It’s Things I’m Loving Friday over here, so let’s dive into chatting about what we’re all loving most this week! Below you will find a short list of the things that are making me smile this week and, as always, I’d love to hear all about what you’re loving in the comments section of this post. Have a great weekend!
Things I’m Loving Friday
My absolute favorite thing this week is Burn Bootcamp… and their childcare! On Monday, I took Chase with me for his first experience at Burn Bootcamp’s childcare. You guys, I was so nervous (it was my first time leaving him with anyone other than Ryan and my mom), but I spoke with the two women who would be watching him and a bunch of other BBC moms and knew I just had to rip off the band aid and do it. Chase did amazing and I when I went to pick him up, he was asleep in Miss Lindsay’s arms. It was such a relief (even though I was literally right outside the door and away for only 45 minutes) and we returned two more times this week!
Aside from their awesome childcare, BBC delivers some kick-butt workouts! (The above picture was Thursday’s workout.) I absolutely love the circuit-style format and the trainers push you in the best possible way. I’ve only been going for a little more than a week, and I feel a serious BBC obsession beginning…
I mentioned this cookbook briefly in Monday’s blog post, but after making two more of Juli’s recipes for dinner this week, it deserves a spot on today’s Things I’m Loving Friday list, too! Though I don’t personally follow a Paleo diet, I appreciate how clean (and often veggie-packed) Paleo recipes are and Juli’s Paleo creations are some of the most delicious I’ve come across both on her blog and in her cookbook. If you enjoy Paleo meals, I highly recommend checking out her cookbook for some tasty new recipes!
- Mommin’ Ain’t Easy Tee
A few bright-eyed readers asked me about the t-shirt I was wearing in Monday’s blog post. It says “Mommin’ Ain’t Easy” and I am kind of in love with it. I’ve been wearing it an inordinate number of times since I bought it from Zulily a few weeks ago. It’s not currently available on the site, but a bunch of the sales featured on Zulily cycle through quite often, so definitely keep an eye out and if I notice it pop up again, I’ll be sure to let you know!
- Pumpkin Spice Coffee
Oh c’mon, you knew this was bound to pop up on the blog eventually! My flavored coffee-loving heart is so happy to see pumpkin spice coffee back on the shelves! Naturally every cup of coffee I’ve enjoyed this week has been a warm mug of pumpkin spice coffee. Since the dreary weather decided to stick around in Charlotte this week, my morning cup of coffee made things feel extra cozy in our house!
For the past month or so, I’ve been making a big batch of Tina’s breakfast potatoes on Sunday and using them throughout the week in my breakfasts and lunches. They really are SO good (and easy!) and the Montreal Steak Seasoning adds the best kick of flavor. Sometimes the most basic recipes are the best!
- Pre-Made Chopped Salads
These pre-made chopped salads were my lunchtime savior this week. Since Chase’s naps weren’t long on Wednesday or Thursday, I didn’t have much time to throw together my lunch and turned to these pre-made chopped salads that I picked up at Publix on Sunday. I topped them with two fried eggs and added whatever extras we had on hand to amp them up a bit (leftover roasted sweet potatoes, dried cranberries, pecans, etc.). A tasty lunch was ready to eat in less than 5 minutes!
- Friday Flashbacks
Ginger Curry Roasted Cauliflower (An easy dinnertime side dish that always steals the show!)
50 Rep Workout (This is a total body workout that will keep you guessing!)
- SICK Bags Giveaway Winner
Congratulations to Erika A., the winner of the SICK Bags giveaway! Erika was emailed first thing this morning. Thanks so much to all who entered!
Question of the Day
- What is one thing you are loving this week?