Monthly Archives: October 2018

Weekend Snapshots

Is it really mid-October?! I hope winter goes this fast so we are back to summer in no time 😉

Friday I took it easy – I had a migraine the day before and was not feeling my best still. So more Suits was in order 🙂

Saturday was the BIG day – attempt #2 to finish the ear piercing and while it was not an easy go, look who has ear #2 pierced!

The girls were in total goof mode that afternoon:

How Chloe plays with Avery’s toys…tackles her, sits on her and PLAY!

After a hard afternoon for Avery we decided to go to DQ after supper for Blizzards – both girls were in heaven! And yes, if I have not mentioned it yet Miss. Chloe out grew her dairy allergy!

Sunday morning we made salt dough & ornaments and cleaned before I went for a run. I am forcing myself outside for every run I can before winter settles in!

Speaking of running – I think I convinced myself to run at least one full next year…maybe two… so I better keep on running this winter!

I did my weekly baking for lunches then we headed to the park to enjoy the sun!

Hope everyone had great weekends!


Foodie Friday

Short weeks are my fave 🙂 You blink and it is the weekend again!

Our week highlights:

Avery got her ear pierced. YES EAR. Not EARS. Long story short we will be going back tomorrow for ear #2. Sigh. However, she is now quite excited about finally having an earning 😉

Better photo coming when we have two earrings in 🙂

My Mom and I went to a terrarium workshop for my birthday present from her – we loved how ours turned out! Now to keep mine alive…

And Chloe sporting a new hat from a company I work with:

Oh AND Beautycounter launched their much-anticipated holiday line! It is only available to Band of Beauty Members right now – but public on the 15th – more coming soon but for now you can check it out HERE!

Onto meal planning!

Saturday – Black bean burgers & salad –> if you have yet to try Costco’s black bean burgers you have to add these to your next Costco trip!

Sunday – Souptacular  & biscuits

Monday – Chicken Burrito Bowls

Tuesday – Veggie and Hummus sandwiches & sweet potato fries

Wednesday – Work Event

Thursday – One Pot Vegetarian Spaghetti – Family Food on the Table

Friday – Shrimp Fried Rice – Averie Cooks 

Weekend plans include piercing ear #2, hopefully some outside time and lots of R&R before I head into a few crazy weeks of work!


Thanksgiving Weekend Snapshots

Hope everyone had a wonderful long weekend! We had a couple family get togethers and a lot of good food!

Both the girls are really into colouring these days so mornings are spent colouring:

We had a beautiful day Saturday so before turkey we cleaned up the yard a bit:

We played games before the company arrived:

Avery’s drawings are blowing us away these days!

We had 13 people total – so not a huge number, and when everyone brings a dish it makes the hosting part much easier!

Sunday morning we did a family run. I have no idea how far since these days I am running Garmin free!

Followed by the park – when Chloe would not nap 😉

Who is this kid – how did she get so darn big?!

Avery and I hit up a rock & gem show and came home with these:

Later we watched a couple Halloween specials before the girls went to bed and we watched more Suits!

Monday went photo-less! We worked out then headed to another Thanksgiving with Chad’s family.


Foodie Friday

Happy Friday everyone! These weeks are flying by, and somehow it is also Thanksgiving – anyone else excited for turkey?

So this week…Chloe had her front tooth fixed – she had some decay that was on the tooth when it came in then chipped it so had to have a filling and did so good! It was easy so she did not needs freezing or anything:

We kicked off Avery’s school read-a-thon this month and have been aiming for 20 minutes a day plus counting working on her sight words as reading too.

Chloe is Frozen OBSESSED. Avery was never that into shows or movies but this girl will watch this movie over and over again.

Being that it is Thanksgiving weekend I am hoping for leftovers since we are hosting that will coast us along for the weekend 😉

Saturday – Thanksgiving Dinner at our house

Sunday – Leftovers

Monday – Sweet Chili Chicken Stir-Fry – Budget Bytes

Tuesday – Pesto Shrimp Pasta – Budget Bytes

Wednesday – Eggroll in a Bowl – Source

Thursday – Slow Cooker Chicken Drumsticks, Greek salad and garlic toast

Friday – Veggie Fajitas

This weekend we are hosting Thanksgiving as well as going to one other = a lot of turkey! I also really need to winterize the backyard and get some baking done. Wishing everyone a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend!


Weekend Snapshots

Since Mother Nature has decided that fall will be cold this year we are rolling with it! We spent time enjoying the fall colours this weekend despite the chilly wind!

We took a mini trip to visit my brother at University, he was there last year as well but we never went to visit – bad sister! He lives super close to campus so he showed us around some of it. All the old building and colours had me in awe!!

The girls were troopers until the very end!

We ordered in sushi at their house before heading home (he lives with this girlfriend as well).

That night called for Suits and a drink 🙂

Sunday I wanted to stay in to run but knew I had to go out, Sundays are really the only outdoor running day I have now – the wind was cold but the blue skies, sun and fall colours made up for that!

I saw some beautiful larch trees on my run and thought maybe it was a good day for a family photo for the Christ cards. HA. I rush home we all get ready, go back to the spot and my camera dies – mom fail!

After Chloe’s nap we try again, it is still cold and Chloe is NOT having any of it. We end up with no good photos. So I am hoping we have a third attempt…

Checking out Avery’s Shopkins – why are kids SO obsessed with these?!

I cannot believe it is October! We have a crazy October and November, so besides that my plan is to have fun and still take care of myself – ie) work out and eat good!