Weekend Happenings

This post is sponsored by Blue Diamond Almonds.

Our weekend started Thursday night with an event I helped plan called Meet the MakersClaire, Ahrif and I invited some of Houston’s local vendors (those without storefronts yet) to come and showcase their creations.

The event was held at Sharespace, which was the perfect space for the event.  I knew I was gonna love it before I even walked in…

Meet the makers \\ immaEATthat

Meet the makers

Some of the vendors I samples included…

Bpop – they make breakfast and snack popsicles made with whole, organic ingredients.  I tasted four of the flavors and my favorite was the Pineapple Green Mama!  Made with pineapple, avocado, spinach, cashews, dates, chia seeds and sea salt. 

bPop - better for you popsicles     Meet the makers event \\ bPop

Ripe Cuisine – a delicious vegan food truck.  The owner, Stephanie, wrote me a rec for grad school!  I had the Beet Falafel complete with hummus, tahini sauce and crunchy pita chips.  yum.

Meet the makers-14     Meet the makers event \\ Ripe Cuisine

Sharespace also had this giant chair/swing that I want to put in our living room.

Meet the makers \\ claire and kylie

Friday evening after work Andrew and I headed up to my parent’s lakehouse for a couple days.  I spent most of the time sitting in this chair with iced coffee.

the best chair...especially if you've got iced coffee in hand.

And eating watermelon salad (feta + basil + watermelon) my mom made and nachos I made.

watermelon & feta salad     nachos!

And cleaning a dirty dog and eating green chili enchiladas my sister made.

Meet the makers-25     Meet the makers-23

And fishing and cleaning pine needles + leaves out gutters and going on family walks and doing yoga with my sisters.

yoga with the sisters     yoga with the sisters

Then we headed home Sunday afternoon.  As soon as we got home I told Andrew that I needed something FRESH.  So I made us berry pineapple smoothies and served them with some Dark Chocolate Blue Diamond Almonds I was sent to write a post about.  I LOVE them and would buy them on my own in the future.  Perfect as a sweet snack or light dessert.

Dark Chocolate Blue Diamond Almonds

Last night we met a friend for dinner at Smashburger because burgers and Memorial Day Weekend go together.  Then we started this morning with some scrambled eggs & muffins that I’ll be sharing on the blog soonish.

mini chocolate chips FTW

We’re taking it easy this Memorial Day and spending some time getting ready for the week.  As soon as I hit publish on this post I’m off for a swim workout and then meeting Claire & Ahrif for coffee…but I’ll probably get lunch instead of coffee.

I can’t finish this post without taking a moment to remember all our service men and women and their families.  Thank you for allowing me to live the life I do.

memorial day


One comment on “Weekend Happenings”

  1. I LOVE chocolate covered almonds :) And that watermelon salad looks amazing . Sounds like the perfect weekend girly!

    xoxo Sarah Grace, Fresh Fit N Healthy.

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