Breakfast Goals

Can we all agree that breakfast is life? I’m obsessed with this meal and it’s usually my largest meal of the day. I try to fill up on healthy carbs, protein, fiber, etc.

Since I shared on Instagram that I had started a weight loss/healthy lifestyle journey a year ago; I’ve had a few questions come my way about what my eating/workout routine looks like. I had previously shared how I get my day started in this post. Let’s start with the best meal of the day . . .

1. Van’s Protein Waffles– I eat one of these everyday, sometimes two a day. They make quick, healthy eating possible.  I like to top mine with almond butter and a half of a banana.

2. Peanut Butter Overnight Oats– I always thought I was one of those people that could only do hot oatmeal. I was wrong, this recipe is my LIFE, I have it memorized and basically eat this daily. I do change up the protein based on what I have on hand. I can tell you, just as good with chocolate or vanilla.

3. Half of a grapefruit- Need I say more? Seriously the best citrus and so good for you. I eat this daily, I really saw a boost in my metabolism once I started eating this and I crave this fruit now.

These are basically my go to’s because I’m busy and these are quick. I have other favorites too! See below quick round up. . .

  1. Pancakes
  2. Turkey bacon, about 4 slices
  3. Green smoothie with this protein

Share your breakfast favorites in the comments! Always open to ALL the breakfast ideas.

Extra, Extra Long Weekend

Good morning!

I took a mini break from blogging as last week was crazy due to the holiday and my husband traveling for work. It felt good to get a few extra days off with my people for the long holiday weekend.


Kellan and Warner spent Friday at our state fair. Kellan had major heart eyes for all the police cars and train exhibit. He also ate his fair share of cotton candy and spent a small fortune on games; that’s what the fair is all about!


We attended a birthday party on Saturday and it was such a beautiful day! They gave all the kids big balloons and that was for sure the hit of the party. Chasing two toddlers around a park was my cardio that day.


We spent Labor Day swimming and soaking up one last 80 degree day. Our forecast shows only cooler temps now and all the pools in our area will be closing up. #winteriscoming


Ended the weekend with this view and a nice walk with the family. I will so miss all the outdoor time once it cools down and starts snowing. Just trying to soak up fall while I can! 

Beach Trip

At the start of the summer my husband and I decided to do a little mini-trip with our kids this summer. Our kids are wild, like want to scream at top of their lungs everywhere they go type wild. . . So we approached this idea with hesitation.

Nevertheless, we decided a trip to Sesame Place would need to happen. We live in upstate NY so from our house to Sesame it’s 4.5 hours. Kellan (age 3) did great in the car for the most part and really enjoyed our hotel stay. We made the hotel stay into a “big deal” for him so he loved it and swimming in the pool. Marley was a bit more difficult to please for almost 5 hours. Key item for both kids: A LOT OF SNACKS. 


After doing two nights at our hotel and one day at Sesame Place we headed to the Jersey Shore! It was about an hour drive from our hotel in Princeton, NJ. We chose to rent an air BNB for our one night stay in Belmar Beach.

It rained the Tuesday we got to the shore which was kind of a bummer. I had wanted to do the aquarium in Point Pleasant, NJ but the line was CRAY, my kids and lines=hell. So we chose to just walk around on the boardwalk, played some mini-golf, ate lunch and then went to our air BNB to check in.

It cleared up Tuesday afternoon so we did get a little beach in that day. Luckily, Wednesday morning my kids woke up BRIGHT and early and it was beautiful out. We packed right up and headed to the beach at 7:00AM.


We had to head home Wednesday so we stayed at the beach a few hours. Just enough time for this lady to eat handfuls of sand while simultaneously throwing it into her hair 🙈

If you are looking for quick kid friendly trips this one was great! Message or comment if you’d like any direct recommendations about our hotel, Air BNB, places we ate, etc.

With Love,

B