A Beautiful Weekend in Words and Pictures

Hello and happy Monday. May the 4th be with you!

I’m actually not a huge Star Wars person but I figured I would roll with it because its trending and I am #basic.

This is going to be a fun week with lots of interesting first time things going on but before we get to that, let’s throw it back to the weekend.

Although the weekend didn’t officially start until Friday after work, I wanted to share this amazing turkey burger I had for lunch with a few of my favorite co-workers.

turkey burger
(Turkey burger with arugula, sautéed mushrooms, sautéed onions, chimichurri with a side of fries and a pickle)

The weekend started with a cleaning frenzy in out house in preparation for having people over on Sunday. We ordered pizza and watched the Red Sox lose to the Yankees 😦

Saturday started with a trip to Tendercrop Farm. I am a big fan of shopping local ad have been making an effort to eat more locally sourced organic meat.

tendercrop farm

Before shopping I said hello to a goat, two llamas and a chicken.

farm animals

After shopping, my wallet cried but it was all worth it.

We celebrated the glorious spring weather outside and the Derby.


Sunday was glorious. I treated myself to a massage. #yolo #treatyoself And it was the first shorts day of the year!


Then SL and I got use out of our resident beach pass and spent an hour or so walking the beach. Toes in sand = happy girl!

crane beach

Post-walk I was HUNGRY. I whipped up a veggie-filled orzo salad and SL manned the grill and cooked up a ton of buffalo chicken wings that I bought from the farm.

Orzo salad and chicken wings
(Orzo salad – arugula, red bell pepper, orange bell pepper, radicchio, radishes seasoned with garlic powder, olive oil and cracked black pepper)

My nearly non-existant sweet tooth kicked in after dinner and I whipped up some Nutella cookies. They came out square. I suck at baking.

Nutella cookies

But they were delicious and I ate 2 while watching Game of Thrones. Is anyone else watching GOT? I feel like its jsut starting to get good!

Here is the recipe if you want to try your hand at being a shitty baker like me.


  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup almond butter
  • 3/4 cup Nutella
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • pinch of sea salt (optional)
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1/2 dark chocolate chunks


  1. Mix first egg, almond butter, Nutella, brown sugar and vanilla in a mixer until smooth.
  2. Mix in flour, baking soda and salt until a large dough ball forms.
  3. Stir in white chocolate chip and dark chocolate chunks until incorporated.
  4. Scoop tablespoon sized balls on to parchment lined baking sheet.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees for 9 minutes, turning baking sheet after 5 minutes.

If your cookies miraculous don’t come out square, let me know your secret!

Hope you all have a great Monday!

Emily Signature


So Much Sunday Prep

After and awesome stay-at-home weekend I am ready to tackle another week.

monday greeting

I am coming at you from my lunch break and am already ready for another weekend! So let’s briefly reminisce about last weekend…

Friday night

SL and I went a a friends house for a movie night. SL and I brought things to make dinner and they provided wine and snacks and the backyard to watch the movie.  When watched Inglorious Basterds outside sitting fireside and roasted marshmallows. It was a perfectly relaxing Friday night.


One word – kayaking!


We spent the day out on the water with the same friends we hung out on Friday night. It ended up being a perfect kayak day, slight breeze, warm and sunny but not too hot! It was such a relaxing yet active way to spend the day.

SL Kayaking

There’s SL in his missile of a kayak.

Kayak selfie

Kayaking selfie…don’t hate.

Saturday Night

After being out on the water for hours SL and I had to rush home, pull ourselves together and head out to an engagement party then straight from there I was off to a bridal shower. Both were fantastic and I was having so much fun with friends that I totally blanked on taking pictures.


Beach day! SL and I once again met up with the same couple we hung out with on Friday night and Saturday at the beach. The guys played volleyball for hours while the girls hung out and read magazines (well at least I did).

beach day

Note the sweet photo bomb…

After the beach SL had his Fantasy Football league over for their draft party. I hung out in the kitchen and did lots of food prep for the week.

Sunday Food Prep

  • Cut a watermelon
  • Cut up strawberries
  • Made chili
  • Made a blender juice for breakfast this morning
  • Chopped veggies
  • Poached chicken for dinner tonight (unpictured)
  • Then made a soup out of the chicken stock (unpictured)

And now, back to work!

What was the best part about your weekend?

  • I can’t pick…everything was awesome!