Books, Sunday In Pictures, Weekend

Sunday In Pictures Vol. 35

Happy Monday! How was your weekend? Ours was non stop busy but in a good way. Starting last Wednesday we had plans every day/night except for Thursday. Honestly I could use a second Sunday just to relax ha! Alas Monday is here and it’s time for work. Before the day really gets going though, I want to pop in and share our Sunday in pictures. Have a great day 🙂

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After staying up until 2:30(!) Saturday night, I needed to ease into Sunday by reading more of Little Fires Everywhere.

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When it’s 80 degrees before 10 am, you skip hot tea and go for iced tea.

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Since we were SLOW moving to wake up and not that hungry, breakfast never happened. We skipped right to lunch and I had a buffalo chicken wrap.

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On the way home from the grocery store, I swung by Alex’s parents house to pick up his twin sister Tory. We baked shortcake together for dessert later that night.

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Alex and Tory went back to their parents house and I took a little break from running around for a quick snack. I cut up a cucumber and added a little light Ceasar dressing and parmesan cheese to the bowl.

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The finished product for dessert. I used this recipe from Taste of Home and it was a huge hit!

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Blogger fail but I didn’t get a picture of dinner. It was really good and we even got some leftovers to bring home. We enjoyed steak, salad, asparagus, corn plus basil, mozzarella, and tomato with balsamic on top.

To end the night, Alex and I watched Mamma Mia! on the couch. It’s on Netflix now if anyone is interested.

Question of the day: What’s one highlight from your weekend.

Books, Daily Happenings, Dating, Weekend

A Surprise Baseball Game

Happy Saturday friends! Sorry for the slightly late post. Alex and I had our second date night in the past three days last night so I was tired when we got home and wanted to head to bed. Have a wonderful day 🙂

Scrambled Eggs and Bacon

Friday started off pretty good. After getting ready for the day, Alex and I realized we had time for bacon so we made some to have with our eggs for breakfast. Bacon starts any day on a good note.

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At work, I started reading Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng. It’s the story of the Richardsons who have four kids and live in a suburb of Cleveland. The story starts out with the tenant in their rental house leaving in the middle of the night and the youngest child sets the house on fire the next day. Rewind a year when the tenants moved in and somehow that leads to little fires everywhere in the house. So far so good through the first 5 chapters.

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When I got home from work, I had some packages waiting for me so I tried all the dresses on while Alex had a work call. Once that was done, I made some homemade ice cream for a dinner we have tonight (hopefully it freezes well and tastes like ice cream!) before we headed into the car. Alex called me Thursday afternoon while both of us were at work, which is unusual, and he simply asked “Do we have plans Friday night?” I responded no and he said great we’re going on a date and hung up. The first stop was dinner at Hoagie Haven in Princeton. It’s one of Alex’s favorites and it hit the spot.

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We got in the car and started driving to Trenton which is somewhere we never go. The entire way, I was guessing potential places and he said no to all of them. I actually guessed right though with a baseball game! The weirdest part was I had a dream that we were going to a baseball game and I never remember my dreams, it’s like we had ESP about it or something lol. Apparently a girl he went to high school with posted on Instagram that she had tickets but couldn’t go. Naturally Alex slid into her DM’s to snatch them for us haha. The Trenton Pork Rolls, formerly Trenton Thunder, is the minor league team for the Yankees. For all we know, we watched the next Derek Jeter play last night!

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It ended up being absolutely beautiful for a game. The seats were basically behind home plate and we chatted while sipping on a beer as big as our head during it. Seriously, the beer was huge. The atmosphere was very kid friendly and the family behind us had two little boys that were providing us with some funny entertainment during it. Overall the game was really well until the 9th inning. It was tied 2-2 when the Erie Seawolves scored 3 points on one hit. We decided the Pork Rolls probably weren’t going to win it and headed home to bed instead.

Question of the day: Are you a baseball fan?

Dog, Sunday In Pictures, Weekend

Sunday In Pictures Vol. 34

Happy Monday! How was your weekend? Ours was spent at Tucker and Allison’s wedding, Alex’s brother and new sister-in-law. It was a fun weekend but late nights so we were ready to be home yesterday.

In typical Monday fashion, we’re taking a peek into my Sunday through some pictures. Have a great day 🙂

Bacon, Egg and Cheese Bagel Sandwich

Instead of eating at the Airbnb we stayed at, we opted to head home early and grab breakfast sandwiches from our favorite place near home. A bacon, egg and cheese was a welcome sight!

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Picked up Bailey who we missed the past two days.

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The song of choice while heading to the grocery store.

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Someone did want to be far from us for a while…

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A tortilla pizza and some veggies for lunch.

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Free flowers are the best flowers.

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Some tea and magazine reading while it rained outside.

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Pizza for dinner because pizza is always a good idea.

To finish our lazy Sunday, we watched a little over half of American Made.

Question of the day: What’s one highlight from your weekend?

Dog, Sunday In Pictures, Weekend

Sunday In Pictures Vol. 33

Happy Monday! It’s a tad dreary this morning but I have my fingers crossed the sun will peak through later in the day. I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! Saturday was filled with some shopping and ended with an amazing movie. Sunday had some relaxing in it and ended with dinner with a friend who is moving. Overall it was a good weekend.

In typical Monday fashion around here, I’m sharing my Sunday through pictures. Have a great day 🙂

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Sunday started off with some pancakes and bacon for breakfast.

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I baked another batch of oatmeal muffins (I tweak this recipe) while listening to the Mamma Mia! soundtrack.

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While the muffins cooled, I finished The Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett. It would be a good pool read I think since it’s not intense and a cute story.

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For lunch, I made a quesadilla with leftover beans and chicken plus some carrots and hummus.

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My next book is called The Identicals by Elin Hilderbrand. It’s about identical twins who live on Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard but don’t speak even though they live so close. I think it’ll be a good summer read!

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Bailey and I went on our longest walk to date. She wants everyone to know that tow trucks are a little scary but if you sit down to watch them back up while it beeps, then they aren’t as scary 😉

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I made a batch of peanut butter chickpea blondies from Joy Food Sunshine. They smelled SO good while they baked.

We watched part of The King’ Speech.

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Then Alex and I headed to Somerville, New Jersey to meet my friend Greg who is moving at the end of the month. We grabbed dinner at an Irish pub (everything was oddly closed along Main St.) but my corned beef sandwich hit the spot!

Question of the day: What was a highlight from your weekend?

Books, Daily Happenings, Dog, Weekend

If You Like Pina Coladas…

Hi friends! I hope your weekend has been a good one so far. We lucked out with the weather yesterday since it didn’t storm like the forecast called for. Well it may have stormed overnight but I didn’t wake up so who knows. Hopefully the humidity has died down a bit because it was killer the past few days.

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I woke up nice and early to get in an easy 3 mile run. Boy did my legs need those easy miles. They were feeling it after the 200m sprints I had on Friday. I managed to finish all by 7 and hopped into the shower. It’s crazy how summer running means even easy runs leave you covered in sweat. I wanted to get to the grocery store before it was too crowded so I made a big smoothie for breakfast. In it was some blueberries, strawberries, 1/3 of a banana and cauliflower rice from the freezer plus chia seed, peanut butter, protein powder and enough milk to make it drinkable through a straw.

Once the groceries were all put away, I headed back out to hit up Target and TJ Maxx. I wandered around both stores for a while to browse and see the things that I needed (read as wanted). I actually picked up a few pairs of shorts at TJ Maxx so I’d call it a win. I ended up meeting Alex in Princeton to go to a few stores since he said J. Crew was having a sale. Unfortunately I didn’t get anything there but we did get a Father’s Day Gift so it wasn’t a total bust of an outing!

Deli meat sandwich with carrots and pretzels

When we got home, I was getting hungry. I made a deli sandwich and added some carrots and pretzels to my plate. It was oh so tasty. I’ve noticed that most of my weekend lunches are deli meat sandwiches but honestly I don’t even care. It’s good so why not?

Bailey With Long Leash

After lunch we leashed Bailey up to go to the park. Unfortunately we weren’t there very long before it started to rain. It was the weirdest thing! It was just a few drops then nothing for a bit until we could hear the drops on trees a bit away. All of a sudden the largest rain drops came down. Even though she didn’t have a ton of time to run around, it’s the thought that counts right?

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Once we got home, I grabbed my book to read. Chelsea Sedoti’s The Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett is a cute book. I think it would be a good one to read by the beach or pool since it’s not crazy intense or anything but not completely mindless or anything. I’m a little over halfway and curious how it’s going to end.

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Alex said how the hot and humid weather was making him want a treat. The treat ended up being a pina colada. We took them outside since the rain had stopped and chatted for a bit. I felt like I was getting bit my mosquitos so after a bit, I headed back inside to continue our conversation.

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For dinner, we order Thai food. I got Pad See Lew with chicken, American broccoli, Chinese broccoli, egg in a black soy sauce. It was really good! Alex got beef Pad Thai and really enjoyed his meal as well. When Alex went to pick it up, they had actually messed up my order and someone made something completely differently so they made my correct meal right on the spot. I’m glad they owned up to their mistake to give good customer service.

After dinner we watched Patriot’s Day. This is the movie about the Boston Marathon bombings in 2013. Oh my…this movie was amazing. There were so many times in it that both Alex and I said we could have cried. I actually did cry at one point. The movie was so well made and according to this Boston Globe article, pretty accurate. If you have not seen the movie stop everything and watch it. We headed to bed once the movie ended.

Question of the day: Do you like pina coladas?