Saturday, September 26, 2015

Paint nite!

I bought these jeans on a whim 3-4 years ago and have wore them twice.

Tonight is paint nite so I thought I should wear something old "just in case". I am clumsy and these paints aren't washable so let's be practical.

And now that I've got them on I remember why I bought them- they are unbelievably comfy. 

Now I'm hoping I don't ruin them!

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Cooking With Irene - check!

BBQ night at the Becks and I made cousin Mike's ribs. Don't they look yummy? I love that cookbook as much as I love my Nanny! xoxo

Friday, September 18, 2015

Another day, another workout

It's 6:49 Friday morning and my workout is checked off the to-do list. 

I really like to exercise. Maybe not waking up so early but the activity and feeling of accomplishment afterwards are priceless. I also like to eat. A lot. I joke that we are a family of foodies.

So in January Aaron and I joined Orange Theory and try and go 3-4 times a week at the crack of dawn before work.

The idea is that you wear heart rate monitors to gauge your level of activity thru heart rate and then you're given a performance summary of calories burned and splat points which are minutes spent in the Orange/red zone. 12-20 minutes in the "Orange" zone and you shall achieve the afterburn effect and continue to burn calories for hours after your workout. 

I highly recommend it! Even with a bulged disc the trainers are able to modify my exercises so I still get an effective workout.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Sad day, another appliance has bit the dust

I think my appliances/toys seem to have a 10-15 year lifespan and that's it. That's the trend lately anyways.

This morning while prepping lunch I witnessed the demise of my super handy mini food processor. 

I made the boys baby food with this machine so I'm pretty confident it's been well used over the past 13 years. I still use it once or twice a week so I'm sure I will be shopping for a replacement, it's so
much more convenient than my ginormous heavy Cuisinart!

Monday, September 14, 2015

Wishing in the Wish Book begins today

As previously mentioned last week in the I Dislike Wedneaday post, my boys deliver flyers.

Today they will have the added pleasure of delivering Wish Books to some lucky households.

I generally don't like catalogues but there's something about the Wish Book that I love. 

I'm guessing it's the nostalgia of Christmas's past and making lists of what I was wishing for Christmas.

I never did get the pleather biker jacket I wanted when I was 10 but I did get a real leather biker jacket when I was 16 lol. 

Thanks for the memories Sears!

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Just another day at Chateau Beck

My kids eat- a lot. Having a pre-teen and a teenaged boy means I make mass quantities of the favourites and throw them in the freezer.

Aaron and I go to a gym class that's 5-6 AM so this is also handy for our breakfasts too.