Family-ish Soup Dinner


Greetings friends!

I hope you all enjoyed a fabulous weekend!


Hubby whipped up a quick breakfast for us this morning – a fried egg and Whole Grain Goodness toast…plus coffee. Yes…cooooofffffeeeeee. Totally needed that after my late night! hehe


I ended up having breakfast again for lunch at The Flying Biscuit.


I met my friend Megan to work on a Zumba playlist for later this week. We are co-teaching a class!



I normally go for the High Flyer for a bit of savory and sweet (including those fab oatmeal pancakes), but today, I tried something NEW! I got the Egg-stravaganza, which is like the High Flyer but with turkey bacon…


and french toast with raspberry sauce and creme anglaise.


And the biscuit was, of course, dee-licious! Especially with that yummy apple butter stuffs (yes stuffs with a ‘s’ on purpose).


By the way, I forgot to tell you guys, Bailey has learned a new trick and wanted to show you.


He can balance a treat on his snout!

He waits there until we say “Ok!” and then flips it off his snout and catches it (most of the time) in his mouth. It’s so cute!


Kiwi snack.


I’ve been procrastinating on laundry all week. These 2 piles of clothes have been waiting for me to fold them. Ugh! I am not the biggest folding laundry fan.


First, I folded my zumba clothes.


Then, my lights.

All folded up….just gotta put them away now.


I got to see Megan twice today when she picked me up for dinner with Bethanie, Bethanie’s mom, and some friends!


Loved this quote on their breakfast nook wall.

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And all their adorable doggies! Bailey would have loved these guys!


Bethanie’s mom, Cheryl, put together a fabulous feast of soups for us tonight! I may not have been having dinner with my family, but it sure felt like we were having our own little family dinner tonight. :)


We had cornbread…


…and our choice of two, homemade, from-scratch soups! I tried a little of each: potato and beef/vegetable. With fabulous sweet tea to drink.

I couldn’t decide over dinner which soup was my favorite because both were so tasty. I think now though the potato has won me over. Yum!




Plus our choice of 2 mini pies for dessert.


I went for the apple-berry with the oat-topping. It was a sweet ending to a wonderful, home-cooked evening with friends.

Thank you Bethanie and Cheryl!! :)


Too bad I had to go home to yet another pile of laundry to fold – this time fresh out of the dryer. I should probably not wait till I have so much laundry to do at one time, but I seem to always do this. Oh well…one day I’ll learn. lol

What’s your least favorite household chore?

My Night on the Stripper Pole


As I mentioned before, things would get a little fun…err…crazy Saturday night.


And no, the post title wasn’t a metaphor for something. Here’s me…and a stripper pole. Ok, I guess technically it’s not a “stripper” pole since it wasn’t at a strip club, but it was a pole that we were expected to spin and dance on. lol


I went to Vertical Tease Charlotte with a group of girls to celebrate my friend Alicia’s birthday.

From Vertical Tease Charlotte’s web site:

Pole dancing with Tease Pole Dance is an opportunity to learn a sexy and unique blend of pole, exotic dancing, and fitness with friends in a party environment within your own home or our studio!


Not sure if you have a place in town that offers pole dancing classes in your area, but a lot of people actually have parties at these places for many reasons:

  • birthdays
  • bachelorette parties
  • just for fun
  • exercise (yes, it’s true!)


The boutique had 7 poles, but we had a large group of girls, so some of us had to share poles. ;)

Here’s me and Erica doing one of the warm up stretches.


The pole dance party was super fun! Our instructor did a great job of helping everyone feel comfortable, which helped people loosen up. Everyone had a really great time.

The only part that made me uncomfortable was at the end when we each had to do a mini solo performance while the rest of the group watched. My stage fright had my heart racing, but I did it. Phew!


After the pole party, we headed over to a hotel room the birthday party planner, Shinnel, had dressed up with fun decorations. There were plenty of snacks and eats.


Plus refreshments.

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Plus strawberry cupcakes!


And one of Alicia’s friends even made us jello shots!



Erica and I gave the girls some jello-shot-pointers. :)


And after snacking and chit-chatting, it was time to get ready for a night on the town! We all headed out to a strip club with real stripper poles where none of us got on the poles. Whoa! I was a little uncomfortable in the strip club, but I did find the acrobatic moves of some of the strippers fascinating. It was almost cirque du soleil-like at times!

This birthday party made my bachelorette party look tame! In a fun way of course. ;)

Have you ever been to a sexy-themed birthday or bachelorette party? What did you do?

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