Monday, September 28, 2015

Weekend Happenings

Happy Monday!

Our weekend was pretty nonstop (hence the afternoon post), but it was a good nonstop.  The weather was beautiful - we've been experiencing an Indian summer with temps in the 80's, which is pretty warm for Michigan this time of year.  Today is probably our last day of it though, but that's okay because then I get to break out all of my fall clothes ;)

Speaking of fall clothes... I wore my new sweater + skirt combo on Friday night... and didn't even get an acceptable picture!  Blogger fail.  We kicked off the weekend by going out to dinner where I had the most fabulous salmon with Korean BBQ sauce and mango salsa that I can't wait to attempt to replicate, and I tried my first ever pumpkin beer!  I'm not a huge beer lover but the Brooklyn Post Road Pumpkin Ale was pretty delish.  


After dinner, we headed over to the theatre in town to see Chicago's improv comedy troup, Second City.  We saw them a few times when we lived in the city and they didn't disappoint on Friday either.  It was pretty hilarious and if the Fully Loaded tour is coming to your town, I definitely recommend seeing it!

A little snapchat action (@kavanderploeg) 

On Saturday morning, something came over me.  I don't know what it was or who might of influenced it, but I woke up and actually thought it would be FUN to go running.  So strange, so very unlike me.  We downloaded a couch to 5k app, threw on our shoes, leashed Brady up and off we went before I could change my mind.  We ran/walked for 30 minutes and like, I actually enjoyed it.  Very weird, but it's probably a good idea to have a healthy hobby considering how much I love my desserts, ha.

My family came into visit that afternoon and we had lunch and then another first happened: we went golfing!  We went to a par 3 course and I actually played 11 holes of golf.  Things were pretty rough at first, but slowly improved throughout the day.  As in, I didn't whiff the ball 10 times before actually making contact ;)  I have a llllooonnnngggg way to go in terms of getting better, but I'm excited to play again!  Another healthy hobby!

tee // jeans // shoes

Sunday was a busy just full of errands.  We went to church for the first time in months, powered-washed our house, took Brady to the dog park, we both got new tennis shoes, and we tried out a new (to us) local brewery where I tried another pumpkin ale - Brooklyn was better though.  What are your favorite pumpkin beers?


Oh, and the cider mill!  I didn't realize they closed at 6pm and we rolled in there at 5:55pm so needless to say apple picking is to be rescheduled.  But we did manage to grab the good stuff - apple cider and donuts. We ended the weekend on the couch, eating donuts and bosco sticks (remember those?! thank goodness we 'run' now ;)), watching football and checking out the blood moon which we had the perfect view for! 


And Brady had the comfiest seat on the couch, of course.  Hope you all had a great weekend, too!

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  1. Looks like a fabulous weekend, lady! Love your outfit, as always fashion queen. Good for you for going running, sometimes it takes a RANDOM whim to get restarted with fitness. Keep it up girl, proud of you :)!

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  2. Sounds like a fabulous weekend - golf, apple cider, and snuggles with the pupper! And yay for running, when I was training for the 5k last spring it was a struggle to get out there and hit the pavement. Keep it up gurlie <3

    Green Fashionista

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  3. It sounds like you had a great week - and I love couch to 5k! - Svetlana @Life With a Side of Wine

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  4. You sound just like me...I HATE running, but I have the same app, so I get excited to pretend to be a runner every now and then! ;)

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  5. Wow, it really does look like a super busy weekend! I'm so jealous you got to go to see a show at Second City! My husband and I wanted to go when we were in Chicago, but never made it. Just means Ill have to go back, right?? :)

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  6. what a perfect weekend!! So glad you're back to playing golf - that really is a great hobby to take up!! Way to go on the run too! Hope you have a great start to the week! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  7. As someone who has gone apple picking you got there just in time. It's all about the cider and dougnuts!

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  8. Sounds like a great (busy) weekend! I need it to get cooler down here so I can semi-tolerate running. I've really got to do something for exercise. So sad the apple mill was closing!

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  9. A part of me wants to break out the fall clothes, another part doesn't want to say adios to summer yet! Keith also has been trying hard to get me to play golf but I just don't think I'd be into it too much.

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  10. Yippee for going back to church - did you like the one you went to? I know you said you were having a hard time finding a good home church.
    & DOUBLE YIPEE for running! the c25k program is amazing to get you going. I'm sure Brady loved the exercise time too :)

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  11. Favorite Pumpkin beer hands down is the one from the Terrapin brewery. It is an Athens, GA brewery. If you ever see it, grab it! It is absolutely one of my favs!

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  12. I need to get your random motivation to go running because I'm not feeling it! Haha. Hopefully with the gorgeous weather lately, I will want to do it more. I need some apple cider doughnuts in my life! Can't wait to go apple picking for the first time. :)

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  13. What a fun weekend! Good for you for running. I need some inspiration on that front. Do afternoon walks with the stroller count? Haha. Maybe I could "power walk" ha! Jealous you had such a good view of the moon! Sounds like a perfect weekend :)

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  14. I wish I had seen the improv show you did! Last weekend we went to an improv club here in Omaha and it was pretty bad. :(

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  15. Second City is amazing!! So fun! You totally reminded about Pumpkin Beer/Ale. SO delicious! I need to get on that!

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  16. Sounds like a wonderful weekend :) I love pumpkin beer!!

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  17. Sounds like a great weekend! I don't know how you got the motivation to wake up on a Saturday morning and run but props to you! Glad you had fun golfing too! Hope you have a great week girl!

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  18. Definitely a jam packed (But fun!) weekend! You did a lot hehe- and great job on the running! I haven't run since my big injury back in the Spring but I'm starting to miss it. Only a little though ;)

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  19. Look at you staying all fit and healthy during the weekend! I need some of your motivation. :) Glad you're enjoying the Indian Summer temps like we are - like you said, sadly it's coming to an end tonight I think!

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  20. Look at you and all of your running. Way to go! I bought some pumpkin beer to try this week... we will see if I like it!

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  21. What a fun weekend!! Good for you for WANTING to go running, haha! I haven't had the urge to do that in a very (unexceptionally) long time ;) Maybe if we could get some fall weather going here I would be more inclined...maybe!

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  22. That weather has been great here too. Apple cider donuts sound good too, never had one though! I have seen SO much pumpkin beer in the last week but I haven't tried any of them. I'm glad that you had a fun weekend too!! :-)

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  23. I love your jeans in that golfing group shot! So cute! But of course you always look cute. Also, you guys awkward selfie is adorable. It looks like the sort of photos Christopher and I take of ourselves. ;) Also I love that you randomly decided to go running. Go you! I looove a brisk walk, but I'm not much of a runner anymore, haha! Maybe I'll wake up one day like you and decide to start again. That'd be swell!

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  24. What kind of asshole goes running for fun? Just when I was starting to like you... ;)

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  25. I LOVE the Couch to 5K app. I've started it twice, made it a week and half in and then my knees start hurting so I throw in the towel. But I really like the interval training. Hope you can keep it up! Unlike me. Glad you made it to church! That's my favorite. :)

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  26. Thank goodness we run now hahhahaa

    We love to golf, I didn't make it out to golf this year but I do have my own clubs! It's fun! :)

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  27. That was quite the weekend. I've never been golfing either but considering how bad I am at mini golf I'd imagine I'd be terrible at it.

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  28. I love the snap picture!! I think it's adorable!! That color is perfect on you, too!! Omg... The first time I played golf.... Oooomph. I feel you! The good news? It gets easier... though I NEVER play anymore. ;)

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  29. so get this -- this past weekend was the first time i've ever had apple cider!!! my husband was like "seriously? what rock have you been living under?!" hahahah.

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  30. A lot of firsts! So fun. Your salmon and pumpkin beer sounded delicious!

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