Cupcakes and Sunshine: January 2018

Monday, January 15, 2018

Territory Foods UNBOXED! Review

At the suggestion of a friend, I decided to try out Territory Foods this week and you guys-- I'm SO impressed.

Dallas friends, there's no turning back.

I was sent a coupon code to get $50 of free meals for my first order, which ended up being 6 whole meals for less than $10. No gimmicks. No subscription that I had to sign up for (Except now, I really think I will sign up for weekly orders). 

Just delicious, healthy meals ready to go for this crazy week ahead! 

Territory Foods focuses on creative local chefs, nutritious ingredients, and delicious meals that are ready to eat! 

And all I had to do was pick them up at a Crossfit gym one mile from my house. Seriously so easy. 

You simply log into the website, select your dietary preferences, place your order, and choose a gym location to pick up your meals. And boom. You're done. I don't have to worry about making lunch or dinners this week.

Each week, each delicious meal varies. 
In my box this week I had...

  1. Tagine Chicken with Golden Raisins and Vegetable Medley
  2. Tuscan Chicken and White Beans with Squash Noodles
  3. Spicy Taco Salad
  4. Sweet and Spicy Meatballs with Grilled Veggies and Rice Noodles
  5. Asian Chicken with Vegetable Fried Rice and Sesame Ginger Sauce
  6. Mediterranean Chicken with Sweet Potato Mash and Grilled Veggies
So good, right?

I love cooking and making healthy meals, but with all the busy of work and travel, I've made way too many trips to Chick-fil-a or have chosen the frozen pizza route. Territory Foods has changed that, and now I can have delicious healthy choices all week long. Talk about fast food. 

Friends, if you're in the Dallas area, act FAST! The $50 promotion ends January 18th, and I want you to get in on this deal too!!

If you're looking for more healthy choices to kick off 2018, I suggest...

Sunday, January 7, 2018

2018 Word of the Year- INTENTION

2018 is HERE! And we're doing it, friends!

The New Year has always been my favorite. A fresh new start, new goals, a clean slate and time to rest before things kick off and going again.

For the past few years, a few of my friends and I have joined together to pray for a word of the year. A word of the year is a fun way to set your intentions and goals for the upcoming year. Last year, "COMMUNITY" was my word, and wow have I met so many new friends in Dallas that have made this city home! I'm surrounded by so many people each and every day who are pouring into me, encouraging me, and just making every day FUN. 

This year, after lots of prayer and consideration my word is "INTENTION."

2017 was a great year, but with a new city, new job, and really new everything, I lost a lot of intentionality in loving others well, making decisions, and being intentional with my time. I used the busyness of each day as an excuse, and was really just surviving.

This year, I want to work on being INTENTIONAL in the way I communicate, the people I spend time with, the conversations I have, the food I eat, the way I budget, the time I spend with the Lord, and the way I love others. I know I've slacked in this area, but I have big plans to pick it up in 2018!

But I do know that good intentions don't always lead to change. It's the ACTIONS behind them that do the doing and I know it will take work. Good intentions don't build relationships or make people better. I'm leaning into this and praying for motivation to be intentional and take ACTION.

So what does this look like? I've set a few personal goals, fitness goals, quiet time goals, financial goals, and also have some great friends that are helping me by holding me accountable to accomplish them.

I also found this really great habits chart to help me to be intentional in the goals I've set...

It is a 90-day "habit-forming" chart, and you fill in a circle for each day you complete a goal you're working towards. (like working out or saving money!) These are awesome! You can get them here for free!

I'm also going to review some financial goals (check out this post from a while back on some money-saving tips!) and work on meal planning for the week ahead, so I don't make too many stops by Chick-fil-a. (We'll just leave that habit in 2017)

Lastly, I really want to get more in the WORD this year. Honestly, I had some rough rough, spiritually dry months in 2017 where I know I was not leaning fully into the Lord, and they were some of the toughest, yuckiest (as my friend Hannah says) months I've experienced. This year, I want to make it a habit to get back into the Word, PRAY OFTEN, and continuously seek the Lord in all decisions that I make and things I do, and I think intentionality in choices will come a lot better.

2018, let's do this!!


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