The last Wednesday of the month? Say it isn’t so! It has definitely been a windy March and we have had a few storms which have created a beautiful canvas for spring. Everything is green and growing and we are as busy as ever but trying to soak it up. While the outside is blooming we are hoping you will link up each week with Holly, Katy and me as we host Royally Waiting and share what’s been going on in your world! Help us grow won’t you?
For two weeks we have tried out Hello Fresh and I have to say it has been a yummy experience. We only had one dish that was kind of iffy and one that took a bit longer than we would have liked to prep and cook. Other than that it has been great! The chicken in the first picture topped with a mix of grated zucchini and parmesan cheese was such a winner, in fact, that Keith has already recreated once! You can sign up here to try out Hello Fresh for yourself and we both win. (I receive $20 and you receive $40 off your first box + receive your own code to pass along to friends).
Definitely trying to get back on the healthy eating bus and for me that means turning back to the tried and true mantra “a failure to plan is a plan to fail”! Meal prep is huge for me if I want to stay focused. Here are 3 meals I’ve used this past week for either breakfast or lunch. Seeing so many pretty colors makes me know I’m doing something right!
Avocado+Tomato+Turkey Bacon+Lean Turkey = Bib Lettuce Wrap
Butternut Squash+Onion+Chopped Kale+Turkey Bacon+Cilantro & Lime + 2 Eggs/1 Egg White = Breakfast of Champions
Salmon Fillet+Salad Mix+Tessemae Creamy Ranch (you need to try this) = Perfect Salad
Yesterday I shared my Top 5 Pictures and expanded a bit on what they really mean to me. Okay, they are 5 of my favorites but the list is endless. We have also been loving watching all the videos I’ve received back from Legacy Box! I have been so excited to know I have videos of my Meme, one of my grandfathers and was so happy to see and hear my daddy’s voice again!
And speaking of my dad, I wrote a personal piece about purging my heart a bit over spring break.
I know you guys are tired of hearing about it, but, I’m loving my new blog design! If you were previously following by email, please note I’ve changed mail services and you will need to sign up again at the bottom of this page. Wordpress has taken some time to become accustomed to but I can already tell you the pluses have far outweighed the negative.
Thankfully we are no longer dreading this procedure! My mom is seriously one of the strongest women I know; right up until something medical is involved! I’m positive after finally talking her into going through with it the night before and coaching her through the prep, I could definitely be someone’s life coach! Thankfully all is well.
A blog schedule! I will be heading into my busiest time of year about the same time summer arrives and if I want to be present here and still present at work and with my family I will have to do a little pre-planning and scheduling. It is just so hard to get ahead in this space sometimes but I know if I dedicate a little extra time it will be worth it.
The new bundle released yesterday from Rodan + Fields! This would make a great Mother’s Day gift for someone special in your life. I think we all can probably agree we love laughing but those little lines it leaves behind around our eyes not so much. The eye cream is one of my favorites. When I first was introduced to R+F and saw the lip serum I was like what? Who needs a serum for their lips. Well, I finally began using this little boost and have been amazed at how moisturized my lips now feel. No more peeling and no more need for all the chapstick. Plus when you order this bundle it comes with a cute little bag and a box ready to be gifted. Contact me for more information if you are interested! You can also now shop my Rodan + Fields in the navigation bar.
We headed to see Beauty and the Beast and if you haven’t it’s a must! I always loved the Disney movie but this was just beautiful. Emma Watson did an amazing job and it is just such a beautiful story. I had to fight tears, mainly happy ones, the entire time. I’m always amazed by the power of music.
After finishing Breaking Up With Perfect earlier this month I was searching for a new book and realized I had What Happens When Women Walk in Faith: Trusting God Takes You to Amazing Places in my ibooks from long ago and I can tell it is going to be another great read.
You can read my February book review here.
This should be no surprise, the Beauty and the Beast soundtrack is the first full cover I’ve purchased in years! I ran straight to Target after the movie but it was all sold out so once I made it home I downloaded immediately! Beauty and the Beast was the first movie Jordan fell in love with and I still remember all the words!
My favorite spring editions and stretching out some of my favorites I’m not quite ready to ditch just yet!
New white skinnies updated with the frayed hem have been on repeat. They are a great fit and thick enough. Another great pair of booties to take you through spring and they are super comfortable. Topping it off with the softest denim shirt. Black and white always works doesn’t it? I have added multiple tops perfect for the office which all crossover between seasons. I really loved the pleats on this one. Of course my black and white bag does it’s job every day too! I’m now gah gah over the summer version Avalon Tote. Want to get a bag for yourself free? Contact me to schedule your Stella and Dot party and start earning!
Doing This Weekend
Back to weekends where our family is either on the road or splitting up for the weekend! Dillon begins 7 on 7 football this weekend and will be playing out of town on Saturday but I will be staying back so Carly Jo can enjoy a birthday party.
Looking Forward to Next Month
April will be full of baseball. Riley will be heading to his new assignment as early as this weekend and Dillon will wrap up high school baseball by the end of the month. It’s definitely my favorite season to watch my boys.
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