Memorial Day Weekend Top 10

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Hi, guys!

I hope you had a wonderful Memorial Day weekend! Ours was SO FUN – and it made me even MORE excited for summer on the South Shore. Have I mentioned we’re never leaving?

It’s funny… when we first moved south of Boston, I was so resistant. I couldn’t imagine not living in the city, and I thought the suburbs were so far from life conveniences and things to do. Now, I know I couldn’t be more wrong!

The South Shore is such an amazing place, and we really lucked out with our current situation. I mean, Mal and I grew up northwest of Boston and didn’t know anything about this area. Now, we’re so close to so many awesome places, activities, and friends. Man, I am so pumped for summer!!

Anyway… that was a bit of a tangent. Here’s a recap from our Memorial Day Weekend!

1. Checking out The Hangout at Union Point. If you’re local, this is SUCH a find. The Hangout is a new place to, well, hangout this summer. It kicked off with an epic food truck rodeo, live music, yard games, and a pop-up shopping area.

We went with some friends and, my gosh, we had a great time!

Matching skull tattoos! 🙂

2. Learning that The Hangout has a ton of events throughout the summer! Yesssss! Check out the schedule below – there are more food truck rodeos, outdoor movie nights, farmer’s markets, and (not listed, but awesome) is a place called The Brew Can, which is basically an outdoor bar at The Hangout.

There’s so much fun at one place, which just happens to be less than 10 minutes from our house. You’ll definitely see us at The Hangout this summer!

3. Breaking in our Duxbury sticker with our first trip to the beach this summer!

Quinn had a great time at the beach, but I think he played in the car more than on the beach. The kid does what he wants! 🙂

4. Enjoying some deeeeelicious Chameleon Cold Brew on the beach! The nice people from Chameleon Cold Brew sent me some of their concentrate to try, and I’m in love. A little goes a long way! It’s so strong and smooth – and perfect for the beach. I plan to pack some every morning we hit up Duxbury!

FYI: My bathing suit is from Target – and the top is super supportive!

5. Cracking open our brand new sunscreen from Beautycounter! I love this stuff and won’t put anything else on my family.

6. Trying this new Zucchini Pizza Crust from KBosh. The nice folks from KBosh sent me some to try, and I’m definitely a fan. It was delicious! The crusts are really thin, so they get nice and crispy. They also come in a bunch of other flavors, including broccoli, spinach, kale, cabbage, and even a cauliflower dessert crust. Neat, right? If you’re interested in trying these crusts for yourself, you can save 10% and get free shipping on 4 packages or more with code keto10.

7. Completing “Murph” 3 minutes faster than I did last year! I mentioned this a couple of weeks ago, but it doesn’t “feel” like I am working all that hard at OPEX. I mean, I’m definitely challenging myself and progressing with weights and movements, but I’m not beating myself up like I used to during CrossFit workouts, so I wasn’t really sure how much progress I was making on the fitness front. Finishing Murphy 3 minutes faster and feeling pretty good during the workout was definitely telling to the progress I’ve made in these several weeks. Murph usually crushes me, and it really wasn’t that bad this year!

FYI: I wore my Boston Launch (running sneakers) for this workout because it called for 2 miles, which was a really good decision!

8. A solid grocery shopping and meal prep day! I love setting us up for a healthy week ahead, especially after a fun weekend! 😉

9. Having friends over for dinner and drinks on Sunday night. We made Cabo Calientes (I’m working on an easier beach recipe – no muddling required) and grilled meat and veggies for dinner.

We had such a blast together, so I barely took any photos – except this one at the end of the night. It was clearly a sign of an awesome evening! 🙂

10. Enjoying a delicious Warm Chocolate Chip Cookie Bowl for dessert on Monday night. OMG, I’m still loving this single-serving treat. If you haven’t made it yet, you NEED to!

Question of the Day

How was your Memorial Day Weekend? What were some of the highlights?


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12 Comments

  1. Chameleon Cold Brew looks tempting. Am thirsty already :P.
    BTW, I tried your Warm Chocolate Chip Cookie bowl…It came out awesome….My family loved it 🙂
    Thank you for the recipe 😀

  2. Tina- What town/area do you live in on the South Shore? My friends just bought in Norwell and my fiancé and I plan to start to house hunt in the next year or so. I moved to Boston 6 years ago (from Florida) but I’ve always lived in the city and my fiancé is from Brazil so we’re not quite sure what suburb area is best suited for us. I do love the beach, so seeing your pictures of Duxbury beach is so enticing! I’d love any tips/advice!

    Thank you 🙂
    Jessica

    1. Norwell is a great area! We’re in Hanover and love it so much! When you guys start looking, feel free to reach out. We had such an awesome realtor, and I’m more than happy to put you in touch! 🙂

  3. Way to go with Murph! That is one of my favorite crossfit wods ever! I always feel a rush of pride when I finish!
    I love beaches you can drive your car on! So much more convenient!

  4. Since you’re such a fan of iced coffee you *HAVE* to try Cool Brew concentrate made in New Orleans (I have zero affiliation, just a HUGE fan!) . It is the best ice coffee concentrate I’ve ever had and I’m a coffee snob. LOL! I use unsweetened Almond Milk and Torani’s SF S’mores syrup. TDF!!!! I’m currently living in the Deep South and can buy it at Fresh Market. I’ll buy a 1/2 dozen bottles at a time when they go on sale. I think their shipping is spendy, but I’ll be ponying up once I leave the South next year.
    http://www.coolbrew.com

    1. Nice! I hope you love them!! I just made a traditional pizza with sauce and cheese, but the possibilities are endless!!

  5. Your boys are so big! I love catching up on what you’ve been up to lately, Tina. We were in CT for our college reunion. I forgot how beautiful New England can be this time of year.

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