Mr. Stripey!!!

by DanicasDaily on August 5, 2010

Have you ever just had a day where everything just seems to line up just right and make it into one FANTASTIC day?!


~ spending 30 minutes on the treadmill to start your day off right & get it over with 😀

~ wearing a new shirt that you got for $9 at Old Navy that makes you feel good!

~ Lunch with friends that is basically FREE 😀

~ Getting flowers when you walk in the door complete with their “homemade” vase

~ Walking to the Farmer’s Market with The Husband and his mom ~ carrying back all the loot including a 22 lb watermelon 😀

~ Fun shopping with The Husband who embraces my LOVE for rainbows 😉

~ waking up, watering the garden and realizing that ~ MR. STRIPEY finally has a couple of tomatoes?!

Mr. Stripey!

I can’t wait to see how HUGE these 18 oz STRIPED tomatoes get!

Mr. Stripey Tomatoes Stage 1

Our peppers are multiplying & getting HUGE too!

Bell Peppers

But, really, it was seeing my “baby” jalapeno that brought tears to my eyes LOL….it’s the little green thing in the middle.

Jalapeno Pepper

We officially have 4 big cucumbers like this on our plant!  I think I want to “try” to make pickles with them.

Japanese Cucumber

I LOVE having a mini farmer’s market in our back yard!

I left for work feeling SO PROUD…like maybe we can actually call ourselves GARDENER’s now :)

It really makes me want to bust out my latest cookbook I got at an Antique Store for only $12 ! Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone!  I LOVE that Deborah Madison gives you a ton of tips on how to actually cook, but, that she has cooked/eats the recipes in her book!

Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone

Breakfast was an “egg mcmuffin” with just egg on an Oro Wheat Double Fiber English Muffin (4 pts).

Egg McMuffin

The sweetest watermelon & pineapple of the season from the farmer’s market! (1 pt)

Watermelon & Pineapple

PUMPKIN BOLANI BREAD from the Farmer’s Market!  You get 1/4 of a package for only 1 point.  I added a TJ’s Lite String Cheese for a little protein (1 pt)

Pumpkin Bolani Bread

Lunchtime with friends at Mammarella’s!


The BEST tomato basil soup with crushed red pepper flakes & parmesan – not cream based – LOVE that! (1 pt)

Tomato Basil Soup

I can be bribed to go here anytime for a FREE CITRUS BEET SALAD!  I actually LOVE this salad so much, I tried to recreate it in this post :)

Citrus Beet Salad

Everything in this dish just works – the salty, nutty pistachios, the ensalada ricotta, sweet beets, cool citrus, grilled chicken….(6 pts)

Grilled Chicken Beet Citrus Salad

I have been flavoring my water lately with Crystal Light Pure Fitness ~ it is sweetened naturally and it’s delicious when you want something other than water.

Crystal Light Pure Fitness

The hand picked flowers I came home to in The Husband’s homemade vase ~ LOVE 😀


Dinner was super fast and simple ~ TWO things that I require in My Taco Salads ~ GUACAMOLE & CRUNCHY CHIPS!

Trader Joe's Guacamole

10 points of taco salad deliciousness!

Simple Taco Salad

I really tried to convince him he “needed” to have these shorts for our trip…..

Rainbow shorts

I even offered to buy the matching shirt, but, he just wasn’t having it 😉 LOL

Rainbow Polo

And the BEST part about today ~ tomorrow is FRIDAY!!!!

Night all!

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

Lauren August 6, 2010 at 3:47 am

Love days like this! Yours sounds perfect! 😉 Hope today is just as wonderful.


Sami August 6, 2010 at 8:20 am

pumkpin bolani=win!
homegrown tomatoes=win!

looks like it’s been a good day! :)


carol August 6, 2010 at 9:59 am

Your garden looks amazing! The heat and the lack of rain has really taken a toll on mine.


Melissa @ TryingToHeal August 6, 2010 at 2:18 pm

The garden looks amazing!!! especially those tomatoes! tasty!


marie August 6, 2010 at 8:31 pm

OMG!!! MR.STRIPEY IS PRODUCING!!! YAY!!!! Congrats on your gardening success, Farmer Danica!! It’s all the more impressive in light of Farmer DH’s day job–I’m sure the ‘wrassling’ gig takes up a lot of his time! ;-D

Seriously, can you tell that I love your gardening updates AND that costume?? And yeah, that performance makes him, hands down, the Coolest Uncle Ever!

I can’t wait to see how big the ‘maters get, and I hope y’all are having a great weekend!


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