Thursday, February 19, 2015

Lately...NYC, a New Gym, and Another "Fix"

I don't know if it's the never-ending snow, the fact that it takes 45 minutes just to get enough layers on to go to the mailbox, or that I have a teething one-year-old, but I've been in a blogging rut lately!
I just can't seem to even form words or thoughts, much less put them on paper, er, the keyboard.  

But I have lots of pictures on my iPhone (yep, not even my real camera has come off of the shelf in a few weeks), so this is really just kind of a photo dump post, and what we've been up to lately!  ;)

Please tell me y'all are in a winter funk too, and it's not just me daydreaming of sunshine, flip flops,  margaritas on the rocks, and actual WALKS outside!  UGH.  This weather is for the birds.

  


So...lately.

Well, I joined a gym!  I seriously haven't been to a real gym since college, and even that was just to do the elliptical for .5 seconds, and gab with my roommate about the cute guy lifting weights (this was of course my hubby-to-be!)  

I haven't consistently worked out since Andrew has been born, except for daily walks in the stroller, so it was time to get my booty into shape!  And I LIVE for a good class at the gym!  I joined one that is less than a mile from our house (so no excuses!), and I've been almost every single day for the past month!  I love it!  
Zumba, Spinning, Barre, and Pilates have been my favorite classes.  


A peek at the gym:




I also had to get some new cute workout clothes, well, because...... 



My favorite bras have been this and this, pants are these and these, and tanks are this and this.  


'Live In - Streamline' Reversible Mesh Inset Capris



John had a work conference in NYC last week, and he graciously invited Andrew and me to tag along :)  We didn't get to spent a whole lotta time with Daddy, but we still had a great time!  I just love the Big Apple!  It's so alive!  Even when it's freezing outside!




(our amazing hotel in Time's Square - same building as the Hershey's store - trouble!)














It was a fabulous week - filled with good friends, good food, and good shopping of course!



Oh yeah, 
I chopped my hair!  Thank you Wendy, and Liv for my new 'do!  





We celebrated Valentine's Day with homemade cards, take out Sushi, baby bow-ties, and the oh-so-romantic viewing of Gone Girl - maybe not the best movie for Valentine's Day!  ;)







And last but not least, I received my second Stitch Fix box in the mail over the weekend!  
I loved everything - it was filled with such great goodies!


A few of my pieces:





.....and an outtake- 


I ended up falling in love with the jeans, so I kept those, but returned everything else.  ONLY because I did some major shopping damage in NYC, and was low on clothing funds.  But again, I was very happy with my items, and can't wait to do another box in the spring!

Sign up for Stitch Fix here, if you haven't already!
And here's my first box review ;)


WHEW!  Well, that's about as good of a recap as I can do!
Hope y'all are staying warm, and having a great week!!

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Saturday, February 14, 2015

A Little Sugar for You

Happy Valentine's Day!
Hope your day is filled with lots of love and laughter!
Ours will be spent snuggling inside, watching the snow fall (again),
and getting takeout and a movie :)
Exciting stuff, I tell ya!  John's still fighting a bad cold, so we'll celebrate "for real" next weekend with our 11 year old tradition of fondue!  Our fave!

Here's some sugar from our little valentine



(thank you Mimi for the precious bow-tie onesie!!) 



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Monday, January 26, 2015

Weekend Recap: Snow Day, No-Bake Baking, and Monogram Love

Happy Monday, from the snowy Northeast!  Hope everyone is staying warm and safe...we are all snuggled up in our pajamas, and watching the snowfall outside.  It's quite pretty when you're on the inside looking out ;)

We had a cold and lazy weekend around here, but we managed to get outside and play a little too.  Andrew wasn't quite sure what to think of the white fluffy stuff!
But he liked taking the eyes on and off of our super-cute snowman. 




Once we couldn't feel our fingers and toes anymore, we headed back inside to get warm.  
And to play (and eat!) the rest of the weekend away!  


Andrew has been loving his new monogrammed PB Kids chair!  Thank you Mimi and Papa D for the wonderful Christmas gift!  It's the perfect size, and Andrew can fit all his friends inside too ;)



Another monogrammed item that just came in the mail - 
How cute is this for summer?  I can just picture Andrew romping around in this number at the beach :)   
(Ordered off of a Facebook group resale page!)



Lazy day reading with the boys...



I've been trying to drink tons of water lately, after being so sick last week.  A huge mason jar with sliced lemons and a pretty straw is my favorite way to drink it.



I was able to sneak away for a girl's dinner out during the weekend, which was fabulous and much needed!  We went to the new Seasons 52, and had such a wonderful time!
My seared sea scallops were amaaaaaaazing.



Sunday morning, I decided to try making these bite-sized energy balls.  They were so easy to make, and incredibly yummy!  (see recipe below!)


No-Bake Energy Balls

1 cup dry oats
1/2 cup peanut (or almond) butter
1/2 cup coconut flakes (optional)
1/4 cup flax seed (or 1 tbsp chia seeds)
1/3 cup honey
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips (or raisins)
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla

MIX all ingredients.  CHILL for 45 minutes.
ROLL into balls.  ENJOY!
(refrigerate leftover balls)

*As you can see, there are many modifications you can make - feel free to make them according to what your family likes!*


Hope y'all had a great weekend too!  
Is it snowing where you are??

(linking up with Biana today!)

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