Weekend Adventures (photo overload)

After a busy, but fun weekend, it is time for an update.

Saturday started with delicious pancakes

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Andrew and I then picked up my mom and we headed to the Gap. Great sales this weekend! And I bought some fall/winter clothes :) Andrews new kicks

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While Andrew had a friend to play, I painted the garage door the final color.

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It looks so much better

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Andrew spent the night at a friends.  I worked on house projects and watched divergent. A nice little night,  and a good movie.

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Sunday started with a not friendly visitor

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He scared me when I came in and he was staring in the window haha

My new tshirt!

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after finished t25, I have lost 15lbs. So I sent in my stats and pics and got this shirt! I wore it with pride

now to lose 20 more….

Andrew and I made our own applesauce after church

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And then we went on a bike ride with the family.It was the perfect day.

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Now to begin a great week, plans to come….

Question for you:

What did you do this weekend?

 

Apple Cinnamon Paleo Pancakes

For the first time, in a long time, Andrew and I were able to make a good breakfast. Not even that, a great breakfast!

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Whenever I have the time, and I want a new recipe, I always go to pinterest. And this time, I found a good one. I just modified it a bit

Apple Cinnamon Pale Pancakes

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup almond meal/flour
  • 1/4 cup tapioca flour
  • 1/3 cup coconut flour
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 2tbsp cinnamon
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 full fat coconut cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 medium apples
  • 1tbsp grassfed butter
  • cinnamon

Directions:

1.)Mix the dry ingredients. and set aside

2.) In a medium ball, whisk eggs

3.) Mix rest of the ingredients with the eggs.

4.) Mix wet ingredients into dry

5.) Cut and dice apple. Place in bowl with butter and cinnamon. Heat in microwave for 2 minutes.

6.) Fold apples into mix.

7.) Let sit for 5 minutes. Add more tapioca flour or water depending on consistency.

8.) Cook on skillet

9.) Top with butter and maple syrup.

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Easy as that! and super delicious. Andrew loves them as well. You can find almond flour at trader joes or online. Also if yoi dont have coconut flour or tapioca flour, jist use almond for the whole thing

I found the original recipe here

Question for you:

What is your favorite type of pancake?

Just alittle bit of paint

Besides the many days I have been working, and the new workout routine (sorry for all the workout posts), I have also been finishing some little household projects. And all of them right now, seem to involve paint :)

The first I started was the garage door. The previous door was rotting, and Im pretty sure you could just kick it in haha. Now I have the new door!

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my brother and dad were nice enough to hang this new steel door. So pretty. Today I painted the inside white. And this weekend I hope to finish the outside.

My sister in law also introduced me to chalk paint. Never heard of it?! me neither. We found manyyyyy colors at Joann’s.

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(check for a coupon before you go. they always have them)

For the chalk paint, I took my old toy chest that my parents still had.

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(I just couldn’t get rid of it)

And painted the top grey and bottom white. It is now in the back room and holds all our blankets. And my neice and nephew when they come over :)

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Next up, was my old night stand as a kid. It was white, and had definitely seen better days.

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It is now a pretty grey that goes in my bedroom

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And last, but not least, this end table that was in the living room, and now is painted blue.

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I’m not sure about this one. I thought it was more navy than royal blue. But I left it just to see if it grow on me.

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So that’s about all the painting for the past few weeks. It is great to take something you weren’t fond of because of the color, and make it new with just a little bit of paint :)

Question for you:

Do you like to paint?

-I do!if you ever need help let me know

What was the last thing you painted? (or remember painting)

What I ate Wednesday: Simple eats

Yesterday was a busy day of catch up, simple eats, and a nap. After working lots, I needed a day to play catch up with laundry, dishes, papers damn bills, workouts, and a nap :)

The morning started with LOTS of coffee. I was dragging but knew I needed to seize the day

Breakfast was eggs and bacon

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After taking andrew to school, I unloaded and reloaded the dishwasher (where do all these dishes come from when I am at work all day!) Then started laundry, and ran to the store real quick.

Then it was time to get down to business. I knew that if I didn’t work out, it wasn’t going to happen. I just started p90x3 and since I missed Monday, I did both Monday and Tuesdays workout.

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Let me tell you, I LOVEDDDD it. And they are only 30minutes! I did total synergistics and agility x. I definitely recommend this program. and even though, I didn’t have a pull up bar at the time, I just did push ups.

Lunch time was calling my name after two sweaty workouts. Roast beef with a little bit of cheese and ketchup, cucumbers, and grapes for dessert.

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Then it was nap time. I slept for an hour! My body definitely needed the rest :)

After that it was time to clean the bathrooms. I would pay someone each week to this job haha. Andrew was finally home for school and it was time for a snack. meatballs and snow peas for me. I could feel my body needing more protein

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The rest of the night was low key. I was still exhausted. So Andrew and I watched 10 kids and counting while eating stew and then dessert was a chocolate shakeology.

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This time it was chocolate shake, pecans, maple syrup, and water. delicious :)

Lots of delicious eats! simple. but good :)

Question for you

What is something yummy you have had recently?

Since it is getting cold, do you switch what you eat/drink to stews, soups, and hot coffee?

 

 

 

working the days away

The past two weeks have been crazy. ExaMple:

  • Monday: work
  • Tuesday:work
  • Wednesday: work
  • Thursday: laundry, grocery store,cook, clean, community group
  • Friday: work
  • Saturday:work
  • Sunday:work
  • Monday:work
  • (Today )Tuesday: cook, clean, workout,nap,hang out with a drew
  • Wednesday :work
  • Thursday: off work!!!!
  • Friday: on call
  • Sat and sun: off work!!

As you can see, i have been working an awful lot. Not only to help my uNit at the hospital out, But also to pay for a few tHings around the house. Like a new furnance and new tires on my car.

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All things that need to be repaired before winter. Now to find fun things to spend it on! Haha

Even though i was away from andrew wayyyyy too much we talked everyday and he came to visit me at work. He had lunch with In the cafeteria. Like our own little mini date

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And then when i came home I had the prettiest flowers and card. It was very sweet. 20141012_194755apparently these were “go cardinals” flowers that were sold at the store here in st louis haha. Loved his picture

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Then today, I walked him to school. Something we havent done in two weeks. Best part of the day for sure.

So even though work has taken me from andrew, I know that it will help us in the future :) and im off this weekend!

Question for you:

What is the last big thing you Bought?

Do you have trouble spending money on yourself?

Recipe Links

I have FINALLY been able to attack my gmail account! It was seriously suffering, and being left out.I check and delete emails in yahoo, but gmail always is last. I get A LOT of blogs sent there that I love! Especially all the recipes, so I thought I would take the time to share with you guys!

Paleo Parents

-Autumn Breakfast Cakes

with veggies added. andrew wont even know ;-)

- ALLLL Things Apple
seriously. apple sauce. butter. waffles. pork chops. You name iT!

 Primal Palate

-Apple Crisp

PaleOMG

-Protein Pumpkin chocolate Chip Cookies

-Pumpkin Waffles because we all know its pumpkin season :)

Taylor Made It Paleo

-Maple Spice Cake in a Mug

 -Mini Pumpkin Loaves

Cavegirl Cuisine

-Stuffed Pork Chops

-Breakfast Pancake Burrito. Must try this ASAP!

Well since most of these are desserts or sweets, I should I just label this blog sugar high! haha. Ok there is a few breakfasts, and a dinner in there ;-)

Question for you:

What is your favorite recipe that you have tried lately?

 

 

Weekly weigh in success

Ohhh My. So u meant to publish this at the beginning of the week, but it has been alittle crazy. I picked up two extra shifts. Yep. Five 12 hour shifts. I was only off thursday. (my paycheck will thank me later)

So lets get to the good stuff….

Finally a successful week! The past few weeks I have gone up and down a lb here, and a lb there. And finally after really focusing on my eats (aka using my myfitnesspal and shakeology), and working out.  finally I was seeing weight lose!-

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( shakeology and t25 before cheering on the cardinals)

I am officially down 14.5lbs from may!!! i could not be happier. I have more energy. I sleep better. My clothes fit better, and I am able to wear old/smaller scrubs to work, that earlier this year wouldnt even Fit over my hips!!!

Shakeology is definitely helping with my sugar cravings. Which i usually get at evening/night so thats when i have My shake. You can check the shakes out here!

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nEW pLAN: start p90x3 on monday!!!

I am really excited to start this new program. I LOVEDDDD t25, which helped me lose the 15lbs. But im ready for a new challenge :)

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So here is to a new awesome week!! My goal is to hit the 170s By the end of the Month, just 2.5lbs. I can do this!!!

Question for you

What are your goals this month?