Weekend Snapshot

I can’t believe it’s already Thanksgiving! It has creeped up on me this year for sure. The month of November has been packed full of learning, growing and fun but it has flown by faster than I could have imagined. The holidays may not have been the best time for me to throw out a new twice a week blogging schedule, but that’s OK! I’m grateful for the desire to share things with y’all in the first place. I’m also grateful for some of the things that get in the way of posting weekend updates by Monday morning like spending time with family, running a half marathon {woo hoo!}, and prepping for Thanksgiving. So I guess it’s a conundrum…

Anyway, since it’s already Monday night I’ll share a brief snapshot of our weekend!


I spent the better part of the early morning hours finishing up the Almond Butter Carob Chip Cookie recipe

almond butter carob chip

followed by a breakfast of champions: savory oatmeal with two eggs and pomegranate seeds. 

friday morning

When lunchtime rolled around, I reheated leftovers and forgot to snap a photo. Exciting, I know. Later that afternoon, we made a trip to Mamma’s farm to say hey to Woody. I think was definitely happy to see us…


Friday night we celebrated our friend’s 30th birthday at one of our favorite restaurants in Spartanburg called Gerhard’s Cafe. I was not ready to leave because we were having such a great time, but I had to get to bed so I could rest up for Saturday’s race!


Saturday morning I ran the iRecycle Half Marathon and it felt really good! I’ll skip over all of the details, including those blue lights that got me on the way to the race. I’ll just say that this was my 3rd half-marathon and I truly enjoyed just running for pleasure instead of time.  

Race Day

My sweet madre cheered me on at the finish line and took me to breakfast after the race. We ended up talking until almost noon before heading to the other side of town for some very short-lived shopping. My brain was in another place and I needed a nap. Bed Bath & Beyond was not where I wanted to be. So I went home, showered, and slept for a solid hour or so. 

When I woke up, I ate late lunch {unpictured leftovers again}, made a plan of attack for Thanksgiving prep, went to the grocery store, made pie crust while John cooked beef and then sat on the couch and polished off the last our gelato while watching a documentary on how bad sugar is for us.  Another conundrum… 


I woke up early Sunday morning and ran all of my errands before lunch so I could beat the crowd. I managed to make it to The Fresh Market, Costco, Target, Jo-Ann’s, Wal-Mart, and to pick up Chipotle {to-go} all before noon. BAM.

I ate {unpictured} leftovers again for lunch and spent the rest of the afternoon in the kitchen because that’s exactly where I wanted to be. I prepped for Thanksgiving and tested out a new recipe for dinner. {This photo was actually from tonight’s leftovers because I forgot to snap one last night.}

Sunday dinner

By the time dinner was over, I did some work and went to bed! I even skipped Homeland because I knew today would be such a busy day. 

Monday Motivation

On that note, I’m going to bed and I hope this week’s Monday Motivation gets you up and moving! 

Monday Motivation

Don’t just sit there — do something that will help you get what you desire, even if that just means asking for help. Tap into that energy of attraction!