Weekend Recap 2.10.19 With a Little Bit of Life Lately

Hey friends! It’s been a minute since I’ve written a post.  I have been busy, but also my past couple weeks have been full of projects and cleaning the house because my husband has been gone on different boys ski trips.  He has 3 this month.. then I am keeping him all to myself. 😉  But in all reality, I think weekends apart with our friends are really important.  It gives us a chance to miss each other, have some alone time, and really connect with our friends.  I know some people are not okay with this, but I will always promote my husband (and me) having weekends away with our friends.  Now it would be nice next year if my husband’s three boys weekends did fall in the same month. 😉 

I haven’t had to much to blog about lately since I have been hanging out at home with the pups the last two weekends, but I did manage to take a few pictures.  I also have an update on the whole celery juice situation that will be up later this week as I have had quite a few people asking me if I am noticing any changes.  

My husband has been making cauliflower crust pizza for us on the regular.  This yummy meal just may be replacing our multiple taco meals each week. 🙂  The thing I love the most about pizza is that it is so versatile.  I just throw in whatever ingredients we have on hand and I haven’t had a bad pizza yet.  My latest favorite combination is pesto, mushrooms, grilled salmon (don’t knock it til you try it), Parmesan and goat cheese and arugula.  It was so delicious!

We did get to have a sushi date night last week and we tried a new place out.  It was good, but we have other favorites. 

I get asked often about my recovery from my whole hospital stay/surgery last year.  Well here is the only update I’ve got for you.  During my time in the hospital and when I first got home for about 2 or 3 months, my hair was falling out like crazy.  I mean in big clumps.  I told my husband that I really thought I was going to go bald.  Thankfully, I have always had really thick hair so it wasn’t anything others could notice, but I sure did.  Well almost a year later and it is growing back… but it just looks like baby hairs gone wild.  It reminds me of postpartum women who lose their hair and they get a bunch of baby hairs/ whispies that grow back.  That is exactly what my hair looks like right now.  I try to push them back in my ponytail, but it just looks like I have a big poof or wings. LOL.  Don’t get me wrong, I will take this any day over being in the hospital for months and I sure am grateful to have the hair that I do.  It is just another daily reminder of the crazy situation I went through last year.  

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Which also reminds me… about my scar across my belly button.  I’ve had so many people ask me if it is still there and tell me that I need to be diligent about putting scar cream on it.  But honestly, I like my scar.  It is just a part of my now and it reminds me each time I look at it what a huge uphill battle it was to get on the other side.  I am happy and healthy and no scar or baby hairs will make me feel like I’m not.  I’ve got bigger things to worry about. 🙂 And for those who asked, I am feeling SOOOO much better.  The tummy pains have all disappeared, but I will see a new surgeon down here next month just so I have someone to call/see if I start getting those pains/nausea again.  

It got pretty cold here in San Antonio this weekend so I spent lots of time cuddling my pups.  

Well, playing with this one.  He is so funny.  He has a huge basket of toys and loves to get each toy out and drag them around the room until he finally settles on one to play fetch with.  

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My sister’s boyfriend’s mom got me this silk pillowcase last year when I got home from the hospital and I just now got around to putting it on my pillow.  I’ve heard these are supposed to be so much better for your skin and hair.  Who knows, but I will be giving it a shot!

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Speaking of hair, it was time for a tune up.  I spent yesterday afternoon putting new highlights in my hair.  

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I’m pretty sure they have discontinued the dye I used to use, but it wasn’t at Target when I went the other day for some needed items so I just picked up this one.  It was $10. 

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I never follow the directions and just leave it in as long as needed.  I just check a piece of hair to see if it looks done and then wash it out.  Usually I will do a second round to make sure I got all the pieces that needed coloring and to fix any spots that might need it.  

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I forgot to take a before, but these are all after I was finished. Nothing dramatic, just a touch up on the highlights and I am ready to go!

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I’ve got my new favorite smoothie recipe to share with you all this week and my celery juicing update.  I will be back soon!! I hope you all have a fabulous week!!!

Questions:

  1. What was the highlight of your weekend?
  2. Did you watch the Grammys?
  3. Meal you make the most often at home? 

5 thoughts on “Weekend Recap 2.10.19 With a Little Bit of Life Lately

  1. Glad you got a few weekends to yourself to relax! Although it’s tough to lose weekends with significant others, I completely agree with your way of thinking about time spent separate from your spouse 🙂

    As always, I’m in awe of your hair skills!

    Highlight of my weekend was spending a few days in my home city (your new city!) watching my childhood best friend get married. I love all weddings, but the ones of people who have had really special influences on my life for prolonged periods of time make me really emotional, and so this weekend will always hold a special place in my memories.

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    1. Thanks Taylor! I promise it isn’t hard at all… and so much cheaper than a salon.

      Aww what a special weekend for you!! My best friend is getting married in April and I just know I am going to be a big ball of tears.

      Hope you have a great week!!!! Xoxoxo

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  2. I LOVEE that you said the importance of spending time with friends. I occasionally go on girls weekends, and DJ is totally fine with it, but I always wonder if others kinda lift a brow to the fact that I’d travel without him. But it really is good to miss each other every once in a while, and to make sure we maintain those friendships.

    Your cauliflower pizzas look awesome! As does the sushi! Ahh my two favorites.

    I am SOO excited and happy and relieved to hear your stomach is feeling okay ❤ And those baby hairs are cute & reminder of all you overcame- warrior status.

    Your highlights look AWESOME. I need to learn to do that on my own. I’d save sooo much gosh darn money and time. Thanks for the update, girl.

    – I did watch the grammys!!! I enjoyed them. I thought Alicia Keys did such a great job hosting!

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