Weekly Reads and Fun Finds

I’m comin’ atcha on a Saturday…who knew?!

This is actually something I’ve been thinking about doing for a while now, but I just haven’t gotten around to it. We’ll see whether or not it will become a regular thing (I’m sure a lot of it will depend on how much spare time I have to browse the internet!), but I had fun putting it together.

What is it, you ask?

Well, I always enjoy reading other roundups of peoples’ favorite weekly reads – whether they be recipes they spied, workouts, shopping, articles, and more. So I started putting together a few different categories of things I came across this week (okay, in like, the past two days) and have ‘em all “rounded up” here!


Chocolate Chip Cookie S’mores (ßOMG they look insane)

Garlic Chicken & Kale Spaghetti – love how this looks light and springy, yet feels like classic comfort food

Cannoli Poke Cake – you’ve got to be kidding me…

Hoisin Grilled Flank Steak Noodle Bowl – totally different from something I’d typically choose, but it just looks and sounds so good!


Be Healthy & Fit

50 Healthy Lunch Ideas

Start Strength Training With This Beginner Circuit Workout

Every Little Bit Helps: The Calories You Burn When You Stand at Work

How You Know It’s Time to Lift Heavier Weights


For the Moms (and Dads!)

10 Cookbooks For Moms, by Moms

How Long You Should Wait to Have Another Baby

Favorite Blog Reads

Admittedly, I wasn’t able to get to too much blog reading this week…but here are a few that stuck in my mind! If I’m going to keep this a regular thing, I’ll do a better job of keeping track during the week. ;)

10 Things That Will Hold You Back From Being Happy via Life in Leggings

Mini Greek Yogurt Pies via The Lean Green Bean

14 Homemade Dressing Recipes to Shake Up Your Salad Game via Peas and Crayons

First Trimester Faves via The Fitnessista (a great list, and I’m just so excited for Gina being preggo with #2!)

Getting My Online Shopping On

Between the color, fabric, and overall flow, this Peachtree Dress from Anthropologie is just screaming summer. So is this one. Loooove.

I absolutely adore these sandals, but would like it if they were about $330 cheaper

Favorite Home Looks

This Linen Novalie Slipcover Left Arm Sectional is like, everything I love and more. Too bad it would never, EVER work in our house…and I’d like to try and blame it on Lucas, but it’d really be me.

There’s something about the simplicity of this master bath that I just love. If only I had a master bath. : )

Find anything good? Smile How about you guys…did you come across any good  reads this week?

Fun Facts Friday {4/17}

snack drawer

1. I restocked my snack drawer a bit at work this week and things are looking muuuuch better. Can never have too much peanut butter! 2. I’ve got plans to meet up with some of my girlfriends for brunch on Saturday and I’m super pumped about it. One, because it’s been forever since we’ve gotten…

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Why I Love Rest Days

cookie dough iced coffee

Yesterday was a rest day on the workout front and there are two main reasons I love rest days: 1) I get at least 45-60 minutes extra sleep in the morning, and 2) I get to skip a day washing my hair. Even if that means that it usually still winds up looking a little…

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All Gain, No Pain

Champion Spring 2015 line

Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Champion via Mode Media for a portion of this post.  The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Champion. I know I already raved about this weekend’s weather to you all yesterday, but the great weather continues and, I…

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Sentence Per Picture Weekend


It’s amazing what a little nice weather will do for the soul. That, combined with some good fun with friends and delicious food, makes for one heck of a weekend. As I’m sitting down to type this on Sunday evening…and this is probably one of the first times I’ve really sat all day…I’m feeling pretty…

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Weekly Meal Plan {4/12}

Italian Pizza Bake + green beans and carrots

Happy Sunday to you all! You know what today is…meal planning day! Everyone ready to figure out their own menus for the week? We’ve got ours set, but in case you’re in need of some ideas, here’s a look at what we had this past week. Sunday: Easter dinner Monday: Italian Pizza Bake + green…

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Fun Facts Friday {4/10}


1. I loved reading some of the things that you guys are also horrible at earlier this week. I realized after the fact that I most definitely should have added painting to that list. I really just have no patience for it, and I winding up rushing through each wall, thinking that it’s fully covered…only…

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A Grey and Tan Obsession

ARTICLE + GALLERY: How to Go Gray When Your Entire House Is Beige - Pt. 2

I’ve been on a bit of a Pinterest kick lately. Specifically, home décor stuff. All sorts of it. One thing I’ve realized lately is that I’m totally in love with a grey color scheme. I’m sure this is probably because my house is basically tan everywhere you turn and I’m just over it and like…

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