Thursday, February 16th, 2017
I didn’t think this would be the case, but dinner ended up being the hardest meal for me. Especially towards the end of the 30 days. Some of it was probably fatigue. It’s hard to be creative when you’re dragging, you know what I mean? There was also also a birthday and a couple family dinners in the mix, so I definitely played it safe on a couple meals.
There was also a stuffed butternut squash last month, but I powered through that before I remembered to take pictures of it. Oops.
Potato Omelette w/ Fruit Salad
Spaghetti Squash w/ Pork & Tomato Sauce
Sweet Potato w/ Pepper, Onion, Avocado, Chicken & Cilantro
Pulled Pork Lettuce Wraps w/ Carrot, Cucumber, Avocado & Cilantro
Chicken Curry w/ Cauliflower “Rice”
Green Salad & Acorn Squash Stuffed w/ Mushroom, Onion & Turkey
Spinach w/ Chicken, Peppers, Tomatoes, Blueberries & Pistachio
Spinach, Chicken, Grilled Pineapple, Avocado, Peppers & Onion
Pork, Spinach, Pepper, Onion & Potato Hash
Rosemary Potato & Onion Fritatta
Roast Pork, Shredded Apple, Potatoes, Diced Carrot & Fennel, Green Salad
“Dumpling Filling” – Pork, Cabbage & Carrot w/ Ginger & Garlic
Pork Loin, Stewed Apples, Potatoes, Tomato
Beanless Chilli Loaded Baked Potato w/ Avocado
Family Dinner – Striploin, Mushrooms, Potatoes, Spinach Salad
Spaghetti Squash w/ Basil Pesto, Tomatoes & Homemade Chicken Sausage
Birthday Dinner – Bacon Wrapped Steak, Grilled Bell Pepper, Mushrooms, Potatoes
What’s for dinner tonight?
Tuesday, February 14th, 2017
Munchkin has been teething up a storm, so there have been some seriously sleepless nights around these parts. Actually, teething doesn’t really cover it. Teething, sinuses, sleep training and yet another sleep regression have all been conspiring to make sure rest is hard to come by. Oh, and did I mention he’s crawling? Yeah, there’s that too.
Sweater: Amour Vert / Jeans: 7 For All Mankind / Scarf: Lululemon /
Shoes: Steve Madden / Purse: Street Level
It was a warmer day, but I still went with cozy loose layers. I’m always cold when I’m tired. It was just a trip to the pharmacy, so there was no real need to impress anyone.
I’m experimenting with pinning the sweater into narrower silhouettes at the moment. I’m liking a more tapered pinning at the moment rather than straight up and down, but I haven’t settled on how much of a taper I want. I do know I need to take up the underarms still though.
I keep hoping those little teeth will pop through so it’ll stop hurting him, but I know we have years of this ahead of us. For now, he’s still my little toothless wonder. A crawling toothless wonder.
Thursday, February 9th, 2017
A lot of people have difficulties eating breakfast in the morning, but if I’m being completely honest lunch is the meal I skip at home most often. I’ve been guilty on many occasions of having a cup of coffee or a latte to see me through to dinner rather than stopping and eating.
Forcing myself to eat in the middle of the day definitely helped with the evening carb noshing, so I’ll consider that a lesson learned from last month’s diet experience. It didn’t always have to be large or fancy, it just had to fuel me.
Green Salad w/ Hard Boiled Eggs, Tuna, Tomatoes, Olives & Avocado
Tuna Salad Stuffed Bell Pepper w/ Blood Oranges
Hard Boiled Egg, Tomato, Avocado & Fruit Salad
Green Salad w/ Cucumber, Chicken, Avocado, Tomato, Olives & Berries
Romaine w/ Tuna & Olives, Potato Waffle w/ Avocado, Hardboiled Egg, Tomatoes & Blood Orange
Carrot Ginger Soup w/ Chicken
Sweet Potato w/ Chicken, Onion, Pepper, Avocado, Raspberries & Banana
Sweet Potato, Hardboiled Egg, Tomatoes & Avocado
Tomatoes, Apple, Hardboiled Egg & Almond Butter
Cucumbers, Pineapple, Tomatoes, Almonds & Homemade Turkey Sausage
Salmon, Beets, Green Beans & Potaotes
Green Salad w/ Turkey Sausage, Peppers, Avocado, Raspberries, Oranges & Homemade Chicken Stock
Green Salad w/ Peppers, Sweet Potato, Tomatoes, Almonds, Avocado, Turkey Sausage & Oranges
Pork, Potatoes, Peppers, Spinach & Fried Egg
Beanless Chili w/ Homemade Guacamole
Pork Loin, Shredded Apple, Diced Carrot & Fennel
Baked Sweet Potato w/ Homemade Guacamole & Sliced Strawberries
Spinach Salad w/ Chicken, Peppers, Avocado & Homemade Tahini Lime Dressing
What are you having for lunch today?
Tuesday, February 7th, 2017
After close to a year and a half of bare nails, I finally got around to painting them. Needless to say, I’m a little out of practice.
For the life of me I don’t remember where I first spotted the border nail trend, but I definitely liked it when I saw it. The overt black and white look was a bit much, but I could see myself in something a little more subtle.
I ended up pulling out my trusty bottle of Chanel Frenzy out of the cupboard, along with a OPI’s Wild About Shimmer glitter polish.
I’ll say it, my painting is a straight up hack job. The fact that my base polish appears to be getting a bit thick doesn’t really help matters either. The beauty of glitter polish in a transparent base for the border is that you only see it when the light hits it, so you never really see the whole thing at once. You just get a little flicker of shine.
What’s on your nails right now? Any trends you’re interested in at the moment?
Thursday, February 2nd, 2017
I mentioned it once earlier last month, but I did a round of Whole30 in January. It’s certainly not for everyone, but personally I’ve gotten a lot of value out of it. If you’re thinking about doing a round of Whole30 yourself, or if you’re just getting bored with your breakfast routine, here’s some ideas to get you started!
(Lunch and Dinner ideas to follow)
Onion & Pepper Omelette w/ Avocado & Fruit Salad
Onion & Pepper Scramble w/ Avocado, Tomatoes and Blood Orange
Homemade Turkey Sausage, Sweet Potato & Fruit Salad w/ Almonds
Potato, Onion & Pepper Scramble w/ Blood Orange
Fried Eggs, Sweet Potato, Kiwi & Berries
Fried Eggs, Sweet Potato, Tomatoes & Avocado
Potato Pancake Waffles w/ Tomatoes, Avocado & Fruit Salad
Grapefruit w/ Hardboiled Eggs
Homemade Turkey Sausage, Sweet Potato & Fruit Salad
Fried Eggs, Potatoes, Homemade Turkey Sausage, Tomatoes & Fruit
Potato, Pepper & Onion Scramble w/ Strawberries
Baby Potato Hash w/ Hardboiled Eggs, Avocado, Almonds & Blood Orange
Fried Eggs w/ Sautéed Spinach, Pulled Pork & Blueberries
Pepper, Onion & Spinach Scramble w/ Avocado, Blueberries & Grapes
Carrot Apple Slaw w/ Banana Almond Dressing, Almonds & Pistascios, Pork Loin & Pomegranate Arils
Fried Eggs, Avocado, Strawberries, & Carrot Apple Slaw w/ Banana Almond Dressing
Pumpkin Pie Smoothie Bowl w/ Pistascio, Coconut & Walnuts
Potato & Onion Hash, Scrambled Eggs, Salsa & Avocado
Potato & Veggie Hash, Fried Egg, Blueberries & Grapefruit
Fried Eggs, Guacamole, Sweet Potato Rounds and Orange Wedges
Fried Eggs, Salsa & Guacamole on Sweet Potato Rounds
What are you having for breakfast?
Tuesday, January 31st, 2017
I have a bone to pick with this sweater. I bought it in December.
Sweater: Banana Republic / Jeans: 7 For All Mankind / Shoes: Poppy Barley
Can we agree that if you’re going to actively advertise yourself as a cashmere blend you should contain more than 10% cashmere? I mean, really. That’s not a cashmere blend. That’s a wool and poly blend that a goat sneezed on.
I will be honest that I knew the cashmere content of the sweater was abysmal when I bought it. Fortunately I didn’t buy it for the cashmere. I bought it for the V-neckline and emerald green colour, as well as the fact that it was almost half wool. So why the bone?
Pilling. I wore it three times before I looked down at it and realized that the side of my torso that I carry my son on was pilled. It’s now pilled all over.
I’m so chapped about this purchase. I wore it on Saturday hitting the Poppy Barley sample sale, but that will be the last time I do. It looks terrible. It became a home only sweater long before its time.
What was the last thing you bought that wore out too soon?