Weekend Recap 7.11.16

Good morning!! Can’t believe Monday is here already!!  The weekends seem to go by so quickly these days whether we are at home or traveling.  We had a really nice weekend with not too many commitments so that is always nice to be able to go with the flow.  Let’s back up to Friday and I’ll show you our weekend! 

After work on Friday we just relaxed and took the pups on a walk.  When we came back, I was cooking dinner and looked over to see this.  My husband and I sometimes place the dogs like this to LOOK like they are cuddling, but not this time.  They actually did this on their own and I just love Callie’s arm around Riley.  I know she is thinking “mom, I didn’t have anywhere else to put it.” 😉 


Friday night was a low-key one with dinner at home and a movie.  We chose Father’s Day with Robin Williams and I can’t believe I hadn’t seen this one.  It was pretty good… well the part that I actually saw.  I was asleep on the couch by 9pm.  


Saturday morning we were up nice and early to get one thing checked off our to-do list. Our friends recently moved and offered us their less-than-1-year-old King Tempurpedic mattress.  Um, Yes please!!!  We just got a new mattress earlier this year, but didn’t splurge for the Tempurpedic we wanted so this worked out perfectly.  We are saving our other mattress for when we move in the next couple years and get a bigger house requiring more beds. We thought about renting a UHaul to grab the mattress, but my husband had the brilliant idea to use our boat trailer instead.  We like to keep it classy around here, folks! 😉 

After we got home, we had plans with friends to take a late-afternoon boat cruise.  I stopped at Trader Joe’s (they have the BEST snacks) for some munchies for the boat then we were on our way.  After about 45 minutes on the boat, the clouds rolled in and we headed back to our boat slip.  The rain couldn’t ruin our fun so we took the party back to our rooftop (part of it is covered) for some drinks, snacks, and card games.  And then I saw this!!  I just love rainbows! 


The sunset Saturday night was so stunning.  

Sunday morning I had plans to work on a couple things for two upcoming bachelorette parties while my husband did some work on our boat.  My husband later snapped this picture of Callie sleeping.  How funny is that?!?!? 


I got a quick run in on the treadmill before preparing some food to grill for dinner and some lunches to have for the week.  I made a big batch of homemade salad dressing to have on hand (extra virgin olive oil, lemon juice, balsamic vinegar, honey, spicy mustard, mustard powder, garlic powder, salt, and pepper).  I always used to make my own salad dressing, but have recently been lazy and have been using store bought versions.  It is so easy to make your own so I am glad I am back in the habit.  Plus, it is nice to know exactly what is going into it! We grilled chicken, tofu, zucchini and romaine.  

Have you guys ever grilled romaine?  It is SO good!  I just toss it with olive oil, salt and pepper and put it on the grill for a couple minutes.  It is slightly wilted, but still has a crunch.  

Have you guys tried these yet??  I found this flavored seltzer water at Trader Joe’s and I’m obsessed.  They also had a watermelon flavor and a cucumber flavor that I am dying to try as well.  These are great by themselves, but also go great with a little vodka for a healthier adult beverage.  


Sunday night we had an HOA meeting to attend with our neighbors.  Somehow about a year ago my husband got nominated for HOA President and I got nominated for HOA Treasurer.  It is a nice responsibility and helps us get to know our neighbors better, but I’m sure most of them just know me as the girl that is always hounding them for money (I collect the quarterly HOA dues). 🙂 🙂 🙂 After the meeting and a little reading, it was lights out at about 9:30pm.  And today it is back to the grind!  Another super short week for me so that is always nice!  I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!!!


  1. What was the highlight of your weekend?
  2. Have you ever been the head of a club/organization?
  3. Do you like flavored water? 


6 thoughts on “Weekend Recap 7.11.16

  1. Grilled romaine sounds SO good. I have never heard of that!! I do like flavored water, but I like lemon water a little more 🙂 Yay for a short week, that’s always awesome!! Have a good day girly ❤


  2. Oh my goodness, the adorable dog pictures kill me! 🙂 I love that sparkling water, but sadly can’t buy it anymore because my boyfriend goes through sparkling water SO fast. We buy it at Costco, and I think we’re going to have to start buying two cases every time we go… He’s a sparkling water fiend.

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  3. Ive never tried grilled romaine but i love it sauteed so im sure id love it grilled too! What cute doggies ❤ I love seltzer i recently tried a coconut seltzer which was so yummy!

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