Monday Musings, Volume 14

Monday Musings, Volume 14

Hello, my loves! I hope you’re having a great Monday morning. I have so much to catch you up on from this weekend so let’s get started. Also, if you didn;t get to check out yesterdays article about Bora Bora you can read it here!


Emily wrote a great article on self-acceptance and embracing her looks. If you have a moment it is definitely worth a read. I think we all grow up being self-conscious about some aspect of how we look or how we act and at some point you just have to embrace it and move on with your life.

Sundays always overwhelm me and I wake up Monday resentful that a new work week is starting. ha. So when I ran across Hello Glows (one of my favorite sites) about 5 Sunday Habits For a Less Stressful Week I knew I had to read it. I am all for prepping in advance to make things easier and while Eddie and I already meal prep for the week it’s usually just for lunches and snacks. I think I would like to try meal prepping for dinners as well. If you have any advice on how to keep things fresh or some quick recipes we can do ahead of time I’d love to see them! I also really loved her idea of a brain dump! I think that is a routine I will be starting every week now!


As you know if you follow along on Instagram Stories then you know a friend came into town this weekend and I had fun plans for us every day. You will also know that I thought I had food poisoning and was worried how the weekend would turn out. It ended up that it wasn’t food poisoning after all and it was a stomach flu that I passed along to Eddie towards the end of our weekend. Oops.

Friday he got into town early afternoon so I logged offline and we headed to Barrio for some late afternoon drinks and food. I had some fun plans for the evening but he was worn out from the flight and work so we just stayed in drinking and playing games which was fine with us.

Saturday we woke up bright and early for a weekend and got ready and headed to the Farmer’s Market at the Mill Ruins near the Stone Arch bridge. It was such a beautiful morning and you could definitely tell fall was setting in. After the farmer’s market, we walked around the city a little and then headed over to Red Cow in the north loop for brunch. They have the coolest location there and even have hooks hanging from the ceiling like you’re at a butcher shop. It kind of creeped me out but it was interesting nonetheless. After brunch, we headed home to let out the dogs and spent some time having drinks and playing board games before heading out that afternoon for a street food and beer festival with Lakes and Legends Brewing Company. We spent a few hours hanging out, having drinks and talking about everything from religion to relationships and politics. Heavy stuff, right? It would be for most but we all pretty much have the same view points so everything went smoothly and no fights ensued. After a few hours of drinking, we worked up an appetite and took him to Surly Brewery for a delicious dinner. I honestly enjoy their food more than their beer and if you ever make your way there make sure to get the burger. It is amazing!

Sunday we were off to a little later start but we headed to Uptown and had brunch at a little Italian place called Amore. They have bottomless mimosas for $8 dollars and they have some of the most delicious breakfast foods. Between the table, we got Ricotta pancakes with homemade lemon curd & fresh blueberries, Florentine Eggs with melted spinach, garlic, roasted tomato over our hollandaise sauce, and a delicious breakfast skillet with bacon, eggs, mushrooms, tomatoes, onions, and Wisconsin sharp cheddar cheese potatoes. If you’re ever in Minneapolis or St. Paul I suggest you check it out! After breakfast, we headed to the Como Zoo and Conservatory and spent a few hours roaming the grounds. They have so many beautiful gardens there and the entrance is actually free.  The rest of the afternoon was spent at a 21+ arcade eating pizza, drink beer and playing old arcade games before we had to drop him back off at the airport.

Overall, the weekend was fantastic and we had so much fun. We love when he visits and we felt like this trip just wasn’t long enough. We’ll be adventuring the city in the mean time so we can take him to some new and exciting places when he visits next time!


Thinking: As I sit safely in my home in Minneapolis I am thinking about all of those affected by the recent hurricanes and bad weather conditions. If you would like to help you can donate to the Red Cross here.

Bookmarking:  I have been studying all things SEO lately so if you have any good article that you think will be helpful please send them my way.



I’m glad you had a good weekend with your friend but I’m sorry you passed the bug on to Eddie! That sucks. At least the restaurant isn’t ruined for you. (Maybe?)

Thanks for sharing my post!


I’m definitely going to need to read that 5 Sunday Habits post! My weeks have been slammed lately (sans this week because of Irma…all is well over here, though!) and by Sunday night, I’m an anxious mess. Your weekend with your friend sounds amazing – I hope you’re feeling better!

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