Aaaaaand cue the Monday morning link-up fiesta!
You know, this weekend I was doing some blog hoppin' and discovered so many other link-ups that I was missing out on! I'm going to try my best to participate in every one that I can. I love showing support to the HLB community. Not only do link-ups jazz up daily posts, they create networking opportunities with so many like-minded people. Does it get any better than that? I think not!
With that being said, today's posts will feature not one, but TWO link-ups! Today is also MMAZ, and you can bet your booty that I'm going to participate now that I'm finished the semester and have 24/7 access to a kitchen again!
Looks like I am going to have to bust out those party hats again!
I'll start out with all of this week's marvelous happenings, then I'll share my addition to the MMAZ with this week's featured ingredient: dark chocolate!
Marvelous is...I had to show this picture again!
Spending this past Sunday with family members that I don't get to see often. We're all older now, so getting the whole gang together in one room is very tough. We always manage to pick right back up where we left off, though. It was such a great time.
Yesterday was even more special to my family because it was full of TWO celebrations! Not only was it Mother's Day, it was my nephew's birthday as well! Gino turned 5 years old yesterday. I can't believe how big all of my nephews are getting. They grow like weeds!
Living at home again! College is great and everything, but home is where the heart is. I love being able to hang out with my dad all of the time and snuggle with my pup whenever I want to!
Heading over to GNC to pick up a few goodies and walking out with several samples of pre-workout supplements too! I have been curious about how much they affect or increase endurance for a while now. I figured that I would give the samples a shot before I purchase a tub! So far, Cellucor is my favorite!
Meeting at Starbucks on Saturday morning with my newest boss, Michelle, and my co-worker/great friend, Dani! I am beginning a job at Sweet Note Bakery as a Gluten-Free specialist/Brand Ambassador next week. I cannot wait to begin another great journey with another great company!
A delicious MMAZ recipe!
Strawberry-Banana Cocoa Oats
By: Brittany @ FreckledNettles
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Keywords: vegetarian, gluten-free, high-protein, high fiber
Directions: Prepare oats according to the cooking instructions provided on their package. When oats have 1-2 minutes left to cook, stir in egg whites. Mix in half of the chopped strawberries, cocoa, and agave syrup once oats are cooked thoroughly. Mix well. Sprinkle the other half of chopped strawberries, bananas, and almond butter on top. Enjoy!