VALENTINES DAY HOME 2020

VALENTINES DAY HOME 2020

Happy Valentines Day! I love this holiday because it gives me a reason to decorate everything in pink and heart shapes! Of course it’s all about love too but I like to celebrate that on the daily. I think we all need to see some heart shapes and pretty colors in our life this time of year because everything outside is dead and it’s cold. Not exactly the most picturesque scene if you ask me. Lance and I are going to a cooking class this evening to celebrate Valentines Day. We haven’t been out just the two of us in a while so i’m excited!! (we always have our third wheel- Mac lol) And the fun doesn’t end there because we are going to a concert on Sunday!! Whoo! WE. ARE. PUMPED!!

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SPRING FEVER IN FEBRUARY

SPRING FEVER IN FEBRUARY

It’s still cold out but I figured I’d get out so I could wear my new hat and scarf. Haha I normally like to stay indoors during the winter months but spring fever is upon me and the cabin fever is starting to set in. Thankfully the sun was shining today (it’s been so overcast recently) so the hubs, pup and I took the opportunity to get out. We headed to Petersburg, VA with no agenda. (my favorite kind of agenda 😝) We walked downtown and I took my sweet time looking in antique stores while Mac soaked up any attention he got from shoppers. Lance also bought us tickets today to go see The Lumineers next week for Valentines Day. We are pumped!! We’ve been saying we need to go to more concerts. When we found out one of our favorite bands was going to be near by we jumped on it. Can’t wait!!

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X & O MARBLED SUGAR COOKIES

X & O MARBLED SUGAR COOKIES

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter (salted)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder

Directions

  1. preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. cream butter & sugar in mixer
  3. add egg & vanilla
  4. add flour & baking powder
  5. roll out & cut out shapes
  6. bake 8-10 minutes (depending on thickness)

For the marbled look:

  1. make 1/3 part of dough red with food coloring
  2. mix a handful of red dough with white dough together (just like play dough haha) *don’t blend until all the dough turns one color, you still want to see both colors
  3. roll out (you’ll see the marbled streaks)
  4. cut into shapes!
GOOD GREEN SMOOTHIE

GOOD GREEN SMOOTHIE

This is my first food post! I want to start sharing what I make. I have a few ideas in mind and i’m excited to share them with y’all. This is one of my go to post work out smoothies. It’s easy to make and taste good!

Ingredients

  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 1/2 cups baby spinach
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 tablespoon peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 6 ice cubes

Directions

  1. blend in mixer
  2. pour in glass and enjoy!
JANUARY IS REALLY A BIG MONDAY

JANUARY IS REALLY A BIG MONDAY

The month of January feels like one big Monday to me. All of the fun with the family over the holidays has come to an end and it’s back to the daily grind. I’ve been working on getting the house back in order (unpacking, putting away Christmas decor and doing some house projects) and getting back into my workout routine. Because let’s be honest, I fell out of my fitness groove as soon as the holiday season hit. I’ve been going to the gym 4-5 days a week. Two of those days I take a yoga class. I guess you could say things are getting pretty serious because I bought my own yoga mat. haha My overall fitness goal is to create a healthy workout routine I can maintain the rest of my life. It feels good to be starting off 2020 on the right foot. It is too cold to do anything else so why not be indoors at the gym or cuddling with Mac.