Monday, October 31, 2016
Wednesday, October 26, 2016
Happy birthday, Corey!
Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Friday, October 21, 2016
Happy Friday, friends. This might have been the slowest week in a long time. It has just creeped along, but the weekend has finally arrived and it is jam packed.
Madeline turned 8 months old on Monday. She is currently majorly in love with all things Daniel Tiger, especially this toy her Nonnie bought her. She has clearly grasped the concept of object permanence because he must go everywhere. It's pretty adorable.
I finally made some serious progress in our foyer. I put everything together during Madeline's naptime yesterday and I am loving this addition to our home. So nice to open the front door and not just stare at a blank wall.
Thursday, October 20, 2016
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
- 1 packet of Cafe Latte shakeology
- 3 Tbsp organic pumpkin puree
- 1/2 banana
- 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- A light sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice and ground cinnamon
- Water and ice to desired consistency
Monday, October 17, 2016
This was a pretty relaxing weekend for me but it still just flew by. Corey went to Clemson with some friends from college and I stayed home with Madeline. Now that she sleeps through the night, this made for a pretty relaxing couple of evenings since I was stuck at home from six o'clock on.
I caught up on my favorite girl shows on the DVR and watched Gilmore Girls on Netflix with a couple big glasses of cabernet. I worked out twice a day each day and did a little at home mani in Smokin' Hot and hit up Home Goods twice. All in all it was a pretty good lazy weekend.
My parents stopped by for a visit Saturday on their way to dinner and brought the christening dress my mom made and hand embroidered for me. Madeline's christening is just a few weeks away so it will be special for her to wear the dress also and one day pass it along to her own children.
Madeline and Corey played in the backyard yesterday afternoon when he returned home from Clemson and I had to snap this picture. She is eight months old today and it totally blows my mind what a little person she is now. She is into everything and so observant. It is a really fun stage.
We hosted some friends for dinner last night before they headed to the airport to fly home after the game. Everyone needed a little detox after the weekend so I made Skinnytaste's chicken, green bean, and bacon skillet and Giada's lemony arugula salad that April posted about last week. Both were delicious and it made for a healthy meal. I totally recommend adding them to your meal plan for this week.
I was a little productive and packed up all the newborn and warm weather clothes that Madeline has grown out of. It made me super sad. I'm sure that now that they're safely packed away, our future baby number two will be a boy but I am positive that if I got rid of all the cuteness, we'd have another girl one day.
We have a low-key week planned this week and then next Monday Corey's mom will arrive from Florida. She'll be staying with us for about a week while she gets settled into her new home. We are excited to have her close by and Madeline is so lucky that all her grandparents will be near.
Friday, October 14, 2016
Happy Friday! We have had a busy week at our house this week so it has just flown by, leaving me wondering how it is Friday already?
two.I've done a little shopping for some beauty favorites this week. New lipstick, foundation, mascara, hairdryer. Doesn't it always seem that you run out of these things all at once? Anyway, I have just had the worst customer service experience with Ulta when they inadvertently overcharged my card. It was super disappointing because I have shopped there so much over the years. But, three calls and I keep being told I'll be refunded but then they keep not refunding me. So frustrating.
Speaking of customer service, my local Harris Teeter made a mistake with my Express Lane order this week and they ended up comping my groceries and bringing me flowers. I just love good customer service. If you live near a HT and aren't already ordering your groceries online for pickup, you are seriously missing out. More time for Target when you aren't spending your free minutes inside the grocery store.
Riley is finally starting to warm up to Madeline. He has loved her and been protective of her from the beginning but he hasn't really wanted to interact with her until the past week. I guess because she is getting more mobile she is becoming more interesting to him. It just warms my heart seeing them together.
Wednesday, October 12, 2016
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 - 1 1/4 pounds 99% lean ground turkey
- 1 small yellow onion, diced
- 1 green bell pepper, diced
- 1 yellow bell pepper, diced
- 2 cloves minced garlic
- 2 stalks celery, diced
- 1 zucchini, cut into 1 inch cubes
- 1 can reduced sodium kidney beans, drained and rinsed
- 1 can reduced sodium pinto beans, drained and rinsed
- 1 28 ounce can diced tomatoes
- 1 14 ounce can stewed tomatoes
- 1 cup of vegetable broth
- 4 tablespoons chili powder
- 2 teaspoons ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
Monday, October 10, 2016
Friday, October 7, 2016
Our foyer has sat empty since we moved into our house. We really needed very little furniture even though our house is much bigger. We just rearranged some things. I am in the market, though, for a small foyer table right now so I can begin working on that space. Basically, I'm just ready to get started so I have that area to style for the holidays. Finding the right piece in the right size is proving to be a challenge. Here are some favorite inspirations right now.