Weekend Adventures

Hello friends!

I hope you all had a nice weekend. On Friday night, Matt and I went to his office’s winter social. I love an excuse to dress up. :) I dug this dress out from the back of my closet – no idea where it’s from (Macy’s?) but I think I originally bought it for New Years Eve circa 2005 or 2006!


The party was fun and it also gave me the opportunity to wear my wedding shoes again! Yay. :) My feet hurt by the end of the night but it was worth it, obviously. The party was held at the National Museum of Natural History downtown which was cool because we were able to wander around and look at the exhibits during the party.

Saturday was super low key – I was still fighting off a cold and it wasn’t nice outside, so Matt and I stayed home all day and got some work done. Making progress on the starting my own business front – stay tuned!

On Sunday morning, I met my girl Ashley for a run!



Ashley lives in Richmond now (she’s in grad school there) but was in town for the weekend. I miss my running buddy! We had a great time chatting away, as always. The trail was a bit snowy at parts (not slippery, just snowy – it felt like running in sand) – my calves are actually really sore today from all the extra work!


4.2 miles – done! Average pace: 8:50 minute miles. Pretty good, especially with the snow situation!


After our run, we walked over to Starbucks and strolled around with our coffee. It was cold yesterday but really sunny, and after a week of being cooped up with yucky weather it felt great to be outside!


The weekend closed with going to go see Les Miserables again last night! Matt hadn’t seen it and neither had our friends Annie and Mark (remember them from our honeymoon?), so the four of us decided to go last night. It was even better the second time around!

Before we headed to the movies, Matt and I decided to make homemade pizza for dinner. An old favorite – reminds me of girls nights with my UNC grad school girlfriends! Matt in action:


For the dough, we used Trader Joe’s whole wheat pizza dough. It’s the best – sold in the refrigerated section all ready to go!


For toppings, we had caramelized onions (just sauté thinly sliced onions in a pan with a little oil until they brown and soften).


Plus all sorts of veggies – peppers, mushrooms, and tomato, plus some fresh basil.


Topped with a light sprinkling of cheese and some pepperoni for good measure. :)


About 15 to 20 minutes later, and we had this. YUM!


What did you guys get into this weekend? Any great workouts or fabulous meals? Do share!


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    I think Matt and I work for the same company – I was at that same winter party on Friday! I thought it was such a neat venue. If you’re ever in need of any other DC running buddies, give me a shout – I’m always looking for people to run with!

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    I love homemade pizza! Such a fun, easy way to eat some extra veggies. I never knew Trader Joe’s had ready-to-go pizza dough. Such handy information! Thanks for sharing.

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    The pizza looks good. I am going to have to try the dough. I keep hearing about it.

    The Kidless Kronicles

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    He looks like a pro tossing that pizza dough!

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    Sounds like a fun weekend! Super cute dress! I need to find an excuse to dress up sometime soon. We keep things pretttttty casual here in Montana.

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    You look fabulous in that dress. :)

    I love exercise/ coffee dates! They are the best. This weekend I surprised my hubby with tickets to a hockey game but otherwise we hung around home and worked. I made homemade butternut squash soup with caramelized onions and a new pb protein bar snack for this week.

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    My favorite meal this weekend was definitely a pancake breakfast, and I got in a couple decent runs, although I’m jealous of your outdoor run! It was just too cold for me up north so I was stuck on the treadmill. At least I got it done!

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    “Pretty woman walking down the street, Pretty woman the kind I’d like to meet” etc.etc.etc.

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    You guys look red-carpet ready! oo-la-la :)

    I haven’t seen Les Mis yet, but can’t wait to…I know I’ll probably bawl my eyes out at parts, but I just love the redemptive element and grace that is shown in the story. It seems people either love or hate this version, but I think I’ll love it.

    And you can neve go wrong with homemade pizza! Yum!


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    Love your dress! It’s nice to have a killer outfit in the back of the closet at the ready. You two look sharp.
    So wish there was a Trader Joe’s down in South Florida!!
    I would probably run more if I had a female running buddy. My husband likes to run with me, but he is so much faster, I end up frustrated when I can’t keep up.

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    I made my first cauliflower pizza and the most amazing scones I’ve ever made or eaten! Really love the dress! Looks amazing on you!

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    Your hair looks so pretty, shiny, and healthy in the top pic :)

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    I was at the same party on friday. My husband works for the same company. I thought it was a great venue also, and I normally don’t wear heals, so my feet were done after it.

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    That pizza looks awesome! Matt, nice pizza tossing skills!!!

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    I LOVE Trader Joes pizza dough! It’s so good, almost too good – I find myself wanting to eat the WHOLE pizza just for the dough!

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    Love homemade pizza! I tried snow-shoeing for the first time this weekend to take advantage of Ohio’s snow! It was a fun, new experience :)

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    The wedding shoes, yay! Thats all.

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    Homemade pizza is the best!!! Looks amazing. :)

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    That pizza looks delicious! Love the dress – so pretty! :)

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    TJ’s pizza dough IS the best! So cheap too! I heard it’s freezable, but I haven’t tried that yet.

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    Your pizza looks delicious! You guys should try making the dough from scratch. Making your own pizza dough is actually super easy, especially if you have a stand mixer and a bread hook attachment. I never would have imagined before I tried it myself. I also double the recipe and freeze half of the risen dough for a second dinner. It’s a great way to control exactly what is going in. I like to add garlic to the dough and next time I’m going to try some fresh herbs!

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    Fiona Jesse Giffords says:

    You are looking great with the dress. Running is good physical activity with good results. It makes fit , reduces weight as well as increases the energy level.

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    I made mini naan pizzas last night with tomatoes, caremelised onion and goats cheese, so good with a huge salad on the side!! YUM! Your pizza looks great.

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    So glad you enjoyed Emma’s barre class! I love how it targets those sneaky inner thigh muscles :) And happy you enjoyed your week at Epic. Can’t wait for our next date!!!

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    I love Trader Joe’s pizza crust!! I live in MT so I run in the snow quite a bit…it adds a little extra adventure to your run trying not to fall on your face :)

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    Healthy Eater says:

    What a neat location for a party. And the two of you were looking good!

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