This and That



1.Β Last week we went to Monterey, California. Caleb loves parks and we found a really fun park, The Dennis the Menace Park. There were lots of slides and Caleb went up and down every single one. He’s an animal! Caleb also got to play with his cousin. We went to the beach, the Monterey Bay Aquarium, and played lots of hide and seek.


2. Caleb loved the seals. He kept yelling SEAL, SEAL! He even tried to chase one down.

3. How Animals Eat Their Food.

5. Maria is obsessed with high school TV dramas. Friday Night Lights, One Tree Hill, Dawson’s Creek-I don’t get it. She picked out a new show for us to watch, Freaks and Geeks. I thought it was going to be another lame high school show, but it’s actually funny.



1. I am not eating sugar this week, only fruit, and so far so good. I stocked our fridge full of veggies and we have been making lots of veggie loaded meals. It’s been easier than I thought. I just hope my cookies aren’t mad at me. I feel like I’ve abandoned my best friends. I will be back to cookie baking and sampling next week:) And I still posted a killer cookie recipe for all of you this week. We don’t all need to be deprived!

2. I really haven’t had sugar withdrawals this week, but I did have big time Instagram withdrawals. My Instagram account was down for almost two full days and I was completely lost! I guess I am kind of addicted.

3. Making Springtime Crockpot Minestrone for dinner. Thanks Jess!

4. Currently reading and loving Marina’s new cookbook The Yummy Mummy Kitchen. It’s a gorgeous book and the recipes are simple and healthy. I’ve bookmarked a ton! Check it out!


5. It snowed this week. Our tulips are very sad and so am I. πŸ™

6. Nutella Crunch French Toast-a reason to get out of bed in the morning!

7. Love this post about Nutrition in Produce. The posters are super cool too!


8. Yesterday, I was bored out of my mind on the elliptical so I turned on Clueless. It took me back to my Junior High days. I was a total Cher wannabe! Nice stems:) Oh, good times!

9. I am in love with this nursery. So cute! {UPDATE-this is not an announcement. We’ve gotten a few questions:) I just love the nursery! Caleb loves elephants and I wish it was HIS nursery:)}

10. I am speaking at SNAP conference next week. Are you going?

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