Monday, September 16, 2013


Time to add some fall to this piece, including candles surrounded by coffee beans. The smell is lovely.
I finally perfected my pizza crust - thin, crispy, delicious. And baked a double batch of brownies for Saturday.
Saturday morning I did some chopping and hausfrauing, then headed to Nicole's baby shower. The dessert table was delectable. Saturday night was spent at the Sannelli's, talking, boozing, admiring their awesome new kitchen, and feeling cold temps come on suddenly - calling for kabuki flip flops. We were home in bed early because my sinuses were a total asshole. 
Leisurely Sunday morning with the dogs, coffee, and a book. 
Sunday dinner: baked ziti
For later this week: whole wheat and mushroom stuffing to go with baked chicken

I spent the rest of the day babying my sinuses, lolling around with los perros, finishing a book, and getting caught up on Ray Donovan. With over a month of booked Saturdays ahead, I cherish my relaxing Sundays and try to keep them wide open. 

Four day work week for me this week! 

I'd like to send a special happy birthday to Shelby - have you checked out her blog, Big Hungry Shelby? Go send her some birthday love.

Linking up with Leeann for Monday Morning Gossip.


  1. What a great weekend! I hope your sinuses are better.

  2. I was reading your blogs in between all my naps last week (I didn't comment, but I did read!) from my phone. LOVE the new look! I'm diggin the "Live from Philadelphia!" Kick ass.

    That wreath is beautiful, and I like all the fall accents. Coffee beans + candle = pinterest win!

    The last picture is making my day!

  3. I love the pic of you with all three dogs! And, as always, I am impressed with the prep you put into the week ahead. You make it all look so easy. But there was no mention of the Sopranos... are you done?

  4. I love the candle. And now I want pizza. And yes, it's 9:15 am.

  5. Did the candle/coffee beans! Lovely.
    All the food looks wonderful.
    It is a soup day today. Maybe potato!
    Healing lights to your sinuses!

    Love your MOMMA

  6. I need your pizza crust recipe! my friend makes a great one, but it takes ALLL DAY.
    your sunday morning sounds like perfection.

  7. Looks like you had a great weekend! That pizza looks yummy and that is a super cute pic of you and the fur-babies!

  8. Can you smell the coffee with the beans around the candle?

    Love the dog snuggles!!

  9. The candle surrounded by coffee beans is a great idea! I'll have to try it :)

  10. I channeled my inner you yesterday. I went grocery shopping and then I made healthy lunch for the whole week. Yes, only lunch, but hey, baby steps!

  11. I am always so envious of your weekends! Especially the lazy Sunday afternoons!!!

  12. Brownies? Yum! YAY for four day work weeks!

  13. I can't even make brownies anymore because we eat the whole damn pan. It is ridiculous.

    I need to give the coffee and candle a shot...does coffee violate no-spend September, since I am decorating with it, not drinking it? Might have to wait until October.

    Every week should be a 4 day week. Who the hell can make this happen?

  14. Your pizza and brownies look amazing! Send some over this way. Also, all 3 dogs on the couch with you? Too much cuteness!

  15. Love the acorn wreath, so pretty! All that food just looks so yummy! Glad I wasn't the only one baking and cooking up a storm! Puppy snuggles day is awesome! :)

  16. I spy sweatshirts!! It's just not fair!!! I am dying of a heat stroke over here! Hope you are feeling better today!!

  17. Weekend looks like a blast! & I'm so glad you posted the candle with coffee beans, I always see it & forget about it & now I'm putting it on my list! Yummo!!!!!!

  18. You get one free pass for the socks with sandals. Don't ever let me see that again!

    Also, I wish I could force Justin to eat mushrooms because those foods look DELISH.

  19. Uh yea, my sinuses were a pain my a** last week M-Thu; I wanted to kill someone. Hope you're feeling better.

  20. I know there is a lot going on here but I can't get over that pizza. It looks amazing!

    Thanks for linking up :)

  21. Oooh, does the coffee bean/candle thing really work? I don't drink coffee but I love the smell of beans. I want to do it! So much good food!


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