Monday, July 21, 2014

Weekend Recap: Forrest Gump and Free Donuts!

Wow! Last week flew by, am I right? 
Luckily I had a pretty low key weekend to catch myself up...or at least feel like I did. 


A local doughnut shop was giving out free breakfast Friday morning and I don't know about you but I can't think of a better way to begin my weekend than with a free doughnut AND coffee! Score! 

That little added excitement made running my Friday errands a lot happier! 
After that my morning went by quick and since the weather was surprisingly beautiful out, despite it being the thunderstorm prime-time, CM and I chanced it and headed to the beach. 
And it was worth it!
We spent our afternoon soaking up the sun and salty air and it was just what I needed. 

We finally made it to one of our favorite beach restaurants, Bubba Gump's. Going to this restaurant was one our summer bucket list because, well, it is a summer must do! 

I had a Bubba's favorite, Pear and Berry salad. So yummy and light enough that I didn't feel bloated in my bikini, but filling enough so I had the energy to lay out and tan (Because that involves so much work). 


Saturday started bright and (semi) early at my nephew's toddler soccer class. He had a blast! 

 After that I headed over to CM's for a picnic by the lake, another summer bucket list item. Well, FL made up for it's lack of rain on Friday with a downpour for all of Saturday afternoon so, needless to say, we had an indoor picnic. Oh well!  

If you are from the South, you must know about the awesome-ness that is a Publix sub. There is nothing more beautiful than a fresh pub sub on a hot, summer day. Okay, I'm getting a little carried away, but seriously you have to try one if you haven't! I opted for the chicken tender sub today, a cult fave, and it did not disappoint, other than the fact that I couldn't even finish half of it. 

In honor of our trip to Bubba Gump's restaurant the day before, CM and I decided to watch the movie that started it all, Forrest Gump. I'm not much of a movie person, actually the (small) amount of "classics" that I have seen is quite embarrassing, so when I realized I have never seen the entirety of this movie in one sitting, we decided it needed to be done asap. It is a great movie, a little on the longer side, but when you have a summer afternoon with nothing but a thunderstorm going on, it is absolutely perfect. 


Sunday was once again a day of errands, grocery shopping, and cleaning, but this Sunday was sprinkled with a trip to IHOP for breakfast and running into an old friend at good ole' Target. Always nice!

Sunday dinner was enjoyed poolside, something I've been trying to do all summer, but the timing never seem right. Salmon, shrimp, brown rice, and veggies, one of my favorite meals! 

What's your favorite summer meal? 
I'd love to know!

Linking up with Bella and Lisa for The Weekend Recap!

Weekend Recap

As well as Lisa and Rachael for the Weekly Wrap Up!

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  1. It's always a great day when you get free doughnuts! That Bubba Gump drink and salad looks so yummy. Stopping by to say hi from the weekend recap link up!

    A Joyful Kind of Life

    1. Right?! It's the little things :)
      Thanks for stopping by!

  2. I like Forrest Gump, and checked out the square in Savannah that part of the movie was filmed in a few weeks ago. :)

  3. free donuts and coffee,lucky!!

    what a nice weekend!

    cute blog!