Weekend Recap

This weekend, I found myself constantly with Lion King’s “Circle of Life” stuck in my head (and watching the Lion King with the kiddos I babysat Saturday night certainly didn’t help). But it really just seemed appropriate…this weekend was spent celebrating life at every stage, and I found myself being extra aware of that this weekend. Friday night was spent celebrating our dad’s 61st birthday (sshh, don’t tell him we told you), and it was the first time most of us had heard about specific instrumental people and events in his life that shaped him into who he is today. Saturday Shannon attended a grad school friend’s baby shower- celebrating the imminent birth of a new life. And date nights/days abounded, celebrating a sort of “mid-life” which, I believe, is equally worth celebrating! No matter where you are in “the circle,” there are always reasons to celebrate, right?

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{Starting the weekend with a toast to Dad with a Magnum bottle of “&” from a favorite winery, Saarloos&Sons!}

photo 2-6{Fresh watermelon juice, florals, and a touch of bling with this ring}

photo{Chic baby shower touches}




{Date night at The Cannery with a heck of a view!}

IMG_9364{Farmer’s Market Salad}

IMG_9504{Beach walk with an energy boost}

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photo 4{Beach Hopping…mai tais may or may not have been involved}

IMG_9538{Homemade asparagus, prosciutto pizza on the patio to close the weekend}

Since we spent part of our Dad’s birthday celebration poolside, check out Captain’s reaction to a little water: IMG_6276

Did you see yesterday’s Splurge vs. Steal? I can’t wait for these shoes to come!

As I stated earlier, I’m getting back on the bandwagon! Check out this weekend’s Women’s Health Weekend Challenge!

Happy Monday! (Is there such a thing?)


  1. sounds like such a wonderful weekend, i always love your weekend recaps!

    xo mk

  2. I always love your weekend recaps so much – they’re so colorful!

  3. Kelly Anne McBratne. says:

    How do you make that asparagus flatbread? Looks amazing

    • Shannon&Allison says:

      Hi Kelly! I buy the trader joe’s whole wheat dough. Pre-heat over to 450. Then I blanche the asparagus. I put the pizza in the oven for 10-13 minutes. I take it off and then spread a thin layer of olive oil/garlic over the crust. Then top with 1 cup reduced fat mozzarella, two slices of proscuitto, some red onion and the asparagus. Then I put it back in the over for 10 minutes. After I remove it I sweep a balsamic glaze (also from trader joe’s) over it! It’s so yummy and about 150-175 per slice (I slice it into 8 pieces).

  4. That pup is amazing!! Totally want an aussie labradoodle now!! I saw one a year ago and fell in love! Just adorable! (Another quality weekend in the books! Love these posts, girls!!)