Friday Favorites

I love reading other bloggers’ Friday Favorites posts, so I figured I would share one of my own. 🙂

*As an aside, I wanted to share an update on Mason. If you feel in your heart that you’d like to help, we would be very grateful!

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Clothing + Accessories

I bought the chambray top, colorful top, and the dress at Planet Xchange, a local store dedicated to selling awesome gently used clothes.

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I got this cardigan on Amazon and love it! I’m waiting on this top, this top, and yet another top to be delivered. To fully wear my cat love with pride, I got this t-shirt. I love the geometric design, it looks similar to the style of my owl tattoo. The print is a little off-center on the tee I was sent, but I love it.

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Freshwater cultured black pearl cat stud earrings. LOVE!

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Eats

The patriotic bars that I shared in my last post were so good, and I look forward to making them again! We ordered from Sun Basket with a coupon, so I’ll be sharing about our experience with their meals. Lastly, I’ve really been into savory breakfasts a little more lately, especially a sweet-savory combo.

Ways to Move My Body

Kaci came over yesterday, and we snuck in a quick walk before another downpour. We came inside, and I made up a routine of cat-cow stretches, down 5dog, planks, moutain climbers, boat pose, etc. Once the rain stopped, we went back for a walk, so it was perfect! Jackson and Rachel were our cheerleaders. 🙂 I’ve been loving my Barre3 online subscription, and today I’m attending a free class thanks to my birthday voucher.

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Random

I don’t care how old I get, I am always excited to find a new planner, especially when they are this pretty! They make me excited for the year ahead.

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Recharge

This weekend, despite a rainy Saturday and no big plans, was still so perfect and so needed. I felt recharged, hence the blog title ;), and I am thankful for it!

This photo came up on my Facebook memories taken at the lake house three years ago. ❤ ❤

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The lighting was poor, so I didn’t photograph my Friday breakfast. Some kitty cuddles and play before we left for work!

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I earned a free drink from The Empty Cup, so I got a large latte with one pump vanilla. It was the perfect pick-me-up, and Matt noticed how energetic I was. Lol! It didn’t make me shaky or anything – just bubbly.

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Matt made our tuna salad for dinner because he’s much better at it than me. He made a triple stack because his GF bread slices are so small. I had mine with tortilla chips.

Thanks to my parents’ generous Amazon birthday gift card, I have been ordering some fun things including these two new door mats. They brighten our place. We need new chairs and an over-the-door wreath hanger, then our patio will be complete.

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I just never get tired of our view.

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I got to go on an evening walk with my best friend, and it made me so very happy. We’ve decided to make it a weekly thing to take at least one walk together on Friday. I’ll now look forward to it each time!

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We spotted several rabbits.

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We used to have a tree like this at the lake house off the point on the right side. They always remind me of The Lorax and Dr. Seuss.

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Love these!

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We spotted this for sale, and I loved how rustic and vintage it is.

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Dessert included Fage, apple, LOVE GROWN Comet Crispies, and Reginald’s Bourbon Pecan Peanut Butter.

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While I was at The Empty Cup, I picked up two of their gluten sensitive cinnamon rolls – one was maple bacon and the other was strawberry rhubarb.

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For breakfast on Saturday, we split them and had cheesy fluffy scrambled eggs on wilted spinach with fresh mango. This was so delicious!

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I ordered a yoga ball, resistance bands, and 2 lb dumbbells on Amazon and completed a 60-minute Barre3 online workout. The babies cheered me on, although it wasn’t my favorite routine. Even still, I was glad I did it!

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Had avocado hummus toast with peppers and tomato plus two Matcha Joe’s cookies.

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Tried to be somewhat patriotic. 😉 I went shopping at Planet Xchange and found two tops and a dress for me and two tops for Matt for under $70. Not bad!

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I swung by Kaci’s because I had accidentally left a few things at her place last week. Since it was pouring, she was sweet and brought it out to me.

Once back home, I put our whole chicken into the oven and snacked on GF pita chips drizzled with tahini. Delicious!

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I made steamed Brussels sprouts and roasted rosemary garlic sweet potato rounds. We dipped them in jalapeno ketchup, and we added more barbeque sauce to the chicken. After eating my drumstick and part of the breast, I felt satisfied and saved the rest.

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I made this awesome flag cake thanks to Anne’s recipe! It was so fun and so tasty.

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We rented Hacksaw Ridge with my free birthday Redbox coupon. Despite it being a war movie, I really loved it. Great acting in my opinion, and it told an incredible true story.

For breakfast on Sunday, I had oatmeal topped with berries, mango, and peanut butter. Sometimes I love flavor on flavor and other times it’s nice to keep things simple.

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Sunday marked SIX YEARS since Kaci and I traveled with our parents and aunt to Costa Rica. This was taken at the airport before we departed from TX. It always makes me smile when I come across it!

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Even thought it is already July, I *finally* changed out my clothes and organized our closet. I also washed nearly all of our clothes and dishes. #productive I also completed a 30-minute Barre3 workout that I did love. I felt redeemed.

I chose to wear one of my new tops on Sunday, and I realized I have three chambray pieces from this same brand, all purchased at Planet Xchange. I’m consistent.

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Before leaving the house, I ate an apple with sharp cheddar and dark chocolate covered almonds.

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I earned $2 off my next purchase at K brew, so I ordered their spritzer but in decaf since it was late in the afternoon. Their spritzer is excellent espresso with tonic water. One of the sweet co-owners accidentally made it with caffeinated espresso, and the barista caught it. They gave it to me too, so I took out the ice and saved it for this morning. It was still delicious!

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Matt was super sweet and right before crawling into bed at 1AM Saturday night, he offered to prep the beans to soak since I had forgot. Sunday afternoon, I added our frozen ham bone and vegetable broth, brought it to a boil, and then simmered it for about 1.5 hours.

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Meanwhile, I made mac ‘n cheese + tuna bowls for some lunches this week.

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Matt pulled all the meat off the bone, and then we ate our helping with the last of the Brussels sprouts and some tortilla chips. Ordinarally, I make my grandmother’s buttermilk corn bread to go with it but forgot to get buttermilk. Whoops. This still hit the spot.

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She’s so cute!! She still looks like a kitten to me. Matt brought home a drone that his oldest brother had left at his dad’s a few years ago. It was hilarious to watch the babies try to figure out what in the heck it was.

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Dessert was half a banana hidden by Kashi sweet potato flakes, yogurt, spices, and milk.

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Jaaaaax. We actually got to bed at a good time! Unfortunately, this sweetie woke us at 4:56AM to having a hairball outside our room. #catparentproblems

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I had prepped our oats the night before, so all we had to do was cook them on the stove. Pineapple, raisins, sunflower seeds, freshly grated carrot, spices and then topped with maple and brown sugar.

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I’m wearing my other new top today. Matt helped me choose this outfit. 😉

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I hope everyone has a great week, and if you have the fourth off, I hope it’s a fabulous day!

New Beginnings

Happy Monday! That’s a little bit of an oxymoron, huh? I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. On Friday, we had a nice work potluck-style lunch to celebrate the June birthdays, which included myself and these two other sweet girls.

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Cierra and I were work twins with our new scrubs and pixie haircuts!

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I took Mason in for his second round of chemo on Friday afternoon. They had to sedate him because he was too nervous, but he did well otherwise. We were told he is responding well so far. Here is the latest update on our GoFundMe page: https://www.gofundme.com/our-sweet-mason If you would like to donate or share, please help spread the word!

I took him to Kaci’s so he could be separated from Rachel and Jackson given the chemo medications in his system. For dinner, we had the last of our cooked vegetables, rice-stuffed grape leaves, avocado, and chicken. Unfortunately, there wasn’t much left. Whoops.

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I had Fage with a banana, peanut butter, and chocolate covered almonds for dessert.

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I was up early on Saturday morning and made this omelet myself. However, I couldn’t flip it and ended up putting it back in the pan, splitting it. and gently moving the turkey/cheese/spinach filling so I could ensure the egg was cooked well. Keepin’ it real, ha. I’m not great at flipping eggs. I completed it with part of a red plum and avocado toast.

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*Side note: Saturday was my dad’s 63rd birthday, and while I couldn’t be there to celebrate, I wanted to give him a shoutout for being the best, most supportive dad ever!

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I got ready by 9:30, which is kind of a record for a Saturday. But I hadn’t had coffee and was heading to K brew, so the perfect motivation!

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I had my heart set on trying their new Banana Creme Latte: real pureed bananas, Cruze Farm milk, signature espresso, and topped with whipped cream and vanilla wafers. Heavenly! *Another side note: I was sitting across from who I came to believe was some sort of personal trainer. She was speaking with a client on the phone, and it made me so sad. Her obsession with calorie counting, manipulation of one’s body, sole focus on weight loss. It was all wrong. But it makes me even happier I have become a non-diet RD!

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The title of this post refers to Kaci and Drew purchasing their first home! This ah-dorable gem has been renovated over the past several months, and they closed on it Friday afternoon. They spent the weekend moving a great deal of their belongings into it, and I was thankfully able to meet up and help some on Saturday.

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We all made a Target run, and then Kaci and I went to Trader Joe’s. I had to get these. They just screamed my name, and they’re delicious.

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Karin found this as she was organizing some of her photos. She had taken this for me in their backyard on June 29, 2013 – almost four years ago! – as a headshot for my portfolio. I loved seeing it!

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I brought Mason home and made us a simple salad, rice, and baked flounder for dinner.

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Dessert included, you guessed it, Fage, strawberries, the rest of my plum, Qia cereal, and roasted nuts.

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For breakfast on Sunday, I had toasted waffles with melted brie, avocado, roasted seeds, wilted spinach, and fresh strawberries. After enjoying my coffee, I took care of chores and completed a 40-minute online Barre3 routine. Loved it!

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I sported my new shirt from Target and did some grocery shopping as well as shoe shopping at DSW. I finally bought a pair of nice black flats but with adequate support.

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I mostly had small plates throughout the day and then made us a salad, bed of cauliflower rice + sweet potato, turkey burger with spicy brown mustard, Grainger Co. tomato, and a pickle spear for dinner.

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I snagged these with a coupon. Nostalgic as they remind me of cocoa pebbles!

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I had them with a plum, Reginald’s Bourbon Pecan Peanut Butter for desssert. Mmmm

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So sweet! Unfortunately, I took this at almost midnight. We did not get enough sleep. Whoops.

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I saw this and matcha whole milk yogurt at Trader Joe’s and had to get both. This flavor is wonderful!

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I’m looking forward to a much-needed haircut later. Have a great week!

 

Forever Young

This past Saturday was my 29th birthday – the last year of my 20’s. Yes, I think it’s a societal given that we dread each birthday because aging is viewed in a poor light. So even though it does feel weird to identify as a 29 year old, I am thankful for each new day and year that I am given. Alright, enough of that. Let’s take it back to Friday!

My view as Matt made his breakfast. I had a simple banana smoothie with chocolate hazelnut butter because I was planning to use my Chick-fil-a voucher for an original chicken biscuit later in the morning.

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I got the babies this Ellen DeGeneres dog toy because it’s an owl, and I couldn’t resist. They sometimes give it love.

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All ready for my birthday eve, complete with a Mason photo bomb!

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It was really nostalgic. All of the employees were very sweet to me during my visit, so I called the manager later that morning to tell her they did a fabulous job. I hope it made her day and that she paid it forward with kindness to someone else.

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We finished our pork, had some of our roasted vegetables, and the last of our almond flour muffins for dinner. I’ll need to make another batch of these soon!

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That face! Gimme.

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Dessert was a fruit and yogurt bowl with Qia cereal and peanut butter “ribbon.” 😉

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For my birthday breakfast, I came up with this, and we executed it together. We used the last of our Alexia sweet potato tots and mashed them at the bottom of each of our ramekins. We layered sharp white cheddar, torn baby spinach, and seasoned scrambled eggs. Baked them until they were cooked through.

Mine

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Matt’s

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Mine flipped upside down and with a grapefruit half sprinkled with cinnamon. I also had a piece of toast with jam as these baked.

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We were really happy with how they came together.

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After I got ready, I met Kaci and the nail salon for a pedi and mani. Isn’t she adorable?

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Getting my relaxation on.

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Afterward, Kaci met with Drew to ride together downtown, and Matt met us there. We decided to have lunch at Not Watson’s.

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Cuties.

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Matt had the salmon entrée.

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I chose the portabella and brie sandwich with broccolini instead of fries.

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Drew had the chili mac sandwich. Mmm

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Kaci chose one of their turkey burger creations with kale salad. We were all very satisfied!

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We walked over to Cruze Farm’s new, permanent shop on Gay St.!

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The décor is so cute!

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I chose their lavender honey in a cone with sprinkles. Love sprinkles!

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Strike a pose with your treat.

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Kaci and I realized we failed to get a photo together, so here’s the next best thing! I didn’t think about it, but I used the Instagram edited photo, which made me even lighter. Next to Kase’s tan from the beach, and I look dead. Lol!

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Sweet photo hanging up in the shop. All of the farm girls were so bubbly and sweet!

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I made us a whole baked chicken with salad topped with cauliflower bean dip and citrus vinaigrette plus the last of our roasted vegetables.

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I enjoyed yogurt and fruit out of the almost empty chocolate hazelnut butter jar along with cereal for crunch and peanut butter. Yum.

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Our sweet boys ❤

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I decided to make Kylie’s coconut flour pancake but given we don’t have coconut flour, I tried it with almond meal. Never know unless you try! It is two scrambled eggs, one mashed banana, cinnamon, and one tablespoon of almond meal. I cooked it in butter and drizzled it with maple syrup. I ate yogurt out of a nearly empty peanut butter jar. I hit the jackpot clearly.

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Matt’s looked prettier.

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I shared this for Father’s Day because it is one of my absolute favorite photos of my dad, Kaci, and me! I’m the one on the left. 😉

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Matt took this while I was reading Mackenzie’s blog.

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She shared the sweetest message for my birthday! If you haven’t, I recommend you follow her blog. She’s so fun and shares awesome food and adventures.

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I was proud of myself because I did the dishes, vacuumed, scrubbed the toilets, and I completed a 30-minute online Barre3 workout before showering and grocery shopping. I snacked on a Clif bar, which did a nice job of holding me over for a bit.

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Matt went with me to the store then we picked up his dad to head up to his mom and step-dad’s for the day.

My MIL took these photos of us. I did get into the pool up to my chest, but even though it read 85 degrees, it was way too cold for me.

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I love his smile!

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After wading in the cold pool some, I had this snack plate and Hint water.

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Poolside selfie

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Dinner included an open-faced hamburger with mustard, lettuce, tomato, pickle, and avocado. Potato salad with gorgonzola and bacon from Ingles, coleslaw, and Bush’s Grilling Baked Beans.  I went back for a little more potato salad and coleslaw.

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For dessert, I had some fruit…

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and a messy, delicious s’more.

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Before bed, Jax brought me a banana! But then he batted it off the bed. Boop.

Matt thought Mason needed a pillow, so he let him use the banana, and he actually laid his head on it. Sweet babies!

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I want to wish everyone a wonderful week ahead.

My 28th Year in a Nutshell

While my 28th year was full of some high highs and some not so fun experiences, all-in-all I can say it was by far the best year of my life. Of course my wedding is number one in terms of my memories, but growing closer to Matt, facing challenges, and growing stronger in my work as an RD have all been amazing. I wanted to do a little recap of sorts with photos highlighting this past year, starting with my birthday to the present. Thanks for following along on my little blog!

June 17, 2016

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Race weekend at the beginning of July!

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July 4th by the pool.

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Shopping for Matt’s wedding band!

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Found my mother’s wedding dress, and it fit. ❤

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October 22, 2016 ❤ ❤

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A quick photo together before we left for our honeymoon on October 24, 2016 bound for Asheville, NC!

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The adorable bed and breakfast, The Lion and the Rose, that we stayed at.

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First day of exploring and eating!

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Cheers! His smile {all the heart-eye emojis}

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Got dressed up for dinner at an all gluten free restaurant, Posana.

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More coffee of course. 😉

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Posing in the b&b gardens.

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We thought it was hilarious that this sign had my maiden name listed on it, so I had to strike a pose.

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We both visited Biltmore for the first time.

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All of the food, and we ate a ton, was outstanding. There are too many dishes to share for the sake of space/length of this post, but here are just a few dishes that stood out to us.

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We visited Max Patch twice in one day! The colors were breathtaking. This looked like a painting to us. We went back later to watch the sunset.

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It was stunning.

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Thanksgiving 2016

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We did a cat photo shoot with our babies, and I am forever grateful for these photos! Matt was a sweetheart and wanted to be included too, so there are several adorable ones of him with our babies.

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Kaci and Drew’s engagement at Max Patch late November 2016.

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Posing with the future Mrs. Snider!

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Christmas 2016 as The Daniels – it’ll never get old to say that.

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New Year’s!

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Right before we dug into our lobster feast.

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Our first trip together to TX to visit my parents! Airport selfie.

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My handsome dad and gorgeous (step)mom.

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I adore this photo and am grateful that Karin took it for us!

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The day that Kaci chose her wedding dress!

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K Brew twinklet date with Axl Rose.

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First race weekend of the year at VIR!

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One of the many Barre Belle Yoga classes I took with these fabulous ladies.

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Another twinkie date.

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Easter 2017 sporting my new and favorite glasses.

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Matt’s 34th birthday. Gah he looks so handsome and not even 30 to me.

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Kaci and Drew’s engagement party.

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First summer day at the lake house!

SnapChat filters keepin’ me young.

Here’s to an awesome year ahead, the last in my 20’s!

Our First Lake Day + A Mason Update!

Mason continues to amaze us. His appetite is really improving, such that we have not administered tube feed since Friday! We are having to take him in the have the site cleaned and a new bandage placed this evening, and he has his next appointment for treatment is this Friday.

This photo was taken on Wednesday evening when Kaci was still staying with us. We went out on a neighborhood walk together, which I absolutely love. Just before finishing my work day, I received a call from the Animal Hospital that Mason tested positive for the deadly feline virus, FIP. I broke down crying before I made my way home. I called to ask the doctor some questions and was told he would return my call. A little while later I received a call from a tech that stated the wrong result had been given. She apologized and said Mason was NEGATIVE. I was so so relieved but furious that the wrong information had been given. Even still, it put things into a bit of perspective. Kaci and I both breathed a sigh of relief and were thankful it was *just* cancer, which is an oxymoron. But at least we have a treatment plan!

 

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For breakfast on Friday, I had one each avocado toast and toast with orange marmalade plus fluffy scrambled eggs.

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A dorky ootd photo for ya.

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I was able to listen to one of the latest podcasts that Kylie participated in, which was really enjoyable.

After I got my mid-point hair trim (always makes me feel better), I snacked on this yogurt and made my way home.

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I had stopped at Kroger for a few things, one of which was their free Friday product: Pure Leaf tea. They were also on sale for two for $4, so I bought two flavors.

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Dinner was leftover roasted cabbage and zucchini with seasoned chickpeas, vegetable chips, and we split the above tea.

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For breakfast on Saturday, I had simple oatmeal with chia, sunflower seeds, cinnamon, and milk then topped with peanut butter, a banana, and a May photo bomb.

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We then packed up some food and headed out to the lake house! I tried one of LaraBar’s newest product after we arrived. Love it!

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So gorgeous and peaceful.

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Posed at our altar. Matt didn’t want to reveal his farmer’s tan. Lol

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Some selfie fun 🙂

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Axl couldn’t find his ball as it was bobbing in the waves, so Drew had to rescue it. In doing so, Axl wanted on the float and popped it. Hahaha it was hilarious to watch!

I had also snacked on cheese and grapes earlier and then made this light late lunch. Avocado and chickpea toast, wilted greens, vegetables.

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Matt and I split this and thought it was the best of the two.

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When we were about to turn onto the highway, I saw a tick crawling on my seat. I opened the door, and Matt flicked it away. On Sunday, I found a baby tick on me. Gross!

We got back home, and Mason prepped Matt’s stomach for dinner with his biscuits. ❤

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Superman paws!

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Dinner included meatloaf topped with jalapeno ketchup, brown rice, and baked zucchini. Jax-loaf.

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Kase gave me two TJ’s Mocha Joe’s to try. I had them with Fage and frozen wild blueberries. This was delicious. We watched two episodes of Gotham then called it a night.

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Our snuggly sweet girl.

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I enjoyed my Kashi sweet potato flakes out of this nearly empty peanut butter jar for breakfast on Sunday. I spent the day dusting, vacuuming, taking out the trash, washing laundry and dishes, grocery shopping, and meal prepping. Phew.

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Girlfriend was so cozy!

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Lunch was thick slice of toast with ricotta, avocado, and Everything But the Bagel Seasoning plus vegetables, grapes, and then a handful of dark chocolate covered almonds.

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I fit in a 10-15-minute online Barre3 workout as dinner cooked. Was a little proud of myself. I tried getting a bottle of red wine, but Aldi and Kroger both don’t sell alcohol on Sunday. I think it’s a really silly rule/law. Anyway, I marinated two pork tenderloins in Newman’s Own Citrus Dressing then pan seared them in our iron skillet. Once the oven was preheated, I roasted them for 20 minutes before setting them aside to rest. I sautéed onion, mushroom, and garlic in the skillet then reduced white wine. Served with Alexia’s sweet potato tots and a salad. It turned out so well! We both cleaned our plates.

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Although it was late, I had a Lil Bub mug of Fage, tahini, and two pecan salted caramel cookies. Hit the spot then I hit the pillow. haha

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But not before love from all our babies!

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I hope everyone has a great week! This marks Kaci and my birthday week with us turning 29 on Saturday. Hard to believe we’re so close to 30, but here’s to another fabulous year. 🙂

 

Not Your Typical Food Blog Post

Forewarning: This will be a long, rambly post. I want to first say ‘thank you’ to each and every person who has shown us love and support these past few days.

Last week I shared that Mason hadn’t been feeling well or acting like himself. He was lethargic, kept to himself, and he was hardly eating. We also noticed his cute pink nose was pale and that he was running a fever. Starting Saturday night/Sunday morning at the end of May, he began getting sick. I was all over the place with wanting to take him back to the vets while wanting to avoid any more stress on him. By Wednesday night, though, I realized we had no choice. I took him back on Thursday morning, and the walk-in vet clinic referred me to their affiliate vet who could do much more in-house. They ran a complete blood panel as well as did X-rays on his abdomen. Later that afternoon, the vet called with the results: most of his blood work looked unremarkable except for high calcium, high WBC count, and anemia. The X-ray was also obscured by something, so again we were referred but this time to the Animal ER Hospital. I left my meeting and flew over there to get him. Our next plan was for an abdominal ultrasound. I waited in one of their exam rooms for the ultrasound tech to complete the test. Results showed he had ascites from his liver as well as what was determined to be a UTI. I was devastated. I did not keep it together. They allowed me to see our sweet boy before I left. I cried the whole way home. Matt made our dinner while I showered.

Friday morning I went to Maker’s Donuts for a free donut and had taken a photo. Later I deleted all food photos because I had no desire to document them. I didn’t care. The doctor called to discuss the results from testing the fluid. He reported that it looked “suspicious”, which made my heart sink. The oncologist would be looking at the cytology liver sample, they would complete a urine culture and cancer blood panel (this was later cancelled), and lastly run a test for SIP. SIP is a fatal feline virus that some cats are susceptible to. I left work after lunch and went to see him. The doctor waited to tell me in person that they are very certain we are dealing with lymphoma in his liver as well as a UTI. My head was spinning. Just two to three weeks ago he was healthy, happy, and he showed no signs of cancer. Now I was sitting with a doctor discussing a tube feed placement and chemo. I called both Kaci and Matt, who agreed we were going to fight like hell for Mason. The placed the e-tube and started his chemo on Friday. He also had begun antibiotic treatment for his UTI.

On Saturday, I spent around 4.5 hours just sitting and cuddling with him. My heart could’ve exploded with love and pride. He’s been so brave this whole time. When I had to leave quickly to use the restroom, he hid under one of the chairs. He “popped” out when I returned and wanted to be held. A nurse came in to walk me through a feeding. Afterward, they had to take him back for fluids and another ultrasound. I again left crying.

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Look at that face ❤ ❤

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Thankfully, the doctor called on Sunday morning to say he was ready to come home!! I ate breakfast, downed my coffee, threw on some clothes, and I went about 80-90 mph across town. Two sweet nurses walked me through his feeding and medication schedule as part of the discharge summary. He slept the whole way home but sat up when we turned onto our road. Matt was so so happy to have his boy home. He was pooped and slept under the bed for the afternoon. Kaci came over and was amazing and helped me organize his schedule. It’s just going to become our new normal for a little while.

I fed him twice yesterday and then this morning. I let him walk around if he wanted to since the feeding takes around 20-30 minutes total with water flushes and meds included. I woke up around 4:30 this morning and immediately got out of bed to check on him. I woke Rachel and Jackson, who thought it was breakfast time. Whoops. Mason came to me and hopped up to lay on my chest in bed. He then spooned against me before settling on my pillow. Matt woke up at 5:45 and saw him there, and we were both thankful. He’s showing interest in eating, but it’ll be slow process. He just laid underneath the lower rack of my clothes in our closet, and I fed him.

Rachel got distracted during breakfast by a spider hanging from the ceiling. Yikes! Gah she’s so cute. She is upset at Mason because he smells different. Whenever one of the boys gets home from the vets, she’s upset. Little diva. Jackson is doing well and spunky as ever.

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Going forward, our plan is to take Mason in every three weeks for an outpatient chemo treatment. He’ll then get to stay with Kaci so that the medication won’t harm Rachel or Jackson. I’m waiting to hear back regarding the SIP results. I hope to god they’re negative. Please say a prayer if you pray or think positive thoughts for him. As incredibly angry as I am and as upsetting as a lymphoma diagnosis is, we’ll take this and fight over SIP. Again, thanks to all for the support.

Just For Fun

The idea popped into my head this morning to do a fun poll of sorts, asking to choose your favorite between two similar foods or beverages. 🙂 The bold face ones are my choices, but I know there’s a time and place for all! It definitely was hard to choose a few. I’d love to know of your selections!

Biscuit vs. cornbread {Such a tough choice! But I love classic cornbread.}

English muffin vs. toast

Pancakes vs. waffles {The pockets serve to hold more toppings, and waffles are versatile with savory or sweet. I suppose pancakes could be too!}

Garden salad vs. Caesar salad

Coffee vs. tea

Creamy salad dressing vs. vinaigrette {I love a good creamy dressing, but a vinaigrette doesn’t mask the greens or vegetables.}

Hot oatmeal vs. overnight cold oats {I love how doughy soaked oats become!}

Chocolate vs. vanilla {I love a quality vanilla bean! But chocolate is so satisfying too.}

Peanut butter vs. almond butter {Peanut butter is my spirit animal.}

Any other foods you can think of to compare? Have a great day!