Weekend Recap 10.9.17 Dinner with Friends Times Two, Oktoberfest, and Being Prepared, and It’s Finally Feeling Like Fall Around Here!

Hi friends!!  How is your week going so far?  Mine is off to a great start!! I started my new job yesterday and I can already tell it is going to be a good fit for me – rewarding and very challenging, which I crave in a career.  

Let’s back up a little bit to last week!  I thoroughly enjoyed my week off and spending lots of time with my pups and my momma.  I even got to spend a beautiful day out by the pool with my mom and my little Riley.  Callie goes to work with Jon a few times a week (Riley does too, but Callie is much better behaved at work) so Riley got to go to the pool with me.  He was in heaven with my mom and stepdad’s large fenced in backyard.  

He would come say hi then wander off just exploring and loving life. 🙂 

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Last Thursday my mom and I had a day full of shopping planned to get me all ready for my new job.  I ended up with a new pair of pants and four new pairs of shoes!  I also used up all of our wedding gift cards to pottery barn and stocked up on beautiful candles.  After a while we started to get hungry so we called my husband to meet us at Green Hills Grille for lunch!  My mom and I enjoyed a fun cocktail to start!  It was so yummy!

We split the beet salad with salmon and it was sooo delicious!  My husband got tacos and loved them!

Thursday night we had our favorite couple (Rachael and Eric) over for dinner and some catching up and Friday night my bestie, Lissa, came over to work on a project for my mom and we made a cauliflower crust pizza that was delish!  Have you guys tried the one from Trader Joes?  It is so good!! We topped it with pesto, shredded mozzarella, mushrooms, tomatoes, onions and garlic and paired it with a kale salad! 

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The pups adore her!

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Friday afternoon my mom and I got our nails done then she helped me pick out some fall decorations for our front porch.  The pups were super excited about the decorations too. 😉

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Saturday morning we took the dogs on a walk and got in a quick workout before calling my mom to invite her to the Cultural Festival with us for the afternoon.  

There were food trucks, designers, activities and more at the festival!  My mom and Jon both love to splurge on a little junk food every now and then. 

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Saturday night we headed to Oktoberfest with some friends!

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We had so much fun sipping on some drinks, walking around, shopping (Rachael and I may have reverted back to being 10 and bought friendship rings:), and playing games.  The one in the picture below was hitting a nail into a tree trunk using the back of a hammer.  My husband won … I think he cheated. 😉 

On Sunday we slept in and did some things around the house, but the majority of my day consisted of meal prepping.  My husband and I are trying to be really good about eating healthy during the week and being prepared so we don’t end up getting take out on a late night.  I made some homemade hummus and chopped a bunch of veggies, and made blueberry protein muffins.  

I prepped lots of salads for easy go-to lunches and a sweet potato and black bean chili (I froze a lot of it) for quick dinners throughout the week!  

I better wrap this up now because I sure could ramble on all day! 😉  I hope you guys have a great week!!!!  

Questions:

  1. What is your favorite snack?
  2. Now that fall is here, what is your favorite soup?
  3. What was the highlight of your weekend?

 

3 thoughts on “Weekend Recap 10.9.17 Dinner with Friends Times Two, Oktoberfest, and Being Prepared, and It’s Finally Feeling Like Fall Around Here!

    1. It was really fun!! Oh!! Grad school!! You go girl!!! Can’t wait to get caught up on your blog! I have been traveling for my new job so I haven’t had a ton of extra time, but when I get some, yours is first on my list to catch up on!! Have a great night girlfriend!!

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