Rocking the Rock Wall.

Hi guys!  First of all, I just wanted to thank you for all of the “Happy Blogiversary” wishes I received after Monday’s post.  You guys are the best!  And if you haven’t checked out Monday’s post yet, you should!  I also discussed a delicious new summer drink that you don’t want to miss out on! Winking smile

What I didn’t get to share on Monday was details from our weekend with family … take 3!

On Thursday, our sister-in-law, Christi, and her little girls came to town.

I didn’t take a ton of pictures, because I was too busy having fun.  But here’s just a snapshot of the good times we had.

1. The girls helped me cut flowers from our backyard.


Gorgeous, right?


2. We threw on our aprons and baked some cookies!


Mary-Allison was quite the sugar cookie decorator.


Such intense concentration!

3. Uncle B read bedtime stories.


They love their Uncle B!

4. We conquered the rock wall at Lifetime Fitness!


Actually, if I’m honest, Mary-Allison and Brandon conquered it.


(Don’t let that picture fool you … she got the whole way to the top!)


While they “rocked” (pun intended) it out, I got about three-fourths of the way up each time.  Then I realized how high I was and immediately wanted my feet back on solid ground. Winking smile

Other highlights of the weekend that weren’t pictured:

1. Two nights in a row of Mellow Mushroom pizza.  (Yes, the same place we went to with my mom and Brandon’s parents.)

2. More frozen yogurt (you can never have enough).

3. Several rounds of hide-and-seek.

4. Lots of swimming.

5. Lots of bubble blowing.

All in all, a successful weekend. Smile  Thanks for visiting, ladies!!  We loved having you!


And now, on to WIAW!

Thanks to Jen for hosting!

WIAW June 27

Breakfast: Whole-wheat English muffin with peanut butter and banana.  I’ve been craving a good English muffin since we left the hotel.  But sadly, I can’t find the big ones at the grocery store.  Boo.

Snack #1: Organic vanilla yogurt topped with granola and blueberries.

Lunch: Microwaved sweet potato topped with peanut butter, a little brown sugar, and cinnamon.  On the side, raw veggies with a little ranch dressing.

Snack #2: Cookie dough Balance bar.  Really delicious, which (for some reason) I wasn’t expecting!

Dinner: Whole-wheat spaghetti in a marinara sauce.  The sauce was store-bought, but I cooked up some ground chicken to add to it, and I also added some garlic powder, Italian seasoning and red pepper flakes.  So good!

After Dinner Snack: Cherries.  I am loving these right now!!  I think cherries might be my favorite fruit, but I rarely get them because they can be expensive.  Right now they’re on sale … score!


And finally, let’s talk Bachelorette.

(Warning: Spoilers ahead!)

emily bach

1. In my opinion, Chris needs to go.  He lacks confidence, which is not an attractive quality in a guy.

2. Jef is still my favorite.


Actually, he’s even more my favorite after this week.  But I still don’t know if I necessarily see the two of them together.

3. Sean is a really close second favorite.


And honestly, I think he might be a better match for Emily.

4. Why am I even worrying about who’s the better match?  Regardless, it’s not like this relationship will last past my next birthday.  And yet, I still can’t stop watching this show! Disappointed smile

Question for ya …

Ever been rock climbing? 

Cream cheese or buttercream frosting for sugar cookies?

(I will always vote for cream cheese frosting.)

Best thing you’ve eaten this week?

Thoughts on ‘The Bachelorette?’

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32 Responses to Rocking the Rock Wall.

  1. Meg

    Sean is my favourite :D

    I wish I could have went wall climbing! I LOVE IT
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  2. Lindsay @ In Sweetness and In Health

    I love rock climbing!! I haven’t been in forever, but I’ve always liked it when I go. And yay for more mellow mushroom! We had it the other day here in Gatlinburg and I totally thought of you while I was enjoying my pizza :) . Hope you have a great Wednesday love <3
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  3. Laurie @Love, Laugh, Laurie

    Your nieces are adorable! Chris looks like a serial killer, Sean is still my favorite for me, and Jef is hilarious! I don’t see them together, but I want him to be my best friend!
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    • notsodomesticated

      Hahhah Laurie, I always love your comments. “Chris looks like a serial killer” … hilarious!

  4. Kat

    super jealous of the rock climbing!! I love doing it, but havent been able to for years!! I need to get back out there :)
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  5. Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries

    aww those photos of brandon and the girls are adorable! :)
    aaand bachelorette talk – i totally agree with you. i really can’t decide if i like jef or sean better, but i still don’t know if i can see jef and emily together. hmm we shall see! ;)
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    • notsodomesticated

      Did you see on Janae’s blog that she met Jef?? I’m so jealous!

  6. Amy DeBlasio

    After all this time!!! I just realized Emily was the Bachelorette- Seriously!! I stopped watching it awhile back and lastly I remembered she was chosen on the Bachelor! Oh dear.

  7. Megan@ The Running Doc

    I haven’t been rock climbing since I was a teenager! I bet if I tried it now it would make my shoulders super sore.

    I like Jef the most, but I agree with you that I’m not really sure him and Emily together make the best couple.
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  8. Theresa

    I’ve never been rock climbing but i have some friends that absolutely LOVE it! i’m a little afraid of heights anddd lacking upper body strength so i’m not sure its quite my thing, hahaha

    cherries are my FAVE too, I only grab them when they are on sale…I could eat way too many of them for my own good in one sitting ;)

    i totally agree with the cream cheese frosting as well!!
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  9. Andrea @ Andrea Out Loud!

    I am horrible at rock climbing! though it has been a while since i tried!
    and i LOVE that table, where did you get it?
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    • notsodomesticated

      The table with the flowers on it? Rooms To Go! And we actually got it on sale because it was the floor model. :) Thanks … we love it, too!

  10. natalie @ southern fit foodie

    Cream cheese all the way!

    I haven’t done a rock wall in a looooong time, but when I was in the British Virgin Islands, I climbed all over the real rocks. :) They have these boulders everywhere that are all stacked together (naturally) and make caves and paths, and instead of going through them, I go over them. So much fun!
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    • notsodomesticated

      Very cool! I love doing any type of physical activity that doesn’t feel like you’re working out! ;)

  11. Corrie Anne

    Your flowers are gorgeous!! Love them. I’ve never been rock climbing. It might be fun in a gym.. maybe… lol. I’m usre I would’ve done it a lot better as a kid. Actually, I did some climbing walls as a kid. And I remember beating my older brother. My #1 goal in life as a middle child. Haha.
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    • notsodomesticated

      Haha good for you, girl!! ;)

  12. Lauren

    Peanut butter on sweet potatoes? I’ve got to try that! I actually like Chris the best! He seems to be the most genuine about his feelings for her. Sean seems like a tool to me! And did I hear right at one point he said he’s been married 3 times?? Yipe!

    • notsodomesticated

      Sean?? Nooo … I don’t think he’s been married at all. Maybe you’re mixing him up with someone?

  13. Cinnamon @ eatpraytri

    i would say cream cheese frosting for sure although I wouldn’t turn butter cream away. I don’t think I have been rock climbing b/c I worry that I don’t have the upper body strength to even get 1/4 of the way up the wall. I don’t watch the Bachelorette but I like Sean. LOL.
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  14. amy @ fearless homemaker

    I’m so with you on the Bachelorette – Chris has GOT to go! Jef is also my fave, with Sean in second + Arie in third. Can’t wait to see what happens next week! Oh, + I gotta try out the cookie dough balance bar – it sounds tasty!
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  15. Brittany (Healthy Slice of Life)

    I could eat Mellow Mushroom EVERY day. It’s so delicious :)
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  16. Jennifer

    I’m totally hooked on this season of the bachelor! I’m totally team Arie though. Although nice, I think Jef isn’t a great match for Emily.
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  17. Brittany @ Itty Bits of Balance

    It looks like you had a great time with the girls and Brandon! I used to rock climb all the time during my childhood– but sadly I don’t think I ever even made it half-way up the wall.. haha!

    And by the way, those flowers grow in your backyard!?! WOW! All I get is weeds!!
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    • notsodomesticated

      Haha the flowers were already planted before we moved in. If I had tried to plan them, I’m sure they would have died in a week!! ;)

  18. Tessa @ Amazing Asset

    Looks like such a fun time! I really enjoy rock climbing, well indoor at least, that is the only one I have tried. But it’s a great workout and really makes you use different muscles!
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  19. Carrie @ Lift Eat Repeat

    I like everyone but Chris. I think Sean is my favorite, and I think him and Arie have the best chemistry so I bet it comes down to these two!
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  20. kaceyjt

    Oh, goodness, it’s been forever since I’ve been rock climbing! It’s such a good workout, though! Looks like you guys had a blast…and I’m super jealous of all these pizza and froyo meals you’ve been having…my husband and I need to have one of those soon!
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  21. Cait's Plate

    I’ve never done rock climbing before but I always want to cause it looks like so much fun!

    I love your little eating area and the flowers make it that much better! :)

    Also? Can’t beat two nights in a row of Mellow Mushroom! Love their pizza!
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  22. Angela @ Health, Happiness & Harmony

    Your pictures are adorable!!!

    My favorites so far…Brownie Batter Oats, Greek Yogurt Topped Sweet Potatoes, and Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Oats!
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    • notsodomesticated

      Hey Angela!! I’m so sorry that your comments were going to spam. If that ever happens again, don’t hesitate to email me to let me know ( Thank you for commenting!! :)

  23. Kailey

    I have to admit that grocery store english muffins are rather dinky – I wish they were a tad bigger. Love that balance bar!
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