Happy Memorial Day Weekend

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Dreaming :: Of going back to NYC. The picture above is from Mulberry & Vine, a favorite spot from my trip earlier this month. I love finding restaurants that are great with food allergies. They had so many clearly labeled nut free, gluten free, and vegan choices. I seriously can’t wait to bring the monkeys.
Watching :: The Bachelorette! This group of crazy guys is going to make this an entertaining season for JoJo. Dying to see what happens…
Celebrating :: 15 years of marriage tomorrow! It feels like Don and I have been together forever, but now I know we definitely have. Both of us had birthdays this month too so it’s always a fun month to celebrate!
Reading :: Just finished The The Nightingale. My favorite line is at the end: “Wounds heal. Love lasts. We remain.” It’s about living in France during the Natzi invasion from a women’s perspective. If you haven’t read it, you definitely should.
Walking :: With Don. YES!! He got the all clear to take off his brace and start walking earlier this week. I’m beyond proud of his progress and can’t wait to take a little walk together this weekend.
Planning :: The monkeys birthday parties. I can’t believe they are going to be 8 and 11!
Making :: Vegan chickpea salad. Kind of obsessed actually. Bean loves it too so we’ve been making a double batch on the weekends. Check out my Instagram for a picture.
Resting :: Not enough. Lyme has been kicking my butt lately.
Shopping :: For Birkenstocks. Of course the monkeys love theirs but I’ve never splurged on a pair for myself. If you have them, what style do you like best? Totally overwhelmed by all of the options! Thinking maybe these sandals?

Have such a great Memorial Day weekend guys! XO

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  1. Courtney O. says

    Other tips from your trip to NYC? We are headed out for Labor Day weekend!

    • says

      So fun, Courtney. Are you going with or without the kids? My most recent trip to SoHo was really quick but we’ve been a bunch of times with the kids. They loved the Museum of Natural History with lunch at Ditch Plains. Let me think and I’ll get you more ideas 🙂