A Day In Our Lives + Wild Zora Giveaway

A Day In Our Lives + Wild Zora Giveaway

Oh hey there!  How’s life treating you all these days?  Yes, we’re still alive, and still busy as ever!  Which means blogging has still been pretty non existent.  Still, I’m okay with that for the time being.  Family comes first!

I figured since we haven’t chatted in awhile, I’d pop in and share what a day in my life looks like lately.  Of course it’s always changing as things just do when you have kids but just for fun here’s a peak at our Tuesday 🙂

4:50 – Tuesday’s start early for me as I teach the 6:00am class at Burn-IT.  It just so happened that my little muffin woke up at 4:49 and wanted to eat so perfect timing!  We aren’t on a firm schedule as far as eating/sleeping goes.  Most nights he wakes 1-2 times to eat.  Sometimes like this past Monday he wakes more frequently and wants to eat all the time…  I blame the full moon for that night 🙁  Anyway, I feed him, then get some coffee, check in with my challenge groups and head out the door for class.

6:00 – Workout and coach a 45 minute HIIT class.  We did 15 minutes of treadmill intervals, 1 min at a jog, 1 minute at a push pace, 45 seconds at an all out sprint.  Then did a floor circuit which left us drenched in sweat!


7:00 – Get home and quickly shower while The Hubby finishes up breakfast with The Love Nugget.  Blend up a pumpkin pie green smoothie for me (and some for The Love Nugget) then get the Muffin Man up and get us all dressed.


7:45 – out the door to take The Love Nugget to school.  Drop off is 7:50 which is WAY too early in my opinion…

8:00 – Back home to nurse my little guy real fast before heading out to run some errands.

8:50 – Meet a friend for coffee and some shopping 🙂


BTW I’m not normally a huge Starbucks fan but when those red cups roll out along with my favorite peppermint latte’s I can’t help myself.  My treat drink is usually a almond milk latte with one pump of peppermint.  Yum!

11:15 – Pick up The Love Nugget from school, chat with some other moms and his teacher then homeward bound.

11:30 – Nurse the little muffin then help The Love Nugget get his lunch while heating up mine.


PB and J, carrots, mandarin for him, baked cod, rice and vegetables for me 🙂  Prepped ahead makes for a fast lunch!
12:30 – Put the baby to sleep then search for plane tickets while The Love Nugget plays outside.

1:15 – Finally book our tickets to Cabo in February then call the Love Nugget in to take a rest.  We read a story together then he reads some books on his own.

1:30 – While he rests, I clean up, put away laundry and get some work done.

2:00 – Love Nugget wakes up and we color then he plays outside while I get some stuff done on the computer.

2:45 – My little muffin wakes up and I feed him then we head out to run a few errands.


We eat a quick snack on the way home of mandarins and Wild Zora Jerky.


Speaking of that snack, we’ve been obsessed with both mandarins since it’s their peak season right now, and Wild Zora bars.  I’ve mentioned before how much we enjoy these grass fed meat and veggie bars on my Instagram but wanted to share here with you all.  Wild Zora  was created by a health conscious woman named Zora who wanted a healthy snack to feed her family.  One that was free of grains or gluten or soy or added sugar or MSG or Nitrates.  This was hard to find so she decided to create one herself.  There was born Wild Zora bars!  A delicious combination of grass-fed meats and veggies.


Flavors include;

Parmesan Beef Bars with Kale, Tomato 

Chili Beef Bars with Kale, Apricot, Cayenne Pepper

BBQ Beef Bars with Kale, Tomato, Red Bell Pepper

Curry Masala Turkey Bars with Spinach, Dates, Cardamom
Mediterranean Lamb Bars with Spinach & Turmeric
A delicious snack I can happily feed my family and myself 🙂
4:15 ish – Get home and feed the little muffin again then get help The Love Nugget build with his fort boards.
He was really focused on making a letter L.
5:00 – Get dinner together, tonight is soup with broccoli, chicken, carrots and butternut squash.

6:00 – After cleaning up, it’s time for bath time!


Then he eats again while The Love Nugget watches his show.  Little man falls asleep when he’s done.  It’s a little early for him to go to bed but oh well.


He doesn’t take a pacifier and isn’t a thumb sucker but enjoys those two fingers…

7:00 – The hubby gets home from work and takes The Love Nugget upstairs to read stories and get ready for bed.  So I watch a little Gilmore Girls on Netflix and relax on the couch.  Everyone kept telling me to watch it and now that I have I can’t stop!

7:30 – Hubby comes downstairs so we hang out and watch some DVR’d This Is Us.  Love that show!

8:30 – I head to bed since I know I’ll be waking up to feed my little muffin in a few hours… He usually wakes around 1:00 and 4:30.  Someday we’ll sleep train…

Now for something fun!  As mentioned above, I’m giving away some of our favorite healthy snack lately.  Wild Zora Bars!  Follow the instructions below and enter to win!

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Swanson’s Vitamin Giveaway

Swanson’s Vitamin Giveaway

Hi friends!

Hope you’re all having a great week.  Ours started out normal but unfortunately The Love Nugget came down with the stomach flu Tuesday evening.  Never a fun thing for kids or parents but I will admit as he gets older it’s much easier when he does get sick.  At least he can sense when he’s going to lose it and most the time can make it to the bathroom…  Silver linings right?

Luckily he had a day off of school yesterday already and Wednesday I had a pretty clear schedule.   We spent most the day in our pajamas, lounging on the couch watching movies and playing ABC Mouse online.  Despite a few trips to the bathroom, he was in great spirits, had no fever and didn’t seem that sick so hoping it’s gone by today…

On another note, have you guys heard of Swanson Vitamins?  I had heard of them before and honestly thought they were just what they were called.  A vitamin shop.  Boy was I wrong!

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Merrithew Fitness Giveaway!!!

Merrithew Fitness Giveaway!!!

Hi friends!

Hope you all had a great Monday!  Ours was filled with the usual Monday fun lately.  Since we’ve had a few busy weekends, Monday’s have been my day to catch up on errands and get the house organized for the week.  Yesterday was grocery shopping and laundry.  Which I still feel like I’m finishing up from our camping trip a few weeks ago!

We also found some down time for crafts and play.

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Shop locally at Bayabelle Boutique

Shop locally at Bayabelle Boutique

When we decided to move to Lincoln I was a little worried about a few things.

1. I would be a little further away from friends and family.

2. We’d be further from my favorite grocery store, Whole Foods.

3. We’d be further from the mall.  In other words, clothes shopping.

We soon discovered we weren’t all that far from friends or family.  That Whole Foods wasn’t really that far away and we are in the area so much that it’s easy to stop in whenever I need to.  Finally I discovered there’s an awesome boutique that’s better than most stores in the mall called Bayabelle Boutique.

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Fivesse Gym Bag Giveaway!

Fivesse Gym Bag Giveaway!

Happy Easter!

I hope you are all enjoying a wonderful day filled with love, laughter and celebrations!  We are spending the morning at home with just our little family watching The Love Nugget hunt eggs, open his Easter basket and relaxing.  Then we’re heading over to enjoy another Easter egg hunt and brunch with friends.  This is actually the first Easter in years we haven’t traveled anywhere and I have to admit it’s pretty nice!

In case you’ve missed it, I’ve been celebrating my Bloggiversary all week-long with all sorts of fun giveaways.  You still have time to enter here, here, here, here and here!

I mentioned the other day I had one more giveaway for you and this is one you definitely don’t want to miss!

I’ve had the pleasure of working with Fivesse, a bag company that makes functional and fashionable bags for women.

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Friday Favorites + Giveaway #5!

Friday Favorites + Giveaway #5!

Happy Friday!

I keep forgetting that Easter is this weekend!  I don’t think we are doing too much.  Hopefully a fun family day tomorrow with a few Easter events then possibly church, more Easter egg hunts and some barbecue action.  Low key and relaxing 🙂

Favorite Treat – Paleo Carrot Cake from Slim Palate.  Seriously this looks amazing!

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What I Ate Wednesday + Giveaway #3!

What I Ate Wednesday + Giveaway #3!

Happy Wednesday folks!

We’ve been enjoying another week of gorgeous weather here (sorry East Coaster’s) so have been spending as much time as possible outdoors.  Daily walks, park play, picnic lunches and evening walks.  Definitely been getting in a good amount of Vitamin D!

Anyway, most of you are probably here to check out what we ate yesterday since it’s Wednesday and all.  AND because I don’t want to disappoint, here’s another round of What I Ate Wednesday!  Don’t worry, that giveaway will be somewhere in here I promise 🙂


Reader Survey Results and Bloggiversary #2!

Reader Survey Results and Bloggiversary #2!

Okay I 100% meant to share the survey results with you last week but completely spaced.  I blame mom brain 😉

I can’t tell you how much I appreciate all of you who took the time to participate in my survey.  It helps so much to get some feedback on this little blog thing I’ve got going on here.

So, let’s take a look at the results shall we…

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Happy Blogging Anniversary to me + Fun Giveaways for you :-)

Happy Blogging Anniversary to me + Fun Giveaways for you :-)

Hi guys!

What better way to start off the week than with a celebration!?!  It’s my 3 year blogging anniversary!  Woo hoo!  okay well it was actually more towards the middle of the month but things were busy and technically it’s still March right?  Besides, who’s counting the days at this point.  Three years!  It definitely doesn’t feel like it’s been three years.  You can see I’ve grown just a little as blogger when you look back at some of those first few posts.  Like this one,  or this one…

Even still I know there is always room for improvement and growth.  I mentioned briefly that I had thought about possibly taking a step back and either not blogging anymore at all or blogging less.  However, after hearing from a few of you personally as well as in my reader survey, I’ve decided to continue 🙂  I love connecting with so many of you through blogging and enjoy sharing my life with you all.  While it was definitely an adjustment at first I truly believe it’s helped me get through some very difficult times in my life.  When I opened up about my miscarriage it helped immensely to hear others relate.  When I changed my diet to Paleo so many of you shared experiences, recipes, etc. that made the transition even easier.  And the amount of love and support I’ve received from you all during our fertility struggles has been a large part of what keeps me going.

So basically I just want to say,

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Be a COVERGIRL with Rent the Runway for New Years Eve!

Be a COVERGIRL with Rent the Runway for New Years Eve!

I’ve never been a huge lipstick person.

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