Hey friends! I miss you!

Today’s post is full of randomness.

This morning started out cold but awesome. I had another boot camp bright and early at 7am, and we were busting a move before the sun even came out. #dedicated

I calculated all the pushups they did this morning… 150! Don’t even get me started on the amount of squats and lunges. Insane. They’re troopers! ;)

Rewind to yesterday.

Little man had his 1 year well check.

We’re a little behind schedule because he had an ear infection when he was supposed to go so we had to push it back due to him being on an antibiotic.

ps can we talk about getting children calm while waiting for the dr. Holy crap does that get harder the bigger they get. We were there for an hour before the Dr. came in and he was not having any part of it. Luckily I found a truck in his bag so that kept him occupied the last 15 minutes.

And speaking of trucks… Brandon finally got his one year birthday gift from us put together. He’s been cruising around the house with it.

His feet don’t quite touch the ground so we’re just pushing him around right now. He still loves it. He threw a fit when we took him out.

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The bushes are dieing and the leaves are starting to fall off all the trees at our house but for some reason we have this single gorgeous rose that’s managed to stick around.

I wonder how long it will last before the snow comes. Ew snow. Who wants to think of that?

We’re taking Gavin to a local pumpkin patch today. It’s nothing too exciting but we figured he should have a pumpkin this year. He might enjoy playing with the innards. And, my sister-in-law is in town from college this weekend so we’re having dinner at my in-laws tomorrow. We haven’t seen them since Gavin’s birthday so I’m excited! I’m attempting to make homemade potato salad too. Wish me luck. I don’t know if I have the patience for all that boiling, peeling, and cracking!

 

What’s on your agenda this weekend? Anything fun planned?

ps can anyone tell me why those first two pictures look so pix-elated? They’re with my new iphone 6 plus. I thought that was supposed to have a better camera?

 

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Hey friends!

How have you been? Seems like forever.

This past weekend we demolished Day 1 of a 6 week Boot Camp I’m hosting locally. We had the perfect weather and a great crowd. Locals if you’re interested, it’s every Saturday from 7am-8am. Full details can be found on my facebook page.

After the boot camp, I made this dessert to celebrate my dad’s birthday. (forgot to snap a picture) Everyone said it was good. I love pumpkin spice lattes, pumpkin spice muffins, etc but I am not a fan of pure pumpkin or pumpkin pie. It’s growing on me. But I didn’t try the dessert because of that. It did get rave reviews from the fam though.

We shared some quality family times and can I just tell you it’s going to be a mad house in a couple years. We have four little boys in our family that are all 2 and under. All but one are walking right now and they are crazy as is. I can’t imagine when they start to wrestle one another!

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Today I wanted to touch base on a couple tips to save time with Green Giant.

Disclaimer: I was provided a prize pack by General Mills through Platefull Co-Op but all opinions are always 100% true and my own.

I love veggie steamers. A lot. 99% of the time they are the go-to vegetable in our house. They’re quick, easy, and frozen at the peak season so they maintain all their nutrients.

I was given the opportunity to try any Green Giant product I wanted. Generally I go for the plain vegetables. No sauce, no potatoes, etc.

This time I stepped out of my comfort zone and tried one with noodles and sauce. Who am I? ;)

I initially planned on creating a dish with it but I was honestly a little too antsy to wait so I busted it out for a snack.

I generally think saucy steamers aren’t the best in the flavor category so I typically made things homemade. These changed my mind about that. I was surprised at the tenderness of the noddles, the crispness of the broccoli (I know I’m not alone that some broccoli steamers leave you with mush), and the creaminess of the cheese sauce. It was really pretty darn good.

I want to try it again and add some shredded chicken to it.

One new thing that Green Giant has been trying to promote is creating easy and delicious meals with their steamers. I love this idea. These are just a couple you can find on their website.

How good do those quesadillas look?

Check out their website for more great recipes and a $1 off coupon!

 

Questions for you:

Do you use steamers at home?

What’s your favorite kind?

How would you incorporate them into a meal?

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