on saturday afternoon, brad and i took a little jaunt to have lunch at one of the places on our st. louis list! he is graduating on april 23, so we are really running out of time to finish!
this weekend, we decided to check off city coffee house & creperie. it’s a cute little cafe in clayton that serves sandwiches, salads, coffee, and (obviously) crepes! i used to come here all the time when i was in undergrad, but i haven’t been in years, and brad had never been there.
this is the kind of place where you walk in, choose your food from a menu board and then order and pay at the counter and get a number. i LOVE their menu boards.
aren’t they cute?!
i think it’s so cool that they are on chalkboards. i told brad and we both had to get crepes even though the sandwiches and salads looked delicious. it’s called the creperie for a reason! i do have to admit, my first time here i was a little wary of the idea of savory crepes. i always thought of crepes as vehicles to deliver strawberries, powdered sugar, and nutella! but after trying them, i’m convinced for sure. this time, i was going back and forth between two crepes, but i finally settled on the shaw park.
turkey, fresh spinach, havarti cheese, roasted red peppers, and a house-made dressing. i also paid an extra dollar to get it on a buckwheat crepe.
so worth it! the buckwheat was great and look at all of that deliciousness stuffed in there!
brad ordered the sante fe crepe.
chorizo, pepperjack cheese, avocado, tomato, cilantro, red onion, fresh spinach with juan’s house-made rojo sauce topped with avocado sour cream sauce. i’ve never tried this crepe before and really liked it too!
they’re usually really busy on the weekends for breakfast, but we got there around 1pm for lunch, so we were able to snag seats out in the sunroom area. [don't mind brad's shoulder or the random girl i got in the photo...]
saturday was a gorgeous day so it was nice to be “outside”. clearly we both enjoyed our meals.
i highly recommend city coffeehouse & creperie to anyone in the st. louis or clayton area. it’s delicious, and they offer a unique menu with plenty of options. it was a great lunch!
now, it’s monday, so that means i get to check in with myself on my goals from the last week!
¤ finish research proposal and turn it in to committee by next monday. check! i’m e-mailing my proposal after lunch today.
¤ concentrate on balanced eating. i’ve been snacking a lot lately and eating way more carbs than i need. i want to make sure i’m getting more balanced meals this week. i only did so-so on this. i still want to make more of an effort to eat more mindfully.
¤ get car looked at. it’s been making an awful groaning noise every time i stop and i need to just bite the bullet and take it in. check! i took it in already and my brakes are fixed!
¤ do the 30 day shred every day this week. i’ve totally been slacking on this. big old fail. i only did the shred 2 days this week. i was feeling very overwhelmed with my research proposal and let myself use that as an excuse not to exercise. blah.
i do have some goals in mind for this week too!
• move more. apparently the every single day exercise kind of goal didn’t work for me. i’m just going to make an effort to be more active in general and hopefully do the shred and get running this week!
• call florist and make appointment. i really need to meet with our wedding florist to figure out our flowers. step one = making the appointment!
• finish reading 168 hours. i put the book on the back burner because of my research proposal. now that i’m done with that i can finish the book!
• wear a different outfit each day. this one is kind of embarrassing, but i’ve been wearing the same jeans and sweatshirt several times a week lately. i guess it’s just a combination of an end of winter clothing funk and the fact that i don’t like how a lot of my clothes fit right now. hopefully paying attention to mixing it up will help me with this!
30 day challenge: day 14
and finally, day 14′s task is to post a picture of someone you could not imagine your life without. there are several people i can’t imagine my life without, but the one that popped into my mind first is brad.
in the past 2 and a half years that we have been together, brad has become such an important part of my life. my morning doesn’t feel like it’s started until i got my “good morning beautiful” text from his and my day doesn’t feel complete until after we skype at night. and of course there is lots of texting, emailing, and talking in the middle! he is so supportive of me and always lets me know how much he loves me. i think we make such a good match because we both aren’t afraid to be real with each other, talk about what’s stressing us out, but we also laugh a lot and work well together! ♥ i love my man!
today is the last day to enter my giveaway to win over $200 worth of arbonne products! you can enter here until 8pm cst tonight.
whew, thanks for sticking with me if you read the whole post! sorry for today’s lengthiness!
do you have any goals for this week?
have you ever had a savory crepe?
they’re soooooo tasty!