Just popping in to say hello on this fine Thursday morning!
Here’s a tip for the week: I despise the stickers on fruit. Every time I reach for an apple, pear or orange to wash I have to remove the sticker and then never know what to do with it so it ends up on my shirt which means it’s probably stuck to my butt later in the day. I dawned on me one day that I could take the stickers off in bulk right when I get home from the grocery store. Brilliant!! It takes me 2 minutes to get them all off and then my fruit sits pretty in the bowl.
OMG are you watching!!? The tribal councils this season have been insane. Last week’s especially. I was on the edge of my couch. Not all Survivors are great from the get-go but this one has been. I feel so sorry for Spencer and his luck. He’s one of my favs.
General Mills sent me a box of Lucky Charms for St. Patrick’s Day. They used to be one of my very favorite cereals, and guess what – they still are. I enjoyed some for snacks or dessert. The marshmallows are still the best. Real food? Ehh. Real good? Yup. PS. Did you see what Jessica did with Lucky Charms!?
Y’all, I am SO behind the times. Instagram is my very favorite form of social media (follow me @Katheats!) Pinterest became really exciting around the time I had Mazen. Obviously there was no time to peruse gorgeous boards of organized houses or mile-high pie back then. But I’m realizing that I need to get on it, so I’m making a commitment to pin a few things everyday. I need your help getting me started! What is your favorite way to use Pinterest?
Here are some of the boards I created:
KERF – real food + healthy living
Soul Food – all the amazing desserts Pinterest is famous for
House-spiration – gorgeous spaces and decor
Entertaining – because we all need some fresh ideas for dinner parties
Organizing – my favorite board!
I’ve been pinning for a week and am enjoying taking a few minutes each day to get inspired!
My gosh. Since Mazen was born I have gotten sick SO MUCH! I got one of the worst colds of my life when we were in Florida in March, and it lasted for a solid 10 days. Then as soon as I was feeling better I got The Worst Sore Throat Ever. That’s all it was – a terrible sore throat. Swallowing was awful and I had to drink a lot of smoothies and take a lot of Advil. I slept terrible for a week. I guess it was just a virus?
I always wash my hands when I’ve been out and return home, and we’ve gotten a lot better at doing the same with Mazen now that he can stand on a step-stool and wash them at the sink. But do you know the one thing that I think might be responsible for all the colds? My PHONE. Yup, I wash my hands all the time but I don’t wash my phone and it’s with me all the time out and about. I need to get some good anti-bac wipes and start making that a regular practice. How do you clean your phone?
And for the babe…
Running + Biking
I used to pride myself on how little I drove my car. But this winter (with a baby) my car became an everyday thing. With the snow covering the sidewalks and the freezing weather (plus my gym bag and diaper bag) it was just easier to drive the 1 mile trip to the gym than walk. But now that spring is here, we are committed to walking again. It’s logistically a bigger deal, but there’s no reason I shouldn’t walk! My old motto used to be: “If it’s walkable I must walk.”
I miss running. Since I have so many great indoor classes at the gym and an active toddler I haven’t been running nearly as much as I used to. Or BIKING – my long, lost bike is under the back porch getting rusty. I miss it, but I just don’t have many opportunities to bike. We are too nervous to bike with Mazen on the back with traffic. I’m looking forward to the day when my (hopefully two) kids will want to go ride their bikes with me. Maybe when they are teenagers we can start biking for transportation again : ) Instead of biking, these days we just walk…when it’s warm.
PS. Matt still walks to work everyday.