Quintessential Fall Weekend

Happy Columbus Day and happy Monday! I hope all of¬†you have the day off from work! I don’t ūüė¶ but I did enjoy the quintessential fall weekend over the past 3 days. Although we had some¬†awful weather on Saturday, SL and I made the best of it and we were rewarded with a amazing weather day on Sunday. Here is what went down in my world over the weekend.

Friday night

SL had a burrito craving so I was more than happy to stop at Chipotle on the way home to get him a burrito and myself a burrito bowl. My Chipotle go-to order: burrito bowl with brown rice, black beans, barbacoa (spicy, tender shredded beef, braised with chipotle chiles, garlic, oregano, cumin and cloves <– from their site), corn, hot salsa, and lots of lettuce (I think its romaine). Occasionally I’ll get their guac but its so heavy so I prefer to just mash an avocado at home when I want guac.

Chipotle has a great nutrition calculator on their site so I entered my go-to meal and here is how it added up:

Chipotle bowl nutrition

I ate about 3/4 of it and saved the rest for breakfast on Saturday. Yes, breakfast, don’t judge…it was amazing!

Speaking of Saturday.

It was raining, hard. SL and I decided to head up to our local apple picking farm. Apple picking season ended early due to a shortened crop season but we bough a bunch of apples from their bins, some apple cider donuts and 6 gallons of cider…1 to drink and 5 to make our own hard cider! Our hard cider won’t be ready for a few weeks though I am already anxious to try it!

While SL was making the cider, I got my hair done! Its super brown now, no blonde in sight. I don’t have a great picture of it yet but once I do, I’ll show it off here.

After the cider making, the weather cleared up and we headed to the fair! I haven’t been to the Topsfield Fair in years (maybe a decade?) and it was great to walk around and remember all the different things I loved about going as a kid. After a couple hours of walking around we left to see our friend’s new condo and get dinner with a bunch of people.

biggest pumpkin

I happily went to bed Saturday night without setting an alarm knowing I had nothing to wake up for on Sunday.


Sunday included all of the normal things, a workout, breakfast for lunch,

breakfast for lunch

(Eggs – 2 whites and 1 whole scrambled with mushrooms, green bell pepper form our garden and spinach topped with sriracha with 2 slices of bacon)

football (yay Patriots!), grocery shopping,


meal planning and cooking.

meal planning

I prepped lots for the week and made a chili for dinner with plenty more for leftovers all week.

Fun fact, only one more week until I turn the big 3-0! I can’t believe it but I also can’t wait! I am truly excited for 30.

Hope you all have a great Monday!

How was your weekend?

Did any age really bother you?

  • I really kind of freaked out when I turned 20. Not sure why, I was still a baby and having a blast at UConn. My (almost) 30 year-old-self would have told baby Emily to chill and just drink another Twisted Tea and live it up!

I Worked a Corner this Weekend

Yup, I worked a¬†street corner this weekend. But that wasn’t all I did.

Friday Night

gone girl

Date night! SL and I went to the movies and saw Gone Girl and it was awesome. Now I am really looking forward to Dark Places which is said to come out next month.


Saturday was gross! I spent some time (a lot of time) working on various blog projects then finally dragged my butt to the gym. It was nearly empty so I spent time on the treadmill and elliptical and watched a ton of Blogilates YouTube videos to keep me occupied.

Once I got home, I made a quick lunch, showered, got in comfy clothes and spend the afternoon and some of the evening on the couch with the little fur monster. She made herself I nice bed of pillows, a jacket and a scarf. A queen through and through.

khaleesi couch

After hours of being a bum, I got myself some dinner and met up with my MOH for drinks. SL and a couple of his friends (who are also in the wedding party) ended up joining us too.


I did something I have never done before…I worked a street corner…while VOLUNTEERING at a race! Iv’e run dozens or road races and have always been very appreciative of those who are helping make the race possible and on Sunday I was finally one of those people.

race volunteering

My station was at Mile 1 ¬†/ Mile 12 and all I had to do was make sure racers followed the signed and didn’t zig when they were supposed to zag. Luckily, it was a perfectly beautiful fall day and I loved every minute of my 3-hour volunteer shift. I will absolutely do it again.

my street corner

Maybe next time they will trust my to do something I little more difficult like handing out water or working the registration table. A girl can dream! After my “I did a good deed” stint I had normal Sunday things to do like grocery shop, clean and do food prep…fun, fun, fun.

All and all this was a great weekend but as always, it went by way too fast. Now time to conquer the week!

What was the best part of your weekend?