This week I’ve been feeling under the weather while constantly playing catch-up, with little-to-no productivity in sight! A couple days this week I even treated myself to a much-needed nap during Jack’s morning nap time. It was quite pleasant at the time, but not as much fun when I looked at my to-do list slowly piling up. Oh well! I know the work will still be there waiting for me tomorrow. Plus, at least it’s work I LOVE (Blogging! Beautycounter!) so I know the effort will be worth the reward.
SNUGGLES WITH MY BABY BEAR
Since I haven’t been feeling so great this week, snuggles with my boy have been the main focus! I snapped this shot after Jack’s tubby time, because is there anything sweeter than a freshly bathed babe? Especially one in a bear bath wrap? We just moved him into the full-size tub this week, and he’s still trying to get used to all the space. He loves to splash and play with his bath toys, but I think the extra water scares him a little. The first tubby was a success, but the second didn’t go as well. We’ll see if third time’s a charm, but it might just take a little time for him to get used to all the freedom.
P.F. CHANG’S MONGOLIAN BEEF (COPYCAT RECIPE)
I love really good Chinese food, and when I ran across this recipe on Pinterest, I just knew I had to give the copycat recipe a try! I don’t know if you’ve been to P.F. Chang’s lately, but the past couple times I’ve gone the food has been really pricey while the portions have continued to shrink. (Fun fact: I actually worked as a hostess at P.F. Chang’s at The Easton during college for about two week. Needless to say I didn’t last long!) I actually have this recipe ready to make tonight so I’m excited to give it a try. I picked up a bag of Jasmine Rice at Trader Joe’s to have with it, and I’m looking forward to a gourmet dinner that’s much cheaper than takeout or dining out.
IHEART ORGANIZING: IHEART FAVORITES FROM 2016!
Now that all the Christmas decorations are put away, I usually categorize January as organizing month. So far though I seem to have zero motivation in 2017 to do much cleaning and organizing at all! I ran across this post from IHeart Organizing (I love this blog!), where Jen shares some of her favorite posts from 2016. Some of the posts that immediately caught my eye included the Organized Linen Closet, Ultimate Craft Closet, DIY Shiplap & Laundry Sorting Baskets, Home Maintenance Week, and Favorite Daily Organizing Solutions. Who else wishes they were even a quarter as organized as this blogger?!
10 HEALTH AND FITNESS APPS
I read this post from LaurenConrad.com that shared ten Health and Fitness Apps to download. A few of them I’ve heard of before, but a couple really caught my eye! Spotify Running can actually pick songs for you based on the pace you’re running, and Lifesum will help you achieve your goals and stick to your plans by sending reminders and feedback to you throughout the day so that you’ll stay on track! It encourages small changes throughout the day so that you can accomplish the bigger dreams down the road.
LINGUINE ALFREDO WITH CHICKEN, BROCCOLI AND MUSHROOMS
I made this easy meal for dinner during the week and it was just delicious! Plus it made plenty of leftovers, so I was able to have it for lunch the past couple days too. Even Jack loved it and gobbled up the broccoli and mushrooms too. PS – This Alfredo Pasta Sauce from Trader Joe’s is so, so delicious! During my teen years and early 20’s I loved Lean Cuisine’s fettuccine alfredo. The sauce was my favorite, and this sauce reminds me a lot of it. The jarred version is obviously not as healthy as making your own, but it was a great treat and made for an easy weeknight dinner.