Shared Nursery: Update

The boys are happily sharing their room in the day time. 🙂 Yus is still co-sleeping and Amir is sleeping like a prince in their room. Here is a breakdown of the room!

Project #1: Chalkboard wall (more like block :))

We (myself & awesome friend Kerry-Ann) used Martha Stewart chalkboard paint and sectioned off the area I wanted to paint with painters tape. After applying 2 coats and letting it dry we sat with the kiddos and painted the letters that would be used as a boarder. Our kids enjoyed painting the letters! 🙂

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Amir’s closet

Project #2: Closet Clean Out

This was well over do and the fact that it took 2 days (more like 3 hours, night 1 and 3 hours night 2) is probably why I dreaded it in the first place. I was on a mission to not have my husband come back to the room looking a Hot Mess and I was tired of stepping over things and it not being organized.

I purchased the hanging closet storage and drawers from here and here.

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Yus’ closet

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Project #3: Wall Art + Curtain change

I found some really cute & in expensive wall decals from Target (similar here) and only used the decals that had big/little animals to go with the big/little brother theme. Also, I changed the curtains from green to white so that room felt fresh and vibrant or it could be I was just over the green LOL 🙂 but FRESH and VIBRANT just seems like better word options.

WHALA this is the finished product…

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loves it!

Just a note the ‘E’ and ‘S’ broke so they are missing in the letter boarder picture above and the crib is completely together. We found the crib screws before the baby was born and the hubs put the front rail on the crib.

Hope everyone is having an awesome summer!

Do you have any shared nursery decorating tips? Let us know in the comments below.

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Workout Wednesday: Boxing

If you are looking for the following

  • Killer cardio workout
  • Weight loss
  • Increased agility and coordination
  • Muscle tone
  • Greater fitness

Then you should give Boxing a jab. 🙂 lol

Boxing gives you a full body workout and tones up your bottom and quadricep muscles.

Boxer Babe 10 minute cardio workout with Tiffany Rothe


Home Boxing Workouts – 12 Week Home Boxing Workout

6 Boxing drills for a knockout body

Recipe Sunday: Quinoa Parsley Salad

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Quinoa Parsley Salad

1 cup water
1/2 cup uncooked quinoa
3/4 cup fresh parsley leaves
1/2 cup thinly sliced celery
1/2 cup thinly sliced green onions
1/2 cup finely chopped dried apricots
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon honey
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 cup unsalted pumpkinseed kernels, toasted

1. Bring water and quinoa to a boil in a medium saucepan. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 20 minutes or until liquid is absorbed. Spoon into a bowl; fluff with a fork. Add parsley, celery, onions, and apricots.
2. Whisk lemon juice, olive oil, honey, salt, and black pepper. Add to quinoa mixture, and toss well. Top with seeds.

Workout Wednesday: Tips For Working Out In The Heat

Heat

It is really warming up out there. With some western states seeing record high temps, we thought it would be good to remind you to be safe when working out in the heat.

  • The time of day is important. Exercise smarter and not harder.  10 am- 3pm is the hottest time of the day.
  • Stay hydrated. Drink water before, during and after your workout.
  • Wear loose, light-colored. The lighter color will help reflect heat, and cotton material will help the evaporation of sweat.
  • Choose shaded trails or pathways
  • Sunscreen is a must. It’s important to protect your skin.
  • Listen to your body. Stop immediately if you’re feeling dizzy, faint or nauseous.

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Symptoms of heat exhaustion:

  • Headaches
  • Heavy sweating
  • Cold, moist skin, chills
  • Dizziness or fainting
  • Weak or rapid pulse
  • Muscle cramps
  • Fast, shallow breathing
  • Nausea, vomiting or both

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Weight Loss Begins In the Kitchen

It was year or more ago when I made the decision to get active and make some lifestyle changes. At that time I didn’t truly understand how important it is to change your eating habits along with becoming active.  So I got on the workout bandwagon, got addicted, but my eating was still off.  I wasn’t seeing any results and just maintaining.  I started off with cutting back on sweets (the things I love the most) Cookies, Cakes and Pies Oh My!!!  🙂 This is when I began to see some results.  Over all after being more mindful of what I was eating and making better food decision is when I began to see a change in my body and how I felt.

Now almost 3 months after having my 2nd daughter I have to remind myself that even though I am working out again that I have to get my mind right and make better food choices.  I fell off with my eating game and now it is time to Get It In and Get It Done in the kitchen too.

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Here are from 5 Basic Rules Of NutritionFit from Fit Chef

1. Eat every three hours

2. Eat 5 -6 meals every day

3. Every meal should consit of

-Protein

-Carb

-Fat

4. Avoid the 3 Whites

– Sugar

– White Flour

– Salt

5. Drink at least 96 oz of water every day.

Share with us some of the ways you make better food choices. Facebook, or @FitFlyMamasNWR or FitFlyMamasEPL.