Nachos, fondue, body pump and other weekend fun!

Happy Sunday!

How’s your weekend been so far?

My Friday night started out with the Blackhawks and nachos at a local dive bar. Nachos for me. Blackhawks for the boys ;)

Blackhawks Collage

Saturday morning called for a long walk. Mitchell and I had to wait while Kyle grabbed a bagel for breakfast.

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I had plans for brunch with a friend, but the walk took it out of me and I couldn’t stop coughing so plans had to change :/

After running a few errands, Kyle and I grabbed lunch at Duran – a local, European sandwich cafe. Each was delicious!


The rest of the day involved a 3-hour nap (it was amazing!) and then getting ready for date night.

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We received a Groupon gift for Christmas to Geja’s Cafe, a romantic fondue restaurant in Chicago, and decided it was time to use it.


Overall, everything was delicious. We started with salads and a cheese fondue with bread for dipping, following by a meat and seafood tray with 8 dipping sauces, and then finished with a chocolate fondue complete with marshmallows, rice krispie treats and fruit for dipping! The only part we didn’t enjoy was that we had to “cook” our meat in oil at the table, so basically our steak, chicken, lobster and scallops were all deep fat fried. Blech. If we go back, we decided we’d definitely just go for the cheese and chocolate and skip the main course ;)

After a week of rest, I finally hit up the gym again for some body pump! It felt great to get back.

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I got all geared up, thanks to Kyle, for the Blackhawks game.

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Once the game started, however, Mitchell and I decided we would rather take a walk to the dog park than watch hockey.

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The rest of the afternoon and evening are going to be spent packing and getting ready for my 5am flight (not looking forward to the 2:30am wake-up call!) to Florida tomorrow. I’m heading south for a work trip so if I’m more absent than normal, you know where I am :)

What was the most exciting thing you did this weekend?


  1. what a fun weekend!
    the fondue sounds awesome but the meat frying at the table is weeeeird
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  2. This weekend I had a great Saturday! I got Whole Food’s hot bar for lunch (my favorite!) and then I got to go see the new movie The Other Women! I loved it!
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  3. We have a restaurant like that here called The Melting Pot, and I agree we need to go for dessert and cheese. I wasn’t a huge fan of cooking the food, and just thought that was okay. The cheese fondue and dessert, though, were delicious.Most exciting thing this weekend was getting caught up on things. I feel ready to attack the week!
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    • Oh we have Melting Pots here too! I think it’s a Midwestern-ish chain? I have no idea, haha! I’ve only ever had their dessert fondue and it was SO good :) Kudos to you for getting caught up on things. That’s the best feeling on a Friday night!

  4. I did absolutely nothing exciting this weekend and it was perfection. I needed to catch up on some rest in the worst way, so both Saturday and Sunday involved long afternoon naps. Now I’m hangin’ out at my parents’ for dinner and trying to figure out how I can smuggle out about 1/3 of their pantry/fridge contents without them noticing… Fingers crossed.
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  5. Glad to see weather is finally getting nicer in Chicago! I laid low this weekend- cleaned, checked some things off on my to-do list, relaxed and scrapbooked while watching cheesy movies and drinking wine. It felt damn good though!
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  6. Sounds like a great weekend Becky! Those nachos look so good! The Color Run was my highlight this weekend.
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  7. Nachos are pretty much a requirement for a dive bar ;-) and I’ve never been to any sort of fondue restaurant! I’m definitely intrigued, but maybe I’ll still to going for appetizers or dessert. My weekend was insanely busy, so i’m hoping that the week will be a little calmer.
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  8. that 3 hour nap does sound amaaazing! hope your feeling better <3 i love that dress, you look great!!
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  9. I met a movie star today from the Housewives of OC. In not into that kind of thing I thought, but I was pretty stoked. Oh yeah, got 10 miles in today to! Happy & safe travels!
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  10. What a pretty packed weekend- and a fun one at that! I’ve made fondue but never been to a restaurant- I woulddo what you intend to do in the future- as if you had to pre fry it all!

    Have fun in Florida- get a tan.
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  11. Sounds like a great weekend! Like I said on IG I love that stripe dress you wore to your date night so fun!

    I’ve not done a pump class in years but you and Cori have been making me want to :)

    Most exciting thing I did was go for brunch with my bestie and then go to a friends house with Nick and have slow roasted ribs.
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  12. I haven’t been to BodyPump since last Monday and I miss it–I love the latest release!
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  13. I totally agree – fondue should just be cheese and dessert – those are by far the best parts!! Safe travels. XOXO
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  14. Looks like such a fun weekend! I’m so sad that my Capitals didn’t even make it to the playoffs this year – now I just dont know who to root for! Also, I totally love your date-night dress!!
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  15. LOOOVE that dress! You are the cutest. Have fun in Florida, my friend! I’ll miss you on the Gchatzzzz
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  16. Love all the blackhawks chat, headed to round two babyyyy
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  17. You and your stripes. You rock ’em better than anyone else I know. I miss you — let’s get together, go shopping for stripes, and drink and eat and play. I’m thinking that a fun trip this coming fall is going to be necessary.
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