Jun 27

Some fun from the weekend…

Friday’s are my day to myself to get blog work done, so I have a lot of flexibility of what Friday looks like.  This Friday my friend Morgan came over at 6:30am.  She’s a morning person like me, which has really just worked for our friendship haha.

We started the day with a walk around my neighborhood.  And popped into starbucks along the way.  I got the vanilla sweet cream cold brew…and I hated it lol.  I don’t like the sweet cream taste.  I look happy in the picture below because I was with Morgan…not because my drink was delish.  When we got back to my house I poured some of the cold brew into a glass and added milk.  That helped balance out the flavor a bit!

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Then I prepped pancakes for us for breakfast.  Kodiak Cakes were on the menu!

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With toppings galore.  When I was pulling out the toppings I realized we were out of maple syrup.  Pancake fail, but there was a plethora of other toppings to choose from.

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I topped mine with nutella, peanut butter, bananas, blueberries and I think that’s it.  Morgan and I are really good at spending time together, but still getting work done.  I spent the morning catching up on emails, responding to blog comments and finishing charting on clients from earlier in the week.  Our typical time together goes – work for 20 minutes, get distracted for 10 minutes.  Repeat.  It’s great.  

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Around 10am I had a phone call with my fave intuitive/mindful eating RD bloggers (anne, rachael, alex, robyn).  There are so many dietitians out there who still have a strong diet mentality, so it’s nice to surround myself with RD’s that are spreading a message about food, health and body image that I believe in.

Shortly after our call I made lunch.  I sautéed together tofu, black beans, red bell peppers, red onions and arugula.  Then I added in some grated cheese until melted.  I ate this dip-style with tortilla chips.  Was a good one!

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After lunch I needed to get a recipe shoot done for next week, but I decided to instead paint our entertainment center.  Procrastination win.  

I’m tired of having so much brown wood in our house, so I painted this chest that is under our TV gray and white.  I’ll have to show the finished product soon!

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Snack time.  Couple handfuls of walnuts + chocolate chips.

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Later that evening, an old friend came over for dinner.  I made a cheesy chicken pasta + roasted balsamic brussels sprouts.  Then I drank too much wine.  It was a fabulous night.  I also made these brownies.  But they came out SO cakey.  I think it was because we were out of butter and I had to use coconut oil in them instead.  We still ate them, but I was a bit disappointed in them.  I only have stomach space for fudgy brownies!

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Saturday we had ZERO plans.  So I slept in until 9am.  GLORIOUS.  We were in need of a grocery shopping trip BAD, but I managed to scrounge together this breakfast of a vanilla latte + banana topped with nutella, peanut butter, granola, nature’s path cereal.  

Eaten while watching the Pioneer Woman, it’s become a Saturday morning tradition!

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Later I was craving some movement, so I checked to see if there was any space in an Orange Theory class.  There was, so I went.  I’m a bit over Orange Theory, so I’m cancelling my membership.  I wanna try Class Pass!

Nice sports bra sweat…

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For lunch I stopped by Chipotle and grabbed a chicken bowl (with double chicken) for Andrew and I to split.

(i took this picture and then tried to go in this door and THEN saw the “service entrance” note and then to myself I was like, “OMG. stop taking pictures of things and pay attention to life.”)

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I went with – brown rice, black beans, chicken, pico de gallo, sour cream, lettuce.  Served with one of my favorite drinks – limeade mixed with sparkling water.

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An hour or so after lunch I was hungry again so I had some leftover pasta…

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And then I made a mocha (coffee + milk + pour of cream + chocolate chunks + cocoa powder).  Enjoyed while doing some online shopping for a rug and large glass jars for kitchen storage.  Excited to share what I ended up getting soon. 

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The rest of the weekend was pretty casual.  Saturday evening we watched Pulp Fiction for the first time and I made us pupusas for dinner.  Sunday we did breakfast out, then church and grocery shopping.  

What was the high of your weekend?!!!!! Tell me. 

23 comments on “Some fun from the weekend…”

  1. Sounds like a great weekend Kylie! I need to try Kodiac cakes. I see them everywhere and they look so good! I’m excited too that an orange theory fitness is opening up around me. Everyone seems to love it! Hope you have a great start to your week :)

  2. I love our intuitive eating RD mastermind calls too! xo

  3. Here are the three things that will turn that brownie recipe fudgy: (1) use canola oil instead of butter, (2) add 1/2 a bag of chocolate chips, and (3) bake for only 24 minutes. Better yet, double the recipe (including using a whole bag of chocolate chips) for a 13×9 and bake for 38 minutes. (I make that exact recipe, minus the frosting, and people freak over them every time. I am very anti cake-like brownies. :) )

  4. Your weekend sounds so relaxing! I am totally with ya about being a morning person I don’t even remember the last time I even slept past 8!

  5. HAHA okay so right after you said you made Kodiak Cakes, I scrolled down to see the photo but it ended up being an advertisement (above the pancake photo) for Nathan’s Hot Dogs so I was like hmm okay hotdogs for breakfast…I can dig it. 

    • hahahaha. Oh, ads. Thanks for making this a funny story and not yelling at me for having ads on the site! Thanks for your support!!!!!!!

  6. I love your weekend recaps! :)

    You ate some delicious food – I always get such great ideas from your posts. I definitely want to make that banana with peanut butter and granola breakfast some time this week.

    I totally agree with Starbucks drinks. Every time I’ve gotten one, they’re wayyyy to sweet for me, so I end up adding more coffee to water it down.

    LOVE these posts!!!

  7. Did you use chalk paint to paint the entertainment center? I have been planning to use it to paint some of our furniture so I’m curious to know how it turned out/how easy it was!

    • Well. I know nothing about painting. Andrew got home from work and saw what I had painted and immediately asked me what paint I used. To which I replied, “oh that random can of paint we had in the garage.”

      I guess it was the wrong paint to use to paint furniture. But whatev because I think it looks great.

      All this to say, I didn’t use chalk paint. I used random paint from our garage. And I know nothing about paint:)

  8. Such a nice weekend filled with good friends, good eats (minus the cake-like brownies of course…tragic ;), and some relaxation! Def my kind of weekend! 

    Hope your week is off to a great start!

  9. I really need to have more people over for dinners. Your Fridays sound fun! Friday is the one day I get to work from home so I do get more flexibility to make lunch at home or grab lunch out with friends. This weekend my fiance, our good friend, and I went bouldering again for the third time. I’m hooked! If you’ve never tried bouldering I recommend it. Apparently Austin has the largest indoor bouldering gym in the country so if you’re in town and want a fun exercise to try, give it a go!

    • Oh so fun! I’m awful at rock climbing and bouldering. It’s fun though! Andrew and I did rock climbing together for day dates before we got married. I’m glad to hear you have flexible Fridays as well. It is so nice!

  10. I love how you and Morgan had a morning walk/work/coffee date! That’s the dream. 
    Highlight of my weekend was going to NYC to meet up with one friend from college and then one friend from high school! I also went to Levain Bakery finally and got their famous chocolate chip, which, if you haven’t heard of/tried it yet…KYLIE. You would flip out over this thing. Best freaking cookie in the whole wide universe.

  11. I love the way your new kitchen is turning out from the sneak peeks you’ve given us! And I think that we have the same counter tops – they are the best!!

  12. How on earth did you make your pancakes so fluffy?? Every time I cook Kodiak cakes they’re so flat and sad ☹️

    • Really!? Do you live at a higher altitude? Mine always come out fluffy. I usually use milk, not water. Don’t know if that impacts the fluffiness.

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