Friday Favorites

Hey guys!!! 4 posts in one week?  Who am I?  I’m so happy to be getting back into a regular blogging routine!!  I crave routine in all aspects of my life and blogging is no different.

How was this week for you guys?  It was a pretty busy one for me with a some type of event/commitment every single night.  I’m looking forward to a nice relaxing weekend at home with my husband. 

 This is the book I just recently finished.  It was really good and I definitely recommend it if you need a new book.  It’s a light read, but I really liked it. 

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Today’s post is a big random and jumbled, but that is appropriate for a Friday in my book.  Today I’m talking about all the things I’m loving lately… most of which are food. 🙂

Ya’ll I have been a walking machine lately.  I have been getting in a walk on the treadmill each morning followed by a short strength training circuit and a walk with my pups.  Usually if I work out in the morning, I am more than ready to plop down on the couch after work, but lately I have been pretty motivated to get in a second walk after work if I don’t have anything going on in the evening.  Exercise has always been a big part of my life, but the type of exercise changes every year or so.  I never use to think of walking as a workout really, but lately that is all the cardio I want to do.  I have been in phases where all I do is run, attend body pump classes, do hot yoga, etc. After my surgery forced me to slow down, I just haven’t been in the mood for running or any plyometrics and I am good with that.  I really try to just listen to my body and do what I’m craving.

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Yall, keep the watermelons away from me!  During the hot summer, I just love fresh, cold, watermelon.  There is nothing like it.  But my husband and I have a problem… We rarely have any left after only 1-2 days.  When it is cut and staring at me when I open the fridge, it sure is hard to resist on a hot summer day.

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The combination of fresh watermelon and blueberries is one I have been craving lately.  I just love them together and they have been my morning snack at work this week.

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I love all types of nuts/seeds, but lately my favorite has been walnuts.  I buy them in bulk at Costco (such great prices on nuts) and add them to everything from yogurt to salads to homemade bars.

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My mother-in-law was driving home from the lake and stopped to see us on Monday night.  She insisted the dogs be in the picture and we happily agreed. 🙂 

 

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We went to dinner with my mother-in-law at Park Cafe.  We got the mussels to start and they were really good!

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I got this delicious peach and blackberry salad to start.  I love candied pecans. 

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I split a shrimp dish and a veggie dish with my mother-in-law, but I just had to show you my husband’s chicken dish.  How pretty is it with the fried zucchini ribbons on top? 

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Tuesday night we had plans to take Jon’s little brother (from Big Brothers Big Sisters) to the Sounds game (Nashville’s minor league baseball team).  We won 11 to 1 and there was even a grand slam, which doesn’t happen that often!  We had a really great time! 

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My mom and step-dad invited us to dinner at Sperrys and as always, it was amazing! 

Salad bar plate stacked high. 🙂 . I got the ahi tuna and my husband got the scallops and fried green tomatoes.  yum!

Have any of you all read this book?  I just started it and can’t wait to read more! 

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I hope you all have a fabulous weekend!!!! xoxoxo

Questions:

  1. Have you read any good books recently?
  2. What are your plans for the weekend?
  3. Favorite recent meal out at a restaurant? 

 

2 thoughts on “Friday Favorites

  1. I love Friday Favorites posts! Your new “themed” posts are on point!

    I also love blueberries and nuts, but mostly only on top of foods – both of them are too intense on their own. I use them to break up the textures of other foods like salads or pancakes. Your watermelon and yogurt combinations look great, too.

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