So today's Friday favs are based on something I hold near and dear to my heart: cleaning (cough cough) Ok Maybe not. But it is something that seems to consume a large part of my life. And therefore I have some favorites when it comes to it. They are the following:
So I was talking to a friend and mentioned how my little girl and I went to the beach the other day. Her response was an immediate gush of how lucky I was and how fun it must be to be a stay home mom. I just smiled and agreed that it was great, but in the back of my mine I had this urge to crush her dreams about what being a stay home mom really was. What actually happens when I "go to the beach" with my child. Here's some of the scenarios I'd like to paint for her:
Ok guys, today is about one of my all time favorite things: cereal. But just to make it extra special, it's my all time favorite peanut butter flavored cereals. If you don't know by now, I have a serious loveobsession with peanut butter. So today I bring you some of the best of the best according to my research.
I'm walking up to the checkout line at Target the other day when I looked down at my little babe in the cart in front of me. There she is, happily kicking away with one shoe missing. Ugh. Worst Situation Ever... is it worth it traipsing back through the whole store to find it? How much did I pay for that thing anyways?...
Everyone likes different textures when it comes to food. Let's take the chocolate chip cookie for example. Everyone loves a chocolate chip cookie. But not everyone likes the same type. Some like a cakey cookie. Some like a chewy cookie. Some like a crisp cookie. Some like a gooey cookie. So why wouldn't this same principle apply to rice kripsy treats? Today, we are going to find out what is Your perfect rice krispy treat texture.
Can we just talk about working out for a minute? I posted earlier this year about a half marathon I signed up for. Without going into the details we'll just say I blew my knee out and haven't been able to run (or walk) since. So I've had to find an alternate workouts I could do at home. Here are my current favorites:
1.) Crossfit Mamas: This site is awesome. AWESOME. This girl posts a new crossfit workout every day that is: (1) something you can do at home simply with a pair of dumbells. No fancy equipment, gym pass etc. (2) They're short. I think the longest one I've done yet is about 20 min but they range anywhere from 5 min to 15 min. Perfect. (3) Anyone can do them. You can totally go at whatever pace you're at (Trust me, there are some studly girls that do these workouts... then there are others like me. I'll leave it at that). I'm seriously a huge fan of these. Go try it out!
2.) Blogilates: I actually found this site before I got into the crossfitmamas one. I love this girl's videos! She's super cute and peppy (but not in an annoying way...) and breaks down all her videos by body part or theme. My favorite ones are the song challenges where she focuses on one body part for the length of one song (these could be my favorite because they are only like 4-5 minutes long each... hmm...) Check her out!
3.) Hostess Powdered Donuts: Just to make sure you guys don't think I'm actually a hard core fitness guru, I'm bringing it back to reality. I love Hostess mini powdered donuts. Totally processed? Yes. Totally sugary and bad for you? Yes. Totally delicious and yummy in that powdery goodness way? Yes. So worth it.
Ah, it's Friday. Bless the world. For whatever reason simple knowing it's Friday makes everything better.
Happy Happy Friday Everyone!!!
So you know how you just get used to the way things are sometimes? Like a light bulb goes out and after about 2-3 days you don't even realize the room is darker? Or you've walked past a pile of papers on the counter so many times you just assume it's part of your decor? That's kind of the relationship I've had with my laptop the past 2-3 years.
I just want everyone to know I have just done the world a huge favor today. I'll sum it up with this: Samoa Rice Krispy Treats. You know how every once in a while you make one of those desserts that is over-the-top good? One where, even though you've already scraped the bowl cleaner then it's been in weeks, you go back and check once more just to see if you missed a speck? Yeah, this is one of those.
So I've had this box of pistachio pudding sitting on my cupboard for about 3 months now. I bought it back in November, thinking how fun green pistachio krispy treats would be for St Patricks Day. Don't ask me why I bought them so early. In case of a major pistachio shortage? What if the pudding factory went on strike?
Can we just talk about clothes for a second? I know this might be crazy, but I don't like shopping for clothes. There. I said it. Whew. I just don't like it, never have, probably never will. I think it stems from the fact that I am insecure in my sense of fashion. I've told my more fashionable sister many times that I will pay her to go shopping for me, but she has yet to take me up on the offer. So if anyone out there wants to be my personal shopper, I am currently open for interviews... That being said today is based on a couple of my favorites regarding fashion/appearance.