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Yoga, Big Little Lies, Pizza, & Orchids

The theme for the weekend at our house was relaxation.  We finally had a weekend to kick our feet up and enjoy some nice weather.  I’m pretty sure it just went from winter to summer in Buffalo.  Holy crap, it was hot!  But, I’m certainly not going to complain.

Saturday morning I woke up to find that my orchid is finally in bloom!  I have had this particular plant for about 3 years and this is the first time it has bloomed, so I was feeling pretty excited and proud of myself.  There was a time that I thought it might not make it.


After I grabbed the plant and ran in to show Kris (like it was Christmas morning), I got my act together and headed out for a sweaty hot yoga class.  It has been a while since I’ve been to a yoga class and it felt really great to get back in the studio.  After yoga we took the little beester to the dog park and then spent the day relaxing.  It was so nice to sit outside and read in the sun.  It is one of my absolute favorite things to do.

La Croix

(I am loving the different La Croix water flavors.)  This weekend I finished reading Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty.  I really enjoyed the book and I would highly recommend it to anyone.  And I also discovered that HBO is creating a series based off of the book, so I’m interested to see what that will be like.

Saturday evening we decided to check out a pizza place that we had heard great reviews about, and it was amazing.  Rocco’s Coal Fired Pizza has an inviting family atmosphere with a nice bar scene in the back.  Plus the pagers are pieces of pizza…

Pizza & Beer

How cool is that?  After dinner we even stopped and got ice cream.  I chose Ben & Jerry’s That’s my Jam.  Yum.  I love chocolate and raspberry and this ice cream has chocolate and raspberry ice cream with a jam in the middle, so it was perfect.

Ben & Jerry's

Sunday morning, I woke up bright and early and went for a run with B and it was HOT.

Garmin run

Later in the day we went to brunch, followed by more lounging and recovering from all of the craziness that has been going on in our lives lately.

Mother's Day


I felt really sad that I couldn’t be with my mom and grandma on Mother’s Day.  So far the Buffalo transition hasn’t been too terrible, but I realized that it was the first Mother’s Day that we haven’t all been together, and it was a little difficult.  I often find myself getting emotional about growing up and going out into the world.  It’s such a cruel irony how badly you want to grow up when you are young, and how much you want to be young again when you’re an adult.  I guess the best thing you can do is enjoy each day in the present.

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(Cheesy, I know.  But true.)  I hope you have a wonderful start to the week!


Wednesday Recap + Some Random Thoughts

Yesterday morning I finally broke my 4 day rest streak and made it to a Fushion class at the gym, and it felt great! I don’t know if it was the endorphins, but I was in a much better mood for the rest of the day.

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For breakfast, was another slice of Ezekial bread with Justin’s vanilla almond butter and a small glass of OJ:


Lunch consisted of another batch of this delicious kale, chicken and wild rice bowl.  I seriously can’t get enough of this, it might be the best part of my workday.


Snack – green tea and a hard boiled egg

For dinner we went to a happy hour at Sienna Mercato in downtown Pittsburgh.  Sienna has a reputation for their awesome meatballs, but unfortunately by the time we ended the happy hour no one was in the mood to go to a sit-down dinner.  We will definitely be going back to try those meatballs. The top floor bar has a great atmosphere including a glass roof that provides an awesome view of the city!

I snacked on a few appetizers and had 2 Bumble Berry Fathead’s beers. This beer is awesome because it is not too sweet but you can definitely taste the hints of berry.  If you order them at Fat Head’s Saloon they even come with a few blueberries floating around! (Side note – I actually had a dream the other night about a Fathead’s sandwich, they are so so good.  You can’t make this stuff up.)

So we ended up going the healthy route and ordering a pepperoni & banana pepper pizza on the way home.  I didn’t even wait for it to cool before I dug in, let alone snap a pic of the goodness. I love pizza.

On another random note, I did not watch the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show yet, but I do love me some Taylor Swift and this article on the 51 thoughts you will have while watching.

Have a great day!