nice relaxing weekend (by iphone)

November 12, 2012

People, I am not exaggerating when I say that this past weekend was the first weekend in a looooong time where I have had no plans at all. I went home on Friday night practically fist pumping when I thought about how other than laundry/cleaning, I could sit on my butt and do nothing at all. ::aaahhhh::

Friday started with a little pick me up – LOVE these bars!

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Saturday started with a little run (sorry for stopping 0.08 miles before 3.0 miles).

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Followed by brunch with my bestie before she had to go to work!

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When I got home, I made a little to do list for the weekend…

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Once I had crossed some of it off my list, I sat down to enjoy my Saturday evening parked on the couch.

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I ate, I read, I painted my nails….

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(ps – thinking about doing a book review about that book. Wow. I just finished it yesterday, and I need to decompress from it first!)

Sunday started with a beautiful sunrise…

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Church and then spending some time with my momma who has been gone for a whole week. We went to the mall, Whole Foods (lunch!), and Trader Joe’s.

When I got home, I made some sort of ball concoction and finished reading the rest of my book. The rest of the afternoon included making a Mexican fiesta for the Husband and me.

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AND getting super pumped about the snow that will be falling today! (and some last night? I use a question mark because I am writing this on Sunday night!)November 11, 2012 020

Hopefully this relaxing weekend was just what I needed to power me through this next week! Have a great Monday everyone!

{ 67 comments… read them below or add one }

Katie @ Peace Love & Oats November 12, 2012 at 6:10 am

oh gosh, I forgot about the snow! I have yet to look out the window…

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cleaneatingchelsey November 12, 2012 at 6:15 am

It’s not there. :(

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Julie H. of Spinach and Sprinkles November 12, 2012 at 6:31 am

I’m looking forward to snow days about a million times more than the kids! (we didn’t even get one last year! ugh!) ….I’m also just praying it will snow some, we are in s heck of a drought….
SO glad you had a weekend like that! It makes the whole week better! :)
…update on this girl- I’m back at work (missing the little guy!) with my kiddos. My MWF daycare is amazing so that helps a tad! Annnnnd- my nerve damage? I’m still hurt :( ugh. Wondering if this is all just going to become a new normal. I’ll probably meet with my dr next week to talk.
Anywhooooo- Thanksgiving break is on the horizon! Woooo-Hoooooo! :)

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cleaneatingchelsey November 12, 2012 at 6:58 pm

:( I’m sorry to hear you’re already back at work and that things aren’t so good with the nerve damage! The things you do for kids right? :) I hope everything gets better!

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kim@hungryhealthygirl November 12, 2012 at 6:33 am

Looks like the perfect weekend to me! Love the nail color….looks very Fall. Let us know about the book. I’m always looking for a good book to read. Have a great start to your week!

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cleaneatingchelsey November 12, 2012 at 6:59 pm

It’s actually quite a disturbing book. I’m going to write a review for tomorrow.

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alyssa - life a la wife November 12, 2012 at 6:42 am

I have been looking for a new book to read! Since my commute just quadrupled I will need something to read on the train! Whats the nail color?

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cleaneatingchelsey November 12, 2012 at 6:59 pm

It’s a covergirl bronze color!

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Lauren November 12, 2012 at 6:53 am

Sounds like a perfect weekend! Glad you got your rest in now because this weekend is going to be slightly more exhilarating. :)

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cleaneatingchelsey November 12, 2012 at 7:00 pm

:) Excited!!!

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Angela @ Health's Angel November 12, 2012 at 7:02 am

Those are my favorite kind of weekends. I try and make them happen as often as possible. :)

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cleaneatingchelsey November 12, 2012 at 7:00 pm

Me too! Too bad that doesn’t ever happen! :)

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Linz @ Itz Linz November 12, 2012 at 7:08 am

ball concoction? recipe?! LOVE weekends when no plans are involved!!

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cleaneatingchelsey November 12, 2012 at 7:01 pm

haha I’ll get one up soon – it’s honestly so simple that I feel weird even making up a recipe! lol

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Jessie November 12, 2012 at 7:08 am

I’m not sure if I’m the only one who noticed how ADORABLE your slippers are!!!

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cleaneatingchelsey November 12, 2012 at 7:01 pm

:) Thanks! THey’re from Target.

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Kelsey November 12, 2012 at 7:18 am

Chels. It hasn’t snowed yet where I am in Chicago.

Booooooo.

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cleaneatingchelsey November 12, 2012 at 7:01 pm

me neither. They lied!!!

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Sara @ The Foodie Diaries November 12, 2012 at 7:19 am

I especially love the Match.com ad above your weather for the week ;) Glad you had such a relaxing weekend! I spent mine doing pretty much the same thing. There’s nothing that beats going with the flow and relaxing!!

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cleaneatingchelsey November 12, 2012 at 7:02 pm

haha I liked the ad too! :)

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Leah @ Chocolate and Wild Air November 12, 2012 at 7:20 am

I had a pretty relaxing weekend too – it was glorious! Nail painting? Check. Lazy tv watching? Check. Reading? Check. Glad we both got some much-needed rest! I am jealous of your TJs trip though…

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cleaneatingchelsey November 12, 2012 at 7:03 pm

It’s not a weekend complete without going to TJ’s!

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Michelle@Peachy Palate November 12, 2012 at 7:31 am

The ball concoction as you call it looks good, you should share the recipe :) Sounds like a good weekend and you got your run in, good woman!

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Heather @ Housewife Glamour November 12, 2012 at 7:34 am

Sounds like a fantastic weekend (a little similar to mine!) Sometimes, no plans are the best plans.

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cleaneatingchelsey November 12, 2012 at 7:03 pm

Agreed.

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Chelsie @ Balance, Not Scale November 12, 2012 at 7:37 am

I worked this weekend, but I think that I might just turn today and tomorrow (my “weekend”) into a mini-replica of yours. It sounds like it was idyllic!! Hopefully it put you a good mood to conquer the week with boundless energy!! :)

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Parita November 12, 2012 at 7:47 am

Love weekends where there is nothing to focus on but what I want to focus on!! And is that an Essie nail polish? What color? I bought one this weekend that looks identical to what you’re wearing!

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cleaneatingchelsey November 12, 2012 at 7:03 pm

It’s actually CoverGirl! I bought it on clearance last year! :)

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Kaitlin @4loveofcarrots November 12, 2012 at 8:06 am

I saw that moview We need to talk about Kevin!! It is so disturbing!! I didn’t know it was a book until after but I don’t know that I will be able to read it! I love weekends with no plans!

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cleaneatingchelsey November 12, 2012 at 7:04 pm

Um yes, definitely disturbing!!

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Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries November 12, 2012 at 8:14 am

Gotta love those occasional weekends with nothing on the agenda! So far so good for this coming weekend for us. ;)

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cleaneatingchelsey November 12, 2012 at 7:04 pm

Yay!

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Natalie @ Free Range Human November 12, 2012 at 9:01 am

That’s a beautiful sunrise photo!

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TRNO November 12, 2012 at 9:05 am

Ummm …. hate to be the one to point it out but since you’re probably teaching math in your classroom … you actually stopped your run 0.07 miles short of 3 miles, not 0.08! :)

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cleaneatingchelsey November 12, 2012 at 7:05 pm

Lol, ummm yuup! Definitely did. And I didn’t teach math until an hour later than you commented. ;) That’s what not proofreading will get me!

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Amanda @ .running with spoons. November 12, 2012 at 9:09 am

I love a good weekend without any serious plans. Unfortunately, I usually put things off during the week so that they end up piled up by the time the weekend rolls around and I have to devote a good chun of my day to running errands and cleaning :? Sundays are always wonderfully lazy though :D

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cleaneatingchelsey November 12, 2012 at 7:05 pm

haha! I never want to do any errand running and cleaning during the week by the time I get home and make/clean up dinner!

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christina November 12, 2012 at 9:20 am

“Some sort of ball concoction” – ha! I want a recipe! I’m excited to hear what you have to say about that book. I just have a feeling that since you liked it, I will also like it. That’s the way it seems to work with you and I and our reading. :)

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cleaneatingchelsey November 12, 2012 at 7:06 pm

eeeek – I’ll write a review tomorrow. I think you’d like it, but it is NOT a light and happy book. at all.

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Hannah @ CleanEatingVeggieGirl November 12, 2012 at 9:20 am

Your leopard moccasins are so cute!! I just love animal print! Also, your dinner from Saturday night looks delicious. What is it?

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cleaneatingchelsey November 12, 2012 at 7:07 pm

My cheesy chickpea quinoa!

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Nicole@ livingthesweetlifestl.wordpress.com November 12, 2012 at 9:43 am

In St. Louis they were calling for a tiny bit of snow last night but when I looked out of the window this morning there was none…I was bummed. I can’t believe it is already time to think about snow. This year has gone by so fast!

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cleaneatingchelsey November 12, 2012 at 7:07 pm

We had none as well. I’m a little sad.

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Rachel November 12, 2012 at 9:43 am

yay snow! we had snow last week.. it was nice :)

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cleaneatingchelsey November 12, 2012 at 7:07 pm

:( We didn’t get any!

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Beks November 12, 2012 at 9:50 am

I want to read that book! Please do write a review! :)

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cleaneatingchelsey November 12, 2012 at 7:07 pm

I will – it’ll be up tomorrow!

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Courtney @ Sweet Tooth, Sweet Life November 12, 2012 at 10:48 am

Hahahaha…”Hi. Are you single?”
I noticed that on my app yesterday and it totally made me laugh seeing it on yours ;)

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cleaneatingchelsey November 12, 2012 at 7:08 pm

haha! I know, right?

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Ellie@Fit for the Soul November 12, 2012 at 12:17 pm

oh how fun! I can only wish it snowed here in socal, but I think the nice Fall weather is still very much welcomed in my opinion, until I see now on everyone else’s blog! :P Have a great Monday Chelsey!

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cleaneatingchelsey November 12, 2012 at 7:09 pm

It didn’t snow here last night like it was supposed to! :(

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Kammie @ Sensual Appeal November 12, 2012 at 12:43 pm

I read that book either freshman year of high school or 8th grade in middle school… intense book, for sure!

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cleaneatingchelsey November 12, 2012 at 7:09 pm

oh wow – I can’t imagine reading it then! I’d be freaking out going to school.

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Verenique B November 12, 2012 at 1:24 pm

your getting snow??
:) my girls were asking about snow this morning but we usualy dnt get any. but since it seems like we may we in for a cold winder just mabye we will get a lil bit this year! :)

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cleaneatingchelsey November 12, 2012 at 7:10 pm

We didn’t get any. ::tear::

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Kourtney November 12, 2012 at 1:40 pm

How is the new Whole Foods? Is parking horrendous? I am so pumped that when I’m home in December I can go!!!

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cleaneatingchelsey November 12, 2012 at 7:11 pm

It’s actually not too bad! The parking lot isn’t as bad as I thought it would be!

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Jen@HealthyFoodandFamily November 12, 2012 at 4:20 pm

So jealous about your relaxing weekend. Mine started at 6am Saturday and didn’t stop until 9pm last night. I didn’t do much of anything today!

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cleaneatingchelsey November 12, 2012 at 7:11 pm

Hopefully you get a chance to slow down next weekend!

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Erica @ For the Sake of Cake November 12, 2012 at 5:17 pm

I love weekends with nothing to do! Sadly, they’re few and far between during the school year, but it looks like you made the most out of yours!

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Danica @ It's Progression November 12, 2012 at 6:47 pm

This sounds a lot like my weekend too–relaxing with no real agenda, which was much needed after parent/teacher conferences the week before!

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Amber K November 12, 2012 at 7:37 pm

My husband actually just watched the movie this weekend. I only saw the end, but I can’t imagine watching (or reading like you did) the whole thing. Just what I saw was incredibly disturbing!

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cleaneatingchelsey November 13, 2012 at 6:08 am

The end is the most disturbing part!

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Katie November 12, 2012 at 9:28 pm

ahhh that sunrise! Favorite.

Glad you had a relaxing weekend, and can’t wait to hear your book review!

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Lisa November 12, 2012 at 10:45 pm

Love those bars, loved that book! It’s so intense, but so powerful and intense. Oh my gosh, I thought about it for days after. Did you know it’s a movie now? Obviously not as good as the book, but it was interesting to compare the two. Looks like you had a great weekend! Eats with the bestie is always a good time!

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cleaneatingchelsey November 13, 2012 at 6:08 am

Yeah I’m quite interested in seeing the movie!

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Lyric November 12, 2012 at 11:10 pm

It snowed where I live haha! That means hot chocolate everyday…

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