Monday, February 8, 2016

Meal Plan #6

As I've been trying to eat healthier, we started a Biggest Loser competition at work. For week 1 I'm down 2.1% - wahoo! I'm always on the look out for ways to sneak healthy options into our meal plan. Here's this week's meal plan ...

MONDAY: Creamy Spinach Tomato Tortellini
This is our meat free meal this week - ravioli was requested by the girls, but I'm switching it up with tortellini instead.

TUESDAY: Mexican Lasagna
I haven't made this since the first time we tried this recipe. Everyone liked it, not sure why it took me so long to put it back on the meal plan!

WEDNESDAY: Make Your Own Wraps & Veggies
We usually do a crock pot meal for swim night, but we're switching it up this week! Everyone can make their own wrap and we'll have a variety of veggies with dip to go with it.

THURSDAY: Grilled Cheese Pizza Sandwiches
We've made these a few times and everyone is always happy at the end of dinner. Think pizza inside a grilled cheese.

FRIDAY: Tacos in a Bag
The girls have requested these every week for the past couple of months and I keep putting it off. I guess they get their way this week :)

What's for dinner at your house? Any new recipes I should try?

Friday, February 5, 2016

Currently #9

loving. that I have a massage, facial and manicure scheduled for next week
smelling. crock pot meals - I love coming home to dinner that is ready to go
writing. some blog posts here and there
reading. nothing. looking for my next book to read, any suggestions?
watching. old episodes of Hawaii 5-0 on Netflix - yes I'm lame.
craving. chocolate, why is it always chocolate?
obsessing. over Spring clothes - I can't wait to go shopping!
wishing. for warmer weather
needing. to deep clean my house - things are a hot mess from me being sick
wanting. to do some crafting, I haven't sewn in months
trying. to lose some weight - I entered the Biggest Loser competition at work, wish me luck!
eating. lots of veggies - it's a struggle to get excited about veggies
drinking. water and iced coffee - at least one of them is good for me
feeling. better but still not 100% me yet
hoping. this cough will go away soon
clicking. on all the blog posts - I love all the creativity out there

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

2016 Travel Bucket List

One of my favorite things about working is being able to take a vacation - is that wrong? But seriously, I love to travel and see new places. Last year we made it to every location on our list which was awesome. Lots of good memories! I feel like last year we had a good idea of what we wanted to do, this year ... well I'm struggling to plan our fun adventures.

Anniversary Trip to St. Lucia
Our 10 year anniversary is this June so we are celebrating in style with a mom and dad only trip to Saint Lucia in the Caribbean. I mean how gorgeous is this island?!

Gatlinburg, TN
I'd like visit Gatlinburg this year over Labor Day weekend. Get a nice little cabin ... enjoy the sights.

Cedar Point
The girls are both finally big enough to make a trip to Cedar Point worth while. J is tall enough to ride the big kid rides and won't be bummed out that she can't do what everyone else is doing. The best part is, we can do this over any weekend since we are so close.

Any other ideas? I think we'll probably do a lot of weekend adventures this year, so any place we can get to for the weekend isn't out of the picture yet!