The Freakin Weekend

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All of the sudden, fall swept its way into Charlotte.  I’m sure we will have a few more 95+ degree days, but this weekend – oh, the weather was blissful.  It was so wonderful to be outside.

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I got outside for a 3 miles stroller run.  I haven’t pushed a stroller on a jog in forever, and I definitely forgot how hard it is.   3 miles felt like 10!


Claire had a blast (Henry was eating lunch with the Husband).  She laughed and laughed whenever I started to run after each walking break – it was sooooo cute that I turned off my music just to listen.  If that’s not motivation to stop walking and start running, I don’t know what is! 


Oh, those baby blues.  And those little teeth!  I see #3 popping through the top…


Food highlights of the weekend included:


Chocolate Oil Chocolate (obviously, the whole family is totally addicted and we make a new batch every night or two)… The variations are so endless.  I made this match with Pumpkin Pie Spice <—DIY Recipe (about 1.5 teaspoons), a dark cocoa, and no chia seeds and it BLEW MY MIND.  Oh man.  I want some more just typing about it.


Also – Celtic Sea Salt on top before freezing!


I also munched on this delicious tasting plate.  This is my new favorite combo for a snack…



And a wonderful Sunday breakfast of a onion-y frittata with potatoes and strawberries.  Yum.



I have been rockin’ at eating plants lately – go me!


I leave you with a cute animal picture of the two furry boys.  <3


And a HAPPY MONDAY.  May your week be joyful and productive!



  • Gena September 14, 2015, 9:40 am

    I love how much your kitty and dogs get along. My cat and dog don’t come too close to each other. Probably has more to do with my dog is very playful boxer and my kitty is a bit on the small side. I seem to think the kitty baits our dog because he isn’t allowed in the basement so she’ll walk by him and then dash to the basement.

    • Amanda September 14, 2015, 1:51 pm

      Gena, my two kitties absolutely bait my puppy! It’s quite a sight!

  • Cristina September 14, 2015, 10:59 am

    Claire is one of the cutest babies ever! Gah!
    I have a question: how young did you take your kids for a run on the running stroller? I have a bob but i dont know how early we can take her!

    • Caitlin September 14, 2015, 3:16 pm

      I would ask your pedi… I think it varies a lot from kid to kid in terms of their neck control. I took Henry out in the BOB when he was 5 – 6 months though.

  • Reenie September 14, 2015, 11:12 am

    Claire giggling while you running… too cute. She’s adorable.

    Love seeing your furrrrr-babies too!

  • Erin @ Her Heartland Soul September 14, 2015, 5:04 pm

    Ahh that cutie! <3 And what yummy eats!

  • Breanne September 14, 2015, 5:32 pm

    Oh Claire is SO cute! I can’t wait for our “Fall” weather to turn here (and by Fall I mean, let’s just get rid of this uncharacteristic high heat and humidity because San Diego is not supposed to have that, haha).

  • Sana September 14, 2015, 8:46 pm

    You have the cutest freaking kids!!!! And yes, this fall weather is awesome. I wore a sweater today.

  • Jolene ( September 15, 2015, 8:56 pm

    Claire is soooooo cute!! And, I love “Remix to Ignition” if that was the inspiration song for your post title 😉

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