Week in Review & Pretty Pintastic Party #191

Pretty Pintastic Party Features #191

TGIF! I hope everyone had an amazing week and is ready for the weekend! We’re back with another weekly Pretty Pintastic Party, but first let’s sneak a peek into the week of This Scattered Life.

Can you believe how fast January is flying by?? I had such good intentions of being completely organized and on top of things for 2018. I am making baby steps (sorta), but it seems like I slide a giant step backward for every two normal-size strides I progress.

The one commitment I have stuck to for more than a month now is my workouts. No matter how busy the day gets, I’ve managed to make time to get myself to the gym a minimum of 4 times per week.

The days that I really don’t feel like going are usually the ones I need it the most. Usually I can talk myself into “just going to get in the sauna” – and then I pull the old bait and switch on myself when I get there. (I really shouldn’t be able to fool myself quite so easily).

Between yoga classes, cardio equipment and weight machines, I’m never bored at the gym. The sauna is my reward for all my efforts, followed by a shower that never runs out of hot water. And of course there is the bonus of saving on our utilities with very few showers at home now – and less laundry since we use towels provided by the gym!

Now I know what you’re thinking. You’re worried that with all that extra gym time I won’t have the time and/or want to sabotage myself by making gooey treats and deep-fried wonders.

You could not be more wrong. The workouts are so that I can keep eating the things I love (within moderation (when possible)). After all – Fat Tuesday is the day before Valentine’s Day and I’m gonna tell these Beignets right where to go. And follow them up with Valentine Gummies and a Turtle chaser.


New Orleans Style Beignets

Valentine Gummy Candies

Homemade Valentine Gummy Treats

What about you? Did you make healthy resolutions? Do you eat to live or live to eat? What sweet indulgence can you simply not go without? I’d love to hear from you in the comments below! (After you add your post links for a chance to be featured in our Pretty Pintastic Party).



Welcome to the Pretty Pintastic Party, where every post is pinned & features are pinned by everyone!

First, let’s meet the hosts:

Jamie, Kerry, & Lucy from Coffee With Us 3 Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter

Annie from Annie’s Noms Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter

Paris from My Big Fat Happy Life Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter

Heather from Divas Run for Bling Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter

Jenn from Loveland Lodge Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter

Celeste from The Whole Serving Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter

Diane from This Scattered Life Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter

Jamie from As For Me and My Homestead Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter

Shelly from Lynchburg Mama Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter

Kara from Phoenix Mom Blog Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter

Brittany from Pop Shop America Pinterest, Facebook Twitter

Melissa from Beyond Mommying Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter

Jessa from Sparkle Living Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter

Gail from Frugal Family Adventures Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter

Christine from Sword Fights and Starry Nights Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter

Candace from Candace Woesch Pinterest, Facebook, Instagram

Here’s what your hosts have been up to this week!

Now on to the Party!!

This is a super relaxed party!
You show up with your fabulous posts and we pin every single one! We only ask one thing from you!

This week’s Features:

Valentine’s Day Gift for Teachers from Dazzle while Frazzle
Homemade Chocolate Heart Candies from Crafting a Family
Creative Gift Ideas for Journal Lovers and Planner Addicts from Mom Always Finds Out
Fish Stew from Make Mine Lemon

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