We've had the weekend to ourselves and have done lots of things so this "Six Sentence Sunday" is kinda more of a weekend recap.
Let's have a look at what we've been up to this weekend;
We've had what we're calling "a weekend off" this weekend as our church is away for the weekend at Stanwell Tops and we seriously needed some chill time to relax and recoup as things have been non-stop since we returned from the US.
Whilst we're always doing things together, we haven't had much time to spend quality time alone together lately (apart from my birthday) so two days to ourselves was exactly what we needed.
Yesterday we braved the cold and rain and headed over to EQ Village Markets. We used to loveeeeeeeee the markets at EQ so we went along with super high hopes...
But we were super disappointed :(
Whilst a lot of the produce looked incredible, it was super overpriced and really not worth it. Definitely not a thing like the incredible Farmer's Market we went to in Louisiana. I wish we had produce farms closer to home to buy produce fresh from the growers!
But we wandered around for a while and had a look at everything anyway. It was nice just getting out and going somwhere different together so we weren't too disappointed.
I told Jesse to buy a fresh baguette because they looked and smelled amaaaaaazingggggggggg - and if I can't eat the delicious freshly baked gluten he better do it for me ;)
And I was hoping to get some fresh Pepe Saya butter but they didn't have any so I settled with a bag of organic Pink Lady Apples ($5 for 5) which are amaaaaaaazing and I'm refusing to eat them any other way but fresh because they're so crisp and juicy.
Then it started to get really windy and rainy so Jesse grabbed something quickly for lunch and we made a run for the car.
Because there was nowhere under cover to sit at EQ, we drove over to Centennial Park and decided to have what we like to call a "car picnic"..... aka: sit in the warmth of your car and eat lunch with a view whilst it's rainy and windy and cold outside ;)
The rest of our day was spent working out, watching Once Upon a Time and relaxing with our sweet puppy girl.
This morning we didn't have church so I whipped up some pancakes (we also had pancakes yesterday morning - these Healthy Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Protein Pancakes!) for us and we had a lazy morning. This morning's pancakes were super fluffy Buttermilk Yogurt Pancakes, topped with butter and maple syrup (I never put syrup on my pancakes but Jesse inspired me to try just a little and they were pretty good!)
It was definitely nice to have a slow start to the day - pancakes, a hot cup of tea, bible time and then I headed out for a walk in the gorgeous warm sunshine!!!
Today has been absolutely beautiful and it's such a nice change from the dreary weather we've been having.
And what does Kristy do when she has free time? Why bake, of course!
I made a big ol' mess in the kitchen and whipped up a bunch of treats for the start to the week as well as some chocolate mousse (as I randomly had a packet of Orgran Chocolate Mousse Mix in the cupboard - which Jesse has decided he loves - and you'd never know it's gluten free, egg free, dairy free, nut free, vegan or 98% fat free)
Jesse decided we should make the most of the gorgeous sunshine and head out for a second walk before lunch. We just walked around our neighbourhood but it was so nice to get out in the warm sunshine and talk and walk together.
But how do you know when you're really lazy? I didn't even get changed out of my workout gear until after lunch (because I was too busy baking!)
This afternoon has been a lazy one and I've just devoured a slice of one of today's baking masterpieces - a flourless chocolate peanut butter marble cake that's so so good and ridiculously high in protein!
But tell me, how has your weekend been?
When's the last time you had a weekend off or a "staycation"?
And if you're in Sydney, do you have any recommendations for great farmer's markets?