I’ve finally warmed up my hands enough to start typing, but now I need to warm up my brain. Do you ever have those days where you want to bundle up by the fire, watch Netflix, and answer to no one? Well, same. I’ve had a stressful weekend, but nothing a good dog cuddle and Bachelor Monday can’t fix. It’s taken me about four hours to write this paragraph. Part of me is like “close the computer and do it tomorrow,” and the other part of me like “YOU CAN DO IT.” If you’re reading this, well I did it 😊
My Monday consisted of a bowl of cereal, walking the dogs, tuna salad for lunch, working on a few projects, and watching the Bachelor before bed. Therefore, I didn’t take one photo. And since this bowl of oatmeal is from Tuesday, we’ll start the recap post there.
When I don’t have groceries in the house, my go-to is always oatmeal with cinnamon, protein powder, peanut butter, and berries. It’s perfect for the colder temps we’ve been getting.
On Tuesday night, I made mini turkey meatloaves for Kyle and I. These are one of our favorite go-to’s. I also wanted to try Amy’s gluten-free and dairy-free mac & cheese. I decided not to tell Kyle that it was vegan, and he didn’t say anything about I tasting different. It was the closest vegan macaroni to the real stuff that I’ve ever had. I would 10/10 recommend.
I spent almost all day Wednesday creating several recipes for the blog.
My favorites are these gluten-free and vegan sugar cookies that I cannot wait to share! I FINALLY got the recipe down, and I think you’re going to love them as much as me! I’m excited to now use this recipe for every holiday.
The Daily Crave lentil chips have been on my favorite-list lately. I found these at Publix, and we went through the entire bag in one day. They taste just like Bugles! Another favorite snack lately has been these raspberry chocolate RXBARS! It’s the new flavor they sent me, and it’s definitely in my top three. Also, how cute are these for Valentine’s day?!
Dinner was a delicious buddha bowl. I posted the recipe here!
For my breakfast on Thursday morning, I had leftover buddha bowls mixed with a few scrambled eggs and avocado. I spent most of the morning working on a few writing projects.
By the time 3 pm rolled around, I could no longer stare at my computer screen. I had a caffeine headache from the lack of coffee, and I just needed to get out of the house. I packed up the dogs, grabbed a drink at Starbucks (tall iced almond milk latte with an extra shot of espresso and light ice), and drove by the new house to check out the progress. It’s so fun because every time we drive by, they are doing something new!
The windows and doors are all going in! 😊 Next week, we will have our first drywall meeting. We will also get our official closing date then!
On Friday morning, I had toasted gluten-free bread with avocado, fried egg, everything but the bagel season, and chili flakes. So simple, yet so delicious.
On Friday night, Kyle and I did a few wedding-related activities and then stopped by Reids Fine Food, one of my favorite spots, for dinner. I had their grilled romaine caesar salad with grilled chicken, and then we split french fries and brussels sprouts. I may have him convinced that brussels sprouts aren’t the enemy after having him try these. Their food is always amazing.
When we got home, we caught up on our show, Servant. I was so sad because it was the last episode, but holy moly was it good.
And then our couch hunting saga continued.
I was super proud of myself because I managed to bring myself to go to Pure Barre. I’ve been trying to do more workout classes, but when it’s cold, I tend to stay unmotivated. The workouts with Meighan last weekend reminded me of why I need to add them back into my life. 1. I’m SO out of shape, and 2. they do help with endorphins this time of year.
After PB, I met up with Caitlin at Eight & Sands. It’s a new restaurant in Charlotte that I’ve been dying to try out. We also decided to make it a book swap! This is such an excellent way to share what you’ve read with others. I always love a good book.
For my breakfast, I had gluten-free bread with avocado, egg, arugula, and I definitely could have done without the green goddess spread. It was like pure lemon juice. I was squinting after each bite, but other than that, everything else was great. My oat milk cappuccino was to die for! I also loved the interior of this spot. I want to go back and try the shakshuka.
After breakfast with Caitlin, Kyle and I went on our LAST hunt for couches. Yes, I said, “last.” We finally found the perfect couches, and we cannot wait to see them in our home.
We were so hungry after shopping around furniture stores all day, so we stopped at Chipotle for dinner. I always get the same thing. I had a salad bowl with chicken, corn, lettuce, medium salsa, guacamole, fajita vegetables, beans, and brown rice. I was also in the mood for chips!
The night ended with me reading a book, and Kyle watching football.
Sunday was ALL about meal prepping. I had been wanting to get my meals together so I could stop stressing during the week about what I was going to cook. I decided to create a budget, make a meal prep planning chart, and record it for my Youtube! I’m SO SO excited for this one to go up on Friday!!
I hope you all have a fantastic week! ♥️ Thanks for sticking to the end of this recap post! I know it was a bit all over the place, but it’s just one of those days.
Questions for you!
- Do you ever do book swaps?
- Do you typically get the same thing at your favorite restaurants?
- Is January too soon for a Valentine’s day recipe post?