Make Up Monday: I’ve Been MIA but I’m Back in Action (kind of)

Sorry about the week lapse with no warning!  Last week was a week full of exhaustion and I just wasn’t up for anything…and I certainly wasn’t up for blogging about me being unmotivated.  But I’m back, at least for a day or two.  Thursday morning Josh and I leave for Asheville to visit my sister and my parents are meeting us there.  I’m super excited for our trip and know the days leading up will be full of trip planning/packing but in the meantime let’s talk a bit about the weekend.

Apple Picking

For starters, Josh and I went apple picking this Saturday.

Apple Picking Applewood Orchards

We went to Applewood Orchards and it was an absolute blast.

Applewood Orchards (Mountains)

The scenery was beautiful and the company was even better.

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There were signs before entering saying that due to the awful winter we had there were less apples and we should look inside the trees.

In the Trees Picking Apples at Applewood Orchards

Believe it or not there were actually some great apples to be picked there!  After picking way too many apples we decided to grab a drink.

Applewood Orchards Wine Garden

I appropriately went with the pumpkin hard cider which was delicious.

Pumpkin Hard Cider from Applewood Orchards

I’m not sure we picked enough ;) .

Apples from Applewood Orchards

Movie Night

Sunday’s highlight had to be dinner and a movie…at home :) .  We first munched on Cajun Crab Dip and Everything Crackers.

Market Basket Cajun Crab Dip with Everything Crackers

Then Josh made us a modified version of this Chicken Orzo and Spinach Skillet which was wonderful!

Chicken Spinach and Orzo Skillet

The meal takes a whole lot of prep but it’s definitely worth it (we just make sure to plan it on a weekend when we have more time to play with).  As for our movie we rented Neighbors which we both enjoyed.


I don’t think it made me any smarter but I laughed the whole time.  That’s a success to me!  As soon as the movie was over we headed to bed which was sometime between 9:00pm and 10:00pm.  I love getting to bed early :) .  And that’s pretty much my weekend!

Hang in there for the next week or two while I’m packing, traveling and then recouping.

Question of the Day

What did you do this weekend?

Five Things Friday #14

Week of 915 Workouts Collage

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{Recipe} WIAW #13: Peanut Butter and Jelly Overnight Oats

Peanut Butter and Jelly Overnight Oats with Coffee

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Make-Up Monday {Relaxation & Productivity}

Omelet and Coffee

Hello!  I hope everyone had a fabulous weekend!  Mine was filled with the perfect mix of relaxation and productivity. Saturday For breakfast Saturday morning I wanted one thing…an omelet! I used 2 eggs and 2 egg whites, spinach, arugula and cheese.  My omelet making skills are truly improving!  For lunch I had the most delicious [Read On]

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{Discount Code} Don’t Forget about the Shape Diva Dash!


Only One Month Away! It is exactly one month away from the New York Shape Diva Dash!!!  I am so excited…and maybe a little nervous since this will be my first obstacle race, but I’m mostly excited!  I certainly won’t be racing for time.  My goal is simply to overcome each obstacle .  As a reminder the [Read On]

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{Workout} Strong in September Strength Routine

Strong in September Strength Workout

Howdy, folks!  I’m popping in quickly to share the strength workout I completed Sunday evening.  It left me feeling sweaty and accomplished. Start and follow this strength routine with 15-30 minutes of cardio for a full body, heart pumping workout.  Feeling super motivated?  Do this workout 2-3 times for a circuit workout! Single Deadlifts with [Read On]

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{Recipe} Crockpot Turkey Chili

Crockpot Turkey Chili

Hello, friends!  We’ve had some fall-like days over the past few weeks here in NJ and because of that I’ve been craving some good ole’ chili.  I spent some time on Pinterest this weekend looking into different recipes and combined them to make the following.  I hope you enjoy! You will need… 1 Tbsp Olive [Read On]

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Five Things Friday #13

Tone It Up Frisky Fall

#1… Tone It Up Frisky Fall Challenge I’m so excited for the Tone It Up challenge starting up next week (#FriskyFall)!  I found Tone It Up towards the end of their Bikini Series and am excited to see a challenge from start to finish.  Since I just joined a gym and love group exercise classes [Read On]

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