HI! Finally I’m addressing update you guys on a little of my life lately. It feels as though we haven’t had a coffee day in foreverrrr. So grab that steaming sizzling tea or coffee and let’s chat!
Anyhow HI! How’s your spring been? The weather in Chicago had been mediocre; it still feels chilly no one was kidding when they called it the Windy City. I live pretty close to Lake Michigan so the wind effects are easily noticed and it feels even more chilly than it often is. I must admit which i haven’t experienced Chicago very much though. Tony’s back again to playing baseball so I’ve been visiting him often in warmer places… like Az!
If you aren’t aware already, Tony plays professional baseball within the White Sox Organization (minor leagues). Each March he mind to Glendale, Arizona for Spring Training. Lucky for me, I’m able to function from wherever therefore i travel as often as possible (who wouldn’t?).
This Spring Training we decided to rent a residence off of AirBnb I heard wonderful things about it and thought that a house would be a great possibility to relax, cook together and feel a bit more comfortable versus in a hotel.
In all honesty, I was pleasantly surprised with the home! It was amazingly embellished, impeccably clean and even acquired a pool. It was also less expensive then staying at a resort so of course we were content! Honestly, I’d hightly recommend checking out AirBnB on your own next vacation; it’s a great way to experience a new city. If you sign up for AirBnB here , you’ll receive a $25 credit towards your next stay. Doooo it. (affiliate link!)
Every morning I made myself breakfast time at the house since Tony had practice early. I picked up some organic eggs through the store and have been obsessed over the delicious orange yolks. I usually ate them with a small number of granola and almond dairy.
Been SO deeply in love with granola especially when it contains pecans and toasted almonds. What’s your favorite kind or perhaps a brand you love?
When in AZ, I in fact had lots of time in my hands so I baked a lot of cookies including white delicious chocolate blueberry coconut oatmeal as well as the classic coconut oil oatmeal delicious chocolate chunk (pictured over).
Both are thus damn great that I can’t keep them any place in the house.
Also if you follow me on social media, you’ll understand that Southwest lost my bags for over a week. Want WTF.
I spent a majority of my time in the workout clothing I picked up from Target. I’m just content I wasn’t on the beach vacation or a cruise! Can you envisage wearing cruise clothes for a week. Hawaiian shirt NIGHTMARE.
I’m basically enthusiastic about staying active once i travel because I like to eat, eat, consume! This past year Tony and I climbed Camelback mountain and made a decision to do it again.
I would absolutely repeat in a heartbeat if you ever end up in AZ and want exploring, definitely take a look.
Here’s a watch from the top. Isn’t it gorgeous?!
Incidentally, have you tried this passionfruit LaCroix water? I’m OBSESSED and couldn’t stop drinking them all of those other day.
After our hike, we were in need of the right food so we headed to a restaurant in downtown Glendale called Cuff The food was relaxing and both of us really enjoyed the tiny atmosphere.
I actually ordered the the Poultry Tortilla Salad and Tony ordered the Shrimp Po’Boy Sandwich. Both of us saved just a little room for coconut cream pie, which wasn’t that spectacular but I also sort of consider myself to be a pie snob usually are not knows.
The very next day we visited the Wildlife Zoo Tony took me here on our first date two years ago and I desperately wished to return.
This time I could feed giraffes, goats and llamas. Dreams do come true.
Especially when you get to enjoy a little frozen yogurt after!
Another great meal we’d was at Yardhouse located at Westgate City Center where there are always a million things to do. Tony promises he doesn’t like Yardhouse but that’s probably because he constantly orders burgers all over the place we go.
I decided to get the kale and brussels sprouts salad with chicken. You guys, truthfully it was one of the better salads I’ve ever endured. All of those other trip I kept hinting at Tony that I needed to return ASAP because that salad. YUM.
Finally was a cafe off the beaten path. We love finding new places to check out, especially little holes in the wall structure with incredible, authentic food! This evening we had a significant mexican meals craving and Arizona has plenty of great spots to look at so I looked the internets for a few recommendations.
We finally showed up at one We have been dying to try, but unfortunately there was an hour wait and it was one particular times where you just can’t bear never to eat right at that time. Shortly after Yelp led us to Anaya’s Mexican restaurant and again, it had been SO GOOD. Just look at Tony’s plate of meals. I wish I’d have taken a photo of the aftermath because he demolished the complete plate of food. Yep, literally ATE EVERYTHING. I have no idea how he can it.
I did what I really do very best. Skinny margaritas + potato chips + salsa. Some individuals don’t know how much fat in pig feet to make a thin margarita, but this place do and I was oh so happy.
We honestly had the optimum time taking in and enjoying the elements during AZ. It’s really such a great place to go to, even if it’s just for several days.
Other things I’m loving earlier this month:
-I watched Insurgent and Whiplash and adored them both. On Netflix I just finished watching Season 2 of Bates Motel. Tony and I purchased Time of year 1 of The Americans and are in love… I mean Keri Russel is within it therefore there you proceed.
-Exercise wise, I am running a many more. For me, running is very on / off in my life because sometimes I must say i dislike it. Most of you know that always I do yoga exercise and circuit training. Presently I am suffering from some mysterious neck and back discomfort that seems to get worse after I do yoga so I’ve really am aiming to be kind to my body. It’s been difficult for me to step away from yoga but too unpleasant to continue it. I’ve been seeing a chiropractor for months and since points appear to be getting worse, I’ll be seeing a new doctor shortly and desire to get some more answers. Not having the ability to become physically active as much as Let me end up being is not a great feeling rather than obtaining answers is a whole lot worse.
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