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I slept in this morning until 8:30! That, to me, is the perfect time. Not too late that I feel like a lazy bum but late enough that it feels like I got extra sleep. I woke up starving! Which is not surprising since 8:30 is my normal breakfast time.

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I toasted up a cinnamon raisin English muffin and topped it with some honey pretzel peanut butter. It’s by Wild Squirrel and it is out if this world! I also had my usual cup of coffee with some light cream. One of these days I’ll learn to take my coffee black.

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Yesterday we finally got a little snow and I’ve been freezing ever since. I love it when everything is covered in white. It’s so pretty and so cold! I warmed up with some vanilla caramel tea.

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Lunch was pretty easy. It’s always easy because I’m the only one who eats leftovers in this house. 😉 I enjoyed this reheated blackened swordfish with a side of rice, peas and mushrooms and a handful of baby carrots while watching last night’s New Girl. Both the food and entertainment were fabulous.

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Even though today is my day off I went to the salon to do my sister’s hair. I’ve been neglecting her! Poor girl hasn’t had her foiled since July. When I got back home I was treated to this beautiful sunset.

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For my snack I had a strawberry fage yogurt with some vanilla espresso almond butter while I prepped dinner and made a giant salad for my lunches. It’s sort of like a pb&j in yogurt form. Very yummy.

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I don’t normally drink during the week but tonight this was in order. Usually I get my aggression out with Zumba but tonight it just didn’t do it for me. It was a great class but I guess I’m in a deeper funk than I normally am. Lots of little stresses but nothing major. I’m more of a Pinot Gregio kind of girl but Matt picked up this bottle of Red Velvet by Cupcake vineyards and it’s pretty good, if your in to sweet wines.

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Dinner tonight was fabulous! A joint effort too. I made a fall flavored quinoa salad earlier in the day and just reheated it. I also prepped some brussels sprouts in olive oil, garlic powder and salt and pepper. Matt seasoned some chicken breasts and sprinkled a little asiago cheese on them. When Matt pulled everything out of the oven he was worried that we had overdone the brussels sprouts but they were perfect, all crispy and browned. Silly boy doesn’t even like them. He had some broccoli with cheese sauce. Works out perfectly because broccoli is the ONLY vegetable I won’t eat. So our dinner was his and hers. And delicious. I’ve spilled my wine so I think I might indulge in a square or two of Ghiradelli’s Cabernet Matinee. I’ve seen it on many blogs and couldn’t find it until I happened to walk past it in Target.

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I hope you guys enjoyed some good healthy eats today too. Or some needed indulgences. Anything yummy you want to share?


I love Wednesdays. Mostly because it’s the one day of the week that I get to sleep in and have some alone time. I love that I have no where to be. I get to enjoy my coffee and catch up on TV. Because I have nothing but time I like to get my food prepped for the week. I make up a big chopped salad that I eat for lunches or as a side for dinner. If I’m feeling really ambitious I might make a special breakfast too.

This morning I made a breakfast pie.

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This is so good! I’ll share the recipe soon. The best part of making a bigger breakfast like this is I have leftovers for the rest of the week. Easy breakfast for the win!

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I tried making a pumpkin latte and it was horrible. I sipped on it for a bit until I just had to dump it. Then I made myself a regular cup of coffee with some light cream. Lesson learned, I am not Starbucks.

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I was so psyched to find this metro water at my super market. We came across these a few summers ago and they are so hard to find. I might be hoarding them now.

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Lunch was some leftover cheesy chicken and spicy rainbow salad. Have I mentioned how much I love leftovers? I needed lunch to be quick because I had to run out the door to pick up my niece and nephew from school.

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I made some chocolate chocolate chip cookies for them and enjoyed two myself with some vanilla almond milk. Can you believe my nephew didn’t like them!? He wanted a peeled apple chopped up instead. I should take a cue from him. I took the two of them to their first Zumbatomic class which they both loved. This class was the cutest thing I’ve seen I’m a long time. So many kids were there laughing and dancing and running all around. It was a blast.

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When I finally got home from my Zumba class I enjoyed my fresh out of the oven chicken pot pie with a side of green beans and craisins. Now I’m munching on one more cookie and contemplating a bubble bath.



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