Elf4Health and Other Fun Stuff!

My blogging is never 100% on point around the holidays, frankly it is the easiest thing for me to step back from and just take a break from in order to not feel (super) overwhelmed and stressed.

Just to give you an update on what’s going on/what’s coming up, I thought I would throw together a fun picture post!

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I am participating in the Elf4Health again this year!

Here are the list of everyday “activities”. Yesterday was meatless monday. Usually this isn’t a big deal, I had my usual oats and peanut butter for breakfast and eggs with avocado and tomato for lunch, but because of the holiday Nick and I are in the mode of “use everything in the fridge” so I made a steak & cheese sub with peppers and onions for Nick and was planning on making a veggie sub for myself but there was too much steak, and I didn’t want to throw it out. It’s the thought that counts right?

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Today, I unsubscribed from a lot of emails, I get a lot of duplicates between my blog email and my personal email. Tomorrow is a new workout, I think I will try a Pinterest one, Thanksgiving is to make a phone call and Friday is to track water intake, both are things I like to do and will hopefully be easy! Saturday is Treat YO SELF, Nick and I are going to a dinner dance at church, so definitely treats ;) and Sunday is 100 burpees…that last one looks fun ha!

Another fun item on the horizon is the Swanson 30 Day Giveaway. 30 Bloggers are working with Swanson Vitamins and each day one blogger will have a giveaway on their website, giving away $100 to Swanson, the only catch is that each giveaway is only valid for 24 hours. It started yesterday, so make sure to check the list here to see which blog is hosting the giveaway each day. Mine will be up on December 4! I can’t wait to show you what I got with my $100, it will surely come in handy for holiday cooking and baking!

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Speaking of holiday baking…I finally put my cookies in the mail (yesterday) for The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap. I am so excited to be able to participate this year!

Come back on December 11 and I will share with you the family recipe Nick’s mom passed down to me that I made and sent to my recipients!

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Now with all this baking, I am glad that Achieve is holding a competition to get our butts in the gym. Basically we get points for every class, vacation workout, check-in, smoothie, etc… A lot of these things are ones I already do but this is a great way to stay on top of things during the holiday season!

I am going to take a break until after the holiday, but tell me what exciting things do you have going on?

Wordless Wednesday: Dessert

My mother-in-law and I made part of our Thanksgiving desserts last night. I forgot to take pictures, because it was late and I was exhausted.

I took some this morning, so please forgive me as they aren’t the best pictures.

Apple Cobbler:
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Apple Pie:
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Pumpkin Cheesecake:
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This one is in the fridge so I will take a better photo on game day :)

What are you making or eating for Thanksgiving dessert?

Five Things Friday

Five Things Friday is back! I know you were all waiting with baited breath.

My mother-in-law always makes a fabulous spread for the Thanksgiving meal, but she would always buy pies. The proceeds went to the school band, so no big deal. Now that the hubs and I only go to Thanksgiving in one place I have started making dessert. 1. Because I love too 2. Because I enjoy when others love my food and 3. Because Thanksgiving is about sharing.

Five Desserts that I may make for Thanksgiving.

Input wanted.

1. Apple Cobbler. My hubs uncle has been harassing his wife because she has never made a true cobbler. Perhaps this is the year where I actually make one instead of saying I will? If you have a great recipe send it my way.

2. Red Velvet Cheesecake. Hands down my favorite dessert.

3. Pumpkin Pie or Pumpkin Cheesecake… or both?

4. Pecan Pie. I love Pecan Pie, I only eat it at Thanksgiving. Last year my sister and I made pecan pie bars. FAIL.

5. Apple Pie. The hubs loves my homemade pie, so I think this is a must have.

What are your favorite Thanksgiving desserts? What do you think I should make?