Wishing you the very best weekend.

This work week is coming to an end, and for us, a busy family filled weekend is ahead. Saturday morning starts early with Wreaths for America with my family, then a holiday party at my sisters, followed by a sleepover at my parents with my nephew – and that’s only Saturday. Sunday is a Christmas party with my dad’s side of the family, then celebrating two of our niece’s birthdays at dinner. I’m looking forward to soaking up some family time! In other news, here’s a picture of our Christmas tree that I am oh-so in love with… can’t I keep it up all year?!

Christmas Tree | Tidbits for Today

Recent Eats:

Recent Eats | Tidbits for Today

1. zucchini noodles 2. peanut butter blossom cookies 3. a coworker’s baby shower cake 4. lemon pesto chicken salad +  mixed greens + avocado 5. red wine sautéed mushrooms

Recent Workouts:

Saturday: yoga – Sunday: nothing – Monday: nothing – Tuesday: spinning – Wednesday: 10 minutes of light stretching – Thursday: nothing – Friday: run/walk intervals for 35 minutes

Hope you have a super weekend!

Productive Weekend + Meals

Hi! how was your weekend? Our was relaxing, rejuvenating, and productive. I’d been feeling a little under the weather both physically and mentally. The holiday business was creeping up, and my stress level was rising. This weekend helped me feel better physically & most importantly in my book, mentally.

Friday

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We worked all day, then came home to make pizza. I made the pizza dough with the usual recipe I follow, and our toppings were mushrooms, bacon, pepperoni, and mozzarella! We recently got a pizza peel which helps in transferring the uncooked pizza to the hot stone in the oven. We’re really nailing the pizza process these days! After eating, we spent the rest of the night catching up on TV shows. **side note: we haven’t had a couch for the past 3 weeks, and it probably won’t be here until next week. It’s killing us slowly, and my rear end is sore from sitting on our hardwood floor!**

Saturday

Woke up early since husband wanted to go to an 8:30am spinning class, and I wanted to attend the 9:45am yoga class. Who are we that we now are waking up early on the weekends to workout?! I love it though… the 9:45 yoga class is a vinyasa flow which has a great instructor and I just love the vibe. Since we share a car, I dropped off Tim at the gym and did our grocery shopping (going to 2 stores & dropping off/putting away the groceries in 1 hour! <—goo me!), then met him back at the gym so he could go home to shower while I did yoga, then he picked me back up! That’s how we make 1 car work, lots of compromise and figuring out how to maximize the time we have.

Once home, Tim made breakfast (I’m beyond thankful that he does this, and without me even asking!) which was omelets with bacon, mushrooms, peppers & cheese. So delicious! Then we worked on our budget, which took about an hour. He then took so much time to make a bunch of formulas that will help me work the spreadsheet easier! He’s the best. We then went to Tysons Mall and did holiday shopping, and finished the evening with the Cheesecake Factory to use some gift cards we had! Once home, more laying around and relaxing.

Sunday

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I made panettone french toast for breakfast (recipe coming soon) & we sipped coffee. The rest of the day was spent lounging and doing a few house chores. Then watching Homeland <— jeeeeeez, that was intense! I always end up sitting straight up in bed by the end, and my husband laughs at me. That show is stressful… but good!

Meals for the Week

Sunday: Chicken panang from a box (sold at Target)

Monday: Zucchini noodles with meat sauce

Tuesday: Wing-it/Leftovers

Wednesday: Meeting a friend for dinner

Thursday: Tomato soup + grilled cheese

Friday: Pizza (of course!)

Things I’m Loving Lately

Hi friends, hope you are all having a great week! I wanted to share a couple things I’ve been digging lately, and that are are helping to calm my crazy mind with the wedding less than 3 weeks away (18 days to be exact Winking smile ).

1. Reading – Books I’ve read lately are:

[Another Piece of my Heart by Jane Green] This was a good easy read, and I really enjoyed the plot!

[Spirit Junkie by Gabrielle Bernstein] I’m just starting this book, but overall, I really love her message (via twitter & her blog), so I think I’m going to love this book… and everyone can use a little more self-love!

[Divergent by Veronica Roth] I’ve been reading this book for quite a while and keep coming back. Overall, I like the plot, it’s interesting, and I’m curious about how the story will wrap up.

2 Cooking – I’ve been back in the kitchen since we’ve settled into our new condo!

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[Italian Sausage + Peppers + Onions] This is one of my man’s favorite dinners, so Friday night I cooked these up! Delicious and easy Smile

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[homemade pancakes + bacon + coffee] breakfast is one of my favorite parts of the day… then add in a beautiful day which we enjoyed by eating on our patio, perfection! I also made homemade pancakes which were (if I have to say so myself) out of this world, and pretty easy to make! Oh, and bacon, which makes the world go round…

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[messy kitchen] I show my love by cooking, and I tend to make a mess while showing my love! Oh well, as long as the grub takes good, it’s worth the clean-up, which I usually get help from the fiancé doing anyway (he’s good like that)!

Well beyond reading and cooking, I’ve been prepping for OUR WEDDING! Can’t believe it’s so close, and seriously can’t wait to marry my guy. Only 2.5 weeks left as a ‘single lady’, craziness to think about!

Hope you are well & feeling loved!! xoxo