Last night Shane had a poker night with the guys, so I decided to go out to dinner with my parents!
Niko is obsessed with my parents. Watch this video:
After Shane peace’d out to play poker, we hit up Von Maur since my mom makes it a mandatory visit every time she comes to Normal. We both made not-so-mandatory purchases, too. My mom got some jeans she doesn’t need, and I got a couple shirts and some Philosophy I don’t need Oh yeah, plus my only intentional purchase – a gift for Shane’s mom in AZ (her birthday’s tomorrow!)
I was really lusting over some Ray Ban aviators, alas, I held off. I did put them on my Pinterest fashion board, though! Hopefully Shane will see it My absolute favorite pair I have are Ray Bans, but I’ve had them for a good three years! Time for a new pair, right?
Shopping works up an appetite, so we all headed to Baxters, a nice steak and seafood restaurant in town after getting our shopping fix.
I took pictures, but they turned out way too dark. I had a glass of pinot noir, a salad, some miso glazed salmon, and summer veggies. Oh my gravy. SO good. I left sufficiently stuffed, and all rolled ourselves out of the restaurants and into the car.
Somehow, somehow, I wanted dessert a couple hours later, so I dove in to some oatmeal chocolate chip cookies I’d baked earlier in the day. Who am I kidding? There’s always room for dessert I had put a call out on Twitter asking what I should bake, and when Laura responded something about oatmeal cookies, I knew what I had to do.
Good choice, Laura. Good choice
They turned out fabulously!
I’ll post my recipe, if you’d like, though I know there are a billion recipes out there for oatmeal cookies Mine are all whole grain though?
This morning I woke up still full from last night. I also woke up at 6:00 a.m., so I anticipate a nap later! What I needed was coffee, and I needed it stat. Since Shane was still sleeping, I broke out the French press + ground Blueberry Morning coffee in lieu of our noisy as a train coffee maker + coffee bean grinder.
We’ll see how the day goes, but this just might be the best decision I make alllll day
Since I was up at the crack of dawn, I worked on a blog post I’ve been meaning to write for a while now (but have been kind of scared to post it!) and then I looked at the clock, and suddenly I only had 15 minutes until Spin Class started. How does this always happen to me? HOW?!
Anyway, I grabbed a couple slices of dried mango as I headed out the door to get my spin on. I love Saturday spin classes because they’re the full hour as opposed their 45 minute week day counterparts. Regardless of which class I take, I can always count on dripping with sweat by song 4. Love
Afterward, I was already thinking about breakfast, and was craving a smoothie on the car ride home. But I think my sweat-soaked clothes (hot) gave me a little chill after a bit, because instead of whipping out the Vitamix, I turned to a sauce pan and oats
Blueberry oatmeal with sunflower butter on top. Boring, but what I had. I also had a glass of iced coffee alongside.
Well I see Shane’s almost done mowing the yard, and I totally told him I’d be showered and getting ready by the time he was done so we could run some Saturday errands. *Looks down and sees sweaty spin clothes* … oops! Looks like I better get scootin’!
What’s the last thing you baked?
What are you lusting over lately?
See ya later! Have a great one!!