Good morning friends!
Yesterday was a good day. It was just one of those that makes you smile. No major catastrophes. A pretty good amount of sleep leading into it. All kinds of fun stuff.
I’m hoping today will be the same, but we’re going to attempt to ditch the diapers for a significant amount of time this morning so I’m not too sure how it’s going to go. And… pretty darn funny that I see this ad for Pull-Ups on my own blog this morning.
Yeah. We’ve been digressing a little bit since the potty charts were put on the fridge. Not me and my chart, I’ve got that baby filled up, but the boys are not as excited about it. I’m blaming myself. I’ve been too busy lately so this morning we’re going to hopefully go for it.
8 mile treadmill run at the gym with this funny man staring at me through the window.
Then about a 3 mile run around the neighborhood last night. STUFT Daddy let me escape so I just took my house keys and jetted out the door. No music, no phone, no watch, just my Mizuno shoes (and clothes of course). I love running for that reason. You don’t really need anything and it can be done anywhere.
No workout photos. You’re welcome. The one photo I tried to take of myself and Kitty yesterday didn’t go over too well.
Other happy day happenings from yesterday. (That’s just fun to say. Try it.)
We had to make a quick stop at Costco since I ran out of these.
Not only did we restock my crushed red pepper supply, but this coolio Sharper Image Salad Spinner Mandoline Slicer thing was calling my name for $14.99.
Another fun purchase was these Fiber One Chocolate Chip Cookie brownies.
They’re not dairy free and pretty small, but since I’m out of my beloved Vitatops and won’t be ordering them anytime soon unless they’re a spectacular sale I wanted something on hand for those nights when I need a little something quick under my low calorie ice cream (which happens frequently). I think they might be a good dessert option for the boys too.
Here’s some other fun goodies that showed up at our house that made yesterday extra happy.
STUFT reader and my new best friend Jessica sent us a little Starbucks care package. Um…. yeah. I’m in heaven. That Café Verona is one of my favorites to use for a mocha and I haven’t tried that Blonde yet, but think it would make a great iced coffee afternoon treat. I might try to make some espresso cubes with that one.
She even sent cute little cups for the boys.
They’re so excited to have big boy cups like mommy.
Thanks Jessica! I still owe you a package and a Flat Kitty! He he.
We also received this amazing package of GNC goodness the other day.
Here’s a little preview.
This also showed up on our doorstep (during naptime of course so the dog could bark and wake the boys up).
Yeah, those egg whites I ordered at the IDEA expo arrived.
Curious how they ship ginormous gallons of egg whites?
I got suckered into getting the cool pump too.
I think I’m set for while. Egg whites just rock. Although I’m not sure I’m a fan of this muscle chicken.
Check out those nutritional stats. I’ve turned to eating more of them as a protein source since limiting dairy. It’s a good thing we have two refrigerators.
Too bad I still need to get through these egg whites before I open my first big jug.
And (yes, there’s more)…….
this is what STUFT Daddy brought home for me from his garden.
I know, right? I’m so lucky. He said it was like the Garden of Eden. I’m not to sure about that reference, but he is THE MAN.
He’s also the man who gets beat up by huge cranes at work while trying to artificially inseminate them. Check out his bird bruise.
(We’ll find out if he reads today’s post. Ha ha.)
Happy day dinner.
I picked up a little something else from Costco for an easy dinner for the guys.
They said it was pretty good.
I was feeling guilty for not getting enough veggies in for the boys yesterday so I made a little banana/spinach soft serve for dessert.
I know it looks gross, but oh well. In the soft serve was a frozen banana, a handful of spinach, a little agave and some cocoa powder. I just blended it together in the Magic Bullet.
I roasted brussel sprouts for the first time ever last night. People have been talking about them for awhile so I thought I’d give it a whirl and see if I could burn something new.
I just put them on the pan with my zucchini noodles.
I sprayed the noodles and brussel sprouts with cooking spray and seasoned them with garlic salt, garlic powder, Italian spices, oregano, nutritional yeast and crushed red pepper (since it was back in the house).
I roasted them at 375 convention setting for about 20 minutes or so. I would think 400 for the same amount of time would work too, but I’m no expert. I burn everything.
Look at these though. They reminded me of roasted cabbage.
My special cut noodles turned out quite nicely too I might add.
I topped it with my normal marinara sauce, chicken, fresh basil and a little more crushed red pepper.
Okay, dang, someone needs to shut me up. My posts are way too long. Oops. It’s so much easier for me to blabber on about the daily happenings than specific posts.
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Reminder- You have until 8 pm tonight to enter the second chance Mizuno Mezamashii Run Project Giveaway.
And.. two of the winners from the original giveaway haven’t claimed their invite yet. If they don’t claim them by tonight I will have to give away their invites since they expire on the 15th!!! Make sure you didn’t miss it! Check out the winners here.
Oh….. and if you have any fun Flat Kitty pictures you want to send me for a summer fun Flatterday post, I’ll try to get one together. Just email me a picture with a quote so I can cut and paste (and a link if you want to be linked up).
Have a great day!!!