Weekend Happenings 3.16.14

Wow guys has it really been a whole week? I have been busy, lots of working. From tuesday to saturday I worked 50 hours! All of my shifts were night shifts so I feel like I sleep and work. Luckily I love my job so honestly it isn’t to bad.

I had thursday off of work so I took advantage and headed to Title for a boxing class! Seriously I am so glad that I was able to join title with my parents because it is such an amazing workout! The trainers are all so nice.

After boxing I went to The Olive Branch Oil & Spice Company for some Olive Oil and Balsamic.

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If you have never gone to a specialty oil store you really need to try it! You will never buy grocery store oil or balsamic again. The oil and balsamic are so good you could drink it right from the bottle! It is especially important to buy good olive oil if you are using it in a dressing, which won’t be cooked.

I also went to Trader Joes and got lots of yummy things! Honestly how can you not walk out of TJs with a bag full of goods.

I went to TJs on a mission to buy healthy items to put in a greek salad! I LOVE LOVE LOVE Mediterranean food. I’m trying to eat healthy so I figured I’d buy some yummy items to put into a greek salad!

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How could that not be delicious!!!! If you are one of those weirdos (Just Kidding :)) who don’t like mushrooms just leave them off! I also added a couple croutons when it was time to eat my salad.

Instead of buying a greek salad dressing I looked up some inspiration to make my own greek salad dressing! SOOOO easy!!!

Easy Amazing Greek Salad Dressing

1/3 c Olive Oil

4 tbsp Red Wine Vinegar

1 tbsp minced garlic

1 tbsp dried oregano

Pinch of salt and pepper

Juice of 1 lemon

Simply mix all the ingredients together and ENJOY! I store my dressing in a small mason jar in the fridge.

Honestly don’t waste your money on the bottled dressing from the store it is so simple to make your own and so much better for you!! No preservatives! YAY!! I hope to create some other homemade dressings to share with you.

Friday and Saturday I worked 12 hour night shifts. I do have to admit the night shifts are getting easier. Once you get a routine down it really isn’t to bad.

Sunday morning I got home around 7:30am and headed to bed for 3 hours. I woke up at 11am to get ready to head to a boxing class. Seriously love Title!! After working out I headed home to shower and watch an episode of Dexter on Netflix.

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Have you guys watched this show? If you like murder mystery serial killer type shows you will love this show! 🙂 I got hooked on this show at work and now I’m addicted!

Anyways…. after watching and episode Maisy and I headed to my parents place to hang out for the afternoon.

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Maisy’s first favorite spot in my parents house. By the back glass door where the vent blows on her.

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And her second favorite place is laying by the fireplace.

Scott and my dad went to the Auto Show for the dad so mom and I hung out on the couch and watched a couple chick flicks!

Once they got home we made a yummy dinner. We had grilled chicken and TBone steak, brown rice noodles with olive oil and parm, corn (for scott) and sautéed onions, mushrooms, jalapeño, habenero and garlic!! It really was an amazing dinner. Sorry I ate it so fast I forgot to snap a photo!

I have two days off of work and I’m so excited to workout, cook and relax…. and I guess I should do some homework also 🙂

How was your weekend?

Any new favorite shows you started watching?

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Treat Yourself Tuesday #5

So instead of writing a plain Weekend Update post I decided to tie it into a treat yourself tuesday post!

If you are interested in hearing about how #treatyourselftuesday began check it out here. Becky is a firm supporter of treating ourselves even in the smallest ways. It can be with shopping, working out, sweet treats…. anything that is for you!

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I’m going to be honest and tell you that not all of my treats are truly treats…. Some are not that great of events….

Bark Box for Maisy

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So far we love our bark boxes! Maisy has loved everything she has gotten…. she is pretty easy to please though 🙂 Did you know they make beer for dogs?!?

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Maisy really loved it. She really really really loved this box because the toy was a rope toy. If you ever want to win Maisy’s heart bring her a rope toy! You will be her new best friend.

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Regions ER

Friday I treated myself to a visit to the ER. I know NOT a real treat 🙂 Friday morning while I was doing BodyAttack I all of a sudden felt some bad chest pain when I would inhale. Not going to lie it felt EXACTLY like when I had my Pulmonary Embolism. Since I had just stopped taking my coumadin 5 days early I was worried. Scott was a trooper and took me to the ER and sat with me during my visit, which took FOREVER!!

Good News: No blood clots for me 🙂 Bad but not really that bad news…. Pleurisy! Pleurisy happens when the lining of your lung gets inflamed, then when I took a breath it would rub… hence the extreme pain. It isn’t really known why pleurisy happens… I guess I’m just lucky 🙂 When I woke up saturday morning I felt 100% better!

Bloggers Bootcamp and Brunch

I was so happy to wake up Saturday morning feeling so much better because I was heading to my FIRST blogger meet up! Luck for me the meet up was right across town so I only had a 10 minute drive, which is good because we got LOTS of snow friday night. The bootcamp and brunch was hosted by Lee and Amanda! Thanks again ladies for an awesome get together! One other blogger was able to make it, Mellissa.

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We started off with a bootcamp lead by Lee. Lee played awesome music so I didn’t even notice how hard the workout was. No worries the next day I FELT it!! Oh man my legs were so sore!! Thanks for an awesome workout Lee.

After bootcamp we dug into brunch. We had yummy Chia Seed yogurt with strawberries, blueberries and Seven Sundays Muesli. Seven Sundays was super generous and provided us with boxes of Muesli.

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(Photo again from Lee)

Muesli is like a healthier version of granola. It is very good and it is sold in TARGET now!!!

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We also had yummy blueberry waffles prepared by Amanda. Not going to lie there is nothing better then a warm blueberry waffle and to make it even better Amanda bought Archer Farms Raspberry Sauce! YUMMY!!!! It was so good. I love brunch!

Double Shift

After brunch with my new Blends I headed home to get ready for work. The hospital was so crazy busy that I offered to work a double. It is always really hard to stay awake overnight but I was working with AMAZING people so it wasn’t to bad. I worked sat 3pm-7am sunday. Another perk of working overnight, we ordered Pizza Luce 🙂

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I got The Wrangler. I have an intense love for BBQ pizza and this is one of the bests I’ve had! So good!! I highly recommend eating at Pizza Luce if you have the chance.

More Work

I also worked Sunday and Monday. Things are very crazy around the hospital right now. So many sick babies! Keep your babies away from people with colds!!!

Interview

Monday morning before work I headed to my first nursing interview. It is for a NICU nurse position which is my dream job!!! I really have a passion for taking care of babies. I think the interview went really well! I will find out next week.

Yoga Sculpt

Earlier today I treated myself to some yoga sculpt. What a good workout!! It was lead by Lee and she is intense. The room is HOT you sweat a TON! We did lots of squats. My butt and legs will be cursing you tomorrow Lee 🙂 Lee teaches at Core Power Yoga and The Shed so if you live in the cities you should definitely check out one of her classes!

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How did you treat yourself this past week?

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