August 2017

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What we’re eating this week:My Lemon Butter Salmon and Winter Couscous Salad!

 What I’m reminiscing about:

Eric and I started dating in the fall, so I have been thinking back to that time a lot lately. 🙂 

What I’m loving:Alright, so I completely dove headfirst into podcasts. Eric listens to them on his commute and talks about them a lot. But my old car didn’t have bluetooth. (I know?) But I now spend my 45 minute commute listening my heart out to a ton of different podcasts and not wanting the drive to end. I’m obsessed.

I’ve been listening to anything from Shauna Niequist’s podcast to essential oil podcasts, to Jenna Kutcher. I’m loving them all. What other podcasts am I missing?!

What we’ve been up to:

Getting back into the school groove!

What I’m dreading:

I like fall. I really do. But I am a baby when it comes to cold weather. As in, anything less than 70 degrees makes me a little grumpy. So there’s that. 

What I’m working on:

Braiding my hair more. Random, I know. 😉 

What I’m excited about:Although I’m not a fan of the cold, I’m also really excited about pumpkin everything. It’s warm and cozy and who doesn’t love that?!

You can check out my pumpkin bread, pumpkin smoothie, pumpkin pecan bars, pumpkin fluff, and pumpkin spice latte!

What I’m watching/reading:The last few weeks before school started, I loved watching Ellen in the afternoon. You can always count on her for a good laugh.
This book talks about how how language is the most powerful teaching tool in the classroom. I think it also can apply to every area of life and how our language can cultivate community wherever we are. You can buy it here.

What I’m listening to:

Silence (which I’m soaking up when it comes 😉 ) and podcasts.

What I’m wearing:I’ve talked about this dress before and I’m going to talk about it again. I bought it in navy in June and wore it in Italy, around the house, out to dinner, and so on. Yesterday it was super dreary all day and I wanted something extra comfortable to wear to school. I threw this dress on, paired with this and earrings similar to these. Done!

What I’m doing this weekend:

Sleeping in. Catching my breath. Celebrating my Mom’s birthday.

AND…my best friend from Germany text me saying her and her husband will be coming home! So excited! 

What I’m looking forward to next month:Our hometown fair!

What else is new:

My daily routine has changed quite a bit from summer!

Bonus Question: What are my favorite back-to-school lunch ideas/tips?!

Prep is key! As a teacher, I love a good soup since we have a microwave at school, but I also have some absolute favs that I’ll list below!

My Favorite Chicken Salad

Potato, Sausage and Leek Soup

Veggie Detox Bowl

Winter Couscous Salad

30 Minute Chili

Snacks:

Lemon Lara Bars 

Healthy Pumpkin Bread

Key Lime Pie Bars

Energy Bites

Homemade Granola

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