This weekend, despite a rainy Saturday and no big plans, was still so perfect and so needed. I felt recharged, hence the blog title ;), and I am thankful for it!
This photo came up on my Facebook memories taken at the lake house three years ago. <3 <3
The lighting was poor, so I didn’t photograph my Friday breakfast. Some kitty cuddles and play before we left for work!
I earned a free drink from The Empty Cup, so I got a large latte with one pump vanilla. It was the perfect pick-me-up, and Matt noticed how energetic I was. Lol! It didn’t make me shaky or anything – just bubbly.
Matt made our tuna salad for dinner because he’s much better at it than me. He made a triple stack because his GF bread slices are so small. I had mine with tortilla chips.
Thanks to my parents’ generous Amazon birthday gift card, I have been ordering some fun things including these two new door mats. They brighten our place. We need new chairs and an over-the-door wreath hanger, then our patio will be complete.
I just never get tired of our view.
I got to go on an evening walk with my best friend, and it made me so very happy. We’ve decided to make it a weekly thing to take at least one walk together on Friday. I’ll now look forward to it each time!
We spotted several rabbits.
We used to have a tree like this at the lake house off the point on the right side. They always remind me of The Lorax and Dr. Seuss.
We spotted this for sale, and I loved how rustic and vintage it is.
Dessert included Fage, apple, LOVE GROWN Comet Crispies, and Reginald’s Bourbon Pecan Peanut Butter.
While I was at The Empty Cup, I picked up two of their gluten sensitive cinnamon rolls – one was maple bacon and the other was strawberry rhubarb.
For breakfast on Saturday, we split them and had cheesy fluffy scrambled eggs on wilted spinach with fresh mango. This was so delicious!
I ordered a yoga ball, resistance bands, and 2 lb dumbbells on Amazon and completed a 60-minute Barre3 online workout. The babies cheered me on, although it wasn’t my favorite routine. Even still, I was glad I did it!
Had avocado hummus toast with peppers and tomato plus two Matcha Joe’s cookies.
Tried to be somewhat patriotic. 😉 I went shopping at Planet Xchange and found two tops and a dress for me and two tops for Matt for under $70. Not bad!
I swung by Kaci’s because I had accidentally left a few things at her place last week. Since it was pouring, she was sweet and brought it out to me.
Once back home, I put our whole chicken into the oven and snacked on GF pita chips drizzled with tahini. Delicious!
I made steamed Brussels sprouts and roasted rosemary garlic sweet potato rounds. We dipped them in jalapeno ketchup, and we added more barbeque sauce to the chicken. After eating my drumstick and part of the breast, I felt satisfied and saved the rest.
I made this awesome flag cake thanks to Anne’s recipe! It was so fun and so tasty.
We rented Hacksaw Ridge with my free birthday Redbox coupon. Despite it being a war movie, I really loved it. Great acting in my opinion, and it told an incredible true story.
For breakfast on Sunday, I had oatmeal topped with berries, mango, and peanut butter. Sometimes I love flavor on flavor and other times it’s nice to keep things simple.
Sunday marked SIX YEARS since Kaci and I traveled with our parents and aunt to Costa Rica. This was taken at the airport before we departed from TX. It always makes me smile when I come across it!
Even thought it is already July, I *finally* changed out my clothes and organized our closet. I also washed nearly all of our clothes and dishes. #productive I also completed a 30-minute Barre3 workout that I did love. I felt redeemed.
I chose to wear one of my new tops on Sunday, and I realized I have three chambray pieces from this same brand, all purchased at Planet Xchange. I’m consistent.
Before leaving the house, I ate an apple with sharp cheddar and dark chocolate covered almonds.
I earned $2 off my next purchase at K brew, so I ordered their spritzer but in decaf since it was late in the afternoon. Their spritzer is excellent espresso with tonic water. One of the sweet co-owners accidentally made it with caffeinated espresso, and the barista caught it. They gave it to me too, so I took out the ice and saved it for this morning. It was still delicious!
Matt was super sweet and right before crawling into bed at 1AM Saturday night, he offered to prep the beans to soak since I had forgot. Sunday afternoon, I added our frozen ham bone and vegetable broth, brought it to a boil, and then simmered it for about 1.5 hours.
Meanwhile, I made mac ‘n cheese + tuna bowls for some lunches this week.
Matt pulled all the meat off the bone, and then we ate our helping with the last of the Brussels sprouts and some tortilla chips. Ordinarally, I make my grandmother’s buttermilk corn bread to go with it but forgot to get buttermilk. Whoops. This still hit the spot.
She’s so cute!! She still looks like a kitten to me. Matt brought home a drone that his oldest brother had left at his dad’s a few years ago. It was hilarious to watch the babies try to figure out what in the heck it was.
Dessert was half a banana hidden by Kashi sweet potato flakes, yogurt, spices, and milk.
Jaaaaax. We actually got to bed at a good time! Unfortunately, this sweetie woke us at 4:56AM to having a hairball outside our room. #catparentproblems
I had prepped our oats the night before, so all we had to do was cook them on the stove. Pineapple, raisins, sunflower seeds, freshly grated carrot, spices and then topped with maple and brown sugar.
I’m wearing my other new top today. Matt helped me choose this outfit. 😉
I hope everyone has a great week, and if you have the fourth off, I hope it’s a fabulous day!