Weekend Dispatch

Friday, March 3, 2017
This to-do list is taken directly from my own personal calendar (yes, I put my workouts and exercise classes on my calendar!). It includes what I plan to do, eat, read, and watch this weekend and some recommendation for things I've recently done. If you have something of your own to add, I'd love to hear about it in the comments below!

A few weeks ago, I saw a poster hanging on the bulletin board of my local Starbucks. I glanced at it and didn't give it much thought. But the next time I was in Starbucks, I really noticed the poster advertising a documentary about women. I checked it out online and immediately purchased my ticket. Last night I attended a screening of the documentary The Goddess Project. Two amateur filmmakers set out on a cross country adventure to interview and share the inspiring stories from women of all different walks of life. The women are overcoming their fears, imagining their dreams, and discovering their true selves in the process.

This documentary is so eye-opening and inspirational on so many levels. I left the theater with my mind churning. I was thinking about all the things I want to do in my life and all the things I am capable of doing. I thought about all the things I am grateful to be able to have done and accomplished so far. I left inspired to teach my daughters the importance of the legacy of women and how each of them contributes to that legacy. Truly a life-changing movie. Go see it if it's playing in your area or you can organize a screening (check link above for info).

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I am a big believer in leading by example, especially when it comes to my daughters. One of the ways I do this is by my commitment to exercise. It's important that they know that regular exercise is essential to good health and overall well being. And when you can do it together, even better. Tonight, Harper and I are attending a mother/daughter yoga retreat at Bee You Yoga studio. We both love yoga, and this is a great way for us to connect and de-stress after a long week.

There was a lot of hype around the HBO miniseries Big Little Lies (based on the book by Liane Moriarty). I had my doubts that it would live up to all the hype. Plus, I always like the book versions better than the shows and movies, so I was skeptical. Was I wrong! I was hooked from the start. With an ensemble cast that includes Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, and Shailene Woodley, it's hard to go wrong with this one. If you don't have HBO, you can catch the first episode for free here or check out the trailer below.

I'm not a particularly religious person, but every year I do give up something as a Lenten sacrifice. I do it more as a test of will power than anything else. This year I have given up chocolate in addition to Diet Coke (which I give up every Lent). Chocolate is the real struggle here because I have a serious sweet tooth that can only be satisfied with chocolate in most cases. This weekend to satisfy my sweet tooth, I'll be making this toasted angel food cake parfait. I hope it hits the spot!

On Sunday, we will be hanging out with my husband's nephew, his wife, and their two children. We will most likely have pizza, salad, and some wine. When we get together with them, we love to make wine spritzers using LaCroix flavored seltzers. We'll probably pick one from this list to make.

So, tell me. What do you have planned this weekend?

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