Happy Monday, everyone! What a fun week it’s been. It’s hard jumping back into the swing of recaps, but after staring at my computer screen for the past thirty minutes, I think I’m ready to start. I mentioned last week that some exciting things were happening, and even though I can’t discuss those yet, I’m still just as excited, and it’s always hard to write a recap without sharing things. Believe me; it’s like torture to my typing fingers.
This recap will be filled with a few things I ate this week, a little road trip, lots of puppy pics, family time, and one of the best days baking and working on wedding stuff with Becca! We even filmed a vlog that you can watch here (video).
I spent all of Monday working on the computer, and then I had a doctor’s appointment in the afternoon. I have to go back again tomorrow for another couple of tests, but it seems I have finally gotten the answers about my health that I had been waiting for (blog post on that soon!)
For dinner, I had air fried chicken tenders. I cannot get enough of these! All I do is coat the chicken tenders in egg, bread it with almond flour, add some salt and pepper, and cook it in the air fryer for about ten minutes at 400-degrees (until 165 temp.) Kyle said they kind of remind him of the MacDonalds chicken nuggets, and I agree! I eat them on top of kale massaged with habanero rach from Tessemae’s, and homemade guacamole on top! The guacamole is chopped avocado, red onion, cucumber, salt, pepper, and garlic powder.
Breakfast: scrambled eggs with onion, spinach, and tomatoes! This has been my breakfast on repeat for the past month! The first week of introducing eggs back into my diet was a struggle, and my face was breaking out all over. Now, my face has completely cleared up, and they haven’t bothered me.
I was supposed to go to dinner with some friends on Tuesday night, but I was EXHAUSTED. I was up at five and did editing until around 6 pm, so all I wanted to do was have my spinach smoothie, turn on a show, and head to bed. And that’s exactly what I did.
Going to bed early paid off because I was up at 5:30 am, did a quick 3-mile fasted cardio (ew, hated that), and then walked the dogs for a mile before starting my day. I was reading up on fasted cardio workout and I thought it would be a good idea to do it in the morning, but I had a headache for the rest of the day, and my heart rate was so high while running. I’m sure you have to train your body to get used to it, but I absolutely hated it. I need my banana before my run.
Morning coffee 💜 My mom was so sweet and ordered me a bag of Sumatra, and it’s my absolute favorite!
My breakfast on repeat! ♥️ Lately, I’ve been enjoying the fresh peaches, cherry plums, and apples for my side.
Another night, another chicken tender salad. I added the chicken tenders to my meal prep list because they are so convenient to keep in the fridge to top a salad with.
I did a lot of recipes developing on Thursday. I completed three recipes that’ll go out this month and a few for Fall! Hello, pumpkin! 😊 One recipe I blogged was this air fried salmon! It’s heavenly, and I make it multiple times a week. You can check that post out here!
His favorite way to end a nightly walk! Ever since Grumples was a puppy, he’s always LOVED bubbles, and I’m here for it! 😆
For dinner, I air-fried a ton of sweet potatoes, brussels sprouts, and topped them with creamy ranch from Tessemaes.
On Friday morning, My dad and I drove up to Winston-Salem to play tennis with my aunt and uncle! We had a blast, even though we had our butts kicked. My aunt and uncle are UNREAL at tennis. I’m hoping to get on their level on day 😊 Maybe if I keep going up to visit them, their talents will rub off on me.
After tennis, they treated us to coffee and dessert at Maddie Cakes. This place was such a cute spot and a great way to top off a perfect afternoon in Winston-Salem. ❤️
I got home around 6 pm, made a quick dinner, and did some watercolors. I’ve been enjoying messing around with watercolors lately, and I think it’s one of the most therapeutic crafts! You don’t even have to be good at it enjoy it. There’s something so calming about watching the colors bleed into the paper.
For my dinner, I had roasted carrots, cauliflower gnocchi, and scrambled eggs.
I was up early on Saturday morning to get a headstart on the day. I had fun plans with Becca, and I couldn’t wait to get going! I had an RXBAR, and ginger shot while I was out picking up groceries!
We spent the afternoon baking tons of chocolate chip cookies for her wedding cake! We found the winning recipe, and you can get the details for that in our YouTube video! ♥️
And we had a lot of mishaps…
If you’re wondering what’s on my fridge, it’s the first fall leaf that was on my front lawn last week. I had to put it on the fridge because I’m weird and it makes me happy 😊 🍁
For our lunch, we made breakfast sandwiches. This had a potato bun with egg, breakfast turkey sausage, and everything but the bagel seasoning. This has been one of my favorite summer drinks to cool off and wake up! I have a Chameleon cold-brew coffee with almond milk! 😃 We enjoyed these while the cookies “chilled” & so we thought…
We also worked on all her flower arrangements and the bouquet! The photos don’t do it justice. I can’t wait for you to see her wedding pics!
And since we’re on the topic of Becca’s wedding, I wanted to share a few of my favorite pics I took of them for their engagement shoot. They are the most beautiful couple!! ♥️ Their wedding is going to be beautiful.
After spending the day with Becca, Kyle and I headed to my parent’s house to hang out with them and play a game of bags! Can you tell we are obsessed?
We bathed the boys before driving home, and this photo of Leo cracked me up! He looks like a little human in the back of an Uber!
I had my go-to breakfast on Sunday morning, and then spent the rest of the day hanging out with Kyle. He finally caught up to me last night during our game of bags! 😢
I hope you all had a fantastic weekend, and have an even better week! My next California blog will be live Wednesday! 😊
Questions for you!
- What did you have for breakfast today?
- What should Becca and I bake for YouTube next?
- What was the highlight of your weekend?