Mint Chocolate Brownies
Makes 24 brownies
Not the prettiest things on the block, but they were pretty darn tasty! You could probably make them cuter but cutting them smaller, sticking flags in them, etc. - but for a beer fest this was good enough for me! LOL Here is the recipe on Healthified Kitchen.
So yesterday was fairly uneventful. Just work, 3.5 mile walk during lunch, more work, then a 1/2-mile walk + 1-hour spin class after work. I didn't wear HRM during lunch, but after work the half mile + class, HRM said: 453 calories in 62 minutes; 49 fitness minutes and 13 fat-burning minutes; average HR of 144 and maximum HR of 176. Then it was home to my puppers - Austin had a work thing. I just cooked up a few meals and had a chill night watching crap TV and reading Losing You. I also perused home sites - SO in the spring cleaning/redecorating mode! Here are a few cute, simple tips I found on Real Simple that I love.
Use empty glass vases filled with filler as book ends. You could do sand + candle, little wicker balls, river rocks, fake fruit - anything!
And while the picture below is not my style - I like the idea of what Real Simple calls "color without commitment." Don't like painting? Like neutral walls? Want to keep the house neutral for resale? Whatever the reason - it's no reason to not have color - just it in window treatments, wall art, pillows, knick knacks, etc. (P.S. I do this simply because it's easy to change out a room with all of the furniture/walls are neutral - just pick up the "little stuff" and move it around the house or replace it!)
Q: Any spring cleaning or home decor tips you want to share as we enter the season?!
Q: Is your casa all one color or multiple colors? Ours is two shades of brown - one light, one darker, and then white trim!