Some how, some way, the weekends always seem to fly by, but I really feel like we live them up tremendously and make the most of the time we have! This past weekend was good for my soul for sure.
I realized I hadn’t enjoyed overnight oats in quite a while, so I prepped some on Thursday evening. I mixed quick cooking oats with milk, yogurt, banana, and spices. In the morning, I added pb and sunflower seeds. Delicious!
I sported my Old Navy pineapple and avocado printed top and received a few compliments. It’s a fun one!
After work, I stopped by Kroger and saw their hydrangeas out front. Are these not stunning? I want to plant some at our home one day!
Kroger’s free Friday download was for a free Clif bar. Score!
I went by Pineapple Consignment’s pop-up sale, and I snagged the very best item for myself! I just love it.
Kaci got to come over, and is this not the cutest photo?! I couldn’t resist making it into a collage that zoomed in on Jackson’s face. Bahahahaha!
I had simple cheese toast with the last of my meatloaf muffin over spinach. I made Matt a plate of warmed lentils, green beans with sun-dried tomato tapenade + parsley, and rotisserie chicken over greens with ranch dressing and chips.
For an evening snack, I added cocoa powder to yogurt and topped my bowl with puffed brown rice cereal, cuties, and chopped roasted mixed nuts. We watched The Office, a few episodes I believe, then crawled into bed.
I was in the mood for sweet and savory for breakfast, so I enjoyed apple “nachos” with an EBTB croissant. Perfection!
Jackson has been so snuggly! I just love it.
I took care of some laundry, dishes, and more tasks around the house before I enjoyed lunch. Warmed lentils and mashed avocado over wilted spinach with hot sauce, ‘shrooms with ranch, and chips.
I then made a small mug of oatmeal topped with dried figs, seeds, and Meyer lemon-infused honey. This was the perfect sweet finish to lunch.
More cuddles! He begged to be picked up, and you can see him head-booping me. <3
I finally got myself ready and wore my new jumpsuit from a local boutique, Clancy’s Closet! I just love it so much.
The back is fun too!
I met up with one of my best friends, Randi, at her place, and I had the pleasure of getting to spend time with her and her husband’s three sweet girls. I get to be an honorary aunt, and that feels amazing. We had fun with Play-doh, and I forgot how calming it is to just play! Why do we have to stop once we become adults? We had to make a stop at Target, and you better believe I bought myself some Play-doh.
We then attended the Water Lantern Festival. They go to many cities, so check your area! Randi coordinated it for her sister, Trissa’s bachelorette party. She did a wonderful job! I mean, look how cute this setup is.
Love!! Kaci met us there, then we moseyed on over to the food truck line.
What we didn’t realize is how long it would take. The one complaint was the event crew did not forecast the turn out, and they did not reserve enough food trucks. We waited for 1.5 hours to place our order! At least we were in excellent company together. 😉
I got one of their last black bean burgers! I added pesto and ordered coleslaw as my side. They were kind and said they felt the portion was small, so they gave me complimentary potato salad. I didn’t finish the sides as there was plenty, but it hit the spot.
Kaci added cheese to hers and had fried okra. Oh so nostalgic.
Randi, Trissa, yours truly, and Kaci!
We then got down to business decorating our lanterns. I chose to dedicate mine to our babies. <3
I used the Washi tape that Randi brought to create this fun design on the fourth side.
Aren’t they all so pretty on the water?
It felt almost magical.
Randi, Kaci, and I chatted for at least two more hours, and it was sooo needed! Randi drove her and I back to her place, and I then commuted home.
I was hungry, so I made a mug of Cheerios with chocolate chips, pb, and cashew milk. I sometimes don’t use dairy milk this late just to avoid possibly upsetting my stomach. Yes, it was well after midnight, and no, this is not unhealthy. What is not a good idea is to go to bed hungry because that’s a recipe for poor sleep.
We woke up a bit later than usual, and the sleep was very much appreciated. I decided to blend frozen avocado with Greek yogurt to enjoy over a thick slice of my marbled cinnamon bread. I had a crisp Pink Lady apple with pb as well.
I took my coffee upstairs to sit with Matt and found Rachel snuggled with him! This is what makes my heart so happy. My loves.
Kaci sweetly invited me to a twin K Brew date, so I hurriedly tried to get ready!
More coffee? Don’t mind if I do. I enjoyed a cafe au lait and a small Caesar salad because I was hungry.
We then went to Pet Smart, and I sent this to Matt saying I wish we could’ve got it for Mason! He wouldn’t have wanted to wear it, though, and I wouldn’t have made him uncomfortable. As an aside, I read that avocados are harmful for cats. I sure hope not because he loved them!
It was this many mph. Bahaha, the wind was intense! Kaci and I shopped at Aldi and then Target together. I truly love shopping together! Some people go to the club or enjoy the nightlife. I’m all about real connection over coffee, friend lunch or dinner dates, and shopping together. <3
I snacked on a package of KIND blueberry breakfast bars on the way home then later ate carrots and hummus. Hunger was still present, so I had a plum. Then I felt great.
My new sandals! I upgraded.
I ran one more errand then munched on some of these when I returned home. I love these pb-filled pretzel nuggets!
I made a make-shift pesto out of spinach, fresh Italian parsley, sunflower seeds, extra virgin olive oil, splash of water, lemon juice, garlic powder, and salt and pepper.
We enjoyed it with mixed greens, cucumber, slaw mix, and salad shrimp from Aldi. I made a cheddar quesadilla with two gf spinach tortillas, but it needed more cheese. Lol. We dipped it in spicy salsa.
I finished meal prepping for Monday, ironed my outfit, put away laundry, and then we clipped the babies’ claws before I vacuumed the house. I felt so productive!
While watching Our Planet, I noshed on Greek yogurt with cuties, shredded wheat, and roasted mixed nuts. Apparently it was what I was craving this weekend.
The Play-Doh I bought! No shame. I think it’s really calming.
I twisted together purple and yellow. It ended up becoming a gray color, but it’s fun to mix them as the girls showed me.
I slept hard but not quite enough. Even still, today has been great. I started it with a bowl of shredded wheat, plum, cinnamon, pepitas, pb, and milk. I added some more pb and milk after snapping this as I realized it needed more of both.
I love changing out my clothes for the season because it feels like going shopping!
Kaci and I are taking Barre3 together this evening, and I’m looking forward to it! I hope you all have an amazing day and week ahead!