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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 Eat….And Catch Up

Hello, all! Goodness, it has been a while since I have been consistent on here. SO much has been going on, and I feel like I am being pulled in a lot of directions.We have been consumed with finishing our house projects because it needs to be up for sale asap. With building a new house, this is a requirement. My husband has been working his tail off, and I am beyond thankful for him! This work takes away much of our free time, although I am trying to squeeze in some fun for our girl.

FUN THINGS WE HAVE BEEN UP TO:

THE ZOO:

Oh my goodness, we had a blast at the zoo! They have great precautions in order for covid. My mom came, too! K LOVED seeing the animals, and was full of energy and giggles the whole time.

WATER TABLE:

My mom got this for K and she loves it! It has been very hot lately, and she has so much fun while keeping cool.

PLAY DATES:

We have been able to see some buddies, and K has had such a great time seeing her friends!

FOOD FAVORITES:

We had Chicago style deep dish pizzas sent to us and oh my goodness they were DELICIOUS! This one is half canadian bacon and half mushroom.

My mom stayed over one evening and we had a place called Clean Juice. This salad was SO tasty!! It had nuts, avacados, eggs, quinoa, and feta cheese. Yum!!

Double chocolate avacado muffins! Such a yummy, healthy treat. These go fast in our house! My sister-in-law came over and made them with me.

Pineapple boats! These are so fun to make.

WORKOUTS:

My at-home workouts typically include baby K these days! Sometimes I miss the gym and classes, plus the hour to myself. I do love saving money and utilizing what I have at home. K is the cutest workout buddy, too!

We run together, and do a lot of stroller barre.

If I wait until her naptime, I enjoy using my kettlebells and stairs to do some full body exercises.

OTHER:

My heart is in a good place since my miscarriage, and I am looking forward to all of the good things happening right now!

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend, and I’m looking forward to catching up with all of you!

With love,

Carly

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Foodie Friday-This Week In Healthy Food Favorites

Hello, and happy Friday!! We just got the car loaded, and are on the way to Michigan for our annual lake vacation with my husband’s family. Now that K is running around, it will be even more fun. There will be a lot of kids for her to play with!

This is my absolute favorite picture from last year. It is so crazy how big this sweet girl is now! Excuse me while I go cry. Lol!

Okay, now let’s get on to the food part of this post!

We ate pretty darn well this week! Here are my favorites….

Chipotle!! Brown rice, fajitas, tomatoes, corn, guacamole, and a side of chicken.

Okay….this was legit the best salad I have ever had!! I actually got it twice in one week. My mom came for the day and we decided to try a place called Clean Juice for lunch. I got a salad with SO many tasty toppings and avacado toast. YUM!

BBQ chicken cornbread skillet in the cast iron. This meal is so easy and tasty!!

Stuffed peppers, bread, and a salad.

Pasta with meat sauce and an english muffin.

Well, that’s all for today. I’m off to catch up on all of your posts during our long drive. I hope you all have a great weekend!

With love,

Carly

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Foodie Food-This Week In Tasty Meals And An Update

Hello, and happy Friday! Things have been crazy around here, and I am finally able to take a minute to myself. K is napping, and I just finished cleaning. Anyway, on to our big news….

WE ARE BUILDING A HOUSE! Everything has been happening so quickly, and we finally made the decision to just go with it. I am THRILLED with the design, and can’t wait to move my family to a beautiful community, close to my husband’s work. We have a lot to do, and actually have to have our current house in contract by August. We will probably have to move into an apartment until the new place is ready!

In other news, my sister-in-law is moving out when we get home from vacation because she found an apartment. I am excited to hit up her pool the rest of the summer!

Now that I have shared that, let’s move onto FOOD FAVORITES from the week. I decided to plan some fun meals and they all turned out so yummy!!

Healthier sloppy joes with corn on the cob!

Cast iron salmon!

Chicken sausage, sweet potato, and veggie skillet!

Terriaki chicken stir fry over brown rice!

Chili mac! This was delicious!! I made it meat free and loved it.

Well, that is all for today! Baby is up and we are going to head out on a jog/walk.

Have a wonderful weekend, and Happy Father’s Day to all of the amazing dad’s out there!

With love,

Carly