all the green

Hi friends! How are you? I hope you had a wonderful weekend. 🙂 We ended up staying in town, which ended up being the perfect choice. Since we were gone last weekend, we could catch up around the house, enjoy time as a family, binge-watch Shameless (after the kids are asleep, of course haha), and celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.

Friday afternoon, when I picked Liv up from school, I thought it would be fun to take the girls to the carnival one last time. They happily got their wristbands and rode tons of rides,

Liv jumping


Carnival with the girls

(Shirt is from Willow Bloom // jeans <— on sale right now // shoes // purse)

The Pilot met us after work for more rides and the girls’ first funnel cake. I can’t believe they’d never had one! It Liv thought it was the best thing she’s ever had, and P is also a huge fan of anything coated in powdered sugar.  

The girls with funnel cake

We went home and made Sunbasket for dinner, and worked on our computers while watching Netflix like the party animals we are. Friday afternoon, Liv mentioned that the leprechaun is supposed to come and leave chocolate coins and we needed to set up a leprechaun trap for him. Is this a new thing? Is this like Elf on the Shelf? WHY. So the leprechaun did end up making an appearance…after a late-night Target run.

Saturday morning, we had breakfast here at home and the girls played outside all morning. Watching them play outside is one of the best things ever. The weather has warmed up, so they could happily ride their scooters, jump on the trampolines, dance to music (I just take this little Bluetooth speaker outside) and ride their Power Wheels. 

The Pilot and I took turns hitting up the gym,

Gym it

and we enjoyed the quintessential American St. Patrick’s Day feast: slow-cooked meat, potatoes, carrots,

Slow cooker

(I threw everything in the slow cooker that morning, with peppercorns, mustard powder, garlic, onion, a little brown sugar to sear the meat, salt, pepper, and lots of bay leaves)

St pattys meal

cabbage on the grill,


(just add butter, salt, pepper, garlic powder, wrap in foil and throw on the grill)

and the best cookies ever.

sugar cookies with green icing

Why are these so amazing?! I feel like no cookie can ever really compare. 

We had Bailey’s with almond milk while watching another couple episodes of Shameless. We’re both completely sucked in, and I feel like I could watch it for HOURS. Thankfully the small part in my brain that wants me to be productive or you know, sleep, keeps giving me the nudge when it’s time to call it quits. It reminds me of the early days when we were dating and we’d fall asleep on the couch watching multiple episodes of Grey’s Anatomy. I’d wake up to the little beep-y intro song in the middle of the night. 

Sunday morning, the girls had their usual animal banana-oat pancakes (Liv requested a pig, and P wanted a puppy)

and I filmed some new workout videos while the Pilot took the girls to run errands. (Stay tuned! YAY finally updated the ol’ YouTube page.)

Dinner was at Salty Snapper, one of the few places that’s open here on Sunday, but always good.

Salty snapper

Hope you enjoyed the weekend, too!

What did you do for St. Patrick’s Day? Any fun stories from this weekend? What’s on your workout plan today? If you’re looking for ideas, the March workout plan can be found here!

Happy Monday! Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today.



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  1. Janice O'Kane on March 19, 2018 at 8:09 am

    Yummy, your St Patrick’s Day feast looks so scrumptious! Haha, Liv telling you the leprechaun comes and leaves chocolate coins cracked me up! That’s a new one for me as well – but thank goodness for late night Target runs right?!! I celebrated the day by going to a friend’s Fabulous 50th birthday party, and last night we got about 6″ of spring snow!

    • Fitnessista on March 19, 2018 at 2:25 pm

      sounds like a perfect weekend! hope your monday is going well <3

  2. Mari on March 19, 2018 at 9:21 am

    Looks like a fun weekend!! That 2nd pic of the girls on the purple car is too cute – the way that your younger daughter is smiling reminds me of your old posts where you’d show your older daughter “cheesin” for the camera. Btw I’m so glad you recommended Sunbasket!! Because of your posts about it, I decided to try it and I love it!! I’ve tried other meal kits before like a Blue Apron but I didn’t like them. Sunbasket is amazing though! I love how most everything is organic and the meals are so easy to make! I’m about to start my 3rd week of meals!

    • Fitnessista on March 19, 2018 at 2:25 pm

      she is such a little cheese! YAY so happy to hear you’ve been enjoying sunbasket! i love blue apron when i’m feeling fancy, but i love how easy and healthy the sun basket meals are. xoxo

  3. Fiona @ Get Fit Fiona on March 19, 2018 at 9:37 am

    That St Patrick’s Day cookie looks so good! I went out for green beer on Saturday afternoon with my dad and brother.

    • Fitnessista on March 19, 2018 at 2:26 pm

      sounds perfect!

  4. Katie on March 19, 2018 at 9:42 am

    I ran a 7.77k in the morning…then saw Hamilton for St. Patrick’s Day!

    • Fitnessista on March 19, 2018 at 2:26 pm

      you win for best st. patrick’s day! HOW WAS IT?! i want to see it again already

      • Katie on March 20, 2018 at 11:21 pm

        It was…AMAZING!!!! I want to see it again already too! I am trying to figure out if I just justify seeing it the next time I’m in NYC or Chicago, haha. It is only in Denver for another couple of weeks!!

  5. milania dela cruz on March 19, 2018 at 9:45 am

    love P’s smile.
    i worked 24 hours in the VA on Saturday bahh but it’s all good.
    went to the store yesterday to get corned beef but they were out! like what??

    • Fitnessista on March 19, 2018 at 2:27 pm

      that’s crazy!! i was surprised that our grocery store was super picked over, too

  6. Jennifer on March 19, 2018 at 9:47 am

    Is Liv too young to start pulling your leg? Like maybe she totally knows this isn’t a thing but is hopeful you’ll get chocolate lol. I know my nieces went through a phase where they started to make stuff up, in hopes of creating a new tradition. I can’t remember any specifics, but I remember asking a lot “Does your friend do this? Where did you hear this?”

    • Fitnessista on March 19, 2018 at 2:12 pm

      that’s what tom said! he was like, “i think she’s messing with us”
      when she went off on her whole leprechaun spiel, we were like thanks for the errand haha

  7. Emily @ Pizza & Pull-Ups on March 19, 2018 at 10:41 am

    Those cookies are so good! Sounds like a great weekend.

    • Fitnessista on March 19, 2018 at 2:12 pm

      hope you had a great weekend, too!

  8. Kelli @ Hungry Hobby on March 19, 2018 at 11:57 am

    Shameless is like a trainwreck that you can’t pull your eyes away from ha ha!

    • Fitnessista on March 19, 2018 at 2:11 pm

      we’re obsessed with it. all of the episodes are so perfectly random

  9. Taryn on March 19, 2018 at 12:38 pm

    This whole leprechaun thing is so confusing! We never had that when I was young, but my first grader went on and on about building a trap, and my preschooler said he is naught and totally wreaked havoc on their classroom! What happened to just wearing green so you don’t get pinched?

    • Fitnessista on March 19, 2018 at 2:11 pm

      same. i was like, “where did this come from?”
      at her san diego preschool, the leprechaun visited their class, but now he’s supposed to come to our house?
      i like the just wearing green idea 😉

  10. Virjinia @ With Purpose and Kindness on March 19, 2018 at 2:51 pm

    I took a Low Intensity spin class today (100% in the saddle and lighter resistance) so that felt good! This is the first year I’ve heard about the leprechaun. That’s just so much work! Props for making that Target run for your girls!

  11. Julie on March 19, 2018 at 3:55 pm

    My older kid is 3 1/2 and came home talking about the leprechaun trap too! What the heck? We told him it only visits school and didn’t do anything but I’m not sure we’ll be able to get away with skipping it next year!

  12. Brandi on March 19, 2018 at 5:19 pm

    Shameless is SO good!

  13. Megan @ Skinny Fitalicious on March 19, 2018 at 9:36 pm

    I have never had a funnel cake either. My boyfriend made on last year and I was like what is that thing a sugar bomb?

  14. Stephanie Woods on March 20, 2018 at 8:40 am

    Really random question. I bought similar bandaid shoes and have had a hard time keeping the toes of them clean. Not sure why but I’ll blame chasing after my 1 and 3 yr old 🙂 How do you keep yours so clean???

    • Fitnessista on March 20, 2018 at 10:11 am

      it’s hard to tell from the pic but the grey ones are pretty dirty! i clean the base part with a baby wipe and a little baking soda, and if the fabric gets dirty i’ll just use a damp washcloth

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