Friday started with a date night to Conservatory, which is an underground food hall & beer garden in downtown Houston. We don’t venture downtown too much…mainly because I hate having to pay to park. But our friends were going there for dinner and I invited me and Andrew along.
Conservatory was pretty cool (i shared some of the atmosphere on Stories), but since it is located underground the lighting was awful. I ended up getting pulled pork tacos + beans + mac ‘n cheese. I do wanna try the crepe place, Melange, so I’m sure I’ll be back!
Saturday morning I went to an exercise class and made breakfast tacos + a couple iced lattes for breakfast.
Later Andrew was staring to do lawn work, so I decided to help out. I mowed and he edged right before rain started.
Morning snack was nutella + some fruit :)
I am doing a collaboration with World Market (will be sharing next week!), so we spent the rest of the morning getting some final pieces from them.
We got a small rug for our backdoor to catch all the mud Maggie tries to bring in.
Finally found a pouf I like!
Did you know World Market has clothes?! I’ve been totally missing this. Their clothes are so my style – colorful + pattern-filled + boho + flowy (…clothes have nothing to do with the collaboration I’m doing with them. I just really liked them!)
For lunch we stopped by Zoe’s Kitchen.
I’ve had good and bad experiences at Zoe’s, but I REALLY liked my meal this time. It was their rosemary ham & mozzarella piadina. Holy crap though. I didn’t know a ‘piadina’ was a thing I should have in my life. It was SO GOOD. The bread was like a cross between a thin crust pizza and a pita. Love it. I got their feta slaw for a side. Also really great.
We later popped into a couple antique shops/used office furniture shops and I found this painting that I LOVED. It has a lot of texture to it. I’m sure I’ll be sharing a better photo of it at some point. It was only $20!
That afternoon I was craving soft serve so we met a friend at Fat Cat. Their soft serve flavors that week were English breakfast tea and lemon peel. I got the two swirled together for a lemon iced tea of sorts.
Later that evening I grocery shopped for the week and made an easy nacho dinner for us. Topped with cheese, beans, bell pepper, tomatoes and salsa.
After dinner we watched the Olympics and I made some recipes for the week. These were peanut butter graham cracker sandwiches dipped in chocolate and then froze. They’ve been making a fun dessert to have throughout the week. I also made a version of those brookies for snacking.
And I cut up some veggies + fruit for the week.
Oh. And I came across this, which I think can be so true in terms of weight.
Sunday morning we eased into our day.
Well. Not really. I wanted to go to Morningstar for breakfast before church, but I didn’t communicate that very well to Andrew. So I just got super moody when he ate breakfast at home. I need to use my words and remember that people can’t read my mind. There was really something else bothering me that we ended up discussing.
I think marriage is the coolest thing. It is the closest I’ve ever been to another person. I’m a very guarded person and having someone know me and see me on such an in-depth level has let me access my feelings more than ever before and has helped me start working through some lingering anxiety and helped me stop bottling things up. I love being married. It is the only thing in my life that has felt 100% right. I question everything else in life, but marriage is great…even when it’s frustrating. Andrew’s grandma always said she didn’t feel like she started living until she got married. I feel the same. This is the happiest I’ve ever been.
I ended up eating breakfast at church. I had a Sinfull Bakery Everything Bar + an iced vanilla latte. Those bars are SO good. Super doughy and are the size of your entire hand. My only issue with them is the bakery’s tagline is something about, “food you don’t have to feel guilty about.” I don’t like that, since the only food you should feel guilty about is food that you steal. Regardless, their bars are delish.
After church I had a meeting to learn about volunteering with the children’s ministry. I’m excited.
For lunch I had cheesy eggs that had more cheese that egg lol + bell peppers + triscuits (i LOVE the cracked pepper flavor) + another latte + some chocolate covered almonds.
Then I made + photographed 3 recipes for the blog for this week.
Then we headed to my parents house for an early dinner. I had texted them that I missed them earlier that week, so I’m glad I got to see them.
In to the week we go! I have a dinner date planned with my sister’s today (i think we’re doing pizzahhhh), typical seeing clients Monday-Wednesday, and then Thursday-Friday I’m heading to Oklahoma for work.
Would love to hear what you’re looking forward to this week (or about any other thoughts you have). :)