Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Nobi bahn mi sandwiches for lunch and stocking up on more weird beers for S before we headed home. After we ate lunch and gave the pup some snuggles, we got to work on our to-do lists. I had a huge stack of onesies that were decorated a few weeks ago at B and J's baby shower that I needed to wash and dry, so I got that done. I don't think I really reported back on the baby shower yet - it turned out so great! A bunch of friends helped with food and decorations which both turned out phenomenal (we had guac, tamales, queso, rice, stuffed jalapenos, and salsas for food plus key lime pie and chocolate cupcakes topped with a bacon cream cheese frosting*. The latter were AMAZING). B and J got a ton of great gifts that will definitely help with the two little bundles of joy that they're expecting, and we also had a onesie decorating station so everyone could put their own artistic touch on some clothes for the twins. People were SO creative! Look at this:
On Sunday the weather was GORGEOUS - 70 degrees, not a cloud in the sky, light breeze - officially spring weather. S spent a good chunk of the day outside doing yard and garage work with Pandora hooked up to a line so she could happily explore the front yard - she definitely loves spending time outside. I got some fresh air when I took the pup for a long walk, but I was mostly cooped up inside working on my taxes for a majority of the day - boo. Whatever, they're done and I'm broke. I am pretty psyched that I got so much accomplished this weekend though. Our next big adventure? Pandora's first training class tomorrow night...
*For the bacon cream cheese frosting, I omitted the bourbon in the recipe and used 1 Tb of vanilla extract instead. I also candied my bacon before incorporating it in the frosting. Just preheat oven to 350 degrees then place 8 strips of bacon on to a foil lined baking sheet. Sprinkle brown sugar over the bacon until the it is covered with a consistent layer and pat down. Bake in the oven for about 25-30 minutes or until the bacon is cooked and crispy.
Thursday, March 19, 2015
|Clockwise from top left: Dress | Starburst Ring | Ankle Boot | Cropped Jeans | Tassel Mid Heels | Lacy Top | Sneakers | Gold Choker | Midi Skirt | Turquoise Ring | Tassel Sandals | Embroidered Tunic|
Friday, March 13, 2015
In other movie news, the little girl in me is so excited to see the new Cinderella movie. The logical adult side of me kind of hates the story of Cinderella, the girl who doesn't do anything to save herself but sits by idly waiting for her fairy godmother and prince to rescue her. But from the previews it looks like the new Cinderella has at least a little spunk.
Weekend plans include a pedicure, onesie decorating, and dinner with my friend B tonight. Tomorrow we're going to an Escape the Room event with a group of friends. Have you heard of them? You get locked into a room filled with clues for an hour and have to try to answer all of the clues to find keys and more clues, etc in order to escape. We're pretty excited! And on Sunday we're tackling the backyard to try to make it dog-ready (we're missing a fence on one side, need to fill a hole under the fence, and there is some overgrown landscaping that needs to be scaled back). Do you have any fun plans this weekend?
Here's the Valentino show (you only really need to watch the first minute):
And here's the backstage interview with Anna Wintour:
And a few more fun links for your weekend:
- What happens when you put away your cell phone for a week (it's good!)
- Have you heard about this effort to put a woman's face on U.S. currency? Think about it - all of those important men being recognized but not one woman. And Susan B. Anthony doesn't really count since her coin is no longer minted and is rarely used. Let's put a woman on our $20 bills! Go to the site to vote on your top 3 contenders from their list!
- There's a Back to the Future documentary in the works that looks really cool! Just in time for the 30 year (!!! anyone else feeling old?!?) anniversary!
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Friday, March 6, 2015
This weekend during the baby shower we're planning to take her to S's parents' house for a sleepover with their dog Mojo. Last weekend she did squeeze out the front door when I opened it and took a happy little jaunt down the street. Only reason I got her back in the house is a couple of kids on bicycles freaked her out and then the neighbor helped me corner her. I was not thrilled. So with baby shower guests coming in and out of the house all day on Saturday, we didn't want to chance her sneaking out the door again. We are planning to ask S's parent's to watch her in the future when we go on trips anyway, so this is a good test day. They have a huge yard for Pandora to run around and play in along with a dog of their own to keep her company, so we're hoping she enjoys the little vacation.
Baby shower activities are going to take up my entire day tomorrow (it's going to be so much fun!), so Sunday is going to just be a clean up and relax day. Especially since I've been sick all week, I could definitely use some low-key recovery time. I'm definitely looking forward to a fun weekend!
(top image from here)