Why? Weekends!

It was another fun and busy weekend in CLE! I felt like I got in the weekend mood a bit early on Friday. I met up with the lovely Nadine for a lunchtime yoga flow at Inner Bliss Yoga. It was at once challenging and relaxing and I had a very Zen afternoon at the office thanks to the break!

On Friday night, Matthew and I had dinner with friends at Bistro 83. While it’s a bit out-of-the-way, I really like this spot. The décor is charming and the food is really good. We enjoyed a variety of flatbreads (I love the corn and fresh mozarella flatbread), as well as crab mac ‘n cheese with pesto cream, smoked mozarella red pepper ravioli, and scallops over risotto. mycollage (15) My favorites were the scallops and the red pepper ravioli. Both had a ton of flavor and were hearty, fall-like dishes. The mini dessert platter capped off the evening on a sweet note. IMG_7096 It was a fun evening of tasty food and good friends! IMG_7098 On Saturday, after some overdue pampering at Imagine Salon and Spa, Matthew and I headed to a clambake at Amanda and Scott’s house. All the usual suspects were there. IMG_7110 Amanda and Scott got their clambakes from Euclid Fish Company. As someone who doesn’t really like clams, I appreciated the variety of options available. I had a bake with chicken and Alaskan King Crab legs, along with sweet potato and corn on the cob. As good as the food was, I think most of the fun came in preparing it. IMG_7113 We had a blast eating too much and laughing too much. A perfect fall-like Saturday!

Sunday brought my friend Nicole’s baby shower at The Winery at Wolf Creek. I have to appreciate a lady who hosts a baby shower at a winery: drinks for all but one! Plus, the decor was adorable and like something straight out of Pinterest.

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Aside from the great decor, the setting was lovely as well. I can only imagine this view in a couple weeks when the leaves begin to change. IMG_7125 Another guest, Anna, and I slipped away after the presents to check out the scenery and the goats. Yup, goats, including this spunky lady who only has three legs, but didn’t let that slow her down.


It was by far the most unique baby shower I’ve ever been to and it was a great way to celebrate the wonderful mom-to-be!

Later that afternoon, Matthew and I decided to make apple cider. We have an apple tree in our backyard, so step one was picking a bunch of apples.


I used this recipe to make the cider, except I substituted brown sugar for the white sugar it calls for. The house smelled wonderful while it was cooking and it tasted even better. A perfect sip of fall!

How was your weekend?


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