We will never, ever forget.
Hello my friends! I missed you guys yesterday! I didn’t have a chance to blog ahead of time on Wednesday like I had hoped thanks to Chase’s pediatric visit and a baby who laughed in the face of a long naptime, but we’re back in action today. The weekend is upon us and I am ready for some fun. Both of my parents will be here with us and I can’t wait for my dad to see how much Chase has grown since he first met his grandson when he was four days old.
Since today is Friday, let’s keep things consistent and chat about what we’re loving most this week in your usual Things I’m Loving Friday post! Below you will find a short list of things that are making me smile this week. As always, feel free to chime in as well!
Things I’m Loving Friday
- Sadie Kisses
I’m embracing Sadie’s kisses even more than usual this week. During Sadie’s routine vet appointment, I asked her veterinarian to check out two little bumps on the left side of her body. One bump has been there for a little while but it was a tricky one. It would come and go and at first Ryan and I thought it was a reaction to a mosquito bite, but then it always appeared in the same place which raised concern, especially since Sadie has a history of fibrosarcoma. The vet checked it out and said it’s a mast cell tumor. We are having it removed on Monday, along with another bump. Sadie is getting extra love and attention around here in preparation for her surgery! We are hopeful the mast cell tumor is low grade and able to be removed completely through surgery. We love our little lady!
- My First Postpartum Pure Barre Class
Hooray for a return to Pure Barre! I put my membership on hold when my sacroiliac pain became so intense in the final weeks of my pregnancy, so I was a little terrified to return to the barre after a few months away. My first postpartum class was hard but amazing. I think it was also the first hour I’ve had all to myself since Chase was born and I came home feeling rejuvenated and ready to snuggle with my little man again. I know Pure Barre workouts will be hard to fit into my life right now so I’m treasuring any chance I get to take a class and feel the burn. My thighs were ON FIRE.
- Coconut Milk
I cannot get enough coconut milk lately! I’ve been using it in my smoothies and coffee and love using my hand mixer to turn it into coconut whipped cream to serve with strawberries and cacao nibs. It’s so darn delicious!
- “Perfect” by Doria Roberts
I was absolutely obsessed with this song back in college. When we were on the boat last Sunday, I popped in an old CD I burned years ago, not knowing what songs would pop up.. When this gem started playing, I couldn’t help but sing along! It’s girly music at its finest.
- Around The Web
Greatest Dad Wins (I told Ryan to always be readyyyy!)
Make It At Home: Healthy Pumpkin Spice Latte (Pumpkin season is upon us! HOORAY!)
64 Snacks to Satisfy Hunger, All Under 150 Calories (The chocolate-covered banana almond butter bites look amazing and so easy!)
- Friday Flashbacks
Coconut Butter Salmon (This Paleo-friendly recipe became a favorite of ours after we learned how to make it during a cooking class back in January! This post also includes a delicious recipe for Paleo sweet potato noodles!)
55-Minute Treadmill Workout (This workout covers 4.4 miles and incorporates lots of incline walking. It’s sure to get your heart rate up!)
Question of the Day
- What is one thing you are loving lately?