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We’re Out of Cupcakes

15 Aug

And break out the kettlebell I did. I had an awesome workout today, more awesome than the last few kettlebell sessions I’ve had.

Kettlebell-20 lbs

Side Bends (20 reps, 3 sets)

Shrugs (12 reps, 2 sets)

Windmills (13 reps, 1 set)

Halos (13 reps, 3 sets)

Swings (13 reps, 2 sets)

Squats (13 reps, 3 sets)

Plie Squats (13 reps, 2 sets)

Backwards Lunges (15 reps)

Dumbbell-15 lbs

Front Lateral Raise***first time doing it with a 15 lber-yay*** (13 reps, 2 sets)

Shoulder press (12 reps, 2 sets)

Curls (13 reps, 2 sets)

Concentration Curls (13 reps, 2 sets)

Dumbbell 10 lbs

Tricep Dumbbell Kickbacks  (13 reps, 3 sets)

Reverse Fly (13 reps, 3 sets)

Tricep Extrension (13 reps, 2 sets)

Lincoln and I went to the park for an hour and walked around. It was starting to get toasty by the end of our walk and his tongue would not go back inside his mouth so we packed it up and went back home


Post Walk

 Lunch didn’t go exactly as planned today and I was not too happy about that. These have been sitting in my freezer for a while and I wanted to try them out.


Well, I thought they would individually wrapped but no dice. I didn’t really defrost them at all so I had a big block of chicken patties and no way to thaw them out (This is when I miss having a microwave) so that was out of the question. I had a little leftover chicken sitting in the fridge  from tacos the other night  so I put them on the skillet to warm them up while I had mushrooms and red onion cooking in the stove. I made a side salad of red pepper, cucumber and carrot ribbons with extra virgin olive oil, white vinegar, black pepper, salt and garlic.

When the chicken was warm I placed on the tortillas with the mushrooms and onions and some salsa. I was giving the tacos a mean look because I thought they were going to suck. Wow, what does that say about me as a person if I am mean to my food? Hmmmm..

Anyways, the meal was better than I thought it was going to be but nothing out of this world. If I had cheese it would’ve been a whole other story since cheese makes everything better. The only kind I have is parmesan or mozzarella and both would have been nasty.

My Meetup group had a meetup at Crave Dessert Bar tonight and I was looking forward to it. I’ve only been once and was quite pleased with it. And Sundays are 1/2 price cupcake days so that is a nice ending to the wknd right? Right in a perfect world but when I asked out waiter about the cupcakes he said they were already out. Say whhhhhaaaaa??!! You are a dessert bar with a specific special on Sundays and already out? He said they ran out the night before and have been really busy. This does not jive well in my book at all. Can’t they make some more or walk over to Harris Teeter?  I would totally eat store bought cupcakes and probably wouldn’t know the difference. Once he told me that, I was in a bit of a sour mood. But the arms of red wine sangria embraced me and brought me back to my normal self

But still, them not having the cupcakes threw me off and I really wasn’t in a dessert mood anyways. I didn’t need cupcakes but I had a plan of attack when I was going to order them (they come in orders of two and you can mix and match), I was going to have one there then put the other in the freezer and enjoy later this week. Most of the girls got desserts but I went with the Combination Slider platter-one mini beef burger, one grilled chicken and one crab cake slider.

This was good but not anything to write home about. I had the hummus platter last time I went and wish I would’ve ordered that again.

One of the girls got the Julia’s Child-chocolate mousse paired with raspberry sorbet- and it was so pretty I had to take a picture.

Look at the mousse spilling over the cup!! Drool baby drool.

It was good to get out and have some nice conversations but it was kind of a let down after the first time I went. The no cupcake scenario just sucked but our server did as well. He was a tad on the snippy and sassy side and while I can respect that, be nice, you’re working for a tip. He was nice at first but then when we started to order, he got a little attitude and was taking his time with everything (and we were the only table at the time!)

Dear sucky, snippy, sassy server—When I ask you politely to take a picture of us, please don’t get attitude like I’m totally inconveniencing you. Also, if you could wipe the sweat beading down your forehead that would be great since I really don’t like a sweaty sangria. 

Suck it,


Crave and Lost DC pics

18 Apr

 I went to Crave Dessert Bar tonight with my women’s networking group tonight and it was great! Sorry no pics, I forgot my camera in the car 😦 I had a Blueverry Bellini, Hummus Platter and two cupcakes—Coconut Dream and Cocoa Cocoa (yay for cupcakes being half off on Sunday!)

I do have a pic of the Kashi Go Lean Cookies N Cream bar I had on the way there though 🙂

13g of protein? Yes please!

And now for the last of the DC pictures that I got after I got my camera back yesterday (thanks again Monique if you’re reading this!)

Riley living the ruff life.

I was stoked to stop at 7-11 and get a slurpee! We don’t have 7-11 here in Charlotte and occasionally crave a slurpee.

We went to Bethesdaon Sunday morning and walked around that area. It was so cute with a bunch of restaurants, shops, etc.

We ate at Cosi for lunch, which is Panera-esque.

I had the Tuscan Steak Salad with whole wheat flatbread.

We then ventured to my coveted destination of Georgetown Cupcake. I’ve been hearing about this place for the past two years and was super psyched to try it. They just opened up in Bethesda recently which worked out perfectly.

 I got the Cherry Blossom cupcake and the Chocolate Mint cupcake plus a free Cookies N Cream cupcake.

 We walked around after that and went through this cute square with shops and restaurants.

We went to La Sandia at Tyson’s Corner for dinner.

I don’t know what this dish is that my friend got but it looked so good not to take a picture.

I had the fish tacos with refriend black beans and yellow rice.

I almost forgot about the gift my friend who I was staying with gave me…..

AND recipes of hers that she wrote out for me since she knows I love to cook 🙂

I absolutely love it!!! Thanks again friend for taking the time to write out all of those recipes, I will definitely be using 🙂

On a final note, where the eff did this wknd go? I feel like I didn’t even have a wknd, oi.