Sunday, October 29, 2017

Under the Sea!! - Halloween 2017

The Ocean is everything I want to be. Beautiful, mysterious, wild and free.

Hope you enjoy this years costumes! Love you all! Costumes linked down at the bottom...

Shell float
Face jewels
Clear balloons

Mama's costume 
Bandage top

Papa's costume

Stella's costume

Hugh's costume
Shark suit

Everett's costume

Holt's costume
Narwhale outfit

Cash's costume
Dog costume 

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Pumpkin Patch 2017

Wow! We could not have had nicer weather for our family trip to the pumpkin patch! It's so fun because we know the owners of this farm so it makes it all that more special!

I've tried to link most outfit deets below because I had so many people ask me after watching my Insta stories! Hope you enjoy!

Mama's outfit 
Knit cardigan similar , similar  
Dress similar , similar
Scarf similar , similar  

Holt's outfit 

Hugh's Outfit 

Stella's Outfit 

Evelettes Outfit 

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

What I eat in a day

First off let me just say... I am NOT into dieting. I want to live HEALTHY, so I chose to make a lifestyle change. So that is what I have done. I am 20 pounds less than what I was before I was pregnant and I feel amazing! I have not cut anything completely out of my diet but I have cut back majorly on sugar, diary, and carbs. What I have increased, is my lean meats, healthy fats, veggies, and healthy carbs (i.e. quinoa etc.) I also want to confess that I am a lazy cook. lol. So basically if a meal doesn't fall into the "easy" or "healthy" category, you can forget about it!

 I wanted to share with you what I typically eat in a day and I hope this helps! I can't tell you how many women have contacted me wanting to know what my "diet" has been, so I am really hoping these ideas help to give inspiration and motivation!

What I eat in a day:

20 oz water, usually with a lemon added to it (lemon boosts your metabolism and curbs hunger)
1 almond milk latte with 1 tsp raw cocoa powder, 1 pkg stevia, 1 tbsp collagen, and sprinkle of cinnamon powder (very little sugar and packed full of nutrients)

breakfast options
1. 2 energy bites and 2 hard boiled eggs
2. 1 square of baked oatmeal with blueberries and scoop of plain greek yogurt on top
3. Plain greek yogurt with 1/2 cup of fiber one cereal with sliced bananas or other fresh fruit
4. Overnight oats
5. Protein pancakes with honey and greek yogurt on top

20 oz water with fresh lemon

Drink options
Kumbucha (helps balance gut bacteria and helps burn fat)
Tj's green tea matcha (green tea helps fight cancer, improves brain function, helps metabolism)

lunch options
1. Kale salad with tj's corn salsa, 1/2 can of costco canned chicken, tj's sweet potato ribbons, a dollop of plain greek yogurt, avocados, tomatoes, chunky red salsa, seasoned with tj's chile lime seasoning.
2. Roasted sweet potatoes, roasted broccoli, and either chicken or salmon, seasoned with brags liquid amigos, and a small portion of quinoa
3. 2 pieces of Ezequiel bread with smashed avocado on top, toped with an egg (I also sometimes add tomato) 

20 oz water with lemon
1 almond milk latte with cinnamon powder

snack options
1. RX bar (satisfies me the best)
2. apple slices, with almond butter or peanut butter
3. cucumber slices with guacamole
4. carrots with hummus

20 oz water with lemon

Dinner is always a bit different but basically I try and do some sort of lean meat, with veggies and healthy carbs. I'll link a few of my favorite dinner recipes below.

Current dinner favs
(and yes I am OBSESSED with my crock pot! It saves me from wanting to give up and eat something not healthy because I am so hungry and don't feel like cooking later in the day)
Low carb slow cooker Spaghetti Squash and Meatballs
Crock Pot Low Carb Lasagna  
Quinoa Enchilada Casserole
Crock Pot 3 Ingredient Balsamic Chicken 
Crock Pot Rustic Chicken Stew 

After dinner Snack
I have two bags of this yummy popcorn, or some skinny pop from costco

Every friday night I treat myself to a pint of halo top. yasss girl! (I always stock up when it's on sale, even if I'm not out at home, that way I never pay full price!) Of course I share about a 1/4 of it with Richard because sharing is caring, right?! And less calories too! lol!

Hope this helps! And PLEASE let me know if you have any questions! I love to answer and I love hearing and learning from others! I am a sponge!

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Grey all day

The other day when I picked up my kids from school a mom said "wow you guys are wearing a lot of grey!" I didn't think of it at the time but thinking about it later I should have said "the family that grey's together, stays together!" lol

But YES I do love me some grey! It's kinda funny cause we do get a lot of comments that we all match a lot. Most of the time it isn't even on purpose, it's just when you like neutrals and thats what you buy well then, you are bound to match. Which by the way I LOVE! 

So this outfit comes at no surprise. Grey ALL day baby! And grey truly is perfection for fall. I can mix it with my summer pinks and whites (which spoiler alert, I'm not getting rid of anytime soon).

Hope you enjoy this look and I LOVE ya to pieces! PS shooting our "halloween" family shoot next weekend! EEEEK can't wait! See last years here!


Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Happy four months baby Holt!

Myyyyy baby!!!! Is it because he is my last that I want to hold on to this baby even more?! It seriously feels like time is just flying by and I cannot believe Holt is already four months! 

We have gotten to that baby bliss stage where we have a nap schedule down and he is way less fussy because of it. He takes two longer naps, one in the morning and one after lunch, then he takes a shorter nap around dinner time. And as you can tell he LOVES his milk! The fact that he has rolls upon rolls gives me so much joy! I could just squeeze him all the time! We haven't started baby food quite yet but I think we will be starting soon. Which to tell you the truth I try and hold off on until I know for sure they need it. 

He has started doing that belly laugh and the whole family stops whatever they are doing to come see. And the kids and Richard and I all have our different methods on how to get him to laugh too. 

Thank you Jesus for sweet babies and thank you Jesus for sweet baby Holt!

Mama's Outfit
Hat Beret
Vest Similar, similar 
Shoes Booties 

Holt's Outfit 
Shirt Similar