9th Wedding Anniversary, New Meals, Patio Railing, CPR Recertification | Weekly Recap

Welcome to my blog! I do a weekly recap every week on my blog! That means I blog throughout the week all about my week! I usually go from Monday through Sunday and I blog as I go! I hope you enjoy!

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Finding Gratitude, Costco Runs, Workout Classes, Massages | Weekly Recap

Welcome to my blog! This is my second weekly recap blog post! I am going to try to keep these going but it can be hard at points. I took Sunday off to relax and got a ton of work done around the house.

Monday morning means back to work. I have been struggling with getting out of bed when my alarm goes off but today was a success. I did some morning yoga which felt amazing!

I even put some makeup on! I enjoy wearing makeup but don’t wear it as often as I would like. This is because as a nurse I have to wear a mask and it makes it hard. It wipes right off with the mask and causes me to breakout.

I love making these “energy” balls as a snack. The only problem is I eat them so fast! They are oats, peanut butter, honey, vanilla extract and chocolate chips. You can search them on Google or Pinterest and there are a ton of recipes that are all the same.

Today I called and talked to the company that sold us our hot tub because we were having some issues balancing the water. I think we got it under control now!

I woke up on Tuesday feeling a little blah and I have a long shift today. So fingers crossed it goes fast and easy. I am ready for another vacation.

Today is Wednesday and I am still in a funk. I did wake up and do some yoga which always feels amazing. Why am I in a funk? Honestly, I am frustrated with my job and I am letting it get to me. I need to get to a point where I do my work and leave it at work. Why get upset over things I have no control over?

 A job is a job. It’s a way to pay for a living, but that’s it. Don’t let it define your happiness. You work to live, not live to work. Work on what makes you happy.

I love a good quote. I like what I do as my job. If you hate your job or are miserable then its time to move on. I like what I do but I am just frustrated with how things get handled. So again I am working on not getting upset over things I can not control. Do the job, go home and don’t bring the frustration home with you.

My typical work lunch.

I was walking millie before work and I saw this cicada so I decided to take a photo.

This whole week has been a struggle with my emotions. Thursday I woke up in a blah mood again and my anxiety was high. I just was not in the mood to deal with people and their drama. I decided to treat myself to Dunkin which I do not normally do anymore. I got a brown sugar cold foam brew coffee and chocolate muffin. They heated the muffin without me even asking! The little things that bring us gratitude πŸ™ it was so delicious with the warm melted chocolate 🍫 πŸ˜‹

The best part of the muffin is πŸ’― the muffin top. Where are my Seinfeld fans at?!? If you know then you know 🀀

I had off Friday and went to barre class again. Whooped my butt again but always worth it. My legs are jello after that workout. I decided to wear my samsung watch and use the workout feature. It started to talk to me in the middle of class so I stopped it because I didn’t want other people to hear it. I had no idea this thing talks! I need to utilize this watch more. I already signed up for yoga class Sunday as well.

After my workout class I got some work done on my arm. I guess you could call is a massage πŸ’†β€β™€οΈ my husband’s cousin is a massage therapist (I am not sure her actual title) she does massages and adjustments. I have been getting painful cramps on my left hand and she spent an hour working out the muscles. It was painful but felt so good. I am going go make it a point to see her more often because she knows her stuff.

I’ve been so frustrated this week and this beautiful leaf reminded me to find gratitude and beauty in the small things.

Afternoon naps with millie. She is such a snuggler.

Saturday consisted of smoothies for breakfast, cleaning the house and costco runs. We decided to go back to Costco and get the items we missed on our last trip. The plan is to not to go back for a month.

I slept a lot on Saturday after getting all my tasks done. I also spent some time doing my hair.

Sunday we made breakfast and I went to yoga class. Some other random things we did this weekend was watch some movies and relax. We watched the Bobs Burgers movie, Encanto and some horrible horror movies that will not be mentioned. I also video chatted with my sister who I miss so much πŸ˜”

On my way to yoga class. I love to diffuse oils in my car.

After yoga, I thought the idea of margaritas 🍹 sounded delicious in our hot tub. So my husband and I ran to the store and got some margarita mix and grabbed lunch. I decided to get a grilled chicken lettuce wrap and skipped the fries. I figured I can’t eat fries and drink a margarita. Trying to find balance.

Ending this blog here 😍 gonna spend the rest of this Sunday relaxing and prepping for the week ahead!

How was your week?

Any fun activities that got your body moving?

Has anything been stressing you out this week?

July 4th, Dentist Visit, Barre, Stranger Things, Hot Tub Issues | Weekly Recap

I tried doing a post like this last week but I deleted it. I am not good at taking photos and blogging through out the week. But I am going to try this again. I am starting out this blog on July 4th πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡² πŸŽ† Wish me luck.

I purchased this self care planner on Amazon and so far I am loving it! I am very excited to use this new planner. It has everything I need and want from a planner. It is undated which is perfect.

For lunch I had some mac and cheese and added some sweet and spicy tuna. It was delicious πŸ˜‹ and filling.

We got a nice surprise in the mail this weekend. The company we purchased our hot tub from sent us some fudge. It is so good and creamy. I’ve been eating it with some berries as a snack.

Prepped some roasted chickpeas for salads this week at work. I shared the recipe recently and will link it below.

Roasted Chickpeas

Have you ever tried grilled romaine lettuce? It is so delicious! I love mines grilled with a little olive oil.

It’s Tuesday and back to work πŸ˜ͺπŸ™ƒ can not say that I am thrilled to start a new work week. I have been struggling to get out of bed on work days. Anybody else get up early but just lay in bed? I wake up at 530am but I lay there in bed and either play on my phone, read or doze off again. What I should be doing is either get up and do yoga or something else or just sleep in later and change my alarm clock. I don’t know why I keep doing this to myself.

I wasn’t really hungry this morning but I had some toast with peanut butter and honey. And of course coffee β˜•

Lunch was a salad, fruit and lemon bar. I’m thinking this post is going to be all food pictures. So I hope you like good haha. My life is not very exciting during the work week.

We had a rep from an infusion company come into the office. He provided me with some company information and then gave us cookies!

After work, I had a dentist appointment. I really dislike going to the dentist because there is always something wrong that they find. This is my fault though. I currently go every 3 months because I had a descaling done a while ago and my insurance pays for the frequent cleanings. I just hate going because its always something. My gums were bleeding with this cleaning and it is because I am not flossing religiously like I should. So I told myself yesterday that I am tired of this! So my new routine is I must floss every night before bed and then use my water pick. Yesterday I did a mixture of half water and half Listerine. No more excuses. I know oral health is very important.

My husband made tacos for dinner. Yummy πŸ˜‹

My favorite actress is Audrey Hepburn and I picked up this book months ago. I actually started reading it but for some reason stopped. So last night before bed I restarted it and I will finish it this time.

Do you tend to eat the same meals throughout the week? Oatmeal with brown sugar and fruit is my normal go to breakfast.

This popped up on my WordPress feed on Wednesday. I had no idea it has been 5 years of blogging! Cheers to me and everyone who reads and supports my blog. Thank you for your support! These past five years have gone by so fast.

I recently ordered some new stickers for my water bottle! I carry around a 50oz pink water bottle with me to make sure I get all my water in daily. This is the first set that arrived. I am waiting on a few more. They are adorable. I purchased them off etsy and will link the shop and individual stickers below.


Grow At Your Own Pace Tulips Sticker

Pennsylvania Floral State

Pink Rainbow

But First Coffee Sticker

I had off work on Friday so I decided to conquer one of my goals for the month. I took a barre class at the yoga studio I have been attending. It was intense but I was able to keep up for the most part. It really kicked my butt but I loved it. I even started talking to other people in the class (I am more of an introvert and get anxious about these things). I am proud of myself and will be back for more. I really am so happy I found this local studio.

July Monthly Goals

I came home and made myself a smoothie. I purchased these individual packs of smoothies at Costco and they are delicious. They seem to take a lot of liquid to get them drinkable though. I also made a mess of the process. I guess I didn’t tighten the bottom of the blender and it leaked everywhere. Oops.

I spent the rest of my day off relaxing and finished the second part of season 4 of Stranger Things. Am I the only one that is disappointed in the finale!?! I thought the last episode was terrible. I will not give any spoilers just in case you wanna watch but I was not happy with it. I love the show but I think it is time for them to end it.

The last sticker I’ve been waiting for came in today.


Inhale/Exhale Sticker

My husband and I were all ready to get into our hot tub Friday night, but when we opened the cover the water was green and stinky🀒 quick google search told us we have algae in our tub. We tried to fix it but it didn’t work so I’ll have to call the company we purchased it from in the morning for some advice. Neither one of us grew up with a pool or hot tub. This is our first one so we have a lot to learn still.

Instead we had some wine and watched movies.

We ended up figuring out what was wrong with our hot tub without having to call. So we emptied, cleaned and refilled the tub. Such a learning curve!

Anybody else love these nerd gummy clusters? They are so good.

On Saturday my husband made this delicious meal! Cajun chicken pasta. We used red pepper pasta instead of linguine. OMG it’s so good and I highly recommend. I’ll share the link to the recipe below.

Cajun chicken pasta

I am going to end this recap here on Saturday night. My husband and I are relaxing and gonna enjoy the hot tub. Tomorrow I plan to clean my house and prep for the week.

How was your week?
Has anything exciting happened in your life?
Try anything new this week such as a new recipe or class?
Comment below and lets talk!