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Weekending with a little reading

Happy Monday friends! I'm certain that this weekend went by in record speed, but I'm so excited for this week! We've got a midweek date night planned and then my mom is flying up here for the month. I guess you can say we're officially on baby watch! I was half expecting this weekend to be a complete washout, but thankfully Friday and Saturday were pretty pleasant! We stayed in on Friday night and watched I Feel Pretty which was hilarious. Unlike other Amy Schumer movies, this wasn't vulgar and had such a positive message - definitely worth the rental! 
Saturday was one of those days you wish you could have year round! Perfect weather, no real plans & an impromptu dinner at Jackie and Tom's! 


We made our way to City Tap House in the Seaport. I have to say we scoped out the menu prior to going and I had my heart set on one thing, but unfortunately they had changed their menu and it was no longer an option, they did however accommodate my crab craving with this incredible crab mac & cheese!  Pretty sure our eyes were bigger than our stomach's because between that, the seriously oversized pretzel and burger we were stuffed- we split everything so maybe it wasn't that bad! 


A walk along the harbor and I was spent! But worth it to be outside and soaking up that fresh air!

I wanted to share a few recent reads that really didn't quality for their own post, but if you have a rainy day or week (like we do) ahead, these are some to check out! 
Big Sexy Love || Definitely thought this was a cute read! Olive and Birdie have been best friends since college, so when Birdie has one dying wish that she needs Olive to do for her, there's no way Olive can say no. Headed to NYC on her first trip ever, she meets a cast of characters that help her overcome a lot of her fears! There are a lot of references to things happening today, so it's very relevant and pretty laugh out loud funny! You can't help but root for Olive!
Anything You Can Do || Lucas and Daisy have been enemies since the day they were born and now both doctors back in their hometown they are vying to be the only doctor in town at the small practice. If you've seen Hart of Dixie, their relationship sort of reminds me of the doctor and her neighbor - love / hate! I think you know where the story is going, but it doesn't take away from being a good summer read! A little racy at times, but nothing that will make you blush!
The Design || So this was definitely racier than expected, but I've come to realize that most of RS Grey's books have a little bit of this thrown in there! Nothing too vulgar, but still wanted to warn you! Cameron has known Greyson for quite some time - he's older, owns his own architectural design firm and happens to be one of her sister's best friends. Greyson has done everything in his power to keep Cameron at arms length because of his undeniable attraction toher, but he decides to give her a job at his firm anyway. Cameron is not shy about sharing her feelings to Greyson and he can't resist her any longer. My favorite part was that there wasn't one, but TWO epilogues! Talk about giving you serious closure after reading a book!
Matchmaking for Beginners || I don't know why it took me such a long time to get through this book, but it was a little dull at times. Marnie and Blix are the most unlikely duo of friends, especially when you find out that Marnie is the ex-wife of Blix's grand-nephew. Blix leaves her Brooklyn brownstone to Marnie and the family is not at all happy with that! Blix saw something special in Marnie from their only one encounter, but Marnie just doesn't know what that really is! I really liked the nod to Jacksonville, FL in the book which is my hometown! It was so-so for me and I was happy that I read it for free from Kindle Unlimited! 

How was your weekend? Link up below to share! Wishing you all an easy week ahead!

41 comments

  1. Yay...officially Baby Watch!! Oh girl, you deserved such a sweet peaceful and beautiful weekend...just look how gorgeous had relaxed you parents to be look!! xoxo

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  2. What a great weekend! Can't believe it's already time for baby watch! I've been wanting to see I Feel Pretty, so I'm glad to hear you liked it! And that food! Now I'm craving mac and cheese haha! Happy Monday, BIana!

    xo, Rachel
    A Blonde's Moment

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  3. Babywatch!!! Ahhh! Glad you all enjoyed your maybe last weekend with just the two of you. I was questioning if I wanted to see I Feel Pretty (I like Amy Schumer but sometimes just don't have the patience for her vulgarity and antics) so thanks for sharing it wasn't as bad as some of her others! It's on my list!

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  4. Oooh, The Design and Anything You Can Do sound good! I can’t believe you’re officially on baby watch!! Yay!
    xo, Lily
    Beauty With Lily

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  5. Bring on the baby watch---- exciting!!!! Get those dinners and movies!! I want to see that movie now too!

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  6. YAY for baby watch and perfect weather! Enjoy every second of these last days/weeks before lil' miss arrives <3
    Green Fashionista

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  7. This Saturday really was INCREDIBLE weather! We have visited the Seaport area several times now and love it!! I can't believe you are on baby watch and it's getting so close! So excited for y'all!!

    Rosy Outlook

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  8. You guys eat the best looking food!! And woohoo for baby watch!! Getting so close!!!

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  9. Your pictures of Boston are just beautiful! This weekend did turn out to be beautiful in the Northeast, glad you guys got out and enjoyed it! Ah I can't believe baby watch is here!!

    Amanda @ Cupcake N Dreams

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  10. Ok, can we talk about how badly I want that mac and cheese right now?! OMG! And how gorgeous is your weather Saturday? I love how blue the sky is, I feel like it never gets that blue here. I need to download Big Sexy Love after I'm finishing with the new Lauren Weisberger book!

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  11. Looks like a fun weekend and that cheeseburger looks delish!
    ~Samantha
    http://goldcoastgirlblog.com

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  12. Ahhh baby watch - so exciting!!! The food pictures have me drooling - look delish!

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  13. That mac and cheese looks delicious. Yay for baby watch. Time is flying by!

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  14. i cant believe it's almost time! yay for mom coming - that is the best that she will be there for you guys :) also on a less important note i hate when i look at a restaurant menu before i go somewhere then they dont have the same things upon arrival. haha. first world probs :) have a good week!

    xoxo cheshire kat

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  15. That all looks delicious and the perfect way to get your crab fix! YAY for baby watch!!!

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  16. I have checked out Matchmaking for Beginners a few times and the plot just seems meh to me. Soo thanks for sharing your thoughts on it! :-) I will check out the others instead. Your photos are beautiful and I am glad that you guys had a fun weekend! :-)

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  17. I need some new reads so thank you for the reviews! I cannot believe that Baby Watch is here!! Seriously the most exciting time ever!!

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  18. Glad you enjoyed Big Sexy Love! I thought it was so fun and cute. Anything You Can Do is my favorite from R.S. Grey so far. Yay for baby watch - I’ll be thinking of you!

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  19. Give me all the carbs with that pan of mac & cheese & a huge pretzel - yes please!!!!
    Those blue skies!!!
    I love a good RS Grey readathon!
    BABY COUNTDOWN!!!!! YAHOOOOO

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  20. All of your food looks so good! I love RS Grey, she always makes me laugh. I will have to check out Big Sexy Love. I cant believe we are already on baby watch! SO exciting!!!! Enjoy the next week or two! It might seem long, but you are going to blink and she is going to be here!

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  21. Yay for baby watch time. I bet you are sooo excited for your mom to come into town. All of that food is making me drool.

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  22. I was so happy the weekend wasn't a complete washout either. My mom and I saw I Feel Pretty and I ended up crying at the end #pregnantproblems lol. That's awesome your mom will be here for the month! I can't wait to hear about baby girl! Enjoy your midweek date night! Sierra Beautifully Candid

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  23. Look at the beautiful weather you had this weekend!!! Oh my goodness. I just love summertime. I'm so glad your mama is coming in for you now because holy wow...you're going to have a bundle of joy soon!

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  24. Amazing pictures, you had such an incredible weekend! Great book suggestions! Yay for babywatch, God bless you! ❤

    xoxo,
    Jessica
    New post: What To Style | Instagram

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  25. I'm so excited to follow along for baby watch! And that giant pretzel looks incredible!

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  26. Yay for baby watch!!! That pretzel looks so good.

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  27. So nice that your mom is on baby watch with you. Your dinner looks soooo good. Makes me want to come back to Boston again!

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  28. That's so awesome that your mom will be able to come stay with you for a whole month!! What a blessing! I wouldn't have made it without my momma around!!

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  29. The weather and views look amazing for your day date with Gary on Saturday! The food sounds amazing too especially your crab mac n cheese, plus you two look so happy and officially on baby watch. I can't wait to see the babe! xo Emily @ Martinis & Bikinis

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  30. What a great weekend babe!!
    xx
    Mónica Sors
    MES VOYAGES À PARIS
    NEW POST: MODELISTE MAGAZINE X MONICA SORS

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  31. YAY for baby watch!!! I hate it when you have your heart set on something and the menu is changed. UGH! BUT...what y'all got looked delish!!! Have a great week! XO

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  32. fun adventure! that mac and cheese looks sooo good!

    kelseybang.com

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  33. Your weekend food pictures always have me drooling! Glad you all had a good one and how fun to have your mom on the way.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  34. It sounds like you had a lovely weekend. The food looks yummy. I think this coming weekend we will have a relaxing one. I had friends in town and have been entertaining all week. /Madison <3
    FASHION TALES

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  35. Definitely checking out those books, especially Anything You Can Do--I'm a sucker for the love/hate dynamic, especially on Hart of Dixie!

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  36. You always have the BEST food photos on your blog - I've already had a massive dinner and chocolate smoothies but I could seriously tuck into that burger, the fries or the cheesy pasta - YUMMO!! That's great that the cavalry is arriving in the form of your Mum - I bet she is so excited to be on baby watch and help you get ready! So exciting - any time now we could be logging in and finding you have delivered your little girl - BEST BEST wishes for everything over the next few days! On another note - I was just reading on another blog about the Amy Schumer film I Feel Pretty - with two recommendations I need to give that a go. I know what you mean about some films being OTT vulgar - I just had to turn 'this is 40' off the other day -s ome of it is really funny but it just gets ruined when it is too foul. BON COURAGE for the big day (just in case you don't blog before then, if you do I'll say it again! :))

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  37. Looks like a great weekend! Pretty excited for the Baby Watch too.

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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  38. You always find the most delicious looking food. Between the pretzel and that mac and cheese, I'm craving everything in these pictures now!!

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