Best of the Weekend V

Mastermind Weekend 1/16

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Hey, hey! Happy Sunday to you!

Quinn is taking a nap and Mal is out running errands, so I thought I’d pop in and share some fun stuff from our weekend so far. Ok, here we go, in no particular order, the best of our weekend!

DATE NIGHT WITH MY FAVORITE GUYS. By Friday, we didn’t have much food in our house, so we decided to go out to dinner at Scarlet Oak Tavern, which was an excellent decision.

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It was also a fun way to end the week, especially since Q-Man was in such a great mood. He’s usually pretty good when we take him out to dinner, but you never know what to expect with a toddler. We actually had a dining out experience last weekend when, as soon as our food was served to the table, we asked to take it home. It was one of those meals. But, Quinn was awesome at Scarlet Oak. He just ate and hung out with us. He also had a blast playing hide-and-go-seek with the tablecloth!

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I ordered the kale salad with goat cheese, a side of French fries, and a glass of wine for dinner. Balance, baby.

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SATURDAY MORNING LONG RUN. I missed my long run last week, so I was really looking forward to this one and it did not disappoint. I listened to Diane and Liz for the first hour and then turned on my tunes and picked up the pace for the remaining 50 minutes. It was glorious. I typically enjoy tempo and interval runs more than long runs, but sometimes a long run is exactly what you need!

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AFTERNOON NAP WITH MY LITTLE LOVE. The best. He’s turning into such a cuddle bug. Finally! Mama’s dreams are finally coming true!

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SHOPPING WITH MY FAVORITE LITTLE PERSON. Quinn and I hit up the Derby Street Shoppes for some shopping on Saturday afternoon. (Check out my new bag, which is even more amazing in person! And check out how organized it is inside! Even Quinn was impressed.)

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We popped into Crate & Barrel to buy a boot tray and then headed over to Barnes & Noble for story hour and a little more shopping.

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There was so much to see and TOUCH!

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The toddler love for Elmo is REAL.

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BIRTHDAY CAKE ICED TEA. It ordered it from David’s Tea and it was so delicious! I want to try the iced tea latte next!

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TINY 7 FOR ALL MANKIND JEANS. Quinn’s first pair of designer jeans! And, ohmigod, they are adorable. I bought them from thredUP (new with tags!) for a fraction of the retail price. He’s going to be so stylish!

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“BAALL!” Quinn learned a new word over the weekend! It sort of sounds like he has a southern accent when he says it!

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Questions of the Day

What was the BEST part of your weekend?

Do you have Columbus Day off? 




  1. Best part of weekend was hanging with the kids and watching lots of their soccer games. I did your running workout twice so far (the one you posted last week) and I really like it–I listened to Diane and Liz for one of them–and watched Graceland for today’s run….love the workouts–please share more:)


  2. Goat cheese is my favorite among the various spreads of cheese. I always get irrationally excited when seeing it featured on a blog! I tustve missed out on a blog post. Are you training for another marathon? It’s awesome to see you embark on another long run! I enjoyed following along on your training for Boston last year.

  3. Ahh I am so jealous about that birthday cake tea! I am such a tea fanatic! The best I have tried is a white chocolate tea and it was so amazing!

  4. What a fun weekend!! My boyfriend lives 4 hours away so we decided to meet half way on Saturday at a cute little kids play place so we could not only see each other but I could meet his little 2 year old son. It was fun and hilarious and meeting his little one went really well. Definitely the highlight of my weekend! 🙂

  5. Looks like a fun weekend!
    Unfortunately we don’t get columbus day off in Europe but starting clinic at 7am is JUST as relaxing (naaat) 😉
    Highlight of this weekend was discovering the pool and sauna at our local tennis courts! For about 3€ you can swim and sauna all you want and it was so fun and relaxing after a good match! Nothing better than a change of pace.

  6. Best part was running and more importantly finishing the Nantucket half-marathon with a PR on Sunday, 40% on dirt/sand roads so definitely a challenge!

    My kids had Monday and Tuesday off so it was a relaxing weekend!

    Love Q’s designer jeans 🙂

  7. I’m not sure what made me think of this when reading your post, maybe the organized new bag? Anyway, have you heard of momagenda? I ordered one a couple of months ago and feel so much more organized and can chill out. Between work, stuff to remember for the kids and their school and paying daycare, my husband, my masters, household stuff, etc I had agendas and to do lists everywhere. This momagenda, I think it’s the “family” or “mom” one, has changed my life! It even has a “dinner” section at the bottom of each day. I sound like I should get some kickback, but I have no affiliation with her website or products at all. Just really love my agenda book and wanted to share with others!

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