Sequins and Sea Breezes: Weekending

Weekending

9/29/2014

 
Happy Monday dolls! I hope everyone had a fantastic weekend! I spent the majority of it relaxing and I definitely can't complain about that. I will however, complain about the massive amounts of rain we are still getting. Ok Florida, it's time to get real. Although I don't see that happening any time soon since it's an 80% chance of rain today and tomorrow. No bueno. Ok enough about the rain, it's time to link up with my girl Biana for my weekend recap!

 
I'm going to start this recap by saying I officially need to go on a 30 day cleanse or something. This is the second weekend in a row I've gone to an all you can eat place and absolutely STUFFED my face then spent all weekend laying around and eating more. So it's official, in order to be cruise ready by November I'm going to make an attempt to eat cleaner... hopefully. 
 
Friday night I went out to celebrate a friend's birthday at Fogo de Chao. If you've never been to Fogo de Chao (or Texas de Brazil which was our original location but they didn't have any reservations available) I highly recommend going on a VERY empty stomach. It's a Brazilian Steakhouse where you get a plate and a little card that is green on one side and red on the other. When you have it flipped to green people with skewers of ALL the meat just come around cutting you off as much as you want. Let's just say I took full advantage of the food and I'm pretty sure I won't eat steak again for like 6 months. 


Saturday I randomly decided I need to bake muffins, don't ask me why. I also decided I was going to try to make homemade dog treats. Lately my dog has been getting sick every time he gets a treat so I'm thinking it must be something in the treats. I wanted to make the treats in the shape of a bone so I went hunting through my cookie cutter collection and ya'll.... I have a problem.
 
 
I have WAY too many cookie cutters. And I think I've used like 4 of these... After sorting through a hundred cookie cutters I watched the Wisconsin game before heading out to the craziest mall in Orlando to do some shopping. Unfortunately I was a bad blogger during my shopping trip and didn't take a single picture. I blame the MASSIVE amount of foreign tourists and their screaming kids. I'm pretty sure it was one of the quickest shopping trips I've ever had just because I couldn't deal with all the people (this is why I online shop)!
 
Sunday was spent relaxing and it was MUCH needed. I was hoping to get some pool time but of course just like the past week or two it definitely wasn't pool weather. {Side note, I miss the sun...} I cuddled with this little guy
 
 
Made crock pot carnitas and homemade Spanish rice.


And did some reading while the boys watched football. 


Yes, I've read this book at least a dozen times but every once in awhile I get the urge to re-read it again so I did. Can anyone figure out what I'm reading? {Don't judge me if you can! ;) } Did any one have any exciting weekend plans? If you got to see the sun I'm already jealous! Hope everyone has a fabulous week!

 
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  1. Lovely pictures! Your doggie is adorable <3
    Have a nice week darling.

    Take care,
    Roxx~
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  2. Are you reading 50 shades?! Fogo de Chao is so dangerous!!! You can't go there and not over eat - it's just not possible - their cheesy bread is amazing!! Sorry to hear the weather has been crap - it'll pick up soon!! Also that first picture with the giraffe -quite possibly the cutest thing!! Happy Monday love!

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  3. Honestly wasn't this weekend and the rain absolutely crazy!!! All I can say is thank goodness I have a covered parking garage! I didn't know about this cookie cutter obsession hmmmmm I think we will be at your place for Holiday cookies this year? I am doing some 21 day cleanse/workout thing because homegirl over here has to literally get her booty in motion for the Wedding so I'll let you know how it goes! Hopefully the weather will straighten up this week fingers crossed??

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  4. Ahh too much rain sucks! Hopefully it will stop soon! and I am with you on the clean eating - I need to start that ASAP. Also, I think you are reading Twilight?? haha I thought 50 Shades at first, but I'm pretty sure it's Twilight!! The suspense is killing me!

    Maggie
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  5. I miss the sun too... this is getting ridiculous. I hope it clears up by this coming weekend :-P

    How have I never heard of this all you can eat place?! Definitely going to have to check it out!

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  6. i have no idea what youre reading!! but i love a book that is so good i want to re-read it :) xo jillian - cornflake dreams

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  7. All of that food looks delicious, but I'm with you....I need a cleanse too!

    Love all the cookie cutters! You should have a holiday swap :) Happy Monday!

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  8. That is a serious cookie cutter collection and I love it!! Fogo de Chao is so amazing. I kind of forgot about it and now I want to go!!

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  9. Dang girl, that's a lot of cookie cutters! And we have a similar Brazilian steakhouse and boy it is SO much food… but oh so delicious! Glad you had a great wknd :)

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  10. is that breaking dawn?!
    I have zero cookie cutters, send some to me lol. Man all you cna eat + me is never a good idea. I am trying to eat cleaner as well to be summer ready next year lol. I miss living in a big city but sometimes i'm glad i live in small boring louisville, no foreign tourists!!

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  11. OMG why do you have so many cookie cutters haha! Love it! Yum that cheesecake and carnitas look delish!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeatsoles.blogspot.com

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  12. I have been wanting to try Fogo de Chao. It's on my list of places to try!! Fab pictures.

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  13. Looks like you had such a relaxing weekend! We've had lots of rain here in NC, but thankfully, we had a beautiful weekend. And those cookie cutters?! haha! Hope you have a great Monday!
    xo Southern Style

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  14. Ugh I did the same thing all weekend with the food!! I hope the rain goes away soon! Happy Monday!

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  15. Fogo de Chao is so good, but agree on the not eating before part. So.much.food!

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  16. It sounds like a nice weekend despite the rain and tourists. Malls can be the worst, especially on weekends. Whenever I have to go to one I always try for the middle of the week at an odd time so it's empty-ish. I seriously envy your cookie cutter collection! And, is that last Twilight book?

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  17. Where my brother and family went is south of Orlando, she's been telling me how it's raining every single day! I laughed out loud at your cookie cutter collection, so funny!

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  18. I haven't tried Fogo de Chao yet but I have a love-hate relationship with Texas de Brazil. The food is amazing but I always feel almost sick when I leave there. Too. much. food. Happy monday!

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  19. I hear ya on the need for detox. I made two batches of brownies over the weekend and I couldn't stop eating them!! Not to mention all the pasta I've been consuming lately too! I know what you mean about trips to the mall. I prefer to shop online as well. I like making purchases from the comfort of my own couch...with a glass of wine! Hope the sun comes out for you soon!

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  20. Your weekend are always so much better than mine haha! Love the pictures!
    www.kayleighskloset.com

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  21. I see the name "Edward" so guessing "Twilight"!? Never read 'em if so, but no judgement ;) Loving that sweet puppy face on this rainy day!

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  22. Sounds like a nice relaxing weekend. I definitely need to try that restaurant...I've seen one out here. That is too funny about the cookie cutters...you certainly do have a lot! How did the dog treats turn out?

    Shannon
    Clothes & Quotes

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  23. your weekend sounds fab. i'm trying to not swoon over your food expeditions :) miss your face! xo

    cheshirekatblog.com

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  24. Love reading your weekend re-caps :) This past weekend was bad for me as well. No all you can eats, but too many sweet things like ice cream, apple crumble, and donuts. Eeeeks! Time to start hitting the gym again this week I think :( Sucks that you guys are getting so much rain! We had an amazing week of weather (hot & sunny) XO

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  26. Breaking Dawn! I can't say anything as I've read that series several times myself! Looks like you had a great weekend!
    -B
    heelshandbagsandhormones.blogspot.com

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  27. Girl, I need your cookie cutter collection! Glad you had a nice weekend. Xo

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  28. The rain can get old but sometimes it's also nice because it forces you into relaxing mode! Hoping the sun comes back out for you soon! And I have no idea what book that is but I need to know if you've read it so many times?!

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  29. I am desperately in need of a cleanse as well! Looks like you had such a great weekend! Glad you enjoyed! XO

    Anna
    alilyloveaffair.com

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  30. I have never been to a Brazilian steakhouse but have always wanted to go! Hope the sun comes out for you soon!
    ~Elise @ highheelsglitteringeyes.blogspot.com

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  31. I am so jealous to see you leisurely reading! I want to do that!!
    -Hannah
    sweeterthanserenity.blogspot.com

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  32. So many cookie cutters! What book is it? I can't figure it out!

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  33. It has always rained when I visit Florida! Glad you were able to get some R&R! I hope you will check out my blog for my denim giveaway this week! www.katestylepetite.com

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  34. Please don't tell me that's a Twilight book... I saw the name Edward in there somewhere... if it I most definitely WILL judge you! ;P

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  35. That sweet puppy face! How did the home made doggie treats turn out? I've never eaten at a Brazilian steakhouse, but I always think of that scene in Bridesmaids when I hear about them! :) Hope you have a great week! xo

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