Make Up Monday: Date Night Friday, Sleepy Saturday and Productive Sunday

Only one more day to enter my “giveaway of sorts!”  For every $5 you donate you get one entry to win a BarkBox or MeowBox…and considering not a single person has entered over the last week your chances are crazy good ;) .)

Blogging with a new puppy and a full time job is HARD!  I don’t know how you mommy bloggers with jobs do this!!!  Cooper’s vizsla colors are truly starting to show (aka, he’s becoming a complete and utter terror…of cuteness…and energy), and I find myself wanting to do nothing but sleep when he finally settles down.  Not tonight, though!  Let’s chat about the weekend!


Friday Josh and I finally got a date night.  We went out to dinner leaving Cooper with some peanut butter.  That’s fair, right?  We ordered Shrimp and Lump Crab Bites,

Morris Tap Crab and Shrimp Bites

Buffalo Chicken and Bacon Dip,

Morris Tap Buffalo Chicken and Bacon Dip

and for my entree I got the Zucchini Lasagna Roll (which was essentially veggies wrapped in veggies covered with a tomato basil sauce) which was delicious.

Morris Tap Zucchini Lasagna Rollup

After dinner we spiced up our date night by…….going to Trader Joe’s!!  No seriously, we were so excited about this!  Trader Joe’s is a solid 30 minutes away from home now that we moved so we figured let’s just get it out of the way while we’re out so we can relax with Cooper on Saturday.  Oh how I’ve missed Trader Joe’s.  We stocked up on some easy freezer meals such as gyoza and crab cakes which will make for some easy dinners.


Saturday Cooper had quite the morning.  We started our day with his very first puppy kindergarten class.  He got put with the little dogs because he was acting all shy and reserved.  Silly Coop!  He had a blast and did very well.  After training we headed to the normal grocery store to grab some last minute items and Cooper and I hung outside and let people give him treats.  Socialization, people!  Next, we went to the vet…womp womp.  Coop Coop had to get his lyme disease vaccine and boy oh boy did it hurt.  He was knocked on his butt the whole rest of the day and his right bum was very sore.

Sad Tired Cooper (vizsla puppy) 11 weeks old

Sad pup.  On our way home from the vet Josh picked up sandwiches to eat once we were home.  I got a roasted veggie and mozzarella sandwich.

Sergio's Denville, NJ roasted veggie and mozzarella sandwich

After lunch Cooper and I laid down on the coach and took a 4 hour nap.  FOUR HOURS!!  I honestly never a nap.  Never ever.  So this was shocking yet so, so refreshing.  I was sad Cooper wasn’t feeling good but so grateful for the break.  Soon enough it was dinner time and Josh made us our favorite Slow Roasted Filet with Basil Parmesan Mayonnaise.

Slow Roasted Filet with Basil Parmesan Mayo


I will never be able to make this look pretty but I swear it’s delicious!!!


Sunday for breakfast we obviously had to have leftovers with an egg on top.

Slow Roasted Filet leftovers (breakfast hash)

Then it was time for me to get cooking!  I had decided to make some easy pasta freezer meals via The Pioneer Woman.  First one was Veggie Lasagna Rollups (I made the recipe smaller).

The Pioneer Woman Veggie Lasagna Rollups to freeze

Second one was Three Cheese Stuffed Shells with Meaty Tomato Sauce (I split the recipe between two pans – 15 shells each).

Pioneer Woman Three Cheese Stuffed Shells with Meaty Tomato Sauce

Probably should have taken this picture before I covered it with sauce.  Either way, I’m super happy to have an entree ready to go and that I know exactly what went into it.  For both recipes I replaced half the ricotta cheese with low fat cottage cheese.  I also made batches of Overnight Oats and a giant fruit salad for the week.  Later on I tried taking Cooper for a walk but he just cried and cried.  I think he’s afraid of the cars…we’ll see.  On to dinner…it was SPECTACULAR.  Josh made this Pan-Seared Scallops with Prosecco Butter Sauce recipe.

Pan-Seared Scallops with Prosecco Butter Sauce via Sur La Table

So incredible!  And that pretty much wraps up my weekend.  The highlights…amazing food and a four hour nap!

What were you up to this weekend?

Five Things Friday #26

Greek Yogurt, Granola and Banana

Hmmm…Treats and Sneaks website server is acting funky and changing all kinds of formatting.  Stick with me here while I try and figure it out.  Thanks all!   Happy, Happy Friday!  I woke up this morning thinking, “yay, it’s Friday!  I can’t wait to cuddle with my puppy all weekend!!”  But then, as I was [Read On]

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Calling all animal lovers {a giveaway of sorts}

Fallin Pines Critter Rescue Picture 1

Hi animal lovers!  So, I have a bit of a favor to ask my readers today.  One of my family members is working on raising money for the Fallin’ Pines Critter Rescue in Christmas, Florida (near Orlando).  They are hoping to raise $750 by the end of March and are falling short.  I’m hoping you [Read On]

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{Recap} Rock ‘n’ Roll DC Half Marathon Weekend

Sweet Green in DC

Hi there!  Last weekend Mom and I ran the Rock ‘n’ Roll DC Half Marathon! We hit a lot of traffic heading in Friday afternoon and got there just in time to drop our bags at the hotel and run over to the expo to grab our race packets.  We both wish we had had [Read On]

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{Recap} Our First Days with Cooper

I am Cooper hear me roar (vizsla puppy yawn)

I fell immediately in love with this little fella… Cooper is more of an angel than I could have ever imagined.  He is so sweet and yet he is so brave.  I waited my “entire” life (well, the past 24.5 years) to have a dog and he makes it SO worth the wait.  Let’s talk about [Read On]

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Just stopping by…

Rock 'n' Roll DC Half Marathon

Hello!  I have been working on a post about our first days home with Cooper for about a week now…it’s a little busy in this household at the moment.  Although there are sleep interruptions, some accidents, some puppy mouthing that makes you bleed, and our house is a mess…it’s all worth it.  I am absolutely [Read On]

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Five Things Friday #25…OMG I’M GETTING A PUPPY

Cooper Smiling (Vizsla Puppy)

I can’t believe tomorrow is FINALLY the day we will be picking up puppy Cooper.  We are wishing/praying/visualizing/etc. that he does okay in the car and isn’t a puppy that gets car sick.  We’re not going to put him in a crate in hopes that being able to easily see out the window will reduce [Read On]

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WIAW #18: The Puppy Sitter is Chosen

Puffins Cereal as Dessert with Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk and Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips

Happy Hump Day!  Only 3 more days until we get to pick up Cooper and FINALLY bring him home!  We met with a dog walking company the other day and are going to try them out.  There’s no commitment so no harm, no foul, and we’ll have a nanny cam so we’ll be able to [Read On]

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