Weekend Daze

My trainer at the Y took these two photos of me as I lifted 125 lbs, maxing at one lift of 130 lbs Thursday night. I am so thankful he surprised me with these because I really am very thankful to have discovered how much I love lifting!

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Friday morning breakfast included Horizon Organic cottage cheese with banana, frozen berries, Nature’s Path Hemp Granola, and peanut butter.

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Rachel’s paws and both mine and Matt’s feet made cameos in this shot. Haha

 

Lunch was leftover soup that I had made earlier in the week with Swiss cheese, cucumber, and lentil crackers. The soup was another creation based on what we had in the refrigerator – steamed vegetables, sautéed greens, pecan rice, baked lemon roasted garlic chicken, organic low sodium chicken broth – and we both loved it.

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We scheduled a cake tasting at Scrumps Cupcakes for Friday evening. They are so awesome and were kind to try making their Hummingbird cake gluten free for us! Matt and I came up with quite an epic wedding cake and chose amazing cupcake flavors for our guests. It was at such an incredible price too!

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When we came home, I discovered that my prize from TN Home and Farm Magazine was delivered – a tin of Willa’s Shortbread cookies. They are melt-in-your-mouth delicious!

For breakfast on Saturday, I had LOVE GROWN FOODS Sea Stars with cottage cheese, banana, and peanut butter. Photographed in the beautiful sunshine!

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We decided to finally “twin” in our Eat Healthy Designs tees!

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The weather was absolutely gorgeous (and that race trailer was finally moved by our neighbor, so our view was back!).

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They are so right! =D

A new non-profit coffee shop, The Empty Cup Coffeehouse, just opened in Cedar Bluff, so Matt and I had ourselves a coffee date.

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The wall color and every bit of the décor is perfect! I love the eclectic mix of chairs, and they even have a kids’ room. This location was formerly a bank, so I find it even more fun to see how they worked that to their advantage.

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I *love* this cabinet!

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Bar stools upholstered with coffee burlap bags!

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I chose to enjoy their coffee flight. Since I don’t drink, I’ve never tasted a flight of anything that I can remember, so I thought this was really fun! They had to brew a fresh batch of their Costa Rican roast, so they sweetly gave me a full mug. Caffeine heaven!

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We walked down to Lemongrass for lunch before then doing some shopping together.

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I love going shopping with him. He gets as excited as I do about new foods and good deals. 😉

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I’ve been so fortunate to win quite a number of things, which now includes this gluten free gift basket from our local gluten free bakery, Benefit Your Life!

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I also received my new tank top from Eat Healthy Designs – Peanut butter is my spirit animal. Love it!

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Dinner included fresh tomato, crackers, cheddar, baked chicken and onions, baked zucchini/squash/more onions, sautéed greens with shredded baby beets, and I made a dressing out of fresh lemon juice + extra virgin olive oil + Sabra Caramelized Onion and Smoked Paprika Hummus. We thought it was great!

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I made an Earl Grey latte and enjoyed the shortbread cookies and roasted mixed nuts for dessert while we watched some of our shows.

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Baby Girl was pooped.

We came up with this unique oatmeal for Sunday’s breakfast: LOVE GROWN FOODS Super Oats made with water and Almond Breeze Almond Coconut Milk, a jar of Beech Nut sweet potato/pineapple/orange baby food, organic greens, cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, ginger, cayenne, peanut butter, Honeycrisp apple not pictured for dipping.

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Matt is such a sweetheart and hung our new collage frame for us!

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Open reclaimed wooden shadow boxes.

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I bought this tea towel at the Retropolitan Craft Fair last May and *finally* hung it!

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Lunch was this bright salad and leftover sushi + a mini cupcake from our tasting.

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Dinner was more greens with avocado, jalapeno Havarti, tomato, yellow lentil hummus, and sautéed chicken/rice/vegetables/lemon juice.

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I stopped by Tuesday Morning Sunday afternoon {that certainly sounds weird, doesn’t it 😉 }after visiting the boys at my sister’s, and I couldn’t resist this stem less wine glass. This smoothie along with a mug of ginger peach green tea hit the spot.

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This morning we tried Kashi‘s gluten free waffles for the first time. One sweet and one savory. They’re primarily made with sorghum flour, and I loved the unique flavor!

imageI can’t believe it’s already Monday, but I’m so thankful we had such a perfect weekend!

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