WIAW…For the LOVE of Oats!!

WIAW…For the LOVE of Oats!!

Happy Wednesday!! Let’s get right down to business…

Peas and Crayons

Breakfast – Banana Oatmeal in a Jar with some coffee & almond milk. Okay, usually in the summer I don’t really crave oatmeal but I haven’t been craving eggs or smoothies lately so after reading the Summer Shape-Up Meals, I noticed how Anne said to add mashed banana to your oatmeal…OH.EM.GEE!! Seriously, where has banana oatmeal been all of my life. Even now thinking of it makes me want to make sure…go make it N-O-W!!


Lunch – Salad with some NutThins & Grapes plus Iced Green Tea (my new usual afternoon drink)


Dinner – A recycled picture of a dinner that’s DEF a favorite in this house…


Thanks again to Jenn @ Peas and Crayons for another awesome WIAW. Cheers!! XOXO

Quote of the Day

Inspire someone today

MIMM…Relaxation is a MUST!!

MIMM…Relaxation is a MUST!!

It’s Monday but it’s also a new week!! Did everyone have a good weekend? I know over here, it was nice and relaxing which we all totally needed. Now that I am working full-time and Keely is in school three days a week, the weekdays just fly by and by the weekend, we are all pretty exhausted. Anyways, just because it was nice and relaxing doesn’t mean we didn’t have tons of fun! I am joining Katie @ Healthy Diva Life for another MIMM edition…

Marvelous is…


Times may get hard but if you stop for a minute and look around…it is a Wonderful World!! ❤

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Chalking it out!!

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Watching the storm roll into the area.

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Yummy food & drink

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Sunday baking with the best sidekick!

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Summer Shape-Up is in week 2 and it’s AWESOME!! Gina puts together a pretty fierce workout let me tell ya…

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LOVE!! ❤

Your turn: what is your favorite SUMMER meal? I’d say mine is anything on the grill.

Friday Favorites

Friday Favorites

Happy FRIDAY!! Today, I am linking up to Heather @ Housewife Glamour for another addition of Friday Favorites but with a little spin on it, 5 Favorites For Friday!!

Friday Favorites Button Housewife Glamour

Favorite Picture

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We had a beach day on Monday and it was TOTES fun!!

Favorite Song

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I love, LOVE this song!! She’s so GOOD!!

Favorite Tattoo

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I would like to get another tattoo (this time on my wrist) and would love the whole three little birds idea.

Favorite Outfit

Could I pull this outfit off?!?! I don’t know but I am going to die trying!!

Favorite Quote


Let’s Have Some Fun….

Let’s Have Some Fun….

Happy Thursday!! Because it’s almost the week and things have been a little too crazy to blog a lot this week…let’s do a fun survey…comment your three favorite questions!!


If you could…

Travel anywhere, where would it be? Ireland or Italy…Bob and I said it’s going to happen in the next 5-10 years…hey, it’s a plan!!

River Liffey, Dublin - Ireland

Meet anyone, who would it be? Ellen

Bring anyone dead back to life, who would it be? This is SUPER hard because I really miss both my Grandma & Grandpa so could I bring both of them back?!?! Seriously, how cute are they?!?!

Be anyone for a day, who would it be? Someone famous but not sure who…

Get anything for free for the rest of your life what would it be? CLOTHES…YES, PLEASE!!!

closet full of clothes.

Change one thing about your life what would it be? I really love my life right now but maybe have Chicago weather be like Southern California weather!

Have any superpower what would it be? Read people’s mind

Be any animal for a day which would you be? Lion/Tiger, something in the cat family

Date anyone who would it be? HENRY CAVILL…SORRY, Bob. :p

itsalwayssummahsomewhere:  He is delicious.  And would have made a great Christian Grey.

Change one thing about the world what would it be? Selfishness

Live in any fictional universe which would you choose? Where vampire existed but didn’t kill…ha-ha

Eliminate one of your human needs which would you get rid of?  Need for Speed….ha-ha…Top Gun!!

Change one thing about your physical appearance what would it be? I thank god for what I have but probably a more toned stomach

Change one of your personality traits which would you choose? Independence…try to rely on people a little more since I don’t like too….

Be talented at anything instantly what would you choose? Singing so I can be on Broadway!! 🙂

Someday I'm gonna drive up to that sign and walk through those doors, and melt into somebody else's life as i sing my heart out to everyone  in that audience and in the end i'll die happy knowing that i made my dreams come true.

Forget one event in your life which would you choose? Surgeries

Have any hair/eye/skin color, which would you choose? Keep my hair and eyes but be a little bit more tan

Be any weight/body type, which would you choose? Lean, Long and Toned

Live in any country/city, where would you choose? Ireland or Santa Monica, CA

santa monica pier - santa monica, california

Change one law in your country, which would you change? That’s a tough one…let me get back to you…

Be any height, which would you choose? I like being 5’3

Have any job in the world, which would you choose? I love my jobs…

Have anything appear in your pocket right now, what would it be?  New Statement Necklace or Money

Have anyone beside you right now, who would it be? Keely (she’s at school)


WIAW…short & sweet…

WIAW…short & sweet…

Happy Wednesday. I am keeping this super short as I am busy, busy with work today.

Thanks again to Jenn @ Peas and Crayons for another wonderful WIAW edition!!

Peas and Crayons


Breakfast – Empty Almond Jar = OIAJ & Green Tea

Mid-Morning Snack – Banana & Coffee

Lunch – Yogurt, Apples with Almond Butter, NutThins & Goat Cheese plus Water


Dinner – Stuffed Chicken, Couscous, & Salad