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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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Our Family And Food-Filled Memorial Day Weekend

Hello, all! I hope you are well, and had a nice (long) weekend. K has been walking all over, and rarely sits still! She will get into anything that she has access to, and keeps us on our toes! She has a big, wonderful personality, and I am soaking up her being little.

This past weekend was so nice, as we enjoyed awesome weather, and lots of family time.

FRIDAY:

My mom came over for the day, which was so nice! We got lunch at a delicious vegan restaurant called Portia’s Cafe. Everything was so fresh and tasty. I had a wrap with tons of veggies and hummus, and the most delicious, healthy, strawberry cheesecake I have ever had!!

A little later in the day, I had a delivery come to the door. The cutest edible arrangement! Such a fun surprise! The fruit was so fresh and yummy. K and I ate it up quickly!

That evening, my husband and I started watching the show Locke and Key. It is SO good and we have watched a lot over the weekend evenings!!

SATURDAY:

My husband ordered my absolute favorite coffee from the cutest bookstore in North Carolina. I started the day with a cup in my bookstore mug. The smell took me to the beach, and I cannot wait to be there again in October!

After coffee and breakfast, we packed up and headed to the campground that my husband’s family was at.

K enjoyed seeing everyone for the day, and we left at her naptime.

We took a long way home, and stopped to look at some houses while K slept.

We watched more Locke and Key, and ate brats for dinner once K went to bed.

SUNDAY:

The morning was beautiful outside, so we started the day with a long family walk. Spending time with my husband and little girl is the best!!

That afternoon, we got K’s baby pool out and let her play a lot. She had SO much fun, and slept like a champ that night. She had to try a couple different suits on haha.

MONDAY-MEMORIAL DAY:

We took another family walk and it was perfect!!

I went for a jog when K napped, and it started getting SO hot. We hit almost 90 degrees. My mom came for the day, and we took walks, had lunch, and K played in her pool. It was a great day!

Dinner was grilled salmon, veggies, and a salad!

We ended the night with more Locke and Key! We have two episodes left.

That’s all for this update.

Have a wonderful week!

With love,

Carly

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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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Foodie Friday-Eats From This Week And A Life Update

Hello, everyone!! I hope you are doing well and staying safe. More places are beginning to open up around here, but I haven’t been rushing anywhere. K and I have been enjoying outside walks on warm days! We have some great trails around our house, which I love!

I also have been enjoying some outside workouts. I really haven’t missed the gym as much as I thought I would.

As far as food goes, we have been eating well!

My husband made venison in the cast iron skillet and it was so tender! It was perfect over a salad.

My sister-in-law and I made more double chocolate avacado muffins! These are delicious and go quickly around here.

My mom came for a social distance walk and lunch one day! We had Northstar Cafe. I had the veggie burger, and broccoli with peanut sauce. It was SO tasty!!

A yummy salad with lots of toppings!

Chickpea pasta with meat sauce!

We might get takeout tonight!

Well, there you have it. Those are my favorites lately! I look forward to catching up on all your posts.

Have a wonderful weekend, all!

With love, Carly