Monday, April 30, 2018

Weekend Recap:: New Recipes & Wine Wobble

It has been a while since I've done a weekend recap so I figured now was as good of time as any to get back into them. So here we go:

After work, I made a trip to the grocery store. I have been wanting to test out some new recipes and decided to give zucchini lasagna a try for dinner. Being the picky eater than I am, I wasn't really expecting to like it that much, so I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed it. Even better, Michael loved it! You can find the recipe I used here. So good! I used ground beef rather than turkey since we currently have a freezer full of beef and pork. I also used a regular baking dish instead of mason jars.

We spent the rest of the evening just being lazy and lounging around the house.

Michael woke up at 5 a.m. to go turkey hunting, and naturally I couldn't fall back asleep once he left. I got up and knocked out some laundry before heading to his parent's for breakfast. After breakfast, Jessie came over and we went for a long walk followed by some front porch sitting and chit chatting.

Later, MaKenzie and I spent the afternoon at Cedar Lake Cellars for the Wine Wobble 5K.  Since we arrived early, we decided to start our day off with some chicken nachos and wine slushies. We were well aware that this was not the best idea before running 3.1 miles, but man it was good! We struggled through 5K miles together and finished in under 30 minutes. We were both proud of this time since we started off with full bellies and the terrain was questionable (literally ran through a field).

Afterwards, we enjoyed some free wine and another wine slushie before heading back to her house. Her fiance had some people over (including Michael) so we hung out, sipped some more wine, and enjoyed the beautiful weather.

Perfect day.

Michael and I started our day by grabbing breakfast at one of the local restaurants. He played golf in the afternoon and I spent the day around the house. We got a new computer on Saturday so I spent some time getting it all setup. We've needed one for a long time. My old one wouldn't even turn on and his wouldn't connect to the internet so it was quite the upgrade.

Later I made time for a run and quick workout and then did some meal prep for the week. I made a crock-pot chicken enchilada meal that turned out pretty well. I didn't follow a recipe but it included chicken, black beans, corn, enchilada sauce, taco seasoning, and rice. I also prepped some protein waffles and fruit for the week.

We spent the evening binge-watching Shameless on Netflix. It's a show that we have been hooked on for a while now and we finally made it to season three last night. We didn't realize there were seven seasons! It's going to require some dedication to get through all seven, but I think we can do it.

We often disagree on what TV shows to watch so this has been a good one that we both enjoy. It was a nice way to unwind and relax before another work week.


Emily Ann

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Trunk Club:: V.1

A couple years ago, I decided to give Stitch Fix a try and was hooked after my first fix. I loved the idea of having cute clothes delivered to my door and felt like my stylist was really nailing my personal style. Every few months I would eagerly await my fix and tear into it like a kid on Christmas morning! Fast forward a bit, and it seemed like my fixes started feeling less and less customized to my personal style. After multiple fixes where I really didn't like anything that was delivered to me, I decided to cancel my membership with Stitch Fix.

To fill the void in my life (very dramatic, I know) I immediately signed up for Nordstrom's Trunk Club. I figured I'd give it a try and if I hated it, then I would give up on my online personal stylists and attempt to be stylish all on my own. Luckily, I LOVED my experience with Trunk Club and am eagerly awaiting my second trunk delivery.

Once I signed up, I was immediately assigned a stylist, Mia. She chatted with me on their app about my personal style and what I was looking for. She asked me what kind of items I would like to receive in my trunk and then sent me a preview of what she had picked out for me. I was able to tell her what I liked/didn't like and why. I personally loved this step because there were a few items that I could tell just weren't "me". She then replaced everything I didn't like with other options before mailing the items to me. It was such an easy process and I really felt like I was getting some great options that I would actually wear on a regular basis.

Warning: Trunk Club is much more dangerous financially than Stitch Fix since you receive twelve items instead of just five.

My trunk arrived a few days later and I was eager to try everything on. I loved that the items she sent were actually full outfits that I could wear several different ways. Honestly, if I could afford it, I probably would have kept every item she sent me! Pretty much everything was a perfect fit and I had a hard time narrowing it down to just a few items.

Here's a peek at what I received. Every single item (shoes included) came in my trunk.