23 Things from Labor Day Weekend

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Hi, friends!

How was your Labor Day weekend? Ours was awesome. It was a nice mix of fun + rest and relaxation, which is the best kind of long weekend, right? That said, here are 23 things to recap our weekend. Here we go, in no particular order…

1. My sister, brother-in-law, and nephew came over to our house for a barbecue.

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2. Mal cooked chicken on the grill while I whipped up my Grammie’s broccoli salad (I need to share this recipe with you guys ASAP!) and sweet potato wedges.


3. My sister brought the wines that I ordered from her tasting. I’m in love with the Jitterbug Sauvignon Blanc.


4. We went shopping for rugs at Jordan’s clearance center. <– you can find such great deals!

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5. We almost bought this rug (below) for our dining room, but one of the corners was really frayed. Boo.

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6. We took a family walk at Wompatuck State Park.

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7. Even though it was almost 90 degrees, Murphy still enjoyed himself.

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8. Quinn did too! Look at his little face. Too cute!

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9. We tried the Bacon Cheddar Cheese from Trader Joe’s, and it was soooo good. I think it would taste even more amazing inside a grilled cheese sandwich WITH bacon.

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10. I made some incredible, semi-healthy spinach artichoke dip. I’ll share the recipe on CNC soon!


11. Mal and I went out to dinner at Skipjacks at Patriot Place. Woohoo! Date night!

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12. I ordered the fish tacos for dinner. They were pretty good.

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13. We also went to a Revolution game!

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14. We had some fun with selfies during half time.

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15. The Revs won 3-0 over Orlando City.

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16. We put together a huge world map puzzle foam mat for Quinn’s playroom.

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17. I finally unpacked the boxes in the dining room. We have a few more in the basement and guest room, but we’re mostly unpacked now. Yay! We’re slowly getting there.

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18. We enjoyed the open barnyard at Weir River Farm.

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19. Quinn tried steak for the first time at a friends’ barbecue. It was really good meat, so I know why he liked it so much!

20. Quinn and I both took 3-hour naps on Saturday and we both needed it. (He’s fighting a cold and my platelets are really low from Remicade and the fatigue is kicking my butt.)

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21. I also went to bed early on Sunday night. Murphy was more than okay with that.

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22. We went out for coffee and Quinn enjoyed playing with my old business cards. They were printed almost 8 years ago, and I probably haven’t given one out in about 5 years, but I still carry them in my wallet.

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23. I ate an awesome wrap from Brewed Awakenings in Hingham. It was turkey with Havarti cheese, roasted red peppers, sprouts, bacon, tomatoes, and honey mustard. Yummm!

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The end.

Question of the Day

Tell me 3 things from your Labor Day weekend!



  1. Sounds like a busy, but fun weekend.

    1. I saw The Fixx at Daryl Hall’s ( Hall & Oats) club in NY on Friday.
    2. My friend and I went to Mohonk Mt Home (gorgeous)
    3. Made a delish creamy chicken, lemon and artichoke crock pot dish.

  2. Sounds like such a fun weekend!! Okay, here’s my three things:

    1 – I think I ate about 5 pieces of bacon yesterday between breakfast and dinner. Now that I’ve just learned I like bacon, I need to learn moderation… 😉

    2 – With a busy week ahead of me, I did laundry and packed for my trip to NYC and I don’t leave until Thursday.

    3 – Despite the worst couple days yet with my month long migraine, I got in some great workouts and am feeling a bit sore. In a good way. 🙂

  3. That is the perfect weekend! 😀
    1- On Saturday my friends and I left from our one week vacation in the Greek islands, super sad face…
    2- Sunday was spent doing laundry and preparing for what is still my favorite day of the year (dork alert) :
    3- Monday – First day of school 😀 We celebrate labor day in May in Europe so we didn’t have a long weekend, but it was festive starting classes nonetheless, right? 😉

  4. 1. Attended a BBQ at a friends house – my 10 month old loved playing with all of her 18 month year old son’s toys. Entertainment for hours!

    2. Enjoyed my first pumpkin beer of the season while eating a lobster roll….transitioning from summer to fall!

    3. Stained our back deck…I got quite the workout! Took me 3 hours to do part of it!

  5. We don’t celebrate it here in Ireland but I had a good weekend all the same! Met a friend for a long due catch up and coffee in my favourite Italian coffee shop, finally managed to get my hands on Wild Sockeye Salmon here in Ireland, Woop!! Also started a new strength and conditioning course, time to perfect the ass to the grass squat!!

  6. What a fun weekend! I love trying all the different cheeses at Trader Joes..they have one that is truffle flavored and it’s AMAZING. For my Labor Day, I (1) went on a run (2) watched lots of tennis (3) spent time at the car dealer since our transmission has been acting up!

  7. Looks like a good weekend in the books! Three things from Labor Day weekend:
    1) Working on a photo ledge wall using new shelves I picked up at IKEA. Printed photos at CVS and now finishing up a painting for it.
    2) Lobster rolls!
    3) Beach and shopping in a cute downtown area about 15 minutes away

  8. 1. Finished a wonderful vacation on Martha’s Vineyard with the family.
    2. Snuck in another beach day at Duxbury.
    3. Enjoyed family time and soaking up every last bit of summer.

  9. Looks like you guys had a good weekend!

    1 – I dropped a plastic container on my foot and bruised it really bad.
    2 – We went down to my sister’s house Saturday for my niece’s birthday and my daughter loved playing with her cousins.
    3 – We slept in on Sunday and Monday and it was glorious!

  10. Before I even read the grilled cheese part of your post, I saw the photo of the cheese and thought how good that would be in grilled cheese. Ha!

    Looks like you had a great weekend. The house is coming along nicely! 🙂

  11. 1. Floated the Illinois River on Sunday.
    2. Made myself a huge breakfast in honor of not having to go to work on Monday.
    3. Attempted to give my lab a bath in the tub for the first time.

  12. 1.Had the most lazy lovely Sunday ever with my husband- we watched 3 movies-this never happens
    2. Announced our pregnancy through a crossfit WOD my husband made up for us (go coach baby daddy)
    3. Tried a Korean BBQ place for the first time-it wasn’t really our cup of tea

  13. 1.Neighbors threw us a welcome to the neighborhood party.
    2. Went for 1st run in the new neighborhood.
    3. Made “Dark ‘n Stormy cocktails for the 1st time. (can’t find them pre-mixed here)
    Tried the TJ Bacon Cheddar cheese a couple of weeks ago. Didn’t know if it was as good as I thought it was, or if I was just hungry. Thanks for the confirmation.

  14. 1. We successfully went to Bufalo Wild Wings with my 5 month old sans meltdown! We made it through the first half of a football game.
    2. Went and got donuts from the best donut shop in town.
    3. My husband didn’t have school yesterday so we just hung out and relaxed all day!

  15. Wow! Busy! I didn’t do much. Signed lease paperwork on my new Chevy Malibu, meal-planned/cooked, and cleaned out our pool. It’s been too cold to swim, and keeps raining and getting leaves in it. A little gnarly.

  16. 1. got one last weekend in at the beach!
    2. made delicious sauteed zucchini and tomatoes with basil – the final harvest from our little garden.
    3. got caught up on laundry yesterday evening.
    Not super-eventful, but perfectly fun enough and relaxing!

  17. 1. I started a 9 day vacation (well, staycation) from work
    2. I have a sinus infection – yuck.
    3. We grilled out twice 😀

  18. 1. we baked Modern Oats breakfast cookies together
    2. we hit the gym as a family
    3. we went to the Children’s Museum Houston

    great day! glad yall had so much fun too!


  19. Saturday: Machu Picchu!!!! (After a 4 day trek along the Inca Trail…AMAZING!!)
    Sunday: Planes x3 (Cusco>Lima>Panama City>JFK)
    Monday: Reunited with the boyfriend after a week away (Dunkin Donuts/Thai food/TV)

  20. 1. Picked a color scheme for my living room. (Navy, sage green, and light blue)
    2. Watched movies and colored all day Saturday. It was marvelous!
    3. Ate pizza & visited with a friend!

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