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Food, Fitness, Family, And Selling Our House

Hello! A lot has happened since I last posted. For starters, our house is in contract! It went quick, and we are so thankful. My mom was kind enough to take our cats while we were doing showings.

Our new place is going up fast, and we cannot wait to make memories there. It has been so much fun watching the progress!

FAMILY:

Last weekend, K and I went to visit my brother and his family, as well as my mom. K had an absolute blast with her cousin! They are about a year apart in age. We don’t see them nearly as often as we’d like. The weekend was full of playing, and so many giggles! We fished in the pond, went to the park, made s’mores, had dance parties, and so much more. This mamma heart was full!

This week, K and I went to the zoo, visited my husband at work, and spent more time with grandma! My girl is getting so big!

FOOD FAVORITES:

This salad was from a Mediterranean place by my brother’s house. It was so fresh and delicious!!

Stir fry!

This meal was SO good! It was by my mom’s house and I have been wanting to try it for quite sometime. The place is called Fruttabowl. I had avacado toast with goat cheese and sriracha, plus a tasty smoothie bowl!

FITNESS:

*Outside runs with K

*Stroller barre

*Hiit workout videos

*Yoga (I have been using the downward dog app and love it)

OTHER:

*My mom brought my cats home and I had missed them so much! K did, too! She was excited to see them. The house felt so empty without them. Although, not having to clean up hair constantly was nice haha.

That’s about all for today! I am very far behind in reading posts on my reader. I am looking forward to catching up with all of you!

Have a wonderful rest of the weekend!

With love,

Carly

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Let’s Have A Coffee Date

Hello, and happy hump day! It sure feels nice to sit back and write. Life has been a whirlwind lately, and I feel like I am finally getting a chance to take a step back and relax…even just a little.

On that note, I am going to enjoy my nitro cold brew with sweet cream from Starbucks while I fill you in on everything.

HOUSE RENOVATIONS:

We just put our current house up for sale, but spent weeks finishing projects, organizing, and working all hours of the night. My husband truly has been amazing. He never complains and works harder than most people I know. He comes home from a very physically demanding job, loves on our toddler, and gets to work on the house. We have had help from our families, too! We are so blessed.

BUILDING OUR NEW HOME:

They started digging on our new home and it is projected to be completed by November. To say I am excited is a huge understatement!

OUR ENERGETIC TODDLER:

K keeps us so busy! She seriously is a blast and I adore her sweet personality. We try to get outside as much as possible. We walk, play in her water table, and now her splash pad.

She loves to read books, run around the house, play with toys, and get into anything she shouldn’t be in haha.

FITNESS:

K keeps me very active! Most days, I take her out jogging or do stroller barre workouts. I like to add in my kettlebells and bands, too!

FOOD:

Some favorites recently:

Chicken sausage and sweet potato skillet over rice! This is a favorite around here. I will post a recipe soon!

Deep dish Chicago style pizza that was sent to us!! Yum!

A delicious power bowl from the enlightened menu at BJ’s. SO GOOD!

Chipotle! I try to keep my bowl as healthy as possible. So tasty!

OTHER:

*We started watched Down To Earth with Zac Efron and it is awesome.

*I am currently reading the second Harry Potter book.

*I have been listening to 3 podcasts, all true crime: My Favorite Murder, Crime Junkie, and Dateline

I think that is about all for this update! Showings on our house start this weekend….wish us luck!

Have a wonderful rest of the week!

With love,

Carly

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Our Lake Vacation

Hello, everyone! I hope all is well. We are home and settled from vacation. Every year, we spend a week at Gun Lake in Michigan with my husband’s family. We always have a blast, and K got to jetski and tube this year! The weather was hot, but luckily we had a lot of shade. The cabins don’t have air, but we had fans, and the evenings cooled down quite a bit. We all needed the vacation, and a break from reality for a bit.

WATER FUN:

K fell asleep on the tube, but woke up waving haha. It was so cute!

The baby pool was a hit, and K played with the other littles. They had a blast, and the giggles were the absolute cutest.

The jetski was definitely K’s favorite (just like her mamma).

We also went boating, and swam in the lake.

FOOD:

We literally had SO much food! My mother-in-law goes all out. Here’s just a couple meals out of many!

WORKOUTS:

Most days I ran around the lake. The road surrounding it has a lot of hills, so it doesn’t take long to get a good workout in.

The other days I did some excercises with my kettlebells.

OTHER:

*We played lots of games: cornhole, yard pong, texas horseshoes, etc.

*K went crazy for bubbles, and her new kids fishing pole.

*In the evenings, we sat outside and relaxed.

Overall, it was a wonderful week!

Now it is back to reality.

Have a wonderful rest of your Sunday!!

With love,

Carly

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Food, Fitness, And A Family Update

Hello, and happy Friday! I have been beyond sporadic with my posts lately. A lot has been going on, and honestly I am just so tired. Although this morning, the day started out with a Super Coffee, and an avacado banana muffin with almond butter on top. I also got a little more sleep last night! Yay!

BABY/TODDLER UPDATE:

My sweet girl has SO much energy during the days! I think we will be switching to one nap a day soon. We have been enjoying walks, her baby pool, and all of the bubbles! Lol!! She is chatty, silly, and loads of fun! She has started tantruming some, and I am trying to navigate how to handle that. She is so snuggly these days and I LOVE it!

FAMILY UPDATE:

My husband and I might be building a house! Things have happened so quickly, and it has been a whirlwind. We would be moving close to his work, and the community it wonderful!! The schools are nice, there is a pool, and so many awesome walking trails. We are trying to get the process rolling because it takes 6 months once they start!

FITNESS UPDATE:

I am still enjoying my at-home workouts! Some days I miss the gym, but the money I am saving is SO great!!

This week:

*Stoller barre-the extra weight of K in the stroller is awesome.

*1 min Elliptical, 1 min weights for 30 minutes

*YouTube: Spartan 500 from Fitness Blender

*Bands and Kettlebells

FOOD FAVORITES:

Chipotle bowl! I decided to go veggie with sofritas and guacamole on the side. I didn’t eat the sofritas because they tasted odd to me. The meal was delicious though!

I made a pork loin in the crockpot with white sweet potatoes, onions, and carrots. I put the pork on an english muffin with cheese and greek yogurt ranch dressing.

This delicious salad was from a vegan restaurant called Portia’s Cafe. I also had soup and a slice of strawberry cheesecake. Yum!

A sald bowl from Piada! A lot of the toppings were at the bottom. It was so yummy!

Other meals included: chickpea pasta with meat sauce, a frozen pizza, and chicken drumsticks with cauliflower mac and cheese.

That’s all for today’s update! Have a wonderful weekend.

With love,

Carly

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Food, Fitness, Family, And Friends

Hello, all! Happy weekend! We have had a lovely week. We are finally expanding our circle, and seeing more friends and family. I didn’t realize how much I had missed everyone until we got together. It is filling my heart, and K loves seeing her buddies again!


K has had so much energy lately, runs all around, and keeps me busy. She has a big, silly, fun personality, and I can’t get enough of her. I could gush over her forever! Lol!!

As far as fitness goes, I have been enjoying my at-home workouts!
This week:
*Barre
*Stroller runs
*Elliptical
*Kettlebells, bands, and bodyweight excercises
*Stair runs

FOOD FAVORITES:

Chinese takeout! I love the healthy options!
My mom and I grabbed lunch at Zupas Cafe! I had a mango salad, veggie soup, bread, and a chocolate covered strawberry! Yum!
Chicken sausage skillet. It has apple chicken sausage, sweet potatoes, peppers, onions, and lots of tasty seasonings! I put it over brown rice! So good!!
Northstar Cafe with my mom and K! I had a ham and cheese scone, a salad, and a fresh squeezed “shooting star.” Absolutely delicious!!!
Yet another Northstar meal! My cousins and their girls were over today, and this was the first time they had it. I got the sweet basil burrito with a side of peanut slaw as well.
I made pumpkin muffins this week and they were gone SO quickly!! I like to top mine with some chocolate chips and almond butter.
This weekend will be full of cleaning and enjoying family time! I hope yours is wonderful as well!

With love,

Carly