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Tuesday Catch Up

Good evening W+A readers! We've been a little MIA and I apologize, but sometimes life just gets in the way ;) Tonight I made a chicken, mushroom and artichoke dish, which was super simple and 21 day fix friendly. Speaking of the 21 day fix I have managed to still be down another 6 ounces even with the holiday weekend, but its game on for this week. No holidays or extra indulgences to get in the way and I definitely am ready to make my final week a great one. I plan to keep going on the program because its more of a lifestyle change than a fad diet. I've picked up a lot of wonderful habits in these past two weeks and I feel really good about continuing them.

John is home this week so we've been making sure to really get in some satisfying breakfasts and lunches. This morning was scrambled eggs and turkey bacon and for lunch yesterday John made us a yummy tuna salad with all the fixings. He loaded it up with lettuce, olives, cannellini beans, celery, red onion, some feta and 21 day fix balsamic dressing. mmm mmm mm.

Yesterday we decided to make a quick trip to Home Depot to check out their herb and plant selection. Not sure if its too early, but I figured why not get to planting? Check out our hanging herb garden we set up on the porch. John did a great job! We planted some rosemary, cilantro, basil and Italian parsley. It really gives the porch some character and now we have a nice herb selection right outside our door. I plan to plant a few more in some mason jars once it gets a little warmer. Lavender and mint will do wonders for some sweet additions to John's cocktail concoctions. 

Not only did John put together our hanging planter, he also go to work on my new jewelry armoire. I have so much jewelry that it was bursting out the seams of my jewelry box and the rest were in saved jewelry boxes and small bags. Now everything is organized perfectly and I'm able to see what I am working with. The two sides pop open and all of my necklaces are hanging ever so neatly :)

We've cooked a lot these past few days, but I've been a busy bee and slacking with my photo taking and posting. I promise tomorrow I will post a new recipe for you all. We headed to our local butcher today and picked up some broccoli rabe chicken burgers, cutlets and some chicken sausage. He even threw in a few pieces of their chicken sausage links filled with Merlot and parsley and I am pretty excited to try it out. Speaking of wine, the other night we indulged on a bottle of Chilean Cabernet (one of my favs) and it was delicious! The brand was Terra Noble and was really inexpensive. I love finding new brands that aren't over the top in price and really hit the spot. I'm a big Cab lover, so this will definitely be a bottle I keep handy around the house from now on. Well friends its time to watch some N.Y. Islanders hockey and get to relaxing. Until tomorrow...xo


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