The Dog Days of Summer

I hope everyone had a great weekend! I began Friday morning with a Love Grown oat cup-turned muffin with a small mug of cottage cheese with half a nectarine. (Sorry for the poor, early morning lighting.)


The babies were cracking us up at breakfast!


Fri-yay outfit, complete with another one of my new Anthropologie tops.


I got my bangs and neck trimmed, which makes all the difference. Kroger’s free Friday product was Kraft Snack Trios. This was tasty and perfect to keep me satisfied until dinner. I did also have a banana muffin after getting home.


Our Shutterfly wedding collage was delivered, and it made me oh so happy.


I got to stay with Kaci and Axl on Friday night, and I loved it! We did a Barre3 routine, and Axl tried to “participate” aka get us to finish and go play fetch. 😉


My dinner consisted of finishing off our lemon cilantro hummus with avocado and vegetables for dipping.


Kaci made a turkey burger with barbeque sauce and vegetables. Those countertops ❤ Their place is super cute.


Special Goob! He and the cats are definitely related. 😉

Dessert was Fage with banana, mixed nuts, cinnamon, and honey.


I suffered an epic fail. I rented the Power Rangers movie but out of habit, I rented a blu ray disc. Welp, Kase doesn’t have a blu ray player, soooo we couldn’t watch it. Haha better luck next time!

Breakfast was early due to Axl taking up our pillows. He was forgiven because he’s so cute. I had Fage, cinnamon, peanut butter, Love Grown Comet Crispies, and an apple.


After getting ready, we three took some photos. Hahaha these crack me up! Kase and I unintentionally coordinated. #twinning


“Hey Aunt Kor, lemme give you a kiss.”


K Brew café au lait ❤


We met with Shannon and finalized their wedding décor order. Getting so real! I treated us to lunch at Vienna Coffeehouse. We split a veggie wrap…


and a caprese sandwich on a croissant. This lunch was so delicious!


Without going into details, Axl had an oopsy while riding in my lap. Dogs have a certain gland that is supposed to be cleared out when they use the potty, but his hadn’t been. Whoopsies! I quickly cleaned up, ran home and changed, and then I met up with Kaci at her future SIL’s house. This was another Anthro top. I love it!


Kase was sweet and gave me an organic pop tart that she had picked up on Friday. I enjoyed that later in the afternoon.


I can’t explain exactly why, but my anxiety started to build on Saturday. The noise in my head – my thoughts and fears – just peaked. I got home and upon coming through the door, I broke down. Instead of making fun of me or telling me to get over it, Matt was the very best husband. He held me, wiped away my attractive smudged mascara, and he helped calm me down to the point of laughing. I never take his love for granted.

Anywho, I then was able to make our dinner or salad with avocado and a drizzle of citrus vinaigrette topped with a chicken burger and hash brown patty.


Dessert was a smoothie topped with multigrain Cheerios and peanut butter.


Sunday morning we were woken up at 5:00 from the sound of glass shattering. We both jumped out of bed, went downstairs, and we saw our side lamp busted all over the floor. We think it was Rachel who accidentally broke it, but THANK GOODNESS for no cut paws! We cleaned it up and laid back down, but neither of us fell back asleep. We got up around 6:30 and made breakfast. This was actually my idea, which I was proud of. A smaller portion of savory oats with greens, egg, avocado, and we split each a chicken burger and hash brown patty. I also ate half an apple with cinnamon and sunflower seeds.


I needed to read this and keep as a reminder.


I left the house early to do some shopping at TJ Maxx and HomeGoods, hoping to find a new lamp. I didn’t check their hours, and instead of rolling with it, I became angry. So, this will be something I will actively work to improve. I went by Target and got a few things including some KIND minis.


I met up with Kase, and we completed 865 Fit Tribe’s Hip Hop Cardio class at Lululemon. It was awesome!! I love that they cultivated a welcoming, non-judgmental class. Everyone gave it their all and didn’t have to worry if rhythm or movement wasn’t exact. Eminem’s ‘Til I Collapse played, and I immediately was taken back to being a freshman in high school, jamming to his album. It gave me a great boost of energy. 😉 It was a perfect class! They had some mini blueberry streusel muffins and petite vanilla scones from Starbucks plus fruit salad. I had a little fruit and one each of the pastries before accompanying Kase to Anthropologie. She got the yellow sweater and a cute copper wire basket.

I saw this chair and fell in love immediately. Too bad it was $898. Yikes, but I’m sure worth it given the time and effort put into it!


I didn’t find a lamp but had to resist so many mugs at Anthro, TJ Maxx, and HomeGoods. Loved this one!


I found some great food and this cute new bowl for the babies’ water.


I shopped at Kroger then came home for a much-needed shower.

Beet chips flavored with goat cheese dipped into white bean and pine nut hummus, carrots, and a radish. This was my late lunch. Jackson’s pose!


Matt was a sweetie and went to Aldi with me. We stocked up then I roasted a huge pan of vegetables. I topped them on leafy romaine, wild rice, pinto beans, an taziki.


I made Simple Mills chocolate muffins as well.


I went on a 30-minute walk and noted that our crepe myrtle out front is blooming nicely. Love this color.


We both made a smoothie and split a muffin. It’s a little dry but overall is tasty.


Jackson exuded all of our mood with Monday looming. Hahahaha


He’s so cute!! We clipped his claws after this, and he was not a happy camper! But he forgave us quickly.


Wishing you all a successful and enjoyable week ahead!


6 thoughts on “The Dog Days of Summer

  1. Loved all of this- such fun times and goodness gracious you have the cutest animals on the planet. Also, I need that coffee mug. I am so glad you have Matt in those times- I don’t know what I would do without DJ when that anxiety sneaks up. It never has been bad as it has been this year…. healthcare has that affect ironically, lol. I’m sure you understand! Thanks for sharing all the yummy eats, ideas, and adventures ❤

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    1. Thank you! We spoil them all so rotten. Girl, I definitely understand, and it is very ironic. But overall, I think I’m overcoming it a little more. It’s definitely a process to get thru anxiety attacks of sorts, but I’m so appreciative when you and others share your story. It helps that we’re more open, and I believe in turn, it helps us to see we aren’t alone and will get better. ❤

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