Monday, January 26, 2015

Menu Plan Monday-Paleo Style

Happy Monday and happy new week all!!! Its another chili week here, not like the snowstorm cold in New York but chili enough for me!!!  I am finally getting into the groove of meal prepping and I'm even starting to enjoy it.  I had so much fun linking up with for Menu Plan Monday I decided to do it again, not to mention it kept me on track last week; I'm a bit of a scatter brain :o)  Finances are a bit short this week so with still having stuff from my costco trip last week that didn't get cooked, I'm using what we got!!! I had to run to the store to grab a few things and walked out only having spent $18....crazy right?!  That's never happened to me before!!!!!

I told you about that delicious smoothie that I had been having for the last couple weeks...well...either the coconut milk or coconut oil did something to my tummy so I'm taking a step back from smoothies with both those ingredients this week :/  I had some fun noises coming from me in my meetings on Thursday...and practically worked from the bathroom the rest of the day...I nearly died from embarrassment!

Breakfast : Apple Muffins and hard boiled egg
Lunch: Salmon Salad with roasted bell peppers
Dinner: Garden-fresh-meatballs and green beans

Breakfast: Apple Muffins and egg over easy with slice of bacon
Lunch: Left over Garden Fresh Meatballs
Dinner: Butternut-squash-chicken-pan-roast

Breakfast: blueberry kale smoothie with almond milk
Lunch: Leftover roasted chicken
Dinner: Turkey-taco-lettuce-wraps

Breakfast: Apple Muffins and hard boiled egg
Lunch: Left Over Taco Salad
Dinner: Leftover Buffet

Breakfast: Blueberry Kale Smoothie
Lunch: Zucchini Lasagna left overs
Dinner: Best & Easiest Salmon I've ever had with veggies

Breakfast: Banana-vanilla-bean-pancakes-with-mixed-berry-compote/ and bacon (bc why not)
Lunch: Left over Salmon
Dinner: Roast

Breakfast: weekly sunday breakfast tradition starts again now that hubby's INSANE OT shifts are done.
Lunch: will probably be too full from breakfast :) ill make deli meat roll ups when I get hungry
Dinner: Leftover roast

The snacks im loving right now and are on constant rotate:
Celery with almond butter, raisins and coconut flakes
Turkey deli meat roll ups stuffed with veggies
fresh veggies and hummus
Costco dark chocolate almonds.  These are the bees knees...seriously! If you don't have them, RUN to Costco now :)

What are you eating this week?

Friday, January 23, 2015

Fashion Friday

TGIF fellow bloggers!!!!!  I made it through another week!  Cross fit successfully kicked my tush again this week.  Yesterday was ROUGH I wont even lie.  I had no idea what I was doing and I so was sore from doing yoga earlier in the day (when am I going to learn that I can't do both in the same day) but I finished the workout and I was so happy I did but man am I paying for it today! 

Anywhoo, like most of you, I'm sure you have signed up for  If for some reason you don't know what that it is, its a site where you can find what your favorite instagrammers wore and where to buy them or similar looks; I'm obsessed.  Its becoming worse than my pinterest habit :)

Here are my favorite looks from the week!

Stylish Petite

the sweetest thing
the teacher diva

the girl in the yellow dress

the teacher diva

If you couldn't tell, I am loving layers right now, probably because its freezing for California weather, and am obsessed with capes/shawls and blanket scarves!!!!

What are you loving right now?!

Monday, January 19, 2015

Menu Plan Monday

Hello!  Welcome to my little slice over here!  I am linking up with for my menu plan this week!!  For more menu inspirations, check out Menu Planning Monday!!!!!

I have been LOVING this pineapple-blueberry coconut smoothie for the last week and it is again my morning staple for the week!

  • 1 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen pineapple (I prefer fresh)
  • 1.5 cups coconut milk
  • 1 T. coconut oil
  • handful of kale (optional)
My husband does not care for pineapple so I swap the pineapple for a banana.  Mix all together and sprinkle with unsweetened coconut flakes!  Its like dessert in the morning and keeps me full until lunch!  Even my 5 year old LOVES this!

Paleo Menu Plan for the week!

Monday: Paleo Lasagna
Tuesday: going out :) Celebrating my M-I-Ls bday! 
Wednesday: Shrimp Tacos & cabbage salad
Thursday: zoodles and garden meatballs
Friday: Left over Buffet :)
Saturday:  smokey roast
Sunday:  Chicken Drumsticks

I survived

Well I survived my FIRST week of Cross Fit....barely!!  I've had to take 3 ibuprofen's every night before bed after soaking in the bathtub otherwise when I try and roll over in bed, my legs feel like lead!!!  I look like I lost my walker while trying to get around and I had to completely abort my high heels all while whole heartedly rely on the handicap bar just to be able to pee.  BUT I love going.  I don't know if its a combination of eating better or getting my butt kicked but I feel better on the inside.  I'd love to say I have more energy but that would be a lie LOL I'm exhausted when I get home and after cooking dinner (is it just me or does eating healthier take longer??) I just want to crawl into bed.  Sadly moms don't get that husband on the other hand, does.  He's lucky I love him so much!!! While I welcomed the weekend break I am anxious to get back!!!

I weighed myself over the weekend (something I have desperately avoided) and was pleased I lost 4 pounds!!!! I also weigh the most I EVER have including when I was pregnant!!  BUT im working on going the other way and with the support of my hubby and bff I can do this!!! 

How do you keep in tip top shape?

Friday, January 9, 2015

Fashion Friday

I love shoes!!!  They are the only thing that never change and will always fit (unless you have babies... and then your feet grow!)  I like having nice things, I always have; they make me feel good. Since our monster came into our lives and miss Posey, priorities have changed obviously but I recently started doing cross-fit with my husband (let me just say ouch!) and he said if I stick with it for a whole year, there will be a surprise for me in December!!!!!!!  My dream would be shoes!!! 
I ABSOLUTELY LOVE these!  My heart skips a beat every time I see these!

Celine dream purse and louboutins. What more does a girl need?

Hello gorgeous

Who doesn't love nor desire the classic red bottom!!!! I think I just found my inspiration and motivation to keep working out!  If you love shoes as much as me, go check out  You'll have total shoe/closet envy like me but get a daily dose of shoe heaven!!!

Images found on pinterest.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

My Birthday Wishlist

This is my last week in my 20s {sigh..} I turn 30 on Sunday and as much as i LOVE my birthday i have to admit im not too excited about this one!!  Thirty is a hard pill to swallow for some reason and i cannot tell you why.  I am in a great marriage, I have a wonderful son, a job i absolutely love, we own our own home and we have a newish car that i am still head over heels in love with so what's with the anxiety about being 30????!  I think its just the stigma of not being in my 20s anymore....

In any event here are some things I am obsessing over and feel i need to make the transition to being 30 LOL

My Birthday Wishlist

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

My harsh reality

This is not easy to write but I need to get this off my chest as its weighing on my heart and i need an outlet.  This past weekend and last night really wore me down and it's all too much for me.  I am an almost 30 year old mother to a 4 year old and wife with a full time job who owns my own home and my mom has Alzheimer's.  My grandma (my mom's mom) had this as well.  My mom is in total denial and thinks she is fine and is fooling everyone.  She refuses to go see a doctor and I just feel so alone and overwhelmed.  Her good days are great but like last night, her bad days are bad.   
This past weekend I took my mom to my hair dresser as she was in dire need of a haircut and color after taking my son to his very first T-ball practice.  I thought a mother/daughter day would be something great and something she would look forward to but I was wrong.  My mom did not want to get out the car nor go in.  She acted like I was taking her to the vet and putting her down; it broke my heart.  I had to have my hair colored first to show her no one was going to hurt her {im not complaining about that fact bc my hair needed some love}.  Once she was inside, it was ok but I had my doubts in the parking lot.     
Last night my mom was upset with my step dad for no apparent reason.  He bought a new microwave {thanks god bc they've had the same one since I was in the 3rd joke!} so he had a friend come help  install the new one.  This upset my mom deeply; she knew the friend and has for years.  After the set up was all said and done, my step dad and his friend went out on the porch and were talking and my mom did not like this which upset her further resulting in her locking herself in her bedroom for HOURS.  I ended up getting a call from my aunt explaining all this to me and letting me know my mom was on the porch..outside...crying and I needed to call her.  I called her and after 30 minutes, calmed her down but she could not tell me why she was so visibly upset.  All she could tell me was how alone she felt and that everyone was trying to send her away {which couldn't be further from the truth}.  I pushed end and broke down into tears. 
After this past weekend and last night, I decided I needed to do more research and found these two books that I downloaded to my kindle and am hoping for some insight/advice.  Books and images were found on amazon. 

This whole situation is too much for me some days; I feel so hopeless.  I miss my mom; i miss our conversations, her great advice...all of it..i miss it all.  She's my only parent and watching her fall apart kills me.  Knowing how she must feel inside kills me.  Alzheimer's is a bitch!

Sorry I just really needed to get that off my chest.