Life is Marvelous

by Meg on June 4, 2012

Good morning darlings! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend and are ready for a great week!

This morning we’re going to start things off a little differently around here ;)

Have you heard of Marvelous Monday yet? Well, if you haven’t make sure you check out Katie’s blog and read up on what Marvelous Monday is all about because it’s going to be a regular occurrence around here from now on! :)

If you haven’t noticed already, I am all about finding the positives and beauty in our lives, so when Katie announced her idea of Marvellous Monday and writing a post about all of the marvelous things in our lives each Monday I was extremely excited and knew that I wanted to participate! :)

So what’s so marvellous about my life lately?

Waking up with DOMS
When I woke up yesterday, I felt like I was hit by a bus – in a good way of course! I usually feel this way after I complete my leg and chest days, so my first of two rest days throughout the week is usually taken after my chest day; therefore, yesterday was a marvelous day of rest! But, I’m ready to hit up the gym right after I finish up breakfast here ;)

Which is also pretty marvelous

NuNaturals Lemon Liquid Stevia
Ever since I received this in the mail from the giveaway I won over at Julie’s blog, I have been hooked! All of the flavours, vanilla, orange, and lemon are absolutely amazing and make an appearance throughout my day at least once, but the lemon flavour is by far my favourite of them all!

My new best friend

I actually have a new favourite snack combo involving this marvelous product!

It’s not to pretty, but it tastes like heaven! All you need is 1 cup Greek yogurt, hemp seeds, raw buckwheat groats, chia seeds, and liquid lemon stevia!

New nail polish
Katie is always inspiring me and her nails never cease to amaze me either! This week, I purchased a new nail polish by L’OREAL called Now You Sea Me (I always love the fun names they give to nail polish!) I love this new colour and it’s such a nice change from the mint greens and teals that I am always drawn to…

Grape tomatoes
Don’t you just love it when you experience the best of some type of fruit or vegetable? My Mom bought these tomatoes from the grocery store yesterday and they are marvelous. Just like candy!

My stocked cupboard of tea
When my Mom and I had our girls getaway on Thursday, we paid a visit to DavidsTea (three visits to be exact), so I could replenish my depleting stock that I brought with me from London!

I was so happy we got to go to David’s; I was definitely experiencing some withdrawal. I purchased six different types of teas and tried three new flavours released for summer!

A full review and more tea talk happening tomorrow ;)

Meatless Monday
I am still loving my tofu mousse, but I have made a new flavour combination that I may love even more seeing as how I’ve had it four times since last Monday…

It tastes like custard and it is marvelous! You have to give this one a try!

Healthy Tofu “Custard”

170 grams firm tofu
1/4 cup almond milk
15 drops liquid lemon stevia
1/3 scoop vanilla protein powder (approximately 10 grams)

Blend until smooth, chill, and enjoy!

Life sure is marvelous isn’t it? :D

I’m sure my workout is going to be marvelous, too ;)

See you tomorrow for tea talk!

Love you and don’t forget to smile! :D

Meg
xoxoxo

Tell me at least one marvelous thing about your life! 

How was your weekend? 

What colour are your fingernails usually painted? 

{ 52 comments… read them below or add one }

Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope June 4, 2012 at 8:29 AM

I went through a phase where I was buying a carton of grape tomatoes every week just to snack on. They are SO good! I love the idea of that tofu custard!

PS – Linked to you on an award on my blog ;)

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Meg June 4, 2012 at 8:36 AM

Thank you so much Heather xox YOU are such a sweetheart! And I know what you mean about the grape tomatoes! I can sit down with the entire container and eat and eat and eat!!!!!!

Love you girlfriend!!

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Gillian June 4, 2012 at 8:37 AM

I’m envious of your tea stock – I’ve got a huge one but am just starting my David’s Tea selection! Have you tried the summer watermelon and pineapple flavours? I have those at my desk! I also just tried ‘forever nuts’ – oh my – it tastes like waffles and maple syrup!!

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Meg June 5, 2012 at 5:51 PM

Forever Nuts is my favourite iced tea of Davids :) I wasn’t able to try the pineapple one (do you mean tropicalia?) Anyways, I did buy the watermelon though because it was so amazing!

Love you girl xx

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Stephanie @ The Fitness Adventures June 4, 2012 at 8:38 AM

My marvelous Monday includes signing the contract to buy my first home! *squeals with excitement* This weekend I also stopped at a tea shop, Chinese Tea Culture, and bought a few interesting loose leaf teas and a new tea travel mug. My birthday is this week and my husband asked me what I thought about a tea of the month club as one of my gifts (he is so good to me!)

I usually go with a French manicure with sparkle pink nail beds. The French manicure just seems to match everything. Sometimes I do like to mix it up and will go with a hot pink, turquoise, or purple.

Hope you have a great week Meg!

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Meg June 5, 2012 at 5:52 PM

Oh Stephanie, I am so happy for you! A NEW HOME!? How exciting!!! I wish I could give you a big congrats hug!

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Tara @ Sweat like a Pig June 4, 2012 at 9:02 AM

My Monday is marvelous because I was supposed to be working until 8.30pm, but I rescheduled my client so I’m leaving now (2pm) to go home and write your program!! Haha how marvelous for both of us ;)

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Alexandra June 4, 2012 at 9:05 AM

Life truly IS marvelous! :) I love all the optimism and happiness in this post, perfect way to start the week! That nail color is super hawwttt and I’m lovin your epic tea stash too heehee
Have a wonderful Monday!

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Jen June 4, 2012 at 9:07 AM

I won some NuNaturals a few weeks ago too! Lemon is my husband and my favorite too! :)

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Liz June 4, 2012 at 9:21 AM

I looooove grape tomatoes. Especially the orange ones. I normally buy a big container at same club, hoping that they’ll last me the whole week, but they never do!

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Brittany @ GOtheXtraMile June 4, 2012 at 9:26 AM

I am loving this marvelous post! ;D That was corny. Haha. Seriously how good is the lemon stevia? It is my FAVORITE in greek yogurt. Delicious!

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Jessica, the_toned_teach June 4, 2012 at 9:35 AM

Bahah! I love the fun names of nail polish, too! The other day, I wanted to get Essie’s “east hampton cottage” …but then I realized I liked the idea of being in the east hamptons rather than the off while color ;)

And I think Katie is a genius for making Marvelous Monday… who doesn’t want to start their week with a healthy doze of positivity?!

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Krista June 4, 2012 at 10:05 AM

One marvelous thing about my life is that I’m getting married in 26 days! My weekend was really good and relaxing! My nails are ALWAYS painted! I actually just blogged about my recent favorites! :) Love the color you picked! So fun for summer!

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Meg June 5, 2012 at 5:53 PM

That is so excited Krista!!!! :) I am so happy for you!

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Yellow Haired Girl June 4, 2012 at 10:10 AM

I love nail polish names too! They’re always a little bit out there :) Your breakfast looks so good!

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Michelle (Better with Berries) June 4, 2012 at 10:43 AM

Love that nail polish! My toes (I can’t paint my fingernails – for some reason it always bothers me!) are almost always pink or red, but my favorite is a shimmery orange/pink I have that reminds me of the sunset :-)

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Meg June 5, 2012 at 5:54 PM

Haha, sis, you are way too funny. I used to never be able to paint my nails either because it bothered me!?

Yet, another reason as to why we are sisters <3 I really don’t know how to explain it, but it just bothered the heck out of me; however, something changed and now they always need to be painted!

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Katie June 4, 2012 at 11:59 AM

I love YOU!

You are always so positive and it is contagious as well! Love that you are joining in and will be, makes me very happy!

Love the nail polish color, super pretty!

Love the lemon and the orange stevia, both so good!!!!

Happy Monday! <3

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Meg June 5, 2012 at 5:55 PM

Awww Katie I love you so much! Thanks for putting together Marvelous Monday! I LOVE YOU over and over and over

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Heather @ For the Love of Kale June 4, 2012 at 12:06 PM

hooray for meatless monday and new tofu creations! YOU are marvelous. :-)

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Anna @ The Guiltless Life June 4, 2012 at 12:07 PM

Yum, love the sound of that protein custard. That lemon stevia sure is wonderful – and I love your nail colour! I’m all about the blues and greens this season – my current favourite on my toes is Turquoise and Caicos (an Essie colour) and I really want to find the perfect shade of mint green for my fingernails!

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Meg June 5, 2012 at 5:55 PM

I have a great mint green by Revlon! :)

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Abby @ Abz 'n' Oats June 4, 2012 at 12:23 PM

Love this! :) One marvelous thing in my life is having you for a bestie! My weekend was wonderful! My fingernails aren’t painted very often! lol. I always end up chipping them and I am pretty much incapable of painting my left hand!

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Meg June 5, 2012 at 5:56 PM

Abby!? I didn’t see this comment until now!? OMG as if you said that! YOU ARE THE BEST! You seriously ARE my best friend, sweetie <3

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Jocelyn @ Peace Love Nutrition June 4, 2012 at 12:28 PM

Hey Meg! Thank you for the Birthday wishes : )

I went white water rafting with my boyfriend yesterday to celebrate and it was so much fun!

I’m obsessed with painting my nails fun colors this year– they are a funky shade of pink/purple/magenta (haha I can’t tell the exact color) but I love them!

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Meg June 5, 2012 at 5:57 PM

I wish I could have went white water rafting with you love! :D What an amazing experience! I am so happy for you Jocelyn xo

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Brittany @Little b's healthy habits June 4, 2012 at 12:37 PM

I love that nail polish!! I’m recently obsessed with lilac, but I think I’ll have to give that one a try!

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Meg June 5, 2012 at 5:57 PM

Brittany! I love lilac nail polish! :)

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Kristi @ Sweetly Fit June 4, 2012 at 12:59 PM

I LOVE your positivity girl! :D

p.s. I’ve been popping those grape tomatoes like no other also lately. Good thing I buy them in bulk at Sams Club he he.

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Carrie @ Lift Eat Repeat June 4, 2012 at 1:09 PM

I’m so bad about my nails- they are never painted because I have this horrible habit of biting them….. But my toes are always painted if that counts! :)

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Alex @ therunwithin June 4, 2012 at 1:09 PM

Grape tomatoes have been freaking amazing lately, who knows why but I love it! That all looks marvelous!

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Julie June 4, 2012 at 1:11 PM

I just bought a light blue color and you inspired me to paint my nails blue today!

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Meg June 5, 2012 at 5:58 PM

Awwww Julie! You make me so happy! I would love to see a picture!

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Stefanie @TheNewHealthy June 4, 2012 at 2:09 PM

Love that nail polish! I bought the same kind in a khaki color! And you’re right – life sure is marvelous!! <3

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Linz @ Itz Linz June 4, 2012 at 2:29 PM

love everything on here!!!! love the nails, the lemon nunaturals, waking up with DOMS, and YOU!! my nails are currently a light shade of pink but next week i’m thinking of going GREEN! :) :)

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Meg June 5, 2012 at 5:58 PM

I love GREEN! :) I better be getting a picture babe! LOVE YOU

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Lisa June 4, 2012 at 3:22 PM

I love Katie’s idea for marvelous Monday! So great. Loving all your recipes, I may just have to try out your tofu mousse, it looks so good! I have a light blue nail polish too that I’ve been painting my nails with as well :)

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Kristen @ notsodomesticated June 4, 2012 at 4:46 PM

Aww I love the nail color! So cute!

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Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin June 4, 2012 at 8:01 PM

I love that blue nail polish! You make me wish I was better at painting my nails. I might have to get you to give me manicures in September. ;)

Miss you sooooo much!

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Meg June 5, 2012 at 5:59 PM

Manyyyyyyyy manicures for my sweetheart <3 You just say the words and I shall l paint :D HEHE!

I love you AND miss you

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Brittany @ Delights and Delectables June 4, 2012 at 8:48 PM

I love the nail color. I wear gloves all day at work, so I never paint mine. :) My day/ week is marvelous b/c I’m at the beach! :)

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Jane June 4, 2012 at 10:50 PM

I love your nail color! I have that stevia too but I just can’t get into it … I’ll have to try it again!

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Meg June 5, 2012 at 5:59 PM

Oh no!? I love the lemon! Do you like the others!? Definitely give it another chance with greek yogurt or tofu mousse ;)

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pluvk June 5, 2012 at 2:26 AM

It’s funny… I saw the MIMM post on Katie’s blog and thought of you! It reminded me of High Five Fridays. :-) Great photos, and I love the mail polish! But, wow… the tofu mousse? I never thought of making something like that, but it looks so delish! Haha, it looks marvelous!

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Meg June 5, 2012 at 6:00 PM

You thought of me!? :D You are so sweet!

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Kate @ Work in Progress June 5, 2012 at 7:49 AM

Ooh I love the greek yogurt mix! it’s like lemon poppyseed yogurt haha! I actually won that same stevia combo in a giveaway from Shannon, and I haven’t yet done anything with the lemon….time to give it a go! And that nail polish color is GORGEOUS. perfect for summer! I bought one the other week that was Tiffany’s blue, it’s on my toenails right now! for some reason i feel like colored polish looks really awkward on my short fingernails, so I think I’m going to get those gel nails (but with some of my own colors) so they can look a bit more sophistocated haha. I love this marvelous monday idea, and you! :-D xoxox

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Meg June 5, 2012 at 6:00 PM

When I was having it for snack I thought of lemon poppyseed too! Hehe!

Awww Kate this comment truly made me smile (as all of yours do!)

I love you gorgeous friend of mine xo

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Alicia June 5, 2012 at 4:24 PM

Hey, hey! I just bought some tofu so i’m definitely making this mousse soon. I love your blog by the way! I look forward to following you. :)

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Meg June 5, 2012 at 6:01 PM

Thank you so much Alicia! :D Make sure you tell me how you like the mousse ok!? I am seriously IN LOVE with it!

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Tracy Yuan June 6, 2012 at 5:20 PM

Oh my god! Meg, I just love your posts. They are so inspiring! The tofu custard looks great! I gotta try it, which is perfect for a vegan.
I love any bright color nail polish coz they make me happy by wearing them. ^.^
You summer looks like so wonderful. Keep us posted your positive feelings and thoughts!

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Hayley April 15, 2013 at 10:47 PM

I had a half snow day today at CU Boulder so I missed one of my classes….that said I am so over cold and winter!! It makes me sad! My weekend was wonderful because my mommy came and visited me!! And I love painting my nails a pastel color!!
P.S. That Tofu Custard looks really good!! I will try it when I am home for the summer!

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Julie March 18, 2014 at 2:31 AM

I love tofu mousse!

I also like DOMs and need to try that lemon stevia – looks intriguing.

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