What better way to start the weekend off than a date night?! We actually had no plans, and I texted our neighbors to see if they did. They offered to watch Mazen while we went out, and of course we’ll return the favor soon!
Since we hadn’t been to a Market St. wine tasting in ages, we headed there first. Yum!
Our dinner destination, Brookville, didn’t open to the public till 7 due to a private event, so we killed some time at Second Street Art Gallery.
And then around 7, we sat down to dinner.
Two glasses of red –
and popcorn welcomed us in.
I love that Brookville offers a Southern spin on tapas, so we decided to share a bunch of small plates.
To start – fried shitake mushrooms!
Followed by a beet salad with goat cheese and a boatload of parsley. I loved the contrast of flavors in this one!
We also ordered a biscuit. Their biscuits are PERFECTION! Especially stuffed with pepper jelly and goat cheese!
Our other small plates included this epic grilled cheese with bacon and apple
And these local sausages cooked in a maple sauce.
And this roast beef sandwich with horseradish appeared compliments of the chef!!!
We couldn’t resist ending the night with one of Brookville’s famous bacon chocolate chip cookies – baked to order so it’s hot and gooey!
Saturday morning I was up early to get to an 8am athletic conditioning class. I met two of my friends for a rockin’ class in the dark with strobe lights and all!
I had a pumpkin smoothie at the gym for breakfast afterwards (along with a how shower!) I asked about the smoothie ingredients and they normally make it with cider, so I subbed in milk instead for more protein. It was delish!
Then I met the boys and KK at the market! We walked around for a bit until KK took Mazen on a bus ride up to the mall and back! M LOVES riding the bus!!
I did some solo shopping at the market and nearly wiped out the Sweet Sandies Sweet Potato + Marshmallow ice cream sandwiches!!
I spent some time at the Girls Day Out truck – scroll down for a giveaway!!!!!!!!!!!!!
For a late lunch I brought home a crabcake sandwich from the market and paired it with…a pear!
Later in the afternoon I snuck out during M’s naptime to go to my friend Ellen’s Stella and Dot holiday trunk show.
Such beautiful pieces! I got the pair of studs you see below. They are reversible!
We had a chill evening at home and made a gumbo-y soup with sausage, zucchini and rice.
And we drank this amazing bottle we brought home from our Sonoma trip!!!!!
I fell asleep watching Portlandia!
Sunday morning we walked downtown for breakfast at The Nook! Just look at their matching coats!!
My goal was to eat a big enough breakfast to satisfy lunch as well because I had a 2pm soccer game and knew I couldn’t eat much before. Mission accomplished! I had this amazing pumpkin waffle (3/4), a bunch of scrambled eggs and several cups of decaf coffee.
We have experimented with leaving the stroller at home because Mazen likes to walk, but he still gets tired and needs a ride sometimes!
Also on Sunday: toddler bed conversion! M has started to want to sleep in his twin bed and climb out of his crib with more frequency. We felt the timing was right to turn his crib into a bed he can climb in and out of a little easier. He really likes it and took a 3 hour nap in it on Sunday afternoon!
And then my final soccer game of the season. We scored 2 goals in the first few minutes and a third just after halftime. This was a team we had lost 6-0 to in the past so we were thrilled to be winning most of the game! We stayed ahead until they somehow came back to tie us. Double overtimes later, we lost 3-4 I played 110 minutes straight of soccer and now I can barely hobble around! Can’t wait for the spring…although I’m signing up for indoor winter league too!
And now for the giveaway – Girls Day Out Amy wanted to offer you guys a chance to win this totally chic antlers necklace!
I’m lucky to be able to shop in person, but you can find Amy’s work on Etsy and news on Facebook! ALSO you can get 20% off anything on Etsy through Nov 30 with the code KERFGDO! Happy Xmas shopping : )