As I type this, I’m chug-a-luggin’ water like there is no tomorrow! After two days of indulgence, my body is craving it. Sometimes it’s nice to ‘let go,’ but always great to get back on track.
While this guy is in Winter Park, Colorado for a few days, I went and visited my sister up in Cedar Falls on Saturday. I needed the little get away to keep my mind of missing Mr. B so much. And my sister and I always have a great time.
Saturday was filled with shopping at some cute little shops in Cedar Falls, where I completely fell in love with a great kitchen table at an amazing vintage store. Sadly, it had to stay there since I didn’t have the $300 for it or a way to transport it home.
Luckily, there was my favorite cupcakery to soothe my sorrows over leaving behind that table! I’m sure I’ve mention Scratch before and if you follow me on Instagram, you probably saw the pictures of delicious cupcakes I posted. This place seriously has the best cupcakes and being the cupcake snob I am, you should just take my word. (or if you live in Cedar Falls, Waterloo, or Des Moines find out for yourself!)
The line was crazy long and we waited to get our treats. I got a Salty Dog and Dulce de Leche cupcake. Oh and some rather yummy pumpkin cheesecake gelato. We enjoyed the gelato and saved the cupcakes for later.
Later that night we hit up Soho for sushi and martinis. I probably just could have drunk the martinis all night. They were so yummy! As was the sushi, which I also could have eaten another like 4 rolls of. But, my wallet wouldn’t have been very happy with that. So, after 3 martinis and 2 rolls each, we headed out.
We ended the night at a bar where I sang some karaoke and had a few beers. Then it was late night cupcake snacking at my sister’s house. Perfect drunk food! And hangover food the next morning. Lol
Sunday I was going to head out early and meet Emily to hang out, but a change of plans left me in Cedar Falls a bit longer. Which meant more sister time! We headed off to Newton’s Paradise Cafe and indulged in some more delicious food. (seeing a pattern here?)
That in the middle is the most delicious potato salad ever! It was made with sweet potatoes and was amazing. I plan on attempting a recreation of it in my own home. The pulled pork was phenomenal too. It was topped with a creamy basil coleslaw and a total foodgasm in my mouth!
After fueling up on delicious grub, we headed out to do some shopping! We headed to Old Navy and found some great deals in the clearance section! Woot! I found a pair of jeans on sale for $15, but was unsure what size to grab. I knew that my 10s and 12s were getting too big, so I grabbed an 8. I headed to the dressing room and tried on a few cute shirts, then came the jeans.
Now, I know every woman out there has the fear when trying on jeans, that they’re not going to fit. Jean shopping is seriously the worse! But, these jeans slid up my thighs and I let out a “holy crap” in the dressing room as they not only went over my hips, but buttoned and zipped! I came out of the dressing room with the biggest smile on my face and made my sister snap a picture immediately!
I couldn’t believe it! I started this journey in a size 26/28 jean and now I am a single digit size. Just ONE number on my tag now. Holy Crap!!!! I’m still sort of in shock about it. Lol. Oh and I bought that cute button up too, which usually I have issues with them not fitting because of the loose skin on my arms. But this one fit perfectly!
After Old Navy we hit up JC Penny, where my sister and I both scored cute Columbia winter coats. They were originally $170 and we got them for $24! So, I’d say shopping was a major win yesterday!! (If you’re looking for a new winter coat, hit up JC Penny! They were all on sale for a steal!)
I then headed back home, stopping at a gas station for a potty break and some not so ideal road trip snackage. Once home I made sure to get in my TurboFire workout, even though it was late! Go me!
After my weekend of indulgence, I’m glad to be back on track today. I’ve already downed half my water intake for the day and had a healthy breakfast. Next up is my TurboFire workout and I’m heading to my parents house to cook them dinner!
Mr. B gets back on Wednesday and I also return to work that day. I’m more than ready for him to be back because quite frankly, I just don’t sleep well at night.
How was your weekend?