This weekend was so lazy and I couldn’t be more happy about it. I really needed it, and it really helped me feel a little more ready for this coming week. Though I didn’t open my laptop until really late on Monday night so I have some catching up to do again. When will I learn. Oh well. Let me tell you the bullet points of my weekend since I don’t want to bore you too much.
Thursday: I went over to Maddie’s in-laws to wish her well for her trip to Italy. I also am guest posting over at her blog today with my Bacon Bourbon Apple Fritters with Bourbon Sugar Glaze so go check it out.
Friday: After work I headed over to the Natick Mall and even though I went to 8 stores I only ended up with $8 of glasses from Crate and Barrel. Total shopping fail. I did get a cake made of flowers from my Mom with Chocolates and a gift from Amanda. Everything she picked was so perfect and thoughtful.
Sunday: I pretty much didn’t leave my house but to take Seamus for a walk. All other moments were spent reading, doing laundry, and taking naps. Yes, plural as in two naps.
Monday: I spent more time reading. Did I mention I have like 18 ebooks on my downloaded list. Yeah lots to catch up on. So I at least finished 3 this weekend. Then I worked on cleaning and organizing my office. I tossed a large trash bag of stuff out. I very rarely get sick so I went through my medicine bucket and threw a lot of expired stuff. I also came across my old triathlon bibs. So nostalgic.
The rest of the night was all about playing catch up while watching the Bachelor Pad.
Linking up with Leeann from Join the Gossip and Biana from B Loved Boston.
sounds like a fabulous weekend! that cake is intense! happy belated birthday girly 🙂 so many triathlon bibs! you go girl 🙂
It was so pretty and creative. Thank you so much, it was a great birthday weekend! I miss it but injuries have kept me away! 🙁
Sounds like a great weekend!! I seriously hate going to the mall in a shopping mood and not having anything to show for it lol!! Those Bacon Bourbon Apple Fritters sound delish!! Headed over to check the recipe out!!
Right?! Like if I want to spend money I need to spend money. Especially at a mall too, since going to malls gives me hives. Well not really but close enough. Hope you like them!
Jana @ Jana Says says
So glad you had a great birthday weekend…you deserve it!
I went through a medicine basket purge a few weeks ago and it left me wondering why I bought half the stuff I did. And then I always get worried about the proper disposal of that stuff. And then I toss it in the trash anyway.
Thank you! Haha! Mine all went in the trash too. I needed to do it since it was overflowing and I never used the stuff.
Lazy weekends are the best as you know is always my opinion!
I LOVE the flower cake, so awesome and creative.
I wish they were all 3 day weekends and full of lazy! 😉 It was so cute and different.
Love lazy weekends! Glad you had a good birthday. Your niece on your brothers arm is just the cutest thing ever. Girls and their dads!
It was perfect. Thank you. She was just so cute and he just went along with it. Too cute!
That orange chicken made my stomach growl! I hate having to throw out expired stuff!!! I try not to think about how much money is being wasted 🙁 I cleaned out my cabinets a few months ago and had a similar pile. I guess it was good you didn’t need to use that stuff.
Looks like you had a great birthday weekend!
It was so good! It was a total bummer but thankfully I didn’t need it. I think from now on I will just buy as I need it. It was a great birthday weekend!
Jessica Gardner says
Sounds like such a great weekend!!! I am starting to think labor day was a weekend for cleaning for everyone..
Hope you have a great Tuesday!
The long weekends finally give me time to clean out the stuff I keep putting off for sure! 😉
Naps plural are my favorite! Sounds like you had a fun and relaxing birthday weekend! So impressed that you went low-carb to celebrate. You’re my willpower hero!
I miss them already! It was so relaxing and so very much needed! They had so many really great sounding cheesecakes, like a snickers one but I held strong. I am totally eating broccoli today though.
Such a fun birthday weekend! Looks like you had some great company and delish food! I seriously love the Cheesecake Factory!
The food was amazing and the company even better! Couldn’t have asked for more!
Hey from the link up!! Those fritters look amazing. I will have to check them out!
Thank you so much! Hope you give them a try! The sugar glaze alone can go on anything!
I’m glad you got to relax and enjoy your birthday! What did Seamus get you? 😉
Thank you! It was so relaxing. Seamus got me endless walks and puppy kisses. Totally what I asked for from him! 😉
Kateri Von Steal says
=) Great Weekend Recap! Love all the pictures!
And your niece’s silly face is HYSTERICAL!
Thank you. I love being able to spend time with them. She is such a little ham!
Sounds like a great weekend to me! Happy Birthday, chickie!
Thank you. It was the perfect blend of fun and relaxing.
Sarita @ it's a girl's world says
What a cutie your niece is… and that cake! Craziness!
Thank you. It was such a cute idea and smelled amazing.
Sounds like a lovely few days. Love your blog posts x
Thank you very much! It was the perfect weekend!
Sounds like a good weekend to me! We were pretty lazy too, but then decided to get all motivated and go to the state fair yesterday which has totally knocked me on my butt today. I think all that sun and fried food just did me in 🙂
Lazy weekends are the best. I didn’t realize you lived in MN. My Mom, Sister, niece and nephew live there. Sun and fried food will get you every time. Bring on the naps!
Leeann @ Join the Gossip says
Happy birthday again! Glad you had a great weekend celebrating 🙂 Looks like you had some sweet treats – win!
Thanks for linking up for MMG!
P.S. I need some of those fritters!!
Thank you. I ate way too much. Time to detox. So good though! I am so glad the fritters are gone because they were too yummy!
Brianne Bracco says
Happy happy belated birthday my friend!!! What a great way to spend it..I love me some Cheesecake Factory…and you were pretty productive too. 😉
Thank you so much! Cheesecake factory is my go to birthday place.
I love The Cheesecake Factory so much. In fact, today we were by one and I just ran in to bring home a slice of cheesecake.
It is so good and their menu is huge! Haha! I love that, I would totally do the same thing! 😉
So glad you had a good birthday weekend! Let’s celebrate soon!!
Yes, we need to make a plan soon!
what a nice relaxing weekend! AND those bacon apple fritters look unreal!!
Thank you so much! The sugar glaze was so good and it can be easily made and put on just about anything!
Low carb cheesecake. Pfffttt. Fuck that noise. ;P
Hahaha! I know, I have failed you! 🙂
Glad you enjoyed your birthday weekend!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Thank you so much! It was perfect!
happy belated birthday – sounds like a fun bday weekend. sometimes you just need a lazy day! (or a few lazy days….) 🙂
Thank you. It has been crazy hectic lately so lazy was much needed and appreciated.
Amanda Elizabeth says
That food though!!!! Happy birthday weekend girl it looked like a blast!
I tried to resist but I couldn’t. So good! Birthday calories don’t count right?!
Heather (@mylittlehea) says
Looks like such a great weekend. TWO naps?! Heaven! Finishing three books sounds like the way to do it for me and Cheesecake Factory always sounds good!
I now that never happens but it was very much needed! I have so many books to catch up on. I love the Cheesecake factory!!
Oh my GOODNESS those fritters sound incredible.
Thank you. I was glad when they were gone because I would have kept eating them! Haha!
Good food and family…sounds like anwesome birthday! (especially when the little ones are involved!) So glad you had a great Birthday and a great weekend!!
They made it so fun and goofy. It was perfect!
SMD @ Life According to Steph says
That sounds like the perfect birthday weekend mix to me! I hope you had a fabulous day celebrating your awesomeness. I’m so glad we’ve become friends.
It was really nice. Spending it with family, eating till near bursting then relaxing with a book, it was perfect. Than you so much, I am so glad we’ve become friends and hopefully get more chances to meetup more.
Linda Sheridan says
Sounds like a nice weekend. Not too much, not too little, and a birthday thrown in there. Always nice to have your birthday off! We had a very nice time, soccer game in NY, plenty of pool time, nice visit from Sean, a rainbow on Sunday night!
Loving the warm September. Hope it stays that way. Our pool is open for the whole month.
Heading to the Jersey shore tonight after Sean’s game!
Have a nice, short week!
Love, SMD’s Momma
Yes, it was a good mix. Glad you got to spend some time in the pool. Hopefully you get a little more time being able to use it. Have fun at the Shore!!
Those fritters look so good! I barely opened my computer over the weekend too 🙂 sometimes you needs days like that! Glad you enjoyed it.
Thank you. It was so needed and so enjoyable. Hope you enjoyed the long weekend too.
so glad to hear you had an amazing bday weekend. you deserve it, sweet girl!!
Thank you so much. It was so nice.
Sounds like a great weekend! Happy belated birthday!
It was a great weekend. Good mix of family time and relaxing time. Thank you so much.
That polka dot smile box is too cute! It makes me want to smile. 🙂
Your birthday looks like it was really good. The American Girl Doll Place is crazy. It’s got so much more stuff than it ever had when I was a kid.
It is so cute and they are pop up cards that have sweet sayings in them. Perfect for rough days. It was so good. That place was crazy, it was huge and expensive.
Aw happy birthday! Glad you had a lazy weekend – love those 🙂
Thank you. It was much needed and perfect!