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Last night we checked out the Charlotte nightlife!



And it was awesome! We went to an area called the Epicenter, which is a multi-level bar, restaurant, and nightclub center.  I wish I had brought my camera, but IÒ€ℒve misplaced my point-and-shoot during the move.  However, trust me when I say it was swanky and cool!  We went to two places:  Suite and Black Fin.  We danced until they literally turned the lights on at 2:00 AM (I had a glass of white wine and lots of club sodas).


Pre-party dinner was made by my mother-in-law.  Thanks, Rosalind!


She cooked ravioli with tomato sauce (which I had a few extra) and a side salad.  Mmm.


When we got home, I had cinnamon bread with homemade blueberry jam.  Perfect 3 AM snack!


And breakfast was PANCAKES.  I promised everyone pancakes last night, and I always deliver on my 3 AM promises.  πŸ™‚


I made Kodiak mix with raspberries and bananas.



My mother-in-law proclaimed these the Ò€œbest pancakes ever.Ò€  It is a really great whole wheat mix (and super easy because all you do is add water).


IÒ€ℒm off to squeeze in a run (and maybe a nap) before friends arrive for the British Open!


What are you doing on this lazy Sunday?



  • Evan Thomas July 18, 2010, 10:33 am

    Lazy Sunday = family lunch and grocery shopping for the week. Have a great day!

  • Megan @ The Oatmeal Diaries July 18, 2010, 10:34 am

    Glad you enjoyed the Epicenter! I love it down there. I heard the owner went bankrupt recently, but I’m hoping new management takes over so we don’t lose it! And gorgeous pancakes πŸ™‚

  • Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) July 18, 2010, 10:37 am

    The Epicenter there is pretty crazy! Lots of activity! Glad you enjoyed yourself. I love the fruit to pancake ratio you have going on. That is how I like my pancakes too! Enjoy your Sunday!

  • Meg July 18, 2010, 10:38 am

    Love pancakes on a weekend morning πŸ™‚ Enjoy your run!

  • Nicole of Raspberry Stethoscope July 18, 2010, 10:41 am

    Sounds like fun!
    My Sunday started off with a great run, will be doing yoga from 11:30-12:30 at my gym, and then after that we’re hitting up the Lowry Park Zoo in Tampa because it is a $5 day!

  • Nicole of Raspberry Stethoscope July 18, 2010, 10:42 am

    ooh–and I totally had Kodiak pancakes this morning, too! I made mine with a homemade blueberry sauce. I agree it is the best mix because it’s whole grain and way too easy. love it!

  • Dorry July 18, 2010, 10:43 am

    Those pancakes do look like the best ever! I’m off to help my sister move into her new home today. I’m like a pro-mover b/c I’ve moved so many times in the past 10 years. πŸ™‚ Have a great day!

  • Freya @ Brit Chick Runs July 18, 2010, 10:44 am

    Sounds like you had a good night!
    I’ve been for a 7mile run, baked muffins, and walked the dog. Cleaning next!

  • Exercise and Eat July 18, 2010, 10:47 am

    My Sunday won’t be so lazy… went for a run and heading to the library to study economics!

  • Maria @ Oh Healthy Day July 18, 2010, 10:48 am

    Seriously need to pick up some Kodiak pancake mix. Making from scratch is fun, but sometimes you just want pancakes NOW.

    I’m doing a new hike with the future husband and a friend.

  • Wei-Wei July 18, 2010, 10:48 am

    Ooh, sounds fun! Partying… πŸ˜€ I’ve never really been to anything but a school dance once. And everyone knows that’s not QUITE the same… πŸ˜›


  • Liza July 18, 2010, 10:51 am

    I really want to try Kodiak pancakes! I didn’t really realize that pancakes could be healthy, but they certainly can!
    Bike riding today? I want to get outside for sure.

  • Annie@stronghealthyfit July 18, 2010, 11:01 am

    Mm raspberries and bananas look like the perfect pancake topping!

  • Carly (Swim, Run, Om) July 18, 2010, 11:05 am

    I’m so glad you’re enjoying your new city! Charlotte is gorgeous. I’ve only been there once before, but it was so fun to explore.

    I’m going to be taking a long shower in about three minutes, and then once I get ready I’m going to hit up some antique shops. I’m on furlough next week so plan on spending my time decorating my new apartment.

  • Madeline - Greens and Jeans July 18, 2010, 11:05 am

    I’m currently eating pancakes and watching the Tour de France! Perfect way to start my Sunday!

  • Deva (Voracious Vorilee) July 18, 2010, 11:11 am

    We are cleaning house today :-). I’m excited to get everything straightened up and ready for the week ahead!

  • Sarah July 18, 2010, 11:11 am

    I fully plan on being LAZY! I am a hospital chaplain and was on call yesterday – got there at 7:45 a.m. and didn’t leave until 10:10 THIS morning. 26 1/2 hours – ew. In between doing nothing and doing nothing I might take a walk. Maybe cook dinner. And then do nothing.

  • Danielle (Runs on Green) July 18, 2010, 11:22 am

    When I first read your post title, I thought there was an earthquake! haha

    My Sunday is lookin’ prettyyyy lazy too

  • Camille July 18, 2010, 11:35 am

    How fun!
    Unfortunately my Sunday isn’t very lazy because I have a 7 hour shift at work. Lame πŸ™

  • Leah @ L4L July 18, 2010, 11:38 am

    Today is going to be anything but lazy for me. We are packing demons today. Our move is less than 2 weeks away and we have a lot to do!

  • Kiersten July 18, 2010, 11:40 am

    You have to check out the movie theater at the Epicenter. It’s really nice.

  • Michelle @ Give Me the Almond Butter July 18, 2010, 11:41 am

    I’m just blogging and reading today! Hopefully I will go out for a run or get on the bike.

  • Jaclyn @ carolina_vogue July 18, 2010, 11:42 am

    Haha I was at Blackfinn last night too! Hope you had a great night out uptown!

    • caitlin July 18, 2010, 4:54 pm

      Hahah too bad we didnt run into each other!

  • Janna (Janna's Keeping it Real) July 18, 2010, 11:48 am

    I was out until the wee hours of the morning as well (dancing my face off, too!), and for the girls that’s usually cozy in bed by 9pm, it was a bit rough! Thank goodness for lazy Sundays!

    Mine is going to consist of the movies, grocery shopping and possibly pool time. I also hope to fit in some sort of physical activity. We shall see!

  • Lauren July 18, 2010, 11:50 am

    I’m going to meet up with some new friends from work at a benefit for our local humane society: It’s at a bar! You get a pitcher of beer if you pay for your dog to be washed! All proceeds go to the shelter!

  • Dominique July 18, 2010, 12:06 pm

    I’m not really a pancake fan (too much “dough”)…I prefer crepes, but those pancakes look delicious and whole wheat to boot! Your in-laws are super lucky to have you around to cook for them.

  • Katherine @ Left Coast Contessa July 18, 2010, 12:22 pm

    lazy Saturday is reading the paper, catching up on old eps of Californiacation, maybe a workout and then HBO night!

  • tanyasdaily July 18, 2010, 12:30 pm

    The rasberries look so good on that pancake.

  • sarah (this is it) July 18, 2010, 12:36 pm

    I always get my stuff done in the morning and am lazy in the afternoons. Run, errands, then reading and being lazy with some wine and dinner at an Indian restaurant with some cousins! I never make it up til 2 am when I go out…1 am is when I just hit a wall. Guess I feel old now at 23!

  • Gavi @ GaviGetsGoing! July 18, 2010, 1:00 pm

    Those kodiak cakes look divine! My lazy Sunday is not so lazy: I’m heading to a bridal shower for a friend this morning and then finishing up some work in the afternoon. Laundry also calls! Enjoy your day!

  • Stacey @ Tipping the (Kitchen!) Scales July 18, 2010, 1:01 pm

    Sounds like you had a good night! I have had a nice day today: completed a 55 minute run (no way of tracking my distance – gah!), went for a 40 minute walk to purchase some new shoes and jeans and spent the rest of that day relaxing.

    • Carrie July 18, 2010, 4:12 pm

      Go to mapmyrun.com and you can plot your route!

  • Rachael July 18, 2010, 1:02 pm

    Glad you enjoyed a night out in Charlotte. And a much belated welcome to North Carolina!

  • Orla July 18, 2010, 1:21 pm

    I ran a super fast ( for me) 5 mile race yesterday, had friends for dinner last night andtoday walked to the harbour with my boy and my dog as there is a festival in the village. A lovely weekend in all. Apart from the rain but you can’t win em all!!!

  • Anya @ Fitness & Sunshine July 18, 2010, 1:23 pm

    I’ve gotta clean my apartment today but otherwise I’m takin’ the time to relax before another busy week πŸ™‚

    I love pancakes, too.

  • Jessica @ The Process of Healing July 18, 2010, 1:23 pm

    I realllly want some of that pancake mix so bad!
    But your night sounds like a lot of fun!

  • Cynthia (It All Changes) July 18, 2010, 1:32 pm

    Sunday’s aren’t so lazy for me because I have to work (I’m a pastor). But now that all the work stuff is done we are going to Whole Foods and reading my book πŸ™‚

  • Stacey@http://stacey-healthylife.blogspot.com/ July 18, 2010, 1:37 pm

    I just picked up a box of those pancakes and I’m going to try them out while camping next weekend, can’t wait.

  • Britney July 18, 2010, 1:39 pm

    My friend came over this morning and we went for a run and had yummy cranberry muffins at this breakfast place down the street from me. Then I showered and took a nap.

    I have a few errands to run but after I hope to spend the rest of the day reading.

  • Rosey Rebecca July 18, 2010, 1:46 pm

    The dancing sounds like so much fun! Bread and jam/pb is definitely the best late night snack. πŸ™‚

  • Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run] July 18, 2010, 1:50 pm

    It seems as though Kodiak Mix is a win-win mix: I’ve got to get my hands on some! Glad you had fun dancing last night! =]

  • Gracie (complicated day) July 18, 2010, 2:10 pm

    Fun weekend! This morning the hubby and U squeezed in a 3 mile trail race before church – AWESOME. We’ve had a lot of rain and it was a mud fest! I passed up pancakes and had a post-race hot dog!

  • Maggie July 18, 2010, 3:00 pm

    I visited Charlotte with my boyfriend yesterday. I thought of you and all the other wonderful bloggers that call the Queen City home.

    • caitlin July 18, 2010, 4:55 pm


  • AngelaOSG July 18, 2010, 3:21 pm

    Its my day off today and in honour of you it is truly EPIC!!!
    Have fun today!

  • Faith @ LovelyAsCharged July 18, 2010, 3:31 pm

    Mmm, ravioli! That’s the perfect Sunday lunch if you ask me!

  • kristin July 18, 2010, 7:16 pm

    you met my sister last night!! she said she had so much fun too πŸ™‚

    • caitlin July 19, 2010, 11:53 am

      She was super sweet!

  • Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin July 18, 2010, 8:17 pm

    Late night snacks after the bar are key! My roommates and I always bake a cake before we leave for the bar so that we can chow down on it when we get home. πŸ˜€

  • Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca) July 19, 2010, 12:30 am

    I went to a pool party today!! It was a nice, lazy day πŸ™‚

  • Amber K @ sparkpeople July 19, 2010, 1:57 pm

    I spent eight hours traveling on my “lazy” Sunday. Hobbling around the first airport, and then scoring a wheelchair in the second two. Which my foot was VERY grateful for!

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