Monday, March 27, 2017

Life With the Lees: Weekend Recap 3.27.17

Hello there, Monday! This is quite possibly the most boring post I've written yet as we spent a lot of the weekend cleaning our house and cooking a lot for our brunch with neighbors yesterday.

I love that Robert downloaded our DVR app onto my phone, so I've been able to cook and clean while watching my shows. Have you watched Sweet Home Oklahoma on Bravo? It is hilarious!


Ari had her first baseball practice last week and loved it, and her coach played college ball and said that we had to go buy actual baseball pants, so we ventured out to get some more gear.


My monkeys and I hit up the grocery store while Robert went to take his Calculus exam. Can we just stop for a moment and ponder WHY an adult would WANT to take Calculus 3? (He's working on getting his Master's degree and has to get a few extra math credits in.) I dropped out of Calc 1 in high school, and the only reason I passed the first semester is because I'd write things like, "Go Packers!" or "Cheeseheads rock!" on the top of my papers so my Greenbay fan of a teacher would give me bonus points!


While we shop, we use our Shopkick app that Lisa has me hooked on! Do you use it? I love it most days, but I will say I'm super irritated with their referral system. I referred 2 people and was even standing right next to my friend when she completed her first walk-in, and Shopkick denied me the referral. Even after emailing them, they denied it. Other than that, we do enjoy scanning products at the stores to get our points and then we spend them on Target gift cards.


After baking and cleaning up the house, I had to keep everyone out, so we headed out to Longhorn Steakhouse for dinner since we had a gift card. It was nice to get out, but I'm super excited to try a bunch of new recipes that I have pinned. Check out my Pinterest boards HERE


We hosted a brunch with our neighbors yesterday, and we had a wonderful time! Ari and I made Trisha Yearwood's coffee cake, sausage balls, egg casserole, breakfast pizza, Monte Cristo sliders, orange muffins, and banana bread. Our awesome neighbors brought some amazing dishes to share, too. There was a French toast creme brulee that was to die for, and my My Fitness Pal app was super over, but it was SO worth it!


The kids played some more baseball after brunch, and then it was the usual weekend chores before bedtime.


I'm headed to Trip's field trip on Tuesday, and then Ari has her first baseball game this weekend. I hope you have a great week ahead of you! Stop by tomorrow for my next Tuesday Training session and my favorite photos link up with Andrea at Momfessionals! See you soon! 

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12 comments:

  1. Interesting, I have never heard of that app, I'll have to check it out! That coffee cake looks amazing, love her show:)

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    1. Shopkick is fun- it just has quirks every once in a while. We've made a few of Trisha's recipes now and they're delish!

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  2. Nothing bout this is boring, it's sweet life and sounds like brunch at it's best!! I love Trisha Yearwood's recipes!!! Yay for field trips and baseball!! Happy week ahead darling!!

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    1. Haha- you say yay for field trips, but as a middle school teacher, going with 7 year olds to the museum is my nightmare! I'm so much better with teens! Have a good week!

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  3. I agree with Andrea, not boring at all! I love love love Trisha Yearwood's recipes. I always watch her show. I'm glad your brunch was a success. The food looks AMAZING!

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    1. I wish I had taken pictures of all of the food- we have amazing neighbors, and it was so fun to get together with all them at once.

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  4. I'm sure the baseball pants will make a huge difference in the games...LOL (insert eye roll here) WHAT THE HECK with Shopkick??? It can be frustrating. Sometimes my walk-ins don't even work and I'm so annoyed. I can't even figure out how to check and see if I've gotten referral points. On the upside, I am up to almost 30,000. That cake looks scrumptious and the French Toast Creme Brulee sounds ah-mazing! Trust me when I tell you that my post is way more boring than yours today😉. Have a great week. XO

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    1. Hahaha yes and to top it off, the itty bitty neededd XXS pants- I think we got the last pair in Houston! If you go into your dropdown menu from the points, there's a place to press that says your kicks activity and it'll show you all the points you've received from referrals and in store. The people at the company were super unprofessional in their responses, and after about 4 email exchanges I just let it go. It's still a cool app though!

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  5. Sounds like a pretty amazing weekend. Shopkick? No clue what that is! I use Ibotta, same premis? That food - darn you, Allie! I'm off sugar! XOXOXOX

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    1. You can get lots of points if you purchase certain items on the Shopkick list, but you can also get points for just walking into stores and scanning items on the list. My kids are capable of scanning stuff for me, so the points add up quickly at Target and the grocery store. Every 500 points I get, I turn in for a $2 Target card. I've gotten about $14 in cards since starting a few weeks ago!

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  6. I've never heard of the shopkick app; I will have to look into trying it out! Your cake looks delicious, and I'm sure it was worth every bite and calorie! Enjoy your field trip!

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    1. Definitely do the shopkick app- it's kind of become a game where we try to see how many points we can get at each store.

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