Monday, March 6, 2017

Weekend in Review | Pool and Pups

Hello Friends and welcome back to a new fresh week! How was your weekend? Ours was pretty low key with some family and friend sesh inbetween!


I started off the day with creating a coffee/protein smoothie. I took one scoop of my Musclepharm Cookies and Cream protein and mixed it with 10 oz of coffee in the bullet. I also added some ice. It was really good and I cant wait to try some more mixes with some flavored coffee!

I also found out last week that one of the stores that I frequently shop at (and is headquartered in Fargo, ND) was filing for bankruptcy. The store was only located in a handful of stores and is called Vanity. I have a good friend that used to work for the company and she talked about how she didn't know they were staying above water. Turns out they weren't. So I decided to hit up the local Vanity to see if I could score some deals. It was only 10-30% off but I still was able to snag a couple of tank tops, a super soft flannel, a pair of super soft leggings and a pair of peep toe ankle booties in maroon. I plan on going again this week to see if I can score any more deals. I always love finding me some good deals! While I was out and about, I got this "I wanna make some dog treats" mode. I don't know why, but I thought why not! I found a 2 ingredient recipe and got to work.

1.5 cups of old fashioned oats
2 2.0 oz cans of chicken and gravy (Gerber)
1 4.0 oz of apple and pumpkin (Beech-nut Naturals)

I placed the old fashioned oats in our bullet and pulverized the oats the 
best I could. Then I added the the baby food and blended some more. 
Preheat oven to 350* and bake for 20-25 minutes. I used parchment paper
to help with clean up. Let cool completely and place in air tight container. I placed
mine in a ziplock and put them in the fridge. Both Mya and Bruce seem to enjoy
them and we have had no stomach issues!

After running my errands, I met up with Bill at home and we decided to have some friends over for the evening. So operation clean up the house commenced! It's not tooooo dirty so it really didn't take all that long. Our friends that have a golden retriever, Zoe, came over for a pup play date. Mya really loves Zoe and perks up whenever we say her name now. Its awesome that they both get along so well! We played some pool and a little rock band.


Both Bill and I bummed around until about 11:00 am where we headed to Raising Cane's to pick up some lunch. The choices are chicken, chicken or chicken ha! It was pretty good actually! It is one of Bill's favorite places and we just got one not too far from our house (like .5 mile away).

Mya was also pretty exhausted from her Friday night play date so we didn't feel SUPER bad when we left to go to my sister in law's house. 

We met up with Bill's family to chat about all of our vacations. Bill's mom and dad went to Mexico for 10 days, Ash and Pat went to Vietnam for about 2.5 weeks and Bill and I went to Mexico. We all brought some pictures to go over with everyone. We were there for a couple of hours and then headed to our favorite Mexican restaurant, Fiesta Cancun, with Bill's parents. We ordered a pitcher of margaritas but they were way more sweet than strong. Not my kind of margarita! After that, Bill and I headed back to our house for some relaxation and then to bed!


Bill and I hit up the gym first thing in the morning so that we had the rest of the day. I was able to get some squats in and was pretty beat after all 6 sets. I did one warm up set 1x5 @ 65#, 3x5 @ 85#, 2x5 @ 95#. Next time I am hoping to hit 100# for a couple of reps! Then we cleaned a little bit, ate some lunch and then headed over to Bill's coworker's, Jenna, house. She just got a Newfoundland puppy a couple of weeks ago and wanted to set up a play date with Mya.

She is about 10 weeks old and 20 lbs already. She is so adorable though! The place that Jenna got her from was just two doors down from her house. They casually breed their newfies and have three grown ones at their house. We roamed over there to meet them and the three adult ones they have. For some reason, they seem bigger in my head but these guys were pretty good sized. 

Mya needed attention as well. She gets a little needy around other dogs and/or if Bill and I are paying attention to each other instead of her (eye roll). 

After our play date, Mya crashed. She had a busy weekend. After we got home, I started watching a show I forgot about, Rizzoli and Isles. I really like the humor in that show and that it isn't like all of the other cop shows out there. The series ended last year so I decided to start from the top. Only crappy thing is that it is only on Hulu and it plays commercials like every 10 minutes. I may have to look into a different way to watch it....

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Then since it was about 58* yesterday, we decided to pick up some brats. We got two whiskey peppercorn and two beer brat ones. I liked the peppercorn brats a little better but Bill liked both. We served it with a side of cheddar, bacon macaroni salad, baked beans and some cool ranch chips. I know it sounds like summer meal but how can you resist the grill with that nice of weather! Then a little relaxing after dinner followed by bed!

Questions of the day:

What is your current favorite show?

Are you experiencing any warmer than normal weather where you are?

Linking up with Katie and Tricia!