Did anyone see the marvelous blood moon last night? Obviously was way better looking then my picture. This week was another busy one.
Whole Food’s marvelous sandwiches anyone?I am starting work soon at a new place that’s opening up. This company that is geared towards fitness and education of moms and new moms, plus their babies up until the age 6! Details on that to come for sure.
This week I also had a coffee date with my friend. I had a marvelous snickerdoodle latte with a side of apple cider donuts. So good. :-DStill on a marvelous oatmeal cookie kick.
Must be the fall weather, maybe?
I’m linking up with Katie for Marvelous in my Monday. Hope everyone has a wonderful week. :-DQuestion: What’s YOUR favorite thing about Fall?
I’d have to say apples, pumpkin and scarves!
I have to be honest, past few days I have been feeling like crapola.
At least this little babe keeps me smiling. I’ve been nauseous, having massive migraines, very tired… I haven’t been sleeping the best either for obvious reasons.
Apparently there is such a thing as postpartum nauseau which can results from several things including dehydration, low iron, poor sleep and so forth.
Those three have just been horrible for me. I haven’t been taking my iron (and I’m slightly anemic) just because I simply forget and I remember as I am in bed and have no energy to take. Since my stomach has felt funny and the constant migraines, I tend to drink less water. I’m sure drinking water would help me much more but at this point, I am just so blah. I probably went back to work a week earlier then I should have, but I had all the energy and I was just ready for a routine change.
I hadn’t been working for almost 6 weeks and I wanted to get back into the grove. So now I am taking things down a notch and making some schedule changes. I am always a mom but I am a “full-time mom” 4-5 days a week. The 2 days that Pat is off, he takes care of her while I’ll work or study. Sometimes we split it if I am off that day. Most Sundays, my in-laws will watch Samantha while we both work.
Where is my off time? I need to really get into a groove of planning some time to myself to just veg on one of Pat’s days off. You definitely need the “you time” to keep yourself refreshed.
Even if you are not a mom, if you’re in school or working, you need to take a moment to yourself.
Me? I’m working on it. :-D
Sometimes just taking a few minutes to kick back, flip through Instagram and enjoy a cookie is all I need.Thanks Amanda for hosting Thinking out LOUD Thursdays. What’s on YOUR mind?
How do you take “me time?”
Happy Sunday! :-D
I’m dropping by today to share a delicious fall treat for y’all – Are you a cookie monster like me?
If you’ve ever heard of the 21 Day Fix Plan or read about it, you’ll recognize these cookies. I decided to do a Fall twist to them. This batch makes 16 small cookies and a serving is 2 cookies (one yellow container treat).
If you are NOT doing the 21 Day Fix or want to add some “protein pizzaz” to the cookies, I added 2 Tbsps of Vanilla Protein and they tasted pretty bomb. But trust me, these cookies are delicious on their own.
They also can be made gluten-free and vegan by using appropriate oats and chocolate chips. Yummy as a snack or for a quick breakfast, enjoy!Pumpkin Spice & Nutty Oatmeal Cookies Ingredients:
- 1/2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice*
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1/4 tsp. sea salt
- 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 1/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
- 2 Tbsp pumpkin seed pepitas*
- 1 Tbsp toasted pecans*
- 1 Tbsp almond slivers*
- 1 tsp of maple extract*
Oven goes to 350 degrees; preheat. Combine oats, pumpkin pie spice and salt in a bowl. Then add in applesauce, chocolate chips and nuts/seeds and mix well.
Drop tablespoon sized cookies on a baking sheet, bake for 14-16 minutes. BOOM you are done!
(*Original recipe has 1 tsp of cinnamon, 1/4 cup of toasted pecans and no vanilla)