Has it really been this long since I posted? It was kinda nice to be away but I have missed being here too. With preparing for Thanksgiving and just enjoying the time off I have been busy. I will try not to bore you too much, since to be honest all the days kinda ran together. Seamus tricked me into being lazy with him.
Wednesday: After a quick workout I had to start making the desserts that I bring to Thanksgiving. I am not allowed to go to Thanksgiving without bring Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars so those are a given, and then I like to try a new recipe every year just for fun so I made Caramel Apple Cupcakes with a Caramel coating and Apple Frosting.
Thursday: I spend my Thanksgiving up on the North Shore at my Aunt and Uncles place. I didn’t take a lot of pictures but my nieces were adorable. My Dad, Brother, Sister in Law, my Cousin Jason and his wife Meghan and their 4 kids were all there to celebrate. It was so good to spend it with family. A little selfie action of course. Even though I did my hair and makeup, I was totally wearing stretchy pants, a tunic and a sweatshirt. Keeping it classy, I know. The thing I look forward to the most is Broccoli pie but the most interesting thing on my plate is TURKEY!! I haven’t eaten it in over 20 years, but I was determined to at least try it again. It was good but I still prefer Ham. (Short story behind not eating turkey – My Dad tried to make it when I was 12 and didn’t warn me when he dumped the turkey neck into the sink – seeing that pink, wrinkly thing scarred me ever since and never ate it again – my poor Dad)
Friday: I started the morning off with some fruit to try and minimize the damage from Thanksgiving. Seamus was lounging as usual. Such a lazy bones. I also began bringing out all my Christmas decorations. Half is the tree decorations and the other is home decor. I had to move some furniture around to make room for the tree then I put together the village set my Mom gifted to me.
Then a little display for the top of my T.V. Stand. I then went to pick out my tree. It seriously took me forever to pick out a tree. I kept coming back to this same one so I know it was the right one. It was so full and not too tall that it wouldn’t fit.
The rest of the night was Christmas movies, hot chocolate and doing chores around the house.
Saturday: I spent the morning being lazy and writing out my Christmas cards. I am only half way done but I do sent out all the cards for my family plus my own personal ones too. The tree finally fell enough so I could decorate it. I like my tree to be colorful but also to have non-traditional ornaments, here are a few of my favorites.
Sunday: Trying to use up some fruit before it goes bad, so juicing it was and perfect to help detox. Seamus being his lazy self again, he really makes it hard to get motivated to do anything. Such a bad influence. After a trip to the grocery store I took Seamus for a walk and then
tortured documented his love of the holidays! He is such a good sport! I cooked up some chicken for the week and then had some for dinner with 2 cucumbers.
Hopefully with the workouts I got in and the cleaner meals I did I
didn’t gain anything I lost 2 pounds over the holiday. I am looking forward to this week too since it is a 4 day week and then I am heading on a girls weekend to Christmas By the Sea in Maine! Can’t wait for my girl time with some of the bestest people I know!!
How was your long weekend?
Linking up with Sami at Sami’s Shenanigans and Leann at Join the Gossip .
Nikki @ The Pink Growl says
I have that same Love My Dog ornament! So cute!! Love all your decorations!
That is awesome!! Seamus needs to be represented, I have a Pom one two! 😉 Thanks, girl!
SMD @ Life According to Steph says
Now I want cucumbers.
Your Thanksgiving desserts looked wonderful.
The Christmas by the Sea sounds fabulous. Can’t wait to hear about it!
They are so good and filling. Thanks I totally indulged in one of each (okay two cupcakes). I am so excited for it, so much fun and just plain old girl time!
kathy @ vodka and soda says
you lost 2 pounds over thanksgiving? HI-FIVE girlfriend. that’s awesome!!
i love the christmas decorations! our are going up next weekend.
Heck yeah!! I totally indulged on Thanksgiving but limited to that one meal and the rest of the weekend was all fruits and veggies all the time!! Put that hubby to work, it is so festive all decorated!!
Queen Fitness Blondie L says
OMG like I said on Instagram chocolate peanut butter bars are my absolute favorite and those cupcakes look beautiful. What is broccoli pie? Love your Christmas decor, too. You rock so much~!
Chocolate and Peanut Butter is my favorite. Broccoli Pie is just Broccoli with Velvetta cheese and ritz crackers smushed on top and baked till all melted together, not healthy but oh so good!! Thanks girl!!
Emily T says
Oh those chocolate and peanut butter brownies….yum!!! That is definitely my favorite flavor combo.
Your tree looks gorgeous!
Glad you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and relaxing weekend with Seamus! 🙂
Mine too! Thank you! I love sitting in the dark with the lights on, hot chocolate and Christmas movies.
seamus is too much!!! your cupcakes look gorgeous!! I feel like I need to detox for a week 🙂
He is such a good sport! I may have had two cupcakes! Oops! I tried to limit the damage to just Thursday so it was detox the rest of the weekend. I even lost weight. Crazy I know. Totally drinking a ton of lemon water today too!
Your dog is hilarious, those antlers made me spit my drink out a little.
Girls’ weekend in Maine? On the water? JEALOUS!! have so much fun!
Now I’m going to stalk your blog for all your baking 🙂
Thanks! He looks totally amused, right?! It is such an amazing time. Our hotel is right on the water it is perfect and I get all my shopping done with all sorts of discounts, score! Stalk away! 🙂
you worked out before thanksgiving?! i am impressed! your dog is too cute!! i love your tree!
Haha. Yes, trying to limit the damage! I don’t have to cook though so it is easier to get it done. Thanks, Seamus puts up with a lot.
Looks like a great break!! I kinda missed blogging too, so I’m glad to be back. I saw the pic you posted of your meal last night and that cucumber looks amazing. Now I’m just craving a huge freaking salad with fresh veggies after eating so much heavy food!
It was so needed after all the yummy goodness on Thanksgiving. Back on track and hoping to lose so pounds I put on in November. Ugh!
Seamus in antlers just made my whole day! Hawkeye is so lazy too. She just lays across the couch and watches me while I clean, I get so mad even though I know she can’t help. I’m jealous of my dog.
Haha! Doesn’t he look like he is smiling?! I am so jealous! They get to lounge and eat and lounge and eat! So not fair!
Ewwwww turkey neck, I don’t blame you for being scarred! Love the pic of Seamus in the antlers! Good for you for getting some healthy meals in. By Saturday afternoon I NEEDED a salad. Too much of a good thing!
It was a horrible experience! Seamus puts up with so much from me! He is such a cutie though. It was all so good but I really needed to limit the damage. My pants were getting tight enough already! Haha! 😉
Do those peanut butter bars have crushed pretzel in them? My sister had some at her place and it tasted like pure HEAVEN. I can’t believe I didn’t gain weight over the long weekend. I ate like absolute SHIT. haha
No it’s Nilla Wafers, I am posting the recipe today. They are almost fudge like, they melt in your mouth. I have one or two or four but who is counting! 😉
Kristen @ Your Beauty Fix says
The “Love My Dog” ornament is ADORABLE! I need one for cats LOL.
BTW, Im hosting a “Tell All Tuesdays” Blog Hop. Join us 🙂
I have seen a cat one too!