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Weekend Away: Home in Georgia

I spent the weekend in Georgia visiting my grandmother and parents who were also in town visiting. Getting out of Charlotte was just what the doctor ordered. Here are some photos from my weekend.


I stopped at Om Yoga on my way out of town to pick up my paycheck and couldn’t resist a stop by Cupcrazed for a little treat for the road. I chose a carrot cake cupcake and it was super delicious.


A little under four hours later I arrived at my grandmother’s house and my dad had a Kosmic Karma pizza waiting for me from Mellow Mushroom. This is such an addicting combo of red sauce, feta, mozzarella, roma tomatoes, sundried tomatoes, spinach and pesto swirl.


Breakfast both mornings I was there was plain greek yogurt with honey, granola, dried cranberries and strawberries.


Lunch both days was a tomato sandwich with fresh farmers market heirloom tomatoes and avocado. I also had some leftover plantains my dad had cooked earlier in the week.


My dad and I shopped for and cooked Saturday night dinner together. We did caprese salad with farmers market tomatoes, grilled asparagus and steak. My grandmother and I had bacon wrapped filet. My mom and dad had ribeye. We had freshly baked ciabatta bread from the farmers market on the side with some salted butter.


We also baked a peach cake for dessert that was so light, summery and good!


Sullie was pretty much in heaven hanging out with my parent’s golden Sam. Please check out that drool as she was begging (bad dog!) for lunch on Saturday.


And she loves my grandmother. She did NOT want to get in the car today to go back to Charlotte and stood at my grandmother’s back door wanting to go in while I called her to get in the car. She usually loves car trips so you know Mema’s house is somewhere special! 🙂

I’m back in Charlotte now and prepping for the week ahead. I’m getting in the groove with my new job so this week should be a little more chill than the last two, which is welcome!

Hope y’all had a great weekend! xoxo

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  • 1
    hillary | nutrition nut on the run July 20, 2014, 10:38 pm

    nothing sounds more comforting than homemade peach cake at Grandma’s 🙂

  • 2
    Tracy July 20, 2014, 10:56 pm

    You are so lucky to be able to spend quality time with your grandmother. 🙂

  • 3
    Tara | Treble in the Kitchen July 21, 2014, 5:34 am

    Yay for family, getting away, and homemade food! 🙂 Looks like a beautiful weekend.

  • 4
    erin July 21, 2014, 6:45 am

    looks like a great weekend – sullie and sam are too cute together! kosmic karma was always my fave at mellow – i waited tables at mellow mushroom throughout college and when it was slow, we’d get creative with toppings or start making different calzones – the kosmic karma calzone is also awesome. ps. I bought almond-coconut milk this weekend and had it in my oatmeal this morning – perfection!!

  • 5
    Kacy July 21, 2014, 7:34 am

    That pizza looks amazing! I have really been craving pizza lately, so I’m trying a new recipe this week. The crust is cream cheese and beaten eggs— ever tried anything like that?

    • 6
      Jen July 21, 2014, 7:54 am

      no! but i’ve heard a lot about the cauliflower crust but haven’t tried that either. let me know how it turns out!

  • 7
    Julie @ Running in a Skirt July 21, 2014, 8:14 am

    Kosmic Karma!!!… YUM! I’m feeling the need to go to our Mellow Mushroom now!
    It’s so cute that Sullie loves your Grandma so much.

  • 8
    Brittany @ proteinandpumps July 21, 2014, 8:27 am

    OMG Sullie looks SO HAPPY!!!!!

  • 9
    Samantha @ The Faithful Runner July 21, 2014, 11:56 am

    Sullie looks like she loves having someone to hang out with. 🙂 Love the pictures!

  • 10
    She Rocks Fitness July 21, 2014, 12:26 pm

    I love weekends away, especially with family! It’s so good for the soul, as is home cooked meals. That pizza….DROOL. I haven’t had pizza in a while, I think I need to change this. Happy Monday! XOXO

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