Valentine’s Weekend Things

Right now, I am listening to good music and thinking back over all the goodness that happened this weekend.  Like Friday night movie watching, Saturday massage, beer brewing, making a heart pizza (!!!) and just about every single second of Sunday, aka Valentine’s Day, aka one of my favorite sappy days of the year.  We’re on a real roll with this weekend stuff.  I keep waiting for a disappointing one to come along, but NOPE, they just keep on making me insanely happy.


This smiley little balloon was floating in a tree outside our house and when I saw it Friday afternoon, I just knew it was going to be a good weekend.  We ate Red Beans, rented Bridge of Spies (we’ve now seen all the Best Picture Oscar Noms) and then I totally got into bed embarrassingly early.  I SnapChatted Jenn that I was in bed before 10 PM and that my life is boring… but that I kind of like it.  Send help! 🙂  P.S. Bridge of Spies was alright, but definitely closer to the bottom on my Best Picture rankings.


I not-so-subtly emailed Joey the recipe for these honey-sesame pancakes on Friday and was totally shocked when he made them for us on Saturday morning.  Or, maybe not shocked at all.  Same thing!  Oh and we used our new scale to make coffee in our Chemex and it came out really good.  I look forward to my once-a-week cup of coffee so so much and even more so when it tastes as good as it does in a Chemex.  Hipster coffee brewing for life!


I got a massage that afternoon and brought along some goodies for my mom and sister.  If my mom is going to give up a Saturday spot to give me a massage free of charge, the least I can do is bring her a present, right?  Mascara from my favorite little all-natural make up store.  I hope they love it as much as I do.  P.S. My massage was amazing and I really really love my mom.


My dad just got back from Mexico and brought me back these earrings!  He’s always been so good at picking out jewelry for me and these were no exception.  They’re beautiful 🙂Read More »

Weekend Things: Fall!


Sorry to be all stereotypically exuberant about fall, but this is seriously the best time of the year.  The weather is perfect, trees everywhere are the most striking colors of yellow, orange and red and it feels so right to be eating/baking all the comfort foods.  What could be better?  Anyway, I planned on writing this post “weekend highlights” style, but turns out the whole weekend was a highlight!


Starting with a mix of perfect timing and luck at Friday night dinner.  And by that, I mean nabbing that incredible parking spot, seeing two empty seats at the bar, hearing the bartender yell “who wants free beer?!” and only waiting 20 minutes for a table when you were quoted an hour and a half.  We hit up Vine Street Pub because we hadn’t been in so long and the fresh hop and Date Night burger did not disappoint.


Saturday started with us sleeping in — which is apparently my body’s new favorite thing to do on the weekend and hey, I don’t hate it! — then taking ourselves to Weathervane Café for coffee and breakfast.  I’ll be real and admit what really drew me in was the pumpkin spice pop tart I’d seen them post a picture of earlier in the week.  I couldn’t get it out of my head.  And it was just as good as it looked.Read More »