Happy Monday to you all. I feel as if I got run over by a bus this morning. The ranch life put me through it, but it was a blast, and I cannot wait to share all about that adventure with you. I wasn’t sure if I was going to do a recap today because I didn’t take many photos from the week, but I also don’t want to get into the rhythm of not sharing recaps again, so here I am!
This is going to be a pretty crazy week for me. I spent the past three days at a ranch horseback riding, air boating, swamp buggy-ing, doing archery, skeet shooting, star gazing, line dancing, hay riding, glamping, and so much more. While all of that was unbelievably fun, I need some serious recovering. I plan on getting most of my video editing and travel blogging done from that trip today, tomorrow we have a builders meeting, and then off to help organize decorations with Becca, Wednesday I need to have everything ready for the cake and weekend trip, Thursday I head up for Becca’s wedding weekend, Friday she’s getting married, Saturday the dogs are going in for their grooming, and Monday I’m flying to Hawaii! I just need to take a thousand deep breaths and do one thing at a time. I GOT THIS.
I love my morning routine.
After walking the dogs and finishing up emails, I always make my go-to vegetable scramble.
I’m sure you know this, but I’ll fill you in on what’s in my bowl. It has one egg, four egg whites (from a carton, no wasting!) spinach, red onion, bell peppers, tomatoes from my dad’s garden, sweet potatoes, Applegate chicken sausage, everything but the bagel seasoning, and Tessamae’s habanero ranch dressing. 😋
I mentioned my new collagen matcha latte obsession last week, and I missed it while I was away this weekend. Instead of afternoon coffee, I’ve been having a matcha latte instead. I use unsweetened Matcha, Marine Collagen (from fish), and nut milk. I add all the ingredients to my frother to get perfect consistency. This just reminded me that I need to head to the grocery store to pick up some more milk for today’s matcha latte!
This past week, Kyle and I drove by our site a few times. It’s so exciting to see the leaves changing on our lot because one day, I’ll get to look outside our back windows and see those same trees changing. That may sound so silly, but I’m just so excited to see it all come to life. This photo was taken from our lot, and it’s our front porch view. I’ve been vlogging this whole process, so when we are moving in during the spring, I’ll share the vlog with you all! 😃
I stopped into Whole Foods this week and picked up a ton of easy ingredients for salads. This is a salad I ate on repeat all week. It had locally grown kale, guacamole, cashews, apple almond quinoa, cranberries, tomatoes, cucumbers, chicken, and Tessamae’s habanero ranch.
While I was there, I also picked up a bowl of vegan quinoa chili for lunch! Our Whole Foods has a really good soup selection.
I wanted to share this fantastic illustration my friend Leighann sent me! She is soooooooo stinkin’ talented. She made a perspective drawing from my engagement, and it blew me away with how every single detail was spot on. She had my dress design, the outfit, the flowers, and my ring illustrated so beautifully. You all need to follow her on Instagram because she posts a ton of holiday-themed illustrations that will have your heart fluttering! 💜
After having my go-to egg breakfast on Thursday morning, I packed for my trip and headed to the airport. I was so proud of myself for going on a trip without buying anything for it. I always feel like I need to buy things before I go on trips, but I never need to. This was just one of those proud moments! When I got to the airport, I had an almond milk cappuccino since I knew it was going to be a long night, and I didn’t get the chance to have my matcha latte.
I made it to Orlando around 6:15, and then headed to the Westgate River Ranch for a weekend of fun! It was indeed a weekend I’ll never forget. I’m saving all the details for a separate post!
We had some extra time before the flight home, so Melissa (one of the coooooolest ladies ever!!), who I met on the trip, and I decided to head to Disney Springs for lunch and to walk around. You all know how much I love Disney, so I definitely was excited about that.
We ended up having lunch at Paradise 37. I had their vegan cakes which was the impossible burger topped with mixed greens, pineapple, coconut, and served with French fries.
We got to the airport around five, went the through long Orlando security line, and then departed for home! ♥️ I went straight for the bubble bath and dove into bed. I don’t think I have ever slept so good.
Thank you all for stopping by to catch up. I’m sorry this recap was a little stale, but I promise you’re going to LOVEEEE the travel blog from this weekend. I will also be blogging Becca’s wedding weekend and I know you are all excited about that!. She’s going to be the most beautiful bride. I cannot wait!!!
Questions for you!
- Do you ever feel like you “need” to shop before a trip?
- What was the highlight of your weekend?
- What are you most looking forward to this week?