Some snow and turkey cookies {day 16}

Hi there!

Hope your Tuesday is going well.    We got into Coeur d’ Alene (my hometown) last night and we were all pretty tired from the drive so it was early to bed for us.

This morning we woke up to a beautiful dusting of snow this morning which I watched fall while sipping a chocolate shake for breakfast.


Snow day


My good friend, Jaylene, came over this evening with 2 of her children.  We enjoyed some pizza, Christmas movies and make some turkey cookies.  You can find the recipe HERE!  All of the recipes I originally found used candy corn for the feathers but I can’t stand candy corn.  This one uses buttercream for the feathers instead.

Helene had a blast decorating her cookies and so did I!  It was a little to complex for a 4 year old and her 2 year old was napping while we made the cookies but she did great.


Making cookies

Turkey Cokkies


Day 16

Rest day…again

Breakfast – Chocolate Shakeology Shake (1 red)


Snow day


Lunch–  Chocolate Shakeolgy Smoothie Bowl (1 red)


Smoothie bowl


Dinner –  Spinach salad and small slice of homemade pizza (1 green, 1 yellow)

(too busy eating and hanging with the kids for dinner pictures)

Do you like candy corn?

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Weekly Workout Recap {11/23}

Hey there!

A little late on this post.  I like to recap these on Mondays but I had computer issues Sunday and then we left early to beat the storm that was predicted for the Northwest area.


Weekly Workout Recap


Monday: 30 minutes on indoor bike trainer and Plyo Fix Extreme video


Tuesday: Rest day! Dog walk


Wednesday:  8 miles on the treadmill @ 9:15 average pace




Thursday: 6 miles on the treadmill @ 9:40 average pace


Friday: 6 miles on the treadmill @ 9:40 average pace




Saturday: 8 miles on the greenbelt @ 8:43 average pace


8 miles


Sunday: 6 miles on the treadmill @ 9:48 average pace


Total Miles: 34 miles


Week in Review:  Look at that total mileage!  Proud of myself for that but I didn’t get in the strength training.  It seems to be all or nothing in running and strength training which needs to be changed.


Strengths –  Increased running mileage

Weaknesses – No strength training

Goals for Next Week – Well, we will be out of town for Thanksgiving and the weather will be cold.  I will bring my 21 Day Fix Extreme videos and plan to do those plus get in some runs.  There is a nice gym in town that I’ve never worked out at so maybe I will do a day pass there to get in a treadmill run, or two.


Do you workout when you travel? 



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Weekly Meal Planning {11/22}

Hey there!

It’s Sunday, which meal planning and shopping.  This week is a little different since right after this post goes up, we are off to my home town of Coeur d’ Alene, ID for the Thanksgiving holiday.  I’m super excited because I love visiting my family and friends while staying at my in-laws condo.  We tried not to buy too much last week so that we could use up the food we had before leaving home for a week.

We also packed up the car with a bunch of our spices and various other items for cooking the big meal so that we don’t have to buy that while there.

Using up what we had in the fridge, pantry and freezer went well with some planning last weekend for a great variety of meals that I’m sharing today!


Meal Planning



Here was last week’s meals….

Sunday: Whole Wheat Pizza and Salad


Monday: Chicken Parmasen

Chicken Parm

Tuesday: Leftovers

WednesdayBlack Bean and Butternut Enchiladas


Thursday: Seared Pesto Mahi Mahi


Friday: Chili



Saturday: Leftovers


Do you like to eat leftovers?



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Some donuts, a parade and Kevin Hart {day 13}

Hi there!


Hope you had a good Saturday and start to the weekend.

Our Saturday started off with bagel sandwiches for breakfast then bundling up for a holiday parade downtown.  I ended up with several layers since I planned to go for a run on the greenbelt after the parade.


The parade wasn’t as exciting as I hoped due to major lag time between floats and hardly any music.  We decided to head out after an hour so that I could get my run in and Steve could go to school for a bit.  Oh, and I can’t forget to share the donuts from Guru Donuts that we picked up on the way.

Donut Shop

Yeah, yeah we just had breakfast before leaving the house but of course Steve had room for a donut.  I couldn’t pass up a few more carbs before my run either.  The one on the left was called “nap time” and the other one called “Turpumpkin.”  They were tasty!  I picked the pumpkin one of course and saved most of mine for after the run.  Steve’s donut wasn’t so lucky…




It was a beautiful day in Boise for a run.  I stopped a couple of times for pictures of the river.  It was chilly out but I made sure to wear my clothes, ear warmer and vest so everything stayed warm except my toes.


River Run

Day 13

8 mile run on the greenbelt

8 miles


Breakfast – 1/2 Homemade bagel egg and turkey bacon sandwich (1 yellow, 1 red)

Bagel Sandwich


Lunch– 1/2 Homemade bagel egg and turkey bacon sandwich (1 yellow, 1 red)

Dinner –  Leftover Chili (1 yellow, 1 red, 1 orange, 1 blue)

Tonight we are headed out because we got tickets to Kevin Hart!  I’m super excited of his movies and comdey so looking forward to see him in person tonight!

Do you like Kevin Hart?

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Football Friday {day 12}

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Today was an early one for me!  Steve had an early meeting and he dropped me off at the gym along the way.  I ran 6 miles on the treadmill then sat in the wet sauna for about 10 minutes.  I know, I mentioned that I was going to cancel my gym membership but sitting in the sauna felt so great!   So now I’m debating on whether or not to cancel plus I NEED to start swimming again for triathlon training.

This evening we had a few friends over to watch the Boise State football game.  We made chili and baked potatoes for dinner which is our favorite football watching dish.  I even made mine with a sweet potato, yum!  It was the perfect way to end the week except BSU’s defense seemed to MIA….ugh!

Day 12

6 miles on the treadmill and 1 hour dog walk





Breakfast – 1/2 whole wheat bagel (1 yellow)



Lunch– Black Bean and Butternut Enchilada leftovers (1 yellow, 1/2 green)



Dinner –  Homemade Chili (1 yellow, 1 red, 1 orange, 1 blue)



Thoughts on football, yay or nay?

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25 Questions

Morning and Happy Friday to you!

I thought it would be fun to give you a little more insight about me.

  • Where would you be able to spend hours and be happy?  At the water!

Fun in the River

  • What’s your favorite kind of doughnut? Blueberry glazed
  • Do you have any tattoos or piercings? Ears pierced
  • What is your favorite movie? All Dogs Go to Heaven
  • Who was the last person you spoke to on the phone? My mom

Mom and I

  • Are you still friends with the people you knew in middle school or high school? Yes!
  • What is the last thing you ate? Some salmon
  • What did you want to be when you grew up? A veterinarian (I love dogs but couldn’t handle the needles)

Cool down

  • Name three things that are close to you: My phone, my dogs and my waterbottle
  • What was your best subject in school? English.
  • What is your favorite restaurant? Bardenay
  • Any hidden talents? I can juggle
  • What is your middle name? Marie.
  • What is your favorite website?
  • How old were you when you had your first kiss? 17 (yep late bloomer here!)
  • Chocolate or vanilla? Chocolate, vanilla by itself is sad and lonely

Salted Caramel Gelato

Salted Caramel Brownie

Flourless Chocolate Cake

  • What is your favorite girl’s name? Favorite boy’s name? Alexis and Miles
  • Favorite store? IKEA


  • Would you rather be a rock star or famous athlete? Athlete, I run because I have no other athletic ability

Finish Line

  • Favorite food? Monte Cristo!!!

Monte Cristo

  • What are you wearing right now? Big comfy socks, sweatshirt and leggings
  • What is your favorite animal? Dogs

Dinner time

  • Did you graduate from college? Yep with a B.S. in Accounting
  • Who did you text last?  My friend Ale, she was due last Saturday with her first baby and hasn’t had him yet!
  • Do you have any nicknames? Red (could be cuz of the red hair I got from my mom)

Mom and Me


Now It’s Your Turn:

Three questions for you:

  1. What is your favorite store?
  2. What is your favorite food?
  3. What is your favorite movie?


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