Still Alive, Thanks For Asking

Hi there!

I guess I’m kind of all or nothing. I either blog every day for a year, or I don’t blog at all for 2 months. Hakuna Matata.

It’s interesting to see what people have been reading while I’ve been away. Stitch Fix Reviews are always popular, and it seems like some of you guys like workoutsrecipes, and/or cats. That works for me!

Because it’s weird to take 2 months off and not explain it, here’s what I’ve been up to: Andrew and I moved to Campbell from LA, it’s nice. We both started new jobs, they’re great. The Kevins are still here.

kevin

…But enough about me. What have you been up to? Good summer? Good vacation? Good hike, meal, yoga class?

 

Speaking of yoga and brilliant segues!

 

One of the things that reminded me I had this thing called a blog after 2 months in the first place was finding a great yoga series on YouTube and wanting to share it with you. For the past couple of weeks, I’ve been doing a 30 Days of Yoga series on the Yoga with Adriene channel. Oya, and this is not a sponsored post, I’ve just really liked the series so far.

Two thumbs up from me. Adriene is laid back and likable. She’s specifically awesome as an online yoga instructor. Each day’s video lesson is between 15 and 30 minutes long, so some days I’ll do two videos, some days I’ll just do one. I think I did three last Sunday. Yoga feels great after a move.

My current yoga level is tight-muscled beginner at best, but I think Adriene’s videos would be satisfying for a more advanced yogi, too.

 

Yoga and running have been my focus on the workout front lately, so what’s been happening on the food front?

 

Andrew and I tried Blue Apron. It probably won’t become a super regular thing for us, but we both liked it and agreed we’d be down to do it once a month or so. We already like to cook and enjoy coming up with meal plans each week, but if you’re someone who doesn’t want to have to think, Blue Apron would be a great way to maintain a good rotation of healthy, satisfying dinners.

We received two deliveries, for a total of 6 meals. Even the recipes that weren’t our favorites (shrimp and grits) were still successful meals. The seared pork chops (below) were one of our favorites. The three cup chicken was also good.

blue apron seared cod

 

Campbell has a happening Farmers’ Market, and we’ve been attending weekly. Sadly, however, this has not been a great year for peaches. Has anyone else found this to be true? I have a hard time believing the mealy peach phenomenon is unique to Campbell. We did find a good meat guy, though.

 

And now a little something for the Stitch Fix reader segment. Take a peak at some killer wedding coordination between Andrew and I earlier this summer. Our first wedding attended as a married couple was super fun. You continually notice how much work went into the wedding you’re attending.

wedding ware

 

In other news, Andrew just handed me a cookie. A TJ’s Maple Leaf cookie. Whoop there it is.

091015 cookie

Cheers and Happy Friday!

 

Amy

 

 

Question: Andrew and I haven’t found a gym up here yet. Has anyone heard of Fitness Evolution? Is it seriously just $10/mo? Watch’s the catch?

frosted sprinkle cake #WIAW

Happy Birthday To My Blog & WIAW #49

You guys!

Yesterday, June 16th, marked my blog’s one year anniversary. I can’t believe I missed my blog’s first birthday! I’m a terrible blog mom… err blom.

If you’re in the market for a laugh, check out my very first blog post here. I’m pleased to say the picture quality on this blog has come a long way in the past year. I seem to be eating all of the exact same things as I was a year ago, but at least you can see them more clearly now.

 

What I Ate Wednesday Tuesday 6/16/15

9:00am – Bulletproof coffee

bulletproof coffee #WIAW

 

11:00am – Overnight Oats

overnight oats #WIAW

 

1:30pm – Fried egg + crumbled bacon salad with avocado

fried egg salad with bacon and avocado #WIAW

 

4:00pm – Peach!

peach #WIAW

 

7:00pm – A glass of wine while catching up with our neighbor, Sandy. We also snacked on some chips and salsa that became the bulk of our dinner…

wine and chips #WIAW

 

8:30pm – Summer farro salad

summer farro salad #WIAW

Last Sunday at the farmers’ market, Andrew and I saw that these tiny tomatoes had made their seasonal debut, so we bought a bunch. One thing led to another and… summer farro salad happened.

 

Later… Andrew and I split a chocolate kinder egg while watching TV, and the Kevins got a kick out of the toy inside. It was actually pretty cool; it was a flower berrette.

Kevin and Kevin

And  here’s some real time cat action for you:

 

Happy Wednesday, everyone! And as always, you can check out what other bloggers are eating here or here.

Amy

 

Question: What was the best thing you ate yesterday?

 

These old blog posts are too funny. Here is day two, the photos are horrendous but I basically ate the same food as yesterday.