I’m feeling so tired today. I kept waking up every hour of the night and then couldn’t fall back asleep at 4:00 am. I know it’s only 4 pm, but I’m already looking forward to taking a hot bath, reading my book, and going to bed early. I did manage to fit in a five-mile walk with my neighbor this morning, which sort of helped my energy levels. I also finished photographing a pie recipe that’ll be going live on the blog Wednesday. I’m telling you, it’s the best pie I’ve ever made and the best gluten-free pie crust I’ve ever had. I have to create a dairy-free replica of it tonight, so I can include substitutes that work, but oh em gee, am I excited to share this recipe with you! Anyways, I could go on about this pie for the rest of the blog, but I’m here to recap! I’ll get to that. I spent most of my week at home, fitting in walks, workouts, editing photos from a friend’s wedding, cooking, and organizing. Sometimes, it’s nice to hang out around the house and get things done. Monday morning after my walk, I had yogurt and Trader Joe’s gluten-free bread with peanut butter and honey. 😋 This is what I ate while blogging last week’s recap blog. Later in the afternoon, I started a full-body workout from the Sweat App. I’m officially a little over a month in, and I still love it, and it’s something I know I can stick to. I’m feeling stronger, and as the days go by, workouts make me less sore, and I can do more reps. I’m currently doing the 12-week program. For dinner, I made our go-to turkey meatloaf, green beans, and roasted potatoes. This is one of our favorite meals, and the leftovers are the best part! I spent most of Tuesday switching out my summer clothes for my fall/winter ones. I keep my seasonal clothes folded in bins and put them away to keep my closet less cluttered. I used to have them all together, but things got pretty crowded. I also reduced my clothing collection by 3/4 back when I lived in my townhome. I also like to know what I have before I start shopping for fall/winter clothes!
My Tuesday meals consisted of eggs and toast for breakfast, a yogurt parfait for lunch, and leftover turkey for dinner. I spent the rest of the evening reading and catching up on the book club! My workout on Wednesday was a one-mile run and a leg day on the Sweat app! I had pretty much the same meals as Tuesday and spent the rest of the day editing photos. I headed to my parent’s house with the dogs on Thursday morning. We were having our piano tuned, and a few hammers fixed, which would take about five hours. My mom agreed to do an arm day workout with the sweat app outside with me. It was gorgeous out, so we did it on the driveway. I always feel so good when I complete them and never feel like I’m too exhausted to do anything else for the rest of the day. My go-to lunch lately! I can’t get enough of this parfait life. I usually make my own homemade granola, but lately, I’ve been using the Cliff brand. I made my three-ingredient brownies for dessert with almond flour, vanilla, and coconut sugar added this time. I also topped them off with Miss Jones fudge chocolate frosting.
I had a migraine. I could not shake that evening, so it was early to bed for me!
One of my sweet neighbors BOO’D me on Friday morning! Do your neighbors do this? It’s so cute!!! Another morning walk with my neighbor on Friday morning!
Do you remember when I talked bout planting wildflowers back in March at the new house? Well, they’re all coming up now!! Unfortunately, the rain has made them all bend towards the ground, but this morning there were so many! All of the white cosmos are popping up now. I’ll have to get better photos this evening before it rains again. I spent ALL day cleaning and organizing the closets and placing things where I want them hung around the house.
I was way too tired to cook, so over meatloaf, and decided to order a salad from Carolina Alehouse for dinner. I started watching Emily in Paris that evening and stayed up way too late watching it. Such a cute show! Kyle and I headed to get coffee and books on Saturday morning! I wrote all about my outfit and that outing on this blog! 😃 I’m going to try popping on for style blogs more often. When I got home, I finally got around to vacuuming and mopping! Of course, it ALWAYS rains after I do it. Here come wet puppy paws! And for lunch, I had the usual! We headed over to our neighbors for dinner and movie night on Saturday evening. I made chicken and rice casserole (so goooood) to bring as a side. Sunday morning breakfast! We had eggs, English muffins, and yogurt.
I was lazy around the house most of the day but finally made it out to the store to pick up ingredients for the pie!
All it did was rain, but I guess that was the best excuse to watch the new season of Schitts Creek and bake a pie. For dinner, I had Caesar salad with chicken and rice. I ended up making another casserole to keep in the fridge for the week. We ended our night testing out the flaky gluten-free pumpkin pie! OH EM GEEEEEEE it was heaven. I’m telling you, YOU HAVE TO MAKE THIS! Look out for that recipe. I made this mini one because we lost daylight and wanted to wait until morning to photograph the big one. I’m already excited about tonight’s pumpkin pie dessert. 😋
Anyways, I hope you all have a fantastic week! ♥️
Questions for you!
- What is your favorite pie flavor? I’m going to make more this week!
- Does fall weather have you going out on walks more?
- How was your weekend?