Monday, April 27, 2015

Menu Plan Monday:Paleo edition

 
Good morning!  I am linking up with Orgjunkie.com Menu Plan Mondays to help me stay on track with meal planning.  Hubby and I have kind of fallen off the wagon and need to get back on track!  I need some new Paleo ideas, anybody have any good recipes?  I feel like I make the same things...
 
We had a wonderful  couple days off this weekend (well I not we).  Friday night I got together with my girls for wine and dinner + Bruce Jenner's interview.  Did you guys watch that?!  I was mesmerized.  I commend him for being so brave and finally putting himself first.  Bravo Bruce Jenner!!!  Monster had a baseball game and did great!!!  and Sunday I FINALLY cleaned and organized the house a bit.  I unpacked my houseware organizer pantry rack that I bought MONTHS ago and just now using (and yes hubby I HAD to have it I just never said when I would use it :o))
 
I also unpacked my adjustable bakeware organizer.  I'm so pleased with my kitchen right now :)
 
Anyways back to menu planning.  My grocery store, Lucky's had a GREAT deal on meats over the weekend.  it was buy one, get one free.  So I stocked up on ground turkey, chicken, and London broil!  Wednesday we have a late baseball game so im breaking out my croc pot so when we get home at 7 we can sit down and eat right away. 
 
Thursday: Baked chicken with cauliflower fried rice (my son LOVES this)
Saturday: Left overs
Sunday: pizza night (this has become a ritual)
I'll be making it with a cauliflower crust...ill let you know how it turns out.   I made Cauliflower tortillas for tacos a while ago and HATED them and they took a lot of time and effort.
 
Hope you had a wonderful weekend as well!!!!  Happy Monday!
 

Friday, April 10, 2015

Decorating woes

We recently moved to an adorable house back in my hometown and I couldn't be more excited!!!!!!  I immediately fell in love with the house when we first looked at it (actually I fell in love when I first googled the address).  We are directly across the street from a terrific school AND its where our son will go to kindergarten!!! 
How adorbs is our new place...im in love!
Its an older house but has been completely renovated inside and it.is.gorgeous!!! I love it all, from the lemon tree in the front yard to the dutch door in my kitchen among other things!  I cant wait to put a swing in that big ole' tree! 

Even though im ridiculously excited about this new place I am having a hard time getting into the swing of unpacking.  I think its because I envisioned exactly where I wanted our furniture and with what rug.  Well, when we moved out of our old house, my favorite rug had been in storage & when we unrolled it, we discovered it was all moldy from a leak in the storage unit so we had to toss it :( We used a different rug we had for a different room and it works temporarily but its DRIVING ME CRAZY!!!  Plus, it just doesn't match my look.

In any event, I need some help choosing a new rug!  Hubby and I couldn't have more different tastes.  He wants very traditional and simple.  I want more modern with some color.  All the walls are beige  including the ceiling so I would really love to get some color in there!!  Tell me what you think!


This is EXACTLY what I want but my hubby hates it! 



Im swooning over this rug but its a little out of our budget plus with a toddler and GSD it may be too light :)



 
 

 
 
As you can see, i definitely have a style im going for!!!!  Im also loving ikat right now however the hubs says over his dead body.  He HATES the pattern!!
 
 
I do have my new bedding picked out though and can't wait for it get here!!!!!  I found the cutest free printable here that you can customize and it matches perfect :)
 
 


 
All images found on pinterest. 

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 orgjunkie.com 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!

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sunday:
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 liketoknow.it.  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
 
styledsnapshots

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 orgjunkie.com 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 luxury...my 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 http://stilettomeup.xyz/  You'll have total shoe/closet envy like me but get a daily dose of shoe heaven!!!



Images found on pinterest.