Sunday, June 26, 2016

Life Lately Via iPhone + Snapchat

Good morning and a very happy Monday to you!

Somehow I haven’t done a Life Via iPhone (aka “photo dump) post since January. Whattttt?! I know a lot of you guys enjoy them, so it’s definitely time for another one. I’m also really into Snapchat lately, so I’ve included some fun “snaps” too. (FYI:  You can find me on Snapchat by name at ‘carrotsncake’.) Ok, so without further ado, here’s a glimpse into our life lately via my iPhone and randomness on Snapchat!

Cruisin’ with Q-man – He asked to wear his sunglasses for this stroller ride. Apparently (and thankfully), he has Dada’s sense of style!

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Ahhhh, water leak!! I turned on the faucet so Quinn could wash his hands, but then I heard water dripping below. Uh oh. I immediately turned it off, opened the cabinet and saw everything below totally drench. Ughhhh. Thankfully, the water stopped, and I was able to clean up the mess, but I still sent Mal this photo to show him what happened at home/what we needed to deal with later. In the end, we didn’t need a plummer, but, instead, the faucet extender we use for Quinn was backing up and leaking down below. Phew. Mal had put it on a new way that didn’t quite work, so it started to leak. We fixed it and no leaks since!

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A recent trip to Trader Joe’s – Grocery shopping with a toddler is always an adventure! 🙂

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“Dog! Dog! Dog!” – Quinn loved this filter on Snapchat and he’s been talking up a storm lately!

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We’ve created a (yogurt-covered raisin) monster – Quinn lovvvvveeesss yogurt-covered raisins. I recently bought some from CVS/pharmacy (they have so many awesome healthy snacks nowadays) and he was obsessed with them. It’s ALL he wanted to eat.

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Loving this meal lately! It’s cauliflower rice mixed with white rice, ground beef, peppers, onions, and pizza seasoning. Oh my gosh, it’s delicious and tastes really great as leftovers.

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A fun cardio WOD at KFIT – I sure do love a heavy workout, but a straight-up cardio sweat session is awesome too!

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Sea Salt & Dark Chocolate Nut Bar = OMGSOGOOD. Seriously. I ate this baby for dessert one night after dinner. I definitely need to buy more!

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Feeding the ducks at CVS – Yep, our local CVS/pharmacy has a pond with ducks right next to it, so it’s always one of our favorite errands!

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Saturday workout at Salt Shack – I loved the variety in this one! FYI: The Overhead Plate Carry is actually 100 Walking Lunges with an Overhead Plate Carry.

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Massaaaggeee – I’m still loving my membership to Massage Envy and had a glorious massage this week!

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New delicious Marylou’s iced coffee combo – I tried this flavor combination the other day and it was incredible!

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Quinn’s first tie-dye shirt – How cool, right!? He made this at daycare last week!

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My happy place: Scarlet Oak Tavern – This restaurant just makes me happy. I love everything about it… the atmosphere, food, drinks, service, all of it.

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Happy birthday, Papi! Quinn and I texted some fun photos to Papi for his birthday the other day!

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Questions of the Day

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from Carrots 'N' Cake

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