Why? Weekends!

It was a lovely weekend, filled with holiday parties and festivities and some yoga too! Friday morning, I found myself at Luna Bakery & Café, for a perfect spot to have a nibble and get some work done while Jeffrey was at school.

I pretty much wanted everything in Luna’s bakery case (Um, a chocolate peppermint pot de crème? Yes, please!), but I decided on a chai latte and an almond croissant. And it was just delicious!

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Friday evening, my friend Anne hosted a warm and friendly holiday gathering at her new house, with plenty of wine…

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…lots of laughs (and selfies)…

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…and a gift exchange that netted me a great pair of earrings from Lucky Brand Jeans. All in all, a fun and relaxed evening!

Saturday morning, we took Jeffrey to a breakfast with Santa at Cleats Club Seat Grille.

Yup, a sports bar had a breakfast with Santa and it was really very cute! The kids got to write letters to Santa, decorate cookies, and visit with the big guy himself.

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Jeffrey is so excited about Santa this year, so any chance to see him is always good!

From there, I met up with my friend Elizabeth for Balance & Brews at Portside Distillery.

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Balance & Brews combines yoga and beer for what is always a really fun time! We started with an hour-long flow led by Balance & Brews founder Melissa. The class was creative (lots of interesting transitions, like going from a folded twist to dragonfly twist) and I loved the theme of “Choose Your Thoughts Wisely.”

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Your admission to a Balance & Brews event includes the yoga class, as well as one beer at the brewery. I had tasted Portside’s beers before, but had never been to their actual location. I can’t get enough of winter beers right now, so I chose the Ice Cutter Winter Warmer, which isn’t too heavy on the Christmas spices, but is a nice warm-you-up beer.

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Balance & Brews has a ton of great upcoming events planned, including an 80’s night this Thursday at Goldhorn Brewery. Click here for a complete schedule!

On Sunday, we hosted Jeffrey’s second annual holiday play date. Jeffrey kept running around saying, “I’m so excited my friends are here!” He had a chance to play with lots of his friends and we had a chance to spend some time with our wonderful parent friends, too.

We had a ton of winter carnival-type games, like throw the marshmallow in the hot chocolate cup. We also did a holiday book gift exchange, which sent everyone home with a new holiday read.

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`We also had snowflake ornaments for the kids to paint and take home. We ordered pizza and salad from Marco’s Pizza and had homemade cookies too (I made these which were a huge hit). We of course had a variety of beverages from juice boxes for the kids to a huge selection of Christmas beers to a hot chocolate bar with a wide range of mix-ins like Bailey’s and peppermint schnapps.

Everyone had a great time! I love hosting family and friends at the holidays and this holiday play date is one of my favorite new traditions!

So, that was our weekend! How was yours?

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1 Response

  1. My weekend was full of SO MUCH NOTHING. I had a little guilt about it because there’s so much going on at the holidays, but we didn’t have plans & so we just didn’t make any. I finished three books & caught up on tons of sleep!

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