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Foodie Friday-This Week In Tasty Meals And Life Lately

Hello and Happy Friday, all! I hope you are continuing to stay safe and healthy. Most everything is open here, but baby and I still aren’t going places. My husband has been doing a majority of the grocery shopping. I have done some luch pickups, and Starbucks drive-thru runs to get out.

K is walking all over the place now! She is a ball of energy, and her personality is so fun. Last weekend, we got outside a bunch and enjoyed the warm weather! Unfortunately, it has rained the whole week, so we have been stuck inside.

We sure have been eating well around here. Let’s take a look at what we’ve been having….

Chinese takeout! I love the healthy options they have. I had chicken with lots of veggies and brown rice. The thai sauce was tasty, too.

This meal was DELICIOUS. We made a bbq chicken cornbread bake, and cauliflower mac and cheese.

Chicken drumsticks and sweet potato fries.

Chickpea pasta with meat sauce, and sausages with a salad.

My mom visited one day and we got lunch from a place called Clean Eatz. It was healthy and tasty! I had a goat cheese, pepper, and pesto sandwich, veggies, and the cookie smoothie! Yum!!

OTHER THINGS I’M DOING LATELY:

WATCHING:

*We finished Little Fires Everywhere and it was SO good.

*We are currently watching Dead To Me season 2, and I am loving it as much as the 1st season!

READING:

*I actually started the Harry Potter series over. It is fun reading it as an adult!

OTHER:

*We finally finished our 1000 piece puzzle! It took forever, but looks so cool.

That’s about all for this update! Have a wonderful weekend!

With love,

Carly

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Chocolate Cheesecake Overnight Oats

Hello, all!! Happy hump day! We have been dealing with a teething little one around here, and this mamma is whooped. I hate seeing my little one in pain. She is finally falling asleep after some Tylenol. Hopefully she has a restful night!

Anyway…

I got a craving for overnight oats the other day. Are they still a thing? Haha. I used to make them ALL the time, but now I usually grab a granola bar. I decided to make some in the evening to grab in the morning and was so glad I did!

Here is what I used….

*1 jar of vanilla yogurt (I used Oui brand)

*1 heaping TBSP of cream cheese

*1/2 cup of oats

*1/2 or a little less of milk (I used Almond)

*1/2 to a full scoop of chocolate protein powder (or cocoa)

*1 TBSP flax seeds

TOPPINGS:

*strawberries

*graham crackers

To make:

-Mix everything together minus the toppings and refrigerate overnight.

-Remove from fridge, stir, and add toppings.

It was SO good!! Next time I will probably add almond butter.

I hope you enjoy!

Have a wonderful rest of the week!

With love,

Carly

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Workout Wednesday, Mother’s Day, And A Baby Update

Hello, all! I hope you are well. Today is looking to be a beautiful day, and I am so happy. I love getting outside with K. Speaking of my big girl…

She walked for the first time yesterday! Be still my heart. She thought my cheering my hilarious. My husband got to watch her on Facetime which was fun.

We also had her 15 month checkup yesterday, and she was not happy. It was in the middle of nap, and she was trying to sleep on me until someone messed with her and made her cry. My husband is amazing in these situations, and I missed having him there. They only allow one parent, which is understandable.

On the plus side, she is doing amazing!!

Now, let’s move to MOTHER’S DAY…

Side by side of last year to this year. I love being her mamma so much!

We had a great day! K and I were up early and snuggled on the couch a while. My husband got me Starbucks and flowers, and had K color me a picture.

I did yoga, and took a jog by myself. It was much needed.

Our moms came by to social distance and eat the delicious food my hubs made!

We had a long walk and fire outside.

We ended the day with tv and relaxing on the couch!

MY FAVORITE WORKOUT THIS WEEK:

YOGA!!

I still have been doing my harder workouts, but needed something else for my body. My best friend does yoga all the time, and we both did the same livestream class last night.

It was an hour long class. I put on my essential oils and turned down the lights. I was able to completely relax, and enjoy stillness and deep stretching. My body is thanking me for it today. I forgot the amazing things yoga does for my body, and I will absolutely be incorporating it more.

That’s about all for today!

Have a wonderful rest of the week.

With love,

Carly

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Food, Fitness, And Friday Favorites

Hello, everyone! I hope you are all staying safe and healthy. I sure do miss getting out, just the store, gym class with baby K, wine dates with friends, or a random Starbucks trip. I do feel so lucky to be home with my beautiful baby girl every day. She gets me through, that’s for sure.

Her personality shines, and she is a constant reminder of just how blessed we are.

This week has been pretty chilly, so most days have been spent inside. Today, however, is beautiful! Baby and I took a jog this morning and plan on getting back out after her nap.

Let’s talk favorites this week…

TV:

*Tiger King: we finally jumped on the band wagon and oh my gosh what a crazy show! We binged it in a couple nights after K went to bed.

*Outer Banks: We are loving this show! I have been going to the Outer Banks every year for over 20 years, so that makes it even more fun to watch.

*Nailed It: This show is absolutely hilarious and makes me forget my worries.

Please share your favorites! I love suggestions.

FOOD:

Veggie burgers, taco cups, wheat crust pizza, and a basil burrito from Northstar Cafe. YUM!

FITNESS:

Bands, my new kettlebells, elliptical, hiit videos, and stroller jogs!

OTHER:

*True Crime podcasts

*My library book app for Kindle

Well, friends! That’s all I have for today. I hope you have an excellent weekend.

With love,

Carly

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A Family, Food, And Fitness Update

Hi, all!! The baby is napping and my cleaning is done, so I am relaxing with my cats and favorite chocolate. My mind has been racing quite a bit with everything going on, but I have been counting my blessings every day. Here is a little life update….

BABY:

Or should I say toddler? This kid keeps me on my toes, and I just adore her. She is learning new skills every day, and is absolutely hilarious. She is walking along everything, but not quite without support yet! She makes my days fun, but definitely has way more energy than me.

FITNESS:

Working out at home has been pretty fun actually! I have been using bands, my new kettlebells (thanks, mom), running, and the baby is awesome added weight for squats and stairs. Plus, she thinks it is funny. Win for everyone!!

FOOD:

We are trying to continue to eat well, and cook healthy, tasty meals! Just a few favorites that my wonderful husband cooked…

FAMILY:

When the days are nice, we take walks. Yesterday, we went for a long family walk. It was wonderful! We have some beautiful areas around and the baby loves riding in her truck.

We utilize facetime often to see our families, and play trivia with mine! It has been so fun. We miss everyone though!

PROJECTS:

We have been trying to do some fun projects around the house. My sister-in-law and I made a flag pallet and it turned out so cute!

We also have been working on a puzzle and have a great start on it.

OTHER:

My husband is still working, but baby K and I are hunkered down and enjoying our days together. I hope you are all staying safe and healthy!

That’s all for today!

All my love,

Carly