Currently {Mama’s Day + Disney Planning}

Monday mornings where both girls sleep in until almost 9 am call for a lazy blog post. Funny, though, that these are sometimes the ones I enjoy reading and writing the most.

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!

 

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I’m currently…

 
Wishing that…
Mother’s Day was every day. I could certainly get used to having flowers delivered to me, eating my favorite French Toast for breakfast, opening presents, and not having to change a single diaper all day. Plus, the extra hugs and kisses from my girls were just icing on the chocolate dipped strawberries, which I ate after the little ladies went to bed!  

Listening to
The white noise machine. My husband’s
already at work, but I’m sitting in bed typing on my computer.
Somehow both girls are still asleep. (Although I’m sure I totally just jinxed that and they’ll both be up any minute.)

Laughing at…
The picture below. Because everybody weighs themselves with an apple on the scale. 

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Eating healthy again.
Not that I wasn’t eating healthy before, but after I had the baby I kinda gave myself a free pass to scarf down anything and everything in sight. Tired of seeing the number on the scale creep back up, I joined Weight Watchers (again*) and I’m loving it (again). I desperately needed some structure in my life as far as food goes. I love that they have an option for breastfeeding mamas, so I know I’m not messing with my supply. I haven’t felt one bit deprived, and I’m losing weight again…finally. I’ve only been on it for 3.5 weeks, but I’m already down more than 6 pounds. I’m so, so happy I joined. *I did WW before I got married and it helped me get to my goal weight back then, so I know it works. I actually dug out my super old tracker from 6 years ago, and let’s just say that if I ever make it back down to that weight, I think I’ll throw a party. 

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Meal planning again!
My husband and I LOVE cooking, and when we were doing Paleo we kicked butt at meal planing. But then life got in the way and we kinda stopped. I got pregnant, he deployed, then the holidays were here, then the baby came, and yada, yada, yada. Well, we’re back at it now and I love knowing what we’re going to eat each night of the week. I don’t think I’ll have the time to devote a new post to it every week, but in the meantime, I may just post a picture on Instagram (#ThisWeeksEats). Oh, and if you’re new to menu planning and want to get started, here’s a quick guide.

Enjoying the weather.
We’re on the cusp of feeling like we’ve stepped into a sauna every time we leave the house, but for now the weather is tolerable out here. In other words, I’m not sweating the second I step foot outside. I know that’s about to change very quickly, though, so we’re basking in the lack of extreme humidity by going on walks at night…or at the very least, driving with our windows down.

Giving awaythis book (you should totally go enter—entries are low!)

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Reading back issues of magazines.
It’s funny how the titles have changed over the years. Good Housekeeping, FamilyFun, and Parents magazines now come to my house. I’m also reading The Precious One by Marisa de los Santos, one of my favorite authors. I’m so happy she has a new book out!

Watching Jane the Virgin, and I’m sad tonight is the last episode of the season.

Planning our trip to DISNEY WORLD!!!!
Oh-em-gee, y’all, I’m so excited for this trip, but planning it makes my head spin. Luckily, Casey from Road Less Traveled Vacations is helping me—this girl knows how to travel, and I’m thankful it’s literally her day job. I need some help, though. If you’ve hung out with Mickey and the crew lately, tell me about all the delicious places you ate at. We’re going in November, and I’m days away from being able to book reservations at restaurants, but I have ZERO clue on where I should book. Help a girl out, please!

That’s about it from me. Hope you all have a great Monday!

 

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7 Comments

  1. I have a giant stack of magazines to read just like that! Somehow, I never have time to read them… but I love them still… so I keep them all and take them on road trips / flights! It's kind of silly, but it works out well. 🙂

  2. Tutto Italia Ristorante was excellent (although, since you actually lived in Italy it might not be a good as the real thing)! Also, Cinderella's Royal Table at breakfast is a must with little girls! Meeting all the princesses and taking pictures with them was fun for me as an adult so I can only imagine how much fun it must be for the little ones!

  3. I've heard the Princess Dining in the Norway at Epcot is awesome – we didn't really know about character dinners when we went to Disney last time so we missed out 🙁 Also, we had a turkey leg (yes, it was just a turkey drumstick but it was GINORMOUS) and it was from a vendor in the Magic Kingdom that we saw while walking around. It fed Paul, me, my sister and Nora. And we were all full from the one leg lol. I'm dying to go back to Disney with the family now that both girls are old enough to appreciate the Princesses lol.

  4. I think the Paleo diet is great. I am seeing and feeling the benefits of the diet for a long time now. Not only have I lost weight, but I feel much more energised, and much better in myself. I think the reason is that whilst the paleo diet may be a diet, I do actually eat much much varied food than I did previously. All I've done is taken out the stodge that my body finds hard to digest, and added more types of fruit, veg, and indeed meat.

    I've now actually taken an interest in cooking paleo meals, which I can guarentee is 100% better than throwing some ready meals in the oven like I used to.

    I'm a real foodie, and would not survive on any other diet, but Paleo has been very good for me. I've written about one of my favourite cookbooks: http://cookbook-reviews.net/review-the-paleo-grubs-book/

  5. Happy Mother's Day! Also, do you feel like you get in a rut with your meal planning? It's like I have a major brain fart and can only cook 5 meals in rotation, lol 😉

  6. Thanks for the reminder that I need to talk to Casey about my trip to Disney World (and Harry Potter) with Dan. He's never been to any Disney park before–can you believe it?! Our tentative plan is to go for a week in October.

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