Run Nelly Run

Run Nelly Run

Running through life as self-proclaimed house wife, mother, homeschooler, and wanna-be chef

What I’m Loving at This Moment…

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  1.   My Deuter backpack.  This pack has been used through both of my boys “little” stage.  I’ve had them along while I have taken the dogs on countless walks/hikes, while mowing the lawn, shoveling, raking leaves….a lot of baby wearing has gone on in this pack!  Today I threw Trout on my back and Bodhi and I went out for a walk during his “recess” time.  Deuter does a great job fitting the pack to your body.  The weight is primarily on the hips rather then pulling on your shoulders.

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       2.  Tender hearted boys.  My boys are the roughest of rough, but in the same breath they are gentle, kind-hearted people; I accredit that to Ryan, (secretly that’s why I married him! I’m a sucker for guys who make great dads).  Bodhi wanted to take his cat on the walk so he tucked him carefully into his coat to tag along.

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        3.  My new Momentum Wrap!  Thanks to an amazing runner, Tina Muir, (who runs for Saucony…a shoe brand that is near and dear to my heart) I discovered these amazing, inspiring, and super comfy bracelets.  I decided to sport her logo, “Be Brave, Be Strong, Be You”  It is a great message and something I hope to carry with me on my Boston journey.

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       4.  A clean fridge!  Clutter in the house usually means less productivity/inspiration in my life.  I would like to think the same philosophy goes for my kitchen/refrigerator.  I like to do a deep cleaning of my fridge twice a year.  I end up throwing out a ton of condiments, (how is it possible to have a fridge so full of condiments! are we the only ones?!)  Having a “good as new” space in my kitchen helps me stay motivated about cooking, eating healthy, and just being inspired in general to be in my kitchen.

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       5.  Mexican Food.  My family and I don’t eat out a ton, but when we do it is Mi Mexico all the way.  I have been spoiled/ruined of anything fast food related ever since we went to Mexico and stayed in a remote location off the coast eating fresh fish tacos and guacamole right off the tree.  Mi Mexico makes Carnitas that make even me, a not so meat-loving foodie, LOVE eating meat.  They are amazing! pulled pork, red onion, and a ton of cilantro…perfection.

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      6.  This kid and his expressions!  We were sharing a cup of raspberry sorbet and bobas, (these fruit beads that pop in your mouth…weird sounding but strangely addicting)…Trout obviously thought I had more then my fare share =)

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       7.  Lavender Lotion + Serenity Oil.  I am not a sales person….which is why you don’t hear me speak a lot about the products I use and why you should use them too, (I figure, something good will speak for itself.  I am always willing to share, but I only know me…someone else might hate what I love).  Feeling sick lately and a little more stressed with the holidays…nothing takes away the stress like lavender.  I love Serenity oil…I use it on myself as well as my boys when we’re needing to “zen out”.

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       8.  My boys are old enough to play with the dogs.  This is great for 2 reasons: 1.  It wears both parties out equally, meaning mom doesn’t have to do the job herself.  2.  I love seeing my puppy children being loved on by my un-furry children and vice versa…makes my heart happy.

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       9.  Boredpanda: “What If Guys Acted Like Girls On Instagram?”.  Thanks to The Hungry Runner Girl, I discovered this and laughed until tears came down my face.  I loved how a guy can make something possibly, “cool” looking in a woman’s eyes into something absolutely ridiculous looking =)  It’s worth checking out!

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Please check these out! there is bound to be one that will make you laugh!

       10.  You!  Without my readers..I wouldn’t have a reason to write, (even if that is only my husband Ryan, “hi Rye”).  Writing has given me a sense of self that I have been truly lacking lately and for that, I am eternally grateful.

What are some of your favorite things at this moment?

Have a happy, safe, and fun weekend!

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3 Comments

  • Stephanie Nishek Marrufo says:

    I am loving Starbucks Christmas Blend coffee :). One cup a day warms my soul and wakes my tired new Mama brain. It’s like drinking a cup of happy ;). Oh, I have the same love for my organic Mother’s Milk tea. I’ve never been a big tea drinker, but I think my body knows how valuable this tea can be!

  • Val says:

    Those boys of yours are too cute! Hope you are feeling better! Take care!

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