That basically sums up my weekend in Palm Springs: Fun. 

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I'll fill you in but first let's rewind to Thursday night. I kept things simple for dinner and made soft tacos. 

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Friday morning's breakfast was an English muffin with peanut butter and watermelon.

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After I dropped the kids off at school, I came home and Dina picked up Alicia and I and we headed off to Palm Springs to celebrate Dina's birthday. We stopped at Starbucks along the way and besides a latte, I had breakfast #2:

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Reduced-fat turkey bacon and egg sandwich. 

We arrived at Cabazon Outlets for some shopping. We stopped at Blaze Pizza for lunch. This place was amazing. It was like Subway where you can tell them exactly what you want on your pizza. Then they throw it into the pizza oven and a few minutes later, you get a fresh, delicious pizza!

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I chose salami, mushrooms, onions, oregano, basil and roasted garlic on spicy red sauce for my pizza. It was amazing. What was also amazing is that they had wine there too!

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We had fun shopping all day. We came across these strange animal shaped purses:

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You know you want one. 

When we were all shopped out, we drove to our hotel, The Hard Rock Hotel, in Palm Springs and checked in.

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We quickly changed and headed to Circa 59 in the Riviera Hotel for dinner. My mom met us there for dinner. We all shared the Truffle & Mushroom Flatbread:

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As well as the Tuna Tacos:

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Too bad the picture was bad because these babies were incredible!! 

For my entree, I ordered the Flatiron Steak & Fries:

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It was excellent. Hit the spot. 

Friday night was a special night for my mom. It would have been her 50th wedding anniversary with my dad if he were still alive. We helped my mom celebrate with a surprise dessert and a old photo of my dad. 

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After dinner, my mom went home and we headed back to our hotel. Before we did, we grabbed a couple of photos together at the hotel for fun.

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We hung out at the Hard Rock's bar for a bit before calling it a night. It was a Fun night indeed!

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Saturday morning was glorious. We slept in a bit, then headed downstairs for breakfast. 

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Can't all mornings start like this?

We all ordered the Eggs Benedict for breakfast. 

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Let's just say that lunch wasn't necessary after that goodness. 

Afterwards, we headed to the pool for a few hours. 

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Dina and Alicia went home and my husband and kids picked me up. They had just drove in from San Diego to spend the rest of the weekend in Palm Dessert. We headed over to my mom's house. 

Dinner was at my favorite Mexican restaurant, Fresh Agave. Of course we had to order the table-side guacamole! 

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My meal came with a salad to start:

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I ordered the Camarones Diablas. Spicy shrimp! 

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It was SPICY and fabulous. I love Fresh Agave! 

Sunday morning was room service quickly before heading back to my mom's for a bit.

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We hit the road back to San Diego and straight to my husband's company's family picnic. For lunch, I had some barbecue chicken, beans and salad. 

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I ended up going back for more chicken, it was really good! The kids played games for awhile until the picnic was over. We came home for a bit, then headed to our club for Burger Night. 

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Burger with pepper jack cheese, red onions, tomatoes, arugula, chipotle aioli and sweet potato fries. I want every Sunday night to end like this. 

It was back to the Monday morning craziness this morning. Breakfast was scrambled egg beaters with salsa, green onions, tomatoes and cheddar cheese. 

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After taking the kids to school I went to Cardio Muscle class. This was followed by an appointment, then off to volunteer at the school. I didn't have time for lunch so I packed a turkey sandwich, apple and peanut butter crackers ahead of time to eat in the car. 

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After school, it was hair cuts for the kids and now we are finally home! I need to unpack from the weekend and catch up on emails. Happy Monday! :)

What day of the week is your busiest? 

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  1. Sounds like a wonderful, busy weekend, with lots of good food.
    Blessings, Catherine

  2. I think I can count on one hand how many times I've eaten out THIS year - I think you've gone out more in the last weekend than I have in nine months!

    I know I've said this before, but be grateful for the life you have.


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