Favourite picture from the week:

Olivia relaxing on the couch with a bottle of milk! I swear she looks so grown up in this photo! 

The high of my week was going to another fun date night at the local brewery for board games night! This time my brother tagged along as well and it was super duper fun. My brother is getting ready to set off on a huge adventure next week, he is flying down to Georgia and hiking the Appalachian Trail (read along on his blog here) so it was fun to hang out with him before he leaves.

The low of my week was yesterday when we got another snow storm. March is coming in like a lion, it dang well better go out like a lamb! I am so so so SO done with winter.

For my workouts, I completed the following workouts:

The best money I spent was on getting our house cleaned! We had an interesting experience with said house cleaner as she ate one of our bananas without asking and this was the first time she had ever cleaned our house or we had ever met her… BUT she did a decent job cleaning and it felt so so so good to have the whole house clean for the first time in months. I can only squeeze in bits and pieces of cleaning when Olivia naps and I’d much rather use her nap times to do things like workout or write blog posts! Definitely planning to continue having a cleaner in every 4 – 6 weeks.

What I’m listening to (and loving): Stranglers, about the Boston stranglings that happened 50 years ago. I kind of burned myself out on mom podcasts (though I’m still listening to them a lot too) so it’s been fun to listen to a true crime podcast again.

What I’m watching: check out this post for all the shows I’ve recently watched. I JUST finished up The Marvelous Mrs. Maizel and plan to start Shameless next.

What I’m reading: Kitchens of the Great Midwest. I got it for sale on Kindle the other day and just started reading it. It’s really good so far but I’m very early into it!

What was the best money you spent last week and what are you reading right now? 



Happy Friday! I’m going to attempt to make it to 6:15am yoga this morning. Friday morning yoga used to be my very favourite class, we will see if I’m able to make it or not… I am typing this post up at 8:52pm on Thursday night and then planning to go to sleep!

Also, I’ve decided to rejig the TGIF post I always share on my blog so it more accurately reflects my current stage in life. I took out the ‘plans for this weekend’ section since weekends are so irrelevant to us these days and I changed my favourite podcast episode to rapid fire: what I’m reading, what I’m watching, what I’m listening to and my favourite picture from the week.

Favourite picture from the week:

I just love this picture of our little girl, she is so bright eyed 🙂 

The high of my week was Eric being off work. Even though I have an insane amount of extra help via family it’s always nice to have an extra set of hands actually in the house with me 24/7. Eric also managed some of the night wake ups this week which was ah-ma-zing!

The low of my week was the lack of routine is really weighing me down. I know it is typical for an 11 week old baby and I am trying really hard to go with the flow, but I would love to be on a more regular schedule/routine for eating and naps. We are getting there, slowly but surely.

For my workouts, I completed two fitness blender workouts and two walks at the track.

The best money I spent was on date night! We had our first official date night on Tuesday. We went for dinner and then went to check out the new brewery in town, which unbeknownst to us was having a games night so we had some beer and played a board game. It was super fun. Huge thanks to my mom for babysitting.

What I’m listening to (and loving): The Longest Shortest Time. I really like the new host!

What I’m watching: This is Us. I finished Scandal yesterday and now I’m watching the last 4 episodes of This is Us Season 1 before starting on Season 2.

What I’m reading: Be Frank with Me. It’s been on my kindle forever. So far I’m enjoying it!

What was the best money you spent this past week? What are you reading? 



The high of my week was starting to exercise again! I was 6 weeks postpartum last Friday and even though I don’t have my official doctor check-up until January 24 (almost 9 weeks postpartum) I’m feeling good so have added in some exercise again. I’m following the Fitness Blender Burn program and it’s felt so good to get my sweat on again. I am taking it very easy and really paying close attention to how I feel and sticking to low impact.

The low of my week was dealing with my little sleep fighter. Little miss Olivia is going through Leap #2 and a few days ago started fighting sleep like crazy. It has been taking 1.5 – 2 hours to get her to sleep at night and also for her daytime naps. Thank god she still sleeps quite well and for about a 4 hour stretch once she does go to sleep.

The low of my week was also the FRIGID temperatures we are having. It felt like -50 F yesterday with the windchill!! Insane.

A podcast episode I loved was The Lazy Genius Loses Weight. Such a great message for this time of year when so many people are setting weight loss goals. I am really focusing on NOT thinking about weight loss postpartum and rather focusing on feeling good and eating foods and moving my body in ways that make me feel good – who cares about some number on the scale!

For my workouts, I completed Fitness Blender workouts on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. I went to mom & baby yoga on Wednesday and I walked Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. Plan is for another Fitness Blender workout today!

The best money I spent was on purchasing the Core + Floor Restore program after reading about it on Fannetastic Food. It’s been so fun to follow Anne’s blog since her daughter Riese was born the same day as Olivia!

My plans this weekend include our baby shower! Tomorrow my aunt is hosting a baby shower for Olivia and I’m looking forward to showing her off to a bunch of extended family 🙂 Other then that, not much. Since Eric works for 14 days straight and then has 7 days off and I’m on maternity leave weekends really don’t mean much to me right now. It’s just another 2 days. However, Eric will be on days off starting next week and that we can’t wait for. Just watch Olivia start to sleep perfectly again 😉

What was the best money you spent this week? What was the high of your week? What is the weather like where you are?