Back in Business

Hi peeps!

How was your 4th of July? My brother stayed with us last week on his month-long break from living and teaching in Moscow (?!?!?!super cool right?) and then we had a rockin 72hrs in Guntersville, AL for the annual family reunion (for my fam). So this is our first ‘normal’ week since….early May? We have finally moved, traveled, met deadlines, visited family, traveled some more, and slept a lot.

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Here we are all piled into my car for the 9 hour drive.

-side note I need to remind Steve to finish recapping our Europe trip, but we’ll see how that goes 🙂 –

Now is as good a time as any to get back to blogging on a regular basis right?

First off, LOOK AT THIS GINORMOUS STRAWBERRY! That is all. one. strawberry. How do you even eat that?!? Never mind, I’ll figure out a way 🙂

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Summer is the best for awesome fruit and I have no shame about eating my weight in fruit, veggies, basil, and cilantro for the next couple of months. Fruit = happy Amanda!

In other exciting events I’ve had the energy and patience to start cooking again 🙂

Monday, I did up some pan-seared cod (seasoned with salt, pepper, and lemon juice) with some awesome strawberry salsa and cilantro lime rice….(insert heart-eyed emoji here for this crazy colorful dinner)

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Hopefully, some new recipes will start coming your way soon! If nothing else, at least some food porn.

With this extra energy, I have also started working out again (for those not in the know, I kinda stopped working out for like, 2 solid months because ya know energy and busy and school and all). Since it’s 100000 degrees outside, running is not the best idea so I’ve been sticking to the indoor strength workouts for now.

Mainly, TRX -> check out Fitnessista for some great intros to TRX <-

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-yes I took this picture with a potato….why do you ask?-

Aaaaand yesterday we threw in some P90x Shoulders and Arms since Steve officially tore his ACL  in Prague and can’t do much with his legs. Sometimes its really nice to zone out and follow the energetic people on TV rather than trying to come up with your own routine.

I gotta head back to work now, but just wanted to check in with you guys to make sure you haven’t forgotten about our shenanigans!

Have a great Wednesday!

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Adventure Time

Good morning and happy Monday!

Usually Mondays are not the greatest, actually they are the wooooorst, but today is super special because STEVE AND I LEAVE ON A 2 WEEK VACAY FOR EUROPE TODAY!!!!!!

My life for the foreseeable future is packed into this color-coordinated carry-on (an actual cute purse is already packed because priorities y’all)

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Anywho, here are the deets of where we will be. If anyone has any suggestions for must-do activities, places to eat, etc, then comment and let us know!

  • June 1-2: Travels
  • June 3-5: Budapest, Hungary
  • June  5-7: Prague, Czech Republic
  • June 7-9: Vienna, Austria
  • June 9-12: Berlin, Germany
  • June 12-14: Barcelona, Spain
  • June 14-15: London, UK
  • June 15: Travels

We’ll try to check in with the blog when we can but you can also follow me (@amandaguin54) or Steve (@thievensteven) on Instagram for an overload of pictures of our travels, sorry not sorry.