Saturday, December 12, 2009

Weekend/Charleston SPCA

Hi guys :) Thank you for all the support via your comments on my last post. They all had me smiling!! Have you had a good weekend so far? Mine has been very nice.

Friday
A little cleaning, a 6 mile run, and a few hours of work followed by shopping with my Aunt & Mom. We ate lunch at a great little cafe in Mount Pleasant called Mosaic. The restaurant has a very cozy atmosphere and the menu is filled with delicious pitas, sandwiches, rollers (wraps), salads, soups, pita pizzas and burgers. The best part (as per their website):

"MOSAIC sources the best local ingredients (whenever possible) to create healthy, beautiful, sumptuous and regionally focused seasonal cuisine with inspiration drawn from many different regions of the world."

When I saw their specials, I knew I wanted the soup special:


It was amazing!

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Friday night, we went to Josh's work holiday party (sorry for the dark/grainy picture):

Saturday
Today I taught Body Step and went grocery shopping. Then, Josh and I headed to the Charleston SPCA to make a donation of money and towels and to give all of the adorable dogs some cookies.





The dogs were SO cute, I wanted to take them all home :). Animal shelters can always use donations!! We grabbed a copy of their "wish list" and plan to donate again in the future:

My favorite item on their wish list is peanut butter ;)


That's always on my wish list too.
Tell me about your weekend!!

63 comments:

inmytummy said...

Cute doggies!

Have a great weekend.

Molly said...

haha the peanut butter on the list cracks me up!
my heart just breaks every time i go to animal shelters- i never thought of donating towels and treats! i'll have to look into that!

Meredith (Pursuing Balance) said...

Aww I'm glad you were able to help those cuties out!

Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) said...

Look at you all dolled up and lookin' foxy, foxy!!

What a great looking couple you two make..and a great cause, too :)

janetha said...

that is so awesome you guys donated to the shelter. i want to donate to mine now! thanks for the idea. i love that PB is on the list too. chocolate chili sounds excellent! glad you are having a good weekend. i am feeling a cold coming on but i am just glad to relax :) xoxo

Brittany said...

What a great idea to donate to the animal shelter! I love that the wishlist includes pb. Mine always includes that as well.

kilax said...

I've never heard of chocolate in SOUP! How cool! Very daring of you to try it :)

That's great that you made a donation to the shelter! We are thinking about doing the same :)

Veggies 'n' Cake said...

What a FANTASTIC idea to donate to the animal shelter. I'm going to look online and see if my local shelter has a list of items they need!

Thanks so much for the idea!

Gena said...

What sweet puppies! You should feel very proud of lending your time to the shelter :)

Pam said...

You are a beautiful couple...luv your dress...amazing!

I would like to take all those animals home too....SO very nice that you donate to them. Cliff and I always donate each month to a different animal organization like Best Friends, Pasado's Safe Haven or something local...luv helping!

Glad you are having a fun weekend and meaningful!

Bee Happy!

Stephanie @ cookinfanatic said...

Ah I love Mosaic! We have one here in Richmond too, used to eat there for lunch all the time when I worked at my old job :) So healthy and deelish!

The SPCA adventure made my heart melt, I got Lucy Dog from there and I love what you guys are doing to help out - we need more people like you in this world, that's for sure :)

Happy Sunday!

Jessica said...

I love your teal dress. You look gorgeous!

Marisa(Loser for Life) said...

So nice of you to do that for the SPCA!

I would have went for the black bean chocolate soup, too! YUM!

Abby (Abbys Vegan Eats) said...

What a fun weekend... you and your hubby look adorable.. LOVE your dress!!

Dont ya just love when you find a restaurant with labeled vegetarian items on the menu!! SUch a relief :)

Krista said...

PB on the humane society wish list always cracks me up too! Cheese is a great idea to hide med's in, though...

That chili soup sounds and looks fabulous! I bet it would be easy enough to try to make at home...

CaSaundraLeigh said...

Wow--love the sound of that chili--I have yet to try making some with chocolate, but I do have a recipe sitting somewhere that I've wanted to try!! Sounds like that restaurant has a lot of good stuff.

And sooo cool of you guys to help out the little animals :-) They are all so cute! I try to avoid the humane society because I get too attached to them! :o(

Julie said...

aww girl you look gawwjuss on your way to that snazzy party :) glad you had such a good time!

i seriously love when people put the links to restaurants on their posts..even if i don't live ANYWHERE near the restaurant i always love to click on the link and check out the menu and decide what i would have got. i'm pretty sure you made an awesome decision ;)

this weekend i studied alot (aka not nearly as much as i should have!) and hung out with some friends on saturday night which was fun! today i must must must must get my act together for finals and well of couuurse watch the jets!

hahaha the other day i thought of you because i hit my 4th apple of the day. and i thought hmmm too much? nahhhh haha

enjoy your sunday girl!

Jessie (Vegan-minded) said...

Aww, those shelter puppies are so adorable! I have never thought to donate old towels and things to an animal shelter, but it's a great idea.:)

That chili looks perfect!

Mom on the Run said...

Thank you so much for your sweet words. I think it is great that you thought of the animal shelter.

I need to stop by and see what our shelter needs.

Have a great weekend!

theemptynutjar said...

Your enthusiasm for the SPCA is great. I saw a black bean chilli dish on KERF in the past, looks good!

lk (Healthy Delicious) said...

that chili looks great! I alway add a little bit of cocoa to mine, but that one look extra rich and amazing. Pretty dress, too! Love that pb is on the wishlist - I know my doggies both love the stuff!

*Naomi* said...

OMG such cute doggies!! I am so thrilled you were able to help out, girl :)

you and josh look perfect together, great color on you

Heather @ Get Healthy With Heather said...

I had to stop looking at puppies/doggies online cause I always want all of them too!

Weekend was spent relaxing with some friends. It was perfect.

Paula said...

I love donating to the shelters. It is so very hard to go and see all those faces though. Peanut butter is a good one. That is how some friends of mine would give their dogs his medicine.

Jessica said...

Aww the dogs break my heart - I would adopt them all if I could!

I love your dress for the party - you looked beautiful!

Britt said...

You looked fabulous Friday night!

Poor poochies.... I'm not allowed to go to the shelter any more as my hubby KNOWS I'll come home with one. But we should make a holiday donation as well. Great idea!

I'm back from NYC and NJ, relaxing at home and getting ready for the week!

noodlegirl said...

Heheheh the peanut butter gave me a huge laugh lol

just me said...

ah, how awesome that you did that for the pups!! my parents do the same thing for the shelter i used to volunteer for.

Fresh Local and Best said...

You are such a busy girl! Josh and you are a super CUTE couple!

Nicci@NiftyEats said...

Oh you look beautiful in your dress Erica. Hop you had fun and the soup from earlier looked great.

teresa said...

aw, what a sweet gesture to those doggies! great picture, you guys are so cute together!

Elizabeth said...

I don't know how you left without taking at least a couple of them home! ;) We got our kitties from the animal shelter and not being able to take home all of the cats and dogs that needed a good home nearly broke my heart. I felt so guilty for having to pick amongst them. :(

Pretty dress - hope you had a great time.

I would LOVE to meet up for a misto, but sadly, we'll be all the way across the state in Greenville. :(

Esi said...

Fun weekend!

Staci Dombroski said...

Lots of activities with the kids and husband! Loved it all :-)

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ktbwood said...

girl, i LOVE YOUR DRESS!!! you look awesome!! and so sweet about the doggies-warmed my heart

and ive ran the IOP connecter a lot too! we always stay in wild dunes when we go there :)

Miz said...

love the worksoiree pic.
I swear I so rarely get fancied up these days I should have snapped one of me before the husbands as well.

I keep the bar low (always semi-childchasing rumpled) so I looked UBER FANCY :)

Nicole said...

That is so great that you volunteered at the animal shelter!! I would want to take them all home too!!! ;)

K from ksgoodeats said...

Aw, you and Josh are too cute! Love your dress!!

I could never volunteer at an animal shelter. I hate saying that but my heart would shatter just walking in there. We donate though!! Hope you're having a wonderful Monday :)

Therese said...

OH I'm positive peanut butter would be on my puppy's Christmas list :)

Love that dress! Such a pretty color.

Holly said...

Love the Christmas picture!

That is so sweet of you to donate. I need to do that, too - what a great idea for them to have lists!

Maria said...

Love the doggies! So fun! You guys look great-holiday parties are fun!
We babysat my niece, did some holiday baking, and went to a holiday party. It was a fast/busy weekend.

Shannon said...

so glad you got to help out! and ow ow, what a sexy couple ;)

I Run for Fun said...

So sweet of you and Josh to help out. The dogs do look cute.

You two make a very lovely couple.

Yum Yucky said...

I love that pic of you two!

and running. I'm going to start (again). Train for a 5K. then grow up to run for miles and miles like you. (I think)

RunToTheFinish said...

Ohh i have a horrible time not taking home every pet or finding a frien to give it when I visit a shelter!

Michelle @ Find Your Balance said...

Oh that is so sweet you went to the shelter. I've always wanted to volunteer for a kitty shelter. Though I'd end up with 30 cats at home instead of 3...

Anne Marie said...

What a beautiful picture of you two!

chrystad72 said...

so cute!!! Its so hard when i go to shelters. I just want to take them all home with me. Fabulous picture of you btw!! you look great! Have a good week!

Dawn (HealthySDLiving) said...

That is so great that you donated to the shelter! :) Awww the dogs are adorable!

Anonymous said...

Great job on the run, as always :)

Look at you all glammed up! You are beautiful, dear!

burpandslurp said...

Aw, poor dogs...Glad you helped out!

lesley lifting life said...

Erica, I read this post when you first wrote it but I just realized I forgot to comment ... Ha, I just didn't want you to think I had forgotten about you or anything ;)

I love your dress btw!

Erin of Care to Eat said...

Oh Erica! First of all, you and Josh looks absolutley beautiful. The grainy picture can't hide your radiance :) How lucky those little pups are to have people like you who care about animals. That's such a wonderful gesture. I just love y'all and your big hearts!

brandi said...

that chili sounds awesome, and I love your dress! you two look awesome :)

what a cool thing to donate to the shelter - I've never thought about doing that!

I'm going to go beauty pageant on my answer: world peace :)

And to just spend time with family. That's what i want this year.

Heather McD (Heather Eats Almond Butter) said...

Erica,
You looked so pretty for Josh's party. Josh looked nice too. :)

I love that you guys donated to the SPCA. I don't think I could ever go there as I KNOW we would end up with another dog, but I could definitely send them some peanut butter. :)

We adopted Radley from the SPCA of Brentwood, and so they hold a special place in my heart. :)

biz319 said...

Aw, what a great idea to donate to the SPCA!

When my daughters hampster was sick, they actually gave me virgin strawberry daquari mix to mix with the medicine!

Have fun on your date night with Josh this weekend - I read your comment on another blog! :D

Rebecca said...

i've been eating non-stop soup this fall/winter...glad baby is craving good stuff so far;)

Bridget said...

Awww thats so awesome that you guys donated to the SPCA! What a great idea!!! Makes me want to do that. I would of never thought of donating towels (or PB) haha.
Love your dress!! You look gorgeous!

Dawn Dishes It Out said...

Great pic of you and Josh!! How sweet are the two of you to donate to the rescue!! What a great idea!

Kris | iheartwellness.com said...

Ooooo pretty dress love! I love it!

It sounds like you had such a wonderful weekend. It warms my heart to know there is good people like you and you man out there to help the poor pups!

Enjoy your night!!

Diana said...

AAAAAHAHA that last line cracked me up--PB should be on EVERYone's wish list at all times as far as I'm concerned, or at least some kind of nut butter. ESSENTIAL!

TGIalmostF, eh?

thelocalguide said...

that soup looks really tasty