Weekend Recap 2.5.18… Girls Night, Baking, Baby Shower, Night Out and Super Bowl Party

Hey friends!! How are you all doing?  Did you have trouble waking up today after the Super Bowl like me?  Mondays always come a little too quickly, but especially after a later than usual bedtime.  

How was your weekend?  Ours was pretty packed with lots of activities on the agenda!  

My husband takes Callie to work most days of the week (Riley wants to play constantly so doesn’t get to go as often) and last week he sent me this snapchat of Callie.  This is her chair and she only leaves it to go outside. 😉 

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Last week my husband and I finished up a new house project that I have been wanting for awhile.  We made this ladder shelf for our master bathroom.  I think it turned out pretty well! 

 

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I have been trying to take more epsom salt baths because my back has been feeling pretty miserable lately.  Now we have all the bath essentials out and ready for use! I got most of them at World Market.  That store is dangerous!

Friday night my girlfriends, Rachael and Bridget, came over for a girls night with drinks and appetizers!  We had a blast just catching up and laughing for a few hours.   Girl time is good for the soul! 

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Saturday morning began bright and early with a tabata workout with my momma at 7am!  We were both dying by the end!! Afterwards we tested out a new breakfast cookie recipe that we have been wanting to try! 

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The recipe calls for one big cookie, but we decided to quadruple it and make them into small, snack-size cookies!  They contain gf oats, vanilla, extract, unsweetened coconut flakes, almonds, dark chocolate chips, almond butter and cocoa powder.  They are pretty tasty!  We individually wrapped them up and stuck them in the freezer for an easy, yummy snack! 

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After a our workout and baking, I got cleaned up and headed to my friend Dana’s baby shower!  

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She is expecting a sweet little baby boy early this summer so it was fun to see all the baby boy details!

The host had us play a few fun games like matching baby phrases to candy bar names, matching animals to the baby animal name, finishing nursery rhymes, and finishing the phrase that mommy is thinking.  It was super fun!  

Love this sweet friend of mine and had a blast showering her and her baby boy with all the cute baby things!!  Such a special day!

On Saturday evening we had plans for dinner and a party with some of our friends.  We decided on Nickys Coal Fired  for dinner.  

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I decided on two veggie appetizers for my meal and they did not disappoint!  I got the cauliflower dish and the squash dish and both were equally decadent and delicious!

The whole group!  We laughed after seeing this picture with the chefs in the background. 😉 

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After dinner we headed to a nearby warehouse for a big birthday celebration for a handful of friends.  Rachael and I had actually been to a few parties here in high school (sorry, mom!) so it was hilarious to think about the good ole days.  The boys got in a few games of beer pong, there was a dj, a fog machine, and a bunch of 30 year olds partying like we were still in high school.  It was a blast! 

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On Sunday we slept in, took the dogs on a nice long walk, worked out and then began prepping for our little Super Bowl Party with friends and family.  We made a white bean dip, baked brie, smoked salmon platter, football cupcakes, a 7 layer dip, cheddar cheese stuffed bread bites, deviled eggs, veggies and more!

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Our friends brought vegan nachoes, another cheesy dip, and pizza bread!  I made this edamame salad, but subbed lima beans for the edamame and it was a big hit!  We had to have at least one healthy dish. 😉 

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Our friends, Rachael, Eric, Boomer, and Katelin came… along with my dad, mom, stepdad, and Rachael’s parents.  It was a fun group! 

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And ofcourse all the pups made an appearance!  Even little Cooper, Rachael and Eric’s pup, got to join the party!

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Sweet babies!

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Although none of us really cared about either team, we had fun watching the game and the commercials.  I heard a rumor that it now costs $5 million for 30 seconds of advertising during the Super Bowl.  I remember when it cost $1 million for 30 seconds of advertising and thinking that was insane.  How crazy is that?!?!

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My momma sneaking snacks to the pups. 🙂 

 

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During half time we headed upstairs to watch Justin Timberlake’s performance and get in a few games of ping pong.  I actually beat my mom for the first time ever!  She is really good!! 

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Sweet Callie girl enjoyed people watching and snuggling with anyone who would pet her. 🙂

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This weekend was full of fun with family and friends and that is the perfect weekend to me!  I love living near family and getting to hang out with them regularly.  I hope you all had a wonderful weekend too!  I would love to hear about your weekend in the comments!! xoxoxo

Questions: 

  1. How was your weekend? What did you do?
  2. Did you watch the Super Bowl?  Who were you rooting for?
  3. Favorite Super Bowl snack? 

 

Saturday musings

Hi ya’ll!!  How are you guys doing today?  I want to say thank you so much for all the love from my blog post yesterday about my grandma.  I really appreciate it.

Today I thought I would keep it light and show you what has been going on in my world the last couple days.  Here we go…

This was my view outside at work the other day.  A huge storm came shortly after.  It has been raining in Dallas all week.  😦

My momma is the sweetest.  She sent my husband and I this card to celebrate our 6 month anniversary.  She also sent us a giftcard to our favorite restaurant.  She is the best!

My husband picked up this popcorn from Trader Joes the other day… I may have eaten almost the whole bag in one sitting.  Oops.

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An easy omelette dinner while my husband was on a business trip.  So good!

This is Rhodes.  He has so much energy.  Never stops.

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He sat like this with my husband for about .0005 seconds.

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Bought my first few watermelons of the season.  Not the best, but makes me so excited for summer watermelon!!

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While we were waiting for my mother-in-law at the airport in the cellphone lot, Riley wanted to look out the sunroof.  🙂

And Callie wanted to drive.  😉

My mother-in-law and I made these breakfast cookies yesterday and they are amazing.

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I had two this morning with a smoothie and was full until lunch.

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They are full of healthy ingredients like walnuts, coconut oil, carrots and quinoa!

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Kale salad for lunch with walnuts, craisins, strawberries, quinoa, and avocado.

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Have you guys tried this dressing?  I saw it at the grocery store and had to try!

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The verdict? I LOVE it.  So creamy and delicious.

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So our dining room chairs needed some work.  We decided to recover them while I continue to convince my husband to build me a new table and chairs.  The old covers were dirty and worn out.

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My mother-in-law and I headed to the store on Friday to look for new fabric.  Dallas has a huge fabric district with lots of stores close by with tons of fabric options.   We looked at a few and ultimately decided on the beige to keep it simple.

My mother-in-law was the project leader and made our idea happen.  She is so great at all projects.

The end result.  I know it doesn’t look much different than the before, but trust me, in person it makes a huge difference.

The dogs were not fans of the staple gun.

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My husband really loves to use his drill. Men love their tools.  🙂

Last night we went to Bistro 31 for dinner and it was amazing as always.

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We got the tuna tartar for an appetizer and did not disappoint.  It had spicy mango and avocado alongside the tuna… to die for!!

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I am so predictable and got the grilled salmon and veggies, but it was delicious!!  I love perfectly grilled salmon.

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My husband got some sort of pear mascarpone pie for dessert and loved it.

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I have the best mother-in-law in the world! So blessed!

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Today started bright and early with a 5 mile run, but somebody did not want me to run…

I wasn’t really feeling a run today, but knew I would feel better if I did.  So I turned on a show (How to Get Away With Murder) and ended up running 5 miles and watching the whole thing.  Love when that happens!! 

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My run was followed by a large smoothie with spinach, flaxseed, banana, mango, kiwi, strawberries, and orange juice and a couple of the breakfast cookies we made yesterday!  

That is all for today!!  Enjoy the rest of your weekend and I will be back on Monday for a recap of our fun adventure we had this morning!!  

Questions:

  1. Do you order the same things when you dine out or switch it up?
  2. Tell me what you had for lunch today! 
  3. What are your Saturday night plans?