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Weekend Catch-Up (food, fitness, family, and projects)

Hello, all! I am finally getting to my weekend post. Ours was incredibly busy, as we didn’t stop going until bedtime Sunday evening. Plus, I am officially back to work, making life extra busy.

Anyway, this past weekend, my husband’s family came to help us do some huge house projects that we have put off for far too long. With baby coming, there is lots to do!

Plus, we wanted things finished because we are having people over this upcoming weekend for our gender reveal.

Onto the recap:


The day started early for me, as I had to teach online! When I finished, my brother-in-law arrived and we chatted a while before I went to the gym for a gluteus maxout class. My husband and brother-in-law ran errands and we all met up at home.

When I got home, my mother-in-law and father-in-law arrived and it was time to get to work.

The boys started the task of putting in our oak railing, while my mother-in-law and I ran tons of errands.

The boys only took a break for dinner. Stuffed salmon, an asian salad kit, and pineapple. It was delicious!

A before picture!

After dinner, they got back to work until bedtime.


We started the day with a tasty breakfast made by my brother-in-law! Then it was back to work for the boys, and more errands for the girls (plus lots of cleaning).

Lunch was ham and cheese sliders and oh my gosh they were AMAZING.

The rest of the day was spent (nearly) finishing the railing, installing our new dishwasher, and putting in a new mailbox!

My husband still has to finish staining the spindles, but I am in love with it!

Dinner was grilled chicken and air fried sweet potato wedges. Yum!!

Once everyone left, I took a shower and we watched a show in bed before crashing hard.

I am so thankful for my in-laws and all of the help they gave us!

Have a wonderful week, everyone!

With love,


food, healthy, healthy food, house projects

All Things Food, Recovering, and Catching Up

Hello, all! I hope the weekend has treated you well. I am finally on the mend from my back injury and I couldn’t be happier! Getting back into the gym has felt amazing. I have been taking it easy, but being able to work up a sweat pain free is amazing!

I have mostly done light upper body lifting to avoid using my back, but was finally able to do a short jog yesterday. Yay!! 

The rest of weekend has been filled with catching up on all of the house work I was unable to do while injured. Tons of laundry and organizing has gotten done as well as the start of my fall decorating!

The first of my fall stuff! Bring on all things pumpkin!

Our week of eating was pretty tasty!

Here are some of my favorites from the week:

Chinese takeout! Doesn’t it look tasty? It was! Some days ordering out is better than cooking. 

Chicken melt on my George Forman! Recipe on my last post.

Taco bowl! This has lean ground beef, fried plantain, low sodium taco seasoning, homemade guacamole, salasa, plain greek yogurt, jalapenos, and cheese! All in an old el paso whole wheat taco boat!

Lunch date at the Old Mohawk! We split avacado fries. My husband had a chimichanga and I had a turkey Ruben. 


Hope you enjoyed and maybe got some food inspiration! It’s back to organizing for me! Have a nice evening and wonderful week!

With love, 


date night, food, house projects

House Projects, Tasty Food, And A Date Night

Hey there, everyone! The weekend is winding down and I hope you had a great one. Ours was filled with house projects, but we managed to squeeze in a date night.


The day started with coffee, breakfast, and a workout (which I will share in a separate post because it’s a good one).

When I got home, we spent the day working on our house. Stair stripping, pantry painting, curtain hanging, cleaning and yard work. Riveting stuff, I know haha! But it is SO exciting for us! Our house feels more homey with every project we accomplish. 

Shout out to my husband who works his butt off all day and still spends his weekends on projects. He never complains and I am beyond lucky to have this sweet handyman! 

After house work and a shower we decided to get out of the house and have a date night. We had movie credits so we went to dinner at Northstar Cafe, then saw the new Planet Of The Apes. We had so much fun.


After coffee and breakfast, I went to church. After church I made an egg, turkey bacon and cheese foldover with plantain chips for lunch. 

So tasty. 

Next was SO. MUCH. HOUSE. WORK. 

My finished pantry!! It was white and I painted it to match our cabinets. The assembly portion was all my husband!

We continued our projects and worked until we wanted dinner. Dinner was bomb!! Chicken legs and baked pickles wrapped in turkey bacon. 

Before baking!

My plate! 

Now off for a little relaxing before bed! 

Have a great night!

With love,