Not every day is exciting or thrilling.  Some days are just get the job done days and all about the mundane, humdrum tasks of life.

Yesterday I filled up my mundane tasks calling card with a couple loads of laundry.  Sheets and towels in addition to the one load per day that I do, regardless.

Stacked washer and dryer

Having a small child also necessitates daily laundry.   Kids get messy, period.

Young girl sitting out couch with pony tail smiling

A few other mundane tasks included:

taking out the trash and recycling cans

getting the mail

scrubbing 4 toilets (we have 4 bathrooms.  Don’t ask me why there are so many bathrooms for a small urban rowhouse.   I wasn’t the builder.)

putting the sheets back on the bed

grocery store run for some produce

organizing my silverware drawer

cleaning my shower

organizing and making Skylar’s books neat and orderly.  All 200 of them that were a big hodgepodge and mess.

I could go on and on but won’t bore you with the humdrum tasks of my life.  You have your own.

I will move on to food.  That’s more exciting.

Raw Vegan Spring Rolls with 2 Minute Peanut Sauce

Raw Vegan Spring Roll stacked in container
Homemade Peanut Sauce in jar
Raw Vegan Spring Roll dipped in peanut sauce

Pair them with Cinnamon Sugar Chickpea “Peanuts”

Close up of Cinnamon Sugar Chickpea "Peanuts" in container
If you don’t have peanut flour you could try coconut flour, almond flour, or skipping flour and make this alternate but similar recipe

A few Cinnamon Sugar Chickpea "Peanuts" in bottom of container

Or Pair With Sesame Ginger Maple Tofu

Sesame Ginger Maple Tofu stacked in container

Dessert/Snack: Microwave Chocolate Peanut Butter and Oat Snack Bars (Vegan, GF, 5 minutes to make)

Three Microwave Chocolate Peanut Butter and Oat Snack Bars on white plate

From my last post on Pretty and Not So Pretty Pictures, I am glad you enjoyed the food styling book review.  If you’re at all interested in food pictures or food styling, I highly recommend it.

Also, I’m glad to know I am not the only one who feels like certain subjects and certain food just do not photograph well.  I liked hearing about your tricky shots, too.

It was also great to read that you have plenty of not so pretty pictures on your blog.  Misery loves company. As I said in the post, we all start somewhere and I am not proud of about 90% of the pictures on my blog but I am trying to do better!  I am glad you liked my photography tipsAgain, I am no expert, clearly!


1. What non-thrilling, lackluster, mundane, humdrum tasks have you accomplished lately?  But doesn’t it feel good to get them done?

I also

went to the bank and cashed a couple checks

filled up my gas tank

researched a couple things online

did tons of dishes.  I was in the kitchen creating a new recipe.  That was the exciting part.  The dishes?  Not so much.

2. Did you get a workout in?

Yes I sure did!

Need any ideas?

Check my Workout Tab

Or my 20 Minute At-Home Workout Moves

3. Bake Sales!

First, Blogging for a Change has items up for bid at Rally For Japan.  100% of the proceeds go to Japan victims.  Go Bid on some of the great items up for grabs.

Secondly, go Bbd on Katie’s Vegan Blog Bake Sale for Japan items.  Dozens of bloggers donated vegan goodies and the bid proceeds go to the people of Japan.

I am donating Raw Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Balls

Close up of two Raw Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Balls
The auction ends at 1p eastern time Thursday so just a few hours lefts!  Hurry!


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