Author Archives: Lindsey Knudson

Weekend Snapshots

A day late! We got home later than expected Sunday evening & rathering than rushing around to get this post done I decided to put if off until today 🙂

The smokey skies continued Saturday so we stayed indoors except for a visit to a local nursery to see a small petting zoo.

One of the employees got the girls to pose for a photo:

Sunday morning we woke up to almost blue skies and a decent air quality which meant my long run was a go! After running Friday evening I got a bad headache so was not sure if I would run if the smoke stayed around.

I did 9km solo then had the gang join me for another 10km 🙂

We spent the rest of the day at Chad’s family’s property celebrating his Grandma’s 90th birthday! The girls love it there, between the other kids, playhouse, golf carts and the below wagon they run in circles!

Family handprints on the playhouse:

I am hoping we can soak up some sunshine this week before we officially enter the last week of summer – how is this possible?!


Foodie Friday

So this week was smokey… we saw blue skies Monday and then they were gone! It has put me in a deary mood and hoping we see those blue skies soon before summer is over.

Monday night playground fun:

The girls wanted to pose with their apple juice after work one day – kids are weird 😉

Onto meal plans for the next week:

Saturday – Damn Delicious Grilled chicken & Whole Food’s California Quinoa Salad –

Sunday – Family supper

Monday – The Best Turkey Burgers (Live Fit Girls) & Best Kale Summer Salad – The Balanced Berry

Tuesday – Ginger Chicken Stir-fry

Wednesday – Salmon Tacos with Cilantro Lime Slaw – Willowbird Baking

Thursday – OUT – Drive-In Movie night!

Friday – BBQ Tofu Sliders – Budget Bytes

Weekend plans depending a lot on this smoke! I would like to be outside in the sun but not so much with smoke, we have Chad’s Grandma’s 90th birthday celebration as well 🙂

Enjoy your weekends!


A Day in the Life

It has been far too long since I gave you all a peek into my every day life – which is always fun to do! Here we go – but don’t expect fancy photos!

5:15am – Alarm goes off! Truth – I never hit snooze (mainly for fear I would not get up again!). I shower, blowdry my hair and then get ready:

My Beautycounter makeup essentials for every day!

Which is basically the Flawless in Five set! I swap between the lip gloss in bare shimmer and lip sheer in rose. As well I have recently added the new luminous powder highlighter in halo – which I LOVE and it doubles as my eyeshadow!

6:00am – On “lucky” days I can get ready before Chloe is up and even start breakfast. The calm before the storm:

6:30am – Breakfast (and coffee!) is ready:

I swap between smoothies, oatmeal and yogurt bowls for breakfast.

7:00am – Get the girls ready, wrestle Chloe down to attempt to do her hair. I am slowly learning how to do hair, even when it is while wrestling 😉

7:40am – Off to work, with my essential bags – purse, workout gear and lunch:

8:00am – First one at work means coffee duty – the most important task!

8-11:30am – WORK! Nothing exciting to share here. Most days my work involves working with our agency, social media posts and replies, website updates and other random projects.

Noon – Spin class! I try and use 2-3 lunch hours a week to workout which I love. It frees up my evenings and gives me a mid-day boost.

1:00pm – Back to work. I eat lunch at my desk while catching up on emails.

2:00pm – Mid-day break for Miracle Treat Day at DQ:

2-4:30pm – More work – again, too boring to share 😉

4:30pm – Head to pick up the girls, it was a hot one!

5:00pm – The only way I cook supper in peace and under an hour – TV:

6:00pm – Burrito Bowls for the win! Usually my goal is to have supper on the table by 6pm.

6:30pm – We head for a walk to enjoy the sunshine and heat:

7:15pm – Bath time:

7:30-8:00pm – Brush teeth, PJs, and read books before bed. A later bedtime than usual – but hey, it is summer!

8:00pm – Meal planning for Foodie Friday (post):

8:30-10pm – Watch TV with Chad before I hit the hay!

And that is a typical day for us!


Weekend Snapshots

The cooler weather this weekend was welcomed after temperatures last week that have never been seen before in our city!

Friday evening ew spent at my co-worker’s house at the lake, the kid’s had a ton of fun together. Both girls loved paddleboarding as well – and shocking to us they both wore life jackets!

It was a great way to enjoy the 36 degree heat -despite the smoke!

Saturday went photo-less except for one taken at Costco:

We spent the afternoon celebrating our friend’s little girl’s birthdays then had a family movie night.

Sunday was a gloomy day but we got out for a rain – and stayed dry! 16.5km which felt long for us both with the stroller.

We caught up on chores, baked, and went to Starbucks for a house break:

I usually am not a fan of gloomy summer days but it was much needed and it felt good to catch up on house work.


Foodie Friday

Between a short week and me doing “a day in the life’ post I will share next week I have no photos to share today! But I do have a meal plan!

I am also trying to figure out how I can start adding these into my Instagram Stories – if anyone has any ideas please share!

Saturday – Homemade chicken fingers, roasted broccoli & mixed greens

Sunday – Turkey Burrito Bowls

Monday – One Pan Salmon & Asparagus, mixed green & garlic toast

Tuesday – Banh Mi Rice Bowls – Skinny Taste

Wednesday – Easy Vegetarian Spaghetti – Family Food on the Table

Thursday – Grilled sausage & veggies

Friday – Greek Chicken Wraps & sweet potato Fries – Budget Bytes

We don’t have big plans for the weekend, a birthday party and that is about it so far! But can summer slow down?!