Marvelously Surprising

Hey guys!

I hope you all had a great weekend and your weeks are off to a good start! I’ll admit, my weekend wasn’t the best. I didn’t get a lot of sleep and like I mentioned yesterday, I’ve been feeling pretty overwhelmed lately. Baaaaa-HUT thanks to the lovely Katie, I’m ready to make the MOST out of this Monday with a fresh start and a look back to all the marvelous things that DID happen this weekend!

Marvelous things like…


Getting all dolled up for a night out with the besties!


Rockin’ leggings and boots all weekend long!

Seriously guys, I put on jeans Friday morning to go run errands and could not WAIT to get home to get those constricting bastages off! And the best part about these leggings? They’re lined with fleece! The man-friend bought them for me last year, but I didn’t get a chance to wear them until now. Yep, definitely gonna be picking me up about 50 more of these babies! 😀

Me & The Man-Friend

The man-friend coming to ME!

Recycled pic, but still! The man-friend had something he had to tend to in Clarksville on Saturday afternoon, so afterward, he came over and we spent the rest of the day together. I typically drive to Nashville every weekend to see him so it was nice to change it up a bit!

Panera Bread Harvest Wheatberry Salad & Autumn Squash Soup

Incredible soup & salad!

It’s been forever since I’ve been to Panera so when the man-friend said he was in the mood for soup on Saturday, I knew exactly where we needed to go. I ordered the Turkey Harvest Wheat Berry Salad and the Autumn Squash Soup! While the soup was a little sweeter than I would have liked, the salad was great!

Panera Bread Spinach Power Salad & Chicken Wild Rice StewNinja bites!

The man-friend ordered the Spinach Power Salad and the Chicken & Wild Rice Stew and of course I helped myself to a bite of each! That salad is where it’s AT people…crispy onions, mushrooms, and an amazing onion vinaigrette!

Panera Bread Chocolate Babka Dessert

Dessert for two!

They were also running a little special so we got a dessert from the bakery for only 99 cents! We chose the chocolate babka and were both really impressed with it…not overly sweet and perfectly doughy…like a cinnamon roll only with chocolate!

Big Lots Art

Retail therapy!

After finishing up with lunch THE MAN-FRIEND suggested we go to Big Lots and well, since I always try to be a good woman-friend, I willingly obliged! 😉 After a good hour and a half of roaming all the aisles at least 2-3 times, I came out with a few foodie items and THESE awesome geometric prints! And guess what! They rang up for HALF OFF!

*happy dance*


A fuzzy friend!

Luckily it warmed up a bit outside yesterday and I was able to knock something off the to-do list by finally getting the yard mowed! I popped in my headphones and got to work and as I got sucked into the music, I was reminded how much I actually LIKE mowing the grass! Afterwards, I was sweeping off the porch and I happened upon this little guy!
Ain’t he cute?!

Unexpected insight!

While I was working in the yard, this song came on Pandora and after one line literally stopped me in my tracks, I started listening to the rest of the lyrics and I just had to share some of my favorites…

We ain’t picture perfect but we worth the picture still.
…No need to fix what God already put his paint brush on.
You keep falling victim cause you’re insecure
And when I tell you that you’re beautiful you can’t be sure.
So all you see is what you lacking, not what you packing.
…Cause what’s real is something that the eyes can’t see.

I’ll admit, much of my bad weekend was just me being in my head and bringing myself down. I really needed to hear these words to remind me that I’m the same girl who was  flashing her ASS-ets all over this blog just a week ago. And speaking of…


The MOST marvelous thing from this weekend was finally getting a chance to read through all of your wonderful comments on last Sunday’s post! It warmed my heart to see you guys loving and appreciating your bodies and really helped to pick me up when I was feeling down. Seriously, THIS is why I blog…I love you guys SO much!

What’s the most marvelous thing from your weekend?

What’s your favorite chocolate dessert?

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