Weekends are meant for good food and mental recharge

  Mar 28, 2016  |  #Travel

Good morning!

I’m still recovering from our weekend of travel but ready to start a new week. How was your holiday weekend? 

We went to Oak Island to spend Easter with my in-laws. Unfortunately, it was a rainy weekend but that didn’t damper our party! I actually welcomed the overcast skies because I took naps, I read, I watched movies, and spent a lot of time laying horizontal. It’s easy to run around and not take time to breathe at home, but it almost seems natural to take more time to breathe and relax when we’re in a new environment. Plus, sharing good food and conversation with others, and taking the time to recharge is what weekends are for, right?

beach

We stopped at Subway for a quick lunch break on the drive. I had the chopped salad and added tuna, with a side chocolate chip cookie and Diet Coke. Every once in a while I’ll have a craving for a diet soda – respect those cravings! It tasted so good, and the cookie helped power us through the rest of the driving. 

subway

Upon arriving, we headed out the back door to the beach to get a little run in after sitting so long. I did about 4.5 miles. I had the wind in my face the first half and it was a challenge! I didn’t feel great overall but I did enjoy the fresh breeze and beach smells – those can’t be beat! And then, there was minimal exercise the rest of the weekend, and lots of good food.

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beach running

We did a low country boil on the first night! Corn on the cob, kielbasa, potatoes, shrimp and Alaskan crab legs with Old Bay Seasoning. I was in heaven!

low countr boil

And some fruit, and wine, for extra antioxidants 🙂

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Octopus Ceviche tacos

 

grilled cheese
 

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pastry

froyo

I woke up like this…

beach

We colored and hid some Easter eggs for the kiddies to find – it was so fun watching them look and get excited!

eggs

Oh, and last week I had the pleasure of having lunch with Jen from PBR (Peanut Butter Runner) at Namastay Kitchen, which for my love of fresh, healthy ingredients, this place was spot on! It’s so nice getting to know local bloggers better and Jen gave me some great blogging advice!

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I’ll end with this wonderful reminder fr0m my planner: Just live ya’ll – less thinking and obsessing and more living. And, treat yoself. 

planner

PS – There’s still time to enter the Aldi giveaway for a nice $50.00 giveaway!

Do you have any special Easter traditions?

Have you ever done a low country boil?

38 responses to “Weekends are meant for good food and mental recharge

  1. I don’t have any Easter traditions now that I’m out of the house. When I was a kid we would go to the sunrise service at 7:00AM and then of course Easter baskets FTW! Your weekend looked lovely! Yummy food and relaxation is just what Jesus was resurrected for hahhaha

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