Trade It Up Tuesday: More Ups Than Downs

30 Sep

I would trade… the fact that it still doesn’t feel like fall outside. This is an absurd first world problem that most of you will not agree with but I wish it would finally get a little bit cooler outside. I enjoy the warmth a lot but I am SO wanting to put on my comfy sweaters and leggings and boots. I know I will regret saying this come the first snowfall but for now I just want to enjoy a crisp breeze and not be sweating allllllll the time.

I just bought these boots at Kohl's and they are so comfy and I can't wait to wear them! Source

I just bought these boots at Kohl’s and they are so comfy and I can’t wait to wear them! Source

I would not trade… a weekend filled with football and the farmers market! This past weekend we attended the UConn game Saturday afternoon (I’m going to refrain from commenting about the game itself) where we celebrated my Grandma’s 82nd birthday. It was a fun day and the 4:00 start time gave Dan and I enough of an excuse to come home and relax (aka. do nothing) for the rest of the evening. Sunday afternoon we headed over to the Coventry Regional Farmers Market again to stock up on some goodies and to sample some cocktails from the Farm-to-Shaker Bartender’s Challenge. The cocktails were all unique and delicious and I’m very glad we got to sample each of them. We finished up Sunday with some more of doing absolutely nothing.

We got her cake from our favorite bakery - Patty Cakes! Very yummy!

We got her cake from our favorite bakery – Patty Cakes! Very yummy!

They rolled out a huge American flag on the field for military appreciation day

They rolled out a huge American flag on the field for military appreciation day

It was so cool to watch the bartenders make their cocktails!

It was so cool to watch the bartenders make their cocktails!

I would not trade… my first taste of Bear’s Smokehouse ribs! My Grandma had mentioned getting ribs for the tailgate on Saturday and I knew just the place to go. I had only eaten food from Bear’s once when my coworkers ordered it for lunch one day so I was pumped to try more menu items! The ribs were an all-around hit with everyone and my family said they can’t wait to go to Bear’s for a meal. They were devoured so quickly that I only got one picture but I also wanted to mention that Dan and I sampled the mac and cheese and the pulled pork and both were absolutely to die for!

As you can see, there were about three ribs left standing from the two FULL racks that we bought

As you can see, there were about three ribs left standing from the two FULL racks that we bought

I would not trade… the fact that I was able to find time to work out on both Saturday and Sunday. I think that was the first time that I ever was able to fit in a productive workout on both weekend days. Saturday morning I did have a tad bit of a red wine headache but Jillian Michael’s kickboxing video cured that pretty quickly. On Sunday I did a quick 20 minutes of high incline treadmill walking followed by about 15 minutes of arms and abs.

I also climbed 103 floors last night, which is 50 more than I have ever done before

I also climbed 103 floors last night, which is 50 more than I have ever done before

I would not trade… the beautiful flowers that Dan gave me yesterday in celebration of our one year anniversary of our engagement. They look so pretty in our kitchen and tonight we are going to Barcelona Wine Bar in West Hartford for a happy hour tapas meal to celebrate. I am SO excited to finally get back to Barcelona after the amazing first meal I had there and I know Dan is excited too!

My favorite!

My favorite!

Well that’s all for today guys and I’m happy to see that I could only come up with one thing I would trade and it’s not even really about me which means that life is great right now 🙂 Have a happy Tuesday!

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