Monday, July 7, 2008

I'm Back!

Hi everyone!!! I'm back from a little blogging hiatus. It was an unintentional break, I just got too busy to blog! Now that the holiday weekend is over I can focus on blogging again. I've missed blogging, but I have been reading all of your blogs so I haven't been totally absent ;)

Here are a few pictures to paint a picture of what I've been up to the last few weeks.

Abbey & Justin's Wedding- 6.27.08

Twins Game

Dog-sitting little Nemo (Brody's brother) while his parents were on their honeymoon.

Enjoying the great weather by dining al fresco at Salut Bar Americain on Grand Ave.

I've also been job searching, working at the coffee shop, and getting back into running (I took a break after the half marathon). I also did a lot of baking the last few weeks. My sister and her friends went up North for a couple of days to a cabin. I made s'more brownies, chewy chunky blondies, and blondie bites for her to take. For the Fourth I made Paula Deen's blueberry cream cheese tarts. I had a ton of overripe bananas so I made banana-wheat germ muffins AND banana-date-walnut-bran muffins. I will be blogging about these goodies in the next week. And finally, my family is in town so I made Strawberry Pecan Shortbread Crumble bars this morning. I have yet to try them so I will blog more on these yummy looking bars later.

My eating hasn't been very healthy the last few weeks. It's okay to indulge in moderation but I have been indulging too much. I'm not going to do anything extreme about it, but I am going to try and eat clean and exercise daily these next few weeks. My birthday is in 3 weeks and I want to be feeling my best!

I've also decided not to post every single one of my meals. I'll still post every day, but I'm going to post *new* meals, recipe ideas, etc. I think this will keep things fun and interesting! Whew, it feels good to be blogging again :)


VeggieGirl said...

Welcome back, Monica!! Looks like you've been busy having fun and doing lots of baking while you were gone!! Excellent!! :0)

Melissa said...

Aw, love it!! That is too funny that we both watched dog siblings this weekend AND took a little break :) How cute are those pups?!? Great to have you back :)

Becca said...

Welcome back! I'm looking forward to hearing more about the baking projects!

Ashley said...

Welcome back, we've missed you! I'm glad you've been having fun though and those dogs are sooo cute!

linds said...

Yay! I'm glad that you're back :)

Anonymous said...

Good to see you back and blogging! All of your baked goods sound SO good. Looks like you've had a great last few weeks during your blogging break. Can't wait to see more recent posts now that you're back. :)