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BumpBoxes are so fun (plus a discount code) + feeling extra grateful for kind people + girls’ night!

It was strange not to blog yesterday! I missed sharing with everyone. BUT, I have lots of fun things to share with you today. First, this lunch is delicious – chicken gyro wraps and brussels. YUM.

Weekend Wrap-up: Complete with the best in-laws + a king bed!!! + I think I felt baby boy move…

This weekend flew by! My Friday was pretty busy, so I took most of the weekend off from work, which was super nice. I think I only opened my computer one time. Lunch on Friday was chicken salad and it was delicious. We love chicken salad around here.

Adjusting + haunted by APA? + it’s primed!

I loved the mini quiches my friend, Kendall, told me about SO much that I had to make them again this week. They’re so delicious and easy to make. HERE’s a recipe that is kind of what I do…I use liquid egg and liquid egg whites because it saves time. And I don’t cook my veggies before adding them to the mixture.

Hair washing? + multitasking at its finest + last Thursday post!

I had to run the first part of our faculty meeting yesterday, but didn’t have time to wash my hair, so I attempted to savage my top half and look presentable, while keeping my normal look of comfy cozy on the bottom. Headbands and earrings can make you look put together even if you don’t feel that way. I can’t remember the last time I washed my hair….so…that needs to happen today…

I love food + no. more. conferences. + ya gotta make this!

I had a busy day Monday, but even though I was stuck in a conference from 8:30-2:30, I managed to get all of my grading finished and a few other things knocked out during our breaks. I was so thankful. I don’t like feeling behind at the start of a new week. We also got our first 5k of the week in, but it took us three separate walks to hit the mileage. It was a DAY! Lunch was the last of our leftover chickpea pasta, meat sauce, and zucchini chips. All topped with cottage cheese. YUM.

You need this sauce + a heavenly massage + it’s my birthday!

We knocked out our morning 5k before heading to the gym. I am almost all caught up on my podcast, Office Ladies. They are still creating episodes, but they come out each week, so I am going to have to be patient while I wait for new ones. I better start looking at some good podcasts! If you have any recommendations, let me know!

Family photos are difficult + dill pickle chips + living room update!

We got our daily 5k in yesterday morning. I didn’t go to the gym yesterday because I slept at my parents’ due to the oil-based primer fumes and didn’t want to be rushed in the morning. When I got home, I had coffee and breakfast, then the girls and I headed out for our walk.

Family photos are difficult for everyone. This made me laugh.

Lunch was a turkey burger patty on a piece of sourdough bread, topped with Pepper Jack cheese and honey mustard. YUM. I also had some broccoli on the side. This broccoli is SO good. I did an egg wash on all of it before baking, then dipped each piece in garlic powder, Slap Ya Mama seasoning, and bread crumbs. I baked it at 400 for about 20-30 minutes, then put some cheese on top to melt. It’s delicious!

I discovered dill pickle chips yesterday. I feel like I’ve been missing out.

Dinner was leftover sweet potato chili, topped with plain Greek yogurt, corn chips, cheese, avocado, jalapeƱos, and black pepper.

We went for a little family stroll after dinner. We were both so tired, but needed to knock out a little more work, so we hoped a walk would wake us up a little. It didn’t, but it was nice to walk together for a little bit.

Guys, I followed a recipe! I usually do when I’m baking something. I followed THIS recipe to make breakfast for the rest of the week – Zucchini Blueberry Oatmeal Bake. I haven’t tried this yet, I’ll eat as soon as I get this post up, but this sure smelled AMAZING as it was baking. Here it is ready to go into the oven.

While that was baking, Jake and I tackled the sanding in our living room. Remember when we completely finished this room? Yeah, us too. We decided we didn’t like where one of the lights was placed, so Jake cut a hole in our freshly painted ceiling for a new light, mudded over where the old light had been, and fixed a small imperfection he found. The joys of remodeling your own remodel!

The light on the right is the new one. The one that is hanging down on the left is where Jake found an imperfection he wanted to fix. The hole we filled is somewhere in-between the two. Now to prime and repaint the ceiling. We will also be moving our TV to the fireplace – Jake will build some kind of pipe contraption to house all the cords. It’s going to look so cool.

We didn’t make too big of a mess…I think we need to vacuum and dust this room about four more times…

This smelled SO amazing. It finished baking right about the time we finished the living room. I let it cool off, then we crawled into bed.

I only have ONE meeting today! Wahoo! It was so nice not having a single one yesterday. I was able to get so much work finished.

Happy Wednesday, friends!