MIMM: a happy thanksgiving <3

Hey there! long time no talk 😉
It’s time to slowly come back from the weekend and get ready for a new week.
Hope you had a great holiday spent with your loved ones and ready for new meals for the week, I finally polished off all the turkey last night. I love the holidays and being around the people who make my world go round but I don’t like how sluggish I get. Anyone else!?
Today I am back to normal eats but definitely going to incorporate some extra water + greens this week!

Lets back track a bit, Wednesday I had spent time in the kitchen prepping for Thursday: Peanut butter pie and a butternut squash salad with a warm apple cider dressing.
Later in the evening, my sister and my friend Jenna hit out the town for a few hours. Started with dinner and live music!

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{ Wings, bruschetta + classic ceaser }
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Around 10 pm the boys had joined us!
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{ Me + my NEWEST brother in law 😉 }

It’s always fun to go out thanksgiving eve ~ We ended the night coming home and re heating one to many stuffed peppers!

Thursday we finished some last-minute things and headed to my moms for dinner. It was a special thanksgiving since finally all the girls in the fam are married AND Oliver’s first!
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{Oliver with his uncles}
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{some of the spread}

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{he is now a crawling machine 🙂 }

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After dinner we played games, had dessert and then got ROLLED out of my moms, haha 😉

The remainder of the weekend was low-key. I didn’t feel well Friday, so I took it easy as well as Saturday!
Sunday, we went out for a late lunch, saw a bit of the game + I spent the rest of the night at Starbucks doing school work <— 2. more. weeks !

…. Another thanksgiving in the books<3

 >> Oh, and Oliver was very entertained by my bun..
check this instagram video out, instant SMILE 😀 <<
XO

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Always something to be grateful for<3

Happy thanksgiving everyone, wish you a day of food, comfort + loved ones {and food comas!}
Today and everyday we should all be grateful. But thanksgiving is a sure reminder to come together and be with the ones you love over a good meal, and conversation.
always an abundance of things to be thankful for.

>> Here’s how I am thankful today and everyday <<

Thankful for not only my family, but the crazy support they give me daily. When you have hopes, dreams and bad days- they lift me up.

Thankful for my sisters daily. I talk to them everyday about anything and everything. Nothing like group therapy for free 😉

Thankful for George, he makes me realize life’s short and it’s meant to be enjoyed, thank you for that ❤

Thankful for chocolate. Thank you for coming in many different sizes, flavors and making my taste buds happy.

Thankful for for coffee. Yes I AM. Nothing beats a good cup of coffee

Thankful for learning new things which open new doors

Thankful for my body and everything it allows me to do: downward dogs + running, thank you.

Thankful for rainy days, sometimes you just need em.

Thankful for friendship.  They accept you for all that you are. Crazy or not 😉

Thankful for  this BLOG. It has helped me grow ALOT in just a short amount of time, meeting people and learning from one another, it’s pretty awesome<3

Thankful for days off, like today, to celebrate + be with everyone.

Have a wonderful day, xo
What are you grateful for?

Have a happy thanksgiving!

WIAW: Mood boosting smoothie

 Hi guys! Happy hump day/Wednesday / thanksgiving eve 🙂
I am feeling super ready for tonight + tomorrows festivities. Lot’s of goof things to look forward too. Friends, family + food!

This morning and yesterday I spent time in the kitchen to start prepping things for tomorrow. { Butternut squash salad + pb pie (attempt 2 since first pie curst broke} 😦
IMG_7711I think I’m on a sugar high right now! 🙂

This week I wanted to link up with Jenn over at peas and crayons for this mood boosting smoothie.
How many of you ever just feel like “BLAH” for no reason. {Hi! ME} Yep, this happens to be prior to that time of the month.
On Monday, before the salon, I literally layed in bed + did homework and wasn’t motivated for anything… I mean, how could I not be stoked to get to the salon and pamper myself. Insert –> mood boosting smoothie.

ingredients:
1/2 cup frozen berries
1 banana
1 c. vanilla almond milk
1 cup raw kale
2 tbsp. cocoa powder
1-2 tbsp. peanut butter
1 cup ice

Blend well, serve.

For that time of the month, or blah feeling, these ingredients are great. potassium from banana, greens for energy + cocoa/ chocolate = instant mood booster {it’s  a fact} 😀

Welp, going to go finish something’s + the girls are coming over tonight and heading out for some drinks!
Have a great thanksgiving!!!! ❤

Question:
How do you deal with those feelings?