Just wanted to post a few pictures from our weekend! We participated in our town’s community yard sale early Saturday morning. Though the weather forecast predicted 70 degrees and sunny, it was cold windy and rainy! Luckily we had an umbrella in the car and we managed to sell quite a few things. We packed up and headed home early since not many people were still shopping. By the time we went back to the house, it was still earlier than we would have usually gotten up on an average Saturday! So overall it was a pretty successful yard sale.
Once we got all dried off, the sun had started to come out. We headed to Twin Pond Farm Garden Center & Country Market to get some mums and pumpkins to decorate our house. After driving by so many times on my way to work, I always wanted to check it out but never had a chance. Now I can’t wait to go back! There was a ton of local produce at great prices, plants and decorations for the yard, and a little restaurant section. Even though we didn’t need to buy many things, we walked through for fun. Luckily DJ likes plants as much as I do!
We also stopped by Brewer’s Apprentice for DJ to pick up some beer equipment! He is upgrading from a 2 gallon extract system to a 5 gallon “Brew-In-A-Bag” all grain system. Currently there are plans to brew a coffee porter with some local coffee and he is also hoping to fit in one more batch before the winter sets in, an American pale ale.
On Sunday we relaxed around the house and caught up on some chores. I finished up some fall decorating and food preparation for the week ahead, including new flowers around the house. After seeing some red eucalyptus and wheat from Hobby Lobby last week, I just had to get it. I love arranging flowers in my house, and even though fresh flowers are beautiful I actually prefer using faux or dried flowers since they last so much longer. DJ and I arranged the mums and pumpkins from Twin Pond. So we are all ready for fall!
Tomorrow is the last day of our Whole30, and the first thing I am “reintroducing” is having a glass of wine. Mrs. Kirk brought us some delicious Cabernet all the way from Wyoming, and we can not wait to uncork it. Throughout this Whole30, I haven’t noticed much of a difference in my energy levels, which is a bummer. It was good to get a break from alcohol, carbohydrates, and desserts, which we had been indulging in a bit too frequently. Both DJ & I feel a little leaner than before we started, but weight loss wasn’t our goal; we included lots of potatoes/starches, nuts, and fruits during the thirty days. I can see how people lose serious weight on this program. During the next two weeks, we are planning on reintroducing off program food groups slowly and reverting back to Whole30 compliant choices in between.
I just have a few more things to get done tonight to get ready for our work week.
Hope everyone has a great week ahead!