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Treat Yourself Tuesday: May 6, 2014

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treat yourself tuesdayToday I am linking up with Becky’s Treat Yourself Tuesday link-up because I believe we all deserve to treat ourselves … and frequently.  And treating myself is something that I have suddenly become quite good at.  Hey, I’m not complaining ;)

This past weekend I treated myself with a weekend home to visit my family, boyfriend, friends, and (of course) puppy dogs!  It was just what I needed to start the month of May off right.  We ate great food, drank cold beers, and just enjoyed one another’s company.  In my opinion, those are the best kind of weekends.  My heart always feels SO full by the time the weekend is over.

I met up with one of my best friends and her husband for a drink on Friday night.  I was a “bad” blogger and did not take a picture.  Or maybe I was just distracted ;)

On Saturday I spend lots of time with my parents and puppy dogs.

weekend 5614 dog collageThese are the goldens.  Sadie is a goldendoodle and Ruby is a mini goldendoodle.  Yes, I know, they are pretty much adorable.  I might be slightly biased though.

weekend 5614 5 lolaAnd here is my sweet and pretty Lola, the labradoodle.  My mom and I loved this picture and how well she coordinated with the decor of the room.

weekend 5614 8 mom and meAfter walking and playing in the gorgeous weather, my parents and I got ready to go to my cousin’s high school graduation party.  We were loving that the weather was so gorgeous.  It was in the 70′s and we did not need coats.  That is the best kind of weather.

weekend 5614 4I did not want to fill up on too much food because I had dinner plans, so I enjoyed some fresh fruit and veggies with dip.

weekend 5614 3My boyfriend and I met up with our best couple friends for dinner and drinks.  A couple of Blue Moons, a veggie burger, and fries and I was set!

weekend 5614 collage foodMy boyfriend and I finished out the night with some beer and pepper jack Cheez-Its.  I had been craving Cheez-Its for awhile so these tasted so good.  We (and by “we” I mean “mostly me”) nearly polished off the box.

weekend 5614 9 breakfastMy awesome boyfriend treated me to a delicious homemade breakfast on Sunday morning.  He makes the best hashbrowns.  I can never make mine turn out that good.

weekend 5614 7 SadieAnd then I came home and we all rested.  That is what Sundays are for, right?  Sometimes treating yourself does not have to involve actually doing something.

weekend 5614 12 collageI also treated myself to all sorts of strange, but tasty, food combinations over the weekend.  I am definitely listening to my cravings more and while it may not always look/sound good, it normally is!

DSC_0353And we all finished out the weekend with pizza and breadsticks.  Veggie (with pineapple) and cheese for me!  I had been craving Pizza Hut for weeks now, so this treat meal was thoroughly enjoyed.

It was a fantastic weekend with lots of people, puppy, food, and drink-related treats!

Did you treat yourself this past weekend?

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  • meredith @ The Cookie ChRUNicles May 6, 2014, 5:31 am

    I am all about listening to my cravings, even if they are strange and random…And, I am alllll about avocado on toast lately as you know. What’s on yours in that picture? Is it jelly? I bet that’s good if you were craving it. My sweet tooth is taking a second seat to savory right now after the half marathon which usually happens so I just go with it.
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    • ClnEatingVegGrl May 6, 2014, 12:05 pm

      Yes! It is jelly! The avocado/jelly or jam combo has been a favorite of mine lately. I cannot get enough sweet/savory! :)

  • Katie @ Daily Cup of Kate May 6, 2014, 6:19 am

    My friend has a mini goldendoodle and its soooo cute! P.S. Love your shirt!

    • ClnEatingVegGrl May 6, 2014, 12:13 pm

      Thank you, Katie!! And yes, they are just the CUTEST :)

  • Heather @fitncookies May 6, 2014, 6:21 am

    Mmm Pizza Hut. Scratch that.. pizza of any kind is my favorite! I love that you spent time with your family. I agree I leave with hearts full when I get that chance with my family!
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    • ClnEatingVegGrl May 6, 2014, 12:25 pm

      There is just something about pizza that is SO good and so comforting, right? I swear I could eat it every single day and never get tired of it!

  • Becky @ Olives n Wine May 6, 2014, 6:28 am

    Mmm… Pizza Hut! Such an Iowa staple, just like Casey’s pizza :) It definitely looks like you had a tasty weekend and it must have been such a treat to see your family, friends and boyfriend!
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    • ClnEatingVegGrl May 6, 2014, 12:26 pm

      It was a major treat of a weekend! And yes, Pizza Hut is such an Iowa staple. I actually really LOVE Papa John’s, but we do not have one in my hometown :(

  • lindsay May 6, 2014, 6:35 am

    oh i am in dog heaven here! all so precious! and what a FAB weekend. You look great!

    • ClnEatingVegGrl May 6, 2014, 12:33 pm

      I am slightly biased, but I think they are awfully cute!! ;)

  • Kim @ Hungry Healthy Girl May 6, 2014, 7:37 am

    By the looks of that breakfast, I think your boyfriend’s a keeper! Ruby is sooooo cute and that is a great pic of you and your mom!
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    • ClnEatingVegGrl May 6, 2014, 12:34 pm

      Thank you Kim!! And yes…he is okay ;) I think I’ll keep him around for awhile, haha!

  • Danica @ It's Progression May 6, 2014, 8:41 am

    I always love seeing TYT posts! We all deserve some relaxation, treats, and pampering :)
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    • ClnEatingVegGrl May 6, 2014, 12:38 pm

      I am so glad that you agree, Danica! We definitely need to quit feeling guilty for giving ourselves some love :)

  • Jessie May 6, 2014, 8:58 am

    Mmmm… now you have me craving pizza hut. However, I’d be getting stuffed crust pizza. So good! No breadsticks will ever compare to theirs.. although, Little Caesars are pretty tasty =)

    • ClnEatingVegGrl May 6, 2014, 12:39 pm

      Stuffed crust is definitely SO good! The crust on this pizza was a garlic crust and I LOVEd it! And yes…their breadsticks are amazing. I am also a big fan of Papa John’s!

  • Jackie May 6, 2014, 9:15 am

    Adorable dogs!

    • ClnEatingVegGrl May 6, 2014, 12:40 pm

      Thank you Jackie!! I happen to think they are pretty cute ;)

  • Erin @ Girl Gone Veggie May 6, 2014, 9:30 am

    I want to steal your dogs!! They are so freaking adorable. And all the food looks delicious!
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    • ClnEatingVegGrl May 6, 2014, 12:41 pm

      I would love to have them here with me, but I don’t think my parents would be too fond of that idea ;)

  • Ashley May 6, 2014, 9:48 am

    Your doggies!! Ahhh I want to come snuggle with them! haha I love dogs – I would be the crazy dog lady with a ton if my husband would let me : ) Sounds like you had a great weekend!
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    • ClnEatingVegGrl May 6, 2014, 12:43 pm

      Haha, I am totally a crazy dog lady too! Someday when I have a house I am sure that I will have several ;)

  • Jaclyn @ BumpSweat May 6, 2014, 10:04 am

    Your food combos look really yummy! I also got to spend time with family this weekend, and we grilled veggie, pineapple, and chicken kabobs. I’m stoked it’s grilling season! And then we topped the night off with delicious chocolate chip cookies :)
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    • ClnEatingVegGrl May 6, 2014, 12:55 pm

      Isn’t grilling season the best?? I LOVE Summertime get-togethers and BBQs :) And chocolate chip cookies make every meal awesome, right?

  • Nicole @ FruitnFitness May 6, 2014, 10:14 am

    It sounds like you had a perfect weekend! You are not biased, your pups are adorable!! It’s hard to not be obsessed with the doodles with how sweet, friendly and loving they are. I’m glad you got to enjoy time with your family and boyfriend.

    • ClnEatingVegGrl May 6, 2014, 12:56 pm

      I know YOU of all people understand… doodles are the best! :)

  • Katie @ running4cupcakes May 6, 2014, 12:11 pm

    Love pineapple on pizza – it is my favorite topping ever. I love all the puppy pics – so cute!!

    • ClnEatingVegGrl May 6, 2014, 1:02 pm

      So many people think that I am weird for liking pineapple on my pizza. I am so glad that you agree that it is good :)

  • Taryn May 6, 2014, 3:20 pm

    Those Cheez-Its are my favorite! I don’t eat them often, but I kept a box in the car for all my road trips last month. And your dogs are adorable!!!
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    • ClnEatingVegGrl May 6, 2014, 4:46 pm

      It was my first time trying the pepper jack ones. I REALLY wanted the Tabasco ones (love those!) but the store I went to did not have them. These were just as delicious though :)

  • Katherine May 6, 2014, 4:06 pm

    This comment is going to be all over the place, so here I go
    1. Your mom is so cute. I love her shirt! She seems so fashionable!
    2. AVOCADO TOAST-YESS
    3. Those dogs are absolutely adorable. You’re totally not biased. When it comes to puppies, most of them are cute, but yours take the cake!
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    • ClnEatingVegGrl May 6, 2014, 4:48 pm

      Haha, that is funny because I picked that shirt out and told her she should wear it! ;) She likes to call me her “fashion advisor.” And yes…is there anything better than avocado on toast? I always sprinkle on some sea salt to make it extra tasty! And thank you!! I sure do love my puppy dogs :)

  • Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes May 6, 2014, 11:48 pm

    OK now I want cheez-its and a blue moon!! haha!!
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    • ClnEatingVegGrl May 7, 2014, 4:57 pm

      Haha!! Make it happen this weekend :)

  • Sunnie@ModernGirlNutrition May 7, 2014, 12:56 am

    Sadie is soooo cute!!!

    • ClnEatingVegGrl May 7, 2014, 4:57 pm

      Thank you, Sunnie!! I happen to think so too ;)

  • Julie @ my sweet n healthy life May 7, 2014, 3:22 pm

    Your dogs are so so cute!! That’s so awesome that you got to spend time with your loved ones last weekend! I also live far away from my parents and some good friends, so I know how good it feels to enjoy a whole weekend with them!!

    • ClnEatingVegGrl May 7, 2014, 4:58 pm

      It was SO great!! Those are definitely some of the best weekends and I look forward to them whenever they come around.

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