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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.


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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:

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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!



Foodie Friday

This week I had a decent to do list, with the girls at dayhome for part days I wanted to tackle everything before I head back to work Monday.

On my to do list:

  • Attend one fitness class
  • Wash all bedding
  • Bake cookies and muffins
  • Make 3-4 freezer meals
  • Work on Chloe’s (Mixbook) baby book
  • Prep some blog posts
  • Take in toys to Once Upon a Child
  • Clean out the junk drawer
  • Get my oil changed
  • Work on planning my best friend’s baby shower

I did pretty good! I got everything done plus some good (and quiet!) runs in 🙂

The girls had a great first week, Chloe did especially well being her first time away from me for more than a few hours. Avery was just mad when I came to pick them up 😉 Rough life kid.

Some photos from the week:

I got these canvases in the mail for my gallery wall – almost done this!


Avery was SO tired after her first day at dayhome!


This one is still trouble 😉

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Princess Avery, who is mad when she has to wear pants because “princesses do not wear pants”:


Today the girls are back at home with me so we are going to go to the library, visit with my brother and have a quiet day before the craziness begins!

Meal planning:


Saturday – Grilled Cheese & Soup

Sunday – One Pot Cheesy Turkey Taco Mac – Skinny Taste

Monday – Asian Chicken Wraps with peanut sauce & sweet potato fries – Well Plated by Erin

Tuesday – Black Bean Chipotle Burgers (Costco) & salad

Wednesday – Creamy Chicken Quinoa Broccoli Casserole – Pinch of Yum

Thursday – Vegetable Stir-Fry with noodles

Friday – My Christmas Party (finally!)



Foodie Friday

First of all HELLO SEPTEMBER! Did you guys know that is is my favourite month? First off as a kid I loved back to school (hello type A), it is also my birthday, me and Chad’s dating anniversary (14 years!) and actual anniversary (6 years). That and well pumpkin = love.

Our week which was filled with sunshine!


Morning dance parties and just hanging out before my brother came over. We have been stealing him this week since he heads back to school on the weekend 🙁 We had lunch then headed for a walk and some errands.

Later on we made MORE pickles and Avery was the best helper.


And my smiley Chloe:



Avery had a haircut first thing in the morning which ended up being just a trim but she was happy so that is all that I cared about. After naps we took a walk in her (birthday) tutu and took some photos to show it and her hair off:

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Then made a playground stop:


Chad was at a co-worker’s retirement party so we took our time getting home and starting supper. Once the girls were in bed I went out for a 6km run in 29 minutes, not my fastest but it was a tad hot out.


We met my Grandma for coffee with my brother late morning and got a massive zucchini from her. My brother came back home with us, we had lunch and headed out for a walk – when we were supposed to do student loan things for him – Oops!

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Avery insisted he be in a lot of photos with her it was really funny.

We also convinced Avery to give Chloe her babiator sunglasses since Chloe is so sensitive to the sun.

Chloe was a tad cranky in the late afternoon and ONLY wanted to be held…


It was the Rebels (hockey) training camp/practice game which is free with donation so we headed there with my Mom after supper. We lasted two periods then both girls were tired so we left.


We left just in time as a huge storm was coming in but it did not amount to much for us!


I can tell I am ready for my race and a running/training break as my head is not in runs as much right now. I planned 10km and did 9km, it was a tad hotter and more windy than I thought so I was fine ending it there.


It was a great mail day, more on these soon but these are AMAZING leggings you guys. I might never take them off.


But in the mean time you can check them and the line out here at Silver Icing.

Oh and I got a cool email saying I was in the top 100 running blogs, but I am #139 – haha. Still cool though!


After naps (well for Chloe since Avery did not nap…) we headed to the Jungle Farm for our weekly veggie haul. Avery had a mini nap on the drive and woke up so grumpy so we did not stay long. Once we got home I realized I forgot to buy everything for supper and totally missed the day when doing my list so off to Subway we went!

Onto meal planning! I decided to treat myself this weekend and go out for supper one night – Chad will be happy since I decided to go to Famoso for pizza 🙂

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Saturday – Salmon burgers & roasted cauliflower

Sunday – Out

Monday – Herbed Garden Veggie Quinoa Salad  (Pinch of Yum) & Smokies

Tuesday – Souptacular

Wednesday – Cashew Chicken Quinoa Bake – Fit Foodie Finds

Thursday – Chicken fingers & Aspargus & Potato Salad – Oh She Glows

Friday – Out

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That was one fast and busy week, here is what we got up to:


A morning walk and park trip I think – it was cut short because of all the mosquitoes! In the afternoon we went to the library, to the grocery store and for a donut since Avery was very well behaved and well lets face it a $0.60 donut is cheaper than the $20 dress she begged me for,

Both girls swinging! Chloe likes it the swing it seems, well she does not cry so I say she likes it:



I did 6km on the treadmill once the girls were in bed due to a storm rolling in.


I heard (thanks Becky!) a local bra store was having an awesome sale so after a morning workout we packed up and headed there. There was a ton in my size but I had a budget so only picked up a few things but for great prices.


The girls napped for almost THREE hours together, I tackled a huge to do list for the week and it felt great. After naps we went to my work for a visit then to The Running Room to pick up a spibelt for me.

Since today is Chloe’s 4 month birthday we took some photos, some outtakes:

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My day started with a 8km run with the girls:


We came home, I showered and got ready and headed back out the door to go meet my Grandma for lunch (she lives about 30 minutes away), after lunch we headed to another town for their parade. I love small town parades! We met my friend and her boys there as well.



Chloe slept from the time we left the house, lunch, the drive and the parade. I actually checked her to see if she was breathing finally and she was SO hard to wake!

The plan was to feed Chloe in the car, then drive to pick up our veggies which is probably a 40 minute drive BUT Chloe after not pooping for three days had an explosion on me while feeding, so we cleaned that all up then again while driving  – which I could hear so we made a stop at home quickly and headed BACK out.

At the farm we got our veggies, attempted to pick 3lbs of peas but the mosquitoes were bad so we settled at just over 2lbs then headed home.

You better know I had a drink last night 😉

Today we are heading to the beach with some friends then I have a blinds consult – Chad did not want blinds in the bonus room but changed his mind (yes, I said we should have got them when we did the house) and then I want to lie low and get ready for a busy weekend. We both are running the Mud Hero race, me the 5km one Saturday and Chad the 10km one Sunday so we will be there a lot this weekend!

Okay meal planning:

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Saturday – Sweet Potato Tacos with Lime Crema – Budget Bytes

Sunday – Roasted Chickpea Nachos

Monday – Slowcooker Taco Chicken Bowls (but as a salad) – Budget Bytes

Tuesday – BLT wraps & sweet potato fries

Wednesday – Salmon burgers & Summer Kale Salad – The Balanced Berry

Thursday – Shrimp in Thai Coconut Sauce – Foodie Crush

Friday – Lime Shrimp Dragon Noodles (Chad’s pick) – Budget Bytes