How was your “short” week? Short weeks always make me feel a little chaotic and frantic. Everything sneaks up on me, not in a good way, but they are also fun because the weekend is here before you know it!
Does anyone have ideas for keeping a toddler entertained during swim lessons? KK is ISR trained, so putting him in regular classes would screw up his training and render that time, money, and skill useless. (KJ can go in because he is old enough to understand how to build on his skills, not replace them.) Plus, it is expensive. I’m glad I don’t have two kids at one time. But KK will not watch TV for longer than five minutes, and there are only so many snacks I can give him at 430 in the afternoon. Right now, this is us. Taking goggles on and off for entertainment. Ideas welcome! (I’ve also tried busy books and regular books and bringing in random toys. He throws them. Send help.)
Over the last week, I’ve been piecing together a few more areas in my home. I am by no means the master decorator, as you’ll see, but I thought I’d share a few things that are coming together! This is definitely more house than we had previously, so I’m decorating it little by little. It’s really fun. We were maxed out on space in our old house, there was only one space to have any decorations, and that was it. Now, I’m really having fun slowly picking out things.
I’ll show you, but first.
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I’ve posted some new recipes you MUST try! Don’t forget to stop by and leave a comment if you try them! Or even better, a “five-star rating” if you love it. That helps my recipes do better in search, so more people find them, and I can keep doing what I love 🙂
- Air Fryer Chicken Breast (No Breading, Brining, or Marinating required!)
- Banana Oatmeal Muffins
- Greek Chicken Burgers
- Homemade Tzatziki Sauce
- Healthy Waffles
I finished my laundry room shelf area! It’s nothing fancy, but I’m particularly proud because I picked up that mason jar dispenser at goodwill when I was looking for blog props. I got it for $4. On Amazon, it’s $26. It leaks a little right after you dispense the soap, but after that stops leaking. Overall I’m happy with it!
My friend asked what the linen basket was to the left. I have two narrow linen hampers where the clothes hanging section is. I don’t use the bar for hanging clothes because the laundry room is downstairs, so it’s inconvenient to hang clothes there. But, I need a place to stash dirty clothes that come off the kids downstairs. So that’s what goes there, along with used kitchen towels, etc.
I spotted this console table at Hobby Lobby last weekend. It was 30% off, so it was less than 150 dollars. I wouldn’t set anything too heavy on top of it or expect it to last for decades, but it’s cute for now! (I learned my lesson buying expensive furniture with kids. KJ literally put teeth marks on my Crate and Barrel table. So ya. )
Here is how it looks so far in our house. I have a mirror I’m going to add above it, and of course, I’m dragging out the fall decorations soon. I have four boxes! haha
I hung these cute little produce paintings my Aunt drew and gave me for Christmas last year over the printer table. I think it needs a shelf with a few more decorations between the paintings and the table. Thoughts?
Air Fryer Frozen Brussel Sprouts Costco
I tried these for the first time from Costco! They come in four individual packs with directions for roasting and air frying. I tried the air fryer, and I was pretty impressed! I was the only one that liked them (I’m the only one that likes Brussel Sprouts), but I thought they were delicious and so easy to make!
KJs school opened up Lunch Bunch, an opportunity for the half-day kids to stay through lunch with the full-day kids. This means he stays an extra hour and a half or so. He had been asking to “bring his lunch to school,” so I figured we try it. (We had bought a lunch box because his old school had the kids bringing their lunch as part of the program when we switched schools, he didn’t need it, but I had already written his name all over it so that I couldn’t return it. )
I had him help me pack his lunch. The teacher said he was a little sad when some of the kids left at the usual time and realized he wasn’t leaving. But then, he enjoyed his second recess, storytime, and was excited to eat his lunch. But, the kid does not like PB and J (I knew this when I packed it, I overserved it to him as a toddler), so I’ve got to do some research on cold non-PB and J lunch ideas because there are a few dates in the future where him staying till 1 pm would be more convenient, and he seemed to like it so that would work out.
Workouts felt good this week! I did my first run since I started having plantar facitis pain, unfortunately a couple days later I started getting pain on the other side. So, probably no running for a while, but other than that working on building my weights.
Friday (9/2) – Off
Saturday (9/3) – 2-Mile Run
- Front Squat #40 x 12
- Deadlift Bent Over Row #40 x 12
- Wide to Narrow x 12 (#20)
- Mountain Climber x 60
- DB Russian Twist
- Toe Tap Planks x 12 each
- Commandos x 20
Monday (9/5) – Upper
- Chest Press 8 x #60
- Plank Row 8 each x #20
- Bicep Curl 4 rounds 5 x #50
- Tricep Dip x 15
- Overhead Press #40 x 7
- Lateral and front raise x 12 (#24)
- DB Tricep Kickback #30 x 12
- Bent Over R. Fly #16 x 12
Tuesday (9/6) – OFF
Wednesday (9/7) – OFF
Thursday (9/8) – Lower
- DB Forward Lunge #30 x 24
- Suitcase Deadlift Raised Heels x12 (#30)
- DB Deadlift x 15 (#40)
- Lateral Lunges x 12 (#24) Each
- Fire Hydrant x 15 Each