Good morning and happy Monday!
I have a quick weekly recap post this morning. 😊It rained almost all week, which kept us indoors most of the time. The rain, unfortunately, put a delay in getting our brick foundation painted, but the exciting part is that they’ll be starting today! I’ll keep you all updated with the photos on Instagram! We started watching the Queen’s Gambit over the weekend and finished it in a few days. A lot of you recommended it to me last week, and I have to say THANK YOU for that! It’s one of the best shows I’ve seen all year. If you haven’t seen it yet, you’ll want to start now. Remember on Tuesday when I said I was going to make chicken kebabs? Well, I did, and they were delicious! I added red bell pepper, yellow onion, and chicken to the kebabs with garlic expressions dressing & marinade, black pepper, and red chili flakes. I don’t know why I don’t make these more often! They’re perfect for leftover salad toppings as well.
For the potatoes, I pre-boiled them, cut and tossed them in olive oil, added sea salt, black pepper, and baked them for 25-minutes at 400-degrees. I didn’t take any photos throughout the week, and so I’m jumping to the weekend already! 😮 I wasn’t kidding when I said a quick recap.
I’m so excited that my camellia trees we planted on the side of the house are blooming! It makes me excited to see them from the living room window. I wanted something that is gree all year and produces beautiful flowers. Camellias are one of my favorites! On Friday night, we headed to Emily’s new house for a little wine night. I brought over some Crumbl cookies (the bestttttt!!!) and Voodoo chips. The sweetest little pups!!!! ♥️
After a slow and rough start to my Saturday morning, I finally made it out of the house to pick up groceries at Whole Foods. I needed to stock up on some of my favorite specialties, and it’s been months since stopping into Whole Foods. I’m excited because they’re now making deliveries to my location! It’ll be conveniently dangerous but so worth it.
Aside from my one grocery outing, Kyle and I spent the entire day on the couch together watching The Queen’s Gambit, The Undoing, and A Teacher! We had a movie marathon, and it felt so good to do absolutely nothing!One drink I’ve been loving lately and have been sipping on all weekend is the Tazo Chai tea with Califa holiday nog! I put about 1/4 cup of holiday nog under my Keurig with the teabag and let the hot water warm up the nog as it drips in. You’ll want to let it seep for a few minutes, but it’s SO GOOD. It’s like a warm mix of fall in Christmas in a cup. I need to get a decaf chai so I can have it in the evening to save me from a sweet tooth. For dinner, I grilled up some turkey burgers and had roasted cauliflower on the side. Cauliflower is so good dipped in the Tessemae’s Habanero ranch! 😋 Even though our week was so low-key and not as productive as most, it was much-needed! ♥️
Don’t forget to follow me on Instagram for house painting updates!! ♥️ I hope you all have a fantastic week!
Time to go fit in some miles since I did absolutely ZERO walking last week!
Questions for you!
- Did you put your tree up this weekend?
- Do you use the grill as much in the winter?
- What is your favorite Thanksgiving dish?