Weekend Highlights

Michelle

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Cute Morgan is in the middle in that striped dress. My sister is on the left of her and I’m on the right.

My weekend was a little busy! Friday, around lunchtime, my team and I at work went to Chili’s to say goodbye to one of the girls we work with. Morgan is moving to Nashville with her husband so he can pursue his career playing drums! I’m so excited for them and selfishly super excited that I have a reason to visit Nashville now! Morgan, I know you’ll read this so I love you & I wish you two all the best!

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Misty’s the tall beauty in the middle with a striped dress. (I sense a theme)

Friday night, we celebrated my friend Misty’s birthday at Buca di Beppo. We had a blast laughing and talking about work shenanigans and our normal crazy conversations. These girls are great!

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Dave & Buster’s has this VR Jurassic Park game but I can’t tell you how it was since my video turned white the whole time. I couldn’t see a thing.

Saturday morning, my sister and I had to take our Cognitive Psychology final so we had to get up super early for that. Then we came home and napped for a few hours (score!). That night, Cody and I went to dinner at Market Street Grill and we decided to hit up Dave & Buster’s for some arcade games! By the way, Space Invaders is the greatest game and your girl here has won the 500 ticket bonus TWICE. Just saying.

Sunday was spent with the family doing absolutely nothing but playing video games and watching movies so it was a great day!

Steph

I got back from my trip to Minnesota on Saturday and I will make sure to do a post about it this week. It was a fun trip but I’m glad to be back home. I spent Sunday getting organized again and ready for the new week.

I had forgotten that I made plans with my friend Alicia for breakfast but luckily she texted me early that morning and reminded me. We met up in downtown Salt Lake at this cute little place called Rye. I just got a simple egg, potato, and bacon breakfast but it was really good! I love my eggs over medium but I get nervous ordering them at restaurants because a lot of the time they end up overcooked. They were perfectly cooked though when they brought out my food! Definitely a place I will try again. Just be careful because it’s easy to miss from the street.

I had big plans to go on a scenic bike ride but I got sidetracked by Grey’s Anatomy. Don’t ask me how many times I’ve watched it but it never gets old. So I apologize but I have no pictures from Sunday because the rest of the day was spent doing laundry, yard work, and grocery shopping. I did stop by Costco because I heard about SexyModest Boutique on Instagram and started following them. They have some really cute and comfy looking dresses. I saw they were going to be at the Bountiful Costco for a few days so I made sure to run over there and grab a couple. I’ll make sure to post a picture when I wear them this week!

Cookbooks

In the last couple of years, I’ve become more interested in learning how to cook and bake. It doesn’t hurt that when you get married you get all these new fun kitchen tools. I’ve started a little collection of cookbooks and found that I love reading and looking through cookbooks. I see a bigger cookbook collection in my future and I’m not even mad about it.

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I am by no means an expert at cooking but I’ve found a couple cookbooks that are great for beginners or anyone looking for simple and quick recipes. Years ago, my sister turned me onto Shay Shull’s blog. Her blog is one of my favorites for many reasons but one of them is that she posts some great recipes and in the last couple of years, she’s been publishing cookbooks! Her recipes are so simple and there aren’t tons of ingredients to them. When I’m meal planning for the week, I always turn to her books first. You can find them on Amazon here.

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I came across Six Sisters’ Stuff when I was looking through the books at Costco one day. I bought the Dinner Made Easy cookbook and have loved their recipes as well. They are such quick recipes and for someone learning to cook, they don’t scare me away from trying them out. You can see all of their cookbooks here.

They also have a meal planning subscription that my sister uses for her family. They email her a meal plan for the week that includes the recipes (with pictures!) and the grocery shopping list. I love that you can even customize it to your family size and I think they even have gluten-free options.

If you have tried out any of these cookbooks or have some favorites you think I should try, I would love to hear about it!