First Monday of the New Year and I am feeling motivated and refreshed- minus the lack of sleep around here, although I swear my body is getting used to two hour increments of sleep! I have to say as tired as I am , I don’t mind the late night feedings because it is really the only time Frances Moon and I have alone to bond.
Now that I am officially six weeks post birth, I am ready to kick things into gear and start exercising and eating healthy. I even have Matt on board for eating healthy. I want to start back our meatless Mondays and eat more fresh veggies. I decided to attempt to meal plan something I am not very good at. I like to decide what I want to eat that day and hit up the grocery store, but now with two kids I don’t have that luxury. I recently got both these cookbooks and really love them. The Raw Detox book is filled with great smoothie and juice recipes and Giada’s new cookbook looks awesome. The new issue of Cooking Light also has some great Kale Salad recipes that I am trying out this week.
In keeping with my attempts to be healthier this New Year, one of my main goals is to drink more water and most importantly to start my day with a cup of warm lemon water. I can’t tell you how many celebrities swear by this trick, its so easy. It really hydrates you and supposedly makes your skin tighter and fresher. I started this 21 day detox where you just drink a cup of warm water every morning right when you get up before you eat or drink coffee and I swear my skin is already looking better on day 5.
I am also all about getting organized this New Year for my blog and personal life. I bit the bullet and ordered this GIGI New York Embossed Snakeskin Planner. I love the look of it and the fact it features monthly and weekly pages. I even had my initials embossed in gold on it- once it arrives I will share pics, but I already know I am going to love it!
For Christmas I bought my Dad these shot glasses carved out of Pink Himalayan Sea Salt. I read about them in Oprah’s magazine when she featured them on her favorites list – gotta love that my girl Oprah loves her some tequila. After seeing my Dads I knew Matt and I needed a set. We used them last night for our taco night and they are awesome. They provide the perfect hint of salt with your tequila. Beware though the longer your drink sits the saltier it gets. These would make such a cute gift with a bottle of tequila:) Plus you gotta love the gorgeous pink color.
I have this Colorblock Sweater and love it. It is so soft and lightweight. It also comes in a blue version.
I would love to add these beauties to my closet.
PYTHON BLOUSE|| LEOPARD SWEATER || FADED LEOPARD TEE || EMBELLISHED TEE || ARTISONAL BLOCKED DRESS ||
How cute does the Python Blouse look on Sarah Michelle Gellar?
I am looking to invest in a new pair of running shoes, it has been over a year since I bought my last pair and they are on their last leg. I prefer lighter weight ones, I am considering these Nikes- any other great recs for running shoes.
I just finished reading the Husbands Secret per Amy’s rec and it was such a good read. One of the best books I have read in awhile. I highly recommend it. I have been doing alot of late night reading on my Kindle while I feed Frances. Any other good books I can add to my download list?
Lastly, I have to share a few pictures of Frances Moon She is getting so big, 6 weeks today! She really is the sweetest most easy going baby. We love her so much!