Mash Up, Mix Up

Happy Monday friends!

 Was the weekend as good to you as it was to us? It wasn’t that anything spectacular happened. We just had fun doing all the things we normally do. I’ve gotten so terrible at remembering to take pictures of things but I did manage to find some to share with you today. 

My weekend got started off with a bang by cleaning on Friday. I don’t know about you, but keeping mirrors clean is next to impossible and they are my nemesis. I’ve tried tons of sprays and homemade concoctions. I’ve tried paper towels, t-shirts and newspapers. I feel like you name it, I’ve tried it. Currently the thing that I find to work best is this glass cleaner and these “shop” towels. I’ve talked about these towels before. They are nice and thick and don’t leave near the amount of lint that normal paper towels do and this spray cleaner goes on as a foam and doesn’t streak. WINNING!!!!

If you like to grill (and who doesn’t?), then you should really try this marinade. So easy and so delicious. I used it this weekend on flank steak and it was so yummy. I ended up marinating it for over 24 hours because I put it in for Friday evening and then we decided to go out instead. #helloemptynest

Anyway, the meat was so tender and had the best flavor. You should really try it. 

Before I put it in the plastic bag…which BTW is such a great way to marinate if your not already doing it this way. I poked the meat with a fork umpteen million times to both tenderize and open it up to accept the marinade and it made a huge difference. So tender, so tasty.

So not a great pic of the finished product. Kent just snapped it because sometimes we  like to let the kids know what they’re missing. We’re nice that way, and want to make sure they remember it’s good to come home…at least for the food.?

I also roasted all the vegetable in the oven and we LOVED them. It was actually the first time I’ve roasted carrots (even the purple and yellow ones are carrots) and they were yummy. So much so I picked up a big bag at Costco yesterday to make some more.

I currently have a love affair with succulents of the artificial variety. This was a table full I saw at Pottery Barn. It’s incredible to me how realistic they look AND I can’t kill the plastic ones. Something you may not know about me is that my house is where plants go to die.


We finally found the last 2 flavors of Halo Top that we’d been looking for. The Oatmeal Cookie…oh my!!! Literally tasted like an Oatmeal Cookie. Shocking, I know. But seriously, it even has little bits of oatmeal in it giving it a great texture. This flavor has risen to the top of our favorites list along with Red Velvet, Chocolate Almond, Mocha Chip, Mint, and Birthday Cake. We also found the Pistachio and while it was tasty, it’s was more non-descript although the texture was delightful.

Katie babysat all day Saturday so we received quite a few Snapchats throughout the day. I’m pretty sure our girlie is a fun, loving and fun-loving baby sitter. 

I found her the perfect sweatshirt. In our house you learn the art of sarcasm pretty much with your first words. It’s a gift.? Thankfully they both mastered the art of it but also are good at judging when it’s appropriate and when it’s not. 

That about wraps it up. Thank goodness I checked my calendar last night to see what I need to do today because I have an ortho appointment I wasn’t aware of. I was thinking it was next week. Hopefully I’ll get the buttons off my teeth from the Invisaligns I’ve been wearing for the last 6 months. 

Happy Monday y’all!





  1. March 27, 2017 / 1:54 pm

    Happy Monday Gorgeous! I've been wanting to try that Halo Top and yes, that marinade is the best! Low key weekends are wonderful! Good luck at the Ortho and here's to a great week ahead!

    • March 27, 2017 / 1:58 pm

      Good morning Andrea and Happy Monday to you too!!! YES, you've got to try Halo Top! Fiber and protein in ice cream…so awesome. Have a wonderful week sweet lady!

  2. March 27, 2017 / 3:54 pm

    The steak and veggies look so yummy!

    • March 27, 2017 / 4:04 pm

      Thanks Laura! We need to get in the habit of more veggies and less starch…but starch is sooooo goood!?

  3. March 27, 2017 / 3:56 pm

    Every once in a while, we'll hire a lady in town to help clean the house, and that's the same glass cleaner she uses. I really like it too. That oatmeal cookie ice cream sounds amazing! It's a good thing our grocery store doesn't carry that brand… I'd be in trouble. 😉 And it's nice to meet someone else with a black thumb. I'm trying so hard to keep a few plants alive at the moment. I don't know why it's so hard though. Eeek!

    • March 27, 2017 / 4:03 pm

      I consider the ice cream a health food…LOL. Glad to know you are a fellow plant killer 😉 I sure wish I could figure out what I do wrong, but alas it's just not meant to be.

  4. March 27, 2017 / 6:30 pm

    We use that cleaner too, but I use coffee filters to wipe the glass. That steak looks divine! And I need that sweatshirt, too- my students have collected lots of my "phrases" that they want me to have made into t-shirts to wear at school such as "That's concerning" and "Solve your problem!" Happy Monday!

    • March 27, 2017 / 9:13 pm

      I've used coffee filters too? You are preparing those kids for real life…their parents should thank you.? Happy Monday!

  5. March 27, 2017 / 8:51 pm

    That marinade looks delicious and so do the roasted veggies. I love how you sent the kids a picture to tell them what they're missing. Have a marvelous Monday!

    • March 27, 2017 / 9:06 pm

      Thanks Tanya!!! Gotta' keep em' coming home? You have a wonderful week!!!

  6. March 28, 2017 / 11:04 am

    Oh how I love Halo Top – soooooo genius! That dinner looked so good too, great picture!

    • March 28, 2017 / 4:11 pm

      Isn't that the truth? I don't even feel a little guilty when I eat it?? Have a great day, Kellyann!!

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