Getting Ready to Hit the Road on a 2-Week RV Adventure!

Hi friends! Jen here. While Corinne moves her family north to snow country (more on a podcast soon!), the Reilly family has been planning a 2-week RV trip. Next week we’ll fly into Denver, stay 1 night with our best pal Katrin, pick up a 30-foot RV (that’s two minivans!) and work our way through Colorado, Utah, Arizona, Nevada and California, finally flying back home out of San Francisco 2 weeks later. On the to-do list for this week:

1. Doing the Walmart grocery order that will arrive in Denver with Katrin
2. Packing a mini kitchen that will fit in a suitcase
3. Picking 5 outfits for each kid and hiding them in a suitcase
4. Figuring out how we can keep the kids from fighting for 2 weeks with NO TV and in close quarters

Oh, we also need to bring bedding and pillows on an airplane for SIX people, which I jammed into 2 large duffel bags last week. We love you Southwest Airlines and your two free bag-ness.

Stay tuned… This is happening! And follow along here under the Travel tab.

xo,
Jen

Kitchen Survival Staples (Podcast #25)

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What are those grocery items you MUST have on hand at your house? Join us for episode 25 where we go into detail with our grocery short lists… the things we absolutely can’t manage without, and the things we must have to make the simplest of meals. From pasta and bottled pesto to carrots and hummus, join the kitchen and cooking survival journey with Delish and Healthyish!

And if you can’t listen right now, here’s a teaser:

  • Carrots
  • Onions
  • Celery
  • Garlic
  • Soymilk
  • Cereal
  • Pasta
  • Bottled pesto
  • Marinara
  • Hummus
  • Bread
  • Tortillas
  • COFFEE!

What are your must-haves…. the things you’ll go to the store for at 10pm when you realize you’re out?!

xo, Jen & Corinne

Realistic Resolutions (Podcast #24)

Realistic Resolutions

Happy New Year from the Delish and Healthy-ish team!

Jen here. Corinne and I kick off Season 2 of the podcast with episode 24 discussing realistic ways to set New Year’s Resolutions. Here they are summarized:

  1. Celebrate what you’ve done well last year and keep those habits going strong. For Corinne, she’s celebrating her triumph over sweets and I am celebrating making my kids’ lunches at night (consistently since September) rather than making them in the middle of the morning chaos. What have you conquered in 2018 that you can keep up in the new year?
  2. Pick out just a few things you want to work on each month or each quarter, and be REAL. Take your yearly to-do list and prioritize the items. If those things don’t make you happier or healthier, kick them off your list! Aim for a TOTAL of 4-6 things this year. I have been putting off scheduling a dermatology appointment and a neglected check-in with my GYN, and I’m going to get those done by March. Can I do it? See number 4 below…
  3. Be consistent and show perseverance about your new challenges and habits. Maybe you want to take control of your finances, get your meal planning groove on,  try healthier eating (um, have you SEEN our incredible 5-Day Detox full of Reilly and Bowen Family Favorites?!?!), or start jogging every day. Really DO those things, and if you can’t go all the way, go part way. Don’t lose interest easily, don’t give up, and you’ll make those things habits for years to come. I’m working on exercising 30 minutes daily no matter what this month. I’m taking 1 month at a time, but so far so good! Corinne is doing daily yoga despite her busy house, and is motivated by how amazing she feels.
  4. Find someone who can help you stay motivated. The buddy system will help you stay motivated and on track. Just this morning, Corinne challenged me to make my dermatology appointment if she made her’s…. and it worked! Boom. Bring on the freckle exam!

New Year’s Resolutions can be an amazing way to make your life better.  Use them as an excuse to try new things and finally cross some chores and headaches off your to-do list. You got this! 

xo,

Jen (& Corinne)