• Travel

    A Cancun Vacation

    We took our first real spring break this past year with a trip to Cancun, Mexico. Jake and I love traveling, and do it as much as our schedules allow us to. Usually we travel to where we can do a lot of walking and outdoor adventures, so going to an all-inclusive was a bit outside of our comfort zone. I’m happy to say that we had an amazing time. 80 degrees in March is unheard of for Minnesotans. As soon we arrived, we jumped right into our swimming suits, and pretty much lived in them the entire week. Remember that blog post I shared with what I packed for…

  • Our Galtinburg & Knoxville Vacation
    Travel

    Our Galtinburg & Knoxville Vacation

    Back in August, we traveled to Gatlinburg for our first vacation together in over two years, and I’m just now getting around to sharing the details. I know, I know, way behind. Our schedules have been crazy ever since we got back and I haven’t been balancing it very well (obviously). I had intended on sharing this blog post shortly after we returned, but honestly time just got away from me. In total, our vacation was five days, spending three days in the Smoky Mountains, hiking and exploring Gatlinburg, and another two days in Knoxville eating good food and enjoying the up and coming city. This was our first time visiting…

  • Lifestyle

    Lessons Learned Working 9-to-5

    Growing up, I don’t think many people think, “I can’t wait to work 9-to-5!” But the reality is, so many people do end up working the 9-to-5 shift not thinking it would ever be them. Going into college, I never really knew what I wanted to do even when I was finishing my degree, but a part of me believed that getting a sit down down, office job was a bad thing. That conforming to that standard would make me a boring person. At one point in my life, I wanted to work in the music industry, possibly touring with bands or even on Warped Tour – that was my dream. Then I saw…

  • Lifestyle

    Enjoying Summer

    This week I’m taking a break from my usual recipe of the week. I’ve been slacking a bit on the blog posts lately, and that’s simply because I’ve been out enjoying summer. Minnesota’s summers are short lived, and once you get out and feel the warm air you don’t want to go back inside. Our summer’s are around three months, but they can be a bit longer if you end up with a mild spring and/or fall. This season was one of those seasons (so far) and for the first time in a long time I’ve actually enjoyed the hot air and humid days. Because of that, my blog hasn’t…

  • Meal Prep,  Recipes

    Meal Prep Sunday | Week of 6.26.16

    Here’s another quick meal prep Sunday that I made the week we got home from our Vancouver trip – read about our trip here! I made it a point to eat healthy my first week back since I ate everything I wanted while on vacation – macros don’t count on vacation. For last week’s meal prep, I stuck to basics and what I knew would fit my macros best for the week, and also tried one new recipe. Salmon Fillets This is my go to meal prep if I’m looking for good, healthy macros. I like to buy the salmon fillets from Costco, which are six to eight ounces each,…