Scenes From The Weekend

Hi Friends!

So the next two days are going to be a bit of a whirlwind as we get ready to go on vacation! Our food situation will probably start to get interesting and quite creative as we try to use up the food we have left before we leave.

We spent the weekend tracking down some things we needed for our trip like water shoes, neck pillows and plane reading material. Let’s review shall we?

Friday I ate the last of my frozen yogurt granola bites! Time to restock.
I ate a leftover pancake for lunch, along with some frui, hummus & veggies.
I walked the dogs a couple miles..but we’re getting to the point where it’s almost too hot to walk them during the day…so I walked with them for two miles and then dropped them off in the AC.
Then I headed back out to do two more miles on my own!!
I met hubby and one of his coworkers for a happy hour drink.
Afterwards, the hubby and I set out to track down water shoes- check!
And get some half price mysteries for me to read on the plane!
We also went in to one of the discount stores just for fun.
Hubby expressed his feelings about Miracle Whip :)

Saturday I got up and enjoyed some blueberries in my cereal.
Summer is officially here!
And I treated myself to some foamy milk in my coffee :)
Then hubby & I headed out to do some shopping.
Neither of us go shopping very often so we treated ourselves.
Both of us picked up some stuff we can take on vacation.
While we were out we tried out a new Greek restaurant on a whim.
It was awesome. We shared the hummus & the veggie pita. So big & so cheap!
The owner also recommended some greek beer for each of us to try.

Hubby ended up getting more stuff on our shopping trip on Saturday…but I did find a shirt, a tank top, a dress and some shoes at Marshall’s (bottom picture). I also found a kettlebell, which I’ve been looking for, and a jump rope!

On Sunday I headed out by myself to do some shopping while hubby did some projects around the house. I found a bag on sale at Gap that I’m going to use as my carry-on but can also double as a beach bag while we’re there. I ended up finding two other dresses that I liked better so I’m returning the green one. It just doesn’t fit me quite right…but i’ll be on the lookout for one in a similar pattern. I also found a couple more tank tops and a pair of white shorts. I feel like I’m the last person in the world to buy a pair of white shorts or pants. I also found a new sports bra and another pair of sandals on sale. But the best deal of the weekend was that orange dress. It’s BCBG, originally $140. I found it on the sale rack at Macy’s and I also had a coupon, so I picked it up for $17!

I made us some eggs & toast for breakfast on Sunday…
along w/ fresh fruit and some Chobani & granola.
I also caught Marcus and Abner laying unusually close to each other,
so of course I had to capture it!
We stopped by my in-laws to drop off a father’s day present
(a beer bottle cap remover..very cool!)
And I made Sweet & Spicy Shrimp with Soba Noodles for dinner.

Today I’m getting my nail done. I’m SO excited. I haven’t had them done forever because I was working at an assisted living facility and we weren’t allowed to for sanitation reasons. So, today I’m getting a shellac french manicure. I love them because they last forever and you don’t have to deal with fake nails breaking! I love french manicures because they look fancy but it’s not as obvious when they start growing out!

Tonight we’re getting a head start on our packing so we’re not doing everything last minute and soaking up time with the pups before I have to drop them off at doggy camp tomorrow :(

How was your weekend?! Do anything fun?



About Lindsay

Lindsay Livingston is a Registered Dietitian and new mom from Columbus, Ohio. On her blog, she shares simple, healthy recipes, nutrition tips, workouts and snapshots of her life. Follow her on Twitter @LeanGrnBeanBlog and Instagram @TheLeanGreenBean and be sure to subscribe via RSS or email so you never miss a post!


  1. I always love Marshalls and TJ Maxx because while sometimes you can’t find anything, I’ve also had some GREAT finds!
    Katie @ Talk Less, Say More recently posted..That’s Life

  2. What a fun-filled weekend! My hubs and I had a very long week, so yesterday was spent mostly relaxing… although we did go out to brunch at our favorite restaurant! Today was a great morning at church followed by a Father’s Day BBQ that lasted ALL DAY. Wow… I’m tired! :-) It was a good weekend. I hope your week is just as fun!

  3. you must be sooooo excited for your vacation.

    Im happily ready to experience it all through your words :-)
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  4. You must be so excited for your vacation!!! Looks like you had a wonderful weekend!
    Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes recently posted..Bad things turn good

  5. VERY successful shopping trip!! Weekend was fun… filled with way too much food… back to normal eating today!
    Linz @ Itz Linz recently posted..Marvelous In My Monday Giveaway

  6. Great finds on the shopping trip! I love a good deal. :)

    The weekend was a good one. I’m excited to break the cleanse in about 0.5 seconds from now. :)
    Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table recently posted..Argentina… errr… Chile!

  7. Have such a great time on vacay!!! You deserve it after all your hard work! As for the weekend – we enjoyed a nice family hike up in the mountains, complete with playing/splashing in a creek. Seeing the joy on everyone’s faces (hubby, toddler, and dogs included) reminded me that we need to get out and do it more!
    Kelly @ No Sugar Sweet Life recently posted..The Red Table + {Strawberry Pesto Grilled Cheese}

  8. Whew what a weekend! I love BCBG clothes, there is an outlet store near our house in Florida and I always hit ip up when I’m there!

    As for my weekend, spent most of it sick, boo. Felt better yesterday and got to enjoy time with our new dog! So that was fun!
    Jaren @ Kiwi Fit Blog recently posted..Marvelous in my Monday #2

  9. YAY for getting your nails done! I love doing that, I just hardly ever do haha. And your hubby’s face for the miracle whip- priceless! I went to a wedding this weekend and flew here to Florida to see Chris for a week! YAY!

  10. Love all your shopping finds! SUPER CUTE! Sounds like a great weekend!
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  11. looks like a great weekend! :) i love getting my nails done too. it doesn’t happen often, so it’s a major treat when i finally do it! i’m travelling this week too, but i’m sad to say that i’m nowhere near as prepared as you. i need to get on that…
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  12. Looks like a great weekend! I feel like I spent mine in the car – 8 hours to get to the in-laws and back, but I am sure they appreiciated it!
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  13. i LOVE marshall’s! you had some great finds! and no weekend is complete without some great eats!
    Ashley @ My Food N Fitness Diaries recently posted..Living In The Present

  14. Sounds like a fab weekend and looks like you got some great stuff on your shopping trip!
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  15. Sounds like an awesome weekend!! Score on the clothing finds, so cute! And I love shellac manicures for the same reason! I am getting mine done with my sis Jess Saturday with a much needed pedi before our trip to wine country, can’t wait!! And I have been devouring blueberries lately too!! YUM!
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  16. Sounds like a great weekend! Yay for vacation!!!
    Rachel @ The Avid Appetite recently posted..The Big Apple BBQ 2012

  17. Gotta love finding great deal! That’s why I love Nordstrom Rack! I went up north this weekend. Ever heard of Alexandria? It’s 2 hours north of Minneapolis/St. Paul. It was nice to just relax, fish, and be in good company!
    Lee @ Anytime Health recently posted..Walking: The Perfect Balance to High Intensity Workouts

  18. I am ALL about buying things when they are on sale and/or with coupons. I get so upset with myself when I pay full price for something these days!
    I seriously LOVE everything you bought – esp that orange dress – gorgeous!! Make sure you get some great pics of you in your new clothes!!
    And PS – I’m like you, I almost never buy things for myself anymore (unless we are going someplace and I treat myself to things I could use!)
    Have a WONDERFUL time on vacation!!!!
    Michele @ nycrunningmama recently posted..10 Mile Progression Run, Wedding and Father’s Day

  19. Love all your shopping finds! You’re going to be looking hot on your vacay!
    Whitney @ Whit Likes Fit recently posted..Sunday Night Dinner…Texas Style

  20. Perfect weekend! Workout, puppies, food, clothes and being disgusted by Miracle Whip? What more could you ask for. Great post!
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  21. What a BCBG steal!! I love it!
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  22. Seriously, there’s nothing that beats finding a great bargain like that! Also, nice breakfast choice. 😉


  23. It was boyfriend Kyle’s birthday this weekend, so we were out and about a lot! Made for a tired Monday. 😉

    hope you have a fab time on vaca!
    Alysia @ Slim Sanity recently posted..weekend recap: insta-overload

  24. Have fun on your trip! It’s so nice to get mani’s and pedi’s every once in a while.
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  25. Vacation! SO exciting!

  26. Great finds! I feel like I need to get to Marshall’s sometime! I have never been! Hope you guys have an amazing trip! :)
    Abby @ Abz ‘n’ Oats recently posted..wonderful weekend

  27. I was so excited to finally see blueberries on sale today! They were riculously priced for the longest time and I just wanted blueberries!!

  28. Cute finds at Marshalls!! I’m so excited for you and your trip. I can’t wait to see all the pics and hear about your adventures! :)
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