Have a Wonderful Week

July 3, 2017

“Isn't it amazing how much stuff we get done the day before vacation?”   ~ Zig Zigler

I'm writing this with a packed suitcase by the front door, ready for a mini road trip

Tomorrow after dropping the puppies off for their afternoon playdate, I'm heading to downtown Minneapolis for a bit of R&R.  With a big paper due for my latest class, along with some writing commitments for The Veggies, I'm in need of some large chunks of quiet, along with a break from life's everydays.

An entrepreneur smoothie of sorts.  The beautiful concoction of blending work commitments with the opportunity for some time away.  Surely you've seen the drill.

If you know my husband and me, you'll know we're not the best about taking vacations for ourselves.  It's a small trade-off for the work (and life) we love.  So until we can be trusted to take a proper intentional vacation, we’ll continue to mold working get-aways into excuses to explore someplace new  (i.e., work from a different zip code)

Still, I plan to catch up on some reading, take walks in the sunshine, practice lots of yoga, visit a day spa, and discover new places to coffee shop sit

Here at The Veggies this week, I'll be featuring some of my favorite recipes and stories, for those who maybe haven't ventured through the archives

I hope you have a good one!


(Photo Credit – Featured Image:  ohmy.disney.com)


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  • Reply Claudia July 3, 2017 at 2:27 am

    Just been looking through your Instagram page, and it is so aesthetically pleasing! So much so you have inspired me to cook/bake today!

  • Reply Lauretta July 3, 2017 at 4:24 am

    Enjoy your road trip! Sometimes, life can be too busy we forget to unwind. We all deserve a break from time to time.

  • Reply Jenny July 3, 2017 at 6:59 am

    Hope you have a well deserved break. I actually love the day before we go away as it’s when I finally get *all* the jobs done!

  • Reply Candy July 3, 2017 at 7:25 am

    All work and no play makes for difficult writing. Enjoy your get aways or mini vacations. Kill two birds with one stone and do some yoga in the sunshine.

  • Reply Terri Beavers July 3, 2017 at 8:25 am

    Taking a break sounds like a great way to start your week. I hope you have fun in Minneapolis and get the rest and relaxation you’re seeking.

  • Reply Yaya July 3, 2017 at 9:05 am

    Enjoy the break! I’ve seen so much of the UK by combining work with travel opportunities. Enjoy leaving the zip code! x

  • Reply Katie July 3, 2017 at 9:08 am

    I would love to visit a day spa. I have only gotten my toe nails done once this year so I don’t feel like I’m having enough “me” time.

  • Reply Connor Silver July 3, 2017 at 11:56 am

    Hope you have a great time in Minneapolis. Sometimes you just need some time to chill out and relax!

  • Reply Nayna Kanabar July 3, 2017 at 4:26 pm

    Have a wonderful break! I hope you enjoy your time away and are able to come back refreshed. x

  • Reply Ana De- Jesus July 3, 2017 at 6:10 pm

    Happy July! I Hope the time out is beneficial for you and you will get the time out that you deserve. I am having a facial next week and I cannot wait! x

  • Reply Rochelle July 3, 2017 at 7:28 pm

    Hope you enjoy your mini road trip. I’m also excited for our next vacation with my husband. Do you do yoga by yourself or attend a class? It’s a nice workout that can totally be relaxing and strengthening at the same time. I have to be back at it soon.

  • Reply David Elliott July 3, 2017 at 11:40 pm

    Awww! i hope you have an amazing time on your mini vacation. I can understand it being hard to get away from what you are doing. Trying to get this blog to make a second income I have had to deal with all kinds of sacrifices of time. I am not sure I would be stepping away from it completely in any sense of the word. Although I do feel it’s important to do so. Somehow our lives really have to have some sort of a balance. And we do what we have to do in order to find it.

  • Reply Neha Saini July 4, 2017 at 7:05 am

    I went through your profile on Instagram. The pictures were extremely amazing. The recipes and the food, inspired me a lot to cook this weekend. And I think nothing can be better then, cooking on weekend. It is good to always take a break. Enjoy your time in Minneapolis!

  • Reply Stephanie Jeannot July 4, 2017 at 8:47 am

    I love when I am able to take a nice day trip. I have never been to Minneapolis but hope to someday. Sounds like it will be an amazing time for you. Enjoy to the fullest!

  • Reply Rochelle July 4, 2017 at 8:49 am

    Let us know which coffee shops and new places you discover. Right now I’m interested to visit coffee places not only for their drinks but also for the ambiance. The ones with the nice vibe can set a good focus at work.

  • Reply Helen July 4, 2017 at 9:28 am

    Hope you have a great mini break, it sounds just what you need before a big paper being due! Looking forward to hearing about it when you’re back.

  • Reply Anosa July 4, 2017 at 9:52 pm

    I hope you had fun with your road trip. Its really good to have work and pleasure at the same time. I will look forward on your featured recipes!

  • Reply Farrah Less G. July 5, 2017 at 7:40 am

    We love going on a road trip it relaxes mind and body. Which we all need to to enjoy this busy and tough life. Any places will do as long as you were with someone you love hanging out with. Keeping on your strict diet while traveling can be effective I love how you manage it.

  • Reply Jenni July 6, 2017 at 3:30 am

    Ooh have a good time! I would love a bit of time for reading and a spa day would be amazing

  • Reply Jade Braham July 7, 2017 at 12:20 pm

    Enjoy your road trip! I love taking them myself! I also love to catch up on reading whilst away!

  • Reply JoAnne July 7, 2017 at 4:51 pm

    Have a good week yourself! I hope you and hubby can enjoy a good vacay soon!

  • Reply Laurie July 8, 2017 at 10:47 am

    Hope you have a great road trip! Enjoy yourselves and try to take some time to chill out too! xxx

  • Reply Eliza July 10, 2017 at 3:35 am

    So glad you and the hubby have got some time away! Nothing quite like a bit of quality time spent together and connect.

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