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Weekend Wrap-Up And My Health Journey

Hello, all!! I hope you had a great weekend…and Monday, as I didn’t get around to this post yesterday.

Our weekend was fun, and full of family time.

SATURDAY:

We had a relaxing morning, followed by a fun afternoon at the park. K is getting so brave and has a blast at the park! My husband got tired chasing her around haha.

The rest of the day was spent reading, and more playing outside.

Once K went to bed, we made dinner, played a game of Clue, then started the show Mindhunter. We have enjoyed it so much!

SUNDAY:

We got up, had coffee, then headed to the zoo. We had such a good time together! My husband rarely gets to come with us because we usually go during the week when he works. We loved having him there!

That afternoon was full of more playing with our energetic toddler.

For dinner, we made a sausage skillet! It was so tasty!!

That was our lovely weekend! Now moving on…

MY HEALTH JOURNEY:

I have had some stomach issues and exhaustion for a long time. I decided to try to take control of my health a few ways.

1) I started taking all natural oils for gut health, and another for fertility. This brand is wonderful and describes every ingredient.

2) I started Whole 30! It is only day 2, but I have heard great things about the results. I am hoping to find out a little more about potential foods that make me feel bad. Once I get a little further along in the process I will update!

That’s about all for today! I would love to hear if any of you have tried Whole 30, and what your results were.

Have a wonderful week,

With love,

Carly

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Fit Friday-Mom Edition (Plus A Life Catch-Up)

Hello and happy Friday, all! I am currently drinking my nitro cold brew from Starbucks and relaxing while my daughter naps. Now that our house is sold, things have settled down a bit, and we have had more time to relax and enjoy life.

WHAT WE HAVE BEEN UP TO:

Family beach day! K had a ball, and my husband took us out on the jetskis.

I went to Coopershawk winery with one of my best friends and we each got a flight. It was so fun relaxing. I always love catching up with her!

My mother-in-law and I took K to the zoo and we had a great time!

My husband and I had an at home date night! He cooked dinner, then we played board games. It was so fun!

My mom is here today and we are going to take K to the park.

FITNESS:

I have been missing the gym quite a bit lately, but am doing my best to switch up my workouts and have fun doing them at home.

*Stroller barre and runs

*YouTube videos (my favorite is FitnessBlender and Gymra)

*Full body kettlebell workouts

*Yoga (I have been trying to do this more because it feels SO good, plus it helps a lot with my anxiety)

FOOD:

Acai bowl! Yum!!!

I went to my soon to be sister-in-law’s bridal shower and it was at a local pizza place. They had the tastiest cauliflower crust pizza!!!

Garlic chicken and noodles.

Salmon, sweet potato fries, and a kale salad kit! My husband made this for us! Delicious!!!

That is all for this update. Have a wonderful weekend!

With love,

Carly

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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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Foodie Friday-Easy Chicken Sausage Skillet

Hello and happy Friday! Today I thought I’d share a quick recipe. This is a favorite around here! It is easy to make, but does require some chopping.CHICKEN SAUSAGE SKILLET:INGREDIENTS:*4 chicken sausages-fully cooked (Mine was a cracked pepper flavor)*1 large sweet potato*Frozen vegetables*1/2 an onion*Olive or coconut oil*Garlic to taste*Any herbs you like*Salt, pepper, and seasonings to tasteI finally picked some herbs from my little herb garden to add in this recipe.TO MAKE:1) Chop the sweet potato, and cook on medium in a little olive or coconut oil.2) Chop the onion. Once the sweet potato has cooked a bit, add the onion and stir.3) Meanwhile, cook as many frozen vegetables as you like.4) Chop up the chicken sausages and add to the skillet. Heat until warm all the way through.5) Add vegetables, garlic, herbs and seasonings. Stir well.6) Serve as is or over rice.I hope you enjoy this recipe! Have a great 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