Friday, April 18, 2014

Friday Five 4.18.14 Edition

Last weekend, we had Kaden's party for his 5th birthday. It was a blast!

A relaxing week.
I don't have a picture for this week and I haven't taken very many at all, but if I did, they'd all look like this: us doing pretty much nothing. We've had something almost every night for the past while and starting next week, life returns to it's normal state, so this week was dubbed recuperation week and that's just what we've done!

Dying Easter eggs with my boys.
I look forward to dying Easter eggs with the kids each year. We dyed some earlier this week and then Kevin and I hid them plus over 100 plastic eggs in our backyard. The boys had a blast!

A good week of running!
I didn't run much last week and I've had a really good week of running and working out. It feels good to be back in the groove. Kevin gave me an awesome Run Happy t-shirt for my birthday that I can't wait to wear because really, who isn't happy when they're running?

p.s. If you haven't checked out my new blog devoted entirely to running, check it out today and be sure to follow along:

I'm looking forward to celebrating Easter Sunday in a few days. I know Easter isn't really considered a big holiday in the same sense as Christmas, but as a Christian, it's the most important day to remember and reflect on Christ's sacrifice for our sins. I don't know how anyone can make it through life without Him. 

And I'd also like to wish a very happy 33rd anniversary to my sweet parents! Thank you for always setting such a good example for me! I love you!

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Things I'm Loving Lately

What better day to talk about things I'm loving lately than today?

Green Smoothies
I've been making these for a while, but for the past week or so, they've been my weekday breakfast. I use a generous amount of spinach (I love spinach), a whole banana, agave nectar and pineapple or orange juice in each smoothie. I also add in whatever other fruit I have on hand. Mango is my favorite! This week, I've been adding in oatmeal which has made a great and filling breakfast.

To say I'm obsessed with this brand is an understatement. These dresses are so easy to wear and you could throw them in the washer and dryer and not ever have to iron them. I think I wear at least one a week.

I love crunchy things and I love feeling like I'm doing something good for my body when I eat certain foods. These Belvita Breakfast Biscuits do the trick. I have mine as a snack in the morning or mid-afternoon and sometimes eat them with yogurt for breakfast.

Ok, we don't watch too much TV, but I'm absolutely loving FWBL. I love Friends and this reminds me of Friends so in turn, I love it.

On the other hand, I watched Southern Charm one night when Kevin was out of town and am hooked. Charleston is one of my favorite places and it's cool to see places I've been and know, but oh my goodness, this show is so fake, but it's so good in a I-can't-stop-watching-you-because-you're-so-bad way. Thankfully, this one smut show (as KT likes to call it) is enjoyed equally by him. After the season finale next week, I'll give you my take on true Southern life!