Hello, hello! This weekend is already flying by, and I feel like I have so much to share already that I decided to pop in early with some photos and blurbs.
In about an hour, I am driving over to Royal Oak for a hair appointment and then have plans to attend the Miley Cyrus concert tonight with Scott and a handful of friends. He scored tickets through work, so we couldn’t turn them down. It should be interesting, that’s for sure!
Okay… weekend highlights part one, here we go.
Friday Me Date
Thank you to everyone who came over and linked up in yesterday’s Friday Favorites! You all make me smile. And, just so you know, the link up stays open for six days so it’s never to late to play along!
Yesterday morning started early with an appointment to get the oil changed in Scott’s car. It was long overdue, so I volunteered for the job while Scott went into the office.
Somehow, I found a Belle Tire right next door to a Barnes & Noble and my waiting time went by in a flash! I really need to get out of the house and make my “office” more portable more often.
By 10 a.m., I had a Jeep for the day and made the most of it by running some errands. I made it home by lunch time and spent the day spring cleaning. The weather is perfect outside right now in the sixties, which always translates to me turning off the heat and opening the windows. For some reason, that also then makes me want to clean.
Anyways, the day also flew by and I spent the remainder of my day and night with me, myself, and I.
I got my eyebrows threaded (have you ever heard of that? I love it!), went to the gym, and enjoyed some quality time with the fur kids.
(Expect a new cardio workout up early next week!)
I also might have been dressed obnoxiously bright. It’s fine.
Since Scott was driving across the state for a work event, I was left on my own for dinner. To me, this means I can stop by the cafe on the way out and gets me out of cooking. Woot!
I ordered a fruit and protein smoothie to start, and found an intriguing shelf of pre-made healthy dinners on my way over to pay. Check it out!
I enjoyed my Almond Delight smoothie on the drive home and couldn’t wait to heat the rest up.
Almond milk, strawberries, mango, VegaMax protein, and Dynamic Greens.
It really was the perfect meal for one, and I will definitely invest in more of them on nights where I don’t feel like doing the whole dinner thing.
After a shower, I spent the rest of my night organizing my costumes for our uniform return tomorrow.
It is our very last home game of the season and I can’t believe it is already here! I’ll be sure to share all about it next week.
The Perfect Saturday Morning
Even though Scott didn’t get home until after midnight, he was a trooper and woke up at 7 a.m. with me for a group run at our church.
We are officially running in the Detroit Free Press Half Marathon this October, and are a part of a huge fundraiser hosted by Kensington called the Hope Water Project.
I am so proud to be representing such a great cause and will be back with more details on that very soon!
As a large group, we kicked off our first training weekend with 3.2 miles. It felt great to be surrounded by such a positive environment and people, and am really looking forward to spending my next six months of Saturdays training with Team Kensington.
Hungry, Alex (above), her boyfriend Alex (<- hilarious right?), Scott and I thought brunch and coffee sounded amazing and headed over to Madison Heights to an adorable mom & pop type of joint called The Breakfast Club.
Just a few days after Scott and I moved up here, we found this restaurant and always rave about it to friends. Everything I have tried is original and delicious… like this cronut, for instance!
(Jelly filled donut + croissant = cronut. Incredible!)
As we sat down, I joked that even though they have a variety of things I want to try, I just can’t stray away from my go-to: Penny’s Favorite omelet.
(Egg whites, spinach, feta, black olives, avocado, and pico de gallo with tomato slices.)
As expected, it tasted great and I almost forgot about the best part of breakfast here. Chocolate covered strawberries with the check!
Feeling more than satisfied, Scott and I were on our way home when we passed a market we had been wanting to visit for quite some time.
Nino Salvaggio Internatinal Marketplace is for sure one of my new favorite things in Michigan. Not only is the produce fresh, but the displays inside are absolutely beautiful.
Right away, Scott spotted the dragon fruit, so we had to get one, regardless of the shockingly high price tag. Just this once.
I felt like a weirdo taking pictures of a marketplace, but I just couldn’t help it. Even the beans and vegetable section made me want to buy everything!
And then there was the ginormous gourmet bakery…
Basically, I left wanting one of everything and am excited to revisit again soon. Hopefully running outside and a stop here will become our little Saturday ritual!
Somehow, I got my basket down to the essentials and snapped one more photo before leaving.
I have a feeling that was Mr. Salvaggio’s orignal vehicle back in the day. Too cool!
All right. I must get out of here before I am late for the rest of our weekend festivities. I hope you have had a great start to yours!
My husband is from the Detroit area as well, so whenever we visit his family up there, there’s always goodies from Salvaggio’s! One of my favorites is the Mexi-cali dip…so good and addicting!
Oh fun! And wow, that sounds delicious. I’ll make sure to give it a try next time!
Brie @ Lean, Clean, & Brie
I love Nino Salvaggios! It was our weekly tradition to shop there after Church growing up and we always loved checking out all of the different types of fruit!
What a fun day! I’m glad to hear that you had a great one. By the way, I love your workout capris. Who makes them?
Sounds like a busy, but fun, weekend so far!
Every restaurant should give chocolate covered strawberries with the check! 🙂
Runner Girl Eats
Those chocolate covered strawberries would have me there every day. YUM! I absolutely love pretty supermarkets, it makes the experience so much better.
The chocolate covered strawberries and the market!! Love them!! Busy but fun weekend of yours!!!