Weekend Things

Ooo, this weekend was a good one! I’m just going to jump right into it!

Friday has become our take out night and I’m not mad about it. We decided on Work & Class, where we brought home way too much food for two people but it was all so good. I got a raspberry date honey mocktail and it was amazing! Back inside, we watched The Devil Wears Prada because I’ve watched 75% of it like three times and never seen the end?? Stanley Tucci was my favorite part.

I made us both avocado toast for Saturday breakfast and then when we were done watching The Kitchen (Sunny made paella packets on the grill and said it makes a perfect camping meal and now I’m never going camping unless there’s a paella packet 😋), we started our breastfeeding class. Not going to lie, I’m excited but overwhelmed by the thought of starting this journey in a few weeks, but it’ll all be okay!

Later on, Joey put up these cutie bookshelves in the nursery (they came sooner than I thought!) and then we maybe ordered two more because they’re actually in stock now and turns out baby already has a ton of books! We ate leftovers for dinner (this was SO GOOD) then watched Vertigo (we are on a real Jimmy Stewart kick apparently) and I did not see that twist coming! That Pink Elephants on Parade-esque scene (you know the one) really freaked me out 😱 but I truly dug the movie.

Sunday was the best day! Firstly, we didn’t have to decide what to have for breakfast because we were headed to my parents’ for John Legend’s breakfast sandwiches + hashbrowns by Mom ❤ She pasteurized eggs for me, can you believe it?? Afterward, we FaceTimed my uncle in New Orleans and got to chat for a good bit! Joey, my mom, my sis and I all walked over to the grocery store so Joey and I could grab mums and pumpkins and then, since Joey and I are putting ourselves into quarantine this week, I made my family take one last picture with pregnant me. The next time they see me in person, we’ll have a baby!!! Whoa, that is surreal to think/say!

Back at home, we set those fall decorations out on the front porch, finished our breastfeeding class, read, watched football (well, one of us did…) and sanitized stuff for baby. Another check list item to cross off! We made this Roasted Butternut Squash with Chorizo-Spiced Kale for dinner and it was a lovely little fall veggie dinner for a chilly Sunday night. Big Brother afterward and I’m ready for this season to get interesting already. I hope your weekend was wonderful as well!

Recently Consume

A list of things consumed by my head, heart, eyes, ears and stomach lately.

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Avocado Toast

Please do not ask me how many times I ate avocado toast while we were in San Diego.  When in Rome Cali, right??  But actually, the trend started before that, at home, and smashing avo on top a piece of toast with a dash of nutritional yeast, a sprinkle of salt and a swish of olive oil is a pretty amazing low-maintenance breakfast.

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Tin Man by Sarah Winman

I read this for book club last month and devoured it in a matter of days.  Which isn’t saying all that much because it’s fairly short, but what I’m really trying to say it that I adored it.  Prose that’s paired down, neat and concise and able to say so much by saying so little is my absolute favorite and Sarah Winman does it MASTERFULLY.  I was blown away by how quickly and effortlessly she endears you to the characters.  So much of this book is truly heartbreaking but there are so many tender moments of love, friendship and compassion too.  I hope, if you read it, you love it as much as I did.

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The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

This is my favorite book.  Ever!  Which leaves big shoes for the movie adaptation to fill, but I’m happy to report that I mostly really liked it.  Lily James was charming and though Michiel Huisman is handsomer than I had pictured Dawsey, I didn’t mind it.  I super didn’t care for the hostility they wrote into Mrs. Maugery’s character (one of the most touching parts of the book is how instantly accepting the Guernsey characters are of Juliet) but 10 minutes in, Joey announced that he’d be reading the book and it meant more to me than he’ll ever know ♥

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Cashew Yogurt

Gosh, this Cashew Yogurt (which it totally not yogurt and I feel weird about calling it that but hey, I didn’t name the recipe!) reminds me of something but I can’t place on my finger on what.  That frosting that comes with Toaster Strudel perhaps??  Anyway, I made some a couple of weeks ago and ate it every day straight for a week.  I am a major cashew lover so the flavor was so so good to me.  Need to make another batch!

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The Great Alone by Kristen Hannah

I enjoyed The Nightingale so I figured I’d give another Kristen Hannah novel a try aaaaand, I didn’t totally love it.  I’ve read a few novels that had sort of an arctic setting and look, I’m sure it’s truly beautiful but I haven’t seen it with my own eyes and I’m NOT into cold weather so I think half the appeal of these types of books is lost on me right there.  The plot of this one is also sort of dramatic in a very predictable way, though I will say her writing is lovely.  So I guess I didn’t hate it but I didn’t love it either.

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To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before

I really wanted to love this movie and parts of it were cute and fun but mostly I didn’t find it believable that this adorable and completely normal girl wouldn’t have friends and I was really put off by how the good-looking, athletic, popular guy got the girl.  Totally deserving because his life seemed so unfair up until then…  Also, I felt misled by the trailer because most of the guys she writes loves letters to are basically non-entities.  Anyway, the younger sister was amazing!  (P.S. I listened to a podcast this week and the two women in it had the exact opposite opinion of everything I just said.)

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Bubbly Rose Health-Ade Kombucha

Took a little booch brew break while we were on vacation so I had to hit the store and left with this pretty bottle that tasted just as lovely.

And that’s it for this time!  It’s Friday and we’re thinking of taking a stroll through RiNo to see the all the fresh street art plus a trip to the Farmers’ Market and another drive to the mountains.  How about you?!