I absolutely love to cook (and eat!), but sometimes I get in a recipe funk. I want to try new things, but everything looks too complicated or boring or just plain gross. I think we all feel like this from time to time! This past month I challenged myself to try some new recipes — and bring out some of my old favorties — and I have been so happy with the results! And B and Bryant haven’t complained either : )
Today I decided to share some of the new recipes I’ve tried this month just in case YOU and your family are in a similar funk! Hope you all enjoy!
This weekend I was looking at our calendar over the next few months and I realized Halloween is only 10 weeks away! That is absolutely crazy to me. Time really is flying by and before we know it, it will be 2020.
I am so excited for the upcoming holiday season, but I know that with the holidays comes parties, festivals, and all sorts of fun things! I really want to look and feel my best going into the holidays, and Halloween is kind of the “kick off” to the season. I thought it would be fun to do a motivational/accountability challenge with any of my friends or followers who wanted to join! This isn’t about weight loss, but just feeling good and if we lose weight along the way… That’s win-win!
And at the end, I’m going to do a give away for people who interact and participate! Why wouldn’t you want to join me?!
Here are the challenges:
Fitness: Do 50 workings between Monday 8/19 and Sunday 10/27. It can be just a walk around the neighborhood, a class at the gym or a workout on YouTube. Whatever will challenge you to feel your best!
Food: You don’t have to go on a “diet” but just try to make the best choices you can day to day. Any time you eat a healthy meal, snack or even just drink your water, post about your successes!
Monthly Calendar: I will share a monthly calendar with a different challenge listed on each day. These will be all sorts of different things like, text a friend you haven’t talked to in a while, track your water or even just stretching before bed.
Anytime you complete a workout, make a healthy choice or do one of the daily challenges, post about it on social media and tag me @laurabethharpe or use the hashtag #feelingmyselffall!
Feeling Myself Fall Give Away
The Grand Prize: FOUR gift cards! $25 Starbucks, $25 Hobby Lobby, $25 Bath & Body Works & $25 Chick-fil-A! A #basic girl’s dream!!
1) You must be following me on Instagram or Facebook.
2) You must like and tag a friend in the comments of this picture:
Follow along with my daily challenges between August 19th and October 27th and post about them! Tag me and use the hashtag #feelingmyselffall! Each tag counts as an additional entry! .
We have had a GREAT week around here! With Bryant sick last week, I was going absolutely stir crazy so I was excited to have a few days to get out of the house and get back to normal.
Ginnie’s New House
My grandmother decided this year it was time to downsize. She got the cutest little apartment and my aunt and mom have spent the last few weeks working hard to fix it up. It’s so weird to think she’s not in the house I grew up with her in, but I know she will love her new place just as much as it becomes home!
2. Baby Led Weaning Update
We set a goal for Bryant to try 100 foods before he turns 1 and this week we hit 50 foods! He is doing so good, and loves to eat. There really hasn’t been a food he hasn’t liked so far (which I know won’t last, but don’t rain on my parade) and I love watching him try new foods and textures. This past week we tried quinoa which was a MESS but he really seemed to like it once he got past the texture.
3. Back to School Fusion
We initiated the 6th graders into the youth group this week and it was just pitiful. Taylor always thinks of something gross to dump on their heads or make them eat! It’s hilarious but it makes them stronger in the end : )
Getting Back in the Kitchen
After Bryant was born, and trying to adjust to our new life and routine, we kind of stopped cooking for a while. We ate out a lot or would cook really basic stuff. This month I challenged myself to start cooking again, and I have loved it! This week we tried some new recipes, some tried and true recipes and B even made biscuits last weekend! I’m gonna do a post soon about some of the recipes we’ve tried, so be on the lookout for that.
New Additions to Our Home
With Ginnie moving, she wasn’t able to take all her furniture, so I got her China cabinet. I don’t have one of my own, so I was excited to get something like this from her. I love to entertain, so I have a lot of plates and serving pieces, and I’m happy they all have a home now.
Another addition at the house is our baby gate! We went as long as we could, but we couldn’t avoid it any longer. Bryant wasn’t a fan when we first got it but he is used to it now! And I like that this one is a neutral color and kind of blends in with our current decor. Highly recommend!