I hope you all had a great weekend. I couldn’t have asked for a better one. A high of 77-degrees? Um, yes, please! We tackled so many projects around the house, did some gardening, fit in our miles, and cooked a lot of delicious food. Now that it’s March, I can officially start going full-force into gardening. I know that seems early, but we have nothing but the ’60s in the forecast, and spring always comes early in South Carolina. I’m one of those overly annoying happy people right now, with lighter evenings and flowers blooming. I’m sure I’ll be over it once the humidity kicks in.
I spent most of my mornings outside with my coffee since it was so nice out. The dogs always like when I’m outside while they play. They need an audience in order to run around and play. Anyone else’s dogs like that?
I finished up blogging, headed to pick up some plants, and then came home to clean. I always like cleaning Monday afternoon and Friday afternoon. It was so nice out that I officially broke out the smoothies. I picked up some ingredients so I could make any smoothie all week long. I bought frozen avocados, spinach, pineapple, peaches, strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, and mango. I usually pick a few fruits, add in protein powder, water, and almond milk. They are so good and the perfect refreshing pick-me-up! A day doesn’t go by in the summer where I don’t have a smoothie. I headed out for an evening walk with my neighbor. We’ve been getting in atleast 3-5 miles a day. My goal is to walk 3-5 miles six days a week, and last week, I hit that goal. I felt so much better.
It was my neighbor’s birthday, so while they were out to dinner, I whipped up a coconut cake (their favorite) to surprise them when they got back. I may have to share this recipe on the blog soon because it was so good and the perfect Easter recipe! Kyle made us a steak dinner on Monday night, and it was so good! He said he’s going to venture out and try to cook something else, but right now, he’s mastering the steak! I definitely don’t mind a night where I don’t have to cook. 😊
We ended the evening watching Servant (I love that show on AppleTV) and headed to bed! On Tuesday, Kyle and I went on an evening walk after work. We did three-miles and then headed back to make dinner! We were so hungry 😂 I made delicious low-carb baked pesto chicken parm! It was amazing. You have to try this recipe!! I blogged it on Friday. It’s the perfect dish for meal prepping, too! It was delicious for lunch the next day. I fit in an early morning walk with my neighbor on Wednesday morning and then came home to have a smoothie! You can find this recipe on my TikTok. I met up with Caitlin, Kelsey, and Emily for dinner at Burton’s Bar and Grill on Wednesday evening for dinner. It was so nice catching up with them! ♥️ I ordered the superfood steak salad with goat cheese, and it’s amazing. I get that every time, along with the general Tso’s cauliflower. 😋 It was a five-mile morning for my neighbor and me on Thursday. She’s a fast walker, so it helps me step up my game; otherwise, my go-to pace is 17 to 18-minute miles. I made smoothies for us so we could sit out on the porch to cool down. It was high-sixties by noon. If you live in a cold place and hate it, I highly recommend South Carolina 😆 . I headed out to run some errands on Thursday afternoon. I decided to treat myself to a tall double almond milk chai cappuccino. This is my go-to drink right now! It so good and on the lighter side. I picked up the paint for our porch makeover and a few new patio decor items. I can’t wait until it’s done! I walked to our neighborhood gym for a workout on Friday morning. I used to love doing these circuits, and I need to get back to it. I’m also on a gallon of water a day kick. It’s tough for me since I’m not too fond of water. This water bottle I bought from Amazon does make it a lot easier to follow through. I’ve been taking it everywhere with me. I even get creative by pouring the water into my smoothies. I feel like that counts! We had some friends over Friday night for dinner and games. I picked up some cookies from Crumble and wings from Killington’s. Spring ♥️ Here’s a little sneak peek at the porch. That was just the first coat! Later that afternoon, I did my walk with my neighbor! We have been on a roll. Also, I wanted to mention. I have been getting a lot of questions about the products I’ve been using on my skin. Besides drinking a ton of water to help my skin, I’m still using my PROVEN Skincare. I absolutely love it, especially because I’m outside walking all the time and the daily moisturizer has SPF. I took the skin genome quiz on their website to get products customized to my skin’s needs. I wrote a blog post all about it! I’m just about to get my next shipment! On Saturday afternoon, I dove into making recipes for my TikTok. Yes, I’m officially on TikTok and completely addicted. I made ham and cheese pie baskets, blueberry muffin crumble cake with a cinnamon roll crust, my cranberry cookies, and more! I plan to post daily. I started my Sunday with a four-mile walk followed by a smoothie! 😋 I planned to work on the porch and garden all day. My goal is to make my house look like a plant museum 😆 . I still think we need a pool, but that is Kyle, and I’s daily debate. You’ll have to let me know if you have a pool and love it or hate it! My parents love theirs but tell me every time I mention a pool they wish they didn’t have. We made a ground turkey and pesto parmesan cavatelli for dinner last night! yum❤️I added a bunch of roasted cauliflower to mine. Now, I’m having my delicious smoothie and coffee while blogging from the front porch! 😊 Grumple’s is sitting out here with me, too!
I hope you all have a fabulous week, and hopefully, you get some warmth where you are!
Questions for you!
- Pool…yay or nay?
- How was your weekend?
- What did you have for dinner last night?