Monday, November 11, 2013


Half day Friday, holler! My long-time friend Gwen (Confessions of a Gila Monster) came into town. We dropped her bag at my office and headed to Parc to be ladies who lunch over wine, a shared mushroom tart, and warm shrimp salad for me. 
1 - We strolled through Rittenhouse Square.
2 - Gwen took pics of tourists at LOVE Park
3 - And got her picture taken in front of the iconic statue
4 - Topped the day in Philly off with a glass of wine at Tir Na Nog
We spent the night with the dogs, wine, and HGTV. MFD brought us Steve's Steaks. 
1 - Saturday morning lounging with visits from my Mom and Michelle
2 - Sleepy Geege
3 - DD bagels from MFD
4 - Coffee drinkers, you need an aerolatte. In my circles we call it a "fuffer." It froths up your milk and it's lovely.
These are rich and ridiculous: Kooky Bars from Life Style Love.
1 - Cookie dough in the bottom of greased muffin pans
2 - Topped with a Reese's cup
3 - Add 1.5 tablespoons of brownie mix prepared to package directions
4 - Bake at 350 for 18 minutes. 
We had a great night in Jersey with Marla (Luck Fupus) and Brie (A Breezy Life). I love all these girls. Great conversation, wine, dinner at Toscana, hot tubbing, and so much laughing and talking and talking and talking. I'm so glad we could all take a night off from life and just be four friends laughing and talking. It was a fabulous night! Thanks to Marla for hosting in her gorgeous home and to her husband for driving us.
1 - I dropped Queen Gween off at the airport at 7:30 and was home by 8. My nephews were over loving on the dogs. Happy birthday Jaxman!
2 - Kit Kat and Jenn stopped by and spent the morning with me too! Framily.
3 - I raked a bunch of leaves into piles. Then the dogs trampled all through them like wild animals and it looks like I didn't rake at all. 
4 - Good ol' spaghetti and meatballs for dinner. Other food prep: egg cups for breakfast (made Saturday), green peppers and celery sliced for snacks, random leftovers packed up for lunches. 

Sunday also included magazines, Heathers (Winona and Christian, I miss you), Dirty Dancing (thanks for the heads up Dot!), Snooki & JWoww (I can't help it they make me laugh), Criminal Minds (is this jumping the shark?), CSI (loving Ted Danson & Elisabeth Shue), Private Benjamin (classic!). 

Veterans: Thank you for your service, courage, perseverance, commitment, honor, dedication, bravery, and patriotism. Veterans Day is observed today, but in our hearts and out of our mouths they deserve our gratitude and respect every day. 

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  1. sounds like a fantastic weekend! and those cookies/baked orgasmic-looking treats!!!!

    Vodka and Soda

  2. Where do I begin? Wine and mushroom tart, kooky bars, cheese steak, or Sunday spaghetti?! Can you tell I haven't eaten breakfast yet? ;) Your weekend looks wonderful!

  3. Maybe I need a "fuffer". I just bought an immersion blender (to wrap up for Christmas, because I'm disciplined like that).

    Your pictures at the top made me miss PA and I really wish I lived near a city. It would be fun to walk around not on pot-holed country roads once in awhile.

  4. Those steaks looks amazing! Geege and his tongue, such a cutie! Looks like an amazing time with good friends!

  5. sounds like a fantastic weekend! I love the picture of "sleepy Geege", too cute.

  6. Awwww — I love that y'all had a wonderful weekend celebrating friends!! And, I love that the kids love the pups!

  7. I'm still chuckling about the dogs/leaves fiasco...

  8. wow what a weekend! I saw those kookies a while ago and vowed to have them in my life very soon! I am so happy that you are having such a successful giveaway for the gift card!! EEEEK!

  9. Perfect weekend. Loved our visit on Saturday. What a great Saturday night for you girls! A Hot tub in cold weather sounds divine.
    Amen, holler, on the thanks to the veterans. Hope that someday the people who send the people to war realize that War is not the answer, only love can conquer hate AND most of all to stop being greedy and making money from being at war a la
    DICK cheney and many others. GREED
    That's my rant.
    Carpe diem, everyone.

    love your MOMMA

  10. Sounds like you had a great weekend! It also sounds like I need a fluffer! What is up with dogs and leaves? Mine are OBSESSESSED with them! Well mainly Gracie (the Puggle), maybe it is a Pug thing? Mac is a little too metro to bother with piles of leaves.

  11. Looks like you and Gwen had so much fun!! Loved looking at the pictures!! And those Kooky things...holy moly!! Why are you doing this to me????

  12. looks like y'all had such a fun time. those kooky chocolate things look delicious and are not helping my "im eating healthy this week" mantra. love that pic of you and gwen!

  13. omg pugs playing in leaves. I know they ruined your work, but... totally worth it.

  14. The dogs thought the leaves were for them...

    I love that you had amazing girl time. That recharge you get from time with good friends is always well needed!

    The cookies look dangerous...

  15. Thank you so much for everything! It was a fantastic weekend! And I just realized that I never even had one of those kooky things. Probably for the best. xoxo

  16. spaghetti and meatballs never disappoints. I need to add that back into my rotation!!

  17. I can't believe that you watched Heaters. I loved that movie!

  18. And I think I just found what I am bringing to Thanksgiving with my family. YUM. Looks like you had a great weekend with friends and wine and carbs. Can't leave out the carbs. My kind of eating!

  19. sounds like a pretty bad ass weekend!!!

  20. I freakin' love how bloggers do vacations/host other bloggers for vacation. Was she your friend before blogging or did you meet that way? Either way, you two clearly had a blast!

  21. Sounds like an awesome weekend! Love all the blog friend time. I would love a cheese steak right now. A real one.

  22. I could go for some of those bars right now!

  23. You seriously know how to find, and make, the best food ever. YUM!

  24. Looks like such a fun weekend! So glad you got to hang out w/ bloggy friends. Looks like it was a fun girls night.

    I just entered your contest. I have no idea what I would buy if I won but would have fun deciding. So many cute things.

  25. Your weekends leave me exhausted. I seriously don't know how you do it.

    How do we live ONE HOUR away from each other yet have not spent one single moment together since we've reconnected? It's shameful.

  26. looks like such a great long weekend!! hope you're having a good week, too.

  27. I don't know how I miss yesterday's post! I think my favorite picture is the one of you taking a picture of Gwen the Tourist taking a picture of tourists! Classic!
    Thank you so much for making the trek down to Deer Country! I had such a great time with you gals!



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