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!
Then I prepped pancakes for us for breakfast. Kodiak Cakes were on the menu!
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.
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.
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!
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!
Snack time. Couple handfuls of walnuts + chocolate chips.
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!
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!
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…
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.”)
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.
An hour or so after lunch I was hungry again so I had some leftover pasta…
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.
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.