Hi, Everyone! Happy Wednesday 😊
Today’s recap post isn’t very long, but I still wanted to put one up just if you were looking for a light read this afternoon. I spent most of the week behind the computer screen, my meals were bowls of soup and jars of smoothies, and my exercise consisted of dog walks. After a trip, I like to spend a lot of time writing and catching up on housework. It was nice to dedicate my week to staying put while being productive. I’ve also had a lot of time to brainstorm, plan for the upcoming months, and set some goals for myself. Overall, I feel good today, motivated, and ready to start up some new projects!
We were getting the tropical storms from the hurricane earlier in the week. The weather helped me stay put, and I spent the day working on my blogs, videos and catching up on all the laundry from the trip.
On Tuesday evening, I made a delicious pot of sweet potato chili. It was delicious, and I lived off it the entire week! I used this recipe and added sweet potatoes instead of carrots and kidney beans. I also added two cans of hot green chilies. I picked up a bag of Siete chips to add to the top!
The dogs loved their raincoat walks! 😳 (My mums didn’t survive when I got back from my trip.)
Between Wednesday and Thursday, this was the only photo I took! That’s never happened before. I was just so preoccupied with other projects.
I made my favorite breakfast smoothie: banana, cashew milk, cocoa, matcha, spirulina, protein, and pumpkin seed protein! You can see the whole process of this smoothie on my “raw vegan video!”
The weather was PERFECT on Friday. It was around 70-degrees and breezy. My mom had the day off, and we just wanted to spend some time outside. We both needed new mums and pumpkins for our porches, so we headed over to the nursery to pick out a few.
We decided to stop at our favorite spot, Panera, for lunch. This is always our go-to when we’re together.
I ordered the turkey chili and apple fuji salad. I always customize my salad by adding avocado, kale, romaine, no cheese, and cucumber. I ordered a fruit cup on the side to throw on top as if it needed any more toppings! 😉
I couldn’t stand looking at that teal chair I used to have in the corner any longer! I moved it up to the office and replaced it with a new chair the fit the room so much better! I’ll get a better photo of the chair area soon!
Not only did I get a new chair, but I also wanted to change up the summer-y rug under the dining table. I picked out a really soft one at Target! Leo LOVES sleeping under the table, so I made sure to find one that was extra soft for him. Even though I love this rug, I know myself too well. I’ll end up changing it again. I think it’s too bold for this area. It’ll do for now!
Kyle and I have been searching for a new sectional. Couch shopping is so hard! We will pick out a soft grey or light cream, but it HAS to be comfortable and durable. I can’t wait to get it ordered! I’ve had my current couch for about five years, and once we added Leo to the family, it really took a beating with the boys wrestling and tearing it up. There will be new rules with the new couch! We are thinking of keeping the one we have now just if we move into a new home in a year or two and need to fill extra space. I also want to get rid of it, so I may just set it outside during the neighborhood yard sale for free. We are still debating!
I spent Saturday out and about shooting some campaign photos for upcoming blogs and giveaways! I had to have a snack later in the day! I had a GoMacro bar from CVS, and it was pretty good.
The weather was PERFECT on Saturday evening. We stopped out at my parent’s house for dinner and backyard fun. We played some games, let the dogs run around, and then had a delicious dinner. I love when my mom makes salmon! She does it the best. 😃
Happy dog ♥️
On Sunday morning, I had a breakfast smoothie before tackling some projects! It had Garden of Life vanilla protein powder (I’ve loved lately), banana, almond milk, pumpkin seed protein, and ice!
I headed to Earthfare to pick up some things to make soup for the week again. Eating soup all week long made my dinner nights so much easier! I also picked up more flavored almond butter from Big Spoon Roasters! I’ve loved this stuff, and the ginger-flavored one was awesome! Before I left, I grabbed a fresh juice. It had celery, apple, lemon, kale, extra ginger, lime. Whenever I order a juice, I always ask them to add one apple to keep the sugar low.
I made a delicious chicken and butternut squash kale chili soup for dinner! I’ll get that recipe out soon! 😊 We’ve been eating it all week long.
Questions for you!
- If you could change one thing about your living room, what would it be?
- I’m planning out my VLOGMAS schedule. What Christmas-themed video would you like to see?
- Have you carved pumpkins yet?