Happy Friday!!! Okay, I swore I’d be better about blogging once the kids went back to school & have failed miserably….already! Life here at our house has been crazier & more stressful than normal and I’m trying to “deal.” Please bear with me/us…..
That said, I DO have a few favorites to share this week….
- FASHION (1 of 2): How cute are these shoes? If you know me, you also know that I pretty much live in things that are black, white, gray, beige, denim, blush and olive. In fact, pretty much any other “color” scares the crap out of me! On any given day, you are bound to find me in a gray tank (of some sort), beige cardigan & denim. My other staple combo is a black tank, grey or blush cardi & denim. That said, these shoes would be a PERFECT addition to my fall wardrobe – they’d go with EVERYTHING (I wear)! Plus, they’d be perfect for working at school! I sure hope they’re comfy! Fellow bloggers, as well as Nordstrom’s site, say to “size up,” so I’m doing just that!(2 of 2) – Also loving this twist hem top by Bobeau! I have something similar from Jane.com, but I have a feeling this one is much more lightweight & would be perfect transitioning into fall (worn with denim & the above mentioned shoes)! I actually tried this on a few weeks ago (when it wasn’t on sale), and it DOES run a little big, so def. size down!
- FITNESS: It’s hard to believe that I’m moving into week 3 of my “month of barre!” I’m still loving the classes I’m taking at the new studio (B Present)! These classes definitely challenge me AND allow me to focus on areas I knew needed a little extra “help” (mainly my midsection…abs/core). Do I miss lifting heavy weights? Yep, I kind of do – I admit it. In barre the weights are 3lbs & usually END UP feeling like 10lbs by the end of a set of exercises, but I DO miss some good old 15lb bicep curls and heavy weighted squats. It’s hard to say what I’ll continue to do once my month is “up.” Until then, however, I will definitely keep on enjoying how barre has challenged me AND changed me. Not to mention, the instructors (or “bartenders”) at B Present have been AMAZING! What an incredible group of women supporting women! This week I took 5 classes & my goodness I was feeling it today! If you’re interested in giving B Present a whirl, they are still offering incredible grand opening specials – you should REALLY take advantage of them!!!
- Foodie: Did you guys see the pic of my sheet pan nachos on Tuesday evening? See, I had originally planned on having a “Taco Tuesday,” but when I took an inventory on our taco supplies, I realized we were missing shells! Whoops! No problem, though – I whipped those ingredients into quick & easy TURKEY sheet pan nachos! Probably not the HEALTHIEST sheet pan meal I could have made for our family, but I DID make my kiddies eat carrots and applesauce with it! The hubs and I had our own side with some extra fixings (as you can see from the pic above). All you need to do to make this QUICK and EASY snack and/or meal is: 1. Brown lean turkey with fresh garlic & taco seasoning (I used Trader Joe’s Chili Lime Seasoning with some extra chili powder & cumin). 2. Spread tortilla chips of your choice on a sheet pan. 3. Top with the ground turkey. 4. Add any shredded cheese that floats your boat (we used Colby Jack & Mexican Blend). Make sure you use plenty! 5. Add chopped tomatoes, black olives, jalapenos, red onion and fresh cilantro. 6. Bake at 400 until cheese melts and starts to brown. 7. Enjoy! We served ours with sides of sour cream and salsa for dipping.
- Fun / Family: I went back to substitute teaching at my kiddie’s school this week! My first day back was a 1/2 day in kindergarten & I had forgotten how much I enjoy being at school! Wow! It was a blast! Now, don’t get me wrong, new kindy friends are definitely challenging, but I swear it’s the great people I get to work with and be around that makes it all worth it! My kids are blessed with a building FULL of fabulous teachers! Not to mention, I always go home with some really entertaining stories to share with my hubby! He just can’t even imagine doing what I do – !! Every day is certainly VERY different! Subbing has allowed me to stick close to my kids, make my own “work” schedule AND really feel like I am in the know about what is going on at their school. I think I’d be totally clueless if I wasn’t at school so much! I’d hate that! So here’s to another entertaining year of elementary school!
With that….it’s time to start our Friday Night Pizza prep here – Luke Bryan is playing & it’s about time for a glass of wine! I hope everyone has a GREAT weekend! More next week….
xoxo – Jamie