Happy Friday friends!! We made it!! woooo! I hope you guys have some fun things planned for the weekend ahead! I am going to dinner tonight with one of my besties and am looking forward to some more pool time with another bestie tomorrow! Besides that, I don’t have much on the agenda, which is how I like my weekends these days. 🙂
This week’s Friday Favorites are quite random and includes a bit of everything so feel free to just skip on past this post if I’m too disorganized for you (I’m a little too disorganized for myself sometimes so I get it ;)).
My husband and I made ahi tuna tacos earlier this week and to save a few carbs I opted for romaine lettuce leaves instead of corn tortillas, which ended up being delicious…. even if I didn’t have quite enough room for all of the fillings. 🙂
We included tuna, raw cabbage slaw (I love the pre-chopped cabbage that can be found in the salad section at the grocery), raw corn off the cobb, tomatoes, and avocados. Topped with salsa and
crack balsamic glaze. SO so so good.
On Tuesday morning after a couple of hours at work, I headed home to meet my mom to head to the doctor for another epidural spinal injection for my neck/upper back. When I was in the hospital my back pain was non-existent and I can’t figure out if it was because I recently had an injection before I got sick, because I was basically laying in bed for over two months straight or because my stomach hurt so badly that I didn’t notice my back hurting. A few weeks after I got home from the hospital my back pain went back to full force and has been driving me crazy ever since. I am really hoping this injection kicks in soon (it can take a few weeks to take full effect). After my appointment my mom and I stopped by Uncommon James, Kristin Cavallari’s new store in Nashville. It has the cutest baby clothes and really pretty jewelry.
Unfortunately we didn’t run into Kristin or Jay Cutler, her husband, while we were there. 😉 Have you all been watching her new show Very Cavallari? It is fun to watch shows that are shot all around Nashville. I know a couple people on the show from high school so that is always fun to watch!
My mom and I made sure to not miss the opportunity for a photo shoot at the store. 🙂
Isn’t she the cutest?
Afterwards we headed to Bread & Company to pick up some lunch to eat at home so we could hang out with Riley. I made my own salad (and topped it with leftover grilled tuna) and my mom got a breakfast sandwich. We both loved our meals!
After lunch we got to cooking! My husband is headed to the lake this weekend for a boys weekend so I offered to make some food for them (otherwise they just live off of hot dogs and chips) to take with them. My mom and I made 4 quiches, chocolate chip cookies, brownies, blueberry muffins, a green bean casserole, a corn & bean dip, fresh chopped pineapple and watermelon, a mixed salad, and veggies for dipping into hummus. We also made these sesame seed cookies my mom wanted to try. It was a LOT of cooking, but we enjoyed it…. until the construction workers on our street hit the water line and we were without water for a couple hours. We needed it for a couple recipes so we had to improvise with milk and everything turned out fine… thankfully. 🙂 We attached directions to all of the recipes that need to be cooked or reheated in the oven so the boys cannot mess it up. LOL.
After a very hot walk with my pups, I sat down to watch this week’s episode of the Bachelorette. Do any of you watch it? I really like Becca…she seems so down to earth. I snacked on some olive tapenade hummus with rice crackers. yum!
My husband and I had zucchini pasta with onions, garlic, mushrooms, and tomatoes the other night. I think this will always be one of my favorite meals. We used this mint pesto to top our dish and it was fantastic. I love how this pesto uses two fresh herbs, no cheese, and almonds instead of pine nuts (so much more cost efficient).
I made these chocolate chip zucchini muffins earlier this week and my husband and I have been loving them. I love crumbling them in a greek yogurt for a morning snack! Next time I make them I am going to use dark chocolate chips and walnuts!
I’ve told you about my new obsession with One Bars, but I still haven’t tried all of the flavors. I had this one for a snack earlier this week and boy was it yummy!!!!
Casually reminding my momma to drink her water!! And all of you… drink up!! I feel SO much better on the days that I drink a ton of water. I aim for 3-4 liters per day.
And a smile for you today to remind you to always smile and choose happiness!!!
That is all for today!! I hope you all have a really great weekend!!!!! I will talk to you next week!! xoxo
- What are your plans for the weekend?
- Any pool or lake time included in your plans?
- How much water do you drink each day? Do you struggle to drink enough?