Monday, April 21, 2014

the weekend that was - easter edition

Friday early dismissal means my Sam's run and hausfrauing of the top two floors were both done by 6, which left plenty of daylight to take the dogs to the fields and let them run like the wind. It tired them (and us) out. We were all asleep by 10:30.
Saturday I was up at 6:45 and had weekly breakfast and lunch food prep (power breakfast muffins, mushroom/spinach/feta crustless quiche, and butternut squash/spinach quinoa with vinaigrette) done by 8 a.m.
Saturday afternoon family gathering at Gamma & Pop's. My uncle, brother, and cousin dressed in Pop's clothes, which was a riot. Sometimes outtakes are better than the real photo, yes?
Saturday was also Gail's birthday. I didn't make it up to see her but sent good tidings from afar. Gail is MFD's cousin and we've been great friends since the minute we met. It's awesome when it works out like that.
Easter morning: coffee, candy, breakfast. One of us went to church (tie) and one did not (yoga pants all day). Basket from Four Barefoot Children on Etsy.
I love Easter because we are totally low key and never go anywhere. I can get a lot of shit done around the house and just relax. Debbie joined us for dinner: ham, hasselback potatoes, steamed asparagus, King's Hawaiian rolls, and strawberry upside down cake (I got that recipe over a year ago from Jeanine G.B. and just tried it out this weekend - delicious!).
Not pictured:
1. Saturday dog baths. Also known as Hell Day.
2. Man of Steel viewing - I have a lot of complaints. I will compose them for Thursday Thoughts this week.
3. Purging like a boss - I have four bags and boxes out for Purple Heart to pick up today.
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This weekend, I slept well, I ate well, and I got a lot done. I'm happy with it. How was yours?

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27 comments:

  1. You are a boss when it comes to cleaning. I pretty much sprinkle it throughout the day because I am trying to find ways not to do it. Haha! Your way is much better. So many sweater vests!! Love it! Looks like a really good Easter meal! Yum!

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  2. shizz got done 'round here but not as much as you. dinners, outings, bday parties got in the way but at least it was fun times with the family. and that dog dress! so cute!!!!! i decided to take today off as well which is great because i need to finish my grocery shopping. not sure about you but our stores on saturday was like the zombie apocalypse was coming - complete mad house.

    -kathy
    Vodka and Soda

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  3. MFD looks so handsome in his Sunday Best!I would have loved to have seen pictures of the pups during bath time. Probably a riot for an observer, but as you said, hell for you. Maisel in that dress damn near killed me, she looked like an Easter princess! A productive, yet enjoyable weekend for you. Love it! GO FLYERS!

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  4. I purged a junk drawer last night. Felt great.
    Every Saturday Scout has to get a bath because he gets so muddy outside. We've been taking him fishing (i.e. swimming for him) on Saturdays the last few weeks and then it's straight into the bathtub. He turns into an absolute gremlin when he's wet.
    Jealous that you got half of Friday off!

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  5. I love the family pics in the sweaters and vests - awesome! I also love the family Easter basket because there was no bunny for me this year and I am bitter. Andrew started watching Man of Steel and I was like "What? Why is it so dark? Amy Adams looks unhappy. I don't like this..." and I was half asleep until he turned it off about an hour in. So I didn't watch it but I think I will enjoy your ranting, assuming we had similar WTF where is Superman thoughts...

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  6. I love how you food prep on Saturday's! You go girl. I don't make a big deal out of Easter either but I would have loooved to join you guys for Easter dinner, your menu looked delicious. I am dying over that strawberry upside down cake. Have a great week, Steph!

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  7. Nice weekend for all! I enjoyed cooking and baking for family Friday, Saturday, Sunday. Ham, bunny cakes, pineapple stuffing, buffalo chicken dip, and pastel m and m cookies. I had candy and wine for dinner yesterday! Adore Maisel's dress. Just perfect. I am sure the boys are happy they did not have to dress up! I feel like eating sweets again right now. #damnsugarisaddictive Enjoy this Easter Monday! Love your MOMMA

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  8. All that food looks amazing, and I can't get over the doggy Easter dress! I spent the better part of yesterday afternoon and evening in a food coma :-P

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  9. Ooh, how were the potatoes? I've seen them made that way on Pinterest but never tried them. I freakin' love potatoes though so I need to give them a whirl!

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  10. Sooo much good food, you are making me hungry over here! And all the cleaning even in the midst of your awesome weekend? You are amazing!

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  11. My weekend was packed with children and food - just the way I like it. Slept like a baby last night.

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  12. Hahaha hell day. That's why Hawkeye goes for grooming. She's actually very good in the bath, but not good at all when it comes time to dry her. I more than happily pay someone else to do it. Plus she hangs out at the groomer all day, she lets the dogs wander around and play, so it's like grooming and day care in one.
    John went to 8 am mass.... I most certainly did not. Ah well.

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  13. All your food is looking delish! Between yours and Lauren's food pics I have forgotten all about my breakfast and my tummy be growling!

    I love the picture of M being sniffed and checked out by the boys in her pretty dress! Hell day was supposed to be for my dogs yesterday too...but it didn't happen. They got lucky but they know it is coming!

    Love the family in vests! So cute!

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  14. Seriously, all of that food looks AMAZING!!! I hope you'll share the quinoa and quiche recipes!! What a fantastic Easter with family!

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  15. Those potatoes look really really good. A low key weekend sounds really nice right about now...I'm still recovering from mine.

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  16. Whoa, whoa, whoa... STRAWBERRY UPSIDE DOWN CAKE?! Just checked out the recipe and it even sounds like something I wouldn't fuck up! DOUBLE WIN! *counts down days until cheat day*

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  17. We had the laziest Saturday and it was glorious. All your pictures of food are making me seriously hungry. Glad you had a good Easter!!

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  18. looks like a great Easter weekend!

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  19. Dang... looks like a lot of good eats there to me!! I love that you still did your meal prep for the week and it looks delicious too. I need to work on that!!!

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  20. My Aunt had her little yorkie in a polka dot pink dress this weekend....must have been an Easter thing ;-)

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  21. The dog dress made me smile!! And that strawberry upside down cake looks pretty amazing!!

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  22. 6:45 and meal prepped. You Steph are my hero. Hell day made me LOL. But it's the truth! Glad you had an awesome weekend. Looks like pups had fun in the field! Happy Monday.

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  23. The quiche looks awesome! Love that doggy dress! So cute :-)

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  24. look at maisel in her dress! I was upset that I didn't have outfits for the dogs this year. rosie has outgrown all her clothes in the last year haha. and i'm so impressed by all your food prep on Saturday morning - that's awesome!

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  25. sounds like a great weekend to me!! you need to post the quinoa recipe!!

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  26. I love that you got to see so much family, but still chilled at home on the actual holiday. I want to do that! I'm all about yoga pants all day.

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