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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!!

Lindsey

Foodie Friday

From our week…

I am pretty sure both my spin teach Wednesday and yoga teacher Thursday tried to break me. Needless to say today was a rest day 😉

Avery and I working out Tuesday night. She asked to stay up a little so I had to workout with me, she lasted 10 minutes and went to bed 😉

I chopped my hair off!

Chad tried to tell me Chloe was dressed like a boy one day so I put her in a purple cardigan:

Like Avery she is always mistaken for a boy, I swear unless they are wearing pink with bows in the hair people think they are boys.

We spent some time outside yesterday after work since it was so nice out, Avery was not sure about puddles at first but then got into it:

Chloe is so crazy before bed, it makes story time interesting these days 😉

Onto meal planning!

Saturday – Chicken Fajitas

Sunday – Chipotle Sweet Potato Turkey Burgers (Well Plated by Erin) & salad

Monday – Thai Peanut Chicken Quinoa Bowls – Iowa Girl Eats (using shrimp instead)

Tuesday – Pineapple Glazed Salmon (Well Plated by Erin), roasted broccoli & rice

Wednesday – Breakfast for supper! Pancakes, turkey bacon & fruit

Thursday – Easy Lo Mein – Damn Delicious 

Friday – Pesto Chicken Pizza

Not too many weekend plans, hopefully some time spent outside in the sun, taking Avery to yoga and the usual weekend chores and errands.

Lindsey

Chloe – 11 Months

I do not know how we got here already, but Chloe is ONE in less than a month!

She officially has passed Avery at this age in growth and with her eating habits we bug Avery she will be bigger than her in no time 😉

Loves:

  • Making a mess
  • Getting into cupboards
  • Music
  • Her walker
  • Cheerios

Dislikes:

  • Getting into her caarseat – once she is in she is okay
  • When you tell her no – she throws her head down and screams at you

Eating:

We are entering a huge transition phase as we have to cut down her bottles (5 a day still) and move her to (lactose free) milk. Hopefully next month I have a good update on this. She loves all food unless she is teething, then she only wants soft foods.

Sleeping:

She naps 2-3 times a day but I am guessing soon she can go with two good naps, morning and afternoon. She goes to bed at 7:30pm and sleeps until 6-6:30am.

Milestones:

  • First trip and time on the airplane! She did pretty good considering this age is the hardest I think to travel with as they do not sit still.
  • Climbing stairs
  • Says “mama” “yeah” , “yumm” and shakes her head for “no”
  • I think she has 6 teeth…

Chloe is so busy, and loves to get into everything. She keeps us all on our toes these days but it is so much fun watching her little personality these days, she can be quite the attention seeker to random strangers and loves all the attention she gets from being a goof.

Lindsey

Weekend Recap

I looked back on photos from a year ago and we were out at the park, no snow in spring coats. HA. This weekend was so cold and we got so much snow you’d think it was January!

Friday

Family movie night since Sing was finally available to watch!

Saturday

I had no desire to go anywhere fast so we had a quiet morning then headed out for groceries and errands.

Our afternoon was filled with many activities lasting a few minutes each 😉

We had a quiet evening of doing the most exciting thing ever…taxes!

Sunday

We planned to take Avery to yoga but she has a cough so we told her next weekend instead.

I got in a 7km run while watching This Is Us. I have barely ran the last two weeks and am enjoying the break to be honest.

The girls and I spent the morning doing meal prep and baking for the week.

Chloe is getting too fast with her walker!

Avery all dresses up for the party later:

We had my Grandma’s birthday party with family that lasted until 8pm so that was a wrap to our weekend! I totally slacked on photos except these two:

Oh and I cannot forget the cupcakes, as usual from Cuppitycakes. My Grandma loves picnics!

Lindsey

Foodie Friday

Between it being the first week back after holidays and a darn cold week this week went by so slow. Seriously though – enough snow and winter!

Chloe has been fighting something or teething or…who knows what for two weeks. Yesterday she got worse with a fever so I picked up the girls early and we hung out at home for the afternoon. Other than that we had a quiet week, Chloe had a doctors appointment and is doing great, she also learned how to open all cupboards and drawers and loves to pull out everything!

Chloe getting into trouble, basically on repeat:

Avery has been picking out her own clothes when I say I am buying things online and I am for the most part buying what she shows me, and I have to say sometimes I am not sure but then she puts them on and they suit her! Like this shirt:

Yesterday we made Mini Egg cookies, I had some I wanted gone so we used them in cookies:

Slate Plate

Chloe is obsessed with her walker:

And me? I got to a spin and yoga class this week! I am taking advantage of the next few months with no big race until August to do more more classes.

Onto meal planning for next week:

Saturday – Greek Bison Burgers (Run Fast, Eat Slow cookbook) & smoothies

Sunday – My Grandma’s Birthday Party

Monday – Chicken, Broccoli, Bell Pepper Stir-fry – Julia’s Album

Tuesday – Chicken Burrito Bowls – Dinner at the Zoo

Wednesday – Turkey Sausage & Recovery Quinoa Salad (Run Fast, Eat Slow cookbook)

Thursday – Fartlek Chili – (Run Fast, Eat Slow cookbook)

Friday – Leftovers

This weekend we are hosting my Grandma’s (80th) birthday and that is about all we have planned!

Lindsey