Wedding Weekend Adventure!

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Hi Everyone!

I’m back and can finally take a deep breath. I have been running around like a chicken with it’s head cutoff for the past couple of weeks. I’ve been out of town every weekend and I finally have this week completely free to blog, work, add all the new items to the shop and fulfill orders tonight.

It’s been raining here for weeks straight and it’s finally going to end tomorrow! I’m thinking about fitting in a fun outdoor run instead of the dreadful treadmill. The only good thing about the cold and rainy weather is that it forces me to stay inside and get everything done!

I had one of the best weekends and I’m excited to blog all about it. (well some parts…)

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On Thursday, I had to run to the mall and find a dress for our friend’s wedding. I’m sure most of you girls can relate to the “I have nothing to wear” quote, while standing in front of a closet full of clothes. I just think it’s our subconscious mind trying to find an excuse to buy a new outfit.

After shopping around, I finally found a dress.

I was so hungry and decided to stop at Starbucks to have my first skinny peppermint mocha latte of the year! I have them do half the pumps instead of the full in the tall because it’s way too strong. It’s my favorite drink at Starbucks!

I hate going to the grocery store on an empty stomach so I grabbed a blueberry apple That’s It bar and mixed nuts with fruit. And because I love sharing new favorite products with you…this Smartfood white cheddar popcorn is delicious! I found it at Harris Teeter and I can’t wait to try the other flavors. It’s perfect for a late night snack.

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I tried to recreate one of my favorite salads from Potbelly’s, the Chickpea Veggie Salad, with an addition of some of my other favorite salad toppings. When I lived in Chiacago, I used to eat this salad five times a week for weeks straight. Potbelly’s was on my way home from my nannying job and I was always too tired to cook dinner, so it was so convenient.

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Thank goodness for my readers because I’ve always raved about Potbelly’s nonfat vinaigrette dressing. One of my commenters found out the brand of dressing they use, Hendrickson’s Original Sweet Olive Oil and Vinegar. I can make all the salads at home now. I found the dressing at Harris Teeter.

This salad has romaine lettuce, feta, chickpeas, red onion, cucumber, tomato, croutons, avocado, chopped hard boiled egg, fried onion crisps, and sweet olive oil and vinegar dressing. It’s such a delicious combo!

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Thursday morning, I had breakfast and fit in a run before heading out of town. One of my favorite pre run breakfasts is cheerios, almond milk, and banana.

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I run so much better outside. My times are awful when I’m on the treadmill, but it’s better than nothing. After my run, I did a fifteen minute deep stretch and twenty minutes of arm weights.

I usually have greek yogurt after my workouts for recovery.

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After showering off and packing my bags, I made some snacks for the hotel room and the trip. Pineapple, and apple, and popcorn!

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The traffic was a pain in the butt, BUT I made it. I headed to the hotel to get ready for the dinner. I wore an outfit put together by H&M.

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It consisted of a simple shimmery tank, a blue cardigan, and the Jacquard weave skirt.

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We had so much fun at the rehearsal dinner. I love hearing the speeches and seeing the bonds people have created over the years.

The rehearsal dinner was held at Al’s Upstairs Italian restaurant. The food was fantastic! I had the filet mignon with potatoes and vegetables. I’m not a huge cheesecake person, but the pumpkin cheesecake was hands down the best cheesecake I’ve ever had.

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We all met up at the Oyster Bar for drinks after dinner.

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I met everyone over at Hickory Tavern for early drinks and lunch.

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Boot: Francesca’s
Top: Express
Jeans: American Eagle

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I’m not a champ and can’t drink early mornings. I had to have my coffee fix so I could recover before another fun night.

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#hydrating

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I went back to the hotel around 1:30 to get ready for the wedding.

I went with a dark berry metallic lace cutout back sheath dress from Express. I have always loved their dressed for winter/fall weddings or events.

I paired the dress with black tights, black heels, necklace, clutch, and a black bangle. I tried to straighten and curl the ends of my hair out but as soon as I stopped outside, it fell flat. I probably should get some layers put back into my hair.

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I rode over to the wedding with our friend, Abby. Her husband is one of the most hilirious people you’ll ever meet.

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The ceremony was beautiful and Brooke looked absolutely breathtaking.

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How cute are those koozies?

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This was so fun to watch.

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A beautiful bride <3

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Take two!

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After the wedding, we headed to Tin Roof for drinks. After Tin Roof we ended up in the hotel lobby eating pizza and kicking the shoes off! Pizza at two am is so much better!

It was such a fun night and one of the funnest weddings I’ve been to.

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We wanted to head out of town pretty early in the morning so we could watch the Panther’s play. We stopped at Panera bread for some food and coffee. I just needed something to cure the aftermath. I had half a blueberry bagel and a power smoothie.

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Chicken noodle soup once I got home. It was incredibly delicious!

I had such a great weekend and I wish I could live it all over again.

It’s time to get to those packages, maybe a workout, and DWTS tonight!

xo xo

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