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Weekend Favorites: An amazing weekend ahead

Weekend favorites are here. Come read about wedding venues, working out and what AK has been up to lately. Plenty of amazing links!

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Hellooooo weekend! Doesn’t it feel like a breath of fresh air? Especially if you’ve had a long week. This week I tried to get into a better routine at the gym: I did Monday through Thursday at Crosstown Fitness and today I’m either going to go for a run outside or head to a yoga class.

This week went by all too quickly. I’ve been getting Abra up to speed on all things AK, testing new recipes, checking out wedding venues, heading to dinners and enjoying this fast pace that life is presenting.

Last night Abra and I went to a wonderful dinner with Long Meadow Ranch wines. I had never tried their wines before but had the chance to taste several and was beyond impressed. There wasn’t a wine I didn’t like. Our favorite was probably the Rose-Pinot Noir, a wine you could drink anytime. Apparently they are sold at Whole Foods and if you live in Chicago, Mariano’s.

And here’s something else I can appreciate: LMR has their own organic farm on site and they farm their own cattle, make phenomenal olive oil, and of course produce grapes. I’m officially a fan girl so if you get a chance, I highly recommend checking them out.

Ambitious Kitchen Yoga

This weekend Tony and I have an endless list of things to do around our place. My biggest goals are finishing decorating our kitchen/living area. Honestly it might take another year to get the whole place done; it’s just unbelievably time consuming — especially when you want to feel good about the pieces you purchase and put in your home.

We’re also checking out this venue and a new church this weekend! Neither of us have been in a while and we’d like to explore something that feels right for the both of us. Ah, life.

Finally, I’m having brunch with my friend Phi this weekend to catch up on all the things that have been happening lately.

I’m also doing a very fun Instagram challenge over the next 30 days so you guys can get to know me better and so that I can share my interests and personal life a little more. Follow Ambitious Kitchen on Instagram here!

Now let’s get onto weekly favorites!

How to line and pan with parchment paper. Necessary tip.

Before you reach for a can of tomatoes, read this.


My new Under Armor kicks are seriously sick.

Check out this anti-aging homemade face mask. I’m in.

Have you ever been guilty of food shaming?

This bodysuit is giving me life.

Want this taco skillet for dinner NOW.

Avocado lime margsssss. To go with that taco skillet.

In love with these jeans.

These shoes would be amazing with skinny jeans & a black top.


Alright that’s what I’ve got for you this week. I’ve got a fabulous baked donut recipe coming for you on Monday so be sure to be here then. xo!

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