Monday, June 18, 2012

Life begins with LI

The weather this weekend was perfect on Long Island.


work outfit of the day
I was able to catch the 4 pm train home from work, and with NO plans for the entire weekend I was a happy girl.

Came home to two packages, one was my new nailpolishes (yes I am addicted) and the second was my bulu box!

 I did an entire review on this product, which I LOVE!
See it below:

After that I was inspired to make a salad that I have been thinking about all week, and I was so excited with the result I couldn't WAIT to post it


Woke up and had overnight oats that I made with my GNC chocolate soy protein powder (look out for a big post on this later this week!) because I had a two hour hardcore workout coming my way

I guess you could say, I got my sweat on!
After the gym it was time for the beach with Mom

Unfortunately it was windy and un-enjoyable so we decided to go home and lounge in our pool for a bit
(it's an inflatable pool, we bought when I broke my ankle 2 summers ago--but we love it)

Since the weather was BEAUTIFUL I suggested going to dinner at the restaurant where my cousin works, which is right on the water.

I had a cucumber melon martini

Dad had grey goose with a splash of grey goose (his favorite)

Dinner was fantastic. The view was beautiful and the company was great. We had a really nice night together.

We ended the night with ice cream sundaes from Friendly's (my treat) and watched The Vow (for the fourth time)


Mom and I were up and at kickboxing by 8:15
It was yet another great workout.
Seriously our teacher is the best of the best.

After the gym I picked up dads favorite breakfast, a bialy and we spent the day hanging around the house.

mini caprese bites

I made a BUNCH of food for not only our BBQ but for the week.

pressed, super firm tofu marinated--before the grill

 tofu post grill plus sides, it was a BIG  hit!

I came up with a new marinade/dressing recipe and tested it on my tofu.

It surpassed my expectations and I am so excited to share the recipe with all of you soon!

I came across this drink recipe on Pinterest and since I had all the ingredients on hand I figured it would be the perfect opportunity to try!

The Frenchy
(not sure why it's called that)
1 1/2 oz Pear Vodka
splash of pineapple juice 
splash of cranberry
serve over ice

It's my NEW summer cocktail, I highly recommend it to everyone reading this

Me and Chance, one of my furbabies---he is our rescue and as you can tell he's very happy :)

Another great weekend in the books!

How was YOUR weekend?


  1. IT

    lottsa family time and while the husband celebrated fathers day by watching golf the child and I, uh, got into trouble together :)

    1. Yayy! We both had lots of family time! haha I can only imagine what you two did, i'm sure it was a blast

  2. looks like you had a most awesome weekend...
    mine was mediocre at best

    1. I try to make the most of my weekends, even when I don't have anything planned :) I think of the endless hours I spend in a windowless cubicle during the week and it pushes me!

  3. looks like such a nice weekend with the fam! Nice job getting those workouts in, on top of it all

    1. you know me...just keep going! had a nice relaxing yet fun packed weekend!

  4. I love that you and your mom take kickboxing together! My mom and I do the same :) Err. used to before I got injured!

    1. she's my favorite workout buddy! Oh no! I hope you're on the mend and if not that you will be VERY soon!

  5. Great post and superstar photos. I want to try that Frenchy.

  6. yummmmo. this post made me so hungry (and thirsty ;P ) the cucumber melong tini & the frenchy both look like drinks that would be right up my alley ;)


    1. I think you need to come to LI and have both + MORE with me.

      This isn't an option.

  7. Looks like you had an awesome weekend! :)

  8. It is named for Frenchy from the Pink Ladies in Grease :)

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