a doorstep package is so awesome to wake up to!!!! especially when you've been anticipating it's arrival. what is it? oooh just my next product review. and it's food this time *pistol fingers*
we had a crazy weekend and hit up three 30th birthday parties for our friends. 30 is a huge milestone and we were honored to have been invited to help celebrate with each of them!
Friday night party #1 was for Nichola *whistles*
2nd Friday night party was for Evelyn- that dress was as hot as the woman in it!!
and finally, we ended our saturday evening with Melanie- just flawless!
all three of them brought 30 in RIGHT and in their own way- THAT is how you do it!
hanging on this guy's arm always makes for a fun night. i follow @chalenejohnson on IG and she has motivated me tremendously concerning the importance of keeping family in the forefront in the midst of taking care of myself, and i encourage you to do the same! i don't take our date nights for granted and really cherish and enjoy my toddler-less time with Sonny. felt like we were back in college with all this partying for a sec, oh boy!
but back to saturday morning- it began with maple almond butter banana burgers for Chiso and i. fun to make, fun to eat.
he goes crazy for these things! all flavors of Justin's nut butters work, especially the chocolate hazelnut and chocolate almond butter. yummers.
we followed up breakfast with a visit to the gym. i got sweaty on the elliptical with some fat burning cardio, shot some hoops with Chiso, and we got up outta there.
you should know by now what we did next!! it's a saturday ritual, come on now. just a short trip this time though:
- sara lee 45 calories and delightful whole wheat bread
- unsweetened apple sauce
- fresh blackberries (on sale)
- fresh strawberries (on sale)
- sweet potatoes
- frozen tilapia
- wheat bran
- oat bran
- red bell peppers (on sale)
- Walden Farms pancake syrup
Q: how do i get started with cleaner eating?
A: very popular question as of late, but the answer is simple. in the grocery store!! buy and keep the right stuff (wholesome, fresh, natural, no-low processed foods) in your fridge so you'll always be prepared to make nutritious, healthy meals. check out my 'the right stuff' section for some of the brands and items i purchase and use daily.
we usually do the family thing on Sundays; Sonny went to a house party recently and would not stop raving about the incredible slice of pizza he had eaten! i needed to see what all the hype was about, so we made it a date.
if you're a Houstonian, i'm sure you've either passed this place or been here yourself several times. and hey, they are on Instagram too- they commented on the pic i IG'ed earlier, how cool! check'em out: @starpizza
we ordered 1 slice of whole wheat cheese pizza for Chi and he went to TOWN on it.
i was impressed by the super wide range of toppings, and was relieved to see that you could order single slices instead of being forced into buying a whole pizza. it's the little things.
i got a slice of whole wheat, thin crust, zucchini, grilled chicken, and pineapple with plenty of hot, melty, gooey, mozzarella cheese. no words besides insanely delicious.
and then that monstrosity hit the table. that is a WORK OF ART.
half salsa verde, half supreme deep. dish. pizza. :shock: if you haven't been yet, i bet you're going now. night!