I hope you had a great weekend and an easy Monday! I had such a fun night watching The Bachelor with my friends. We have been dong Bachelor nights since the beginning. Yesterday I made a giant salad (i’ll blog recipe later) and Becca brought over some tasty pizzas. Ben is getting down to the final and I have no idea who he is going to choose. I’m hoping he chooses Caila or Lauren becuase I’d love for Jojo to be the next bachelorette. She has a great personality for it and her brother’s bring all the drama. I’m really hoping they don’t bring back Becca because I feel like she’s had enough “Bachelor” air time.
It’s been forever since I’ve blogged any recaps, so I’m setting an hour aside to catch up with you guys.
After I got back from Disney, I headed to my parents house to pick up Mr. Grumples. They love watching him and it’s always hard to get them to hand him back over. They make me feel so good about leaving him because he’s in good hands. My dad made a roasted turkey, so I added some crackers and cheese with it for a yummy light lunch. I decided to stick around and hang out with my dad for a bit.
It started to snow while we were hanging out. Grumples LOVES the snow so I let him go out and play in it. The snowflakes were huge and of course the snow melted thirty minutes later. Hello, southern sunshine!
That night, my parents made me dinner. The weather was kind of crappy, so I decided to crash on their couch. That also meant I could run their neighborhood in the morning (No hills yay!) They made chicken lettuce wraps! We learned how to make these a while back when we tried out Blue Apron for the first time.
Last week’s Bachelor night’s set up! Carrots, falafel chips, tortilla chips, salsa, homemade guacamole, cheese, hummus, cucumbers, strawberries and fruit dip.
If you have a Harris Teeter around you, you HAVE to try these falafel chips! They would be amazing on Greek salads. They taste like the little fried pita’s you get at restaurants with dips. The bag is right; they’re amazing with hummus!
Grumples either loves Bachelor night or loves the snacks on my lap…
I’m back on my grapefruit and honey kick. I found some grapefruits at Whole Foods that are so ripe, juicy, and sweet! The honey takes away that bitter aftertaste.
It felt so good to be home with Grumples! I missed my running buddy. I took a lot of time off during my trip, so it was nice getting back into my routine. After my run, I stopped at the store to grab a Chia Bar and some coffee. I like cold coffee after a run. I made to drink a bottle of water before the coffee though.
Bachelor night leftovers on Tuesday 🙂 Did you know putting the avocado’s seed in leftover guacamole with a sprinkle of lime juice will keep it from turning brown?
Mini Valentine cupcake with coffee <3
Becca and I went to Amelies French Bakery uptown for breakfast on Valentine’s Day morning. I can’t believe it took me two years to finally try it out. The place is so cool and huge inside. There is a downstairs, all different kinds of tables and sections to sit, couches, and a bar. It’s hard to stop looking around at all the fun decor.
I ordered a ham and cheese quiche with desserts for all of us to try.
I also ordered a chai tea latte. Their coffee was really good! I was impressed with their espresso bar. They also offer almond milk as a substitute for drinks.
After Amelies, Becca and I headed to Waxhaw! We wanted to do some antique shopping and she loves it just as much as I do. As we were walking around the back of the store, looking at the tea cups, the lights went out. Becca looked at me and I looked at her (One of those slow motion head turns.) we started nervously laughing. I mean…antiques attract ghost and stuff, right? Were we experiencing real life paranormal activity? Turns out it wasn’t a ghost, we actually got locked in the antique store. We made our way to the front of the store and no one was at the desk. We turned around and a little old lady was standing there, watching us. She took my breath away becuase she was ghost white standing there in fear. Well, we apparently scared her too! With a frightened voice she said “how did you get in here” and it was clear that she didn’t hear us in the back when she closed up the shop (she didn’t have great hearing.) She let us buy a couple of things and we headed out. I’m glad she didn’t leave…imagine us being locked in the antique store all night? (Obviously, that wouldn’t happen since it’s 2016 and we have cell phones)
Scary things happen to me every Valentine’s Day…in Waxhaw. (read here)
We headed next door to the Provisions Market. Becca loved the place and we bought some local goods.
I picked up some olive oil and dipping seasoning. They have the best seasonings.
We went across the street to another antique shop and I bought the best smelling French soap. The lady that runs the shop is from France and is always working. The pineapple soap is my favorite.
I took her over to Crossroads to show her my favorite coffee shop in Waxhaw. We got some coffee to warm us up and we headed out! It was a cold Valentine’s Day!
They have a cute front porch to sit out on in the summer that I love. We bring out the Jenga blocks and battle. I’m still undefeated.
Heart balloons in the sky on Valentines day…
Blue Apron for Valentines day instead of going out. It was the best idea ever!
Breakfast: Bacon, Egg, & Grapes!
“Every snack you make, every meal you bake, every bite you take, I’ll be watching you.”
The weather goes up and down here. One day it’s 35 and the next it’s 65! When it’s in the 60’s I break out the E-bike!
& the girl scouts got me…
As a former Girl Scout, you can’t say “no” to them. They have goals, we all have goals, and it’s only right to help them reach those goals!
I made lasagna for dinner with homemade sauce and meatballs!
I’ll be posting my Lasagna recipe very soon!
& my sauce brings all the boys to the yard!
Mini chocolate and cream filled rollups for dessert!
Pre mountain run breakfast: apples, peanut butter, grapes, yogurt, and granola!
I’ve been doing the Navy Seals training plan and it’s kicking my butt! This was the mountain run! I needed to go two miles up a mountain and two miles down a mountain in under 40 minutes. I did that 🙂 Also jogged an extra .42 miles around the national park.
Followed by National Drink Wine Day! 🙂
Headed to Dick’s to try out some new fitness clothing! If you haven’t yet, enter to win a Dick’s Sporting Good’s gift card!
Jason’s Deli for dinner. I love their salad bars. They had all kinds of veggies, lentils, and it’s so cheap!
THE EASTER CANDY IS BACK!…AHHHHH
Walt wine is what I’m loving lately! Pinto Noir! <3
Sunny day means park with the pups!
I’ve been waking up early to take the dogs for a walk and it’s our time to just relax. It’s my favorite time of the day.
Favorite smoothie lately: Almond milk, peaches, strawberries, 1 scoop vanilla protein powder, ice, stevia, and blend!
Friday night was girl’s night!
We started out at Chipotle for some dinner. I love their salads with chicken and steak mix.
After Chiptole, we headed uptown for drinks. Becca and I just had to go back to Amelies with the girls when we found out they served wine!
I picked out some desserts to nibble on.
Our table was so cute!
Saturday morning, the pups headed to the park to play.
I had a slice of toast with peanut butter and honey while my eggs cooked before heading to my parent’s house.
I grabbed lunch and voted with my parents.
Later, I ran some errands and I found these yummy gummies!
I ordered the Maverick for dinner at Chopt salad. It had avocado, corn and scallions, southwest quinoa blend and kale, spinach & cabbage with sweet & smoky chipotle vinaigrette + a squeeze of fresh lime.
Becca and I had wine together on Saturday night.
Sunday morning church followed by some coffee at the Campo’s.
And delicious breakfast.
Becca and I did a Wholefoods run and then a Bj’s Wholesale run.
Quick was with Tino!
Quick walk with Grumples!
It was 67 degrees Sunday afternoon, so I headed out for a run.
I ended up doing three miles and it felt great!
Crab cakes & carrots for dinner! Here is the post for that recipe.
Sunday night dinner followed by a movie and giant bowl of popcorn!
Now, I’m off to do some running with my friend 🙂
Questions for you!
- What is an “ideal” weekend for you?
- Do you do wine nights with the girls?
- Who is watching The Bachelor?