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Scenes From Our Weekend.

Jan 9, 2012

How is it Monday already? I feel like this weekend flew by. It was just what I needed though, we made no plans and it was lovely to relax after the whirlwind Holidays.

I have been on real health kick this week (yeah,yeah I know everybody is and mine probably won’t last long). But I have been really into juicing and making Green Smoothies. I found this great recipe for a Pineapple Kale Cucumber Smoothie and I highly recommend. All it consists of is kale, pineapple, cucumber and raspberries. So it is super healthy. Get Recipe HERE. Picture via.

I got organized in the kitchen. I found these containers at Walmart of all places, only $1.99. I used them to put all our sugar, grains, pasta, and dried beans in. Now I love opening my pantry.

We enjoyed some afternoon cocktails on my father-in-laws sailboat. Gotta love 70 degree days in January.

We ate brunch at an amazing new restaurant on James Island called HEART. Seriously all you locals must try this place. They have a great menu and so many delish specialty drinks. They hand squeeze all their juices and they make their own Bloody Mary mix as well. Everything was so fresh and delish.

Here as a peek at what we enjoyed: Sausage Egg and Cheese Sandwich, Cauliflower Hash with Eggs, and Broccoli, Roasted Red Pepper and Feta Frittata. The Frittata was mine and it was amazeballs. I can’t wait to dine here again!

I spent a little time browsing at Barnes and Nobles. Yep, I know I am a nerd but I love browsing at bookstores. I found this beauty on the clearance table- I mean why was this gem of a cookbook on clearance? I heart The Beekman Boys and this cookbook is filled with some mouthwatering recipes. I was happy to bring her home at 50% percent off and add her to my expanding cookbook collection!

I put my little man in jeans for the first time. I don’t know why but babies in jeans makes me a little sad. I love a baby boy dressed in rompers and bubbles. I feel like he will be wearing jeans the rest of his life so I like to dress him like a baby while he is a baby, but my little man is quickly turning into a toddler. These jeans are truly vintage, they were my brothers from the 80’s. Gotta love the Calvin Klein Jeans right? Pretty darn cute!

It was a good weekend, hope yours was too!



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  1. I put my 2 year old in jeans for the first time last fall and was shocked at how cute I thought he looked. Sterling rocks his Calvins well.

  2. sampenner says:

    Looks like a fun weekend! You look so beautiful in the pic of you on the sailboat.



  3. Val says:

    Life posts are my absolute favorite!! Looks, like you had a wonderful weekend filled with delicious food.

  4. Virginia says:

    It sounds like you and your family had a great, relaxing weekend! Your son is so precious!

  5. So jealous you can go boating in January!! And your little man's tush in those jeans in adorable!

  6. I love his little vintage jeans! Yum all the food looks amazing. I've been seeing a lot of recipes for healthy juices lately-can't wait to try this one!

  7. Sterlings Columbia jacket and jeans look so cute! He is a mini man! Now I want to eat again! That Heart place looks like the bomb.com!

  8. It was in the 70's here too this weekend! I kind of liked it, but now back to rainy and cold weather on it's way. Sterling is too cute!! I agree with dressing babies as babies for as long as you can. šŸ™‚ Glad you had a great weekend, with amazing food and fun time outdoors! Hope you have a wonderful week.

  9. Aww looks and sounds like a fun weekend!! Love his little jeans…so darn cute!

  10. megan says:

    We went out on the boat on Saturday, too! What a nice day! Where on James Island is Heart located? I hadn't heard of it before but it sounds amazing!

  11. Taylor says:

    Looks like a great weekend! I love browsing bookstores too, only in Chicago they have closed so many that now it isn't something I can do anymore!

  12. I love juice recipes! Can't wait to try it. Also, Sterling looks adorable in those jeans!! He's such a doll! Looks like you guys had a great weekend!

  13. Gorgeous photo, must try that restaurant, and he looks adorbs in his jeans šŸ™‚

  14. Nothing (except for a Pamper) comes between Sterling and his Calvins. He worked it. Be proud.

  15. Bud and Leo says:

    Sounds like a perfect weekend! Your smoothie sounds yummy and those jeans are so cute! I love that they were your brother's! Kelli

  16. Jill says:

    I agree about babies and jeans..for some reason, the minute you put jeans on babies they suddenly become little people:(

    I loved you post the other day "30 things" it really made me stop and think!!

  17. Oh I love this post, lots of good stuff. Those jeans are ADORABLE! So cute. Your picture is gorgeous by the way!
    Nancy xo

  18. Kerr says:

    I and dying to try heart wood fire kitchen and those pictures make me want it tonight! Yum!

  19. Ashley says:

    so much yummy food! and your little man is so cute!

  20. Meg says:

    I organized my pantry/kitchen Friday & am so happy to walk into a clean/organized/simple kitchen! Then proceeded to do the entire house…yeah I don't have kiddos yet šŸ™‚


  21. Love this post. And LOVE your blog. So happy to be following you here šŸ™‚ That green smoothie looks so great and you and your little man are adorable. xo

  22. emily says:

    All of that food looks tasty! And how cute is he in his jeans!?

  23. I'll have to try that smoothie–I love kale and pineapple! Also your breakfast looks delicious–I'm drooling!