Weekend Update: 3/30/14–Blends in Chicago

Happy Tuesday! I am linking up with Becky today for treat yourself Tuesday because this weekend was full of treats!

I started with a virtual running date with Becky –> we both got up at 5am and completed 4 miles.

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Then, I got packing and hit the road. Stop at Caribou in the airport.

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And picked up Melanie to fly to Chicago.

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We met Caroline in the airport.

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We wasted no time, picked up Becky and headed to Eataly.

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Afternoon pedicures –> strawberry margarita for me.

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And I finally got to meet Mitchell and see Becky’s new place.

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Out to dinner.

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9am BODYPUMP class at Becky’s gym on Saturday morning.

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Followed by coffee (latte for me!).

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And THE BEAN!

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Shopping!

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And deep dish Chicago pizza <—whoa!

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I helped Melanie do her first Jamberry manicure <—she did awesome.

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Followed by dinner at Mercadito.

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And THE BEST margaritas <—love the salt.

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I don’t think I have laughed so hard in a long time. It was a great night.

Followed by an early morning for a final breakfast at Little Goat before catching our flight back home.

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Becky and I showed off our new favorite matching scarfs from Lulu.

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Quick flight home.

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And it was so nice to see this guy again.

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A huge thank you to my blends for a great weekend! Can’t wait to do it again soon. Another thank you to my Mom and Dad for watching Luke and my husband for continuing to work on the new house while I was gone!

What were you up to this weekend?

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28 Responses to Weekend Update: 3/30/14–Blends in Chicago

  1. Awwrrr 🙂 This is such a wonderful recap! I’m so happy y’all were able to travel to Chicago for the weekend and I cannot wait until our next get-together. Minneapolis this summer?! Or Boston?
    Becky @ Olives n Wine recently posted..#29 Treat Yourself TuesdayMy Profile

  2. Jackie

    Looks like a very fun weekend! Love that nail polish!

  3. looks like you girls had a great weekend, so much fun stuff!!
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  4. Looks like such a great weekend! Mine was super short, but now I’m finally enjoying some spring weather here in VA!
    Kelly @ Kelly Runs For Food recently posted..Prepping for a long weekMy Profile

  5. That pizza looks great and we are going to Chicago for the first time in 6 weeks so that’ll have to happen! Girls weekends are such rechargers! This weekend we got settled into our new place in Minneapolis and spent time with friends.
    Carley @ Optimistic Health recently posted..First Week(end) in MinneapolisMy Profile

  6. It looks like you all had a blast…no surprise there! 😉
    Hannah @ CleanEatingVeggieGirl recently posted..Weekly Meal Plan + Mexican Hash RecipeMy Profile

  7. Looks like you ladies had a lot of fun in Chicago!

    We headed to St Louis for a long weekend, which was lots of fun too! It’s always fun to check out a different city.
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  8. Love this!! The pictures are amazing too 🙂 Miss you!
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  9. What an awesome recap and what an amazing looking trip! I had my Bachelorette Party in Chicago in July and all the girls loved the city! 🙂
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  10. So happy you beautiful ladies had such a lovely time together. Love the matching scarves btw xoxo
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  11. What a great weekend getaway… workouts, good food, time with blends. Just awesome!
    That picture of Luke is priceless 🙂
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  12. Looks like an amazing weekend!!!! So jealous of that pizza.

  13. Oh my gosh this looks like the perfect weekend! Girl talk, yummy food, workouts, dinner dates and drinks? Love it.
    Alisha @ Alisha’s Appetite recently posted..WIAW: Beautiful Day, Beautiful FoodMy Profile

  14. Awwww sounds like SO much fun!!! What a great group of girls. 🙂
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  15. Ree

    I’m heading to Chicago next month for the first time ever! Any tips on where to go and what to see? From your pics, it looks like you had a blast 🙂
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