Weekend Shannies: Fall is in the air!

September 29, 2013

This weekend was quite different than the last few. It was very low key and productive, and I was able to catch up on my rest. That was glorious! Last weekend, I did not sleep well at all and was up really early both days. This past week was stressful and emotional so I did not sleep good then either. Being able to sleep in and rest some really made me feel like a new person.

Originally Marq and I were supposed to go to Myrtle Beach to meet with a national franchise that Marq is considering buying. Friday evening that fell through so we stayed here. Friday night did not consist of much, just gym. After the gym, I was tired and Marq was exhausted so we cooked dinner and just hung out at home.

Saturday morning I slept in until 11! It was so nice. When I finally woke up Marq and I took off to town to tour a tanning salon he is considering purchasing (this gets tiring) then had a bunch of errands to run. We came back from all of that around 3. My house decided to take a nap after that. Look at my lazy babies!

While they napped, I got myself prepped for the week!

After about an hour we took off to the dog park. The weather was absolutely perfection! Hello fall! We had a great time.  There was a particular Pug that took to Marq and I, we loved him! I debated on taking him home. Heh.

After the dog park we all came back home, took showers, and got ready. Marquis and I decided to go see "Prisoners". It was really good, the acting was incredible. And I love Hugh and Jake. They define sexy. It is a really long movie though. We went to the 9 o'clock showing and did not get home until after midnight. I wore my new lace top from Venus. It's sexy, I love it!

This morning I woke up and Marquis surprised me with breakfast; egg white omelet with egg whites, turkey sausage, and cheese with a side of Special K Yogurt cereal. Yum! I went to spin class at noon, normally class is 45 minutes but today it was an hour. I pushed hard and man my legs are aching! After the gym I had a lot more errands to run. My grocery shopping alone takes 3 stops. Ugh! 

Now I'm ready to make it a successful week! Food is prepped!

Tonight Marquis and I are cooked all of our chicken on the grill. I'm so glad because everything tastes so much better on the grill. I am making a side of baked beans and I also made a healthy potato salad. It's made with red potatoes and plain greek yogurt. It's packed with protein and complex carbohydrates - completely healthy for you and delicious. It's a win, win!

Now it is time for a little Sunday night relaxation!

Well, that's about it for me this weekend! Cheers!


  1. work for me. a trip to the grocery store as well, and we are trying to watch Tower Heist from Netflix but the hubs keeps getting called out to work and the kiddos are home now after a sleepover with a friend of mine.

  2. Sounds like a relaxing but productive weekend!! Sounds a lot like ours! Plus I've been extra lazy today! Hellllooo Breaking Bad marathon! Hope this week is better for you pretty girl!!!

  3. AGREED, everything tastes so much better on the grill!

  4. I am glad you got caught up on rest! Very cute top and that food looks amazing!

  5. I'm glad you had a relaxing weekend :)

    That potato salad looks delicious! What recipe do you use?

  6. I want to lounge around with you, gorgeous!

  7. Glad you had a relaxing weekend and got to rest! I want to see Prisoners so glad it was good! Hope you have a great week girly!

  8. Relaxing weekends are some times the best weekends!! Look at your being all ready to take on your week! Love it!

  9. I'm a two to three stop grocery shopper too!

  10. awe sounds like you had a wonderful weekend!!!

  11. hey, i'm glad that you finally got a nice, restful weekend! sometimes a lot of sleep and relaxation is all it takes to make everything feel like it's back on track. you should share the potato salad recipe.. the bf and I love potato salad, but generally don't eat it because it can be so bad for you!! i'm always on the lookout for a healthier recipe. :)

  12. Love that Venus top. It looks amazing on you.

    And potato salad with greek yogurt is such a good idea. I'll have to give it a shot!

  13. Glad you had a great weekend!! Hope this will continue for every weeks

  14. We grill all of our meat for as long as we can too, nothing tastes better. Have a great week Liz and that potato salad sounds absolutely yummy!! xo

  15. i wish i could sleep in until 11am! my version of 'sleeping in' is until 6am :(

    Vodka and Soda

  16. What a productive weekend! That potato salad looks amazing!!

  17. I miss grilling soooo much! Its tough to do in the city since we dont have a house but its true... food tastes SOOOO much better.


  18. oh the potato salad looks amazing :) got to make that for myself now!


  19. Sounds like an awesome weekend!!! :)


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