Sunday, June 13, 2021

Summer Fitness Extravaganza


Hello friends!

Happy Sunday!

It's mid-June, summer is in full swing... that can only mean one thing. It's time for a summer fitness post. We could all use a little reminder to get our tushies moving and a little inspiration for those days when we feel like a sloth.


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This week I'm sharing a master list of my best fitness tips, tricks, and inspiration. You might want to bookmark this post to make it easy to return to when you need it most. Feel free to share with a friend, too!

Grab some coffee and let's dive in!




When You Need A Kick:












Summer Tool Kit


My best tips and tricks, favorite exercises, and everything in between.
















YouTube Best Of The Best


My tried and true favorite channels on YouTube








Inspiration


When you need to light your fire.








And there you have it my friends. I hope you found this helpful.

Have a wonderful week!

<3
-A


Sunday, June 6, 2021

The Best Peanut Butter Cookie Recipes



Hello friends!

Happy Sunday!

Did you know that June 12 is National Peanut Butter Cookie Day? As if we need a holiday to indulge in peanut butter cookies, haha!

However, I think it's the perfect time to share my favorite, tried and true peanut butter recipes. Not only am I sharing cookies, but a few extra peanut buttery treats as well. 

Let's jump right in, shall we?


Peanut Butter Cookie Crispies













Hands down, these are the best peanut butter cookies you'll ever eat. Crispy, chewy, peanut buttery... if you make these for an event, you'll be the hit of the party!



Simple Peanut Butter Cookies

















With only three ingredients, this recipe is easy and simple to whip up. Delicious peanut butter cookies in a snap? Yes please!


Mini Reese Peanut Butter Cookie Blossoms

















Can't get enough of peanut butter? This is the cookie for you!


Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies
















A tasty twist on the classic oatmeal cookie.



Peanut Butter Squares

















Better than a Rice Krispy Treat. This is a great one to have for breakfast with coffee!



Peanut Butter Granola

















I think the title of this recipe speaks for itself. Yum!



Old-Fashioned Nut Cake













This one is my favorite! It's perfect for breakfast, an afternoon or late-night snack, or as a treat shared with friends over coffee. 



Bon App├ętit! 


Tuesday, June 1, 2021

June Fitness Music Playlist

 




Happy June friends!

After two and a half years of new music each month, this will be our final one. It's been a lot of fun creating a new playlist with music to get you pumped for your workout. I hope it has inspired you as much as it has me. 

Without further ado, here's our final playlist:



As always, happy moving!

<3
-A



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Sunday, May 30, 2021

Coffee With Crimsn: Coffee Chat #6 - Relax

 



Happy Sunday friends!

Are you enjoying the holiday weekend? 


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So it has come to my attention that I don't know how to relax. May has been a sharp learning curve for me. Between not feeling well, pushing too hard, and happenstance, I realized that I needed to make a change. 

And that's exactly what I did.

I re-evaluated my goals, adjusted my action plan, and slowly started to relearn what the word 'relax' actually means. 

Now as much as I would like to believe it and paint the picture of it (haha) I'm not perfect. I have a hard time not doing anything. I like to stay busy, productive.. you know, get shit done. 

Something that has helped is watching This Old House. I love that show so much! I used to watch it as a kid, and then again as a young adult because we only had 4 TV channels. haha! Now that I'm in my 30's, I watch to learn. It's amazing how much value that show provides. 

It's getting easier, especially that we're now enjoying summer break at my house. There's more time in my day to accomplish tasks and I'm able to actually enjoy a little time to unwind. 


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Well, it's a short coffee chat this month, but there's a lot of fun waiting for all of us so I won't keep you. Before you go, I'd love to know your relaxation tips. What does relaxing look like for you? Leave a comment and let me know. 

Have a safe and happy weekend friends!

<3
-A

*And let's all try to remember the true meaning of this weekend: To honor the brave men and women who sacrificed their lives in the name of service and freedom. 


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Wednesday, May 26, 2021

May Favorites - 2021 Edition

 



Happy Wednesday friends!

June is quickly approaching. Isn't it wonderful to see summer again? Grab your favorite beverage and settle in, you know what time it is. 


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Peanut Butter M&M's





Oh my... when I saw these on the shelf, I had to throw them in my cart. It's been years since I've indulged in this tasty treat. You can imagine that the supposed "sharing size" didn't last long... I don't think it made 24 hours honestly. haha!


Thomas Cinnamon Raisin English Muffins





Listen, I'm a big fan of English Muffins, but cinnamon raisin? I'm game for pretty much anything cinnamon raisin. Does that mean I'm old? haha! On a side note, my husband loves cinnamon raisin bread (so do I) but he's been searching for his childhood favorite -- cinnamon raisin bread with icing. We haven't been able to find it in years. Do any of you know if they still make that? 


Ice Cube Tray





What can I say friends? It's the simple things. We've needed a new ice cube tray for years. Our old one is cracked and leaks in the freezer... so it's been sitting in a cupboard for the past four years or so. Have you tried buying an ice cube tray? The choices are overwhelming and the reviews don't do diddly squat to help you decide. I found this basic one for around $3. It's perfect! Most of the time I don't have to crack it which is nice. It's wonderful to be able to have ice water again. 


Hair Clips





You know my hair.. long and thick af. I'm home most days and it just gets in my way. I like to keep it up in a bun so I can get stuff done. I love clips because it's easy to take out and throw back up. The problem is that my hair is hard on the flimsy plastic. I'm so tired of having to buy hair clips all the time. I bought a big black one a month ago. It broke when I tried to open it. I was pretty upset. I found these three at Walmart to try. So far, so good. I'll keep you posted. 


Articles I loved:




Videos I loved:




That's all for now. What were your favorite things this month? Let me know in the comments! 

<3
-A