Weekend Sunshine_XX

Goooood evening, my friends! I hope you all had a fun weekend! As previously mentioned, Rob and I headed to Maine with Molly, George, Sarah & Jimmy. Let me just start out by saying that Maine is really good for mental health! After the hectic holiday season and the slow, almost sluggish start into the new year... a relaxing weekend away with good friends is exactly what was needed. It didn't hurt that Molly & George were the most incredible hosts. Lots of delicious food, great wine, outdoor activities, shopping and most importantly... a whole lot of laughs! I'm kicking off the week feeling revitalized and refreshed!

We spent some time talking about our 'weekly routines' which I always find so interesting! I have to say that I was really inspired by Sarah & Jimmy's routine of writing out their daily dinners at the beginning of the week. I've mentioned before that I don't necessarily like doing a 'Sunday Food Prep' because 1) I enjoy cooking at night and 2) I like to eat what I am craving. What I like about what Sarah and Jimmy do is it's more open to modifications. So for example, if I'm planning on making fish and green beans, I could make potatoes OR quinoa to go with it. I think it also forces creativity in the kitchen, ensures all produce and meats are being used (instead of wasted), and of course, ensures a healthy meal every night. I think I might give it a shot! Stay tuned for an update later this week.

So, as you may have seen on my instagram, the two couples were instantly greeted with these incredible, monogrammed totes from L.L. Bean (FUNFITFLAVOR YEAH!!! #FFF). Molly went above and beyond - it was an incredibly warm welcome and as Rob says "Great, now you can cut back from 3 bags to just 1!" Score! As the night progressed, we ate pizza, drank wine/beer and caught up on life.

I'm kind of obsessed with Hinkley.

The next morning, we were incredibly balanced by eating chocolate croissants and going for a hike in the freezing cold! (unbeknownst to me that it was cold as I completely overdressed in fear of freezing)

We came back, showered, and got ready to go to lunch and hit the outlets then Maine Beer Company and then back to the house for an EXTREMELY DELICIOUS dinner.

Life chats by the fire.

And I even made my step goal! All about that balance, about that balance.

We had another great brunch the next morning and then packed up to go home and watch the PATS! The weekend was pure perfection. Huge thanks to Molly and George for hosting us in the most relaxing place in Maine!

Have a great week! xo