cornflake dreams.: weekend good things.

9.02.2014

weekend good things.

I hope everyone had a great Labor Day weekend! I really loved spending time with H (during his study breaks) - we went on a few bike rides and I crossed a few more restaurants off my wish list.
We started the weekend with a trip to the gym and then Mexican for dinner (H suggested it...and I wasn't about to say no!) I have been craving chips + salsa + guacamole like crazy lately, so I was super excited to get my fix at Mex 1. The costal cantina serves food inspired by Baja, Mexico -- and it was delicious! We ordered the Nachos (little) Mamas with pork, black beans, jalapenos, guac, pico de gallo and queso -- for the "small" size it was HUGE. We probably could have called it a night but we also ordered Baja Bowls with brown rice (I got the cilantro lime chicken, H ordered the mushroom). The bowls were really tasty but my chicken needed some more cilantro + lime! We had tons of leftovers which made Saturday night dinner a breeze.
On Saturday I met up with Ally for lunch at Callie's Hot Little Biscuits. If you visit or live in Charleston PLEASE visit!! I am a huge biscuit fan and it was SOO good! It was also reasonably priced - I got 4 biscuits for $8, they were really filling and I couldn't finish all of them. I ordered the pimento grilled cheese (on a chive and cheese biscuit!) and the biscuits with blackberries. The biscuits come in sets of two, so Ally gave me one of her cinnamon biscuits so we could both try three flavors. The sweet flavors were just as good as the savory biscuits. I can't wait to go back. Later that night, when the weather cooled down H and I went on a bike ride around downtown to Battery Park... it was so nice to relax and people watch.
The rest of the weekend was pretty lazy (for me). H spent most of it studying but we managed to take a long walk downtown and hit up some of our favorite candy shops - fresh, warm pralines are the best!

How was your weekend?
-xo-
Jillian

p.s. The winner of the Meadowbelle Market giveaway has been emailed. Thank you everyone for entering, I will be hosting three more BIG giveaways later this month :)

31 comments:

  1. You always have the BEST food pictures! SO jealous! Those biscuits look amazing! Happy Tuesday!

    <3, Pamela
    sequinsandseabreezes.blogspot.com

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  2. I swear your food pictures make my mouth water every single time!! Love the sign on the movie marquee!!

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  3. Good things, indeed! Looks like an amazing weekend!
    Isn’t That Charming.

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  4. I'm not even a biscuit fan but those look darn good!

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  5. ooh how yummy!! adding these places to my list. and yay for some relaxation!

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  6. Eeek :) What a fun way to start out the new week! I've never seen my name on the Rafflcopter before!

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  7. Bummed I couldn’t meet up with you guys on Saturday. Next time! Callie’s looks SO good!

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  8. i love the callie's logo and type- so cute! Nachos look delish

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  9. I can never ever say no to Mexican. I adore Guac + Salsa + Chips.

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  10. All the food looks so scrumptious:) Glad you had a wonderful weekend, sunshine.

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  11. Those biscuits look and sound so so delicious!

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  12. Oh goodness....biscuits are my favorite. And these look amazing.

    Send me some? I'm so jealous right now.

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  13. Sounds like a great weekend! I had nachos and guac too, definitely hit the spot!

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  14. Sounds like you had a great weekend! Those nachos look amazing!!

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  15. Sounds like a great relaxing weekend! Those are the best. The Mexican and the biscuits both look so delicious!

    Nikki
    thefashionablewife.com

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  16. I love love love Mexican food! I could eat it for every meal :)

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  17. Ah sounds like an incredibly relaxing weekend! Love that you are exploring the city!

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  18. Love the pralines here :) So bummed I missed the Callie's date! Next time for sure! Glad you and hubby had a relaxing weekend!

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  19. Yum! Guacamole is always a weekend good thing, and the rest looks amazing too. Also, yay for study breaks (I type as my husband is in the other room doing lots of medical-y reading...)

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  20. Mex 1 is one of my faves! Cameron loves the baja bowls.

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  21. Your food pics from Charleston are insane. Seriously, I feel like I've gained weight just looking at them. Everything looks so delicious!

    Megan // www.fyeahblog.com

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  22. What a great weekend, those food pictures look so amazing!!! YUMMY!

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  23. Looks like a great weekend!
    www.fashiontruffles.com

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  24. Wow, this food looks delicious! Your blog is super cute :)

    www.thejjreport.com

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  25. I'm debating on a trip to Charlotte specifically for biscuits! ;)

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    1. Crap, I typed Charlotte, meant Charleston!

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  26. Oh my gosh. I was dying over your biscuit picture on Instagram and now I'm with Mia -- I need to plan a trip to Charleston to try them for myself!!

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  27. Oh YUM–talk about a tasty weekend!

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  28. I love following along on your IG as you explore your new town - you're really inspiring me to see DC through fresh eyes as Jon gets to know it better!

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