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Foodie Friday

Have I ever said I really love short work weeks??

Monday I had off with the girls, my only wish was the weather was nicer. We had a coffee date with a friend and her baby, played with Play-Doh, read books, went for a walk and to the park.

Tuesday I really do not remember – HA. Wednesday we played outside (in the sun!!) after work then I went to spin after supper.

Oh and I got Chloe’s Mixbook baby book!

More after work play time Thursday:

I took two outfit photos of the week:

Story time in our house is crazy time these days, a certain one year old thinks it means time to try and rip books and wrestle her sister…

Besides that I planned to get another blog post done this week and that just did not happen – maybe next week 😉

Onto meal planning:

Saturday – Turkey Meatballs & quinoa pasta

Sunday – BBQ Chicken Burrito Bowls – Budget Bytes

Monday  – Chicken Smokies & Mango, Black Bean Quinoa Salad –Together as a Family

Tuesday – Apple, cheddar and turkey panini sandwiches & soup

Wednesday – Easy Veggie and Chickpea Stir Fry – Two Peas & Their Pod

Thursday –  Slow Cooker Arroz Con Pollo & Rice – The Lemon Bowl

Friday – French toast, turkey bacon and fruit salad

Hope everyone has a great weekend!


Foodie Friday

What a crazy week! Going back to Sunday evening, I found out dayhome was closed due to illness which worked out since my brother had the day off so he watched the girls for part of the day then I got off early. AND that morning I got a flat tire…The Tuesday I spent from 2-5am throwing up so stayed home sick until lunch. My Mom had to put down our family dog that day as well 🙁

The girls and I made a spring sensory bin Monday afternoon:

I also went to an awesome spin class that was “best of the 90s hits” – soo fun!

Playing outside, not a lot of this week as it was pretty gloomy this week:

Our latest Bear & Roo goods:

I went on a summer shopping frenzy lately…

Okay onto meal planning:

Saturday – Birthday Supper for my brother – Out

Sunday – Cod & Edamame Quinoa Salad – The Girl Who Ate Everything 

Monday – Asian Chicken Wraps with Peanut Sauce & sweet potato fries

Tuesday – Quinoa Veggie Fried Rice – Damn Delicious 

Wednesday – Salmon burgers & salad

Thursday – Healthy Pasta with Pesto, Tomato and Broccoli – ifoodreal 

Friday – Greek Turkey Tacos- Whitney Bond

We do not have a ton planned this weekend, visits with friends, supper and brunch with family and that is all 🙂

Wishing everyone a great Easter weekend!


From Our Week

Sorry guys, no Foodie Friday today because we are leaving on a jet plane for a couple sun-soaked weeks soon 😉 But instead you get our week highlights 🙂

Monday my Mother-in-Law sent the girls some treats for Valentine’s – Avery was so excited that her package had a puzzle and suckers – two of her favourite things 😉

That night I set up the few things I bought the girls for Tuesday morning:

Two of my Valentines 🙂

Tuesday Chad surprised me with flowers, Mini Eggs and a latte:

We started a little tradition where we get pizza and wine for supper, so that year we continued that plus I grabbed us these adorable cookies:

I was pretty tired Wednesday and believe it or not I think it was from skipping my workout Tuesday and then not working on in the morning, once I ran after supper I felt WAY better.

I am going to attempt to take outfit photos, so here are two from the week. I promise my skills will get better 😉

This weekend Avery has her final dance class, we have a spa appointment (her first time!) and I am hoping to steal some newborn snuggles from a friend that just had her baby 🙂


Foodie Friday

Well it is my last post of 2016. I really have no idea where this year went! This week was short and we spent the last few days enjoying being outside since the weather has been good. It is also bittersweet as Tuesday the girls start dayhome! Crazy. I am so ready to go back to work, but am also worried about Chloe adjusting to dayhome. Anyways here are some photos from our week:

Avery tried skating for the first time. I bought the bob skates that attach to boots for a couple reasons – one, they are $12 vs $40 and I was not spending $40 for her to hate skating. Two, she can keep her feet in boots, much warmer than skates and lastly, with real skates Avery would fall once and she would be done. I told her once she can do a lap with these skates she can get princess ones 😉

The first time did not go great as she refused to dress warm:

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Day two was much better – since she dressed warm, shocker!


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I am so happy we have this double sled, it has been put to good use lately! We also saw some calf moose on our walk!


Avery loves playing in the crib with Chloe when she wakes up:

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Chloe loves Avery so much but Chloe is totally the annoying little sister to her these days…


Okay onto meal planning:


Saturday – Chicken fingers and salad

Sunday – Garlic Lovers Salmon and Southwestern Quinoa Salad – Gimme Some Oven

Monday – Chicken Noodle Casserole – Life in the Lofthouse

Tuesday – Turkey Lasagna

Wednesday – Lime Shrimp Dragon Noodles & broccoli – Budget Bytes

Thursday – Honey-Lime Sweet Potato Black Bean Tacos – Cooking Classy

Friday – Pizza

This weekend we are visiting family, going to our friends for NYE and getting in a long run, oh and finally taking down the Christmas tree – everything else is down but Avery wanted the tree up longer.

Have a fun and safe NYE!


Foodie Friday & Merry Christmas

First of all, from my family to all of my lovely readers – Merry Christmas! I hope everyone has a magical Christmas filled with lots of love and sugar 🙂


We had a quiet week, it was bittersweet being that it is really my last week as a SAHM. I am so ready to go back to work, but like anything the unknown (working full time with two kids) is also scary to think about. The girls are back in dayhome in January, and I go back the second week to work! My office is currently closed for the holidays so it is really no different than other years now to have this time off.


I wrapped the last of the Christmas gifts! So with the exception of stockings and Santa gifts everything is under the tree – we have tried hard to last few years not to go overboard and have done quite well!


We met Becky for lunch which was good to catch up but it went too fast while tending to the girls too – thanks for being a patient lunch date Becky!

The girls spent the afternoon fighting over toys (what else is new?!) and we got Avery’s letter from Santa in the mail:



One of our last yoga playground mornings 🙁 The good news? The studio/cafe is close to my work so I will still be there – probably too much but I know A will miss yoga class a lot. My Mom joined us for coffee:


We stopped by at my office where the girls got some gifts from my friend/co-worker, with nothing planned for our afternoon it was perfect as they new toys kept them busy!

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I actually got OUT for a run with the girls, I felt so tired and worn out I knew a run outside was my only cure so off we went. Both girls slept so I did a couple extra walking laps at the end too:


I debated going to spin that night but decided to rest my legs instead.


A run to start my day that was way too interrupted! I am actually looking forward to moving my runs to early mornings or after the girls are in bed for this reason. Then my Grandma and brother came for a visit, we went for lunch and just hung out. I took a few photos and nothing else all day!

Our daily dance party – hence the blurry photo

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Later we went to dayhome to pick up/drop off some papers and stayed for a visit, leaving always upsets Avery so much she wants me to go to work and leave her there to play 😉 So happy she loves it there so much and will have no problems adjusting! Chloe on the other hand might have a rough few days.

I crawled into bed at 8:30pm and watched a Hallmark Christmas movie that I had started to watch on my run and then called it a night.


I had a few places to go in the morning and both girls cooperated getting out just after 9am…that was until we hit the first store. Avery had the worst public meltdown to date. Thankfully other shoppers tried to help me with her but she was not having it. I ended up hauling her out to the car screaming and sitting in the car until she calmed down since I could not even get her in her seat. Guess who is excited to go back to work?! HA. We finished our errands, stopped at Starbucks for my sanity then went home.

Avery insists on feeding Chloe all the time now:


I forced Avery into napping so I could recover 😉 After naps we headed out for a walk to the park, it was too nice of a day not to!

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Now I am more than ready to spend time with my family for the next few days 🙂

Meal planning:


Saturday – Ordering Chinese Food

Sunday – Turkey Supper!

Monday – Leftovers

Tuesday – Quinoa Fried Rice – Living Sweet Moments

Wednesday – Easy Weeknight Chicken Tacos – How Sweet It Is

Thursday- Tuna Wraps

Friday – OUT

Once again, I wish everyone a wonderful Christmas!