August 30, 2013

Five on Friday

I've been seeing this little link-up popping up all over my blogger dashboard for weeks now so I think it's about time I jump off the bridge with everyone else, right? Plus I have some pretty cool things to share so what better way than a bullet list and what better day than T.G.I.F. {just kidding, all of my days are the same now, Friday is no better than Monday in SAHM land}.


I know I said I was going to focus on non-scale victories with this weight loss journey but until I can actually exercise the scale is all I have to show me progress.  I am shocked and amazed at this number.  Pretty sure I didn't hit 23 lbs lost until I was like 7 months post-partum with Kendall.  So proud of myself and seeing the scale go down has definitely made it easier to stay motivated.


I posted this picture to IG a few weeks ago but I'm still in love.  Have ya'll had this NUTtrition peanut butter by Planters?  It comes in several flavors but Cinnamon Raisin Granola Mix is by far my favorite! I slather it on English muffins and whole wheat waffles and it's a most delicious breakfast treat.  Bonus? My Kroger had them on manager special for $1.33 {from $3.99} this week!  I may or may not have stocked up.


We got the style network back {Dish keeps giving it, taking it away and giving it back, don't ask} and I couldn't be more thrilled.  My afternoons are spent snuggling with my sweet boy and catching up on all the episodes of Giuliana & Bill that I've missed over the past who knows how many months. Can I just say how much I love them?  If they ever get divorced I may be more devastated than when Nick & Jess broke up.  And their house?  Yes!  Yes!  Yes!  I want their interior decorator, please and thank you.


These two.  I mean, I die.  This has sort of become their nightly thing.  Jimmy takes James to our room, lays down and before I know it they're both out.  I wish I didn't have to break up such a beautiful moment and every night I so want to just let them be but Jimmy is a wild sleeper and, so, off to the Rock n Play James goes.  But seriously, heart melting over here.


Kendall starts preschool in less than two weeks. We went to pay her tuition yesterday and I took her with me, hoping we'd get a chance to peek in one of the rooms, and we did!  We have an orientation and an open house this week but I thought if I could even give her a little preview of what's to come it might help it make more sense to her.  The woman was so kind and showed us all around and at each room Kendall got more and more excited {hello new toys!} and it made me very hopeful.  I am so excited for this new adventure for her and now I think {hope} she is too!

OK good thing that was quick.  Baby is poopy and The Toddler needs a second breakfast.  Make it a good one!


  1. That is such an adorable picture of your two men sleeping....melts my heart! :)

    YAY for preschool!!

    Laura @ Mice in the Kitchen

    oh...and yo are so right Friday...what's Friday??

  2. Awww pictures of daddies and babies are pretty much the cutest things ever! Great job on the weight loss! You are kicking ass girl!

  3. I looooove Giuliana and Bill!! I've been watching their show since the beginning and I kinda feel like I know them, haha. I'd also be absolutely devastated if they were to ever divorce, they are my favorite celebrity couple.

  4. So glad you joined our little link-up!!!! And way to go girl, 23 lbs is AWESOME.... that's incredible! Loving those photos of your sweet boys - sweet moments!

    Hope you guys have a great weekend!

  5. I love the father son moments. I hate breaking up O and Tim's but BUT Tim is an all over sleeper and just can't leave little guy sleep with him. Keep up the good work on the weight loss. I am constantly going WAY over my calories but I am also breast feeding so I am ok with it. I haven't got to exercise yet because I want to walk, but have to take O with me. The few times I did walk and took the graco stroller the rocks in our driveway started ruining them. I am picking up my jogging stroller this weekend so next week the exercise starts. EEE, kind of excited.

  6. Your weight losss is AWESOME. Congrats! I'm sure that is hard work eating healthy and taking care of a newborn and toddler. And I am definitely going to have to try out that peanut butter!!!

  7. Congrats on the loss and your two men are the cutest thing Ive ever seen :) We had dish and I dropped them like a bad habit - comcast is where it's at :)

  8. I know of no other woman who counted her starting weight as the weight at which she walked into the hospital.

  9. Congrats on the weight loss! So great for you! I just found your blog on the link-up! Can't wait to read more!

  10. I am so impressed you are blogging so much with the new babe. I think Ive done a total of 6 posts in the last 6 months after our little guy was born. And I am glad I am not the only one who is STILL devastated that Nick and Jess broke up. I remember the morning I found out - so sad!

  11. I'm going to have to look for that snack!

  12. Thanks for helping me get back on the MFP bandwagon! I lost so much weight without trying but basically stalled out at 42 pounds...I have 9 more to be at second baby pre-preg weight and about 40 more to be at first baby pre-preg. A long way to go and I love having MFP friends!!

  13. That cinnamon raisin peanut butter looks so good! Can't wait to try it! We don't have Style channel and I so wish we did! I miss watching Guiliana and Bill! I keep begging my hubby to let us upgrade our directv package and he thinks I'm ridiculous! Men!

  14. Oh oh oh! My store has the NUTrition for $2.49 then some of the new jars have $1 off coupons attached, so I nabbed one for a buck fitty! I really considered Instagramming it just to show you, but then I thought that'd probably be one too many NUTrition posts on my IG. haha