Weekend Things

Sometimes it takes a few days away from home to fully appreciate your bed, your kitchen and your routine.

Sometimes it takes a few weeks of hail, rain and snow to fully appreciate sunshine and warm temperatures (even if it’s only in the 50’s).

Sometimes it takes a wild and indulgent Grub Street Diet to fully appreciate your comparably uneventful and healthy* weekend.

*Not even trying to define the word “healthy,” but reading everything Alan Yang ate in a week definitely made me feel extremely virtuous.  But also jealous 🙂


Staying in on Friday night to cook a BOMB dinner & watch a movie is my love language.


Walked to Black Eye Coffee for avocado toast beauty & Memorial Day BBQ planning.



Joey had been dying to get in the backyard and clean up the mess from the hail storm and would you look at that pile of twigs?!  That was just one of the THREE piles we cleaned up.  P.S. Our garden just keeps on keeping on!


Post grocery store, fridge restock lunch.


We popped over to an open house (it was a bust!) then made a stop at Whole Foods and get this, they don’t even sell cheap club soda there!  Luckily, we had some at home and Moscow Mules + shrimp tacos + Y Tu Mamá También are the makings of a perfect Saturday night.



Ran 5 miles on Sunday morning and totally ran into the Colfax Marathon!  I knew it was happening that day, but hey, I just kind of figured they actually ran on Colfax?  Afterwards, I got us iced coffee and came home to waffles.  Never been happier ♥




Prep a salad, eat a salad.

But seriously, this weekend was a good one 🙂

Christmas Things

A Christmas Story: The Musical.  Birthday celebrations and holiday-themed trivia with the family.  Cookie baking and White Christmas.  THREE batches of hummus (don’t even ask…).  Christmas Eve biscuit breakfast.  The Big Short.  Hors d’oeuvres, cranberry martinis, toys galore.  Beef stew, White Elephant and family puzzle time.  SNOW!  Christmas morning pancakes, Love Actually, exchanging presents with the best husband ever.  Brussels sprouts with ALL the bacon, a house full of family, finally finishing that damn puzzle.  Getting completely spoiled by my mother (I cried, for real!).  Prime rib, Moscow Mules, a selfie stick and Scrooged.  A lazy Saturday, conveyor belt sushi, Carol.  Black-eyed peas in my new Dutch oven and the most beautiful pair of boots.  So much love, happiness and family in one weekend.  I’m so lucky 🙂






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