Monthly Archives: March 2017

Foodie Friday

Hope everyone had a good week and got to enjoy some sunshine!

Monday Chad had off with the girls (jealous!), I visited them at lunch and came home a little early so we went for a walk to the park:

Tuesday I had to work a little late and by the time I got home, we ate, got the girls to bed and cleaned up/packed lunches it was 9pm – boo. Wednesday and yesterday was spent doing party prep for Chloe’s party on Saturday.

I got Chloe’s gift in the mail, which I gave her early:

Two outfit photos from the week, I need to get better at taking these in better light and outside maybe?

Saturday – C’s party so we’ll probably go out after

Sunday – Rainbow Buddah Bowl – Super Healthy Kids

Monday – Asian BBQ Salmon (Carl’s Bad Cravings), rice & roasted cauliflower

Tuesday – Thai Chicken Tacos – Cooking Classy

Wednesday – Sweetpeas and Saffron– Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Chickpea Chili –

Thursday – Tuna Macaraoni Casserole

Friday – Out – Chad and I have an event 🙂

Our big plans this weekend are Chloe’s PARTY! I am so excited for it. Besides that we will get Avery to go and the normal weekend chores 🙂


Currently – Workouts

It has been over a month so I ran my last half marathon, and while I came off of it on a running high I knew it was best to scale back for a bit before I am back into half training for my August race. Just a quick update on where I am today with my workouts.

I have been running once a week – the least I have ran in 9 months, I usually do a 5 mile run on Sundays and that is it, but I am starting to want to run more so am going to add another run in soon. For other cardio I am going to spin once a week and so in love with it! It is so motivating and gets my heart pumping! Locals, make sure to check out My Revolution!

Yoga is still going strong with my weekly lunch class that I also love, core connect at The Breathing Room. Maybe this class will get me that six pack 😉 HA

I did a round of 21 Day Fix Extreme after the race, and was so sore my first week back at it. I love Beachbody videos and they keep my motivated so I am going to repeat Hard Corps again before my next half training starts.

I am a huge believe that being a strong runner is much more than the kilometers ran, and my last race was proof. Which is why I am focusing on other cardio and strength, And well, beach season is coming up and I can use some toning up.


What are your current workouts?

Weekend Recap

Finally a spring weekend! I am so happy to see the snow melt and the sun out much more 🙂


While I was making supper Chloe removed almost everything from a cabinet and then went into it.

I only had one lock from when Avery was younger since she really never tried to get into anything. But we have our hands full with keeping Chloe out of trouble these days.

We spent the evening watching some shows and I crafted for the upcoming birthday party.


More crafting in the morning, my Mom came over and hung out with the girls and we went grocery shopping. After we headed to a birthday party at a trampoline park. I had heard it can get very busy but it was not at all, Avery took 15-20 minutes or so to warm up to the trampolines and then loved it.

Chloe had a long afternoon nap then we set up and took her one year photos. I am pretty happy with the results despite some of my favs being blurry. We did a donut smash:

You guys will have to wait for the rest of the photos 😉

We hosted a games night with my brothers and their girlfriends and stayed up way past out bedtime (1am):


Thankfully the girls slept in until 7:15 and 7:45am so we got the extra rest! I wanted to do a long run but the family was not feeling it so I did 5 miles on the treadmill and called it done. Soon I will be back in half marathon training and long runs will be back )

We spent the rest of the day crafting, doing chores and going for a walk to the park.

My little puppy dog 😉

Hope everyone enjoyed their weekends!


Foodie Friday

Weeks are flying by! Backing up to our week…

Monday we had some time outside after work:

We got these shirts from Little & Lively in the mail, Avery’s current obsession is mermaids so I had to get it for her – of course.

Tuesday I had to be at work at 7am (yawn) so I got off early to get the girls. Initially we planned to go to the park but it was cold and windy so instead we made donuts, which was a flop and only a few turned out. Turns out kids eat their suppers good (and fast) when donuts are waiting to be ate!

Chad and I had a lunch date Tuesday too, then went and bought a new computer. I opted for a desktop after 8 years of laptops. SO now we are transferring all our old desktop and laptop stuff over.

Me and my workout buddy Tuesday night:

Wednesday I hit up a spin class once after supper and last night I had book club – I had not been in awhile!

A couple outfit photos from the week:

Saturday – Sweet Potato, Shrimp & Kale Skillet with Rice – Primavera Kitchen

Sunday – Greek Crock Pot Sloppy Joes – Well Plated by Erin 

Monday – 30 Minute Sesame Chicken Noodle Stir-fry – Budget Bytes

Tuesday – Greek Chicken wraps & sweet potato fries

Wednesday – Budget BytesHoisin Stir-fry Bowls with Peanut Sauce –

Thursday – Cheesy Sun-Dried Tomato Pasta with Sausage and Spinach – Well Plated by Erin

Friday – Black Bean burgers (Costco) & salad

Avery has a birthday party this weekend, I have to do some one year photos for Chloe and we have a games night with my brothers and their girlfriends.

Enjoy your weekends!


Currently Loving

It has been awhile since I have shared some fun things I am loving and using these days!

I found these Clif bars in Phoenix and loved them but had no hope we would have them here but I was wrong and we do now!

So I am working hard on some makeup skills, okay not really but I am trying… mainly when it comes to my eyebrows and eye makeup. I finally bought eyebrow gel (key!) and replaced my really old eyeshadow palette with this new one.

In Phoenix Chad’s Step-Mom had these Re-Play plates for the girls and we loved them so I got some for our girls for their Easter baskets.

Funny story, I was taking photos for this post and had the plates out. Avery was upstairs (or so I thought), and I was putting away the plates when she came down the stairs… “Mom, I saw something pink and purple on grey table, what was it?” “Nothing” I replied. “I know you are hiding something, you can tell me you know”. haha. I then changed the subject but now I am sure she will realize it at Easter so might need to say they are from me versus the Easter bunny.

I have become jar obsessed in my pantry and now have a whole shelf of jars – after all they just look prettier and more organized. These ultraviolet glass jars by Infinity Jars are perfect for storing dry foods, they are airtight, lightproof, leak proof and smell proof!

I have two sizes, the 150mL and 500mL – both are screw top making them the perfect choice for storing spices and other bulk foods. I love that they also preserve the freshness of the foods as well. I think these would be great for storing herbs and coffee for this reason!

Spring! Spring arrived Monday and well I am a tad happy 😉 I am ready to spend more time outside without a million layers on.

I have been drinking more tea lately, and this one is my current obsession. No idea what I will do once it is gone, Trader Joes come north!!