We had some non traditional Halloween plans today…cleaning!!!
Over the past few weeks, life has been moving quickly and we’ve been accumulating stuff and creating piles to be addressed ‘later’. After the last few weekends of fun and travel, this was our first quiet weekend at home. So when everyone asked what my exiting weekend plans were this week, my only answer was it’s official house cleaning weekend. Woo hoo!
Before the cleaning, we were up early this morning for another joint workout.
It was brutal but awesome, and the BOY discovered that he hates the ropes : )
After our workout, the BOY requested some down time. We found ourselves drooling over the delicious meals cooked on the Food Network (a old-new favorite we recently rediscovered) and making lists of all the things we were going to cook this weekend.
I made a post workout snack for the BOY of apples and peanut butter and was inspired by my Everyday Detox cookbook and the gorgeous apples we bought in Door County to make a smoothie (recipe below!) for me.
Then we got down to work…
After a few more cuddles. We started upstairs with bedrooms and bathrooms. Then took a quick lunch break before tackling the kitchen (and setting up our amazing new wine fridge).
For hydration (and motivation), we sipped on Door County Cider.
At 3pm, we were ready for trick or treaters despite getting no more than 10 in the past 5 years that I’ve lived here. We got Cooper all set in his costume…just in case we got anyone : )
As I said on Instagram, there is nothing funnier than a really mad cat in a shark costume…except the one who rides around on a Roomba!
Seriously, we never have any trick or treators so I only got two bags of candy (with plans to turn the rest into ice cream toppings). Despite the rain, we were out before the first hour, but I found some other fun stuff in our pantry to give out. When our Thai food arrived, I thought he was a trick or treator and tried to hand him a granola bar instead of my credit card…LOL! No Joke! We stopped cleaning and shut down during dinner to dig into Chicken Curry and Basil Fried Rice (YUM!) while finally sitting down for some football.
We sipped on beer and LaMarca and decided to be done with the cleaning for the day. There is much more to do tomorrow, but luckily, we have an entire extra hour to do it!
What did you do this Halloween?
What will you do with our extra hour?
Fresh Apple Pie Smoothie
1 large handful spinach
1 cup coconut/almond milk
1-1.5 small apples, diced
1 scoop vanilla protein powder
Generous toss of apple pie spice (or cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice)
Combine the milk, spinach, and apples and use ‘food chop’ or low setting to combine.
Then add the rest of the ingredients, expect ice, and blend on high. Taste to determine need for more/less spice.
Add ice and blend on high until smooth.