Movie + Pizza

I know there are mixed reviews out there about the movie Valentine’s Day, but I loved it!

Valentine's Day Movie

The movie reminded me a lot of Love Actually. I think movies with so many mini-stories intertwined are so neat. It was definitely chick flick, and I enjoyed every minute. The girls I went to see the movie with also really liked it a lot. Movie night success!


I came home ready for some good eatin’.

Luckily Ryan was hungry too, so we popped a frozen pizza in the oven and had dinner ready in 15 minutes.

California Pizza Kitchen White Pizza

Neither of us had tried California Pizza Kitchen’s white pizza before and we both couldn’t get over how delicious it was! Our taste buds definitely did a lil’ happy dance. 😉

Eat Me!

While the pizza was cooking, we simultaneously roasted some broccoli after tossing it in a bit of olive oil and garlic salt. Gotta get those veggie servings in!

Roasted Broccoli + Pizza

My Plate

 I surprised Ryan by bringing home a lil’ sweet treat for dessert: Candy!

Almond Joy Pieces Candy

I’m not gonna lie, this candy served as both an appetizer and a dessert. 😉

I love how all the little pieces really did taste like mini Almond Joys. I think these tasted like what I was hoping the coconut M&Ms would taste like. Definitely delicious!

Now I’m off to hang with Ryan and Sadie while I update my iPod with fun songs for the 10k race in the morning and sort through massive amounts of clothes to see which ones are now Goodwill-worthy.  

See ya in the mornin’ after the race!

Salmon Burger Bonanza

My lunch today was quite fishy… Fishy Friday! 😀

I had a SeaPak salmon burger on a whole wheat sandwich thin with dill dijonaise and portobello mushrooms.

Fishy Lunch

I made the dijonaise with light Miracle Whip, dijon mustard and dill. It added a nice touch of creaminess to my  sandwich.

Dill Dijonaise

I also enjoyed carrot sticks and pickles on the side.

Yum, Yum

Because my sweet tooth just wouldn’t be satisfied after a savory lunch, I also packed a cup of Chobani Greek yogurt that I topped with thawed frozen raspberries to have for dessert.

Raspberries + Yogurt


I love the vibrant color the raspberries add to a simple yogurt cup. Tasty, tasty.

Weekend Plans

This weekend is going to be full o’ fun!


  • Going to see Valentine’s Day (movie) with girls from work
  • Dinner (pizza!) with Ryan
  • Sort through clothes to give to Goodwill



  • Church
  • Ryan’s soccer game
  • Mall
  • Drive to Winter Haven to look at scuba gear

Should be a fun and busy weekend!

What are you most looking forward to this weekend?

Towel Off

“Rain, rain go away…”

It’s still rainy in Orlando today. I really don’t mind rainy days, but they sure make it hard to feel motivated! Rainy days are meant for cuddling up on the couch and reading a book or watching a movie.

"Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens..."

Do you like the rain?

Princess Sadie does not like the rain. I call her “Princess” because she becomes quite diva-licious when it’s wet outside.

If it’s raining when I open the back door for her to go out to relieve herself, she looks up at me as if to say, “Woman, you’re crazy. Go fetch an umbrella and escort me outside if you want me to pee so badly.” Of course this look is followed by a hardy gentle shove out the door. 😉

Despite the rain, I took Sadie on a short walk around the block this morning. She looked up at me every 2.5 seconds, which is exactly what she does when it’s freezing outside. I just know she’s thinking, “What exactly are we dooooing out here, Crazy Lady?”

One thing Sadie does like about the rain is what happens when we arrive home after a wet walk. She gets toweled off.

Sadie + Towel + Dead Stuffed Goose

This dog loves to be toweled off. She get really into it, rubbing her head all over the towel and jumping into my arms so I can dry off every square inch of her body (Except the inside of her ears… Don’t mess with those!).

"I ❤ a Good Toweling!"


Though the rain made me want to stay curled up in bed, I knew I’d feel much better and more awake after a good workout.

Ryan and I headed to the gym and while he went off to workout his legs, I headed to BodyPump.

The class was lead by a substitute instructor who did a great job! I love our usual teacher (She’s getting married today!), so I was a bit nervous for a sub. The substitute instructor was a stickler for form, which I enjoyed because it made me concentrate on doing every move correctly rather than the muscle fatigue I was feeling.

Post-Pump I hopped on the elliptical for 25 minutes of light cardio with Parenting magazine (Slim pickings on the magazine rack today 😉 ). Truth be told, I actually enjoy this magazine, but I’m always embarrassed to read it because it feel like those around me will think I have a bun in the oven. (Mom and Diane, I do not. 😀 )

The magazine has the cutest craft ideas, and as a craft-lover, I am always inspired to do fun, crafty projects after reading this magazine (Wanna make goggles out of egg cartons, anyone???).


When I was tossing around ideas for dinner last night, breakfast for dinner was at the top of my list. It was narrowly edged out by the mac and cheese, but the idea left me cravin’ eggs.

This morning I made a breakfast bagelwich on a Thomas’ whole wheat bagel thin with two egg whites, Canadian bacon and a wedge of Laughing Cow light Swiss cheese.

Open-Faced Breakfast Sandwich


It hit zee spot! 😀

I also sipped on a hot tumbler full of my gym’s free coffee (a mix of Barnie’s cinnamon butter cookie coffee and decaf coffee).

Friday's Breakfast


Hooooray for Friday! Even though it’s raining buckets, it’s almost the weekend and that’s somethin’ to smile about!