Saturday, May 18, 2013

A day of nothing

I'm currently enjoying my "me" time that I haven't had much of these days. We don't have a single thing planned for the weekend, and I can't remember that last time this occurred. I'm soaking it in, and wishing this weekend would not end.
I slept in until 8am, O.M.G that felt amazing! I can't remember the last time I did that either! Made the hubs breakfast-

We are addicted to to this Sweet Potato Breakfast Hash that I mentioned HERE. Topped with a few eggs this stuff is delicious and the perfect meal pre workout.
We got in a great workout this morning at Title Boxing then did some quick grocery shopping. I'm now working on some of the biz stuff for my new adventure, which I mentioned HERE.

By the time we got home it was time for lunch so I ate some leftover chicken salad that I had made earlier on in the week.

 I just threw this simple recipe together. We had smoked some organic whole chickens so I took some of the chicken and shredded it to make some chicken salad. I added some non-fat greek yogurt and a tad bit of low-fat mayo, lemon juice, fresh parsley and cilantro, salt, pepper, some chopped apple, pumpkin seeds, and a handful of unsweetened dried cranberries. Delish and filling!

We then plan on heading to Church and then dinner at Ciao for a date night. Something else that hasn't happened in several weeks. We've had a gift card to Ciao since Christmas, lol I told you we don't go out much. I've been hearing such great things about this place so I'm super excited to try it!!

Oh- I also wanted to share this awesome picture from Botanica last weekend. The flowers are absolutely gorgeous right now!

We celebrated Mother's Day by taking Pat's Mom to lunch at La Fiesta after Church and then headed to Botanica to enjoy the nice weather and beautiful flowers. We then came home and I spent the afternoon cooking up a storm for my family. We grilled some delicious hamburgers and sausages followed with some yummy coleslaw, grilled sweet potatoes, jalapeno poppers, corn casserole, and pink lemonade cupcakes. We were STUFFED to say the least. It was a great day spent with both of our Mom's so blessed to have them both in our lives! 


Tuesday, May 14, 2013

New adventures...

Welp- I've taken on a new adventure, something I am truly passionate about! Have you heard of this company?? Please tell me yes. I've been obsessed with this stuff for some time now, so finally decided why not sell?! Stella & Dot designs an irresistible line of fashion jewelry and fashion accessories that can be purchased exclusively at home jewelry parties or online. What I really love is that even the celebs where this stuff, their products are continually featured in People, InStyle, Lucky, Vogue, and more!
I love the idea and concept, the products, the amazing women I have met thus far, etc. Please let me know if you'd be interested in hosting a trunk show either in person or online- what does this mean for you?? Well free jewelry of course! There are multiple ways of getting a hold of me- visit or my facebook page-, or email is fine as well! Even if you are not local we can still do an online party and you will receive the same amazing benefits!

Reese Witherspoon in the Serenity Stone Drops


Beth Behrs and Katherine Heigl in the Bahari Necklace

Katy Perry in Renegade Cluster Bracelet (one of my top picks)

Selena Gomez in Rebel Pendant Necklace

I just can't get enough of this stuff... until next time:)

Ps- Make sure to become a follower of my blog for new updates/specials/promotions as well! I will post on here also. If you do not know how to become a follower- just scroll to the bottom of the page and on the lower right hand side- click - join site, you will then receive any updates, would love to have you follow along!


Friday, May 10, 2013

$880 on shoes

It's not a big secret that I have a major shopping obsession, which I know stresses my husband out quite a bit. But a girl has to have a hobby right?! So I found this extremely funny when Patty boy told me about his dream the other night-- it went something like this. I came home with a huge shopping bag from Foot Locker, which entailed $880 worth of shoes and I over drafted our checking account-- LOL. First of all I can think of many shoe stores I could spend $880 on shoes much before Foot Locker. Still funny though...

So what shoes could I spend that kind of money on???

How about these I'm currently obsessing over..

Who wouldn't want a pair of one of the hottest trends right now- cage shoes?! These are my fav- Vince Camuto via Nordstrom, although I have many others I'm drooling over..

I love these Dolce Vita wedges via Nordstrom. I actually tried these on and they were super comfy even more of a plus. The thick straps and neutral colors would make them good with just about any outfit.

 Oh how I long for a pair of Sam Edelman's- especially these spicy little things. Wouldn't these be cute with a fun bright colored dress?? Via Piperlime


I love these cute little turquoise flats also be Dolce Vita via Piperlime- this brand is starting to become one of my favs.

Just simple little black wedges - currently at on the hautelook website for $49, now that is a steal!

And the list could go on and on...


Wednesday, May 8, 2013

What I ate Wednesday

Boy, is it only Wednesday? I feel like it should be Friday tomorrow. We have a busy weekend ahead of us, moving my little sis home from college and then celebrating Mother's Day, but it will be nice to spend some good time with the fam. Lately, I feel like I have realized much more- family is such a blessing, a blessing that is so easily taken for granted. They are really the only ones who will always have your back, be there for you at absolutely any second, the good and the bad, be honest when you need to hear the truth, support anything you do, and continually give you the confidence and courage to persevere! And that is what truly matters...unconditional love.

I haven't gotten much sleep the last few nights, I'm usually out once I hit the bed and never budge until the alarm goes off, but for some reason I've tossed and turned all week, finding it impossible to sleep. It's finally catching up with me, I could literally fall asleep as I'm typing this. I pray for a good nights' rest!

So here's what I ate today on this Wednesday--

Breakfast- Easy Delicious Breakfast Hash courtesy of one of my fav food blogs, love this girl and the blog. It never disappoints.

Via PaleOMG

Snack- protein shake with unsweetened almond milk

Lunch- I made a yummy salad with spinach leaves, some turkey bacon, feta cheese, sliced turkey, and some pumpkin seeds, topped with a little EVOO and vinegar. This held me over until my preworkout snack.

Snack- celery with natural almond butter, lowfat string cheese with a few slices of organic turkey breast

I got out of work on time to make my 5:30pm title boxing class, my tiredness was catching up with me and I was honestly dreading the class, but once I got going I felt great, and was SO happy that I didn't skip, its just what I needed after a day/week like I've had. However, my body is now completely exhausted- I did some intense strength training last night- shoulders, biceps, and back, and after punching a bag for an hour tonight, holy cow-- I can barely lift my arms.

Dinner- I came home to dinner on the table- I love these kind of meals:) Patty boy through together some chicken fajita meat (we buy our chicken from Yoder meats- you can find pastured and cage free chicken there) and sauteed peppers/onions, topped with some salsa verde.

I then threw together a quick side of some yummy coleslaw, this is my new favorite go-to side dish. It's delish and dairy free, you would never know! You can find the recipe HERE. Another blog favorite. Why can't I spend my day reading blogs??

Via Detoxinita

That's it for today, its time for some shut-eye.


Monday, May 6, 2013

Food blogger? Why not?

This past weekend was a complete whirlwind. I had an extremely stressful week at work, what's new though? Absolutely no free time at all. Then Friday we were out of town for a funeral, followed with an extremely long day on Saturday. I helped a friend with a wedding out in McPherson, the wedding was absolutely beautiful, so sad that the weather wasn't nicer, hard to believe its May. I literally felt like I had been hit by a truck on Sunday though, I was then stupid enough to go for a 3 mile run and a long walk with Buddy, which only made matters worse. A person who sits at a desk every day definitely gives their body a wake up call after standing for 13 hours, holy cow!
So I fell a bit off track over the weekend and need to get back on track, so I thought why not blog what I eat a few days a week to hold myself accountable? Sure sounds like a great idea. So- if you are not interested in knowing what I ate today then feel no need to read any further:)
Within the last few months I completed the Whole30 program (which I would definitely recommend). During this program I can't even describe how good I felt by the end of the 30 days! I used to be an avid diet coke drinker, and have now not had a diet coke in months! I've been researching a lot and I had no idea that diet soda, or any soda for that matter has the same affects on your body as alcohol does, crazy! Needless to say, I love the way my body felt after eating whole foods, no processed junk at all. I felt stronger, more awake, more energized, my digestive system was better, and I even think it helped clear up my allergies! So during this little 30 day deal, I cut out gluten and dairy among many other things. Gluten was easy, dairy was definitely tough though. However, I felt so good after the program I've continued to leave gluten out of my diet and have only added back in a bit of dairy because I loved the way I felt. I've quit worrying about calories and try to eat 5-6 small meals a day. I've also gone organic, which I LOVE. I honestly can tell a difference in the produce, meats, etc. in my mind definitely worth the extra money! So after completely detoxing your body from these foods when you do indulge, you definitely FEEL it on your body, and I always find it hard to get back on track. Soo... self- let's stay motivated!

Breakfast- 3 egg whites, 1 egg, 2 pieces uncured bacon and spinach leaves sauteed in Ghee (clarified butter), Coffee with low fat coconut milk

Snack- Protein shake with unsweetened almond milk and handful of raw almonds

Lunch-  Tuna with 1 tblsp low fat mayo and mustard, mixed with pumpkin seeds and one serving of nut thins w/ flax seeds

Snack- One cup raw celery with raw almond butter, 2 slices turkey breast and 1 piece low fat string cheese

Workout- 1 hour cycle class- 10 min leg band workout- 2 mile walk

Dinner- Baked Siracha Salmon and Roasted Broccoli drizzled with EVOO

This entire day is about 1600 calories, a bit more than I would like to have had but I definitely got in a lot of protein- this comes to about 147 grams and I typically try and stay between 100-125 grams of protein but I also cut out most carbohydrates today to try and help bounce back.

Lastly, you may wonder what this is? Well - I continually try and get my husband to eat healthy, but its not the easiest task. One of his favorite foods are chips, so I decided to make my own version. I'm currently dehydraing some sweet potatoes to make sweet potato chips, I'm so excited to see how they turn out! Basically just slice one large sweet potato into very small slices, I then topped with some salt, pepper, paprika, and chives. Great snack option!