Is it seriously already Sunday?! I’m sitting here, kicking back watching some old New Jersey Housewives, and am amazed at how quickly the past 48 hours passed by. Let’s talk about it before it’s Insta-Monday!

On Friday night, Shane and I headed out to our favorite restaurant here in town, Reality Bites to celebrate our 4 year anniversary Red heart


Quick side note: when Shane and I first moved in together, we were a lot less financially smart than we are now, so we would go out to nice restaurants every single weekend and get wine, appetizers, entrees, desserts – the works. It’s crazy to think back about now. Now we only go to really nice places on special occasions, and when we do, we go ALL out. Such as we did on Friday. Want to know everything that was consumed/shared on our outting?


  • brie/bread/fruit plate
  • 1.5 bottles of red
  • crab cakes
  • bacon wrapped dates
  • carnitas tacos
  • cheese cake

…yeah, haha. Remember that 80/20 thang I mentioned the other day? This is that 20 part of it Winking smile

We stopped one more place for an after dinner drink, and then cabbed it home. Don’t drink and drive, friends!

Saturday Shane, Niko, and I hit up the farmer’s market to pick up our CSA and do a little shopping. Among our goods, we picked up a whole chicken, potatoes, and carrots, which is now in the crock pot, along with a can of beer and some seasonings for dinner tonight:


After some cleaning, I met up with a bestie to do coffee (Starbucks soy latte) and shopping. I picked up a couple pair of jeans (one for me and one for Shane) and had a five minute affair with this coat:



I LOVE it. Want.

The rest of the day involved lounging on the couch with my man until our tummies started grumbling. Dinner at home, dessert out:


Let me just put it out there that Emack and Bolios is one of my favorite ice cream places out there.

And today’s been pretty chill – when I woke up, I amino’d up and then went for a 5 mile run outside:


Not too excited here – this was pre-run. But the run was great! Sunny and 47 Smile

OH! And I have to tell you about this:


On Saturday I chopped about 10 small apples, and threw ‘em in the crock pot with some cinnamon, brown sugar, and a little organic butter and set it on low for ~4ish hours. The result was sweet, soft, caramelized apples that are out-of-this-world good.


So for this morning’s breakfast, I put 1/4 c. of them in my oats, mushed, and then topped them with another 1/4 cup.


Plus a little Greek yogurt + pb.

Then trained an in-home client, and came home to a morning snack:


Pumpkin pie smoothie with a handful of fall trail mix. Yummmmy.

Now I think Shane and I are going to watch church (online) and then relax some more. Good Sunday!

What was the best part of your weekend?

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  1. I am loving the bangs 😉 They give you a sassy look!
    Sana recently posted..Friday WorkoutMy Profile

  2. Oooh, love the apple idea!
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  3. happy 4 years girl!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i don’t think i could do it hahahaha. when i come to IL we’ll go all out at reality bites haha! xoxo
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  4. I want that fall trail mix so bad! I’ve been putting off making it because I know it will be way too addicting 😉 Those apples look delicious though! A perfect oat topper for sure! I bet they’d be delicious blended into a smoothie too!
    Danielle (@CleanFoodCreativeFitness) recently posted..Pumpkin Protein Power MuffinsMy Profile

  5. Happppppppy anniversary! That cheese/fruit plate…drool! Winner! Best part of my weekend-launches at gym and fam time!!

  6. Might have to try a stovetop version of those apples!
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  7. that 20% is sooo worth. SMILE BIG all the way through. hehe. And 47? Burrrrrr
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  8. What a fab way to celebrate your anniversary — soo with you on how to spend that 20%…on a fab date with your man, best way to do it if you ask me 😉

    PS I LOVE Joel Gott, so good!!
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  9. uhm!? hello HOTTIE! YOU are rocking those bangs
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  10. Happy 4 years, you guys! 😀 Looks like a great way to celebrate. Love so many things about this post, including your pumpkin smoothie + fall trail mix combo and the jacket – a down coat that has a side zip? Sweet. Super cute! And your bangs – I agree with everyone who already commented – they look great, Paige!
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  11. Your breakfast looks like apple crisp. YUM!
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  12. I love that jacket!! I must do this with apples soon! I’m going to the orchard this weekend I hope!
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