I hope you all enjoyed your extended holiday weekend! As for me, I used my three day weekend to not only deep clean my home, but also to clean and organize all of the reception décor that we used for our wedding. This mainly involved removing candle wax from hurricane vases and candle votives. It was a tedious task, but I’m pretty proud to report that I successfully cleaned each and every piece.
As expected, I turned to Pinterest to research the best possible way to remove the wax. In the past I’ve used boiling water. Although this works, the extremely hot water will cause the candle wax to melt very quickly. In my experience this has caused a huge mess when removing the water from the vase or votive. Not to mention an argument or two with Brett since dumping wax down the drain will likely cause horrible clogs in our pipes.
Since I wanted to avoid clogging our pipes and confrontation from my new husband, I decided to fill the vases and votives with very hot water instead.
I then dumped the water and excess wax into an old pot, which I later dumped into our front ditch.
Over the weekend I also made this Zesty Lime Shrimp and Avocado salad. It was light, easy to put together, but most of all full of flavor.
I also started reading Me Before You by Jojo Moyes.
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I’m already halfway through the book, so as you can tell it’s definitely a fantastic read. If you would like to read along with me, I’m hoping to open up a book discussion through the blog in exactly one month.
And before I close this post I’d like to share this week’s meal and workout plan.
Breakfast – Fried eggs, scrambled eggs or Honey Nut Cheerios with almond milk.
Lunch – Leftovers from dinner or a homemade salad using leftover rotisserie chicken.
Tuesday – Rotisserie Chicken, Smothered Cabbage and cucumber and tomato salad.
Wednesday – Chicken Quesadillas and Guacamole
Thursday – Brett to cook since it’s my BIRTHDAY!
Friday – Stuffed Bell Peppers
Tuesday – Circuit Training
Wednesday – Step Aerobics
Thursday – Circuit Training
Friday – Cycling
Have a fantastic week!