five things friday

Itz Friday!  Yee-haw!  Itz five things Friday which means I get to spill my guts share five random things with you all today for Clare’s Five Things Friday link up!

1.  I made a beautiful green smoothie with hemp hearts.

green smoothie hemp hearts

Mmm!  Isn’t it pretty?  I’d had this sample package of hemp hearts for too long, and decided this week was the time to try ’em out.  Benefits of hemp hearts? 

  • Incredibly nutritious – per 30 gram serving, Hemp Hearts contain 10 grams of easy to digest plant-based protein and 10 grams of Omegas.
  • Hemp Hearts contain more protein and omegas and less carbs than the same serving of chia or flax.  (source)

I found hemp hearts to be pretty flavorless which is a good thing because you can add them to anything to get the benefits of their nutritional value.  Some people say they have a nutty flavor, but I found them to be very mild.  In my smoothie went the hemp hearts, strawberries, bananas, handfuls of spinach, ice, and vanilla almond milk.  Now I’ll need to get a full size package of hemp hearts.  I’m thinking… iherb?

2.  Yesterday morning I emailed my dad a link on how to make a lightbox.  He’s incredibly handy and I thought maybe I’d just give it a shot by passing along the directions.  Literally just a few hours after I sent him the email, he replied with, “BAM!”


Is my dad not amazing or what??  I seriously could not believe it!  Now I need to get some light bulbs, start experimenting, and learn how to use it.  My dad is the best!  Thanks, Dad!

3.  Jonny got me a Miami maternity tank right when he found out I was pregnant.  I felt funny wearing it before I was showing, and now that I am, I finally got to rock it!

quarterback in training gym

Quarterback in training, Baby Itz!  It feels good to be back in the gym.  Itz still low key: walking a couple of miles, lunges, squats, push ups, and light weights, but itz something!

4.  I made these delightful cucumber snack bites the other day and forgot to include them in my last WIAW post.  But aren’t they cute?

cucumber snack bites

Itz cucumber slices on Triscuit crackers with Laughing Cow garlic and herb cheese.

5. This guy. Date night.

gender reveal

I’ll never tire of our announcement or our gender reveal photos!  Love them and love him!

Any tips for me on how to use my new lightbox?  Plans for this weekend?

30 thoughts on “five things friday

  1. Awwww those photos are SO adorable!!! You look so happy!

    I am intrigued about the hemp hearts, am hearing more and more about them, but I get drug tested at races from time to time, and just worry about it! I am not sure if the IAAF has made a final decision about them yet!

    Excited to see the lightbox put to use, I have been thinking about it, but too scared to try! If it works for you I may be making one 🙂

  2. We bought lights with clips at Lowes for our light box! Make sure you research which light bulbs to get though. Something about natural or bright light, sorry I can’t remember off the top of my head!

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