Fun Facts Friday {2/21}

1. I don’t know if it’s from having Monday off from work or not, but this week seemed to absolutely FLY by for me. I’m certainly not complaining! Anyone else have a quick week?

2. This week, surprisingly enough, included some pretty stellar dinners. Highlights include Sloppy Joe’s (I used this recipe at the recommendation of Chelsey) which were amazing…


Some Parmesan and Pine Nut Crusted Chicken, which I came across in our latest issue of Cooking Light magazine…


And finally, last night’s killer salad (made for me courtesy of the hubs) which included all sorts of delicious veggies and some of our leftover chicken from above.


I wish I had the time/energy/desire/ingredients to make salads like this daily.

3. Wow…#2 was quite a long fun fact.

4. There are certain days that are way harder to put Lucas to bed than others. Reason being? I’m just not ready to say goodnight to this sweet face.


Last night happened to be one of those nights. But he was in such a good mood that I risked a later bedtime just to be with him. Luckily, it worked out in my favor and I soaked up every last giggle, laugh, and smile I got. Smile

5. Earlier this week, I received a super fun package from Zevia. Have you guys ever tried their soda? So, so delicious!


I’m pretty sure I must have tried it in the past, but I really can’t remember (maybe at the Blend Retreat?). Either way, I did NOT know they made cream soda, so seeing that pretty much made my night. Talk about bringin’ it back to childhood with the cream soda!

6. If you’ve been reading for a while, then you probably already know that my husband loves The Chive. Every once in a while he’ll share a post with me that he thinks I’d find funny, and yesterday just so happened to be one of those days. He shared this post, and while the whole thing was pretty amusing, I thought you guys might enjoy a couple pics from it…


Abso-freakin-lutely. I will wear my jeans for as long as possible before washing them.

7. Every once in a while, when I think of it, I like to look back on the exact day in my archive posts. Well, hey, would ya look at that…this exact day two years ago was quite tasty lookin’…


And it also included a quick and effective “10 Minute No Excuses Workout” too, FYI.

8. This morning is one of the first times since starting back to work that I don’t have to worry about dropping Lucas off at daycare (Erika needed the day off so he’s home with Jay this morning and I’ll be home with him this afternoon – YAY for a half day!). I’m totally taking advantage of that extra time this morning for a nice Coffee Friday pit stop.

9. I’m cutting fun facts short this week…time to go spend some time with guy and our DVR. Winking smile

Happy Friday, friends! Have a great weekend! xoxo


  1. Carol T. says


    Love the picture of Lucas – what a precious little one!!! Have a great weekend!!! you are one heck of a Mom…

  2. says

    Oh my gosh I love Zevia! I was worried it would have that funny stevia after taste but it just taste like the Diet version of Pop! The Dr.Zevia flavour is my fave. I am a little mad at you for posting that cookie recipe before I’ve even had breakfast yet because now all I want is cookies 😛

  3. says

    I’m right there with you and your jeans! I am embarrassed to admit how long I will wear jeans for until I wash them! I even belt them when they get too loose before I wash them partly because I’m lazy, and partly because we live in an apartment building and NEVER have enough quarters for laundry! Have a great weekend. :-)
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  4. says

    hahaha I gotta say that pie graph is very accurate. I’m obsessed with women’s magazines, and even though it says the same thing over and over, I find myself hooked anyway.

    If I had to put that cute face to bed, I’d want a little extra time too :-)

    And finally, I remember those cookies. They looked delicious then and still do now. Maybe it’s a sign I should bake them
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  5. Amelia says

    Yes, this week FLEW by! I think it was partially due to the holiday and partially due to the fact that I had Tuesday off for a medical procedure, so I was really out of it. Yay for short weeks!
    Your dinners look fantastic. It’s been ages since I’ve had a sloppy joe. So so good!
    Never had zevia, though I don’t like stevia so I don’t think it’s for me. Have an awesome weekend with your little cutie Lucas and enjoy your half day. :)

  6. says

    I love Sloppy Joes! I went Vegetarian for 5 years and couldn’t have them. Now that I can, I don’t want to use Manwich, but also ‘from scratch’ recipes require so many ingredients…one of these days I’ll get around to it!!

    For now, I’ll just make those cookies! YUM!
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  7. says

    Hahahhaha oh mannn! Is there a camera watchin me right now??? I thought i was the only nasty one wearing jeans over and over till the smell test says otherwise….Oppp, did I just say too much? 😛
    And that salad looks amazing~and as much as I love them, I too have a hard time making them everyday.
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  8. says

    I had last Monday off too, but for some reason the week seemed to drraaggg by as slowly as possible and I was exhausted by Friday! That salad looks right up my alley–I agree that I wish I had the time and energy to prepare such a magical meal each day:-)

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