Wednesday, December 12, 2012


I can't believe how fast this month is already going. Also, that it's 12.12.12! If you didn't know, that means its Aaron Rodgers day! Tony and I decided to celebrate tonight by going out for sushi. Okay.... Just kidding, it's just Wednesday and we usually always do sushi on Wednesdays.

My cute sushi date :)

I can't believe I haven't blogged in so long... I've been trying to keep up, but time is getting away.

This past weekend, Tony and I went to a restaurant we had never been to before. The original one we had in mind had a 45 minute wait and we were both starving. It was a Mexican place we had never been to and if you know me, I can always use s good margarita. I mean, I am my mother's daughter! Of course, I forgot to take pictures of our great food. I had a mushroom fajita and Tony had an amazing burrito. His was way better!

Saturday, we headed home and went out to eat for the Jams, Jellies, and More Volunteer Christmas Party. I always laugh at this name because no one who helps my mom and dad are volunteers, we all get paid! Oh well! I'm never one to pass up my favorite restaurant!

Again, didn't take pictures of the food because before they could put it down, it's half gone! It's an Italian restaurant. That night I had calamari, and it's grilled and not deep fried. I love it grilled way better! I then had carpaccio, not sure on the spelling, which is like rare (maybe raw) beef with an arugula salad. I'm literally drooling as I type this. I did manage to get a pretty nice picture or Tony and myself. I also got to see my three favorite kids, my nieces and nephew. Unfortunately, miles couldn't make the shot...

After about three bottles of wine and a chocolate martini for dessert, we stopped at one more place and then headed for bed.

The next day, Tony and I got up and went home to get ready for the Packer game! It was the first real snow fall in Green Bay so I figured it would be beautiful and it was! Until about the 2nd quarter where I couldn't feel my feet or body. We really enjoyed it though! Will Ferrell was there to do "Roll out the Barrel", it was pretty much awesome! We were excited about the Packer win and the hot, I couldn't wait for the burning shower when I got home.

Kept me that littlest bit warm... Hot Coco!

It was a very enjoyable weekend and we have a couple upcoming busy weekends as well. This weekend, I'm headed home to have breakfast with Santa with my niece and nephew and then baking cookies with my mom, sister, and grandma. The following weekend, Tony and I are headed to Milwaukee to get away for our three year anniversary. I can't believe it's been three years. I can definitely say they have been an amazing three years :).

I'm hoping to start posting some recipes that I have been making lately, just always seem to forget to take pictures until I'm done EATING it!!

What fun plans are on your agenda?!

Monday, December 3, 2012

still addicted.

As always... I'm still addicted to sushi. I have been going back and forth about trying sushi from Festival Foods. I've heard from many people that is great, so after our grocery shopping trip, we decided to give it a go. 

I got the Bagel Roll. It was avocado, smoked salmon, and cream cheese. Usually I'm a fan of this type of roll. Unfortunately... I cannot say this was my favorite. I definitely prefer the fresh stuff from a restaurant. If you're in a pinch it will do the job though. 

So, I'd like to think my "diet" officially starts tomorrow. Tony already told me it will only last 3 days... Thanks for the motivation bud. He told me he is using reverse psychology...  He'll be eating his words for dinner :)

Tonight I'm trying a breakfast that I have read about all over blogs and Pinterest- overnight oats. I got a recipe from Skinny Taste. I used this website a lot last year when I did SO well on my diet and was probably my thinnest since college. 

Anyways, I thought I would give this a try. I'm not adding any sweetener like the recipe calls for. If you didn't click on the link, here is the recipe. 

Overnight Oats

1/4 cup quick oats
1/2 soy, skim, or almond milk
1/4 of a banana
1/2 tbsp chia seeds
1/2 cup blueberries (I'm using raspberries because they were cheap!)
Sweetener (I'm going to use just a bit if vanilla)
Pinch of cinnamon

Put everything in a jar and let it sit in the refrigerator overnight! In the morning, it will be a quick way to get your breakfast in. 

Follow me on Instagram to see the final results!

Have you ever tried overnight oats and if you have what is the recipe you use?

Sunday, December 2, 2012

lazy sundays.

Not too exciting of a weekend. Which is okay! Tony was gone from Monday until last night for work, so last night we just went to Chili's to grab a marg! They have the best ones there. 

My sister showed me a website last year. It is called May Books. On the site they have planners, notebooks, calorie logs, and wedding planners. The best part is, they are designed by you! They have tons of different patterns and then you can personalize it. I decided to just ge a notebook this time. On Cyber Monday they had free shipping so I took advantage of that. They are a little bit pricy, so I wouldn't buy these unless I had some sort of coupon code or they were offering a deal. Here is the one I designed!

They we recently featured on Good Morning America so they ran another deal Friday! This time offering 50% off the whole website. Unfortunately, I can't show that one because that one is a Christmas gift. 

This morning I got an early start. Tony didn't sleep much this week so be slept in. I made raspberry whole wheat pancakes. I've made these before and they are always quite tasty. 

I loved my view this morning! I'm such a fan of Christmas and am ready for a real house to decorate and get a real Christmas tree. None of this fake stuff. Yuck! 

Busy week ahead and one more closer to 10 days off of work! 

Any fun Christmas or holiday tradition you do??