Archives for January 2013

The famous turkey burger recipe

As I mentioned last week, Wednesdays have become crock pot night at our house.

Or hot bar night?

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Yes, that too.

The Pilot has his Master’s class Wednesday night (via webcam correspondence), and I work during the day, so dinner is fast and furious. Yesterday I decided that if I can’t get it in the slow cooker on my lunch break, how about hot bar all around? Madre, Liv and I had a wonderful dinner together, and then I brought the Pilot some food home to sneak into the office during his class.

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Last night was also the night that Caro opened the pantry while I was upstairs putting Livi to sleep, dragged out the bag of Snap Crisps and was quickly found, happily munching away with her head in the bag.


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Avoiding the class energy slump

Hi friends <3 Don’t forget to check in for Winter Shape Up and enter our second giveaway if you haven’t already! It’s a good one 🙂 Some things of lately: Beautiful flowers (the sunflower was a nice cheery contrast to the gloomy weather we’ve had lately) The Pilot’s famous turkey burgers: (the best part: lots […]

Chicken Crust Pizza + WSU Giveaway 2

Yesterday, I was really in the mood for some pizza. Actually I’m not sure what it’s like to not be in the mood for pizza. The only dilemma: we had no crust ingredients, and Livi was snoozing peacefully upstairs. I thought of the ground organic chicken we had in the fridge: and decided to make it […]

Baby signs

There are so many moments in your baby’s life that will shock you and fill you with happiness that you didn’t know existed. Just a few on the very long list: How dang cute they look in those little hooded towels.. the first real word, “mama,” “dada” or in our case: “eye” when they smile […]

Peanut butter cup amazeballs

It was only a matter of time, right? Since amazeballs are a standard snack in our house, I love to come up with new flavor combos. Recently, I’ve been switching up my nut butter rotation. I’ve always loved almond butter, but way back before I knew AB existed (and my wallet was a lot happier), […]

Behind the scenes

Hi friends 🙂 Holy Winter Shape Up excitement! All day today, I’ve been thrilled to read your comments and hear about your workouts. I’m so happy you’re enjoying the first workout! It’s going to be a great 4 weeks. Behind the scenes of the Winter Shape Up blogging, our house is in shambles. Ok, not […]

Winter Shape Up 2013 Intro Post

Let’s get this party started, shall we? I’m so, so happy to hear that you appreciated the early meal plan and workout posts. I’ll continue to post them over the weekend so everyone can plan! Have you done workout 1 already? Be sure to check out the end of this post for your chance to […]

Winter Shape Up 2013: Week 1 Workout

Are you ready to pump some iron?! The first 2013 workout uses just a few tools: a jump rope (if you want to do the included warm-up; this is optional as it can easily be replaced with high knees), a kettlebell or heavy dumbbell, set of dumbbells and your own body weight. Here’s a warmup […]

Winter Shape Up 2013: Week 1 Fuel

Whenever I say “Happy Winter Shape Up,” I hear Elizabeth Banks in my brain. I couldn’t help it, haha. Welcome to the 2013 Winter Shape Up! I’m especially excited for this year because I’m partnering with a good training friend for one of the workouts (surprise!) and it will also be the first year with […]

Share the love

The coolest thing happened at Starbucks yesterday! (Ok, second coolest thing since I met my husband there.) I drove up to the window to pay for our order, and the barista told me that the car in front of us had already paid for it. It was such a fun, thoughtful surprise and added a […]

Stichfix #3

was a HOME RUN. I wasn’t planning on blogging about my most recent box -I figured two was a perfect amount of posts to showcase the types of things I’ve been getting- and then I opened it. It’s just too good. I really feel like my stylist KNOWS me. Of course, I have no idea […]

My kinda club

Whenever I physically injure myself, I tend to laugh first and then cry. We got to the basketball game last night (almost late, per usual), and the Pilot still had to change into his white shirt in the car since it was a whiteout game. I said, “Hurry, let’s go!” and as I quickly jumped […]