Valentine’s Day Weekend Photo Dump

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Valentine’s Day Weekend Photo Dump

Happy Monday!

I hope everyone had a fabulous Valentine’s Day and feels especially loved today.   I certainly did.

It was so cold in Asheville, that I spent most of the weekend at home getting some stuff done.  I needed to reorganize my bathroom and jewelry stuff, so I tackled that project.  It wasn’t the most fun, but it is so nice to have it organized again.  Does anyone else feel so satisfied after re-organizing something?  <—–Totally showing my inner geek!

This weekend wasn’t particularly photogenic, but I thought I’d do a Valentine’s day weekend photo dump anyway.  Sometimes it’s nice to show an imperfect, unfiltered real life weekend.

The weekend started off with taking our goddaughter Isabella and her Dad Jason to Antler Hill Village on the Biltmore Estate for dinner.  They’ve had a hard couple of weeks and we wanted to get them out of the house.  Isabella is such a sweet girl.  We are lucky to have her in our lives.

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Dinner was a Vegetable and Farro Risotto at Cedrics Tavern.  It was tasty!

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And of course, some Biltmore wine to top it off with.

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Saturday we woke up to a dusting of snow and crazy cold temperatures.  I had to run a few errands including the grocery store, but spent most of the day at home.  Thank God for a treadmill! ๐Ÿ™‚

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For Valentine’s Day weekend the Hubs and I ordered dinner from  It’s our favorite special occasion thing to do.  They often run specials and sales and you can order dinner for the entire weekend for less than eating out once.  The Hubs is SOOOO excited to get these boxes. (Not sponsored, just something we do!)

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Dinner was a delicious lobster bisque, salad and fresh lobster that the Hubs steamed and pulled out of the shell for me!  I can’t stand to look at it, but it sure tastes good!

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We turned on our fireplace (which we never do!) and Rhett got so hot after awhile!  I had to move his bed to the center of the room.

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After dinner we went to our basement and had a blueberry crumble dessert and watched Bridge of Spies.  It was a really interesting movie.  If you like historical movies, I highly recommend it.

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Sunday ended up being a lazy day at home.

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After doing some work around the house we cooked the second half of our big dinner: mussels!  I prepared half of them in a white wine butter sauce and half in a spicy tomato based sauce.  It’s not the prettiest dinner, but it tasted scrumptious.

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What a great weekend at home!  I hope your weekend was just as nice.

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  Come back tomorrorow for my favorite trick to cook a healthy dinner in less than 20 minutes.

I’m linking up with Marvelous Monday.

Your turn!

What did you do this weekend?

By | 2017-08-15T14:04:03-04:00 February 15th, 2016|Asheville / WNC Living, Friends & Family, Fun, Holidays / Decor|42 Comments


  1. […] wedding was Jason’s… who’s daughterย Isabellaย is our God-daughter.ย  She looked so beautiful and grown up in her dress.ย  The bride and groom […]

  2. Edye February 17, 2016 at 8:01 pm - Reply

    Looks like a lovely weekend! I’ve never had risotto before, but I really want to try it. Have a great day!

    Edye // Gracefulcoffee

    • JulieWunder February 20, 2016 at 9:59 am - Reply

      It’s delicious! I hope you get to try it sometime.

  3. Susanna @Zealous Mom February 17, 2016 at 10:48 am - Reply

    I love your photo dumps! Looks like you guys had a fun and meaningful weekend. I am sure Isabella and her dad really appreciated hanging out with you guys. XOXO

  4. Jess @hellotofit February 16, 2016 at 3:51 pm - Reply

    Mmm I’d like a weekend full of seafood ๐Ÿ™‚ we don’t get good seafood here in central VA. Maybe we’ll consider shipping some too ๐Ÿ˜‰

  5. Farrah February 15, 2016 at 11:35 pm - Reply

    Augh! Stay warm!

    I’ve never had lobster bisque (can’t eat seafood other than fish), but that looks delicious, and a perfect cure for the cold weather! :]

    Organizing makes me feel better too, hahah. :D!

    • JulieWunder February 16, 2016 at 6:29 pm - Reply

      Ohhh! I’m so sad for you. At least you can have fish ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. [email protected] February 15, 2016 at 11:02 pm - Reply

    Sounds like a great wkend! I would have loved to stay home in the cold and eat lobster…yum! We ventured out in the frigid temps just to be disappointed at the restaurant we went to…Bummer! I bet that fireplace felt lovely during the cold wkend.

    • JulieWunder February 16, 2016 at 6:27 pm - Reply

      doh! What a bummer! I’m sorry it didn’t work out for you– I hate it when that happens.

  7. Sue @ This Mama Runs for Cupcakes February 15, 2016 at 10:33 pm - Reply

    Yum, Maine Lobster is the best. I eat lobster like crazy when I go home and visit my family!

    • JulieWunder February 16, 2016 at 6:26 pm - Reply

      I want to make a trip just to eat seafood ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Walter Wright February 15, 2016 at 8:36 pm - Reply

    Julie, I’m so glad you had a great Valentine weekend, I wouldn’t expect anything less, and if you wasn’t married, I’m sure your mailbox,would be full of be mine Valentine ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ !

  9. Blane Sherer February 15, 2016 at 7:40 pm - Reply

    Glad you enjoyed your weekend.
    I’m sure Isabella and her dad appreciate
    your love and support.

  10. Mary Beth Jackson February 15, 2016 at 4:24 pm - Reply

    I have a a jewelry drawer that needs some organizing bad! Thanks for the reminder ๐Ÿ™‚ Love that lobster- looks like a fun weekend!

    • JulieWunder February 15, 2016 at 7:43 pm - Reply

      It seems like they always get bad over time and you have to redo it!

  11. Rachel @ February 15, 2016 at 3:42 pm - Reply

    YES!! I always feel SO much better after organizing!!! It sounds like you had a fantastic weekend. I have to admit, I would have totally hibernated, too!

    • JulieWunder February 15, 2016 at 7:42 pm - Reply

      It’s way too cold for anything else! I’m so grateful I can!

  12. Rosey Rebecca February 15, 2016 at 3:41 pm - Reply

    Hey! Just found your blog through Healthy Living Blogs! I live in Asheville too! Blogger meet up!?!?

    • JulieWunder February 15, 2016 at 7:42 pm - Reply

      Hi Rebecca! I’m part of the NC Blog Network and we are working on a meetup at the end of March. Send me an e-mail at [email protected] and I’ll try to pass along the information when the date/ location gets confirmed!

  13. Runaway Bridal Planner February 15, 2016 at 2:39 pm - Reply

    Looks like a great weekend!
    I’ve always said when I make it out to NC, I want to stay at the Biltmore Estates.
    Bridge of Spies, I wondered if that movie was good or not, I think I need to see it!

    • JulieWunder February 15, 2016 at 7:40 pm - Reply

      Let me know if you visit!!!
      And– if you like history, I think you will like it. I really enjoyed it. The kind of movie that stays with you– lots to think about.

  14. Melissa @ Freeing Imperfections February 15, 2016 at 1:26 pm - Reply

    I totally feel you about organizing! I just started to organize my house based on the book by Marie Kondo (The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up). It feels so good! Not nerdy at all ๐Ÿ˜‰

    That’s awesome about the lobster! I’m not a lobster fan but when people visited me in Boston a few took some live ones back on the plane with them.

    • JulieWunder February 15, 2016 at 7:39 pm - Reply

      Now that sounds like my kind of book ๐Ÿ™‚ I need to get through more of the house. I feel so much better when it’s done.

  15. Heather @Fitncookies February 15, 2016 at 12:49 pm - Reply

    I’ve never heard of that place but now I’m looking into it! Lobster is my dad’s favorite. What a great low key weekend. Love that you guys took Isabella and Jason out. Our weekend was freezing, too. I didn’t want to go out in it at all!

    • JulieWunder February 15, 2016 at 7:38 pm - Reply

      You should go in with your siblings and get a gift card for his next birthday ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. Morgan @ Morgan Manages Mommyhood February 15, 2016 at 9:33 am - Reply

    Oh man, I need to get on that Main Lobster site! My husband is not a huge fan, but I’m pretty sure he’d go for it if I asked really really really nicely ๐Ÿ™‚ Those mussels look SO delicious!

    • JulieWunder February 15, 2016 at 7:37 pm - Reply

      It is all about HOW your ask ๐Ÿ™‚ Hope you get to order some. Sign up for their mailing list and they send coupons.

  17. [email protected] February 15, 2016 at 8:53 am - Reply

    A lobster ordering service?! That is so cool! I’m not a fan of de-shelling them either. It really freaks me out.
    You know we had a cold snowy weekend too! I’m over winter already.
    I’m glad you guys had a nice family dinner with Isabella and Jason. And Biltmore wines are the best!

    • JulieWunder February 15, 2016 at 7:36 pm - Reply

      It’s sounds crazy luxurious, but we get these really good coupon codes by signing up for their mailing list and you’d be surprised! Much less than getting the same meal out. Biltmore wines are pretty good– I love that place. Hope you are staying warm today.

  18. Looks like you had a fun love filled weekend! Have a wonderful week

  19. Dan Steadman February 15, 2016 at 8:25 am - Reply

    wow sounds fun…Saturday volunteered at the Green Valley Races…translation spent two and a half hours in the wind and cold…tried to thaw the rest of the day….yesterday, told my wife happy 18th anniversary of our first date, took my oldest son to finally see Star Wars, and then we went to dinner and talked about possible plot lines for 8 and 9…great weekend

    • JulieWunder February 15, 2016 at 7:33 pm - Reply

      yikes!! God bless you for being outside in that this weekend for the runners. You are a good person! Glad you had a good rest of the weekend.

  20. Susie @ SuzLyfe February 15, 2016 at 7:53 am - Reply

    An amazing weekend! Holy delicious food batman! Lobster all over the place… yum yum yum

  21. [email protected] February 15, 2016 at 7:51 am - Reply

    Glad you had a good Valentine’s weekend! I love the photos of Rhett relaxing and the blueberry crumble sure looks delicious!! Still thinking of Isabella and Jason.

    • JulieWunder February 15, 2016 at 7:31 pm - Reply

      It was so good! I wish I had one tonight ๐Ÿ™‚

  22. Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy February 15, 2016 at 6:40 am - Reply

    It sounds like you had a great weekend! We did pretty much the same and just stayed in, but we didn’t have any snow luckily. The weather is just crazy at the moment!

    • JulieWunder February 15, 2016 at 7:28 pm - Reply

      It is! I worked from home to avoid ice today. So ready for summer!

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