Paleo Challenge and Wrapping Presents

Yesterday, I had a mini meltdown. The reason: stress and unhealthy eating. Then when my sister in law asked how things were going in life, I just started crying. Besides all the things in life, I noticed she had lost a lot of weight. She looks great! 

My brother and sister in law are eating paleo. (I’m not sure if that’s the “plan” they are following, but basically eating clean)

I decided today’s the day. I am giving myself a 7 day PALEO challenge (because with Christmas coming, I know it won’t happen) But the next 7 days are ALL MINE!

I know I can’t do 100% but I can do 90%. Any help and suggestions are welcome!

I first started with a trip to the grocery store.


(I still need a list to make sure what IS and ISN”T paleo)


NOT paleo:


Breakfast: 2 eggs, sausage links, and peppers


Lunch: Sweet potatoes and left overs from last night. Banana for dessert


Snack: cashews

Dinner: Crockpot pork tenderloin, carrots

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Dessert: Cookies (recipe tomorrow)


I might have more food pictures on here to keep me in line. PLEASE feel free to help guide me along this 7 day challenge or join along!


Favorite recipe?

What is your favorite “clean” food?

Christmas Presents

Today started out by sleeping in (won’t be doing that for awhile since Andrew will be on break. I started the morning w/ coffee and an egg/PB/Banana sandwich. YUM!

While wrapping, I had Pandora w/ the Bing Crosby Holiday. Loved it. Im sure people could hear me outside. I have a beautiful voice haha

I then got to packing.

 I loved this present! too pretty to open 🙂

And this was another favorite. (pssttt there are star wars pj pants in there haha)

On Christmas Eve, Andrew will be able to open the present with his pjs. Of course he wears them that night!

He will also be able to open the ornament. This year I made his by super glueing the pieces together of a small lego. Now I just need to figure out how to hang it on the tree……………………………haha

The little fellow only had a half day, so I picked him up and we made some cookies. I first made some Paleo cookies (I got some coconut flour!) The cream cheese frosting is not paleo. Andrew was my taste tester!

(did you spot justin?)

Here are some of the recipes we used:

cream cheese frosting
Paleo sugar cookies
sugar cookies

Im so excited for christmas! Now we are ready to go! Im a little bummed though. Tonight, there doesn’t seem to be any christmas movies on tv 😦

Question for you:

What family traditions do you have?