Our Appetizer.: The Weekender - A relaxation + week recap

March 31, 2014

The Weekender - A relaxation + week recap

There are weekends where all I want to do is lay around and basically do nothing. That's almost exactly what I did this weekend. It was so nice to not have plans and just relax at home with my new book. I am always looking for a new book to read. 


When I stumbled upon Kayli's list of books that I should be reading, I took a closer look at a few of them. You can take a look at her list here. I started reading The Paris Wife early last week and I cannot put it down. It takes place in the 1920's, it's all about Hemingway and his first wife. I highly recommend the book, it's such an easy read but it makes the characters come to life.  


I made my way out on Friday night in celebration of my friend Dan's birthday. I met up at a local Mexican restaurant with a girl friend to catch up and have some margarita's ... oh and I'm sure you can see the chips on the side. Guilty....of eating too many chips and salsa. But you can't go to a Mexican restaurant and not have wayy too many chips and salsa.   


Can someone please tell me that we are not getting anymore snow this year!? I just cannot handle the fact that this was Saturday afternoon. Saturday, as always, I went to lunch with my parents and then we went to get their taxes done. All I have to say about Saturday is, I'm glad I was curled up with a good book the whole night and not out in this terrible mess. 

Dear mother nature, we love you but can you just breakup with winter already?!


This pizza was the best! It was a spinach and mushroom pizza, certified organic (if I can believe something frozen can be organic) but mentally it made me feel good to know that it had the possibility to be organic. All in all, it tasted amazing! Even my dad who believe a pizza isn't a pizza without some form of meat thought it was really good. 

How was your weekend?
Have you started reading a new book?
Have you read The Paris Wife? 
Do you enjoy pizza without meat?
Has it been snowing where you are?

Week Recap in Posts:
- I posted about my new workout challenge, that I am very proud to say that I am still doing.
- I had terrible service this week for lunch and I had to post all about it. I don't want other people to think that terrible service is ok, because it's not. 
- I tried a Colombian and El Salvadorian restaurant with my girl friend Jessica. This place was amazing! You can read all about it here

Have you take a look at those links? 
(what are you waiting for?)
Have you tried the workout challenge?
(what are you waiting for?)
Any new cuisine you've tried recently?

Joining Bella & Lisa for Weekend Recap and Molly & Carly for Funday Monday.

still being [molly]Dateless in Dallas

28 comments:

  1. Ooooh! This looks like a book I should be reading. I absolutely LOVE Hemingway!

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    1. I'm on chapter 7 and so far it's really good, I highly recommend it. If you love reading his books then this would be perfect to read about his life.

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  2. That pizza looks amazing! I'm also really hungry right now so it's not helping. Hah! I'm definitely going to check out that book. It sounds so interesting. :D

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    1. Both are amazing! The book is awesome, which I always only read Chick Lit books and this one is so different from what I'm used to but so good. And the pizza was so good, we got it at Costco but I can't think of that brand it is.

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  3. I'll have to try this book! I am currently trying to finish Lean In and it is great! Just followed you on Instagram, love your blog!

    www.emilyahlbum.com

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    1. I highly recommend it! I normally read light and funny chick lit books but this book is really different but good. I've been wanting to read Lean In! You will have to post about it or just let me know how it is.

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  4. Girrrllll I am SO sorry that winter is lingering around like a bad ex-boyfriend. Chicago is finally seeing signs of spring and I am flipping out in excitement!! I've definitely been slacking in the reading department, but next on my list is Bossy Pants by Tina Fey. :)

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    1. Ugh this weather is just out of control! Today I think our high is like 48 and tomorrow we are supposed to be over 55....but who knows. I don't trust the weather channel anymore. Tine Fey is hilarious, I bet that book will be awesome! I normally don't find time for reading but I'm definitely making time for this book.

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  5. Wowza!! Look at all that snow! And that pizza looks delicious!!

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    1. :( the snow looks terrible. I've been trying to break up with winter but it just won't go away!! I need sunshine, I need warmth, I have too many cute summery clothes sitting in my closet.

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  6. I love lazy weekends!! I am so sorry you got more snow, I hope it goes away soon! What kind of frozen pizza is that?! It looks delicious!

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    1. They are my favorites :) It's from Costco, I can't think of the name :(

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  7. That book sounds so good! I'm actually looking for something new to read, so thanks for the recommendation.

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    1. I'm really glad I found that book through a blog I follow. I seriously cannot put the book down! Usually when I get home from work I lounge around then go workout but lately I've been reading haha.

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  8. Thanks for the book rec. Finding books that hook me are few and far between but I think I may actually like that one! And I totally feel you on the snow. Sick of it.... can't even talk about it anymore!

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    1. I hope you pick up the book and enjoy it as much as I do! I cannot believe yesterday it was 75 degrees in Cleveland!

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  9. Winter is sticking around a lot later for everyone this year. We haven't had snow but our temperatures (until this week) have been colder than normal for this time of year. That book looks interesting! And I absolutely love the chips and salsa at a Mexican restaurant!

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    1. I cannot stop eating the chips and salsa at Mexican restaurants! I eat so much that when I get my food I'm too full. I cannot believe it was over 70 degrees in Cleveland yesterday, I think the warmth is coming!

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  10. I really like The Paris Wife, especially since I am such a Hemingway fan. It's really interesting to read paired with A Moveable Feast.

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    1. I need to look into A Moveable Feast as well as the Zelda book about Scott Fitzgerald!

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  11. I love relaxing weekends! Those are the best. I'm definitely going to be checking out that list of books to read. I'm always looking for things. I can't believe it's still snowing where you are! It was in the 80's this weekend for me. I'm so ready for the sun to be shining alllll the time.

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    1. 80 degrees!?!?! That is like the best dream here in Cleveland. Thank goodness we got over 70 degrees yesterday but today it's only high of 53 degrees.

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  12. The drink and the pizza looks so yummy! I'm glad you had such a relaxing weekend!

    xo,
    Mariamma

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    1. I love delicious drinks and amazing pizzas :)

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  13. oh yum chips and margaritas are the best combo ever and i think chilis has some great chips, cant go wrong with this food combo!

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    1. I've never been to Chilli's, I need to try it out. I am obsessed with chips and salsa with a margarita on the side :) Thanks for stopping by!

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  14. Ohhh that pizza looks delish. And chips and salsa is always my fave.

    The Paris Wife was so good! Glad you're liking it!

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    1. You can never go wrong with chips and salsa. My favorite thing to do is sit on a patio with a big bowl of chips and some salsa and a giant margarita and enjoy the summer! That is if summer ever decided to come to Cleveland. I seriously cannot put down that book! It is awesome!

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