Avie and I went on a little shopping trip today so I could try on some clothes for Florida. This decision was made after I pulled out my summer clothes this morning and....maybe 1/4 of them fit....sorta.
INSERT SAD FACE HERE_____!
It was quite a wake up call that I really need to get serious about getting back in shape. Since having the baby I've noticed my body feeling weaker, probably from being in the house too much and not eating quite like I should.
Instead of getting really discouraged I thought, hey, I'm going to challenge myself to do a pre-vacation Get Healthy plan. This plan includes lots and lots of veggies, fruits, little bit of meat, and LOTS of walks!! :) Maybe it will jump-start me and give me the boost I need for the long haul.
I'll give a little update with each post, not for my readers necessarily, because who really gives a hoot :)!!... But for me, for accountability!
I just love this idea, using tissue paper and print-outs!! How To Here.
(All images from Pinterest)
RECIPE-Since there will be no peeps for me till Wednesday next week :(...
Here's a really cute salad idea for Easter that my mom always made for us. I googled it to see if I could find a picture but all I found was salads fixed the wrong way that sadly look like mice instead of bunnies...lol!! (Sorry, not the wrong way, just different...wink,wink.)
You'll need: Lettuce/Cottage cheese/Canned pear halves-cut in half again lengthwise/Green olives/Maraschino cherries/Super thin carrot sticks
Place a nice amount of lettuce on plate as a base for the salad. Place a large scoop of cottage cheese in the center. Place two pears at top of cot. cheese for the ears, skinniest ends pointing up. Olives are eyes-center facing upward, a cherry is the nose, and carrot sticks are whiskers. Its a super cute salad and surprisingly it tastes really yummy! (You can also use a hard boiled egg cut in half for the ears if you prefer over the pears.)
There's nothing more rewarding than Spring cleaning! Well, next to childbirth and baking and...well. It's rewarding anyways. ;) Opening the windows for a little fresh air, the clean scent of lemon filling the house. That's my to-do today. Clean. The sun is out and I'm feeling ready to go!
But first, I'll shine up the blog! Here's a few things that sparkle and shout SPRING!
With Easter just one week away I'll be posting fun DYI projects and recipes!
I've been really bad about posting lately. It's time to restart! Especially with the arrival of Spring! (Though there's still a couple inches of snow here in New England...) So let's see, what's new on my end?
Avie is getting big! 16 lbs and counting. She's more and more wonderful with each day, having recently giggled for her first time! She's started on a little rice cereal as well....milestones. I didn't believe people when they said, "It goes so fast!" but I'm finding it soo true! I'm trying to be mindful of soaking up every minute with her!
Visiting her Great Grandparents.
She loooves Daddy!
So fun. What else?
The shop...Things are going well. Soon our local driftwood spot will be thawed and beautiful so I can hike out and find more lovely pieces for my driftwood signs! I've also started making pillows which I have yet to post. I found some amazing fabrics and couldn't wait to make them. They're on their way soon.
I just posted these items and can't wait to go hunting again~ I'll be doing a little while in Florida!!
I came across a really fun blog, Sequins and Stripes. I always thought it'd be fun to live in the city for one year (Never became reality :) ) but I love reading about this Chicago girl and her clothing/social happenings. She's adorable and always shares really fun items. Though I never bring myself to spend lofty amounts for clothes (Self proclaimed thrift-store junkie...) I love seeing her finds.
Speaking of lofty, here are some things on my Dream List...