How was your weekend? Ours was really nice. It was the perfect combination of getting stuff done around the house and spending time together as a family. Even though my daughter is only a toddler, it’s very important for me to teach the meanings behind the holidays we celebrate. I know she cannot understand the meaning behind Memorial Day just yet, but I still explained it to her when she would point to the flags flying in our neighborhood.

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“Push-Ups” (aka my workouts)

I did really well with my workouts this past week and weekend (eating, not so much). I did 3 days of strength training and 3 days of running/walking. I just got back into running recently, so I’m mostly doing interval training. I love that my little “running” buddy has fun on our runs. I did a total of 9.5 miles total. My goal for this week is 10 miles.“


“Pigtails” (aka family/motherhood happenings)

Last week we went to a really cool park. It has a Wizard of Oz theme and is absolutely adorable. To enter the park, you follow the “yellow brick road”. Little miss loved running around and climbing (her two favorite things).





Over the weekend, we went for a lot of walks, got frozen yogurt, and played in the water table. It was nice being able to spend so much time outside (we had a lot rain in the beginning of May so we didn’t get outside much earlier in the month).

Sleeping was rough this weekend. I’m not sure if she’s going through a mental learning leap, or her 2-year molars are about to come in. Either way, we were wide awake at 2:30 am. two nights in a row. Normally when she goes through a phase like this, it doesn’t last that long.

Over the weekend I also made some all-natural homemade bug repellant. I have been making so many things lately because I don’t trust a lot of the chemicals in most products. I will be posting these “recipes” under the “Natural Living” tab, so be sure to check them out.

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I hope you had a nice weekend and have a great start to your week!