Weekend Update: 9/21/14

whew. another awesome weekend. the perfect mix of productivity and relaxation.

lunch date at Panera. And it’s officially fall with the return of the harvest squash soup. <—so delicious!

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After work run.

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Saturday morning we hit up a small town festival (New Prague Dozinky days).

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And then headed up to the cities to the Mall of America. .. and of course, I had to hit up Lulu and Athleta. Details coming in a Treat Yourself Tuesday post!

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An afternoon treat from Caribou. Shared with Scott. Smile 

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The highlight of the afternoon for Luke – a new Lightning McQueen car from the Disney store.

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Oh yes. The Cheesecake Factory. It was amazing. Well, the food wasn’t very good. . .

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But all that really matters is this, right? Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake. Amazing.

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Sunday was being productive around the house + playtime.

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I was getting some Jamberry samples (<—have you tried them? If not, email me and I’ll send you a free sample!) ready to send out and Luke came downstairs to help me. In PJs and his shark hat. Adorable.

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And finished out the weekend with my first fall crockpot meal.

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And because it was pretty marvelous, I am linking up with Katie for Marvelous in my Monday!

What were you up to this weekend??

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24 Responses to Weekend Update: 9/21/14

  1. I LOVE Panera’s harvest squash soup– I want to try to recreate it! And I was just saying its been awhile since I hit up Lulu…I think it’s time again 😉
    Katie @ Daily Cup of Kate recently posted..We’re Married!My Profile

  2. I have never tried the harvest squash soup but it sounds delicious! I think I’ll have to try that next time I’m near a Panera. What a fun weekend! I had a family baptism to go to, and we had to pull out boat out of the water 🙁
    Heather @fitncookies recently posted..Sirena Taco Joint and BarMy Profile

  3. I just had that squash soup again a week ago. It’s the best! Will you be sharing said crock pot meal with us? I’ve been itching to get mine out and make something!
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  4. Nicole

    Sam and Luke could be v-tech car buddies! He LOVES those.

  5. Becky @ Olives n Wine

    Thankfully, The Cheesecake Factory has cheesecake because you’re right, their food isn’t the best… But their cheesecake definitely is!! 🙂 I cannot wait to see what you got at lulu!

  6. What a fun weekend! Cheesecake Factory = no words! 😉
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  7. omg cheesecake.. that is all…. 🙂
    cait @pieceofcait recently posted..Barre3 in the park, happy almost 4 & one NOT so marvelous.My Profile

  8. I didn’t even know Panera had a squash soup until my friend posted a picture of it the other day. I NEED to try it asap!
    Hannah @ CleanEatingVeggieGirl recently posted..What’s in My Grocery Bag + Spaghetti Squash and Eggs with CheeseMy Profile

  9. Jamberry?!! Funny, I also went to the MOA this weekend, which I never do!
    Love Panera soup 🙂
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  10. I have been itching to get out my crockpot too! It keeps warming up right before I plan to use it. So I keep waiting! I can’t wait to see your fitness gear treats tomorrow! 🙂 Happy Monday!
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    • KT

      That’s the problem with tricky fall weather. . .it was actually 81 here yesterday, but it was on my meal plan so I just went for it. 🙂

  11. I can’t wait to see what you got at Athleta and Lulu. I have my eye on a few things, just trying to hold out until my birthday next month 🙂

    Also, Luke in pajamas and shark hat… ADORABLE!
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    • KT

      ooohhh good luck holding out. .. we only get to MOA every once in a while and to use my instructor discount, I had to take advantage of being at the store!!

  12. I want to try that soup! I love Panera, it’s one of my favorite places any time of day. I put our crockpot to use this weekend too! It’s so awesome, especially as the weather cools 🙂
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