Seven Highlights from the Weekend

Good morning and HAPPY MONDAY to you!

How was your weekend? Ours was BUSY, but a whole lot of fun, too. We hung out with friends, got a lot of errands and whatnot accomplished, and enjoyed PLENTY of delicious food and drink. Holy cow, I feel like I need a serious detox after the weekend I had. Ha! Anyway… here are SEVEN highlights from a family weekend!


Our usual “Donut Friday” turned into “Big-As-Your-Head-Bagel Friday.” Apparently, Qman was feeling a poppyseed bagel from Whole Foods instead of a donut from Coffee Shack. Hey, sometimes you change your mind, right? We also scored one of the tractor shopping carts, so it was definitely a good Friday morning!

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Date night at Rivershed with the most handsome guys ever. SO MANY people recommended Rivershed to us, so we just had to check it out.

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Verdict: WE LOVED IT! Seriously, we had such an awesome experience, we’ll definitely visit again. The beer menu was stellar, and the food was excellent. I ordered a bacon cheeseburger with jalapenos, and it was so darn delicious… I ended up eating the ENTIRE thing! Related: I also heard a rumor that in the summer, Rivershed has a big play area outside for kids. How fun does that sound!? We can’t wait to have a family weekend visit there in the summer!

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Working out at CrossFit followed by a meeting with Kerrie at Whole Foods to discuss hiring another person to join our team. We have SO MANY new clients, and we need help making meal plans and growing DTFN, which, of course, is an awesome “problem” to have. We drafted a job description and nailed down our pay structure. Here we go!!

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Putting myself on a DTFN meal plan. I actually have a client with almost the exact same macronutrient goals as me, so I’m using the same plan as her this week! 🙂 BOOM.

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Enjoying dinner, drinks, and SO MANY LAUGHS with friends on Saturday night. My gosh, we had such a fun time. Qman also scored a (super handsome) haircut!

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Hosting brunch with friends on Sunday morning. It was so great to catch up with everyone and, whoa, there was some seriously delicious food. Mal made Chilaquiles For A Crowd (<— easy and awesome recipe), and our friends brought an epic spread of pastries from Wegmans. I tried a bite of pretty much every single one.

 A family weekend brunch

Dominating Sunday meal prep! I made so many delicious and nutritious foods for the upcoming week. On the menu: Garlic & Chive Hummus Chicken Salad, Broccoli & Parmesan Hash Brown Bake, Lemon Shrimp with Zoodles, and Slow Cooker Teriyaki Drumsticks from Real Food Slow Cooker Recipes. We actually made the drumsticks for dinner last week and just had to make them again because they’re sooooooo tasty (and easy)!

 A family weekend, Sunday prep day

Question of the Day

What was the best part of your weekend? Do you have any great new ideas for a family weekend? 


  1. Congrats on your growing business! The best part of my weekend was finally getting outside after a week with the stomach flu. The weather was glorious to boot!

  2. sounds like a great weekend! i went out to dinner with a girl friend on saturday night and then to a friend’s husband’s birthday party – definitely a good time relaxing and socializing with adults 🙂

  3. I’m totally hitting up Wegmans before brunch with friends next Sunday! Best part of my weekend was gymnastics class with my 26 month old, we always have so much fun, he loves it!

  4. Sounds like your business is really taking off, congrats! My plans with friends fell through (sickness is definitely going around in Connecticut), so I took advantage and had a really relaxing weekend that included Whole Foods hot bar, Halo Top smores ice cream, a hot yoga class, meal prep, and an at-home face mask. It was awesome!

  5. Best part of my weekend by far was protesting along millions of other amazing men and women! 🙂

    Also, grocery shopping with my husband and baby and taking her to swim class. It was a wonderful weekend! Question: does liverwurst have sugar? Looking for new protein sources to try but I’m sugar free at the moment.

  6. We finally finally took Christmas down. Our tree was pretty much fossilized, so it wasn’t pretty. I love your blog. It makes me happy whenever I read it. Congrats on the success of your new biz. That’s so awesome that it taking off.

  7. That sounds like such a fun weekend!! I love reading your blog. Lately the ads have been popping up at the bottom of my screen randomly and causing the page to jump up and down quite a bit. Makes for difficult reading. It might be my computer but I just wanted to let you know in case it’s a problem that more people are having!

  8. The best part of my weekend was deciding to make tacos on Saturday night. It was such a simple little change to our normal routine, but it was awesome to make a different healthy meal for a change (we usually just get some seafood or steak and grill with veggies on Saturdays)! My husband also ate like 4, so I think it was good decision.

  9. Love your blog, but an acknowledgment that millions of women, both in America and across the world, stood up for their rights would have been great to read in this recap. Not to pin this specifically on you, because many bloggers aren’t even acknowledging the Women’s March, but surely there is value in solidarity?

  10. Please make sure your readers check the ingredients of the peanut butter used in the dog cookie recipe to ensure it does NOT contain xylitol. Xylitol “extremely toxic” to dogs.

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