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{peloton 30-day review}

SHOP: Relaxed Breathe ON Twist-Hem Cropped Top ($14)Zella Studio Crop Lite Leggings 

Back on July 13th, the day all the gyms in California were shut down for the second time since covid. I got a wild hair and pulled the trigger on one of the biggest purchase. A Peloton bike.

Not going to lie, I instantly had nerve turds…ha! What if I don’t use it? What if I hate it? What if it’s not worth the money? Or all the hype?

It’s been 30-days and I feel confident enough to give an honest review……

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{sheet pan salmon}

You guys – I wrote in my Intentions for the week to share a recipe. And here ya go. Holding myself to it. Last night I made my famous (not really lol) {sheet pan sausage + veggies}. I’m a BIG fan of sheet pan meals.

The clean up is key for week nights. And they’re typically pretty healthy recipes….protein + veggies.

Did I mention, I no longer have a dishwasher? I AM the dishwasher. Ha! Our little old 1950’s house has no dishwasher. We plan to do a kitchen renovation in about 6 months….fingers crossed. And a dishwasher is at the tip-pity top of my “must have” list.

I was always one to store my dirty dishes in the dishwasher. Until it was full, then run it. Anyone else?

And I made my sheet pan sausage + veggies last night, it reminded me of this salmon dish I made a few weeks ago. I snapped photos and planned to share it the next day. Then I probably decided to blog about Target or something.

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{copycat starbucks egg bites}

You guys, I hate to say it, but can 2020 get any worse? I take that back. Yes, yes it can. Everyday it’s something new + different. Not good stuff either. My heart breaks for all the fire victims.

I did see, possibly, the best covid new to date. Holy Rosary is doing a drive-thru fair taco fundraiser. I might camp out the night before. Anyone wanna join me? Save the dates 8/29 – 8/30. Holy Rosary Community Center on California Street. I’ll see you there!

On my weekly intentions, I’m going to add: Share a recipe. I miss sharing writing up yummy recipes. Then seeing you guys recreate them in your kitchen. So, I’m going to be better at it.

Anyone else is obsessed with the Starbucks egg bites? They are such a great healthy + quick option for breakfast. And I’ve found a way to make them very similarly but with your oven at home! No fancy equipment needed, just a little water bath and a muffin tray.

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{quarantine survival kit}

SHOP: Pajama Top (sized up) | Jogger Pants | Slippers | Yeti Cup

All the rules go out the window during self isolation: wanna drink at 9 am, do it. Stay in your pj’s all day, why not? Let your kids watch TV for 8 hours, 🤷🏼‍♀️ Eat all the quarantine snacks, fuck it. Do at-home workouts or sit on the couch, you do you!

We’re all just surviving🥂

I was thinking about the “things” that are legit keeping me sane at the moment. I’m sure we’ve all got a handful of must-haves. Here’s list of shit I must have or that I’m crazy grateful for right now!

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{pf chang’s lettuce wraps}

Happy Hump Day friends! I’m trying my best to be peppy AF, but to be honest – I’m not feeling it. Politics. Coronavirus. Nashville. It’s just kinda sad, you know what I mean? And I gave up beer + wine, so I can’t even self medicate (my favorite way) at the end of the day.

Since I don’t have much to say – let’s keep it short + sweet! How about a bomb ass recipe?

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{friday favorites}

SHOP: Striped Pullover Sweater | Levis Wedgie Jeans | Necklace ($20) | Mules (similar) | Charlie’s Bandana

PSA – this sweater is so soft + cozy + lightweight. The perfect colors for transitioning to Spring 🌈 ☀️ 

Last week, after I purchased this sweater, I vowed to not buy another winter piece of clothing . So bring on the mutha fucking sunshine!

Welcome to another week of Friday Favorites. A random list of things that caught my eye and things I’m really diggin at the moment!

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{greek tuna salad}

Happy Hump Day homies! Trying to get back into posting at least one recipe per week. To be honest, I’ve got so many to share….I could post 2 per week. As requested – next week will be the pasta bake that I made Sunday. Stay tuned.

If you’re looking for a new healthy + fresh salad to add to your rotation – I got you boo!

This salad is great for meal prepping lunches too! It saves for about 3 days.

Two misconceptions about canned tuna:

  1. Canned tuna doesn’t have to be boring!
  2. Tuna doesn’t need mayo. Believe it or not!

And I’m sharing a recipe today to prove it!

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{shrimp + pineapple fried rice}

Hi friends! It’s been a while since I’ve shared a recipe on here. So, I wanted to change that STAT!

This coming Saturday is Chinese New Year. And you know that I’m all about celebrating ALL THE THINGS. Holidays are kinda my thing! We like to go all out. Big or small. Holiday or not. Typically we celebrate with one main thing…….

FOOD!

Bay and I wanted to put a fun + healthy spin on one of your very favorite Chinese dishes. Fried rice. If Bay could eat fried rice every day, she 100% would. Ha! Since it’s the new year and everyone, inducing myself, seem to be on the clean eating train. I am currently on week #2 of the Kaia Fit 30-day Jump-start program. Which is very clean eating.

My wheels started turning and I decided to whip up on of my favorite healthy rice dishes. Shrimp + Pineapple Fried Rice using Hinode Calrose Brown Rice. Grown in U.S.A. Non GMO. Gluten Free. Heart healthy.

You can find a variety of Hinode rice at Walmart + Nugget Market.

Before we get started on the recipe, I wanted to chat a little more about Chinese New Year.

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{holiday outfit | turkey chili}

SHOP: Ruffle-Trim Top (on sale) | Denim | Heels | Pavé Link Bracelet (on sale)

Dear Santa,

The tree isn’t the only thing getting lit this year! #sorrynotsorry

HAPPY FRIDAY FRIENDS!!!

As I typed the title, I thought – what a random post! Truth is, I’ve got so much to share and so little time. So we’re tag teaming these posts with all the things. Food + outfits! Why not?

Let’s start with why I LOVE all black outfits……

Slimming AF | I think we’re all down with anything to look a little slimmer, right? Black makes any figure, shape and size – look longer and leaner. And it’s so sleek!

Easy AF | By far the easiest color to dress up or dress down. Black jeans with a t-shirt and sneakers by day. Swap out with a heel + blazer and you’re instantly dressed up! Having great basics like this in my closet are a MUST!

Accessorize AF | Black is basically a blank canvas. So anything goes. You can always keep it simple with jewelry. Or bust out all the bright + fun pieces and let the jewelry be the statement. Add a leopard belt. Or a bright scarf.

Classic AF | It’s one of the most classic colors in your closet. Black will NEVER go out of style! When you dress in classic colors + pieces you will instantly look + feel put together with little effort.

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{asian meatballs}

I need to come up with a new name for this recipe. It just sounds bad. Or is my mind in the gutter? Ha!

Friends – I tried a new air fryer recipe the other night. Annnddd, it was a hit! Bay and I both had it for dinner. Then lunch the next day. We loved it! I’m including oven direction with this recipe as well, since I’ve also made it back in the day before air fryers were a thing.

This recipe tastes so fresh + delicious. The best part – it’s healthy and totally Weight Watchers friendly. You guys, I’m back on the WW train. I’ve been tip toeing around the program for the last month and last week, I am BACK!

And right when I get back, the entire program changes. FML! Now you get 3 options. Say whhhattt? I’m currently using the old program, but I’m attending the Saturday meeting to get all the details. So I can decide which option works best for me. Stay tuned.

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