A few things…

Our weekend consisted of sleeping, cooking, painting, work and me having a slight emotional breakdown Saturday morning… (what a nice way to start off the weekend, right?!  Poor Geo). All in all it was a really nice weekend, one that went by far too quickly! Here’s a quick snippet of it:

I woke up this morning knowing we just had to go out to breakfast and indulge, so that is exactly what we did. Sam’s on the harbor sure knows how to make a blueberry pancake –  yum.

Next up is me FINALLY getting around to making this “No Bake Peanut Butter Pie” that I bought all the ingredients to LAST week. Once I finally did make it, and it literally took 15 minutes to do, I couldn’t believe I’d put it off for so long. It was pretty delish. If I were to do it again though I may not freeze it… the filling was so delicious when it was light and fluffy. Not sure I enjoyed it as much frozen.

The biggest project of the weekend was painting our bedroom. While Geo was working I got everything situated, was feeling good about it and then made the big mistake of sitting on our bed to read a Facebook message… next thing I know the struggle to get up was VERY real. Eventually I did get up and we made some real headway today. Go us :)

I’m very exited about the short work week ahead – if anyone has any “must try” Thanksgiving dessert recipes, I’d love to hear them! I’m in need of a little something to bring to my family’s house.

Have a wonderful night!

It’s hard

It’s hard to stay annoyed with your husband when you’re in bed watching trashy tv, relaxing and you can hear him downstairs on a work call. Mind you, it’s 9:15 at night. It’s late, he’s tired, I’m tired – it’s been a long week.

After a long day of meetings and deadlines, I walked in at 8:30 to see turkey on the counter, dirty dishes in the sink and mail in need of being tossed. I saw that and then I saw my hubby sitting on the couch playing video games. Obviously my reaction was to stamp around the kitchen and make a point of cleaning everything up. Then stomped upstairs without saying anything.

To be honest I’m still annoyed. Haha what, is it too much to ask to put the turkey away when you’re done with it – especially when you know I’m exhausted and umm, 6 months pregnant?? :)

BUT I also realize how tired you are. How hard you work for our little family, and how I could have handled the situation differently.

It’s a good thing you’re so cute :)

Especially when you’re reading the newspaper before bed…

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Thank goodness tomorrow is Friday!

The best feeling

is when your hair stylist begins to rinse the soap and dye out of your hair during an appointment. Between the warm water, the lulling background music and the smell of lilac shampoo, it’s all just too good to be true. And then you remember the best part has yet to come. The part that all men should consider learning how to do…

The head massage.

This alone is worth the cost of the entire appointment.

I only have one silly little problem with the whole experience though, do you lie back, close your eyes and just get into it or is that a little too, desperate? These are the things I think about – my poor brain. Part of me wants to do that immediately and then part of me is embarassed by how much I enjoy it and I end up pretending to be all nonchalant about it, as if I couldn’t be bothered one way or another (pssh, if they only knew).

To indulge in the head massage or not, what do you do? Oh and in case you’re wondering or need a new hair salon, I go to KA Ricco in the harbor. It’s a solid A+ every time :)

Happy hump day everyone! Here’s to having a great night ;)

PS. Geo, in case you’re reading this, my “great night” will consist of Nashville and going to bed. Sorry if I got your hopes up… love you! :D

Happy Birthday to Me

It’s official, I am 30 years old. Yikes. With that comes a 30 year old face, one that seems to be much more willing to welcome little lines and age marks that are doing a wonderful job of freaking me out. I’ve never had beautifully smooth or blemish free skin but over the last couple years I’ve definitely noticed an increase in wrinkles, just little ones but still they’re there staring at me in the mirror.

So when I saw that Joanna Goddard (one of my favorite bloggers) posted about her favorite anti-aging cream products last week I decided it was fate intervening, telling me it was time to hop on the bandwagon and start investing in my skin (aka – I’m a huge sucker and saw my bday as an opportunity to splurge on myself).

Olay, please don’t disappoint, this face needs a little love!

In other news, this weekend I made this amazing soup for the second time around. Sharing it because it’s delicious AND easy to make – not always an easy combination to find. Go make it, I promise you won’t be disappointed. Ina knows whats up!

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Friday Five

Meetings, driving, work, repeat. That has been my week and boy am I excited to relax (kind of) tomorrow :) My little sister is visiting Geo and I this weekend. She’s 9 yrs old so we’re planning on doing some geocaching with her, maybe some baking and then ordering chinese food (her fav) for dinner. Sunday I think I’ll pamper myself for the day while George plays in a frisbee tournament – it’s going to be a good weekend. What are you up to?

Friday Five:

My thoughts are with Paris tonight. What has happened there is horrible and there really are no words to descibe how I feel about it. As George put it earlier tonight, “This is not the world I want to bring our children up in” and I couldn’t agree more.

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My birthday is on Monday! Eeks. The big 3-0!

My lovely husband started my birthday weekend early and surprised me with flowers and two gifts that I’ve had my eye on. A Madewell tote that I fell in love with two years ago and the new Mary Louise Parker memoir that I heard about on NPR just yesterday – can’t wait to dig into it.

My new favorite show is the Netflix Series, Master of None. It’s smart. It’s witty. It’s real. It’s created by Aziz Ansari – enough said, right? If you’re in need of a new show, this is it.

My mom is all about saving the bees and I couldn’t help but think of her when I saw this :)


Have a lovely weekend!

A for effort?

Um, yea – one thing does not look like the other…

What it was suppose to look like:

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I know I was using the wrong kind of bowl but I really didn’t expect it to end up looking like this? AND, more importantly, it didn’t taste very good. #CookingFail

Better luck next time! At least I had this delicious cup of coffee to get me through the experience :)