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Kyle’s Birthday Hike, Paleo Wine, Acupuncture, Don’t Mess With My Kids, Hugs, OOTW, & Paleo Horseradish Cream Sauce

It’s FRIYAY!!!!  I know…I’m always excited for Friday.  But there’s always a different reason for being excited for Fridays.  This week, I’m excited to see my hubby!  Yes…he’s traveled a lot this week and I feel like I haven’t seen him since last weekend, so I’m excited for some family time and relaxation.  Well…we don’t have too much relaxation time coming up, but at least we will be in the same house and we get to workout together today and tomorrow, which is always fun.  I’m excited to trash talk with him at the gym…LOL!  Want to talk about my week? Ok….

It had it’s ups and downs, like most week’s, but this one felt like a roller coaster.  It didn’t start off great, then just kind of spiraled from there.  Maybe it was the super moon this week?  I’d like to blame it on that, so I will…LOL!  It sounds good anyways.  But, lets focus on all the positive stuff this week, shall we?

It was my son’s 12th birthday…Happy Birthday Kyle!  His birthday was Monday, but we celebrated last weekend because well…Mondays are packed for him with school, homework, crossfit and golf.  Oh, the life of a middle schooler.  Anyways, he requested we go on a family hike.  Actually, he originally requested we go zip lining, but he got nervous last minute, so plans changed.  The hike was really cool, but had me questioning my fitness ability.  I mean really…do I even Crossfit?  I was huffing and puffing the whole way up.  I couldn’t keep up with Scott or Kyle…never mind the dogs!  Jasper and Zoe killed that hike.  Thank goodness I had Emma…although complaining most of the time, we had a good laugh with each other as we tried to make it up to the top.  And WE DID IT!  I forget how much I enjoy hikes until I do them.  The fresh air, the fitness, the views and most importantly, time with family.  Life gets too busy that we forget to make time for stuff like this.  We had a good day that day.  We got home, prepped for a big steak dinner and we celebrated Kyle’s birthday even more.  He found a Molten Lava Cake recipe he wanted to make for his birthday.  The cool part about it was, HE wanted to make it!  So while I got to shower and clean up for dinner, Emma and Kyle made Kyle’s desert by themselves.  I love that I have little cooks in my house. (Zoe was being a bit camera shy 😉 )

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Oh…and BTW, also last Saturday, Scott and I celebrated the completion of our 10 day shred with a bottle of wine…YUM!  We opened up a new Paleo bottle and I have to say it was my favorite yet!  So amazingly delicious and PERFECT with the steak we had that night.  We are already out of our reds and have to move onto our whites.  I think our next shipment will be all reds.  Seriously…if  you haven’t had Dry Farm Wines yet, do it 🙂

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So, Wednesday, I went to see my acupuncturist.  He is absolutely amazing!  If you’ve never done acupuncture, you should.  Not only is it helpful and feels amazing, but I am never so relaxed than when I’m there.  I literally fall into this trance and deep sleep like no other.  I drool.  I had this planned since last week, but it came on my most stressful day.  I walked in and he looked at me and said “You look very stressed and tired.  I’ll let you sleep”.  I was like…YEEEESSSSS!  I’ve been having him work on my sinuses specifically because of the issues I’ve been having since my wisdom tooth surgery.  When he puts those needles in my sinuses, I literally feel them opening up and I can breathe so clearly.  How does that even happen?  But, its after the acupuncture that is the best part.  He always does bodywork after the acupuncture, so he worked on my lower back, scaps and traps…my trouble areas…LOL!  I had cupping done for the first time ever and he did sliding cups!  Oh man!  This was heaven!  It felt soooooooo good.  Such a weird sensation, but most definitely the best “massage” I’ve ever had.  And it worked so well.  What I love about seeing him is he knows his shit.  I leave there feeling energized and lighter….not like I’ve been beaten up.  The only bad part about cupping?  Boy did I bruise!  My entire back is covered in bruises and he barely left them on…only seconds.  I bruise easily.  I find bruises on my body all the time and I have no clue where they come from…LOL!  Oh well.  Totally worth it!

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Ok…so, I’m not going to get into detail, but this week someone screwed with one of my kids.  Actually, it’s been going on for a while and I won’t go into detail, but it went too far this week!  Girls are mean.  I mean…so cruel.  I don’t get it.  Well, maybe I do.  I think some girls just feel they need attention.  It’s sad actually.  The fact that this girl feels the need to lash out at my daughter for no apparent reason clearly shows she’s got some issues she needs to deal with.  Anyways…to bring a bit of light into this story because I did say I’d keep this week positive, here’s a little funny for you 🙂  But, seriously…it’s totally true…really 😉

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Have I ever mentioned how much I love hugs?  I don’t think I have.  But, I do.  Hugs always make everything better.  If you feel down and you get it hug, your mood immediately brightens.  This week I had an incident with a friend.  I hated it.  It was one of those situations where in the end I wasn’t even angry.  I was sad.  It took a few days, but we talked it out.  And I learned a good lesson from it all.  Don’t let things that bother you build and build until you can’t deal with them so much that it angers you.  I don’t always let this happen, but we are all guilty of it.  If you are close to someone and are good friends, you should never feel like you can’t talk to them about something that is bothering you.  You may think it’ll make things worse to discuss, but on the contrary, it makes it worse if you don’t talk about it.  Things are better now.  We understand each other and will both work on the things we discussed.  The best part?  I got the best hug.  Sometimes you don’t realize how much you need a nice long hug until you’re in the moment.  It not only made the situation better, but it made so many other things going on in my life better.  I appreciate hugs at any moment and I’ll take one anytime I can.  If you see me…HUG ME!  I could literally hug all day.

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Ok…last thing before food.  I mentioned last week I wanted to start posting a Stitch Fix outfit of the week, so here goes!  This time I hid my un-made bed.  I thought, too, that eventually I may run out of stitch fix outfits…LOL!  So, we may switch to just a fun outfit of the week.  But, we’ll deal with that when we get there.  Oh…did you know Stitch Fix is for men now, too?  My hubby got his first box yesterday and is keeping all 5 items!  YAY!  Maybe I’ll add him in on next week’s post 😉 This whole outfit came in one box.  Love it!  I never would have bought colored jeans, so that was cool.  And I love the lace on this comfy tee.  Boots are not stitch but the rest is.

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OK…now onto food.  This may not be a big deal recipe to you, but it is to me!  I LOVE sauces.  And I love dips.  I hate all plain food.  YUCK!  Last weekend we made steaks for Kyle’s birthday.  Typically when we make steak, we make a super yummy chimmi churri sauce for it.  But I have to admit…I’m kind of getting sick of it and really it’s a summer type of sauce.  So, I needed something new…something creamy and delicious.  I’ve had horseradish sauce many times with steak and I love it.  So, I decided to come up with a dairy free version we could enjoy without feeling yucky after eating it.  Well…it came out sooooooo good!  My hubby couldn’t get enough and continued to use the leftovers over the week on everything.  I had it with leftover chicken one day for lunch.  If you love horseradish, make this…you’ll love it.

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Paleo Horseradish Cream Sauce
Paleo Horseradish Cream Sauce
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Paleo Horseradish Cream Sauce
Instructions
  1. Refrigerate a can of full fat coconut milk overnight.
  2. Scoop out the cream that has solidified on the top into a medium size bowl.
  3. Whisk in the remaining ingredients.
  4. Pour into a jar and store in the fridge.
  5. Sauce will stay good for about a week.
  6. Enjoy!
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