Guys, I totally bombed the Thanksgiving challenge. 🦃 I'll be honest, I got so busy making Christmas cards, planning Christmas parties, buying Christmas presents 🎅... as you can tell, I'm more of a Christmas person than a Thanksgiving one ;) BUT please don't misunderstand—I am so, so thankful for everything in my life, and I couldn't let November end without giving one last, if not the most important, shout out. 🍁
I am so incredibly blessed with caring, kind, funny, intelligent parents that genuinely and unconditionally love me. They ceaselessly encourage, love, and inspire me. We have our ups and downs, but I love them more than anything in the world and don't know where I would be without them. I owe so much to them and wouldn't want to go on life's adventure without them by my side. Thank you, Mom and Dad, for being such amazing parents. I ❤ you!
3 2911:21 PM Nov 30, 2017
Oh look 👀, more quinoa 😂😂😂. I brought in a bunch for @ashlandanne_ , so I only have a few servings left. If you’re not sure what I’m talking about, find my lunch post from yesterday 😊. .
Moral of the post: look at the servings BEFORE you prepare a dish that you will be the only one eating 😳😊. #thanksgivingfail#lunch#quinoastuffing
Happy Monday you guys!! This weekend was absolute trashhhhhh as far as nutrition💩 I got my workout in except for Saturday, but still feel like shit. On the bright side this is a new week and we have 34 DAYS UNTIL NEW YEAR. One day at a time though! I'm going to be sharing some more goals with you guys going into December so hopefully you're getting prepared too!
My bf surprised & gifted me with this protein I have been wanting to try for a very long time, but didn't have money to buy. I'm really excited and it's from @completenutrition. It's a really cool store that you can get evaluated at for body fat%, weight, and more. They give you an option to become apart of there rewards program, but you know my broke ass declined & we left the store without a purchase in hand 😂😂😂 (I went after my #summerfail just to see what they had & who they were) Not sure if any of you have heard of this store, but I think they are on the smaller side of business. They do give you a COMPLIMENTARY meal plan based on your goals and I have never used it smhhh. 😐 I'm starting today!! Even though I don't have everything right at the moment, I think this will keep me more accountable on meals and timing all together. I will try to do a review on this at end of Dec. and see if I would even continue using it.
If anyone knows I haven't used anything supps/protein/etc... In my journey yet simply because I'm broke and do not want to lol. But with my educational background I am also very reluctant to certain products. I read labels thorough AF!! Lol & this one seems right for my goals, but I will definitely share that soon! I won a IG contest and have had a jar of this stuff called Emerge, I didn't like to have alllll of that caffeine which is 300mg per scoop!! (Can't do it bro😌) so I only used it in my smoothie (HALF OF A SCOOP) maybe 3 times! So yeah I am really happy to give this gift a try😄
So let me tell y'all what happened to me on Thanksgiving... my bf and I are in a place where we can laugh about it now lol. .
Soooo this first pic is the last view I had of the Thanksgiving meal I took hours to cook before the marshmallows on my sweet potatoes caught on fire in the oven 😫. I turned the temp up for TWO mins to brown everything, opened the oven and saw 🔥 (btw, the marshmallow package had a recipe that recommended turning the temp even higher for even longer 😒😒). .
Probably could've just turned the oven off and killed the fire, buuuut I freaked out, called Earl over frantically and rushed him to use a fire extinguisher to put out the flames. Idk if you've used one before, but that chemical powder stuff got EVERYWHERE, on all the food in the oven and on the counter (except for the greens in the crockpot). .
Sooo in a matter of 2 mins, thanksgiving dinner was cancelled for us. The only thing we had left was collard greens and a few pieces of cornbread I had set aside. So sad, kind of funny, but it happened lol. .
I hope y'all had a better Thanksgiving than we did 😊
I had one job this year: make cornbread. It was so “good” it became a competition of who could throw it the furthest (to the deer)...the plus side is watching Nikki throw 😂. I ❤️ you.
Sorry I’ve been MIA in commenting on your posts this week! We’ve had my grand pawrents in town and my bff Sean from New York. Then today, I woke up with an injured eye. I don’t think this is what Beyoncé meant when she said #iwokeuplikethis. 🤨 👁 #thanksgivingfail#eyeseewhatyoudidthere
37 1393:43 PM Nov 25, 2017
Confident that our second attempt to smoke a turkey will be significantly better 😂😂 #thanksgivingfail
Thanksgiving aftermath update. So after 2 accidental calls to Life Alert/Aka 911 by the children I was just hanging up the phone for the second time after convincing dispatch there wasn't an emergency there was an EXPLOSION in the kitchen. Clearly I was distracted. This is my organic Sweet Potato casserole that exploded like a bomb went off mixed with a million pieces of shattered glass. Luckily Edin used to service gas stoves and cleaned it up perfectly today! Thanks babes! #ThanksgivingFail#NotaChef#Kitchen911
Last night was the face of gratitude, today here’s the face of a wife and mom trying to hold it together after a Thanksgiving gone awry with a sick husband and toddler. Thankfully we had mimosa supplies! Who is with me- who else’s holiday isn’t going as planned? Let’s all agree we are thankful for so many things- but let’s commiserate and laugh with each other too in the comments 🥂 #thanksgiving#thanksgivingfail#mimosas#keepingittogether
15 1455:36 PM Nov 23, 2017
First Thanksgiving at my new house was a success. The picture of me with my turkey was not. #thanksgivingfail
0 861:06 AM Nov 24, 2017
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