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From Weight Lifting to Pillow Fighting with a Giant Comfort Zone Leap and Perfectly Perfect Roast Beef in the Middle

pillow fight

I know, a long stupid title but I had to do it. It was a fabulous day in these parts! Last night The Husband and I were able to get a babysitter last minute and had a fun little date night in Baltimore. He was designated driver so I may have had one too many grapefruit crushes — my latest obsession. Anyway, we had a blast. I regret nothing. Not even the headache I woke up with. This morning I was off for an


The Word of Day is Simple

Flush the Damn Toilet

The fact that I have to remind myself of this is pretty sad. When will I learn? Simple is always the way to go. Let’s take a look at the evidence. Exhibit A I don’t know if this is a problem in anyone else’s house or a problem with raising boys but my kids NEVER flush. It’s not for lack of teaching on my part. We, like every other parent on the planet, taught the trifecta of bathroom usage: wipe, flush, wash


When in Doubt Hash it Out

Eggplant Zucchini Hash

I’m not going to sugar coat it. I’m miserable again. Everyone says they love their 40s but I just feel like a hormonal mess. Yesterday I was on the verge of full-blown tears because the 5-Year-Old cracked my phone. In my defense, it wasn’t just a crack; it was full blown LCD destruction. He presented me with the broken screen when I was in the middle of debugging a problem while writing code for the project I’m working on, the first day


6 Years in a Flash!

2016 - school

It’s the first day of school in these parts. Thank the Lord I made this week’s meal plan because it’s been a madhouse around here. I haven’t had much time to blog because of a new project I’m working on and my ass has been in bed by 9 p.m. all week! I’d love to say I’m sleeping through the night but truth be told I usually don’t fall asleep until 10ish then I’m up at 3 and then I dose


Pork Scallopini With Drunken Mushrooms and Noodles on This Week’s Meal Plan

Pork Scallopini with Drunk Mushrooms and Noodles

School sort of starts this week so I’m trying to get my act together. I say “sort of” because the schools are now doing this ease-in procedure for kindergarteners so it will take an entire week for The 5-Year-Old to actually start going full time. He has a half hour evaluation Friday, then a 2-hour orientation Monday and then a half day with half the class Tuesday and then finally NEXT Wednesday he’ll be able to get on the bus for


Maple Raspberry Spread

Maple Raspberry Spread

Day 1 of #TheGoal30 and I’m feeling inspired. I love when I have a little personal project like this in the works. Today is my local farmers market day so I crossed off #1 on my #TheGoal30 list. Finally hit the local farmers market. I love supporting local business. #day01 of #thegoal30. Loving this burst of motivation. 🙂 #wycwyc A photo posted by Roni Noone (@roninoone) on Aug 19, 2016 at 10:24am PDT The kids and I went at lunch.


#TheGoal30 – Join Us?


Kelly, over at No Thanks to Cake recently blogged about the #Goal30 challenge, which was started by Arielle Says on Instagram and I immediately fell in love. This is right up my alley, totally #wycwyc and a fun way to harness some motivation as we say goodbye to summer and kick off another school year (well, at least for all us parents out there). The idea is simple. Set 30 non-scale goals to achieve over the next month and document your progress on


Big Salad, Meet Miserable Bitch

Big Ass Burger Salad

I have been a bottomless pit today. Not even really hungry, per se, just fighting the urge to eat constantly. Well, “fighting” isn’t the right word. It’s been more like succumbing to the urge to eat. And eat. I’ve been a miserable bitch, too. The house is a mess. The kids are on my last nerve. The Husband? Well, he’s all right except for calling me out on my miserable bitchness to which my response was … I know. Now leave me alone


What Does Pushing Yourself Out of Your Comfort Zone Look Like?

comfort zone

This. This video is everything. I shared this on Facebook the other day with the caption: This is the visual representation of what goes on in my head every time I push myself to try something new. Sappy me almost cried at the end. <3 it! That video could have been of me at gym many, many times. My first box jump (like Laura above,) my bajillion attempts at a handstand on the wall, my rope climb attempts, my countless (and


A Scorching Sunday

post race

Today started with a local 5k. The start line is literally a quarter mile from my house. How can I not participate? Originally the kids were going to come with me (they did last year) but they weren’t into it. Once I stepped outside I was glad they didn’t come. I don’t think I’ve ever experienced that type of heat that early in the morning. Ever. The race was BRUTAL. By the second mile I was drenched in sweat and the heat


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