Weekend Notes

*streeetttttch* Happy Sunday, guys Smile

Compared to last weekend, this weekend has been extremely low key. And when I say low key I mean both nights spent watching free On Demand movies (by the way, if you’d ever like to choose from a selection of absolutely terrible movies, check out the Free Movies section in your OnDemand for a list.) and in bed by 10:00. Party.Animals.

Alas, there were some noteworthy events that occurred. Like…

we finally bought and put up our new entertainment system!


Although we still need to decorate the shelves, we can now watch TV on our living room TV, and not our bedroom TV, like we were before. Now all we need to do is hook up our blue ray player so we can graduate from free movies to $1 Red Box movies Winking smile

We also got a new fountain for the courtyard:


Ha! I kid, I kid. Shane and I went to Oskar Blues last night to try out some of their beers and grab an appetizer.


We tried a flight of their beers, which were yummy, and Shane really enjoyed:


and then my tummy started aching, so I proceeded to order a tequila soda.


Worst thing ever about being told to stay away from gluten? Moving to frickin’ brewery-central state.

We hung out at the bar, talking to the barstaff and the patrons so long that appetizer became dinner:


And a delicious dinner at that!



Shane got chicken fried steak (lol – so him) and I got a grass fed burger with goat cheese, bacon, and sweet potato fries that we shares. They were the best sweet potato fries we’ve had in a long time!

We got home plenty early – around 7:00, so after watching – and then turning off – Spaceballs, this happened:


Ohhh yeah


A baking success! I had originally planned on making Katelyn’s cookies (which are phenom, btw) and then decided to throw caution to the wind and try my hand at some almond butter chocolate chip bars. I’m ecstatic to say they’re a success! Recipe coming atcha tomorrow Smile

Let’s see, what else

Oh! I went to a yoga class that I absolutely hated. And not in the omg-I-hated-that-but-want-to-go-back-asap kind of way. The I’m-never-taking-another-class-with-that-instructor-again-kinda-way.

It was a pretty lazy weekend aside from that! I love me a lazy weekend every now and then Open-mouthed smile

Home-cooked breakfast and robes…


Oh! And I was reunited with my coconut love.


Come to mama.


That was actually this morning’s breakfast – enjoyed with tea – potion only. Yup. NO coffee. I know. Insane, right? Don’t worry, I’m not giving it up. I just figure if there’s one day out of the week where I don’t really need coffee, then it’s Sunday, the least stressful day of the week. The day I take off completely from work and working out and just rest, which I am planning to do just that after church this morning.

Speaking of, it’s that time. Better change out of the robe and into real clothes Winking smile

Tell me!

How was your weekend??

What was the last thing you baked?

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  1. Looks like a great relaxing weekend! I love sweet potato fries :) The last thing I baked was a pan of Snickers Cheesecake Brownies. Unfortunately, they were for a hospitality room so I didn’t get to enjoy them!
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  2. Today i’m planning to try a dried cranberries recipe I saw online a couple weeks ago and i’m super excited! Not quite baking but should be delicious and fun!
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  3. I HEART you. First of all, YUM!! I cannot wait for this recipe, and you better tweet at me when you post it because I will make it right den and dere.

    What kind of tea do you like?! I’m adding more all the time. And TRYING to drink less coffee. One cup in the morning, then tea the rest of the day, but DANG it’s hard. xoxo!!

    • Right now I’m loving Yogi’s Cocoa Mayan Spice and Twinning’s Orange & Cinnamon. So delicious. But…I have to admit it’s now 1:00 in the afternoon and I’m not feeling awesome lol

  4. LOVE the entertainment unit!
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  5. I made some protein oatmeal muffins! Kind of chewy…. but I’ll eat em!
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  6. obssesssssed with coconut butter! i’ve been taking your hints and melting the jar in the microwave for a few minutes and it TOTALLY makes the difference! i had a lazy weekend too – like ultra hermit lazy weekend – it felt nice though especially after such a crazy work week!
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  7. i have a challenge for you, find a good GF beer in CO! think that would be possible? I am with you on that. Gahh..

    but i do love your fountain. haha, you should have gotten it!
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  8. Yay for the return of coconut butter! Seeing that made me excited. Which I guess is kind of lame;) Oh man, that bread look phenomenal!! No coffee! I guess that’s good? Haha. Not for me, but props to you!
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  9. I just baked protein bars yesterday – one of the first things I had baked in a while!
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  10. I’ve been putting off trying coconut butter for so long, mostly because I’m nervous that I’m going to fall in love with it! I think I just need to bite the bullet and try some out though. It sounds soooo good, especially considering how much I adore coconut oil.
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    • Oh I just think it’s so delicious! Artisana is probably the best brand, but I also get Nutiva’s Coconut Manna (same thing as coconut butter) which is seriously almost as good, and like $4-$5 cheaper a jar :)

  11. mmmmm those bars look great! I can’t wait for the recipe! And now I want sweet potato fries too!! Your hair is looking fab. Sounds like a nice weekend to me
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  12. I haven’t baked anything in a while, but I’m looking forward to trying some new paleo dessert recipes soon. I haven’t had coconut butter yet, but it looks fabulous!
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  13. Sounds like a great weekend! Mine was pretty low key as well.
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  14. wowzers, that’s a big TV!

    i baked GF (almond flour) brownies – yum!
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  15. We were actually at a beer event this weekend that had a gluten free beer from Spain. I don’t like pilsner style beers, but if you like that style, it seemed like a decent beer.

    I so need to try coconut butter…
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  16. That dinner you had looks INSANE! I must replicate that at home haha 😉
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  17. Greg and I went to Liquid and Solids for lunch back in July- BUT, we really didn’t drink anything there- I think we shared ONE beer. I know that sounds insane, but we were going right over to the brewery for a private tour from some beer hook-up that Greg has… and then running a 5k right after that. NOT the smartest order to do things in. Needless to say, I got my worst 5k time ever and almost barfed.
    BUT. I need to go back to L&S asap- best beer list ever and I LOVE the decor too!!!
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  18. I love Oskar’s brews! Sounds like a great weekend to me. We had a fairly low key one as well, except for Saturday night which got a little bit out of hand. Oops!
    Gah, I can’t remember the last time I baked. I guess biscuits on New Year’s? They were so easy though, I’m not sure it counts.


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