Monday, June 8, 2015


This weekend Muffin and I went on a day trip to our favorite town of Highlands, NC.  It is only 45 minutes away from our house and is at least 10 degrees cooler with about half the humidity of our little foothills town.  Throw in a free wine tasting at our favorite wine shop...and it was the perfect Summer afternoon!

We rounded out our day date with dinner at one of our favorite restaurants in town.  I'm so glad we decided to stick around for dinner because the chef made his famous caramel cake earlier that day.  He rarely makes it because it is so hard, but it so worth it when he does!

In other news, Monti and Marlie our foster labs are growing up so much!  They absolutely love to play and think they are grown dogs!  They discovered bones this weekend and stole my heart by sharing a bully stick--each one picking an end to chew.  It was completely adorable!

Sunday morning I discovered that our bananas were ripening much more quickly than anticipated.  With Muffin traveling so much for work lately, there was no way I was going to be able to eat them before they were bad.  I decided that some homemade banana bread was just the remedy for my conundrum!  Thank goodness for my trusty bread machine--just throw in the ingredients and forget about it and a few hours later you have some amazing banana bread!

As you can see, we had a very low key weekend.  There was some DVR and Netflix watching thrown in there and I really enjoyed the down time.  I took a 4 hour statistics exam on Friday night (seriously, someone remind me why I decided I wanted to get my Master's) and really needed some time to relax.  I can't get too cozy though because the next exam is coming up soon!  After a lovely weekend, it's back to reality!

Linking with BianaKatie, Linda, Erin and Ashley


  1. Mmmmm.... all that food looks so good! That's so great your getting your masters! Thanks for linking up today!

    ~Ashley @ A Cute Angle

  2. That food looks so yummy... especially the special cake!

  3. That caramel cake looks amazing! Your foster pups are so cute sharing that bully stick!

  4. Aw such sweet puppies! That food looks wonderful too!

    Alexis @ chemistry cachet