Helloooooo, sweet friends! I thought I would pop in and share a little of this, and a little of that — as though we were sitting down together and catching up. I don’t have a lot to share on one particular topic, but I do have a little to share on many random topics ;)
First up, let’s talk about how life-giving it is when your husband says this: “Hey babe, I’ll clean up dinner and put the kids to bed. Grab your book (I’m reading Still Alice) and go to the coffee shop, order a cup of tea, and enjoy the quiet.” I’ll tell you what, I quickly put on my pink skinny jeans and walked out the door with my book, yeow! This happened two nights ago and I came home so happy and smiley and re-energized. So much so that yesterday I did nearly 4 miles in the morning with the kids and pup in tow.
Speaking of running, I’ve been sharing a little about the minutes/mile progress I’ve been making since first starting this new workout regimen about 2 weeks ago. It is amazing to me to see what a little bit of practice and encouragement tracking my routes can do. When I started I wavered around 21 minutes, but I’m starting to steady myself around 16 minutes. Seeing my progress has me so impressed with my self (I use a Fitbit Zip and MapMyRun to track my route on my iPhone). Like, seriously, I am impressed with how I’ve begun to enjoy running!
How about a 180° topic change? ;) If you love brownies you’re gonna want to try this homemade brownie recipe. They’re SO EASY to make and are so, so delish. Plus, I love that I always have the ingredients stocked in the pantry.
Let’s do another 180°: an Instagram friend had an extra pair of Fabletics leggings and sent them to me. And, I’m not sure what’s hidden inside the material, but there’s some sort of miracle lift thing going on… and I kinda like it, ha! The slightly higher rise also includes a wider waistband, I’m sure that’s where all the “pull it back” action is happening. All things considered, these are a great pair of exercise leggings (especially if you’ve had a few babies). I give them a pretty polished thumbs up.
Speaking of babies, Natalie is the star of this little video clip.
A few other things I’m loving: this pink lip gloss, this graphic tee, this color of polish, and seeing bright green leaves in early March grow outside our living room window. Zack and I grew up in the Midwest, so while this was not our normal for 27 years, I definitely am appreciating them for our “right now”.
Also “right now”, one of my favorite things to eat for lunch is chicken salad. Yesterday I added bleu cheese crumbles and I was instantly wondering why didn’t I do this before? So amazing. The pungency of the cheese mixed with the sweetness of the raisins was an unexpected twist. For this particular chicken salad recipe I used almonds, diced onion, diced celery, mayo, chicken, salt & pepper, raisins, and bleu cheese crumbles. #winner
And that’s a wrap. I hope you’re doing well. Tell me about your first week of March in the comments! xoxo
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