First I’d like to introduce you to the newest member of the family…and no it’s not a dog (yet)…
This past weekend was mission: “Mama needs a brand new bag!” I would like to thank the gorgeously stocked handbag department at Nordstrom, and my wonderful husband for keeping himself occupied in the Men’s section while I “wandered” around for a bit. This lovely is by B. Makowsky, and BONUS: it was on sale :)
I was really hoping for the double whammy: new purse AND sunglasses weekend…but I forgot how much I loathe sunglass shopping. I love sunglasses, but I go, try on 20-30 pairs, and call it a day. Oh well, still a successful shopping weekend.
Other than that, it was a pretty low key weekend, which is a RARE occurrence for us so it was very enjoyable.
Saturday we slept in (for me that means around 9am), and I made us some French toast! The bread was Pepperidge Farm Soft Honey Oat bread. We needed a break from the Arnold Double Protein, and this was a superb choice. It’s super soft, and a touch of sweetness :)
I used 2 eggs, skim milk, vanilla, and cinnamon for the French toast. With banana slices and cantaloupe. So fast and easy.
Iced Cap. with lots-o-foam
After digesting, Brian and I headed out for a run to enjoy the unseasonably warm weather! We did a 4.7ish route down to a nearby pond, around the pond, and back. We stopped a few times to walk, more than I’d like lately, but his pace is faster than mine so even though I try to keep a slower pace I always end up running faster with him! I guess this is good, but does make me lose steam faster. Either way it was a gorgeous day and I did better than him anyways ;)
The various errands + Bridget’s shopping mission commenced after running (and showering…etc, of course).
we made a trip to the S-Bucks!
His and hers Vivano Smoothies :) The strawberry and chocolate smoothies looked very pretty together…I heart Pink + Brown (they were my wedding colors after all).
Later that night we hit up Border Café to fulfill our Mexican Food craving!
Chips + salsa
Chicken + Veggie Fajitas…they have the BEST fajitas, and I always have lots of leftovers.
Sunday was pretty uneventful again, aside from a trip to visit the grandparents…and actually purchasing my purse (yeah I slept on it).
However I had a super relaxing breakfast, waking up 1+ hour earlier than the husband.
Other eats that day included a ripe red grapefruit, segmented.
TJ’s Reduced Guilt Brownies and some new icy treats!!
best low-fat brownies ever!
For the first time EVER, our grocery store had Coconut Milk ice cream on sale! (now by sale I mean $4.50/pint as opposed to the usual $6). They only had 3 flavors…vanilla, chocolate, and coconut so I went with the vanilla to enjoy with the impending brownies that night.
However at the end of the grocery trip I happened to notice this guy…
Unlike me to every buy 2 ice creams…but I have a mild (ok not so mild) obsession with Almonds and almond flavored…anything! This sounded like heaven.
And it was…I obviously took a little spoonful out of the container as soon as we got home. Smooth creamy base with swirls of marzipan and pockets of almond cookie!!
However I had my brownie with a smear of PB and vanilla coconut milk ice cream…SO GOOD!
I was a little skeptical because the time I tried coconut milk yogurt I was grossed out, but that was more of a texture issue. Anywho, the Coconut Milk ice cream is delicious…initial taste of vanilla bean followed by a subtle coconut flavor.
Work is really interfering with my workouts this week:
Sat: 4.7ish mile run
Sunday: did some strength training at home
Monday: Body Combat – kicked my butt per usual
Tues-Wed-Thurs – nothing, various classes/work things after work…
Possibly a morning workout Thursday, we’ll see…I’m a newbie when it comes to working out before work.
Friday: Gym – probably a treadmill run
Anyone else just itching to buy all the adorable spring/summer clothes that are coming out NOW? It’s such a tease… well I did buy a dress at Target that I clearly can’t wear for another 2-3 months.