New looksi and life catch up

  Jan 4, 2016  |  #Uncategorized
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Good morning! I’m especially chipper because I’m in LOVE with my new blog, thanks to Amanda! New year = new look. She and I email corresponded all weekend and basically became besties in the process. I can’t say enough things about her and how well it came out.

How did you guys spend the first weekend of 2016? Mine was a lot of housework and cleaning and eating. I feel like I accomplished so much around the house which was absolutelyyyy necessary. Thanks Meg for hosting this week in review!

week in review

So, let’s do a mini recap from the last 7 days. You guys probably already know that last week I drove back to NC from RI. Driving takes it outta me, ya know? It also makes me like a hungry cookie monster. Something about sitting still makes me want to eat eat eat.

I also cleaned the fridge. I’ve been inspired reading Meg and Cora’s  reviews, so I had to do it myself. Minimal pictures were taken because I hateeee cleaning the fridge, but here’s a current picture with edible things in it.

clean fridge

I donated 5 bags of old clothes and sheets to Goodwill today. Man, did that feel good. 2016 will be the year of purging for this gal.

I cleaned out our basement and moved my desk down there because that will be my RD exam study spot!

Friday and Saturday nights were spent at a rehearsal dinner and wedding for some of our friends in Charlotte. The rehearsal dinner was at Terrace Cafe and the wedding/reception was at The Lodge. This was the first wedding we’ve been to since our wedding in August and it was so nice to have no responsibilities except show up, eat, have some hors d’oeuvre (they had mini chicken and waffles!), wine, and bust my moves on the dance floor.IMG_3522

The Schlics clean up #happilyeveraftarr @schlicpic

Sunday, I organized our garage and finally uncovered lots of our kitchen toys that I’ll have to start using. These wedding gifts have been hiding for so long but I found themmm!

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And be prepared for some waffle recipes comin’ your way.

waffle maker

And then, I cooked and baked. I made a fab-tastic lentil meatloaf, based on this recipe, and you can feel good about yourself because it’s chock full of veggies. Even the hubby approved of this “meatless” meatloaf.

meatloaf

I have so many kale/tahini salads pinned and I finally made a dent. I modified this recipe. I used a cruciferous blend mix from TJ’s rather than straight kale and chickpeas rather than white beans, but nonetheless, the garlic tahini dressing is SO SO GOOD.

tahini kale salad

And obviously I needed to make dessert too! Thanks, Amanda, for these lovely strawberry oat bars. I didn’t have the energy to make my own jam this time (praise to you, lady!), so I used a natural strawberry jelly and I added goji berries. Drooool.

raspberry bars

Also linking up with Katie for MIMM! Ed even wanted to join in on the “accomplishment” week in review, too.

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What did you guys do this weekend?

What do you want to see me write about on the blog this year?

 

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22 responses to “New looksi and life catch up

  1. We’re a group of volunteers and starting a new scheme in our community. Your website offered us with valuable info to work on. You have done an impressive job and our entire community will be thankful to you.

  2. Cleaning out the fridge feels AMAZING. I did mine last week and I feel happy every time I open it!
    Your blog is looking real good- love the new design. Those bars look yummy too! I need to try them out soon.

    1. Thanks Chrissy, the day can’t come soon enough! 🙂 It was my first time making lentil meatloaf, but I’m trying to find other creative ways to incorporate lentils. This was a success!

  3. There is just something that feels so good about a freshly cleaned fridge. It’s glorious, plus all that purging. It must have felt fantastic. I actually need to tackle some of that myself so we can redo our guest bedrooms. It’s on the list. 😉

    Weddings without work are the best kind. Once you’re done with yours, you realize how nice it is to simply show up. Gorgeous dress too, by the way.

    That kale salad with chickpeas looks fantastic.

    Happy Monday and thanks for linking up.

  4. Purging. What a great feeling that is. I think that’s my goal for the first half of this year, is just lightening the load. I have so many things. I don’t use most of them.

    P.S. So far really liking the new look!

  5. I would like to see some age specific posts about how a senior citizen can improve his eating habits and some moderate exercise. I cant really jog so what other options would you recommend to get some cardio benefits and
    some strength and flexibility training.

  6. The new mobile layout looks great.

    Also, all leftovers are expected to be dropped off for Emily and I to enjoy. That food looks awesome! The Kale salad will be made soon.

  7. Love the new look! Now please come and purge my apartment. You would think that this would be the perfect time for me to do just the same, but I can bend over or pick things up, so that is out!

  8. Oh my gosh you have given me the biggest “new year organization/ purging/reset” shivers! 5 bags!?? Man I am jealous. I was only able to throw out a few pieces of clothing. I stared at my closet for a good 5 minutes before reverting to, “sigh… maybe later.” Moving your desk will feel soo good – a little location change is always good for productivity. And then cleaning your basement and getting out all your kitchen stuff… you have started this year out RIGHT. And of course, beautiful fridge 🙂

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