Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Strip at Night!

That sounds a bit racy, doesn't it?
I posted earlier this month about my desire to run the Rock n' Roll Marathon Series in Las Vegas.  Well insider registration opened yesterday and after consulting with Mr. PS who may just want a trip to Vegas, I went for it!

There are a few race options available, I went for the 5K on Saturday (only option) and the half marathon on Sunday (there's also a 10K and marathon on Sunday).  Insider registration and prices are available through 3/26 with the code LVINSIDER2017.

After reviewing the map of the race course and Tripadvisor, we've booked a room at the Mandarin Oriental for the Veteran's Day weekend races.

Any Vegas advice?  Must sees?  Restaurant recommendations?

Monday, March 20, 2017

Menu Monday and Weekend Scenes

Happy spring!  We still have almost a foot of snow on the ground, but the weather will soon warm up and I'm really looking forward to losing the winter wear!

We kicked off the weekend with Lucky Charms for breakfast on St. Patrick's Day !  I held off on green milk...
 While the Lucky Charms are cute, I opted for a green juice before my Friday barre class.
I made Skinnytaste Crock Pot Corned Beef and Cabbage and Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes for dinner...
Mr. PS and I thought it was delicious, the kids not so much so I think I'll be returning to my usual Guinness Pot Roast next year!
I hit spin class on Saturday morning, did a quick change and was off to run a 5K a few miles was a balmy 27 degrees!  I finally thawed out at the 2.5 mile mark.
The 3.3 mile course was a bit hilly, so I was slower than my usual 5K time. 
I zipped home to shower and it was off to the salon for haircuts!
 Mr. PS and I were off to Riley's school gala that evening.
I didn't take a lot of photos, but had to get one of the salad with the X pastry puff representing the school's name.
 There was a great band and I of course forced Mr. PS to dance, although I don't think he minded.
I was off to the gym on Sunday and then a fundraising meeting for Rowan's school.  We hit 5:00 Mass grabbed dinner out.

And just like that it's Monday again!  Today is free cone day at Dairy Queen  so go grab some free ice cream!
I'm off to the supermarket in a bit, here's what's cooking this week...

Monday- Pea & Pancetta Risotto (carry over from last week)
Tuesday- Soup & Panini
Wednesday- Pesto Tortellini with Asparagus
Thursday- Cheeseburger Pie, Fries & Salad
Friday- Spinach, Plum Tomato & Mozzarella Stromboli
Saturday- out
Sunday- TBD

Have a wonderful week!

Friday, March 17, 2017

Happy St. Patricks Day!

Top of the morning to you!  Kids are starting their day with General Mills Limited Edition Lucky Charms...
 and I'm starting my day with Jus by Julie Sweet Spin!
Getting the slow cooker going this morning and off to barre class!  Have a Happy St. Pat's!

Monday, March 13, 2017

Menu Monday and Weekend Scenes

Happy Monday!  Today's the calm before winter storm Stella hits tomorrow morning and brings us 12-18" inches with blizzard conditions...ugh!
It was another freezing cold weekend here too!  We had a couple of inches of snow on Friday, but I was determined to wear my Prep Obsessed "Lucky" t-shirt from their March Mailer.
I hit spin class on Saturday morning and again despite the frigid temps, was determined to dress festively for spring!
 The guys took off to Boston for the Bruins/Flyers game...
 where the Bruins sported their St. Patrick's Day jerseys!
This kid loves his Bruins!
While the guys enjoyed the game, we hit Nordstrom to return a pair of shoes. Although Reagan found some new ones...
 When we returned home, Rowan and I made some Shamrock sugar cookies!
 We had pizza and salad for dinner...
 and then it was off to watch Reagan in a school play.
 I did a cardio workout early Sunday morning before we met my in-laws for brunch.
We went to Osteria Toscana in Johnston, Rhode Island.  I had an egg white veggie omelette with a side of greens which was delicious!
I hit the supermarket while Mr. PS took the kids to the indoor driving range and then it was home to relax!
Mr. PS grilled burgers for dinner, of course I turned mine into a burger salad with some roasted sweet potatoes and avocado!
I'm off to sports conditioning class and then a fundraising meeting for Rowan's school.  One last trip to the supermarket, gathering the kids from school and hunkering down for Stella!

Here's what's cooking...

Monday- Soup & Panini
Tuesday- Pea & Pancetta Risotto
Wednesday- Baked Chicken Parmesan & Angel Hair/Zoodles
Thursday- Chicken Parm Subs (leftovers)
Friday- Crock Pot Corned Beef and Cabbage & Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes
Saturday- school gala
Sunday- out after Mass

How was your weekend?  Are you prepping for snow too?

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Angela Moore Discount and Sample Sale

Angela Moore is currently offering 25% off and free shipping with the code DAYLIGHT, I suspect this is valid through the weekend.

Also if you're in the greater southeastern Massachusetts/Rhode Island area, this is a fabulous sale...I have picked up many a teacher gift at this sale over the years!

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Nantucket Tidbits

I usually spend time in February and March planning for our Nantucket summer stay, including ferry reservations, kid activities and road races.  I also look at the family calendar and try to plan some off-season trips so that we can enjoy the island without the crowds!

Let's start with what's going on in 2017...

Daffodil Festival Weekend ~ April 29-30

Wine Festival ~ May 17-21

Memorial Day/Figawi Weekend ~ May 17-21

Book Festival ~ June 16-18

Race for Open Space ~ July 8

Nantucket Triathlon ~ July 15

Boston Pops on Nantucket ~ August 12

Summer Groove ~ August 19

Columbus Day Weekend ~ October 7-9

Stroll Weekend ~ December 1-3

Restaurant Changes...

The Club Car was sold last year and is undergoing some renovations, it will retain its name and re-open this spring.

The Charlie Noble is opening in the Nix's Brew Pub space on Water Street, it will be a seafood restaurant by the same owners of B-ACK Yard BBQ.

Sandbar at Jetties Beach is taking the place of The Jetties, the menu is still kid-friendly and casual so not a major change if you've come to love this beach front spot!  The new owners have worked at a variety of island restaurants so they know the business well.

You can find more island information and our favorite Nantucket restaurants, lodging and things to do under my new Nantucket tab!