A British Invasion.

Annnnd it’s Monday again.  Funny how quickly that happens, isn’t it? Thinking smile

Today I thought it would be fun to catch everyone up on the rest of my week in Florida.

Wednesday:

- Got to visit with my BIL, SIL, and two adorable nieces.  No pictures were taken … too busy catching up! Winking smile

- Went to a wine tasting at the Rosa Fiorelli Winery.

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It’s a very small winery, but they do free wine tasting, and we actually got to learn about the wine from the wine-maker himself!

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That’s Antonio.  My new Italian friend. Winking smile

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All of the wines were really tasty, but I enjoyed the super-sweet dessert wines the best.  They’ve even won gold medals for their dessert wines!  Pretty cool!

Thursday:

- Lots of play time with Sophie.

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She looks like a giant hot dog when she’s all spread out like that, doesn’t she?

- My mom and I were also planning on going on a sunset “party boat” that night, but it was sold out.  So instead, we did the next best thing:

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Ate custard!

I mentioned Sweet Berries in a post written back in the summer, but it’s worth mentioning again.  If you’re ever in Sarasota, you need to go to Sweet Berries.  They have the best frozen custard ever!  I usually get their “Utterly Reese’s” sundae, but I practiced moderation and just went with vanilla mixed with Oreo this time.  Such self-control I have.

Friday:

- On Friday, I had a very special visit from some very special relatives.

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Ava and Marna … straight off the boat (or plane … whatever …) from England!

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Ava is 8 years old and Marna is 3.  They’re my second cousins, and pretty much the cutest things ever.  Especially with their British accents.  Everything sounds better with a British accent … don’t ya think?

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We tried to take a whole family photo, but we couldn’t get that one perfect shot. Winking smile Joanna (to my right) is my cousin, and Stef (on the left) is the girls’ father.  Have I mentioned before that my dad is from England?  And I still have a ton of family over there?  No?  Well, now you know!  Pretty cool, right??

Many thanks to Stef and Joanna for bringing the girls for a visit!  I had a blast with them!

- After our visit, my mom and I went out to lunch and a movie.

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We went to First Watch for lunch, and I ordered their “Veg’d Out” omelet, with zucchini, onions, tomatoes, broccoli, and red peppers.  It also had Cheddar and Monterey Jack cheese.  Rather than getting potatoes and an English muffin on the side, I opted for their dressed greens.

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Everything was delicious, and I ate the entire thing.  Yum.

We then went to see “Mirror Mirror.”

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I think I enjoyed it more than my mom did.  Sure, it was a little cheesy, but it’s a movie primarily meant for kids.  And I loved seeing Julia Roberts play a villain, rather than her usual “America’s sweetheart” role!

Saturday:

- I made the 7 hour drive back to Atlanta and was happily reunited with my husband.  I had really missed him!  Funny how close you get when you’re living together in a hotel room the size of a shoebox!

- Saturday night, we celebrated my return with my two favorite things: sushi and frozen yogurt!

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We tried out this small sushi restaurant in Johns Creek called Sushi House.

It was completely empty when we got there, so I was a little concerned, but the sushi ended up being delicious.

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For those who like sushi, this is what we ordered:

On the left – Philly Roll (Smoked salmon, cream cheese & avocado)

In the middle – Playboy (BBQ eel, salmon, crab masago, cream cheese and deep fried)

On the right – Georgia Bulldog (Chopped spicy scallop, topped with 1/2 white tuna and 1/2 tuna with crunch and spicy mayo)

Being a Gator girl, it was a little painful to order the “Georgia Bulldog” roll. Winking smile  But I’m so glad we did … that roll was delicious.  I could have eaten 10 of those rolls! 

But of course, I had to save room for dessert!

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We went to Menchie’s, and it was Brandon’s first time ever having self-serve yogurt! Thumbs up

My final combination: a mix of red velvet cake and cake batter, topped with s’more pieces, cookie dough, mini caramel cups, and marshmallow cream.  Delicious.

Question for ya …

What did you do this weekend?

Does most of your family live near you, or in different states/countries? 

What do you like to get in your omelets?

Favorite frozen yogurt toppings?  Favorite frozen yogurt shop?

We have several in the area, and I feel that it is my duty to try them all and then report back which is best.  You’re welcome.

 



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28 Responses to A British Invasion.

  1. Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes

    Sophie is the cutest thing!
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    • notsodomesticated

      Thanks, Jemma!! I gotta say that I agree with you! ;)

  2. Lindsay @ In Sweetness and In Health

    Aw, sounds like you had a great weekend/week (minus the driving of course haha). The weather here has been absolutely gorgeous so I’ve gone on a couple of nice walks outside. Today I’m going to the Boston marathon :D . It’s supposed to be in the upper 80s, isn’t that crazy?!
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    • notsodomesticated

      I saw that on your blog! Enjoy it!! :)

  3. Jana @ Newly Wife Healthy Life

    What an awesome week and weekend! Custard and fro-yo? That is hard to beat :-) My fav fro-yo toppings are cookie dough, strawberries, crushed Oreos, and rainbow sprinkles! I also love whip cream, but not a ton of yogurt shops offer it!
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  4. Emily @ Perfection Isn't Happy

    Looks like you had a great weekend! There’s a fro yo place in Indianapolis called YoguLatte, and it’s one of my favorites!
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  5. Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries

    sounds like the perfect weekend filled with all sorts of yummy eats! glad you got some fro yo! ;)
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  6. Kat

    looks like a totally awesome weekend! Mine wasnt very good, but God willing this week WILL be better :)
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  7. Elizabeth @ Chocolate Drops and Pearls

    Oh I wanted to see Mirror Mirror! I threw a surprise party for Nick for his birthday this weekend! Other than that it was pretty quiet just relaxing and running errands.

    Looks like you had so much fun! oh and I love sushi those rolls look delicious. We went to sushi on Saturday and ordered a roll with mango in it, delish!
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  8. Yellow Haired Girl

    All the food in this post just screams delicious! That sushi looks amazing. And now I’m craving frozen yogurt (at 8:30AM).

    …this entire comment was written with a British accent. I hope you read it in one ;)
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    • notsodomesticated

      Hahaha you seriously crack me up. I always love your comments. ;)

  9. Amber with Slim Pickin's Kitchen

    Those sushi rolls were ENORMOUS! Sheesh, they were huge! I think its cool that you have family in England! I wish we could hear the girls accents. I agree, everyone does sound better with an accent. Especially kids! I have family in Scotland, and I love listening to them talk as well :)
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    • notsodomesticated

      The rolls were big, but still gone way too quickly haha! ;) That’s the sad thing about sushi. Since you eat the pieces in one bite, it goes so fast!!

  10. Jan

    Enjoyed your recap of our week. It went too quickly and Sophie and I are missing you! Love you, Mom.

  11. amy @ fearless homemaker

    sounds like you had an awesome weekend. and now you have me craving sushi, too – that looks awesome!
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  12. Andrea @ Andrea Out Loud!

    looks like you had tons of fun!
    all my family live elsewhere, which has always sorta been the norm. my sister who i am very close to lives in California, and my parents live in belize, and then all my distant family (cousins, etc) are all spread out down here in the US. luckily I am not so isolated like i was in alaska though and its easier to travel to see people!
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    • notsodomesticated

      Wow you’re parents live in Belize? That’s pretty unique! :)

  13. Cinnamon @ eatpraytri

    So funny that we talked about the same movie on the same day! Great minds….
    That Playboy roll looks SO GOOD!! its still “breakfast time” but I want it!!
    And my go to is always red velvet fro yo. I dont even really know why I ever get any other kind. That one takes the cake. ;-)
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  14. Brittany @ Itty Bits of Balance

    Yey for sushi & Menchies in the same weekend! We’re just so in tune ;)

    And nice moderation work with that custard! I did a fine job myself this morning when I ate just ONE bag of chocolate covered pretzels 8)
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  15. Alyssa @ fit and fun in third

    Looks like a great week!! :) I spent my weekend in Las Vegas celebrating the bachelorette party for one of my best friends!
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    • notsodomesticated

      Fun!! :)

  16. natalie @ southern fit foodie

    I have so many comments!!! I love British accents (any accent really), and that is so awesome that you have a lot of family overseas! Do you ever go visit them? Frozen custard is the BEST ever. Those sushi rolls are huge and look exactly like what I would order. Froyo never gets old to me, and I love trying out all the places and toppings. Daniel isn’t big on self serve yogurt either – he would rather have ice cream (ummm hello wouldn’t we all?). I can’t wait to see you in Nashville! :)
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    • notsodomesticated

      Oh yeah … let’s be honest, I think frozen custard and ice cream are better than frozen yogurt … more flavor. But frozen yogurt is still pretty awesome. I haven’t been to England since I was 2 years old … which I don’t remember haha. We’re talked about visiting several times, but money and time always stop us! ;)

      Can’t wait to see you too!!!

  17. Charissa

    Too fun…sounds like a magical few days you’ve been having!

    I am looking forward to seeing the “Snow White” movie…it looks so cute! :)
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  18. Baking Serendipity

    I love wine tastings at small wineries :) We always try to pick them over the larger, commercialized wineries and get to learn so much more about the wines…and go on tours I imagine are crazy secret…because I’m a nut.
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  19. Heather

    Bring on the Britts! My family is from England-I’m the 1st generation American! My mom’s side of the family all lives within a 10 minute drive of each other here in California, but we still have a lot of distant relatives and friends in England and Wales.

    Nothing too crazy this past weekend… My son had Pajama Saturday and I got caught up on my accounting homework. Just enjoying being a mommy <3

    Hope the rest of your week goes well!
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    • notsodomesticated

      How cool, Heather! Sounds like we have a lot in common! ;)

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