I had such a great weekend and I can’t wait to share it with you! I did so much over the weekend and it went by way too fast, but those are the types of weekends that I like. I’m a go go go person most of the time and it makes me happy. The only time I sit down to relax is in the morning with my coffee while I work and when I sit down to blog. I thought about forcing myself to stay in one spot for longer than an hour at a time, but it would probably be torture for me. There is chance I will get up to do something at least five times during this post…probably more.
This morning, I worked a bit and had a bowl of cheerios with almond milk and banana for breakfast. I did a really quick workout at the gym with the weights and called it a day. I worked out late last night and I’m still sore from it, plus tomorrow I’m going for a run with a friend and don’t want to be too sore.
I left my last recap post off on Thursday! My dad was out of town so I dropped the dogs off with my mom. I didn’t want her to be alone and I always feel more safe with dogs. I was going to a baseball game and so it worked out perfectly.
I headed uptown to meet up with my friend Rachel before the game. Traffic on 77 has been a huge damper in my mood lately!
It was the home opening game for the Charlotte Nights at BB&T ball field! I have been waiting all year for this! I love hanging out with friends, having a few drinks and enjoying the beautiful night skyline overlooking the field.
I love living in Charlotte so much and I don’t think I’ll ever leave. When I first started writing this blog, I was all over the place, going from state to state, but I fell in love with the city and it’s people. This is where I plan on planting my roots.
The weather couldn’t have been anymore perfect. In a few months it’ll start to get super humid and hot! At least the pools will be open. The summer heat forces me to wake up early to run.
I had the best of both worlds at the game. I started with a pinot grigio and then a craft beer. I’ve been really loving craft beer lately, which comes in handy living in Charlotte. There is a brewery on every block. I love the hoppy IPAs.
Craft beer in a mason jar, only in the South.
Even though the Knights lost (I had no idea until I left the game) we had so much fun! If you’re ever visiting Charlotte, add this to your agenda.
For breakfast on Friday morning, I had fresh strawberries with a drizzle of honey, an English muffin and raw almonds. Those were the fresh strawberries I bought at the Peach Stand in Fort Mill, SC.
After my food digested, I headed to the river walk for a morning run. I did three miles and then walked two miles. I love running on Fridays before the weekend.
I was excited to see the pups and they were super excited to see me 🙂 I brought my work over to my parents house so they could goof off in the backyard all day while I worked.
Kona and Grumples love playing for hours.
SHORTS ALERT. I am all about jean shorts this summer. I think they look cute with everything and I couldn’t own enough. I was jean shorts shopping the other day and it made me laugh to see all of the jeans shorts $50 and up…so I decided to ditch the mall and head home to EBAY. SCORE! I bought 6 pairs of destroyed jean shorts from Urban Outfitters and AE. They each ranged from $11.99 to $24.00. Aint nobody too good for Ebay! SO, before you go out and spend a load of money on destroyed denim, go look else wear! Another girl’s garbage is another girl’s treasure.
I had to snap this at the stoplight. There was a dog party going on in the jeep! We headed home later in the afternoon. The pups were zonked and immediately ate dinner and hopped on the couch.
On Friday night, I headed to Waxhaw to have dinner at one of my favorite Taverns. The Maxwell Tavern has THE BEST salads, and you all know how much I love my salads. I ordered the grilled chicken salad and it came with pepperjack cheese, tomatoes, onion, lettuce, cucumber, croutons and ranch on the side. I also had a red blend…because red wine is good for the heart 🙂
I walked by my favorite house to check in on it. There is always something different about this abandoned home every time I walk by.
I ended the night at the Waxhaw Creamery. They had my favorite ice cream available, the sugar free maple walnut! They always ran out of this last summer because it’s one of their best flavors.
I woke up super duper early on Saturday morning so I could have some coffee and walk the dogs before Becca came over. I got my new box of ThredUp clothes in and it’s so fun to go through the stuff. I’ll be doing a post on all my finds on Friday! We wanted to go to Waxhaw and shop around too. I thought it would be a great place to get photos of some of the looks! I have a couple of the photos included in this post, but I’ll save the rest for Friday:)
On the way to Waxhaw I had some pistachio berry blend to fill my hunger spot. I am so obsessed with this blend! You can find it on Setton Farms!
It has all of my favorites: white chocolate chips, pistachios, roasted almonds, fresh tart cherries, cranberries, and cashews. I love that it’s not overly sweet and not salty! I have a little handful after dinner for dessert sometimes.
We grabbed coffee at Crossroads Coffeehouse first. This is a cute little rustic coffee house in Waxhaw.
I usually order hot coffee, but it was so nice out. I decided to go with an iced coffee and skim milk.
I showed Becca my favorite house! She’s obsessed with ghost and creepy stuff too.
LEAPING LIZARDS! Found this little guy at one of the antique shops. A lot of people mistake these little guys for gecko’s but they are actually anolis carolinensis. We used to have geckos everywhere in Hawaii and they look nothing like this. This guy let me so close to him to take a photo which is rare because most of the time these lizards are very territorial.
I picked up a couple new coffee and tea cups! (outfits ill be sharing for my ThredUp post)
I was incredibly obsessed with this crystal chandler. I’d love to DIY something similar!
This book had my name all over it!
After leaving Waxhaw, I headed to visit my parents for a bit. I brought the dogs to go play too!
My dad 😀
Kona and Grumps were back in play mode.
My parents ended up taking them for the night so I could go out with the girls! That was super nice of them. I hate going out knowing that they are home alone.
My casual look for the night…
Those shoes were only $19.99 so I bought them in five different colors. They are so comfortable! I’m excited to rock my leopard ones sometime.
We enjoyed cheese and wine at Kelli’s and then headed to some bars in Southend. I’m sure some of you saw the snapchats from the night…:)
Friday night was so much fun and much needed.
Some sort of miracle happened and I was energetic and wide awake on Sunday morning. I’m not sure how that happened since the night before consisted of multiple drinks. I promised Becca I’d go to the Body World’s exhibit at the Discovery place museum. After church, I met up with her uptown.
The museum had rainforest and it was super cool! I can’t believe I had never gone to the museum yet. That’s another place to add to your Charlotte agenda.
The Body Worlds exhibit was so interesting and informative. Some was bit creepy…
They had all the (real) body parts on display and let you take a look at what the muscles do for specific people. The running body was incredible. They opened up the muscles to show you how everything works and connects when running.
This is everything I live by now. I know that it’s hard to be happy at times and life makes that difficult, but happiness comes from actions. I can choose to be unhappy or I can choose to do things that make me happy.
The exhibit had a lot of inspirational photos up. This photo is unbelievable and a true example of why living a healthy lifestyle is important.
Red wine? √
Red wine √
The museum was so fun and we totally played around with all the science stations after the exhibit.
Uptown was gorgeous on Sunday so we took a little stroll. I don’t get uptown nearly enough!
This ally made me think of spiderman and Gotham. I always correlate alley’s with superhero movies.
Later in the afternoon Becca and I went to Tupelo Honey in Southend for Dinner.
When you match the rose bushes, it’s only natural to stop and take a photo.
Afternoon coffee was everything! I didn’t drink coffee Sunday morning and mainly focused on water…
Tupelo Honey is such a great place in Charlotte. It’s a popular spot for breakfast, lunch and dinner. They have a giant outdoor sitting area, a restaurant area inside and a restaurant/bar area.
They always bring out signature biscuits with honey and jam <3
We decided to split the brussel sprouts and it was probably one of the best decisions we have ever made. These were so freaking good and I can’t wait to make something like this at home. They were crispy, lemony, garlic-y and super addictive. I could have eaten this entire plate by myself plus more.
For my meal, I had the Tupelo signature salad. It had house-made curried croutons (Which were awesome), granny smith apples and sunflower seeds and served with the signature Tupelo Honey vinaigrette. I also had grilled chicken added on top. The salad was so good and the dressing had a spicy kick to it!
We decided to end our Sunday with a six mile walk at the Riverwalk.
It was absolutely beautiful and I was shocked that no one was on the path! We passed like six people the entire time.
We finally made it to the car before it was completely dark. The views were so breathtaking.
After having coffee this morning, I packed up the pups and we headed out to the ballfields to run!
They were zonked after running all over the place. Kona tried to stick his tongue out too…
For lunch I had eggplant fries, carrots with roasted red pepper hummus and a black bean burger.
For dinner I made roasted red potatoes, Caesar salad and garlic chicken sandwiches!
I will make sure to post this recipe up today!
Dinner was so good!
Questions for you!
- I love antique shopping, what is something you like to do on the weekends?
- What is the biggest item you’ve scored while bargain shopping?
- What did you do this weekend?