Weekend Snapshots

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We had an excellent date night!

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We tried a ‘new to us’ bar in Charlotte for cocktails.  We split a wonderful cocktail while I munched on a truffle. Instead of salty peanuts, the bar had serving dishes filled with chocolates, cupcakes, and cakes – FREE!  What a great idea, right?

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Then, we headed to our friends’ house for the Christmas party.


Nicole really went all out on the menu – she made a vegan Shepard’s Pie.  She said she kind of eye-balled the recipe, but I really have to get something off her because I’d LOVE to create it at home.  It was so great (perfect winter food, too – very comforting).  We had a big salad and roasted Brussel sprouts.


And for dessert – PIE!

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Nicole made Chocolate-Peanut Butter Fudge Tart by Never Homemaker.  It took me a while to figure out which pie Nicole had made because Never Homemaker has SO many.  I think Nicole subbed in pecans for walnuts and sunflower butter for peanut butter – it was awesome.  I would HIGHLY recommend that recipe.  The texture was bangin’.

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I was SO THANKFUL that I made plans to workout with my friend Brandi this morning. I think if I hadn’t, I would’ve slept in as long as possible and then spent my morning wasting away on the couch (a bit too many sips of wine).  But Brandi and I had planned to meet up for spin class at 9 so I had reason to get up and go.


Except everyone else had the same idea, so the class filled up before we arrived!


We ended up biking on stationary bikes for 40 minutes and running a little over a mile on the treadmill.  A decent brick workout.  Brandi is going to do the indoor tri with me in a few weeks.


Came home and had snacks:



Peanut butter-stuffed dates.


And then we drew on the chalkboard wall for a while.  We love the chalkboard wall.  Kristien and I originally it for us (to write memos and whatnot) but Henry plays with it a lot more!


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So – there’s a little snapshot of my weekend!  Some adult time, too much wine, a little exercise, and lots of fun with circles. Smile 


How’s your weekend?



  • Diana December 15, 2013, 12:38 pm

    I love the chalkboard wall. I really want to do that somewhere in my house, but I have no idea where I would put it.

    Your son is so cute. He is speaking so well for a being 1.5 years old.

    • Caitlin December 15, 2013, 12:41 pm

      You could do a mini chalkboard wall near the kitchen!


      • Diana December 16, 2013, 12:08 pm

        That is probably the perfect place to do it. I have a wall behind the kitchen table that could handle the chalkboard wall. Thanks for the suggestion!

  • Sara @ LovingOnTheRun December 15, 2013, 1:17 pm

    What a fun weekend! That drink AND pie look so yummy!

  • Michelle @ A Healthy Mrs December 15, 2013, 1:32 pm

    Henry is too darn cute! 🙂

    Happy Sunday!

  • Ashley December 15, 2013, 1:49 pm

    OH EM GEE!!! The video of Henry – I CAN’T TAKE THE CUTENESSS!!! It literally makes my ovaries ache! WHY, Caitlin? WHY did you do this to me?????? lol : )

  • Coco December 15, 2013, 4:18 pm

    I love dates with peanut butter or almond butter! Henry is so adorable.. he is going to be such a little ladies man!

  • Florence December 15, 2013, 6:14 pm

    What a good idea to have scheduled the workout beforehand! You won’t cancel on a friend the way you might cancel on yourself, so congratulations on thinking ahead and making a healthy choice! Also, the eats look amazing!

  • Miranda @ Lovely Wife Lovely Life December 15, 2013, 6:50 pm

    LOVE that video. Too cute! Love his word for “triangle 🙂

  • Emily @ Greens and Granola December 15, 2013, 6:52 pm

    Stop it. Henry is the freaking cutest. And those pb stuffed dates are such a good idea! Just bought some dates today so I’ll have to try it 🙂

  • Amber K December 15, 2013, 6:54 pm

    Mine was much less eventful than yours! But it’s nice to just relax.

  • Adam December 15, 2013, 8:26 pm

    Dying to know what bar in Charlotte “had serving dishes filled with chocolates, cupcakes, and cakes- FREE!” Definitely want to visit with my wife 🙂

    • sofiga December 16, 2013, 12:26 pm

      i was going to ask the same question 🙂

      • Caitlin December 16, 2013, 1:34 pm

        Baku near South Park Mall!

  • Alex @ Kenzie Life December 15, 2013, 8:30 pm

    Ok, Henry is super smart…I’m sure you know that but it’s totally worth mentioning! And he’s adorable! I love his blue eyes! I know so many babies who have blue eyes and then “grow out of them”? Is that a thing? I don’t know but I love blue eyes!

  • Caitlin December 15, 2013, 10:32 pm

    OH MY GAWD that video is SO awesome.
    He is gorgeous and so smart and it’s rockin to hear all of the things you do with him!

  • Katya December 16, 2013, 1:03 am

    Circle 🙂 soooo cute. Toddlers learning to talk are about the cutest thing in the world!!!

  • Ashley M. December 16, 2013, 7:23 am

    Oh, wow. I haven’t thought of that recipe in years. Glad you guys liked it! And I love how H says triangle! 🙂

  • Elizabeth @ Positive Change December 16, 2013, 8:57 am

    Henry looks like such a happy baby! So cute!
    How awesome is a bar with dessert instead of peanuts?!
    This weekend was great filled with a graduation and some family time!

  • Katie @ Pick Any Two December 16, 2013, 9:14 am

    I’ll be adding peanut butter dates to my list of go-to toddler snacks. I’ve been forgetting to eat dates ever since I ate loads of them in the weeks before giving birth because they supposedly make labor easier! Time to add them back into the rotation, both for me and for my boy.

  • Ali December 16, 2013, 9:16 am

    I think I’m going to make a chalkboard wall in our house too! I was always a bit nervous about it because I’ve heard that it “teaches” kids to write on the walls, but I don’t think that is necessarily true. We had a good weekend over here – Christmas parties, friends, football, relaxation… all the good things!

  • Katie December 16, 2013, 9:40 am

    In all your “spare time” you could always decorate the top of the chalkboard wall where Henry can’t reach if you have a quote you want to keep thinking of or something 🙂

  • Aerevyn December 16, 2013, 10:43 am

    Had to travel to a different state (Mass to PA – so through a giant snow storm) to deal with a tenant issue, but I got to have lunch and a glass of wine with my BFF and see her husband and hang out with my dog and theirs. Had an awesome time!

    And THEN when I got home, I stuck to my fitness goal and went for an “active minute” walk even though I was super tired. Really happy about that. : )

    Crazy, chaotic, joyful.

  • Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca) December 16, 2013, 11:10 am

    He is soooooo adorable!! I love that little voice! How cute!!!!

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