Exactly What I Hoped For

Today turned out to be exactly what I had hoped for: a morning bridal shower followed by an afternoon of completely vegging out.

I arrived at the shower and greeted the guest of honor, who looked absolutely beautiful (I wish I had gotten a picture with her!) and chatted with a few other friends of ours.


As soon as we sat down at our table, I spotted the coffee carafe and poured myself a cup…and not long after, promptly poured myself another. Hey, the cups were small.


Each of the tables were accompanied by a vase of beautiful, fresh sunflowers; apparently, sunflowers are the popular flower this summer!


Each of the guests also received a delicious looking homemade apple pie loaf. I say delicious “looking” but I definitely dug in and tried a bite of it as soon as I got home. It tastes as delicious as it looks. Smile


Not long after everyone arrived, we were served brunch, which was quite a spread. I opted for a piece of french toast, scrambled eggs (with ketchup, of course) and some fresh fruit with a yogurt dip (I didn’t eat the mini bagel half). Everything was yummy.


A couple of games were played throughout the morning, and I was totally psyched when I realized that I won a Starbucks gift card. I mean, it doesn’t get much better than that!


Unless, in fact, there’s cupcakes involved…which there was. So I guess it did get even better! This was a yellow cupcake with lemon filling and lemon frosting which was absolutely amazing. I thought I was “cupcaked-out” but this little treat proved me wrong.


As soon as I got home from the shower I wasn’t really feeling too hot, so I changed into my cozies, laid down on the couch and ended up snoozing for a little while. I woke up and felt better but still had zero energy or desire to do much of anything…just like I had planned.

Jay and I ended up ordering the movie “Limitless” on Demand, which was pretty good. For those of you who have seen it, do you think you’d ever take a pill like that if it could unlock your entire brain? Crazy to think about, isn’t it?!?

By the time the movie was over, Jay and I were both ready for dinner, but both of us were still feeling ridiculously lazy. Jay wanted to just order a pizza, and I was *this close* to saying okay, but I realized that I really did want something cooked from home. So we trekked out to the kitchen and got to work on some “his & hers” dinners.


Jay opted for pasta with sauce while I cooked myself an amazing veggie and quinoa bowl.


I didn’t end up measuring anything but while my quinoa was cooking, I sautéed some tomatoes, onion, and a TON of spinach in a skillet with some roasted red pepper dressing.


Once the quinoa was ready, I added in my sautéed veggies, along with a sliced up chicken sausage and some balsamic marinated green beans that I stole from Jay. I added in a little more dressing and about a tablespoon of Chavrie goat cheese.


All I can say is WOW. It reminded me a lot of this dish that I put together a while back, but it was even better. Quinoa really is such an interesting little grain, isn’t it? Not only is it delicious but it’s kinda fun to look at, too. Smile


I’m definitely glad that we decided to cook rather than order another Sunday evening pizza. I guess that just means that there’s a little extra room for dessert tonight, right?

Hope everyone had a great weekend!!

Now tell me…

What was the best part of YOUR weekend?


  1. says

    What a fun shower! I love lazy Sundays and kinda wish I had gotten to have one today.

    The best part of my weekend was being a bridesmaid in one of my best friend’s weddings. We’ve known each other since 1st grade and it was so amazing to spend the day with her!

  2. says

    We recently saw Limitless too, I thought it was a pretty good movie. I don’t think I’d actually take the pill if I knew the side effects up front. Crazy stuff though!
    Best part of my weekend was probably just housing the guacamole I made with my dad at the beach :)

  3. says

    We have been so lazy with our Sunday dinners lately! We’re so good with making dinner every night during the week but for some reason when Sunday hits we always end up ordering. Oh well. Your quinoa looks delish though!

  4. Amy says

    I love those lazy days :)
    That veggie quinoa bowl looks delicious, I’m going to have to try it!
    Enjoy your evening!

  5. says

    Sounds like a perfect day! I love being lazy on Sundays. That quinoa dish sounds and looks amazing! I’ve been driving to Florida with my bf this weekend. We are moving him here…and we’re finally at his place! Yay :). It’s crazy how much I missed blogging when I was really only away from it yesterday! I love it!

  6. says

    I love veggie quinoa bowls! I’ll have to make another one soon :)
    The best part of my weekend? Going to the markets with Mum on Saturday morning. Great to have some time with one of my favourite ladies!

  7. says

    I love dinners like that instead of splurging on pizza because that definitely leaves more for dessert! 😉

    And my best part of the weekend was my hubby and my date nite last nite. It was perfect with delicious food! :)

  8. says

    If the pill from limitless didn’t have the scary after effect, heck yes i would take it! i just got a starbucks giftcard this weekend.. LOVE. The best part of this weekend were my birthday celebrations :)

  9. says

    The best part of my weekend would definitely have to be listening to my beau try to pronounce German words to my German friend (like, lived in Germany for the first 23 years of her life German) as they sipped beers. The words got further from correct as the night went on…. Sehr gut.

  10. says

    I’m sure you already know I’m obsessed with sunflowers :) I just love seeing them, they make me smile.
    & I actually think I’m going to make what you came up with for dinner tonight! It looks so good & I have so quinoa that just keeps staring at me when I walk into the kitchen- your meal looks delish!


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