Monday, August 18, 2014

Meal Planning

Happy Monday!! Hope everyone had a good weekend - mine went pretty quickly and cannot believe as always that I am heading back into work. There isn't really anything exciting that happened this weekend it was just full of a lot of relaxation as you can tell I looked over at one point and saw this....

Other then that the one thing that I am really proud of is that I did a lot of meal planning and some prep for the beginning of the week! I needed some new lunch ideas and I have A LOT of eggs in my fridge right now so I made some egg salad. 

I am really looking forward to those and then I also got things prepped for my smoothies - I love having a smoothie either for breakfast or an afternoon snack at the office. 

I meal planned for all our dinners this week and I am hoping that we stick to the plans I have but you never know what is going to happen - plans change for our dinners all the time. 

Monday - BBQ chicken in the crock pot Tuesday - Taco Tuesday (of course!) Wednesday - pork chops Thursday - crock pot jumbalaya Friday - hot dogs or date night! 

Do you meal plan for lunches and dinners during the week? Any tips that you find help make it easier?

Friday, August 15, 2014

Fun Fact Friday (8.15.14)

1. So I know I have been MIA this week - I got home Monday night and the news about Robin Williams kind of consumed my night. Between watching CNN and E! I just couldn't get enough. I really liked Robin Williams as an actor and admired all his work that he did for charity. It is just so hard to believe that someone who could make the world laugh so hard was not happy himself. He will truly be missed.

2. Monday night also presented me with a challenge. A WONDERFUL challenge that I am so proud I got to be a part of. The #icebucketchallege! Now this challenge is very dear to me because my family has been directly affected by ALS - my mom passed away from this awful disease in 2008 so the awareness and money that is being donated....I have no words. Now I am not going to put up my own video BUT here is the link to Jimmy Fallon's - if you don't know what I'm talking about PLEASE go watch this -

3. I never did recap the AMAZING time I had this weekend at my friend Ingrid's bachelorette party - I will recap that soon but here is a picture of us at Bottle and Bottega.

5. I am very excited because this week I was feeling SO. MUCH. BETTER. I was able to meal plan and made dinner every night this week. I came home from work famished and ate my dinners so fast I wasn't able to take any pictures...but I will tell you Taco Tuesday is going to become a staple for awhile in this house! 

6. Do I have to say anything more with this picture....

7. I never made it to the library over this weekend but I went last night and I am now the proud owner of my very own library card! I love to read. I always have and I probably always will. There is nothing better then getting lost in a book. 

That's all I got for today - I don't have a lot of plans for the weekend other then trying to find a deal on a treadmill. It will be much needed if the munchies I have had this week continue! Happy Weekend! 

Friday, August 8, 2014

Fun Fact Friday (8.8.14)

1. The best news I got all week is that my favorite TV show has started shooting for this coming season! I am slightly obsessed and own every season on DVD. I mean there a better show out there on TV these days?

2. I got these beauties in the mail this week. I am in my friend Ingrid's wedding this coming September and there are the shoes! Ingrid and her family have lived next door to mine basically all my life. We have grown up together and it is so special to me that I now get to stand up in her wedding. She is like a sister and I am so excited I get to share all these moments with her. 

3. Speaking of Ingrid's wedding...this weekend is her bachelorette party and I am so excited. It is just a small group of girls (my sister included) and we are going to one of those places that you can paint and drink wine. I have always wanted to go and it seems like the perfect occasion! 

4. I am hoping to do some meal planning this weekend. I am finally starting to feel like I want to eat real food again and I am feeling bad that every meal Kyle has eaten this week has pretty much been an after thought or frozen. Not good, not good. The fridge is pretty empty my friends....pretty empty. 

5. With getting those shoe in the mail I now have two pieces of mail that I can take to the library and get an official library card! I love to read and getting a library card has been a goal of mine since we moved a few weeks ago. I have a list of books I want to read and it keeps getting longer. At the top of my list 

I love James Patterson - his books grab me and I just cannot put them down and the Women's Murder Club is by far my favorite series. Hopefully I'll be able to read this one soon!

That's all I have for now. I am going to leave you with this picture - I just cannot get enough of this guy. He is too funny. 

Have a good weekend!! 

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Marvel Movies

Happy Wednesday! I was going to do a WIAW but since all I have been eating this week are Rice Chex and bananas I thought that would be a little boring....

Last night Kyle took me to see the new Marvel movie that's out Guardians of the Galaxy.

He went with a friend and saw if Friday and liked it so much he has not stopped talking about it. He really wanted to see it again and knew I would like it so we took advantage of the five dollar Tuesday movies that our theater has. I had only seen the preview once and didn't really think to much of it but once he told me it was a Marvel movie I was sold! He was was good! 

I have to admit I had never been into the Marvel movies until Kyle and I started dating. I can honestly say I had not seen one of them. But man has that changed! I will admit as much as I do enjoy all of them nothing will ever be as good as the Iron Man trilogy. Tony Stark....thats where it is at! 

Hope everyone's week is going as fast as mine (believe it or not - Wednesday already?) I have a follow up doctor's appointment tomorrow that hopefully will give me more insight on why I was so sick last week....or just more information! 

If you are a Marvel movie fan...which one could you watch over and over again?

Monday, August 4, 2014

Weekend Recap...

Happy Monday - I'm not feeling great but I'm heading back to work after what has been a rough rough rough few days. I'm hoping that I start doing a better job with cross contamination and not get glutened again for awhile. I just wish I knew what got me this time. There is so much I have learned but I just didn't think it was that big of deal until now - such as using different pots and pans as the gluten food, drinking from the same cup as someone who has been eating gluten, shampoo and make up containing gluten, or (the worst one) getting glutened just by kissing Kyle after he has been eating gluten....crazy!

This weekend was not really too exciting - I ran a few errands on Saturday but not having a lot of energy made it hard. So I spent most of the day on the couch with this one.

At one point during the morning he left me for a little bit and this is how I found him - he loves the sun.

Sunday was another day pretty much full of couch time. Minus when we did leave the house to go to Bed Bath & Beyond. Can I please tell you that I just want everything in that store! I had two 20% off coupons and decided that I was going to use them to get myself my own pot and skillet for strictly gluten free cooking. 

The night finished off with some fun with the cats and The Dark Knight Rises.  I had only seen The Dark Knight and Kyle couldn't believe that so we watched Batman Begins during the week and now this one...its been a few days full of Batman. After seeing all three The Dark Knight still for sure my favorite of them all. 

Do you think your pets know when you are sick? Do they seem to stay closer to you when you are?

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Rough few days...

The past few days have been pretty rough that I wasn't even able to recap my amazing weekend.


And it has been awful. A trip to the doctor, another prescription, doctors note not to work tomorrow this has been my day in a nutshell. I don't want to dwell on it too much since I don't even know how it happened but I am pretty down right now...just gotta get over this hump. But this guy has been my little buddy today...I swear he knows when I'm having an issue cause he won't leave me alone...

I do want to share a picture or two from this past weekend - Kyle and I went back to visit his brothers, sister-in-law and 3 month old niece. The last time we were there to see the baby she was only a month old and now she is 3 months old and just so precious. 

Hope everyone is having a better week then I am!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Five Years Ago.

Five years ago today my sister and I got to witness some baseball was a day I will never forget.

Yes, that is right....we were there 5 years ago when Mark Buehrle threw his perfect game! 

What else has been going on this week - Monday was TACO NIGHT! I always forget how much I love tacos until we are sitting at the dinner table eating them. I LOVE taco bell, but it seems like Taco Bell is out of my diet now so thank goodness there is the option for homemade tacos...which are so much better. And thanks to Aldi we were able to make HUGE tacos. 

Last night Kyle's parents came to visit us and see the new place - it was nice to show them around our new place. And with his parents visiting we also got a trip to Red Lobster. I had never been to Red Lobster before Kyle and I started dating and let me tell you I was falling in love with those cheddar biscuits...and now there they go again...