Good morning and happy Monday!
I have no idea how it’s already the end of September, but it’s fine by me. I can’t wait for Halloween, October Bookclub, and fall foliage. I love that everyone in the neighborhood is bringing out the Halloween decorations. Fall just makes me so happy! Being able to sit outside in tolerable weather is what I look forward to all summer. I have a lot to do today before my parents come over for my dad’s birthday dinner tonight. I have my coffee, an egg sandwich, and it’s time to get this recap post written!On Monday, after getting a filling done (OUCH), I got all of my filming equipment out (dusted it off since it’s been a while) and filmed a cook with me for my YouTube channel. It was so much fun, and good practice before Vlogmas starts in just a few months! It was also really fun to chat with some of you during the premiere, so I’ll have to do those more often! After cleaning up the kitchen and editing a bit, I headed to the garage for my Sweat App workout! I’m still LOVING it and officially on week three. Many of you have been asking which program I’m doing, and right now, I’m just doing the beginner 12-week. It’s still challenging, and I’m feeling the burn. I don’t want a workout that makes me feel like I got hit by a bus for a week. And for dinner, butternut squash and turkey chili! 😋 Almost every single morning (around 6 am) starts this way. Most evenings as well. I love diving into the book club picks to end or start my day. Leo always makes me move my feet when I’m sitting on this little sofa so he can snuggle up with me. It’s the cutest thing.
Two products that I’m loving and you should look out for at the grocery store are the Apple + Ginger Aha sparkling waters and the pumpkin spice Cheerios! The sparkling water tastes like apple juice! It’s so delicious, and I go through three cans a day. The pumpkin spice Cheerios have always been a favorite of mine, and they are back! The rose bushes that I planted in April have reached six feet. The ones out front are not too far behind this one as well, and they are producing so many roses! Can’t wait to plant more next year. I think they do the best in this clay soil. Of course… One of the best reasons to have a gym at home is you get to work out with your pets. 😉On Friday night, I made delicious homemade healthy ice cream! This had two bananas, 1 can of coconut milk, 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder, stevia, and a splash of vanilla. In the end I mixed in a spoon of creamy peanut butter. I was up bright and early on Saturday morning to do Yoga with Becca. We did two hours of super relaxing yoga, and it flew by so fast that it felt like we were only there for five minutes. It was so relaxing by the river, especially with the cool breeze. We will be doing this again! We grabbed lunch together afterward since we were starving! We had Yummus salad bowls at clean juice with protein shakes. I kept the fall theme and ordered a Pumpkin shake with hemp protein. It was delicious! After stopping in a few of our favorite shops together, I headed home to clean, and then relax on the couch with coffee while watching Hocus Pocus! This movie never gets old. I picked up Crumble Cookies for the house since we had our friend Steve over for wine that evening. We had the most gorgeous foggy Sunday morning. I felt like it was a painting, and photos do not do it justice. Not only were the skies foggy, but they had a tint of pink coming through with the sun. I spent my entire morning out there with my coffee and book. I’m also still working on my Halloween decor, but I’ll share a post o nit all when I’m done! I still haven’t gotten my pumpkins or mums yet! Our neighbor was so sweet and brought us over mac and cheese in this dish, so I thought I’d send it back with some pumpkin bread! It made the house smell so good. I also made her my FAVORITE pumpkin spice ice cream to go with it. I will do a separate blog post for that one! It’s delicious. For dinner, Kyle and I had chicken with Thai Peanut sauce over rice. 😋 We ended the week outside reading while the sunset! ♥️
This week was so relaxing! 💜 I hope you have the best week and stay tuned for the October Book Club announcement!
Questions for you!
- Describe your week in one word.
- Did you do anything festive for fall over the weekend?
- What is your favorite Halloween movie?