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This weekend zoomed by, partially because I had a packed weekend full of parties and to-do-lists! On Saturday I went to a baby shower for one of my girlfriends, and it was beyond darling. My dear friend Taz was the hostess with the mostest and made an amazing layered blue ombre cake topped with bunting made from her gigantic fabric collection! I found myself hanging out near the mimosa bar, which was so darn cute and delightfully tasty (and lead to a solid post-shower afternoon nap before I headed out to my next party!)
It was my Mom’s birthday last week, so my sister and schemed all week and surprised her on Saturday by coming home and making her a tasty birthday dinner. I’m kind of terrible at secrets, so to pull this off I basically had to avoid my Mom’s phone calls for 3 days — but it was worth it, she was super surprised and we had so much fun celebrating. I love getting to set the table at my parent’s house too — my Mom has quite the collection of dishes and linens and accessories, so picked out the very a Spring-y of combination of place settings to match the cheery daffodils she had growing on the kitchen counter. And of course no birthday celebration is complete without sweets — my sister brought a big box of Baked by Melissa cupcakes and I ate them by the handful!
It’s funny how the weather reaching just barely into the mid-40s this weekend felt like we were barreling into spring, it doesn’t take much! The warmer weather and daylight savings had me in a cheery little mood this weekend. I had an awesome day of bridesmaid dress shopping for one of my best girlfriends (she chose J.Crew dresses in all different shades of coral, pink, and blush!). Followed by an evening of lots of girl chat over drinks and heaping bowls of pasta at Cinquecento — if you’re local, go try it out and get the rigatoni with fennel sausage — YUM. I spent the rest of the weekend busying myself around the house, making a few tasty margaritas with fresh fruit (that basically means it’s healthy, right?) and re-potting some little succulent plants in my vintage milk glass vase collection. It was a nice refreshing weekend, but gosh it goes by too quick, doesn’t it?
The theme of this weekend can be wrapped up in one word: Carbs. My mom and sister visited for the weekend, and let’s just say we’re a bit of bad influence on each other in the eating department (and I will admit, I’m the ring-leader of the tasty indulgence brigade). We had so much fun and stuffed ourselves to the brim with delicious homemade pasta in the North End, sweet strawberry butter on piping hot popovers, and we rounded out the weekend with a donut tasting from my favorite donut shop – Union Square Donuts. You can go ahead and roll me straight to the gym after work tonight! But it was so very worth it!
This weekend went by way too fast, I’m already counting down to next Friday, anyone else? I was busy working on a fun photoshoot project at The Urban Grape and had to share a few sneak peaks — caramel bourbon chocolate cake anyone? How about some whiskey glazed bacon? Can’t wait to share the rest of the pictures, and in the meantime, I’ll be working off those bourbon-infused calories at the gym.
This weekend was all about prep work! I was busy jarring up bourbon soaked cherries for a fun project I’m working on, and was busy gathering supplies for my upcoming West Elm Valentine’s Day DIY workshop (which sold out in less than 3 days guys, I’m bursting with happiness about that!). I also had a little relaxation time in the mix too, including a movie date to see Wolf of Wall Street (gotta check some more off my Oscar list in the coming weeks!), bowling for a friends birthday, and working my way through a stack of new magazines. Overall it was a far more low-key weekend than my previous birthday-celebration-packed weekend, which was much needed to kick off this week!
My weekend was non-stop birthday fun (well, except for that part where I had to sleep off having a little too much fun!). I kicked the weekend off with a trip to DryBar, had birthday drinks with all my best friends, opened so many gorgeous birthday gifts, and participated in a little late night dancing and lot more late night cocktails. I’m so lucky to have such great people in my life to help me celebrate. And now I’ll be spending the rest of this week recovering from said fabulous birthday celebrations!
I dove head first into holiday festiveness this weekend. I finished my Christmas shopping and set up what looked like Santa’s workshop in my kitchen to wrap up all of my gifts. I addressed and mailed out a huge stack of Christmas cards. And celebrated the holidays with all of my best friends with perhaps one too many glasses of champagne on Saturday night, followed by a very chilly home through a snowstorm. If that whirlwind of holiday cheer didn’t get me into the Christmas spirit, I don’t know what else would! And now I’m cruising through the work week and counting down to some much-needed time off to close out the year.
I got a head start on some holiday crafting this week and have some fun stuff in store for the blog in the coming weeks! I spent the greater party of Saturday surrounded by piles of rhinestones, bowls of glitter and glue, and lots of ribbons and paints. In between crafting sessions I took a break to have an afternoon catch-up with one of my girlfriends, where I steered clear of my usual cheese plate assembly and opted for a hummus and olive spread instead. Sometimes there is nothing better for the brain than stepping away from the internet and actually creating stuff with your hands, hanging out with friends, and enjoying some much needed screen-free time!
Last week I was run down and had a terrible cold, so I was determined to use the weekend to recharge. To me, there is nothing more relaxing or comforting than being in the kitchen, so that’s where I spent my time. I stayed in Friday night and baked up lots of treats, including mini mason jar apple pies, and sea salt caramel apples — both for a little Saturday project I helped style with two my good friends (more pictures coming soon!). And Sunday I let a hearty kielbasa and white bean soup simmer in the slow cooker all day — which made our apartment smell delightful. It was a delicious and successful attempt at a relaxing weekend.