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?

Putting Pins to Use

The first step to “healthy living and not going stir crazy, was stopping by pinterest. You know all the pins you have, that you put on your boards, in hopes you will change your house, start working out, and making crazy amounts of sweets. Ok that might just be a few of my boards haha

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I have attempted many pins, but mostly workouts, and so far they have been great! But in the past week or so, I have been really looking at my house. There are many projects I just haven’t tackled because of time, laziness, or no plan. So the past weeks, I have been planning. I am not wanting to overdue it, so I wanted to start with the linen closet.

I didn’t want to go crazy. I also knew that my energy level is still pretty low. I can do about one thing a day, that lasts an hour or two, and then I am done for the day. It is still crazy to me, but I am starting to be ok with it haha.

So I found these pictures, and had dreams of my house

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those were just a few ideas I used to gather some supplies. I looked at target, and Walmart, but I really hit the jack pot at Hobby Lobby.

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Everything was on sale, except for the large brown tote, but I used a 40% off for that.

Then it was time to assess the damage…

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EEEKKKKK!!!!!!!!!!!!!

So everything came out, the closet was cleaned, and then it took time to figure out where everything would go.

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But I think it turned out great!

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I also have a plan to have a garage sale this summer, and at the same time,

I took many items out and put downstairs for that! Tackling two tasks at once 🙂

Question for you:

Favorite things to pin?

Who is the most organized in your family?

-I love to organize!

 

 

 

 

 

 

When all there is to do is PIN

With LOTS of time on my hands, I have been reading, walking, catching up shows, and of course checking out pinterest. Even though I don’t have much energy to cook, and I still can’t lift over 10 lbs, so many of these pins will be for the future 🙂

Just click the picture for the link

~ New Workouts ~

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CrossFit Travel WODs

 

~Wedding Fashion~


OH.. This color is fantastic! - Kennedy Blue Bridesmaid Dress

Pink Sleeveless Bead Belt Chiffon Sundress

Bridesmaid Jewelry Name Bracelet Sterling by vintagestampjewels, $28.00

~Wedding hair~

Perfect bridesmaid hair! Elegant, and soft like wedding hair should be!

 

Bridesmaid hair. Bridesmaids can do whatever they would like as long as there is a braid in their hair.

~Spring Fashion~

 

"Yellow, Navy, and Tortoise" by classically-preppy on Polyvore

 

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Color of the year + aqua.

~Paleo Recipes~

Paleo Hungry Man Sweet Potato Casserole

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Homemade Buffalo Chicken Nuggets I Tastes of Lizzy T I   Paleo, grain free, gluten free, sugar free, and dairy free! http://www.tastesoflizzyt.com/2014/02/19/homemade-buffalo-chicken-nuggets/

~Spring Cleaning~

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You can follow me on pinterest too 🙂

Question for you:

My brother is getting married in one month (hence the wedding pins). I am a bridesmaid, and I have been looking for hair style ideas. SO should I wear it down, or put it up?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weekly workouts

Those 12 hour shifts just get in my way! haha. Monday was alittle bit of a bust, but my body needed the rest after Saturday night. I always seem to pick it up at the end of the week.

I wanted to try new workouts, and MAN did I get just that! Of course I think my favorite was the cardio kickboxing class. I woke up on Friday feeling sore and satisfied that I worked some great leg muscles. I love waking up sore for a workout!

Sunday: 12 hour shift
Monday:  Just the squat challenge
Tuesday: 12 hour shift
Wednesday:  30 min ellptical + full body workout
Thursday: Cardio kickboxing
Friday: 30 min bike + arm workout + ab workout
Saturday: 12 hour shift

Wednesday was a New body workout that I found on pinterest board. I have found some great workouts on there for future use!

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Question for you:

Where do you find your workouts?

Would you rather workout with a group or on your own?

Pins to pass along

I feel like every once and awhile I remember about pinterest

And then I get SO excited I go over board

I really need to remember to look at them more often. Does anyone else have this problem?

Well anyway, here are some new pins I just found and I thought I would pass them along!\

Can’t wait to break out the crockpot

 

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Best advice

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New workouts!

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Ideas for kids lunches!

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A great kid party idea

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IF I ever got a puppy, I would get one of these 🙂

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Future craft

 

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Funny just for Friday

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(just click the picture for the link!)

Question for you:

How is your weekend?

Favorite thing to pin on pinterest?

Busy Day Workouts

I love a good workout. But man, I need help to put them together. I have found some great ones on pinterest.

And I just found another!

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I needed to get a workout in, and this one happened at 7am!

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You might say, Kristen, why did you workout so early!?!?! I had a billion things to do.

  • grocery store
  • sign up for Andrew’s summer camp
  • coffee
  • bank
  • church
  • order screen door
  • Andrew’s hair cut

(all before noon!)

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This still is my favorite ten minute workout. It is a must try!

Others that I recently pinned:

Question for you:

Where do you get your workout inspiration?

Pinterest Workouts

After finding the crossfit workout on pinterest, I having been looking all over for new workouts!

I get bored easily. I also don’t work out nearly as hard as I should, so I find a workout and follow that- and it works!

Here are some good ones!

  • I tried this workout on Monday, and I was sore immediately. I did it two times through

leg workout

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  • HOLY MOLY. this next one is a good one! I was sore for days, but never felt like giving up during the workout.

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Question for you:

What workout have  you done most recently?

Have you tried workouts with a kettlebell?

Beating the sugar

I have to be honest and say, I am NOT a fan of the Easter bunny. He is still haunting me

candy is everywhere!!!

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I. can’t. Stop. eating!!!!!!!!!!!!! It is very frustrating to get back on the wagon. I was doing so well

Even with all the food consumption, I have been making it to the gym for some great workouts. Mini crossfit, being sore from yesterday, and today was 30 min on the elliptical and 30 min walking on the treadmill at an incline

Later, Andrew and I went to the park and played baseball for 45 minutes

I have been looking at pinterest for inspiration…..

My next step…to make a “board” to put on my frig

Hopefully it will help me stay away…. (or maybe I should get some locks!)

Question for you:

How do you get back on track after holidays?

mr flowers didn’t survive the winter

I guess its time….

I obviously can’t talk about everything that is going on in my life. A girl has to keep some secrets right?!?! 😉

So if we back up a bit… I haven’t seen Mr Flower’s since October (this  is the last time he was here) Even though there has been skype, it just wasn’t the same.

In December, I was suppose to head to Kansas to visit him and his twin girls. The night before, he canceled. There is a lot going on in his life, and I understood. Well it happened again just a week ago. After a lot of thought, prayers, and tears, I realized I wasn’t a priority in the relationship anymore. It has been going on for awhile.

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I decided I deserved to be treated better.  It was extremely difficult, especially since I believed that he was “the one”

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of course, family and friends have there for me.

My friend Shannon sent me this, just as a reminder that you shouldn’t wait around for the wrong one

Mandy, my sister in law, and I are going shopping this Sunday. A girl always needs to shop

 My dad has been helping me with my house. And my mom has been asking me constantly how I am doing

All my friends have been texting and calling to see how things are going. Amanda is trying to get me out there already haha

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Even with all that help…..the songs, my house, food, you know everything, reminds me of Mr. Flowers. I know it will just take time, but it has been really hard. I also need to stay busy and one day I’ll be ready to get out there.

171207223303764336_5bESzeXE_cTomorrow is a new day, and hopefully with each day, I will be stronger and back to my happy self. My biggest  fear is ending up alone. (and I’ll be the old cat lady on the block haha)

I have been going to yoga and working out. Its time to focus on me (and andrew) for a little bit 🙂

Question for you:

What is your favorite inspirational quote?

Things to share

I try to read and follow different blogs and articles. These are a few things I found interesting 🙂

  • A delicious looking Hawaiian BBQ & Bell Pepper Crockpot Chicken from Family Fresh Meals, I can’t wait to try this!

Alo Dress

  • Janetha at Meals and Moves found this great pin! Isn’t this the truth! I have been having problems with this this week, now I need to act!

  • Alyssa also had this great advice that I need to follow

Beach body workout

 
  • And then a few things funny…

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Question for you:
have you found any good recipes, workouts, etc recently?