My Monday Faves #2

I cannot believe the weekend is over already. Doesn’t it always seem to go by so fast? But I am trying to embrace every day and not fret over the weekends. Every day is another chance to get after our goals!

So without further ado, lets get into today’s post. Last week I posted the first “Monday Faves” post. So today we are rounding up number two. Below you will see some of my favorite things from this last week. Feel free to share your weekly faves in the comments below!

 

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We first tried this coffee about 2-3 years ago. We ran out recently but thankfully last month I was able to make a trip to Trader Joe’s and pick some up and I am so glad it is back in my life. It is one of my favorite coffee’s ever! Love this stuff!

 

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This stuff is amazing you guys. I remember in high school I would go to Safeway in the mornings a lot and pick up an everything bagel. I loved those damn things. And this right here, is the real deal. You put this on anything and whaaaaaboooommmm, it tastes just like an everything bagel. I have used it on everything from toast to chicken and even my eggs. You can’t go wrong with this!

 

  • Close Up Photography

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Ever since I got my camera (Canon Rebel t3i) a few months ago, I have slowly been learning more and more each day. I still have a long ways to go and so much more to learn, but I am really enjoying close up micro photos. Catching the tiniest details in a photo (like the little fuzzies on these tiny flowers) is a lot of fun to me and I can’t wait to continue to learn more.

 

  • Homemade Specialty Doggy Treats

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My pups are my kids and I spoil them like it. After discovering an adorable IG page of a lady who makes special homemade treats for her dog each day (click here to check out her IG page), I decided to try my hand at it. These are just coconut flour with water kneaded to make a dough. Then rolled in unsweetened coconut flakes. And finally topped with a sliced up strawberry. It was fun and the fur-faces loved them!

 

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Ok this may seem silly, but I know many of us went through some sort of emo stage in our early middle school and/or junior high years. I know I sure did. And during that time I was obsessed with bands like MCR, Blink-182, Cute Is What We Aim For, Breaking Benjamin, etc etc etc. I recently discovered this playlist on Spotify and it brings back all the feels and music memories! I have spend so much time listening to the various artists and hearing songs I haven’t heard in forever! #flaskbackeveryday

 

Today will be just a normal Monday. A nice and early workout with Ryan, some chores and work around home, then off to the gym to train/coach for a few hours, back home for dinner, and then a relaxed evening. Remember Monday’s are just as good as any other day to chase your dreams and make your goals and reality!

 

YOUR TURN! What things have been your fave the last week?

My Monday Faves #1

Happy Monday friends!

There is a lot to be thankful for and a lot to be appreciative of. One thing I have tried to really incorporate in my life is noticing the little and big and mundane and spectacular things that bring me joy each day. This post is inspired by the ever popular “Thing’s I’m Loving Friday” posts on PB Fingers blog (one of my faves that I have followed for over 5 years now).

I want to be able to share with you guys some of the things each week that make me smile and would love to hear what you loved as well!

 

I got these silicone wine glasses about a week or so ago and LOVE them. I have used them for everything from wine (duh!) to margaritas to water. They are dishwasher safe, unbreakable (which is necessary with two crazy fur faces), and so cute! Plus you can pack them up and take them anywhere, a must have for the summer!

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Ok this stuff is a game changer you guys!This is the TARTE Tarteist Lip Paint in the color Vibin’ (I also love love the Rose color too!) I got this in my Ipsy subscription last month and wasn’t sure about it at first but I LOVE this stuff. It dried so fast, the color is vibrant but not cheesy, and it lasts forever. I know a lot of lip colors say they will last for hours, but this stuff truly does. And that is coming from a girl who can’t keep lip color on for more than 10 minutes.

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Hand-Me-Down Seashells

The other day my mom was cleaning out a bunch of home decor items that she has had stored forever. So I got to go “shopping” and pick out some things to bring home for myself. I love getting items from her that I grew up seeing and now get to incorporate into my own home. One of the things she gave me was a huge bag of seashells. All of these shells were either from Long Beach, WA or Mexico. There are so many memories behind these shells and I love that they are now displayed in my home where they make me smile every time I walk past them.

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Watching Ryan & Our Pups Play

It never ceases to amaze me how watching a dog play can bring an instant smile to my face. They don’t have any worries or fears, they just love to be happy and play and be puppies. My girls have really helped me to embrace the little things in life and appreciate each moment. I especially love watching Ryan play with the pups. It makes me smile to see them all running around and acting like total goofballs!

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Easy Meal Prep Recipes

Ok I promised my Instagram readers yesterday that I would share this recipe with you all. Meal prep is one of those things that I enjoy when it is easy and doesn’t take hours upon hours. This meal took me about 5 minutes to throw together and throw in the oven. With some potatoes, baby carrots, broccoli, and chicken sausage, this easy meal prep recipe will have us full for lunch all week! Check out just how easy it is for yourself in the recipe below!

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Chicken Sausage & Veggies Throw Together

  • Servings: 8
  • Time: prep 5 minutes & cook 45 minutes
  • Difficulty: easy
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INGREDIENTS

  • 2 packages of chicken sausage (I use Aidell’s)
  • 8-10 red potatoes quartered
  • 3 cups broccoli cut up into pieces (about 1 large head)
  • 3 cups baby carrots
  • olive oil
  • seasonings of choice (I use Mrs. Dash, onion powder, and garlic powder)

DIRECTIONS

  1. Line baking pan with foil and spray with non-stick cooking spray. Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Quarter red potatoes & chop up broccoli into desired sized pieces.
  3. Organize veggies in bottom of pan and drizzle with olive oil and desired seasonings of choice.
  4. Place chicken sausage on top of veggies and put in the oven for 30-45 minutes or until carrots, broccoli, and potatoes are cooked through.
  5. Remove from oven and eat immediately or store for meal prep throughout the week!
  6. ENJOY!

 

Your turn to share in the comments below!

What are some things that you loved this past week? Let me know!