Easter Recap

Happy belated Easter, my friends! Whether you celebrate the day or not, I hope you had a great weekend πŸ™‚

Mine was fantastic. It was filled with family, relaxation and a whole lotta food. It was wonderful! I think it’s perfectly acceptable to loosen the belt buckle and throw caution to the wind every now and then and just enjoy food. And that’s exactly what happened this weekend πŸ˜‰

Don’t mind me. I’m a 23-year-old who still enjoys coloring eggs…

I’m also a 23-year-old who still gets excited about an Easter basket! πŸ™‚

So.much.candy.

Money shot.

I think the Easter Bunny reads this blog and knows that I’m learning to bake πŸ˜‰

Let me tell you something. Cory’s mom is the Hostess with the Mostest. She is the Detail Queen and I love it! I mean seriously. Look at the table settings she created.

Too cute right?

And the food was fabulous. I pulled the I’ll try a little bit of everything that’s on the tableΒ card.

Looking at this picture, I realize that this serving makes me seems quite anal. I’m swear I’m not a 5-year-old. I really don’t mind if my foods touch πŸ˜‰

I also went to town on desserts. But let me just highlight my favorite. Enter: a ball of red velvet cake that was rolled in cheesecake, that was then rolled in graham cracker crumbs, that was then dipped in white chocolate. Heaven on a stick? I think so.

I’m certain I will be dreaming of these.

Cory didn’t want to keep a lot of the candy in our Easter basket, so guess who it came home with? This girl. Who has sticky fingers around sweets. I have to take precautionary measures when left alone with bags of candy.

I measure out serving sizes and put them in separate baggies so when I do want a little treat, I can grab and go.

Otherwise I will devour an entire bag of Starburst jellybeans in one sitting. And then I’ll try to convince myself that because they’re so tiny, they can’t possibly have any substantial caloric impact…

Let’s chat – What’s your favorite Easter candy? Starburst jellybeans. Duh.


TGIF (+WINNER!)

All I can say is – TGIF! Happy Friday, friends! Let me say, you are all awesome. Some of your comments yesterday made me laugh out loud, and I appreciate that.Β I’m so glad I’m not the only hairy-legged snow bunny who only paints visible toe nails πŸ™‚

Workout

This morning I made it to the gym. Yesterday I got up before the sun, got dressed and then couldn’t find my earphones. I looked everywhere, but when I came up empty handed I had to give myself a reality check: How long would I actually last on a cardio machine without any music or television to distract me? I know myself. It would have been miserable and so not worth the half mile walk to the gym. So I bagged the idea and ate cereal instead πŸ™‚

But alas! I found my headphones (in my car?) so I was rip roarin’ and ready to go this morning. I hit the treadmill for 20 minutes and the stair master for another 20. I feel like I’m from 1980 when I talk about using the stair master – but if loving it is wrong, then by God, I don’t want to be right.

Breakfast

I rounded out my morning routine with a stellar cereal combo.

Quaker Oatmeal Squares + Honey Nut Cheerios + Kashi Crisp! + Almond slivers + 1/2 a banana = perfection.

I’ve got to head into work for a few hours today – womp. I’m dreaming of a green monster for lunch, so hopefully I can make that happen. Oh, in case you didn’t know – I always plan my next meal at the meal I’m currently eating. Concern?

Larabar Winner!

JW!

Congrats! Send me your mailing info to lunchboxdiaries@gmail.com so I can get this yummy snack pack to you soon πŸ™‚ Thanks to everyone that entered!

Enjoy your day, friends! I’ll catch ya on the flip side πŸ™‚

Let’s chat – Do you plan your next meal at the one you’re currently eating? Maybe I’m just mildly obsessed with eating.Β Does anyone else love Easter time because of Starburst jelly beans?! I love, love, love Starburst jelly beans and I can only ever find them at Easter!Β