This week has been super busy! We got back on Monday from our trip to Asheville for our 10 year anniversary (recap coming soon!) and then Josh flew out the next morning for a work trip. The kids and I were busy all week, driving here and there – to school, activities, and play-dates. By the time I finally got the kids to sleep, I was too beat to work on any blogging. But Josh sent me a text this morning that he was able to catch an earlier flight back, and we’re all happy to have him home!
Since I’m taking it easy this week on the blogging front, I thought I’d do a quick post about 5 things I’ve been loving lately.
We stayed at the Grove Park Inn for our anniversary trip. That hotel, to me, was the definition of opulence. Everywhere we turned was another beautiful view to enjoy, roaring fireplace to cozy up to, or decadent restaurant to try. And the spa? Wow! It was amazing, and I’ve never felt more relaxed. The Grove Park Inn was absolutely one of the nicest places we’ve ever stayed before, and I’m already planning our next visit!
If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll know I’m slightly obsessed with hummus. As in, I usually have at least 3-4 flavors in my fridge at all times. Right now, my top two flavors are the Cedar’s Lemon Hommus and the Pineapple Jalapeno. They’re perfect with chips, carrot sticks, or slices of cucumber. I’ve been trying to eat more plant-based meals for lunch, so I’ll steam or roast up some veggies and dip them into the lemon flavored hummus, and it’s a perfect filling lunch.
3. Dress Up
There’s a Dress Up over in Brookhaven, and it’s become my new favorite place to pop in when I need a trendier piece of clothing. Because lets face it, my wardrobe for the past 5 years has consisted of yoga pants, jeans, and t-shirts. Dress Up has the cutest dresses, shirts, and shoes. And their prices aren’t too bad either.
Have you watched Outlander? Have you seen Jamie? Jamie, Jamie, Jamie…what was I talking about? Oh yeah – Outlander. I got a little distracted there thinking about a certain red-headed highlander. I’ve been re-watching the first two seasons of Outlander and I just love the show. Judge me if you want. I know it’s basically a dirty romance novel turned TV show. But I don’t care what you think…because I’m thinking of Jamie…
Back in high school, my friends and I visited Ponko Chicken at least once a week. We were all bummed when it closed down some time during our college years. BUT – they’ve reopened recently in a new location and guys, it’s exactly the same! From the chicken and french fries, all the way down to the ranch dressing, everything tastes just as yummy as I remembered. If you’re on this side of town, you’ve got to check it out.
TGIF friends! What do you have planned for the weekend?