{WIAW} A Day in the Life

Have you ever wanted to see what I do all day on a minute by minute basis?!?!

…I didn’t think so, but with the number of pictures I snapped yesterday, you’d think otherwise.

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The days started. Seeing that 5 on the clock when my alarm goes off sets off two emotions in me. Dread- uuuughhhh I’m so tireddddd and enthusiasm- I have so much time to get things done before H wakes up!

Giving myself that much time means I’m super productive and it also gives me time to think up really amazing ideas, like let’s put everything I eat all day long on a holiday platter! Whee!

holiday wiaw- breakfast

2 scrambled eggs with spinach, salsa and cilantro, half a bagel and veggie cream cheese

Are you feeling festive? Because that’s what I was going for.

Yesterday morning we ventured to the Mooresville library, which has an amazing kids area. Computers, activity tables, books, nice people and story time!

holiday wiaw- story time

Somehow this fills up the entire morning. Add this to my list of things I didn’t know before being a mom. When a mom says they are going to story time, that means they are booked from 9am-11:30am. How does that happen when story time is only 30 minutes long? Still a mystery to me.

Anyway, we got home, Hailey hit the hay and I hit up the kitchen. I made lunch- success!

holiday wiaw- plant lunch

Simple spinach salad with tomatoes, feta and balsamic, leftover Chobani butternut squash soup and an apple.

And I tried out a new recipe- failure.

holiday wiaw- baking fail

It happens. More often than I admit.

Lately I’ve been all about the afternoon cup of coffee. It’s decaf, but still makes me feel cozy. Especially when paired with an Oreo ball. Have I mentioned I love cookie exchanges?

holiday wiaw- oreo ball

Seriously? Still using the platter? YUP. Smile

The afternoon was beautiful and we filled it with crafts and outside playtime.

holiday wiaw- toddler fun

…and if there is anything cuter in this world than a toddler’s bouncy run, I’ve never seen it.

Seeing Hailey run reminded me that I should do the same, so the remainder of the afternoon filled up with the gym (3 miles ON THE DOT in about 33 minutes), tupperware playtime and a bowl of Kashi cereal.

holiday wiaw- toddler afternoon

I’ve started using Hailey’s Smart Balance Milk. I always thought whole milk would taste so thick. It doesn’t. It’s actually quite good! Don’t forget you can grab a $2 off coupon on my sidebar if you want to try it. Over there —->

David came home, Hailey went down and I went back to the kitchen to play with these…

holiday wiaw- miracle noodle angel hair

Have you seen these Miracle Noodles? Swanson Vitamins, an awesome online vitamin and health food store, hooked me up with a gift card, so I decided to try them out.

holiday wiaw-  miracle noodles

The verdict?

They actually held up much better then I expected. They aren’t mushy at all, instead they are a bit rubbery. They stretch a little and are flavorless. David didn’t mind them and said they reminded him of a soba noodle. They freaked me out a little bit, but I wouldn’t say they are bad, just odd. I’ll bet they’d be most enjoyable in an Asian style soup.

I still prefer my whole wheat thin spaghetti.

holiday wiaw- shrimp pasta two ways

By the time dinner is over and the kitchen in cleaned up, it is usually 8:15 or so. From here on out, I’m worthless. Think feet kicked up, snuggled with Koda and catching up on the series finale of Gossip Girl. It really is the end of an era… sniffle.

As always, thanks for hosting WIAW, Jenn!

Ever tried the miracle noodle? Thoughts?

What’s the weirdest food you’ve ever tried?



  1. says

    Yea the miracle noodle freaks me out a bit. Haha! I’m a huge texture person though so that is probably why. Anyway – sounds like a fun day and love all the activity with the wee one. I feel you on story time. It’s the same for us. And makes that afternoon cup of decaf that much more enjoyable. I have one every day during nap time. Best way to decompress. 😉
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  2. Maria @ lift love life says

    I commented on maddys post but its so funny to me how different our days are with our toddlers. I’m thinking ill probably do a similar post later, my days are less structured like yours though. And I like miracle noodles, but I have pretty daring taste buds. I’ve tried some crazy foods like Ethiopian raw meat on bread, raw octopus that stuck to my cheeks, sea cucumber, and some other things I’m actually too embarrassed to admit hah.
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    • says

      I am dying to know what Ethiopian raw meat is. Sounds… adventurous :)

      And yes, please do a day in the life post! They are my fav to read because I love seeing how other moms spend their days!

  3. says

    Yay! Another Day in the Life post! There are a lot of those going on in WIAW today :)

    I’ve wondered about those Miracle noodles. Good to know. I’ve try Shirataki noodles before and I have to say that I was not a fan. I heard though that for faux noodles creamy or cheesy sauces are much better at masking the texture than vegetable-based sauces. Maybe try that out!
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  4. says

    Funny, our day is almost exactly the same! We go to the gym in the mornings usually though. We go to story hour at our library which turns into a long morning as well. Fun though! I feel you on the recipe fails! I had so many ideas for Christmas goodies but didn’t want to try anything new in fear of losing all the ingredients I’d just purchased!
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  5. says

    I bought a package of those noodles about a month or so ago, and haven’t figured out exactly how I want to use them. I’ve read about them, and have only seen mixed reviews on the taste. I’m kind of scared to even attempt cooking w/ them to be honest… Ha Ha. Maybe I’ll give it a shot soon. I mean what’s the worse that can happen. I dont like them, and Ill have to get myself subway instead =)

  6. says

    I LOVE cookie exchanges too! I’m totally indulging in cookies but feel its a holiday MUST! 😛

    I’ve never tried any miracle noodles, I’ve always been hesitant to try them but I’ve heard great things about them. Maybe one day I’ll get the courage and give them a try.

    I also wanted to let you know I nominated you for the Liebster Award, if you are interested the details are on my blog! :-)
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  1. […] A Healthy Slice of Life‘s  Brittany not only shared what she ate last Wednesday but also what she did all day with her adorable daughter. The two went to story time at their local library, did some crafts and ran around outside, which inspired Brittany to hit the gym. She tried out Miracle Noodle’s gluten-free angel hair pasta for dinner (it looks…interesting, but she says it’s not bad!), as well as a new recipe that didn’t turn out quite the way she expected. She didn’t say what it was, but it included oats and raspberry jam–I hope she was able to figure it out because just from the ingredients it looks like it would be delicious! […]

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