Weekend FUN!

I am so sorry I haven’t posted in a week! Or…. maybe more…????? YIKES!

I’ve been enjoying life and forgetting to take pictures! Then I remember and I forget that I actually just can’t post pictures without words lol. SO – Back at it!

These past 2 weekends have been CRAZY FUN!

Saturday (2 weeks ago) I went to a wine festival with a friend!! I absolutely love this gal so much! She is such a breath of fresh air and so down to earth! 🙂

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It was so fun to learn more about the wineries in Virginia! There are SO many!!! My favorite was Horton Vineyards — the Viognier was exceptional.

Sunday: per usual I slept in because… let’s be real. I LOVE to sleep. It is one of my veryyyy favorite things 🙂 .

Then I got ready to go Zip Lining!!!! (who gets ready for zip lining where you’re going to be flying through the air and apparently sweating like crazy because it’s 95 degrees out) – oh… Me. –> note to self: don’t get ready. You’ll need to shower afterwards because you’ll look disgusting like you did a workout for 5 hours. Woops

Zip Lining has been on my LTD’s (List of To-Do’s) for awhile now. My dad got me 2 tickets to go in Purcellville, VA anytime during the summer. So naturally, I asked my BFF Carissa. 🙂

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It was blast and a half. 😉 Seriously though- I almost peed my pants at one point because I was so nervous. It didn’t help that the guy instructors would mess with you saying you could go (push off to fly to the next zip line) then as you’re in the air they say “WAIT!!!!!” lol . I about died. Fine! Maybe not die… but definitely a heart attack about to happen.

Mid-week activity…

I went to the Jim Gaffigan comedy tour! HE IS MY FAVORITE!!!

I invited my Pops! He loves Jim too!

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Saturday morning started off with a bangin breakfast I made. I sautéed a 1/2 green pepper then added 2 scrambled eggs + cheese (because I can’t have scrambled eggs without CHZ)– while also cooking 3 Turkey bacon pieces. Yes- I have been Pescaterian for the last month- but HECK! I wanted BACONNNNNNNNNNNNN 🙂 So turkey bacon it was. 🙂

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Then it was my friends birthday celebrations in Georgetown DC. We went on a boat!!! A Boomerang boat! It was SO fun!!! We had about 20 friends to join and celebrate his birthday! I don’t have many pictures because I was having too much fun chit chatting with friends and enjoying the moment 🙂

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After the boat fun– Sunday crept up on me 🙂 Sundays are for MEAL PREP! … Maybe? Ok fine- but first go to the pool and hang out because it has been 95-100 degrees out!!! AHHHHH. So that’s what I did. Then! I went home and made brocolli, cauliflower and tofu. I am a “pescaterian” at the moment because I honestly couldn’t stomach putting a darn piece of chicken in my mouth one more time lol. YEAH YEAH – I had turkey bacon last weekend… Don’t shoot me! But I am back on the fish/veggie wagon..  TOFU it is!! MMMMMMmmmmmmm!

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And that ends my crazy last 2 weeks!!! I am absolutely going to be posting more often so please don’t hate me for being a slacker!!! I love you all! 🙂

What do you want to know about or hear about?? What did you do this past weekend?! 

Weekend Recap- Visit to Grandpa’s!

This weekend was a fun one! My mom and I traveled down to Hertford, NC on Friday to visit my Grandpa and his wife Nancy.  They live on a plantation in Hertford right on the water! 🙂 It was so relaxing and beautiful! Here are some pictures to recap!

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Brown sugar Salmon, Rosemary potatoes, & Steamed Asparagus for dinner

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Grandpa’s backyard

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Grandpa’s old Pontoon boat he sold to his neighbor

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Breakfast on Saturday morning. 2 over easy eggs, bacon and tomatoes with basil ! YUM

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Black dress from Lulu’s – similar

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Mom said – “We need a group picture!”

Grandpa said – “We should take a selfie!”

LET’S DO THIS! HAHAHA

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The Table was delicious! It had a 2 page menu that had many different options. The salad above was only HALF of the salad my mom got. HUGE! Then we got entrees, then dessert 🙂 I got the chicken and it was on point. It was a smaller venue but I think it was because they are testing the location out before putting in a permanent restaurant. Go check it out if you’re in town!

This sums up my trip to NC to visit family and have a fun weekend away. I hope everyone had a great weekend as well!

XOXO

– Meag

Peek into the weekend

This weekend FLEW by! I don’t even remember Friday! Ha!

I watched House of Cards 🙂 since I’m finally on the new season ! YAY! This show has been very difficult for me to keep up with.   We have a love/hate relationship 😉

Saturday I ran a few miles then got ready for the day.  Randomly decided to go to Bonefish— which is always a great decision!

Outfit:

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Sunday started out with 10 miles! 🙂 IT WAS A GORGEOUS DAY! Therefore, I took advantage of it! I went on a trail which made it much more enjoyable because I got to soak in streams, people watching, and DOGS 🙂

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To end the day.. my best friend made me a DIY project!! She’s the best! I’m am SO excited to find the perfect wall space to hang it!

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HOW PERFECT ! ❤

I’m obsessed. It’s so me! I LOVE it!!!!

There’s my weekend in a nutshell !

How was your weekend? Anything new/fun?!

Random Post. Set. GO!

HI!!! I’ve been MIA, I know.

I was SUPER sick last week. Came out of NOWHERE! I guess I caught the stomach flu because I woke up at 6am Monday morning and .. well you know the rest if you know the stomach flu. 😦

But I’m back!! 🙂

And HEY guess what… the warm weather is upon us!!! HIKING WEATHER! 🙂 🙂 🙂

Here is a little recap :

Food- brown eggs Food- breaky Breaky for me! Brown eggs with Flavor God (Garlic lovers) seasoning, with Goat Cheese and Turkey Bacon

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Cucumbers

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Long overdue hangout sesh with my BFF. (We did a Makeup sesh and a bar in Reston to catch up)

Now it’s time to catch up on House of Cards 🙂

What did you do this weekend?

Fun Saturday

Saturday was so fun! I drove up to my mom’s house about an hour away to hang with her and go shopping! One of our fave things to do! Not only do we love shopping– we love FRUGAL shopping! Makes you feel so much better about the purchase! Ha!

Here are a few lovelyyyyy photos of me being a goofball/trying to be fashionable.

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Black bow top / Flower pants / Orange belt/ Flats/ Earrings/ Necklace

Biggest dork ever.  Hope everyone had a great weekend!

Much love!

xoxo ❤ Meag

Gluten Free Alcohol

Hi All!

 

So this post is a bit out of the ordinary.  However, I thought it would be something people need to know or want to know for maybe a friend that is gluten-free!

I’ve been allergic to gluten now since 2007 ( EIGHT YEARS! HOLY CRAP!) — at least that’s when I stopped eating gluten because it helped all of my health symptoms.

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Since in 2007 I was still in college, I did a lot of research on what the hell I could drink if I couldn’t consume beer! Ah! So, wine is made from grapes so therefore I was good to go on that. However, sometimes I don’t want a darn headache in the morning just from 2 glasses of wine! Next would be… hard alcohol. Which ones are gluten free?

Research articles said that even though many of the liquors are made of grains (wheat, barley and rye) they are distilled so many times that it takes the grain protein out that creates the allergic reaction. I’m sure some brands are different than others though.

I’ve never had any problems with Vodka made of grains…. until NOW!

I’m not sure if I’m becoming more sensitive or that I just never noticed the effects but I bought an off-brand of vodka and drank 2 drinks of it. The next morning my face was as round as a PUMPKIN!!! SO SWOLLEN and my stomach was burning!!!!!!!  SO MUCH PAIN!

This link is a list of vodka brands that are made of potatoes, corn, and grapes.  I believe everyone has their own sensitivity with gluten.  So, just please be careful.  No one wants too look like a swollen balloon in the morning.

http://celiacdisease.about.com/od/GlutenFreeAlcohol/a/Gluten-Free-Vodka-List.htm 

Thanks for stopping by!

Do you have any reactions to alcohol and which ones in particular?

Any tips on finding a cure to Celiacs!?! PLEASE! haha