five weekend favorites.

#one. We went to Hugs & Donuts.

Saturday morning Andrew and I woke up and went to Hugs & Donuts for breakfast.  We got some bad news last week and wanted to get out of the house and keep busy.

hugs & donuts | Houston, TX

This place is pretty fun.  They have various flavors of milk and iced coffee on tap.  So creative!

hugs & donuts | Houston, TX

Plus, they had SOOO many cake donut flavors to choose from.

hugs & donuts | Houston, TX

I’m team cake donuts all the way and Andrew is team classic yeast donuts.  I got a cinnamon sugar donut and a blueberry donut with lemon glaze.  Both were awesome.  Andrew went with chocolate + sprinkles and another one that I think was strawberry cheesecake.

Their lattes were delicious too!

weekend-9-11-2hugs & donuts | Houston, TX

#two. Vine-covered House.

My favorite part of being an adult is getting to have a house that is covered in vines.  I trimmed some of the ivy back this weekend and got attacked by some wasps.  I took that as the universe telling me to let the vines grow.  I love that they look messy and cover the whole house.  It makes me feel like I’m living in a tree house.

house covered in vines |

#three.  Church.

Life sucks sometimes.  My little sister reminded me that one day, in Heaven, pain we feel here won’t be a thing.  Knowing that brings me a lot of peace.

Ecclesia | Houston, TX

#4. Mexican Lasagna.

Friday night I layered doughy corn tortillas, salsa, shredded rotisserie chicken, a bunch of sautéed zucchini + tomatoes, a bunch of cheese, and a bunch of cilantro.  I baked the whole thing for 30 minutes.  Then topped it with guacamole, cilantro, feta and lime.  We ate it all weekend.  Yum.

Mexican lasagna |

#5. Afternoon thunderstorms.

We’ve been having a lot of random thunderstorms.  It’ll be completely sunny, then it’ll just start thundering and raining.  I love it.  I spent a lot of the weekend listening to the rain and finishing reading The Girl on the Train.  I enjoyed it, but I liked Gone Girl better.

thunderstorms |

Have a nice Monday, friends:)


  1. i completely agree with you on life sucks (at times)..hopefully this will be a better week for you :(

    i was in houston last weekend and its crazy how the weather changed from being all sunny to rain within a minute.

  2. Even with all of the wonderful things in life, it can indeed just plain suck sometimes. Sending love and positivity to you all. <3 I love your weekend eats and especially the donuts!

  3. Thinking about you and hoping everything is okay. <3

  4. You should read The Good Girl next. LOVED IT!

  5. Yes to cake donuts! The other kind doesn’t even appeal to me. I think I am a fan of cake donuts because growing up my mom always bought those powdered ones that come like 20 in a bag!
    I totally feel on life sucking sometimes, but It’s a great reminder that Jesus is enough and he gives real peace.
    Lastly I ate fantastic tacos this weekend and thought of you.

  6. I’m sorry you are dealing with some bad news. But hugs and donuts sounds like a fabulous uplifting place to go. I LOVE the name. And totes, team cake donuts all the way. How could you not like cake?!

  7. Sorry you had a rough week. ;-( I hope the donuts and church helped! I agree with you about the books: I liked Girl on the Train but I LOVE Gone Girl. Gillian Flynn is creepy but also kind of a genius.

  8. In regards to the above comment about tacos making Kate think of you, I made a breakfast taco this weekend that made me think of you too. You’re like the official taco spokesperson. ;) I LOVED it. I plan to have them in my life regularly now!

  9. I’m sorry that you got some upsetting news. I hope this week is full of more sunshine to drive away those clouds.
    That donut shop sounds amazing! And your photo over the weekend made me crave donuts! I think I might need to get busy in the kitchen and whip some up :)

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  11. Put A Man Called Ove on your reading list if you like those two books! It has become one of my favorites :)

  12. Yum on the mexican lasagna! Back home in Mexico, there’s this thing called “Pastel Azteca” that is basically a mexican version of a lasagna and it is nothing short of amazing. 

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