Monday Musings

Hello, Everybody!!! How was your weekend? Was it fabulous??

Good.

Mine was fabulous as well!

It started Friday night when we went to a bonfire at our friends’ house. Well, actually, that came after a completely failed attempt at a steak dinner at home. As much as I love Aldi, I will not be buying their steak. Ever. Again. I didn’t have high hopes for it, but I didn’t think it would taste….like that. Consider yourself warned. The good coffee and pumpkin bread around the fire helped redeem the less-than-stellar-dinner, though, so I won’t complain anymore.

Saturday, I got up early and went yard-selling with a friend. Yes, yard-selling is a word. No, I don’t know how to spell it. Yes, an embarrassing a small amount of time went into debating the proper spelling of this word.

I didn’t find anything at the yard sales, but we ended up in downtown where the farmer’s market was still open. I got a jar of local honey and bought a super cute vintage butter dish. I don’t have a picture to share with you because, well, I just don’t. #newblogger #forgottodocumentherlife #again

I got home from our yard-selling (have to break it in being a newish word and all) around noon, and I made spaghetti and salad for lunch. Here’s some ground breaking news: I bought a new kind of spaghetti sauce, even though my husband is a die-hard Prego groupie, and he raved over it! He even said, and I quote, “I like this better than Prego.” See?? Now it’s documented. Because no one would believe me otherwise.

*insert photo of ecstatic me pointing to jar of aforementioned sauce*

After lunch, I attempted to make homemade frappuccinos. I actually did document the steps of this process, but they weren’t that great. So instead, I’ll just share the after shot. Because…they were kinda pretty.

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I said kinda pretty.

Later that day, we went out to buy coffee for the week and went to Bojangles for a random mini-date. I’m not hard to please, and after Hubs had been working on a paper allllll dayyyy, I was super excited to spend a little time with him before church. We couldn’t figure out why there were hardly any parking spaces, but when we got in we realized there was a game of Bingo happening! The place was filled with people over the age of 55 and one twenty-something girl. We wanted to join in the fun, but had to go home to get ready for church. This may have been the highlight of my day.

After church on Sunday, we ate lunch at Carrabas, where I tried something new! This never happens. I’m so glad I did, though, because it was delicious. Next time you go, you have to get the Cavatappi Martino. Unless you are already getting this dish. Then I’m mad at you for not telling me about it sooner.

Cavatappi nazi.

After lunch, we went to Lowe’s to get the supplies I needed to tackle a DIY project. I finally painted our front door! It was just plain white and painted with flat paint, so it stayed dirty all the time. I’ll tell you all the details later, but here’s my sweet hubby putting the hardware back on for me….

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…while I sat snuggled on the couch.

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Cold weather + coffee + snuggling with my love = BINGO!

What did you do this weekend? Have you tackled any DIY projects lately?

~Red~

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Monday Musings

Happy Monday!! They do exist…right?

I hope you all had a fantastic weekend and feel nice and rested for the week ahead.

Our weekend started off great. We had a super fancy (not) at home date night on Friday complete with breakfast for dinner and Pitch Perfect 2, which lets face it, was dis-aca-pointing. The first one was so great. They should have just left that one alone.

Saturday, we had plans! We had a long list of things we were going to accomplish like cleaning house, doing lots of homework for Hubs, writing some fun blog posts for me, and getting things prepped for this week so we didn’t spend the whole week playing catch up like we usually do.

But…..none of that happened. We lazed around all day and accomplished z-e-r-o. Stupid Netflix.

And then to make us feel even better about our veg-out day, our pastor preached all about priorities and how if we don’t put God first in our lives, whatever we put before him becomes an idol. Have I ever spent an entire day simply reading God’s word? No. Did I feel discouraged and like there was no way I could ever be the Christian I want to be? Yes. But did God come down and shower me with His grace and remind me how sufficient He is even in my weakness? YES. God. Is. Good.

After church, we were both resolved to tackle that list. Well, Hubs didn’t really have a choice. He had two tests to take that day. Mom came over for lunch, and she helped motivate me while he was barricaded in the office. Apparently we’re distracting? Who knew?

One thing we did that made me super excited was prep a bunch of food for the week. We made a pan of roasted potatoes, a big salad, some soup that we divided up into individual portions so we can grab them for lunches during the week, and some of the easiest oatmeal bars ever. Seriously, bananas + instant oatmeal + bake for 15 minutes = breakfast for the week. My kind of recipe. It feels so nice to have some grab and go food options ready. Makes me feel like I’m ahead for once.

Hopefully, I can continue this streak of productivity. I still have a long to-do list, and I always feel better if I can keep checking things off instead of just adding things.

As long as I can stay away from Netflix, I should be good. 🙂

What did you do this weekend? Do you have a Sunday prep day or do you just wing it during the week?

~Red~