Weekend Recap 8.5.18

Hey Friends!! Happy Tuesday!!  I hope yall had a nice weekend and a good start to your week!!  It’s been busy busy busy over here, but all good things so I can’t complain!!  

Ever since I had taco lettuce wraps when we did Mexican night a few weeks ago, I have been obsessed with trying to create new dishes involving lettuce wraps.  For some reason they leave me more satisfied than a simple salad even though sometimes they contain the same ingredients.  Last week we did a Mexican themed night and I turned my tacos into lettuce wraps again but this time they contained ahi tuna, avocado, corn, tomatoes, and grilled peppers and onions.  So good!

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I have been in major need of a new indoor grill pan.  Our old one was SO worn out so it was time to invest in a new one.  Amazon Prime to the rescue and we have already put the new one to use. 🙂 . Do you use an indoor grilling pan?

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I found this on my phone the other day and it just made me laugh.  Sweet Callie girl.

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On Friday night we headed to my dad’s to hang out with him and my brother for a bit.  We grilled then hung out in the hot tub for a bit before calling it a night. 

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I don’t know about yall, but it has been HOT here in Nashville so all I want to do on the weekends is lay by/in the pool.  This past Saturday was no different and after my husband finished golfing, he and his little brother (from Big Brothers Big Sisters) came over and joined us at the pool.

After a little while we all headed down to the garden to pick some flowers and vegetables.  With the intense heat a lot of their produce got destroyed, but we were able to salvage a few things.

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Saturday night we just hung out at our house and called it an early night.  Sunday morning started bright and early with a walk in the park with my bestie, Lissa, and my pups while my husband played tennis.  My husband likes to get in all his activities on the weekends, while I like to rest after working out during the week. 🙂 

On Sunday afternoon, my mom came over to help us clean and organize for a few hours.  

Lunch break. 🙂 Riley loves Mimi.

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He finally ate his own food after realizing he wasn’t going to get ours. 😉

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We cleaned the whole house, cleaned out our closets to go to Goodwill and I even had some time to meal prep for the week for my husband and I.  My husband eats out at lunch often with his coworkers so usually I don’t do much meal prepping for him so I was just a LITTLE excited when he asked me to make salads for him for the week. 🙂

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Then I helped my mom get an appetizer ready for her book club. yum!

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Then we plopped down on the couch and cuddled. 

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And watched a few episodes of the new season of Shameless.  Do any of yall watch it?  It is really dumb, but pretty funny. 

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I started a new book this weekend too! So far it’s really good! 

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I’ve been working on setting intentions each Sunday for my week ahead.  Sometimes they are big goals and sometimes they are small things I want to work on.  This week I am focusing on being more kind.  This can be shown in acts of kindness or simply speaking to others in a more kind way.  Just thought I would share this with you all.

That’s all I’ve got for today!! I will be back later this week!  I hope you guys have an amazing week!!!! 

Questions:

  1. Highlight of your weekend?
  2. What is one goal or intention you have right now?
  3. How often do you clean out your closets?

Weekend Recap 7.29.18 Friends and Family and Sun

Hey friends!!!  

How’s your week going?  Mine is going pretty well and I am happy it is Wednesday already.  Sunday night I could not sleep and when I finally got to sleep it was horrible sleep with lots of tossing and turning for the next 2 hours when I finally called it quits and got up at 2 am to read my book.  Needless to say, Monday at work was not exactly fun.  Then Tuesday I had a doctor appointment in the morning and when I got there the receptionist informed me that my doctor was running behind.  I said… “how far behind?” She said there are 5 patients in front of you….. um no thank you.  So I rescheduled.  I swear this happens to me every time I try to see my doctor and all of the first appointments of the morning are always taken up.  Her other patients know the secret too. 🙂 

Anyways… back to the weekend.  My husband left on Thursday afternoon for a boys weekend at the lake so I made some quinoa (with veggie broth) and roasted veggies (broccoli and carrots) and topped it with pine nuts and avocado.  It was delish!

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Friday night my best friend, Lissa, and I had plans to celebrate her birthday at Woolworth on 5th.  We had some wine and shared the brussels appetizer and I got the shrimp salad and she got the fish special. yum!

Afterwards we went to a nearby bar, Geist to have a drink on the patio since it was so nice outside.  We had lots of fun catching up and having girl talk. 🙂

 

Saturday morning after a long walk with my pups and a workout, I headed to my mom’s pool (like usual) with my bestie, Rachael, for some time in the sun.  We had huge yummy salads for lunch with mixed greens, chickpeas, beets, pecans, goat cheese, hard boiled eggs, and avocado.

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We gots lots of girl time in with my momma and we all read a lot of our books!

 

 

Rachael came over to my house on Saturday evening and we grilled out.  (My husband is probably thinking…”thank god she didn’t burn down the house.”)  We grilled romaine, corn, zucchini, and cod (Rachael brought the cod over… she gets it delivered from Thrive Market.  I haven’t tried it yet, but it was really yummy so I may give it a shot!)

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We were all just a LITTLE excited for this guy to come home.  Callie never lays in the bed at night.. she is always in her bed or on the floor.  Sunday she was cuddled up with Jon because she really missed him.  SO sweet. 

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This girl got up with me at 2am on Monday and licked my leftovers from my snack of banana and almond butter.  

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She never wants to miss out.  Riley wouldn’t get out of bed at that hour if I had a treat.  Okay, maybe for a treat. But he likes his sleep. 

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When we head downstairs in the morning for my workout time, my pups are always right by me.  When I get on the treadmill, they both hop on and I spend at least 5 minutes trying to get them off (and keep them off).  It is really pretty funny.  Riley then brings all his toys and tries to put them on the treadmill.  I throw them a few times but they usually have to go pick up Riley and put him on the couch and tell him to stay. LOL…always wanting to play. 

Someone told me they really liked my hair on Monday…. I told them I am so embarrassed at how long it has been since I washed it and how much dry shampoo is currently in my hair.  I still haven’t washed my hair… maybe tomorrow.  🙂

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Oh… yall! I am reading this book and it is sooo good.  I will definitely finish it this week.  It is about a disappearance/murder that occurred in Nashville a while ago.  

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That is it for today!! I’ll be back later this week!! Hope you all had an amazing weekend and have a great rest of your week!!! 

Questions:

  1. Best part of your weekend?
  2. Reading anything good right now?
  3. Watching any good shows currently?