Happy Monday everyone! I hope you had a great weekend!
Did you get to check out my first Saturday Supplemental Reading post? I’d love your thoughts and feedback.
This weekend’s festivities really got me in the holiday spirit. Here’s a recap:
The Radio City Christmas Spectacular
I welcomed in the weekend early with an opening night performance of The Rockettes on Thursday. I have always dreamed of seeing The Rockettes perform at Christmas time. I worked with Omaha Performing Arts on a promotional blog post for their website that enabled me to get free tickets to this show.
The Rockettes were fabulous. They were even more amazing than I could have imagined. I was bouncing in my seat the whole show and definitely teared up when they started singing Christmas carols. It was such a dream come true and one I felt so blessed to be experiencing with Josh, living the life that we live in the city that we do. I’m a sap.
Us on our awesome date night.
Whole Foods #ShareTheCheer
Friday night I headed over to Whole Foods for a fun Thanksgiving blogger event. I’ll be posting all about this in a few days but long story short I love my fellow Omaha bloggers, Whole Foods rocks, and Thanksgiving food is the best.
There’s nothing like Thanksgiving leftovers for breakfast the next morning! Me eating cranberry sauce is a big deal. I usually hate it but could not get enough of the Whole Foods take on the classic.
After breakfast I headed out to Moxie for an amazing massage. More details on that and a fun giveaway next week.
A Wrinkle in Time
After said fabulous massage Josh and I headed to The Rose Theater to see A Wrinkle in Time. I read the book in fourth grade and it totally went over my 10-year-old head. I remember it being really cool but also really confusing. This play brought the book to life and finally allowed me to understand the story and overarching themes. (Thank goodness, I’d be a little worried if I was still lost at 24.) Josh and I were on the edge of our seats the entire time. This play was cool.
The rest of Saturday I lounged on the couch and alternated between napping and reading #GIRLBOSS. It was perfection.
Sunday started off with a Zumba class. It was my first in way too long. It felt good but also harder than usual. When I got home I scarfed down an egg sandwich that Josh so kindly had ready for me when I got back from the gym. After lunch it was time to hop in the shower and make myself look presentable.
It was time for Joanna‘s second annual Friendsgiving! Hannah and I arrived early so we could do some food prep as part of our Three Cooks One Kitchen series. That whole post is coming later this week but for now I just wanted to say what a fun night it was. I laughed so much I made my stomach hurt. I love my friends.
A sneak-peak at some of the night’s sweetness. This was the dessert plate that Josh and I split.
Weekend Snapshots Link-Up
Questions of the Day: What was the highlight of your weekend? Did you read A Wrinkle in Time growing up? Do you like cranberry sauce? What’s your favorite way to get into the holiday spirit?
GiGi Eats says
GRR! I WANT THE LA Whole Foods to have a blogger event ASAP! ha ah!
Approach them and make it happen! Whole Foods loves to work with healthy living bloggers!
You always have such fun weekend recaps. Omaha sounds like an incredible place to live.. heck even visit one day. Glad you had fun. Looking forward to hearing more about Friendsgiving & a new Three Cooks One Kitchen segment 🙂
Hannah @ CleanEatingVeggieGirl says
You need to come visit, Jessie!! We would all have a ball together!
I could.. or y’all could make an international trip over to Kuwait! 🙂
Hannah @ CleanEatingVeggieGirl says
Now THAT would be quite the experience!
I agree. You two could even stop in London for your layover & go out adventuring. It’d be a blast.
Come visit!! We’d have so much fun!
What an fabulous weekend!! Good food, good friends, and festive fun = amazing!!!
It was an amazing weekend! I’m so excited it’s the start of the holidays!
Megan @ Skinny Fitalicious says
Thanks for inviting me to linkup gorgeous!
Thanks so much for stopping by Megan! I hope you have a wonderful week!
Hannah @ CleanEatingVeggieGirl says
Ahh, that picture makes me want more of Joanna’s awesome cupcakes. They were SO good!
They were fabulous! I’m sad I already ate all the leftovers I took home! haha
Elsie @ Sharing Healthiness says
What a great weekend! I have always wanted to see The Rockettes! I love sweet berry sauces both cold in desserts and warm in savory dishes! I love that they are so versatile!
I hope you get to see The Rockettes sometime! It was seriously a dream come true!
Alissa Apel says
We went to see A Wrinkle in Time this weekend. My 9 year old loved it. He’s read the playbook 5 times over again.
Wasn’t the play amazing? Although I’m a huge baby because I was definitely scared for some parts of it!
Laura @FitMamaLove says
I want my Whole Foods to have an event! Looks like a super busy weekend! I saw the Rockets Christmas Show when I was in high school and remembering it be pretty special.
Seeing The Rockettes perform was a dream come true! I would love to be one of them for a day!
Heather @ Housewife Glamour says
Wow, looks like an awesome weekend! I LOVE the Rockettes. Even before one of my best friends became one in NYC. Yep… I pretty much live vicariously through her. <3 Friendsgiving is so much fun too! Love the idea of the link-up, thanks for hosting! xo
Wow! How does your friend like being a Rockette? I would love to get to be one for a day! haha
lexi @ glitterinc.com says
Oh wow, I would love to see the Rockettes live – so cool!
xx Lexi, Glitter, Inc.
It was such an incredible experience! Definitely a dream come true!
Maria @ The Good Life says
Thanks for stopping by! I love weekend photo posts so I’ll make sure I link in the future.
Wow, sounds like an awesome weekend. And I am so jealous of all thes blogger events I kepe reading about. I need to check if there is anything going on in Kansas City. Because this sounds like fun!
I’m sure there’s got to be some awesome stuff going on in KC blogger-wise! Let me know if you hear about anything cool! I want to take another weekend roadtrip there. I love that city.
Linz @ Itz Linz says
sounds like such a fun weekend! love this new link party! 🙂 🙂
Thanks so much for joining it Linz!!
Lauren @ The Bikini Experiment says
#Girlboss was great! I loved it. Thanks for telling me about the link up! Great idea. Have a great Monday!
Thanks for joining the linkup Lauren! And yes, #GIRLBOSS is such a fabulous book! Definitely inspiring!
Love the Rockettes – there isn’t really a better way to get in the holiday spirit than seeing their show, right?!
The show was amazing! Definitely a dream come true!
Lisa Trudell says
What a great and busy weekend! Wish I could have made it to the Rockettes. Tim agreed that it was such an outstanding show.
The show was amazing!! I hope you get the opportunity to see them while they’re still in town!
Ashley Pitt @ A Lady Goes West says
Hi Erin! Thanks for hosting the link-up. I would LOVE to see The Rockettes and am quite impressed with all you did this weekend. Mine was a little more low-key. Hope you have a great week!! 🙂
The Rockettes are amazing performers! I would love to be one for just a day. I’m sure I’d be exhausted but have a lot of fun! haha Thanks so much for linking up!
Looks like an amazing weekend! I would love to go see the Christmas special and have a fun blogger meet up at Whole Foods. Thanks for sharing and for the link up!
I hope you get to see the Christmas special one day! It was truly magical. Thanks for joining my linkup! I hope you have a great week!
Sara @ Lake Shore Runner says
Looks like you had an awesome weekend! I love the Rockettes and Friendsgiving. My friends and are doing a progressive dinner this weekend 🙂 Thanks for the linkup
Have so much fun with your friends this weekend! Holiday get togethers are the best!
Stacie @ SimplySouthernStacie says
The Rockettes look so fun! I’ll be seeing them in a few weeks and can’t wait!
I’m so excited for you!! And to see them in NYC! What a treat!
Susie @ SuzLyfe says
Thank you so much for asking me to link up! This is a fabulous linkup idea–and I love me a good Friendsgiving! So much goodness!
Friendsgivings are so fun! I’m so thankful for my friends and for Joanna putting on such a wonderful event!
Gina @ On the Daily Express says
Oh my word, all of your food looks so good! From Whole Foods and Friendsgiving…YUM. I was not especially excited for Thanksgiving before but suddenly now I am!
Gina – On the Daily Express
Thanksgiving food is some of my favorite! It’s all so hearty and yummy!
How awesome you got to see the show! (even cooler that you got free tickets) My mom went… she said it was fantastic!
Do you live in Omaha Darcy?
Hi Erin! I found your blog today by scrolling through comments on Kimberly’s blog, Penny Pincher Fashion. I loved reading about your trip to see the Rockettes, and it looks like an amazing experience! Earlier this fall, I finally took the plunge and began a blog called Style Never Stops, so I included a link on your Weekend Snapshots link up. Thanks so much for giving us bloggers this awesome opportunity to connect. Warmest Regards, Cynthia
Way to go on starting a blog Cynthia! You are going to love it! I’ve been blogging for three years now and it has brought me so many friends and opportunities.
I really appreciate you stopping by! 🙂
Andrea @ The Pineapple Cake says
Thanks for inviting me to linkup.
I absolutely love the rockettes christmas spectacular. As a kid I always wanted to be a rockette and I could do just about everything except fulfill the height requirement. To this day watching them in the Macy’s parade marks the start of the holidays for me!
The Macy’s Day parade is one of my favorite traditions! I’d love to see it in person from the streets of NYC one day!
Daisy @ Fit Wanderlust Runner says
Great link-up! Thanks for the invite. Looking forward to reading more of your blog 🙂
Aw thank you Daisy! I really appreciate you stopping by!
Holiday season is so exciting! and thanks for the link-up page information–I am glad to know one more place to share the posts 🙂
Thanks for stopping by Zhuo! I hope to see you next Monday! 🙂
Heather Wyancko says
Hi Erin! Love your link-up. I’m thrilled to post!
Thanks so much for joining Heather!
Erin, thanks so much for stopping by and inviting me to your linkup! I appreciate it! Also, it’s nice to “meet” another midwest blogger!
Yay for Midwest bloggers! Where are you from?
Thanks for the invite to your link up, Erin! Looks like you had a fun filled weekend!
My weekend was a blast! Thanks so much for joining the linkup!
Lisa@ Running Out Of Wine says
I used to love seeing the Rockettes when I was little! Sounds like a great weekend, and thanks for inviting me to the link up!
Thanks for stopping by Lisa! I’m so glad I can now say I’ve seen the Rockettes. That has been a dream of mine since I was a little girl!
nancy @ adore to adorn says
sounds like a great weekend! It looked so festive too! I feel like I’m energized for the holidays after seeing your photos! =)
This weekend got me energized for the holidays too! 😀
Wow, so many awesome things. Pretty awesome that you got to see the Rockettes, and A Wrinkle in Time sounds awesome. I remember reading that book as a kid and not really getting it either, so I bet it would be fun to see or even read again. And the Whole Foods event…well that just sounds delicious!
The Whole Foods event was so yummy! I wish I could eat all the food all over again! haha
Tiffany @ The Chi-Athlete says
Hooray for “A Wrinkle in Time”! Wowsers! I totes read that book in sixth grade. Awwww.
Highlight of my weekend = SNOW. As a matter of fact, a run in t!:)
I do love, love, love cranberry sauce. Only my Daddio and I demand (DEMAND) it during the holidays.
I was so shocked to like the cranberry sauce! I have always hated it, so it was quite the (tasty!) surprise.
Happiness at Mid Life says
I have never seen the Rockettes and would love to see them one of these days. Looks like you had a fun weekend!
Thank you for letting me know about your link up.
P.S. Hope you will stop by Thursday for TBT Fashion link up.
Thanks for linking up Alice! I will definitely be stopping by on Thursday!
The Rockettes were fabulous. Seeing them was a dream come true!
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That is SO cool you got to see the Rockettes!! It sounds amazing 🙂 That is so something I want to do one day.
It was a dream come true! I would love to get to be them for a day! haha I’m sure it would be one tiring day but an awesome one nonetheless!
Cassie @ Almost Getting it Together says
You had an AMAZE weekend!!! Jealous of your Friendsgiving!
Thanks Cassie! I hope you’re loving your warm Cali weather!
Dawn Lucy says
Thanks so much for inviting me to your fun link up party! 🙂
Thanks for joining Dawn!
Look at you, getting into the holiday spirit! 🙂 And those cupcakes on the dessert plate look amazing!
Le Stylo Rouge
Joanna makes the most fabulous cupcakes! They always look gorgeous and taste delicious!
Red Tag Chic Los Angeles says
Wow that was a wonderful weekend for you indeed – thanks for sharing with us!! Thanks too for the invite to your linkup hope I am not too late!
You’re definitely not too late Rebecca! And the linkup will be back again next Monday. Thanks so much for joining!
Robyn R says
Super sweet pictures.
I love doing Friendsgiving! This year it’s my first Thanksgiving as an expat and I’m planning on inviting random American “orphans” in Helsinki to celebrate, and introduce some of our Finnish friends to the best day of the year. Looks like you’re having a great time!
What a fun idea!! I hope you have a blast!
So jealous you got to see the Rockettes. I have wanted to see them since I was a child. Sounds like you had a wonderful time
The Doctor Diva
They were incredible! I would love to be one of them for a day!
Jamie |Jamie's-Recipes says
A Wrinkle in Time was FABULOUS. I loved how they incorporated so much technology into the play. Looks like a lovely weekend! I hosted friendsgiving in October and I am certain it will be a new tradition.
What a fun weekend! You hit a lot of great spots in Omaha. 🙂
There are always so many awesome things to do in Omaha! I love it!
such a fantastic post!!
fantastic post luv
Love this link up! This is my first week finding it and it’s a great idea! Thanks for hosting. I’ll be sure to stop back next week.
Thanks so much for stopping by Jen! I’m excited to see you around next Monday!
Bummed I missed the linkup!!Love this post though! How fun! Love the Rockettes! Those sandwiches looked yummy too! 🙂 Ill be back next time for the linkup I am following now xoxo