Weekend Favorites

So it’s for real Monday already? This weekend flew by! Mine was incredibly relaxing which I couldn’t have been more excited about. I was thinking, instead of doing a full recap of my weekend, how about I just breakdown some of my favorite moments from the weekend? Yea, I like that idea.

1. Watching an insane amount of New Girl with Dana while cozy in my sweatpants and snacking on some homemade caramel corn. What made it even better was that Dana made it!

homemade caramel corn


2. Meeting up with Katie for lunch at Panera! The excitement of getting together with Katie would have been enough but then you add Panera on top of that?! Man alive I was excited. And believe it or not, I actually branched out and instead of the usual French onion soup, I actually got broccoli cheese soup. It totally hit the spot! I was so happy to be with Katie for a while. Such a treat.

katie panera


panera broccoli cheese soup


3. Making some delicious food. For breakfast one day I made a two-ingredient pancake topped with peanut butter and real organic maple syrup. Not the prettiest photo I realize, but so tasty!

egg banana pancake

I also whipped up a batch of gluten-free pasta salad. I can’t remember if I used quinoa noodles or brown rice noodles (I had gotten them from the bulk bin at the co-op) but I do know it was one of the two. In the mix: peas, olives, celery, onions, chicken, mustard, mayo, salt and pepper, and a splash of lemon juice. This stuff was crazy good! homemade gluten free pasta salad

4. Watching Home Alone while walking on the treadmill in my warm home. Doesn’t that just sound cozy?!


home alone


5. Sleeping in and waking up with no alarm clock. And sleeping a lot. And getting an extra hour of sleep.



6. Dinner with my family on Sunday night. I should really say feast and not dinner. My mom and dad went all out with steaks, potatoes, broccoli, salad, and fresh fruit! So good! I think my body was really screaming for some iron from the red meat because it tasted really good to me last night. Our bodies know best after all. It was so nice hanging out with family as always!


steak dinner mom and dads


As you can see it was an incredibly relaxing weekend. Ahhhhh….

How was your weekend? What were your favorite moments of the weekend?

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  1. Jackie

    Homemade caramel corn!?! yUM!

    1. Melanie

      I know—once he has an idea in his head, he goes for it!

  2. Sounds like a perfect weekend to me! I haven’t been to Panera in forever but I want to try their new squash soup. I also looooovvveed sleeping in and enjoying the extra hour yesterday. Oh, so sweet.

    Funny, walking on the treadmill and watching Home Alone does sound kind of cozy!
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  3. Caroline

    Your weekend sounded amazing! My breakdown…
    1.) went out with college friends on Friday night which was a blast and much needed!
    2.) hosted my mom and dad for my moms birthday Saturday night. Pizza and salad… And a chocolate lovers cupcake!
    3.) patriots football party on Sunday!

    All in all, lots of friends and family time <3
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    1. Melanie

      Yours sounds great too! Friend time and family time. Amazing.

  4. Your weekend makes me want to crawl into sweats under a big blankie on my sofa 🙂 New Girl + Homemade caramel corn??! YUM!!! And so glad you got to spend some time with Katie <3
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    1. Melanie

      It was seriously an amazingly relaxing weekend. Just what the doctor ordered. 🙂

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