It’s Friday, WOOHOO!
I want to start by wishing all the mom’s out there a very Happy Mother’s Day! It’s been a hard year and you deserve to spend this special day doing something you love. I also want to add that even though this day is supposed to be about us, it may not always go well because let’s face it motherhood is messy and things don’t always go as planned. But I’m hoping whether you want to spend the day with your kids or need some alone time, you get it!
Today I have a delicious smoothie recipe, my very favorite shampoo, conditioner, and hair oil, plus lots of favorites from this past week!
Chocolate Zucchini Bread Smoothie
This smoothie is delicious and simple to make and is the perfect nutritious lunch!
Add these ingredients into a blender:
- 1 cup Unsweetened Almond Milk
- 1/2 Zucchini (frozen & chopped)
- 1/4 cup Protein Powder (I used chocolate peanut butter)
- 1/2 Banana (frozen)
- 1 tbsp Almond Butter
- 1 tbsp Cacao Powder
- 1 tsp Cacao Nibs (optional)
**Recipe is from FASTer Way To Fat Loss**
I love this gift guide, it’s full of so much good stuff! I know Mother’s Day is around the corner so these items can all be purchased through Amazon and if you have prime they will get to you in time. If you are no longer looking for a Mother’s Day gift, any of these items would be the perfect “treat yo self” gift! Either way for all the product links go HERE.
OLAPLEX Shampoo, Conditioner, and Bonding Oil
OLAPLEX Shampoo, Conditioner, and this Bonding Oil are FAVORITE hair products of mine. My amazing hairstylist recommended them to me. These products have done wonders for my hair. I have thin hair and it can have a lot of breakage and frizz. These products combined have not only made my hair healthier but have helped bond my hair together.
You only need to use a small amount and it makes a good lather in your hair, so one bottle lasts a long time. I put a little of the oil onto my finger tips and start at my roots and then blend it down into my hair when it is damp before blow drying it.
Cabo Trip Recap
In case you missed it, you can read all about our beautiful and fun trip to Cabo HERE.
A FAVORITE for me is the FASTer Way To Fat Loss monthly challenges. We are doing a Hard Core Ab and Booty challenge this month. The Ab challenge is apart of their daily workouts so I can’t provide that information to you but in case you want to join me, here is the booty challenge. My goal is to have myself looking great for bathing suit season.
The Booty Challenge
A FAVORITE was receiving Luke’s spring school pictures! So handsome, he melts my heart with his great smile!
In case you missed it this week:
I posted 10 things I do to get my family organized and ready for the summer.
You can check out the post HERE.
A FAVORITE for the boys has been sleeping in their new beds! Luke got a queen bed so we have another large bed in our house for when family visits from out of town. Tyler got Luke’s old bed and we’re giving his toddler bed to a close friend. It’s musical beds around here, lol
Teacher Appreciation Week
At Luke’s school his PTA organized two lunches for the teachers and the other days were assigned with what to bring in…a flower, a filled out form on what he loves about his teacher and a drawing of her, and a gift card.
Tyler’s preschool is run by his teacher so there isn’t a PTA giving you suggestions and planning nice meals. So, Tyler and I decided to do our own little thing to show our appreciation for both of his wonderful teachers. We picked out cute plants, an amazon gift card, and a handmade letter with a written note using Tyler’s words and a picture he drew for Mrs. Annemarie and Ms. Cecelia.
How cute are these flowers! I loved the plant holder they came in. “You’re the Best!”
He decided to draw a Christmas scene because what makes you happier then Christmas time!
Mrs. Annemarie, his passionate, loving, and creative preschool teacher! We LOVE her and are going to miss her and this wonderful program next year.
Thanks for following along today. I hope you have a lovely Mother’s Day and weekend! Luke and I are headed to his cousin Jodey’s birthday party at the Balboa Bay Club for some swimming and lunch! Then we get to go out on a Duffy boat in Newport Harbor too, SO excited for this fun day with Luke, my cousin Whitney and Jodey!
On Mother’s Day all I know at this point is we are going out to brunch in Dana Point. I was supposed to get together with my mom yesterday to celebrate Mother’s Day because my parents leave for a big trip back East on Monday; BUT Tyler became ill so those plans went out the window #momlife. Thankfully, Tyler is feeling better today. It’s going to be a great weekend and I’m thankful to be a mom to my wonderful sons! I’ll see you back here on Monday!