This and That

May 18, 2020
Happy Monday, friends! Dare I say this past weekend was one of the most rejuivenating ones I've had in a while. It was equal parts relaxing as it was enjoyable and of course the nice weather helped. As we head into week 9 or 10 - honestly I can't remember, of staying at home, I have been reading, watching, ordering and cooking all sorts of things and thought I'd share in a full recap here. 




We enjoyed some fresh air over the weekend at Breakheart Reservation which is just outside the city. It was so nice to enjoy some socially distant family time. Turns out we have quite the little hiker on our hands! Also, when did Sophia grow up and become a teenager?! I can't believe she'll be two in a few months!

Excuse the paper plates, but sometimes I just want to not worry about dishes! We had some left over lobster from Mother's Day, so I decided to try my hand at some homemade lobster rolls without the mayo! It was just butter and garlic and oh so delicious! I also made homemade Big Mac's and let me say - knowing they are a tad healthier than the ones from McDonald's made it that much better. Thousand Island dressing is basically a dupe for the special sauce from McDonald's in case you ever want to make them at home. 

Really grateful for streaming services right now!! Between Netflix, Hulu, Amazon and Apple TV there is no shortage of shows to watch! Most recently binged on:
  • Hollywood on Netflix
  • Defending Jacob on Apple TV 
  • Dead to Me season 2 on Netflix
  • Uploaded on Amazon Prime
  • Little Fires Everywhere on Hulu
  • Outerbanks on Netflix 
  • These two movies were actually pretty decent on Netflix - Extraction and Dangerous Lies

It had been a while since I read a good thriller / suspense book and The Housekeeper was a great return to that genre. Claire hasn't seen Hannah in ten years and unfortunately Hannah's life has turned out much better than Claire's, but that's only because Claire believes Hannah stole that life from her. Claire finds out that Hannah needs a housekeeper and applies for the position under a false name. From the truth about the past to what's really going on in the house is so twisted. There were gone girl vibes, but there was a twist I just didn't see coming.


I finally got my label maker and finished my spice organization. I also wanted to make some of my own homemade cleaning products so I ordered these amber glass spray bottles and started with an easy concotion - a little bleach and water for cleaning the door knobs and lights every day.
I'm still rocking the puff sleeve sweater from H&M and threw on a headband - felt like a new person actually putting effort into my appearance! 


I'll admit that being in quarantine has made me enjoy a glass of wine more often than normal and it's safe to say that I have found my new summer drink - Rosé Water! It's rosé and seltzer water which is actually something I would do on occasion, so this saves me a step and it comes in a can - I am sold! It's so refreshing and I'm so happy that they were kind enough to send me a pack to try! 


How was your weekend? Have you read or cooked anything great lately?

21 comments

  1. I'm so glad you had a great weekend. Homemade lobster rolls sound so good right now. Have a great day friend.

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  2. I'm with you on not wanting to do dishes. I don't think I've done so many dishes in my whole life as we've done these last two months. It's neverending. And yay for a label maker! Surprisingly I don't have one but I need to get one!

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  3. We just finished Hollywood over the weekend! It wasn't my favorite show that we've binged recently, but I did enjoy the look of Hollywood during that time and all the fashion. You look so cute in that sweater and headband! Happy Monday!

    Karly
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  4. Yes! Excuse me too please, when did Sophia become such a little lady?! Trying to soak up every second of our girls being little. Pass the rose water - YUM! <3

    Green Fashionista

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  5. I am about 10 seconds from buying an entire stockpile of paper plates. dishes will be the end of me!!! Glad you had a nice weekend! XOXO, R

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  6. The weather was so nice this weekend here too--makes all the difference! And omg we just finished season 2 of Dead to Me....SO GOOD!

    Rosy Outlook 

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  7. Looks like you had a gorgeous weekend! Your meals look amazing! And you and I would get along great... I love all things labeled and go a bit crazy, haha!

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  8. I think the best way to enjoy a lobster roll is without mayo and butter only! The mayo takes away so much of the taste!
    Thanks for linking up with us today =)

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  9. Adorable photos of you and your girl ! She's growing so big. I have the Amber Spray Bottles too and love them. Have a great week !

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  10. What a gorgeous place to hike! Looks like you had gorgeous weather. We watched Extraction and Upload...both really good. Thanks for linking up with Hello Monday! Tanya - The Other Side of the Road

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  11. We use paper plates on nights we don't want to do dishes either!

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  12. I love your spice organization- such a good idea! We use the glass spray bottles too and I keep thinking I need to get a label maker. Sophia is too cute in her sunglasses & I love the pink shoes!

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  13. Rose water sounds fabulous!! Girl, how can three people make so many dirty dishes??? That is what I ask every day as I turn the dishwasher on...again!!! So over dishes! I made a homemade big mac sauce I found online and it was so good! Tasted better than the real thing to me. Love when you can recreate favorites at home.

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  14. Sophia has so much sass and personality- she is adorable! And I love that last pic of you by the pool- you look great!! And that drink sounds SO yummy!!

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  15. What a fun and beautiful adventure! Having another person here is showing me how dishes and trash multiplies!

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  16. Beautiful pictures!! :)

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  17. You are making the quarantine look so fun with your little growing girl!!!
    I watched Little Fires, Upload & Dead to me too - I've got hollywood up next!

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  18. I often use paper plates now because so many dishes. I love a good lobster roll without much mayo. Yum. And that rose looks like heaven. I am all about Rose during the summer.

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  19. Sophia is getting so big! Do you and Gary want more children? Looks like it was beautiful day to get outside! Love your organization with the labels.

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  20. I need to add The Housekeeper to my need to read list! And we do paper plates fairly often for the same reason. Sometimes the dishes are just not worth it or maybe the dishwasher is already so full! Lol.

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  21. Coming off the weekends feeling like that is just the best! The Housekeeper sounds really interesting - adding that to the library list!

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