Weekend Thoughts Per Picture



I really don’t like cheese and could honestly take it or leave it but the spinach artichoke cheese fondue at The Melting Pot gets me every time.

cheese fondue

And I really hate to share my food, especially dessert, but sometimes there are exceptions to the rule.

chocolate fondue

Weekends mean a break from the kitchen so there was Fondue Friday and my favorite salad for dinner Saturday.

bbq ranch salad

I did go food shopping though and my groceries called shot-gun. Do the cool kids still call riding in the front seat of the car shot-gun?


I was able to resist the Whole Foods Food Bar this week but did decide to buy new-to-me English Muffins.

rudis organic spelt english muffins

My idea of Sunday food prep.


Last week’s hashtag was #leggingsforlife, this week would be #oatmealforlife.

I created a new baked oatmeal apple snack for us.

baked oatmeal apple sticks

It was actually warm enough yesterday (around freezing) for my son to play outside which was a complete turn around from Saturday where my phone developed hypothermia and refused to work during my frigid morning run.

playing hockey

I made myself a present at the Pottery Studio.

paint a piece pottery

I didn’t know what to do to celebrate the birth of this little blog which is now two years old.

I know right?! Time flies!

I thought about baking a cake in honor of the occasion but I honestly didn’t feel like it.

So I treated myself to painting this cupcake cup and when I use it (I have to wait until next week to pick it up!), I will think about grateful I am for all of the friendships, opportunities, fun and adventures this little blog has brought into my life, but really, I brought them to myself.

We often sit and wait for the good things to happen failing to realize that we are so in control of making the good things happen on our own.

Have a great start to the week!


Do you always put your groceries in the trunk or do they ride in the car with you?

Will your run today be inside or outside?

Last time you went to a fondue restaurant?





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  1. says

    I feel like i’m the only human being that’s never been to the Melting Pot. Joshua and I have talked about going many times, but for end up somewhere else. I could go for some of that spinach & artichoke dip right about now!

  2. says

    Happy Blog Anniversary! I want to go to a paint pottery place so bad. There is one in LP that I want to go to my with my brother and SIL when my nephew visits. I think it would be the perfect winter activity.

    I put my groceries on each should and walk about 1.5 to my apartment. Yesterday my bags were so heavy – 4 different milks. Don’t you miss Chicago?!
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  3. says

    I always put my groceries in the trunk- they wouldn’t all fit in the front seat!
    We have ice this morning, so Im taking another day off of running. Apparently its really bad out and everything is on a 2 hour delay, so I don’t even want to risk driving to the gym this morning.
    We used to go to melting pot all the time, but its been several years now. Its actually pretty close to where we will be moving so maybe we will go back once we get settled! Im usually not big on cheese either but fondue is a different story!
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    • says

      I got lucky with the weather in that it didn’t even start to rain until after my run. Thankfully it’s warmer out here so the ice and snow they were talking about didn’t reach the island.

    • says

      Right?! I wasn’t even going to acknowledge the “birthday” this year at all but felt like I should and painting my pottery made me happy…I don’t know why I sometimes put my groceries in the trunk and then sometimes not.

  4. says

    I always put the groceries in the back- I’m in a minivan so I guess it would be the trunk area 😉 That’s so crazy that it was too cold for your phone! I am running inside today because it’s rainy and cold here..hoping to get outside tomorrow! My husband and I went to the Melting Pot for our anniversary the past couple years. That is probably the last time I had fondue- so back in June.
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  5. says

    “We often sit and wait for the good things to happen failing to realize that we are so in control of making the good things happen on our own.” -SO TRUE! Love this. And I’m sure I’d love that cheese dip just as much. YUMMO.
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  6. heather says

    Ella loves the melting pot-going to take her for her bday next week. Never tried the spinach artichoke-sounds yummy!