07/30: MIMM

by Meg on July 30, 2012

Good morning! :)

I can't help but wonder how many of you are eating a chocolate brownie and raspberry parfait right now? ;) 

Unfortunately, Jozi had to leave me yesterday which literally left me in tears (I want a puppy so badly, but that's a whole other story…)

Luckily we have Marvelous Monday to cheer me up! ;) 

A big thanks to Katie for creating such a wonderful series to take part in every week! I know it definitely puts a smile on my face thinking about all of the marvelous things life has to offer! And trust me, there is a lot of marvelous in my life, so let's get started :)

My new iPhone

The Blackberry is gone, friends! I no longer have to deal with that thing and I am so happy – one day it was frozen for 8 hours! I am loving my iPhone, the purple case I bought for it, and all of the apps that I have downloaded so far ;)

like Instagram ;) 

I have to admit, I was jealous of all of you with Instagram during those horrid Blackberry days…
I didn't know what Instagram was all about or why there was such hype over the app, but now I get it. It's amazing and that's all that needs to be said. If you're not following me yet, you should because I share a lot of pictures, good pictures. Food pictures in particular and I am sure you'll love them ;) 

My username is adashofmeg if you're interested ;) 


I love blogging so much and it is truly marvelous! Throughout the past week I've come across two posts in particular that have really stuck with me, so I suggest you go read them if you haven't yet! 

On Creating Idols by Lindsay

Make Today Beautiful, Get Your Good Going by Lauren


I couldn't help myself – I had to include Jozi again! My weekend was exceptionally marvelous just because of her <3


I can't get enough of them! If you were to ask me my favourite fruit, I would have a hard time choosing between raspberries and blueberries, but raspberries definitely have my heart at the current moment. 

I've been enjoying my parfaits topped with raspberries

But I have also been enjoying picking raspberries, as well! Yesterday, my Mom and I went to our friends' house and picked raspberries! It was so much fun! 

We picked a ton of raspberries! 

Don't be surprised if I turn into a raspberry, OK? ;)


Hands down, avocados are one of my favourite foods. I don't think I could live without it. I remember the days that I did live with out avocados… such sad, sad days. Never again. 

Last night I made this dressing and it was the best dressing I have ever had in my life. It's creamy, it's tangy, it's heavenly

Like I said, a lot of marvelous in my life! :)

What's marvelous in your life today? 

What made your weekend marvelous? 

What is your favourite salad dressing? 

Love love love,


P.s. if you did something that you want to give yourself a high five for please send me your submission to adashofmeg@gmail.com for this weeks' HFF post :)


{ 59 comments… read them below or add one }

Heather @ For the Love of Kale July 30, 2012 at 8:38 AM

Okay, so true story: I literally LEAPT for joy when you added me on Instagram. I was like, “Meeeeeeeg!” Haha! YOU. ARE. MARVELOUS. The end. :-)


Meg July 31, 2012 at 8:00 AM

HAHA! “Meeeeeeeg!”

I love it ;)


katalysthealth July 30, 2012 at 9:13 AM

Jozi is too precious!! Im glad you got to spend some time with her :)
And avocados AND raspberries?! Thats my kind of weekend!


Alex @ therunwithin July 30, 2012 at 9:51 AM

I love starting my mondays off with this. It really gets me going. I have loved blogging so much these past few weeks for the same reason, the amazing posts and communities including yours. Dude, I want some rasberries, those look so juicy. The dinner as well is spot on, love me some shrimp.


betterwithsprinklesblog July 30, 2012 at 9:55 AM

Today is marvellous because: my first guest post ever is up! (http://amazingasset.com/2012/07/30/guest-post-sams-story/) I’m so freakin’ giddy about it, it’s actually ridiculous.

This weekend was marvellous because I didn’t actually do too much. The rest of my summer is going to be pretty busy and I’m moving/back in school in September, so it was nice to have a really chill weekend. I played around in the kitchen a lot, which always makes for a fun weekend if you ask me :-)


Meg July 31, 2012 at 8:03 AM

Congrats on your first guest post sweetheart! I AM SO proud of you! I remember how excited I was <3 xoxo!!!!!!!!!!


twosaucysisters July 30, 2012 at 10:15 AM

What is marvelous in our lives? The Olympics! We can’r get enough of them! We just LOVE cheering our Canadian athletes on :)
Also, that dressing looks delicious- we’ll have to try it!!


Yellow Haired Girl July 30, 2012 at 10:19 AM

Today is marvelous because I have a TON to do and it will make the day flyyyyyy by! Enjoy your day love :)


julie July 30, 2012 at 10:47 AM

oh! i can’t WAIT to make that dressing! thanks girl! xo


Meg July 31, 2012 at 8:03 AM

Julie, you are going to LOVE this ;)


Meghan Rene July 30, 2012 at 10:48 AM

Aw – the doggie pictures really put a smile on my face :)


Meg July 31, 2012 at 8:04 AM

Yay <3

Love you, Meghan


sugaraddictanonymous July 30, 2012 at 11:02 AM

Mmmmm! Those raspberries look fabulous! You also look very comfortable with a dog in your arms. I think you need a fluffy friend soon. You can come doggy sit for my Penny anytime! (PS. I am starting a Marvelous Me page today–thanks for the inspiration!)


Meg July 31, 2012 at 8:05 AM

Awwww I love this comment, Cat!!!! <3 I would totally come watch Penny for you! I want my own little puppy so badly! I even have a list of names going and guess what!?!? Penny is on that list! HA! So weird!

Anyways, congrats on starting a Marvelous Me page – you are no idea how happy this makes me!!!!!!


Danielle (@CleanFoodCreativeFitness) July 30, 2012 at 11:08 AM

Happy Marvelous Monday!!! Thank you for including Jozi again because I think I am obsessed too! I so badly would like a puppy too! She is just the cutest! I have a blackberry too and I am dying for my upgrade to come so I can switch to the Iphone! I am super jealous of everyone with instagram! Can’t wait!


Meg July 31, 2012 at 8:06 AM

You better let me know when you get your hands on an iPhone missy ;)


chimes July 30, 2012 at 11:34 AM

Um yes. An iPhone would make any Monday marvelous!


Miranda @ Miranda's Munchies July 30, 2012 at 11:40 AM

First of all, i love your pretty purple iphone case! purple is my fav color, so of course I’m in love <3. Second, I love picking raspberries! I actually like picking them more than I like eating them! I'm not sure why, but I find it so satisfying!!! I'm glad you're having a nice summer sweetie!!


Meg July 31, 2012 at 8:06 AM

Purple is my favourite colour too, love :D !!


Brittany @ Little b's healthy habits July 30, 2012 at 12:36 PM

I made a dressing with avocado last week and it was so good! Definitely can’t live without them either :)


Meg July 31, 2012 at 8:20 AM

Give this one a try, babe! You will LOVE :)


Candice July 30, 2012 at 1:19 PM

I made the switch from Blackberry ti iPhone as well and it was the best decision I have ever made. Instagram is awesome. Have you tried out Phonto, Labelbox, Pic Stitch, and Aviary yet? Just some more awesome photo apps, especially for bloggers :)


Meg July 31, 2012 at 8:21 AM

WOW! No! I am such a newbie! I barely have any apps! I need to check these out! Thanks Candice ;) That’s so sweet of you <3


Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin July 30, 2012 at 1:41 PM

Mmm I’m loving raspberries lately too! I’m so glad my sister works at the farm where I worked last summer so that she can bring home fresh raspberries almost every day. :D

Also that dressing looks amaaazing! Totally pinning that recipe!


sloanepitman July 30, 2012 at 2:25 PM

I am SO pumped that you’re on instagram!! its addicting though..beware! I’m obsessed with raspberries too lately–twins! Love you marvelous girl!


Meg July 31, 2012 at 8:22 AM



jessielovestorun July 30, 2012 at 3:17 PM

Today is Marvelous because the grocery store here is finallyyyyy carrying an American brand of Yogurt. While it may not be Chobani, I’ll have to make do with Activia. I have the same color case for my phone & absolutely love it!!


Meg July 31, 2012 at 8:22 AM

Purple is the best :D


Kelly @ No Sugar Sweet Life July 30, 2012 at 4:02 PM

Wow – that’s a lot of raspberries!! What are you going to make with them? Or will you just eat them plain? Your salad looks scrumptious! I love shrimp on salads. :)


Meg July 31, 2012 at 8:23 AM

I have a lot of ideas for these raspberries ;) I never really eat them plain?? :p haha


Bee Goes Bananas July 30, 2012 at 4:19 PM

I had a marvelous weekend camping with friends! It was super fun and it was nice to finally relax a little bit. I’m in need of a new phone soon and I’m looking at the latest iPhone. I have a Samsung Galaxy S right now that I’m in love with, but I feel like I might be needing a change.


Meg July 31, 2012 at 8:23 AM

this is just the iPhone 4, not the 4S and I love it :)


powerhousechels July 30, 2012 at 4:27 PM

Sooooooo excited you’re on the instagram train! Seriously addicting! I just added you!


Meg July 31, 2012 at 8:24 AM

I followed you last night ;) YAY


Liz @ Southern Charm July 30, 2012 at 5:33 PM

LOVE your iphone case!! It reminded me I need to get a new one now that football season is about to start ;)

And avocados … oh yes … I’m loving those too!! YUM!


Heather @ Kiss My Broccoli July 30, 2012 at 5:40 PM

Girl I love you so much! So glad you joined the dark side…er, I mean Instagram! Be warned, it’s incredibly addictive!

I’m so jealous of your raspberry picking trip! I went strawberry picking for the first time at the beginning of the summer and it was so much fun!

That salad looks INSANE! Love love love shrimp…and avocado…and asparagus! Yeah, I kinda wanna put my face in it! ;)

My marvelousness today was having the energy to workout after getting off the night shift this morning…so now I have time to read blogs all afternoon! #winning And also, I just finished Laura’s tiramisu parfait and…omg, smack yo mama! I think I just died and went to Heaven! I saw in the comment section of her blog that you tried it too so I know you know what I mean! Yummmmmmm!

Weekend marvelousness: scoring some good foodie finds at Tuesday Morning (it’s kinda like a TJ Maxx only you REALLY have to search for good deals since a lot of stuff is discounted but still overpriced IMO) and getting in the kitchen to play! I’ll be posting my granola bar recipe later! Yay!

Favorite dressing: I love thinning out hummus and stirring some nooch in! Soooo good!


Meg July 31, 2012 at 8:27 AM

I read that you worked out after your shift, babe! SO impressive!!!!!!

And isn’t Laura amazing? Love ALL her recipes. Everything is incredible!

Mmmmm, Heather! I love using hummus as a dressing! Have you thinned it out with acv or red wine vin before? I love that


whatwouldjessicaeat July 30, 2012 at 6:37 PM

Oh my goodness, I want that doggie! What kind is it?!


Meg July 31, 2012 at 8:46 AM

Jozi is a Coton de Tulear :)


Katie Gagliano (@HealthyDiva31) July 30, 2012 at 6:38 PM

I want to put my face in that big bowl of raspberries!!!!

I love you and so glad you love MIMM and have been joining in every week! Marvelous you are inside and out!

I am SO happy you got an iphone and are on instagram! When I saw your friend request on there I was so excited!

Happy Monday love!


Meg July 31, 2012 at 8:47 AM

Awwww that makes me so happy to know how excited you were :D


Sarah @ Feeeding the Brain and Body July 30, 2012 at 7:11 PM

That’s awesome you got an iphone, enjoy! I still have a blackberry haha, thankfully I haven’t had to deal with any 8 hour long freezing! It sounds like it would be super fun to go raspberry picking with your mom, what great bonding time (with a great edible outcome too) :)


Brittany @ Delights and Delectables July 30, 2012 at 7:31 PM

You joined instagram?!?! What’s your name?? We must be friends! Those raspberries look awesome! I just LOVE picking berries. I just ate the last of our raspberries we picked.
My weekend was marvelous b/c I got to get away with my hubby!!
Fav dressing: balsamic vinegar and olive oil!! or a strawberry vinaigrette for a fruit salad!


Meg July 31, 2012 at 8:28 AM

adashofmeg is my name ;) I have no idea you had it too, love!? Follow me and I’ll follow back ;)


Presley July 30, 2012 at 8:04 PM

About to find you on Instagram!!


Meg July 31, 2012 at 8:29 AM

I am following you!!!!!!


sprint2thetable July 30, 2012 at 8:18 PM

What’s making my day is reading this and linking back to the brownie parfait post I missed in all my travels this weekend. I cannot WAIT to make it! In fact, it might be my dessert tonight. You are so creative. Love you!!!


Meg July 31, 2012 at 8:29 AM

Did you make it, did you make it!?!?!?! :D

I love you sista ;)


sprint2thetable July 31, 2012 at 8:33 AM

Nooooo… I need more yogurt! It’s on my spreadsheet to make though. I. Can’t. Wait.


Michelle July 30, 2012 at 9:25 PM

Meg! I have missed you! I am finally back home and all DONE with school so hopefully life settles down a little and I can read my favorite blogs again :-) Three things:

1. You need to get a puppy :-)
2. I will follow you on instagram ASAP!!
3. I heart you!


Meg July 31, 2012 at 8:30 AM

SIS! I have missed you SO much! It was like a piece of me was missing!!!!!!!!! <3

I am following you on instagram now ;) love you sis


Emily July 30, 2012 at 9:59 PM

Sooo many exciting things in this post! I don’t even know where to begin…
First of all, I was ridiculously excited when you added me on instagram the other day! Yay for joining the iPhone world! Trading in my Blackberry for an iPhone a few months ago was one of the best decisions I ever made. I’ll never go back!
I know I keep saying it, but that puppy is beyond adorable. And you know I feel your pain when it comes to wanting a dog, babe! It’s horrible. But, when the time is right, we’ll get them! <3
Oh, and I envy you and your raspberries! I've been eating so much fruit lately, especially berries and stone fruits. They're amazing right now!
Happy Monday, pretty lady!


Meg July 31, 2012 at 8:31 AM

I will NEVER go back to a Blackberry either, love! Instagram is too much fun hehe ;)

Love you like a sister <3


Lisa July 31, 2012 at 12:20 AM

I was pretty darn excited when I saw you got on instagram. Weooo.
And yep, avocados are the best right now!


Sara @ Nourish and Flourish July 31, 2012 at 2:04 AM

Oh sis, raspberries are my very favorite fruit! It warms my heart that you’re loving them so much right now! My grandma and grandpa used to have a huge raspberry bush in their yard, so whenever we’d go stay with them during the summer, I’d spend HOURS picking raspberries (and staining my face and clothes, of course!). I don’t think I’ll ever love a fruit more than I do raspberries because they’re tied to so many happy memories. As you already know, I love tossing them into salads, making crisps/crumbles etc., and my latest obsession–dressing! Sis, I know you’d LOVE that dressing! Let me know if you try it!

And speaking of dressing, the avocado yumminess looks amazing! I’m definitely going to give this one a try. Thanks for linking us! And super duper yay that you’re now on Instagram! I love love love seeing action shots of my sister’s day!

Love you!! Less than 20 days!! <3


Meg July 31, 2012 at 8:35 AM

HAHA! I know isn’t it awesome that we get to see more of each other now because of Instagram!?!? It makes me so happy to see my sis through pictures <3

Do you have FaceTime? Maybe we can do that, love? Or g chat? I know that email I sent you was so long, so I understand if you don’t want to reply BAHAHAHAHA!

Please try the recipe. You know what I was thinking the entire time??? “SARA WILL LOVE THIS”

Oh sis, I don’t know why, but I am so not a raspberry dressing person :’( I hope that didn’t break your heart :( But you know what recipe of yours I am trying?? The paleo pancakes ;) <3 I know how much you love them :)


jessielovestorun July 31, 2012 at 8:42 AM

So I totally jinxed myself. After I wrote you last night, the hubs accidently dropped my phone. The case still stays on, but falls off pretty easily too :(


abznoats July 31, 2012 at 10:19 PM

I can’t wait for an iPhone to grace its presence in my life! Wooo October is almost here. lol. You can have any raspberries in the world that I would buy. I am not a fan! I just hate the seeds! :P


Linz August 1, 2012 at 12:05 AM

YAY for an iPhone!! I loooooooooove mine and I am so not a technology person usually!!!


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