Good morning and happy Monday to you!
We’re back from our vacation. We had a wonderful time with our friends in Maine, but we’re happy to be home now. Although, I have to admit, it was kind of crazy coming “home” to a brand new house. It didn’t totally feel like home, but I still enjoyed sleeping in my own bed.
We drove home from Maine on Friday night and then we proceeded to have quite a busy weekend. Guys, this summer has been insane. I feel like I need a vacation from our vacation! Haha! Anyway, here are some of the things that made me smile this weekend!
Saturday morning KFIT workout at Pond Meadow Park. It was a great way to kick off the day, and I loved catching up with everyone!
Snacking on Medjool dates from Trader Joe’s. They’re like candy, especially when stuffed with chocolate chips and peanut butter. Mmm!
Enjoying a “mama’s morning out.” Mal watched Quinn while I had a little morning to myself. I went to KFIT, grabbed Starbucks (iced Americano with coconut milk), and then shopped at Target and Trader Joe’s.
Celebrating our friend Josh’s birthday. It was so great to see our hometown crew, especially baby James and the moms-to-be. Almost all of our friends are pregnant right now.
Our new couch was delivered. Yayyyyy! We love it!
Our Mal’s new chair also arrived. Clearly, he was pumped. Look at his face! Haha!
Drinking Dark & Stormys and watching Big Brother on Saturday night. Mal and I were absolutely exhausted, so it felt awesome to just relax. (Vacation with a 14-month old really isn’t a vacation. Chasing after our little peanut all day + staying up late with friends + early mornings = so tried.)
Receiving beautiful housewarming sunflowers from Elizabeth. She and her family joined us for lunch at our house on Sunday afternoon. As always, it was so nice to see them!
Murphy started climbing stairs. He’s had trouble with stairs ever since his surgery, but he got a little more confident and even made it to the very top this weekend. Unfortunately, though, Murphy won’t go down stairs, so we always need to rescue him.
We cooked bacon in our oven. People, this is life-changing. Dave and Marie taught us this super easy, mess-free way to cook bacon and we’re hooked. You ready? Here’s how to make the easiest and tastiest bacon ever: Put tin foil on a baking sheet, spread slices of bacon on it, place in a cold oven, turn it up to 375 degrees F, and cook for 20 minutes. You’re welcome.
Nikki’s Coconut Butter Giveaway
Thanks to everyone who entered the giveaway to win some Nikki’s Coconut Butter. Here are your winners:
I am REALLY excited for the mint chocolate chip, but the chocolate hazelnut brownie sounds amazing too!!!
The chocolate hazelnut brownie sounds delicious!!!! Love coconut butter. Thanks!
Chocolate hazelnut brownie – oh my!
Congrats! Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your full name, mailing address, and choice of coconut butter you would like to try in addition to the Mint Chocolate Chip””unless you want two jars of Mint Chocolate Chip and then just let me know.
If you didn’t win and would still like to try Nikki’s, you can save 15% off your next Nikki’s Coconut Butter order with code ‘carrotsncake’. They also offer free shipping on 5 or more jars, so you can totally stock up and save! The code is only good through next Friday, August 14th, so be sure to hop on it!
Question of the Day
Your turn! Name a smile-worthy moment from your weekend!