Happy Monday! It feels so good to have finally woke up feeling 100%. Last week was rough, I got through it, and all of the rest did my mind some good. Monday through Wednesday I was completely out. I hadn’t been sick like that in years, and I hated it. To make things worst, it was in the upper 70’s almost all week, so it was torture looking outside. I wanted to walk the trails or do something fun, but I couldn’t walk the dogs one block without getting winded. Fortunately, after a few rainy days ahead, we’re going to have sunny and warm weather again! Plus, next week, I’m heading to Disney World! I have so much to look forward to.
I could start my recap post with Monday, but it would just be pictures of medicine. Early in the week, spent my days sleeping, taking hot showers, listening to podcasts, and relaxing as much as I could. I got around to blog work as much as I could, but my mind was not in it.
I felt wayyyyyy better on Wednesday, but not “better” enough to get out of the house. I started power cleaning and putting my energy into house chores. I’ve been putting off the fridge clean-out for a while now, and I thought it would be the perfect time to do it. I took every shelf and drawer out of the fridge and scrubbed every spot! I had to toss out some things that went bad, or products we never used. It felt so good to get the fridge cleaned out!
I decided to give eggs a shot for the first time in over 40 days. I started drifting away from eggs before tapping into the plant-based challenge because they were making my skin break out and they were high on my food sensitivity test. I don’t know what it is, but they now kind of gross me out. I don’t know if it’s because I didn’t eat them for so long or what. After having clear skin for a month straight, I woke up the next day with breakouts. It was the validation that I needed, and I think I’ll be avoiding eggs as much as possible. What are your thoughts on eggs? I have heard so many people tell me they get the same skin issues when eating eggs.
For dinner, we did bake salmon with green beans and sweet potatoes! When I was doing plant-based January (which I’ll be filming a video on my thoughts and recap from the month), I craved fish. I craved it so much!
After being sick for six days and walking around the house looking total zombie, I was in desperate need of a change. My hair was frizzy, matted, dry, and I threw it in messy buns 90% of the time because I didn’t want to deal with it. If I’m being completely honest, I felt insecure about it. I read a lot of your comments on my Instagram when I asked for hair suggestions. I decided to get the full-on chop! I did about six inches off the ends with blonde coloring. I’m not done either; I’m going back in a month to get another two inches off and blonder. I’m just so sick of the long hair and want to do something new. I spent so much time when I got out of the shower trying to detangle my hair, and that’s why it always looked so frizzy and crazy. I just didn’t want to deal with it. Now that it’s shorter, I can actually style it. I’m just really really happy with the results!
It’s crazy that just a hair cut made me feel so much better 💜 If you’re in the Charlotte area, I’ve been going to Dolce Lusso on Park Road for about a year! Ask for Savanna because she is the best!
I was so hungry when I got out of my hair appointment, so I stopped at Chopt because it’s a couple of stores down for the salon. I did a custom build which had kale, romaine, quinoa, sweet potatoes, cucumber, cranberries, edamame, tomatoes, and falafel! Because it was 80-degrees out, I decided to sit on the bench by the greenway and have a bit of the salad before driving home. It felt so good to be outside. The blossoms on the trees gave me all the Spring feels!
When I got home, I started working more on my Colorado blog (which I promise will go live soon.) I sat outside and worked with my oat milk cappuccino! 😊
For dinner, I had the last of the Chopt salad. I also had some cauliflower gnocchi later in the evening.
I spent all of Friday working on a Valentine’s project for Kyle. I’m sure you guys already know what I’m working on if you’ve been reading my blog for a while! When it gets here, I’ll show you guys! For lunch, I had a salad with spring mix blend, avocado, bell peppers, and chipotle dressing (leftover from Chopt.)
Kyle and I grilled out on Friday night and caught up on True Detective. We did grilled corn, asparagus, and chicken that was marinating in bbq sauce for about three days! The food was great.
After dinner, I made some of our favorite chocolate chip cookies! I’ve wanted to film the tutorial for YouTube, but I was way too sick last week. I’m going to get it up this week! I thought this recipe would be cute with valentine’s day m&ms! Maybe I’ll do that tomorrow! 😊 You can find the recipe for these cookies here! I just made some swaps by using almond flour, swerve brown sugar, and less coconut sugar.
On Saturday morning, Kyle and I went to the gym, went to his hair appointment, and did a Trader Joe’s run! I love filling up the fridge with all of Trader Joe’s specialty products. I need to go back because I skipped the produce section only because of Trader Joe’s on a Saturday is CRAZY!
Breakfast: oats, protein powder, peanut butter~
Lunch: Grilled chicken, cauliflower gnocchi, and chive kite hill ~
On Saturday night, Kyle and I went to see The Prodigy. My thoughts? The acting was great. The movie was awful. I hated it and would never watch it again. And if you do watch it, you’ll know exactly why I hated it. There’s a particular part. But, those are just my thoughts. I knew we should have picked What Men Want instead! Can you tell I’m feeling salty?
After that movie, I just needed to watch Spongebob and go to bed.
After walking the dogs on Sunday morning, I had a delicious breakfast!
I had udis gluten free bread with peanut butter, strawberries, and tangerines! 😋
Becca and I met up at our favorite coffee shop (our middle point between houses since we live an hour apart now 😭) to catch up and go over some exciting plans. Oh, and Lights Juicery & Cafe is our spot. 😉☕️
We drove around and scoped out some locations for some photos next weekend. I’m taking engagement photos for her and her fiance, and I’m over the moon excited. We have so many ideas for the photos, and it’s going to be a blast!
P.S. these are the pants I got for $7 at the thrift store in November! They’re originally from Loft & I love them.
We decided to get dinner at Genghis Grill, and I was so excited because I hadn’t been there in so long! The bowl has all kinds of things, but it was huge, so Kyle got lucky and had leftovers.
When I got home, Kyle and I took the dogs for a walk and then sat on the couch and watched the Grammy’s while we both worked on our computers. Fun Sunday night 😉
I hope you guys have a fantastic week! Thank you all for the birthday & get well wishes! ♥️
Questions for you!
- What’s the most drastic change you’ve made with your hair?
- What’s the last movie you saw that disappointed you?
- Are you watching The Bachelor tonight?