Labor Day Happenings + New Site

Happy Tuesday, everyone!

I hope your Labor Day was full of good fun, good food, and also relaxation!

As you can see, this is a new site for blog posts. Before I get into my Labor Day happenings, I wanted to explain this real quick.

Since I am going through a Health Coaching Certification, I thought about having a separate blog site from my health coaching site. I love blogging too much, and have really been wanting to focus more on it, that I didn’t want to have to keep up with 2 websites. So, I decided to go with a name that will not only go with my health coaching, but a name that would fit my healthy living blog. 🙂

If you are ever interested in health coaching by yours truly, you can contact me by way of email, Facebook, and/or by clicking on the “Health Coach Services” tab at the top of the website.

Now, on to Labor Day recap!

Monday morning started off with a wake up of around 6am. I have had a hard time getting good, restful sleep since moving into the new apartment, so I told myself Sunday I would take one of Matt’s melatonin, set no alarm, and sleep until I got up naturally….which was 6am. But hey, it was still between 8 and 9 hours of good quality sleep, so I’m not complaining!

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I decided to have my coffee and do my morning devotion out on the balcony. We’ve been having nice, cooler mornings lately, and with the view I have (mostly trees, but I like it!) I couldn’t give it up.


For breakfast, I had a Blueberry Quest bar and an unpictured banana.

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I knew I had good food coming for lunch time!

In between, I just did some picking up and started putting up fall decorations, because it is now September and that is close enough for me to start decorating! I’ll share my decor soon! 🙂

Matt drove us over to my Granny’s for lunch, and we took the doors off since it was such a nice day.

(These pics sum us up pretty well!)

Lunch was delicious ribs, green beans from the garden, and sweet potatoes (for me)!


Granny made potato salad, but she also had sweet potatoes, so I went with those.

After some down time (aka Matt napping), we headed to the super nice fitness center at the new apartment!


Matt laid out by the pool to get some sun while I did a 5k run on the treadmills.

After my run my eating was very random. I ended up snacking on some rice cakes and hummus (which I didn’t get a picture of) while watching more of the US Open, and then I got in a baking mood!


I was in the mood for baking with apples, and I had about 4-5 that I wanted to use for something. I decided on this healthier version of an apple crisp!


This actually turned out really good! I will be posting the recipe for this on Thursday!


Basically, the other part of my dinner, besides nibbling on apples and almonds while baking this recipe, was a bowl of the apple crisp. I am so happy how it turned out, and in the process it made the apartment smell SO good!

I hit the hay shortly after 9.

Questions for you:

What fall inspired recipes are you wanting to try this year?

Do you have a favorite fall dish you make every year?

Do you prefer baking with apples, pumpkin, squash, etc.?


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