planting Weekend

29 Apr

This weekend was quite a marvelous one if we must say so ourselves. Our aunt and cousin came down for the weekend to help us plant our garden. We had so much fun and cannot wait until we get to open our back door and grab some fresh tomatoes, lettuce, cucumbers, and herbs for our meals! Here is a recap of our weekend via pictures.

We started off the weekend with homemade chia seed pudding for breakfast on Friday morning. This was enjoyed with blueberries, bananas, almonds, and hemp seeds on top (recipe coming later this week).


Saturday morning’s breakfast wasn’t far off from one of our usual combinations. Nevertheless, it was the perfect bowl of warm oats we needed to fuel our busy day. Whipped with bananas, flax, and cottage cheese and topped with hemp seeds, blueberries, more bananas, maple peanut butter, and toasted coconut.


Lunch was just what we needed after a few hours of shopping. Our outlet has a J Crew Factory and everything was 50% OFF this weekend only! We admit, we may have went more than once!

Here’s what our salad was made up of: mixed greens,red and yellow peppers, cucumbers, carrots, caramelized onion hummus, and mozzarella cheese.

With lots of extra veggies for snacking. We think fresh produce is so beautiful, don’t you agree?

The afternoon was spent planting our garden! We stopped at Lowes to get all the supplies we needed.

We planted TONS of herbs in addition to both tomatoes and grape tomatoes, kale, red leaf lettuce, radishes, spring mix, sunflowers, and edible flowers. We are so thankful our Aunt Dawn and our cousin, Kate came to help us with our garden! Family time is such an important part of life and we are so glad we got to spend the weekend with them.


After all that gardening we refueled with a greek yogurt parfait. Fage original topped with blueberries, grapes, oranges, almonds, and granola.


Saturday afternoon contained more shopping. Notice the matching Fossil bags? We are a tad bit obsessed….


Saturday was absolutely beautiful and ended up being fabulous weather for grilling.20130427-194704.jpg

Which is perfect because homemade lentil burgers and vegetable packets were on the menu


We finished Saturday evening with a slice of leftover birthday cake. It was just as good as last week!


Sunday’s lunch was simple and eaten on-the-go. Mixed greens, kidney beans, vegetables, mozzarella cheese and balsamic vinaigrette!


A weekend wouldn’t be complete without an Apple Pie Lara Bar right?


Finally we ended the weekend with a quick Cosco stop! The only real necessities in life were purchased: bananas, coffee, and mixed greens 🙂


We hope you all had a wonderful weekend and were able to enjoy the fabulous weather! Today begins the last week of classes. Only three more days before finals!! Don’t forget to read up on Katie’s marvelous weekend along with everyone else! How can your weekend not be marvelous with sunshine and 70 degree weather?MIMM

What is your favorite way to end the weekend? We always like to end our weekends with a short ab and arm workout, tea, and HBO.


4 Responses to “What A Marvelous Flower Planting Weekend”

  1. Katelynn Barner April 29, 2013 at 8:13 pm #

    Such a fun weekend with yummy foods and family time!:-)

  2. HealthyDiva (@HealthyDiva31) April 30, 2013 at 12:02 am #

    Glad you beauties had a good weekend! Sunshine always makes me happy! I need to plant some flowers soon, we just need to get our yard in better shape 😉

    Happy week to you both!

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