Happy Monday, everyone!
I hope you all had a great week! I’m so excited for today because, in about an hour, I’ll be heading out the door to shoot my best friend’s engagement photos. We’ve been planning out this day for weeks now, and I can’t wait to see them come to life. Before I head out the door, I want to catch you guys up on what I’ve been up to! Grab your coffee and let’s jump into the weekly recap!
Other than the February showers, we’ve been pretty blessed with mild temperatures this month. It makes the morning dog walks much more enjoyable for me. After finishing up Monday’s recap blog, I headed out on a two-mile walk with the pups! I love taking the time in the afternoon to log out and get fresh air. I think Grumples and Leo like it too. I had a lot of questions about the leash I use for them because it does look like it’s a double leash, but it’s not. I use two European leashes and wrap them both around me. This helps them stay on my side and heel when I tell them to. With the leashes around me, it also allows me to be hands-free when I need to be. The leashes have all kinds of hooks so if you wanted to connect the leashes, you could.
I dove into emails for the rest of the day Monday and then headed to the gym around 6 pm with Kyle. I walked a little over three miles and then stretched for a good fifteen minutes. When we got home, I took a shower and then dove into the Bachelor! I still haven’t figured out why I can’t quit this show.
I spent most of Tuesday afternoon filming a cleaning tutorial for my YouTube channel. Whenever I talked about my power cleaning routine on the blog, people wanted to know more. I’m already bad with words, so I decided to film the whole process instead. I really enjoyed doing this! I promise after you watch this video, you’ll want to get up and start cleaning! If you do visit my channel, make sure to subscribe because I’m going to start posting more videos that include my nighttime routine, organizing, grocery hauls, car cleaning, kitchen remodeling (happening soon), and more!
I finished cleaning around 5 pm, and was so hungry afterward! I threw together a turkey sandwich with lettuce, mustard, and Applegate turkey on Udi’s bread and had pineapple, strawberries, and mandarins on the side.
I headed to the gym with Kyle and 6:30 for another treadmill walk and played Candy Crush the whole time. I get so into that game that the house goes by so fast. I only allow myself to play it when I’m on airplanes or at the gym. I was so tired that I took a shower, had a half of a turkey sandwich, and went straight to bed!
After walking the dogs on Wednesday morning, I had my coffee and a health Warrior bar with Trader Joe’s organic creamy unsalted peanut butter on top. I decided to spend the day editing the cleaning video to get it out by Friday. I also worked a bit on my health journey Q&A, which I’m excited to post soon.
I was (and still am) on a turkey sandwich kick last week. I had it for lunch on Wednesday with some carrots and hummus.
I spent so much time editing my video but messed it up. I needed to deleted files to make more space on my laptop, and I read the dates folder wrong and deleted the recent files. I couldn’t get anything back with my system backup or any software for restoring. Instead of spending hours dwelling on it and trying everything to get it back, I decided to just start all over again. It was so frustrating, but there was nothing I could do, and it was 100% my fault. I’m happy it happened though because the second video was even better than the first.
For dinner on Wednesday night, I had Daiya pizza with a salad. If you add the Trader Joe’s everything but the bagel seasoning to your salad, you’ll be blown away! It’s a total game-changer. It was crunchy and salty like croutons!
On Thursday morning, I worked on my Colorado trip post because I really wanted to get that out before I spent more time editing my cleaning video again. While working, I enjoyed my cup of coffee and a gluten-free English muffin with strawberry jam on top.
For lunch, I had leftover Daiya pizza, and apparently, my dogs wanted the same…
When I finished work, I decided to make some m&m cookies for Kyle! I used my gluten-free vegan chocolate chip cookie recipe but with almond flour instead and added Valentine’s day m&ms. You can replace the gluten-free flour with the same amount of almond flour. Sometimes, I’ll add maybe 1/4 cup more if the batter isn’t thick enough. I made these for a YouTube tutorial, so I’ll have that posted soon. They are seriously a favorite in our house!
I also made a second batch with the Lily’s no added sugar dark chocolate chips and peanut butter chips (Kyle’s favorite.) Kyle LOVEDDDDD these!
We both decided not to celebrate Valentine’s on Thursday because we wanted to go out on Friday instead. He still came home with a bouquet, which was so sweet. They are so beautiful! ♥️
We went to the gym, which was awesome because no one was there! I love an empty gym.😊
For dinner, I had snow peas, bell peppers, and cauliflower gnocchi tossed in the chive Kite-Hill cream cheese! IT WAS AMAZING!!!!!!!!
If you guys have been reading my blog for a while, then you know I give Kyle a book filled with photos and cute little notes from the entire year. It’s a look back on all the adventures we had together. I was so excited for him to get part three! I’ll show you guys a look inside on my Insta stories later.
On Friday morning, I had my cup of coffee and worked on the blog. I’m obsessed with this mug that Becca got me for my birthday. I had a lot of people asking about it when I posted it on Instagram, but I believe it’s from Hobby Lobby if you were wondering!
For lunch, I had a turkey sandwich on a gluten-free English muffin with fresh fruit on the side! I’m not even sorry about all these sandwich pictures because they are so easy to throw together and delicious! This one had Kite-Hill instead of mustard.
Kyle and I headed out on our Valentine’s Day date! We wanted to spend a few hours playing games at Dave and Busters, and it was a blast! We had so much fun! I’m glad they put one closer to us because we definitely want to go back.
After we left Dave and Busters, we headed to one of my favorite spots, Akahana, for some sushi!
We started with their chicken lettuce wraps. These have been one of my favorites for so long! It’s nice because they have a gluten-free option for them. I ordered the spicy tuna rolls and the orange blossom rolls! Why is sushi so good? Someone, please explain this to me! 😂
We walked next door to finish off our date night with some froyo! We split the almond milk chocolate and added some of our favorite toppings.
We cuddled up on the couch to finish watching True Detective! This show is so dang good. I made a decaf cappucinno to warm me up!
I met up with Caitlin early Saturday morning. We planned to get together to work on some Mickey Ears for Disney! We had been talking about doing this since our last trip there! We’re going to be at Disney World for a week, so we wanted to make one for each day! Excessive? nahhhhh 😂 We grabbed coffee at Grapevine and then headed to Hobby Lobby to pick up some art supplies for our project. Making ears yourself is so much cheaper than buying the ears at Disney World! It’s also a fun DIY 😃
Before we headed to my house, we stopped to have lunch at Panera. I had the apple Fiji salad! I always customize it, and it tastes so good.
We poured some wine, blasted the Disney music, and crafted until 11 pm! Luckily, Kyle was at the NBA Allstars game, so he didn’t have to witness the Dinsey madness. We had so much fun, and I can’t wait to show you more of the ears we made once we are at Disney. I will 100% be posting a tutorial because I had so many messages on Instagram asking me for one! Each ear cost about $9 to make, but would have cost $30 for the real deal at Disney! 😃 I’m most obsessed with our ears for the Animal Kingdom!!
On Sunday morning, I headed to the mall to meet Becca! We went shopping for her photos, and I’m so excited to see her in the outfit!
We finished walking around the mall around 4 pm and were starving. We decided to stop at Chipotle for lunch/dinner, and I was pretty excited because I can’t tell you the last time I had dinner at Chipotle! It was just as good as the last time I had it.
When I got home, I showered off and relaxed on the couch with Kyle! I think it’s safe to say that I had a pretty good week! ♥️ Thanks for stopping by to read today!
Questions for you!
- What is your go-to sushi order?
- When was the last time you had Froyo?
- Have you watched the cleaning video yet! 😉