Oh, hi! Fancy seeing you right here! I don’t know why I began at the moment’s blog off like that, however I’m too lazy to backspace, so I’m going with it. I hope you’re all having a terrific Memorial Day weekend, celebrating the lives of troopers who have made the last word sacrifice for our freedom. ♥️
HOME FROM SAVANNAH
I spent the previous few days in Savannah, Georgia. I melted in the warmth, nevertheless it was nonetheless as lovely as ever. Kyle and I made a decision final minute to take off for slightly getaway, and Savannah is certainly one of our favourite spots. Each time we depart, we begin planning our trip back. We love the individuals there, staying at a brand new bed and breakfast every time, driving bikes around the squares, and the food scene never disappoints. I might be posting all about our trip in a separate blog submit with more of a travel guide format, so as we speak’s submit goes to be the OG Monday recap. If you want to read about our previous Savannah journeys, yow will discover them here (our first trip to Savannah, our second journey to Savannah)
I’ve a sense most people are away from the computer tonight, however in case you are round, ensure to say hi in the comments! 👋 And in case you are reading this proper now, I’m so completely satisfied you’re here.
MONDAY IS FOR HAIR
After getting my last Monday recap publish accomplished, I headed out for my hair appointment. I had an inch minimize off, my roots finished, some toning, and conditioning remedy. A few days in the past somebody requested me if I like my hair shorter, and the answer is YES! Completely! My hair is so much easier to do, and it doesn’t get matted after showering. I feel I’ll be preserving it this size for a very long time now. As for the colour, I really like the lighter look! We’ll see what summer time and operating do to my hair, but I’m hoping I can keep it up. The dilemma I’m in now’s that my favorite hair stylist is shifting. I’m going to have to seek out somebody that can sustain all the exhausting work she put into fixing my mop!
I had probably the greatest cappuccinos at Nordstrom on Monday. I needed to return a gown at Loft, so I figured I’d cease and grab a cappuccino to provide me life for my drive residence. I ordered a small cappuccino with almond milk and an additional shot of espresso! It was heavenly!
AMAZON HAS INEXPENSIVE ADORABLE DUVETS
I get requested about my bedding quite a bit on my Instagram tales, so I assumed I’d share some new updates!
I’ve had my white cover cowl for the previous yr and a half and have beloved every thing about it! I acquired it at Wayfair, and it was the softest. It was fairly expensive but undoubtedly value it. The buttons someway fell off once I had it in the dryer, so it was time to switch it. Often, I might get the buttons fastened, nevertheless it additionally had a pink filth stain from when Leo ran upstairs after being outdoors. We are usually good about preserving the canine downstairs until they have dry paws, but he was on a mission to destruct.
Since I washed it and washed the comforter inside, I decided so as to add it to my containers outdoors which are getting dropped off at a ladies’s shelter. I’ve numerous throw pillows, rugs, and home decor to donate this summer time.
As I used to be searching Amazon, I noticed a striped linen comforter cover with so many nice critiques, so I assumed I’d give it a shot. I didn’t consider it was going to be great as a result of it was very inexpensive. After placing it on the mattress, I was shocked! The high quality was implausible, it was mushy, and it additionally came in several colors. I considered getting another to rotate, so it lasts longer. I’m absolutely in love with this one! Even the comforter was cheap and very high-quality!
Cover Comforter Set – Striped Linen
RANDOM DINNER NIGHTS FOR THE WIN
I made a decision to throw a ton of elements into a bowl and call it dinner. Wait, I do that pretty much every week. I baked cauliflower gnocchi, cooked up some floor turkey, and sauteed kale, brussels sprouts, and cabbage slaw along with chive kite-hill. My solely grievance is that I didn’t have leftovers as a result of it turned out to be scrumptious.
Since I had an early dinner, I took a quick bathe, made some tea, and decided to go upstairs to observe the Bachelorette in bed! Each time I’m on my pc for too many hours, I like to flee to the upstairs and depart all my weblog work downstairs. The solely thing that follows me up are these two doods!
Oh, and as you’ll be able to see, the bedding is dog-approved! They aren’t allowed upstairs with no paw-check now.
TUESDAY IS FOR TENNIS
I awakened early on Tuesday morning to have my coffee and stroll the canine before heading to the tennis courts at eight am. Now that the climate is within the upper 90’s, actions need to be before 10 am! After three hours of tennis, I was zonked!
I headed again to my home and finished up some yard work, weblog work, after which headed out to my mum or dad’s house to assist my mother with a challenge she was engaged on for work. A fun challenge that involved cake! 😋
After working outdoors in the heat, the pool was the very first thing I needed to dive into! There’s nothing higher than floating in a backyard in full silence. I have a pool in my neighborhood, nevertheless it’s all the time crowded with families and youngsters. Plus, pools are so a lot better when your canine get to return.
DINNER AT MY PARENT’S
I knew I was going to be over at my mother or father’s late since I was helping my mom make cake pops and put collectively some present bins for work, so I stayed for dinner. We had baked hen breast, baby kale with balsamic, cherry tomatoes, and candy potatoes.
SUNNY CAKE POPS
I made yellow cake pops with white chocolate and a yellow drizzle! The theme of my mother’s packing containers was “sunshine,” so I made them yellow to fit the theme. I used to make cake pops all the time, and attending to do them once more has inspired me to make a gluten-free & dairy-free model this week!
FOUR-MILE RUN WEDNESDAY
I used to be excited to get my run in on Wednesday morning, especially since I skipped Monday’s run. It was approach too scorching, and I had numerous other issues happening. Typically if my run doesn’t match my schedule, I get nervousness, and I have to keep in mind that it’s OK if I have to put it off another day. I get nervous that if I take a day without work, I’ll lose progress in my operating, however that is so foolish because I truly come back stronger once I take a longer break.
I ran before 10 am, and earlier than it hit 70-degrees, so it was a win! It felt great, and I’m feeling a lot more in shape than I used to be a couple of months in the past! It’s insane that I can enjoyable five-miles once more. Firstly of this yr, I was set on never operating once more, so it’s fairly humorous to see where I’m at now!
In case you ever need to take a look at my operating updates, ensure that to comply with me on Instagram so you possibly can take a look at my “RUN” highlights. I all the time add songs that I wish to run to on the tales as properly.
GLUTEN-FREE & VEGAN MACADAMIA NUT COOKIES
I’m so excited about this recipe. I made gluten-free & vegan macadamia nut cookies on Wednesday after my run, and they’re going to be a summer time staple for me! I’ve been craving white chocolate macadamia nut cookies for therefore lengthy as a result of they’re my favourite, however it’s arduous to discover a dairy-free choice for them. When the white chocolate chips I ordered showed up on my door, I dropped every little thing so I might make them! 💜 I promise you’ll LOVE this recipe! I blogged about it on Thursday!
JUMBO SALADS FOR LUNCH
I used to be so hungry when lunchtime rolled around, so I made a jumbo salad! The photograph doesn’t do an awesome job of displaying how massive it’s. This salad is served in one of many giant family-sized serving bowls from Pottery Barn.
I tossed child kale with Tesse Mae’s vegan Caesar dressing and topped it with chopped avocado, cranberry apple quinoa salad, clementines, sunflower seeds, and white northern beans.
BROCCOLI KALE CRUST PIZZA
For dinner on Wednesday night time, Kyle and I cut up a broccoli kale crust pizza from Trader Joes! The key’s to bake the crust for ten minutes on all sides at 420-degrees before adding the toppings. When you add the toppings, you prepare dinner it for a further seven minutes. I used Dealer Joe’s pizza sauce and the vegan cheese shreds, which are AWESOME!!
And yes, those are two little Applegate gluten-free hen nuggets hiding on the tray as properly 😆 I used to be craving them with barbeque sauce. Typically, I eat like I’m five-years-old, but oh properly.
I used to be glued to my pc display on Thursday. I’m so pleased I had a volleyball recreation because it gave me an excuse to get off the computer. Most of our workforce was out of town, so it was just three women towards an enormous workforce of six. To be trustworthy, it was probably the most fun it’s ever been! We performed our hearts out, and by the point we have been completed, we have been dripping in sweat because of all the operating around we have been doing.
I obtained residence so late, made a turkey wrap, and went straight to bed!
BAD RUN DAY
I tried my hardest to keep pushing by way of the heat on Friday. I needed to get a long term in before my weekend trip, but I used to be simply NOT feeling it. I decided to take heed to my physique and stop at 2.2 miles. I used to be not feeling it, and I’m positive a mixture of dangerous sleep, dangerous angle, and dehydration performed an enormous position.
CHOCOLATE BANANA PROTEIN SMOOTHIE BOWL
After my dangerous run, I made a decision to have a protein smoothie bowl for lunch. It had unsweetened almond milk, chocolate plant-protein, frozen banana, ice, and cinnamon. It virtually tasted like a Wendy’s Frosty.
FAJITA STUFFED BELL PEPPERS
I made fajitas stuffed bell peppers for dinner on Friday night time. It was the right means to use up the produce in the fridge, they usually have shortly turn into considered one of my favourite dinners!
- Boil the bell peppers in water (till slightly gentle, but don’t let them wrinkle)
- Saute chopped onion and zucchini with avocado oil.
- Prepare dinner up your protein source. I used ground turkey, but I need to do this recipe with tofu to see the way it seems.
- Combine the protein source and vegetables with a packet of fajita seasoning. I additionally added additional black pepper, cumin, sea salt, onion powder, and garlic powder.
- Fill the bell peppers with the protein and veggies.
- Prime together with your selection of cheese. I used Dealer Joe’s Vegan Shreds.
- Bake at 400 for 10-14 minutes!
These are good for meal prep! 🌶
PACKING FOR MY TRIP
I woke so early on Saturday morning so I might have my espresso and end packing for the trip. I often pack prematurely, but this was a last-minute trip and rather more laid back. I packed for one HOT weekend! I’ll attempt to share the place my outfits are from in the travel submit, however in case you’re interested by anything, just ask me within the comments, and I’ll be certain that that will help you out! 😊
LET THE ROADTRIP BEGIN!
We left for Savannah around 9:30 am, and I used to be so excited! We planned to get there round noon so we might grab our bikes, examine into our mattress & breakfast, and grab lunch!
I needed to attempt the dragon drink (coconut milk & mango/dragon fruit flavors) at Starbucks for a street journey deal with. I favor the pink drink (which is strawberries), extra, but this one was fairly comparable and good as properly.
p.s. when you squint on the photograph above close to my hand for too lengthy, it’ll seem like my shoulder is my hand, and it seems to be so humorous… I hope I’m not the only one which sees this **
BEFORE LEAVING SAVANNAH
I can’t wait to share my whole Savannah submit with you, however I figured I’d share my morning run with you here! This morning, I was up at 6:30 am so I might have a couple of sips of coffee, and mentally prepare myself for my 7 am run! In case you haven’t guessed, I’m not a morning runner. Once I walked outdoors to seize my espresso, I immediately questioned if I needed to run. I used to be prepared to return to mattress, but after my first cup of coffee, I received the motivation simply to try to do two miles.
RUNNING IN THE SAVANNAH HEAT
After the primary five minutes of my run, I felt surprisingly nice. I was distracted by Savannah’s beauty even to concentrate to the warmth. Once I hit two miles, I wasn’t even out of breath, so I decided to turn it into three. By the time I made my means again to my bed & breakfast, I had reached four.5 miles. In fact, I wasn’t going to give up there. I made a decision to run somewhat additional to hit 5. I felt so pleased with myself for getting previous the mental block, operating within the warmth, and coming again stronger after Friday’s not-so-great run.
COFFEE AND MUFFINS TO GO
After having a shower, having breakfast, and packing, Kyle and I headed out. I was unhappy to go away however excited to see the pups! Earlier than taking off, I had to make a pitstop at The Espresso Fox to grab their gluten-free, vegan muffins to take residence. They have been so UNREAL! Even their energy balls have been good, and I used to be unhappy they have been out as a result of we planned on buying them all. I hope I can create a recipe to match these, but until then, I get to deal with myself to them all week.
ICED COFFEE FOR THE ROAD
I additionally had an iced espresso with almond milk from The Coffee Fox for the automotive journey. This was the second time having their iced coffee in 24-hours because it was delicious! ♥️ It has been three years since going to The Espresso Fox, and it’s only gotten better!
CAULIFLOWER GNOCCHI PIZZA
Whereas I used to be in the midst of typing up this recap submit (roughly one-hour ago), I decided to check out a random concoction for dinner! This turned out to be top-of-the-line combos I have had in a long time. I shall be making these literally each night time for the subsequent week! Holy moly it’s sooooooo good! I baked Dealer Joe’s cauliflower gnocchi at 420 for twenty minutes, then added pizza sauce, and vegan cheese on prime and baked for a further ten minutes. I promise this recipe (extra of a combo) won’t disappoint!!.
Properly, now that the Bachelorette is over, I’m out of right here! It’s time to brush my tooth and head to mattress. I’ll be again in the morning with my coffee and get to your comments!
I hope you all have a unbelievable week! xoxo
Questions for you!
- What’s one factor you can’t stay with out on a street trip?
- For my Savannah blog, do you favor a recap-style or travel-guide fashion?
- What was the very last thing you ate that didn’t disappoint?