Monday, December 29, 2014

weekly photo dump ~ december {week four}

From left to right:
1. Bella trying out my new pillows for the family room sofa.  She approves!
2.  My vacuum bit the dust on Friday, so Mike got me a new one.  I am probably the only girl who gets excited for a new vacuum cleaner!!  I use them so much they only last me about a year.  Can you say OCD?
3.  My mom got me these slippers for Christmas, and they work AWESOME!  My feet stay toasty warm (my hands and feet are always cold, so if anyone has recommendations for warm gloves, I would love suggestions!!).
4.  I bought my 2015 planner, and this is just as exciting for me as (see #2).  I know, weird!
5.  My mom sent me hand and foot warmers a while back, and I decided to use them when Mike and I went out for dinner on Saturday night (see #6).  They worked great!
6.  Mike and I went out for dinner at Fuddrucker's on Saturday night (this is his dinner pictured, since I had already dug into mine, LOL!).
7.  I bought a new cookbook called "Against All Grain", I am trying to eliminate gluten from my diet, I made the Zucchini Bread on Sunday and it was YUMMY!  Mike even agreed.
8.  New creamer flavor (this is the one item that I allow myself that is not clean eating).
9.  It has gotten cold in North Dakota. brrr!

Enjoy Today!

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Merry Pit-Mas from Sophie & Bella

Wishing you a Very Merry Christmas 
and a Fabulous New Year!

Monday, December 22, 2014

weekly iphone photo dump ~ december week {three}

From left to right:
1.  Mike and I bought booties for the pups.  We tried them out on Bella (it was hilarious), I am hoping she gets used to them, especially since it hasn't even got cold here yet.
2.  My new favorite breakfast is overnight oatmeal.  It is super easy.  1/2 cup oatmeal (I use the old fashion oats), and 1/2 cup milk (I use coconut milk).  Put in a jar and refrigerate overnight, then I just put it in the microwave for about 45 seconds in the morning and add raisins and walnuts.
3.  I am so happy that I can find the items, I used to find in the grocery store in AZ, on Amazon (with free shipping~thank you Amazon Prime!!).  My Way Better chips arrived this week!
4.  Sophie was guarding her antler under her chin.  She always hides her stuff from Bella.
5.  I was up bright and early on Saturday morning.  Hello Coffee!
6.  All the trees/grass were covered in ice on Saturday, it was really pretty.  I guess that the humidity freezes to the grass and trees.  
7.  Here is one of the oil wells that is located right near out townhouse.  Mike explained the entire process to me, which was pretty interesting.
8.  Mike and I went out for breakfast on Saturday morning.  We were going to try to find another breakfast place to try, but after searching my Urbanspoon App, it looks like Grandma Sharon's is the only place that serves breakfast in Willistion (well, other than McDonald's).  I had GIANT pancakes, that were actually pretty yummy!!
9.  I had a visitor this week.  Flat Stanley, came to Willistion for a visit, I am wondering where he will travel next?

Enjoy Today!

Monday, December 15, 2014

weekly iphone photo dump ~ december week {two}

From left to right:
1.  The Walmart greeter is so nice, he gives out Twix bars.
2.  North Dakota was actually warmer than CT, but still colder than AZ.
3.  I am addicted to lip balm!!  I had to try this new flavor, and I liked the pink striped package!
4.  This is what main street in Williston looks like, it kinda reminds me of where I grew up.
5.  Mike and I went to a Japanese steak house for lunch on Saturday, it was really YUMMY!!  We had so much food, so we enjoyed it again for lunch on Sunday.
6.  This happens a few times a week.  Hot chocolate and TV.
7.  Mike bought me some new boots to take the dogs out.  They are not the most fashionable (and cost a small fortune), but they are AMAZINGLY warm and have great grip on the ice.  He always takes care of me. 
8.  Made a big batch of stuffed pepper soup for the week.  Recipe is HERE.
9.  This girl is two today.  Happy Birthday Sophie!!

Enjoy Today!

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

weekly iphone photo dump ~ december week {one}

From left to right:
1.  My Mom sent me a care package (thanks Mom!!), my tootsies are staying nice and warm with my new wool socks.
2.  I made a big batch of THIS soup (thanks Ashley for the recipe!!).  Let me know if you try it, it makes a lot and is so YUMMY!
3.  Mike and I went out for breakfast on Saturday morning at Sharon's Restaurant.  There are no big chain restaurants in Williston, I like the idea that we are supporting local business.
4.  It was 30 degrees on Saturday (which didn't feel too cold to me, I must be getting used to the cold), so we took the pups on a very short walk. 
5.  I also found a grocery store that I really like (hooray!!).  It is clean and organized and also has an organic section.  Bonus: I don't have to fight the crowds at Walmart!!
6.  Another goodie from my care package (see #1).  This is my FAVORITE!
7.  I made energy bites for a snack.  Recipe is HERE.  They are pretty healthy and taste like cookie dough!!  YUM!
8.  Another doggie ball bites the dust!  Crazy pups!
9.  I got a new jacket to brave the FREEZING temps.  I am thankful that Ashley helps me to stay stylish :)

Enjoy Today!

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

weekly iphone photo dump - November week {four}

From left to right:
1.  Just my morning coffee, I love my colorful Fiestware, it is so cheery in the morning.
2.  This is what it looks like on Sunday morning at Walmart in Williston, ND.  Lots of Carhartt and a line to get in.  I am still adjusting to my lack of shopping options.
3.  I was excited that I found this New England brown bread at (where else?) Walmart.  Unfortunately it was a FAIL.  Mike did not like it, and since I don't eat bread, it ended up in the garbage.
4.  Thanksgiving day...we got snow...They do not plow and sand the roads like they do in Connecticut!!!  I was having a little anxiety on our way to our friends house for dinner.
5.  Just Bella helping me do some online shopping (see #2).
6.  (See #5) I was shopping for some doggie sweaters and booties, since Bella has been shivering in the cold.  Poor baby!!
7.  This was the temperature on Sunday morning.  And it isn't even the coldest months yet, what???
8.  This is Sophie does when it is too cold outside (see #7), she takes a little nap, inside, where it is warm!!
9.  Ashley told me about this creamer, and I was delighted to find it at my Walmart!!  It is really yummy!! Not too pepper-minty and a hint of sweetness from the white chocolate. 

Enjoy Today!