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!


After work run.


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


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!


An afternoon treat from Caribou. Shared with Scott. Smile 


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


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


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


Sunday was being productive around the house + playtime.



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.


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


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 😉
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  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 🙁
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  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…. 🙂
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  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!
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  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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