Scenes from the Week–Almost Wordless Edition

by tinareale on December 21, 2012

Chicken, cous cous, and broccoli for dinner takes a lot of concentration.

Source: via Mandy on Pinterest


Humor that I love. Thanks, Jolene, for sharing that gem with me!

Growing up so fast! And into cars, just like daddy.


So, so true.

The perfect present – a planner, a journal, pretty pens, and a Trader Joe’s gift card. Thanks so much, Angie, for the wonderful gift!

Whisking egg whites into oatmeal? I did it for the first time this week. Makes it a lot more voluminous and filling and you can’t taste them at all. I will say it changes the texture a little bit, though not in a bad way. I am a hugely sensitive texture eater and it didn’t bother me at all.


Um, yes. That. Which is why this post is so short. Catch ya later and have a very merry Christmas if you don’t get the chance to come around again until afterwards.


1 Brittany @ GOtheXtraMile December 21, 2012 at 7:19 am

I always whisk egg whites into my oatmeal. I can’t eat them any other way now – love it! Your kids are too adorable.

2 lindsay December 21, 2012 at 7:26 am

oh those kids, they look intense with the broccoli, hehe. and yay for Phoebe!!!

3 katie December 21, 2012 at 7:43 am

Thank you SO much for taking the time to come to my blog and to wish me congrats! So kind and sweet of you Tina, thank you from Mike, Anthony, and I <3

Happy Holidays to you and your beautiful family! <3

4 Christine @ Love, Life, Surf December 21, 2012 at 7:46 am

Your kids are so super adorable! And that is super concentration!! Merry Christmas and happy holidays to you and your family Tina!

5 Lauren December 21, 2012 at 7:59 am

Egg whites in oats are a beautiful thing! Next, you need to try whipped cottage cheese – although that one make take a little more getting used to. ;) Have a lovely weekend!

6 Linz @ Itz Linz December 21, 2012 at 8:14 am

i still haven’t done the eggs in oats thing… maybe i’ll try it because oats usually are lasting filling for me

7 Miranda @ Biting Life December 21, 2012 at 8:38 am

How did you know??? ;) The chicken breast, broccoli, and couscous combination is seriously one of my FAVORITE meals. I mix it all together, drizzle a little bit of olive on there, and throw in my favorite spices. YUM.

8 maria @ lift love life December 21, 2012 at 9:05 am

Omg. Your kids are too cute and I can’t believe how big they’ve gotten. I feel like I’ve been following your blog for awhile now and have watched both of them grow. Too cute!!!

9 [email protected] Palate December 21, 2012 at 9:37 am

That picture is almost too cute!!! Two gorgeous kiddies! I remember serving up couscous to the kids in playgroup I did some work experience in years ago and it ended up EVERYWHERE!

10 Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries December 21, 2012 at 9:37 am

Haha I love the concentration while they’re eating their dinner. Too cute. I’m glad you loved the whisked egg whites in your oatmeal! I actually prefer the texture with the egg in there… It makes it all thick and custard-y! Yum!

11 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More December 21, 2012 at 9:45 am

Your kids are so precious! :)

12 Amanda @ Sistas of Strength December 21, 2012 at 10:18 am

HAHA…love this! :)

13 Heather (Heather's Dish) December 21, 2012 at 10:40 am

So thankful that I know what that last photo feels like – and how flipping true it is!

14 Molly @ Just Your Average Athlete December 21, 2012 at 10:57 am

I miss Friends so much!! I may need to watch that episode at some point this weekend – it makes me laugh hysterically every time :)

15 jobo December 21, 2012 at 12:21 pm

I love that you included the pin I sent you from Pinterest!! That one was my favorite I saw this week ;-) LOVED the pic of the kids eating so intently. so so cute!! And the oatmeal, I am so curious now. Does it make it taste any different?? eggy? I wanna try it!!

16 [email protected] December 21, 2012 at 3:10 pm

Love the intense looks about dinner. HAH

17 Kathy December 21, 2012 at 3:46 pm

Love all of these…Mother: Um, Yes!…..and the gift of journals, pens and gift card: Agree, perfect!

18 Julia H. @ Live Young & Prosper December 22, 2012 at 9:58 am

Props to the kids on eating couscous! When I was younger, I hated couscous…but now I love it!

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