Weekend Things

What a weekend of nothing and everything at the same time. I only say that because we are really slowing down on house decorating and baby prepping, so I found myself… bored?? But then again, there were some real highlights too. My sis came over to give me a mani/pedi and ended up getting a job offer while she was here!!! We had an outdoor movie night with Lori! And it turns out nesting is born of boredom, so we spent Sunday cleaning and I made us some peach cobbler ❤

Like everyone else, Joey and I were so saddened to hear the news of Chadwick Boseman’s passing. He was far too young. I once listened to his interview on the Hollywood Reporter podcast and was just so impressed by his commitment to all of his roles. He clearly understood how important and meaningful they were and wasn’t going to take on any portrayal without giving it his all. What a hero he was.

I feel so lucky to have a little sis who will come do my nails for me! They look so so good! After she got her job offer, we celebrated by ordering ramen from Uncle. I am so excited and happy for her!


We woke up Saturday and made ricotta pancakes. It’s a real toss up for best ever pancake between buttermilk and ricotta, but luckily we don’t have to choose. These were sooooo good! We unfortunately had a foreman pass away last week, so Joey headed out to a memorial lunch that afternoon and I parked it in the nursery rocking chair to read for a bit.

Who knows how we passed the rest of the afternoon, but that night, we had Lori over for Illegal Pete’s and then we set up the projector just as it started raining?? Luckily, it passed pretty quickly and we were able to watch The Perks of Being a Wallflower, which Joey and I saw in theaters but not since. I still really loved it! Also it was really nice to just visit with Lori and show her the nursery ❤

And here’s Sunday by meal? In between, Joey was really going for it on the cleaning of the house and I was lounging about but then I got a burst of energy and made cobbler then deep cleaned the kitchen. We made grilled chimichurri portobellos with goat cheese mashed potatoes for dinner and YUM! My mom texted my sister and I to ask if anyone was watching the VMAs but duh, Mom, BTS was performing! I thought we had outgrown the VMAs years ago, but I actually felt like we knew most of those performers and winners, so I guess we’re getting younger now! I actually thought those remote or pre-recorded performances were great (Lady Gaga forever)! But you know who I thought was best 🧨😋

Please tell me what you did this weekend!

Weekend Things: August is Here

I think I might love the month of August. I mean, it’s still too hot and I can barely be outside unless it’s early morning or later in the day, but all the best produce is in season and it just feels a little less busy than July (no offense to the 4th of July and my own birthday). This August in particular is extra exciting because I have two friends having babies (!!!!), my own baby shower, real baseball to watch and hopefully mostly finishing the house decor. Okay, so maybe this month isn’t less busy 😋 This weekend was wonderful, so we are off to a good start!

Did you all watch “Black is King?” I’m consistently blown away by Beyoncé and this visual album did not change that! What a gorgeous feast for the eyes. I cringed when she said “Are you with me, lions?” in The Lion King and I still cringed when the voiceover played that part, but otherwise, I loved it. How amazing is it that she’s Beyoncé but there are full songs that she’s barely in and lets another artist take the spotlight. I love that!

Joey was golfing Friday morning but when he got home, he filled our little planter with baby cactus (our entry table is officially finished and I LOVE it!) and installed this rail our company made, so, as my sister said “no grandparents (or babies) falling down the stairwell after a few drinks at Christmas or Thanksgiving” 😂

The Rockies home opener was Friday night and yeah, we had other food in the fridge to eat, but it is even the home opener without Biker Jim’s?? We drove downtown to pick the order up and there were so many people out and about in Denver! They are clearly living in a different reality than I, a person who has barely left the house, is! Let’s not talk about the end of the game (WHY, WADE DAVIS, WHY?) and talk about First Cow instead. We decided we didn’t need to watch the entire game and turned the movie on around 8, and gosh, I really loved it. It’s slow and deliberate and beautiful and I was so moved by the friendship between the two main characters. The ending made me so sad! Joey wanted more air time for the cow 😂

Joey went for a run Saturday morning, so I whipped us up some buttermilk pancakes (used this NYT recipe) and they were so tender and perfectly sweet! Andi was tired after his baby pancake 😚 Afterward we headed to the Union Station Farmers’ Market, did a quick walk through, grabbed a bag of peaches and headed back home.

Around noon, we ran a dog food errand, picked up lunch for Joey, then grabbed Sparkling Lemon Lavenders for both of us. Joey saw Cherry Bean post this drink special and knowing my obsession over all things lavender, suggested we grab one. It was so good and refreshing! Joey spent a good chunk of the rest of the day assembling a Murphy bed for our guest bedroom and who knows what I was doing. I think I finished The Bluest Eye (not a new opinion but Toni Morrison is a master of words) and watched too much of Ted 2 🤷‍♀️

Another night at the Denver Mart Drive In! It was E.T. and Back to the Future and yes, three bags of popcorn. We recently watched E.T. but it’s always worth a re-watch. A controversial opinion: E.T. is good! That scene where they all take flight on their bikes and that music blasts is just epic. We maybe didn’t make it through all of Back to the Future but I promised Joey we’ll watch the rest at home.

Slept in Sunday morning, then had breakfast outdoors before Joey started some yard work and I started working on our nursery decor. It took me HOURS and some help from Joey, but we have a table, lamp, pictures, mirror, shelves and a book rack coming and I’m so excited!!!

After I basically had a panic attack and made Joey promise to stop trying to finish putting up the Murphy bed by himself — I was having visions of the base falling on me or him or our dog!!! — he moved onto hanging some wall decor. I love the way that minimalist clock looks on our brick wall and I REALLY love the framed canvases we got for our room. Matches the lamp and bed so well. Andi was literally falling asleep with his head up when I took this picture 😂

At some point, we took a drive over to the Paco Sanchez park that our company is doing work on, so Joey could check something out but the area he needed to look at was fenced off, so we quick walked Andi around the perimeter of the park (he was well behaved, despite there being a billion people there) (again, these people are living a different reality than me!), then headed back home. Made a grilled onion blossom (Joey claimed it was my best one yet 🥰) and chicken thighs with tomato panzanella for dinner and you would not believe the mess those thighs made. Andi enjoyed licking it from the floor but then Joey had to do a deep clean later. Worth it though because this dinner tasted very good! Back inside to watch the last two episodes of Succession Season 1 and oh my god, that last episode was intense!

Please tell me what kind of start your August is off to 😊