Harleys, Cheesecake, Vodka, Yoga – The Weekend Review

The Weekend in Snapshots

Immediately after work on Friday I hit up Barley’s in Council Bluffs to celebrate a co-worker and friends last day.   Cheers to you, Lindsey.  You will be missed!


After a few beers I made my way back into Omaha to meet my mom, step dad, sister and nieces for dinner and CHEESECAKE at the Cheesecake Factory.   My sister lives in Texas so it is a rare occasion I get to see her. 2011 was the last time, to be exact.    It was so great to chat and have dinner.  Aren’t these two not the cutest little girls ever?



Check out that Oreo Cheesecake.  Um, yes please!




Saturday morning I taught TurboKick at the Council Bluffs YMCA and then Clint and I worked the remaining part of the day in the basement.  This remodel is darn near finished.  We scrubbed the tiles one by one you guys.  I scrubbed, he followed behind me with the shop-vac.  It was the only way we could get all the residue from the dry wall off.   Talk about team work! 🙂




This photo is still before we scrubbed the tile.  Not sure why I haven’t posted an after yet.  Eh… next time.


After slaving away in the basement, Clint cooked us steaks over our backyard fire pit and then we decided to get on the bikes and go for a ride.   A perfectly good Saturday and we were inside working.  WHAT is WRONG with us!?

We rode about 50ish miles before deciding to stop at Heron Bay in Springfield.  I just love that bar.




Had a few beers, listened to the live music and bullshitted with my Aunt Marla who came up and had a few beers with us too.  Unfortunately we found ourselves facing a storm rolling through, so we had to cut the night short and high tail it back to Omaha.  We beat the rain, but the lightening show was absolutely fantastic to see on a bike.  I wish I was able to video what we were seeing.  Straight ass cool.


Sunday:  Lazy morning while I finished reading a book.  Maybe lazy is a negative way to say it.  I was relaxing!  That’s better.   Around noon I looked up my girl Tyree  to see if she wanted to attend Yoga at the Cove with me.



Yoga at the Cove was put on by Stir Cove-Harrah’s Casino and was the first event of its kind.  Unfortunately due to the rain, it had to be moved indoors to the MidAmerica Center.  They still had a great turnout and I had a lot of fun.  Good work to Katie who was the mastermind behind this gig!




I won’t lie and say I didn’t laugh at myself and some of the stuff we had to do.  Honestly, the whole “center yourself… reach for the sun” talk just annoys me.  I like Yoga for the movement and stretching.

Definitely NOT for the whole “ooommmmmmm” experience.




And after Yoga is when it all goes down hill. 



Well, actually.  I would say it went up hill because it was hands down the best Sunday Funday I have had in a long time.


Let’s just say appetizers and a cocktail at Rock Bottom



turned into 6 Red Bull Vodka’s at The Stadium




turned into 4 Vodka Redbulls at Barrett’s Barley Corn , puppy love and 1:1 drunk sand volleyball.


It was simply fantastic.




Monday morning I woke up to cotton mouth, a smile on my face and a ton of sand in the bed.


Sorry, honey!




Friday Faves

1)  Let’s Start This Friday Fave session with links to a few of my favorite blogs.
Check them out.  You won’t be disappointed.

Yellow Mango Life

  • Katie
  • Fellow Omaha Blogger
  • Cruz- her adorable little boy
  • Killer fashion
  • Awesome vacation recaps
  • Kardashian fan
  • And a girl I am confident I could have some serious Happy Hour fun with once we finally meet up.

High Heels and Shotgun Shells

  • Dani
  • Hilarious
  • Cute style
  • Lives in Kentucky
  • Killer blog name
  • She’s legit.

Prairie Californian

  • Jenny.
  • Beautiful, passionate and has the most interesting and romantic love story I know.
  • I came across her blog last fall when I started mine (I think I searched the word “Harley Davidson” (no way, me?) and she popped up).  I’ve loved following her ever since.   And, she’s gracious enough to swing by my lil old blog and leave me fun messages occasionally too.
  • Jenny…I will meet you and your hubby one day on those Harley’s of ours. 🙂
  • Some of you may already be familiar with her due to the popularity of this post: 10 Ways Marrying a Farmer will Change Your Life

Peanut Butter Fingers

  • Julie
  • All-around fun person to follow
  • She posts some incredible workouts
  • Sadie- the most adorable pup
  • Blogs frequently about her adventures with her husband Ryan.
  • Seriously cool chick.

Iowa Girl Eats

  • Kristin
  • Iowa
  • Hawkeye Fan
  • Adorable son Lincoln
  • Killer recipes that make you want to lick the computer screen
  • Enough Said.


2) Leinei’s Summer Shandy.  It’s summer, it’s hot, it’s beer drinking time.   CHEERS!



3) Bodybuilding.com deliveries on my door step.  They even threw in some free stuff.   Christmas at my house!



4) My fave part of this picture is that it shows we survived cooking enough food for 100 people.   Other fave part?

We won’t ever do it again.



5) My Loves




6) We are almost done with the basement remodel!   Buuuttttt, considering our calendar schedule for the next few months, it might not actually get finished until Fall.   Eh.




7) Homemade Clif Bars.  Recipe coming next week!



8) Brantley Gilbert’s new album Just As I Am dropped on May 19th.

It’s delicious.


BG Just as i am


9)  My YMCA.  I LOVE all the people at the gym, especially the Tuesday / Thursday crowd.   It’s truly a family.  Come join my Turbo and Insanity classes.  You won’t be disappointed.




10) The Omaha Bloggers Group I belong to.   Such a fun group of women with incredible blogs.  I have learned an awful lot from many of them and have been involved in some pretty exciting activities, no thanks to the connections made.

Check out our new website and stay tuned for some cool things to come!

Omaha Bloggers