Monday, October 27, 2014

TWTW - it can't possibly be the end of October already

1. Friday night I worked late and came home to candy corn lights up. Holler, Halloween. Beautiful skies too. I went inside and did nothing all night. I don't recall watching TV, reading, or even really talking to MFD. I just sat around with the dogs.
2. Saturday morning MFD and I did a big Sam's trip, then Lori and Debbie arrived. We headed to Sean's game at Villanova. It was a gorgeous day to be outside. Villanova won 1-0.
3. We hit Sandy's for some mac & cheese bites, wings, and beer.
4. My mom, Aubrey, and Sean's girlfriend Nicole met us back at my house to shoot the shit, watch the Flyers, and order in. My mom gifted MFD with this giant bowl of candy. This picture is here because I took no others.
5. Sunday morning Lori and I headed to Fairmount Park to walk in the Lupus Loop with Team Lupalicious, headed up by none other than our Lupus covergirl herself, Marla from Luck Fupus. Marla was rocking her purple hair and tutu and looked fabulous as always. It was great to see Marla's husband and sister Brie of A Breezy Life, and meet some of Marla's other people. We had to cut out halfway but it was a great morning to be out and about for an under-researched cause. Be sure to follow Marla's blog so you're in the know about these things.
6. We stopped in to visit Gamma & Pop. Pop is always a riot.
7. Up since before 7 and starving at 11:15, we popped into Red Robin for a quick bite before loading Lori's car up so she could make the long drive home.
8. Weekly food prep is easy as hell this week. Breakfasts are from the freezer - breakfast burritos. Sunday soup for weekly lunches is one of my favorites, stuffed pepper soup. So simple and delicious. Snacks are greek yogurt, pomegranates, bananas, and carrots. Dinners are baked chicken with steamed or roasted broccoli and some beef over noodles thing MFD is planning on making.

9. Sunday dinner - baked chicken with pesto, fresh tomatoes, and mozzarella cheese, steamed broccoli and rice.
There's chicken under there, I swear
10. Things I did not do this weekend: clean well, pick up much, stay on top of dog hair, avoid sweets, drink enough water. I was so tired by noon on Sunday, I just wanted to get through the food prep, take a shower, and lounge. And that's exactly what I did. Sometimes you just have to say fuck it. Except when it comes to clean sheets. If you only do one thing on Sunday, make it clean sheets. Trust.

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On Mondays I'm doing a picture linkup called Picture Practice with Kelli at Just Beachy. If you'd like to participate, here are the prompts through December. Share on your blog, or if you don't blog on Twitter or Instagram every Monday with the hashtag #PicturePractice. This is my photo for the prompt glass. I love mosaic glass. A lot.
This is going to be a good week...Fleetwood Mac on Wednesday and Halloween Friday. Boo, mofos.

Happy birthday to my hairstylist and long-time friend Kristi today.

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Linking up with B Loved Boston for Weekending.

37 comments:

  1. You gals sure know how to tail gate. The after game feast sounds amazing!! By the time Sunday rolls around I just want to veg out too. Glad the last part was relaxing.

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  2. Love, love, love your entry way...so pretty!
    Stuffed pepper soup...so good.
    Great tailgate. We are soccer fans here and see our home team. The New England Revolution, play whenever we can. One of the players is a former student of mine. So much fun!
    Have a great week.

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  3. The stuffed pepper soup looks good! I am always looking for new soups this time of year! Will have to check that one out!
    Also, I totally have that same pesto chicken recipe pinned on Pinterest to make hopefully some time this week!

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  4. Spectacular weekend for all. All of our people safe and sound, traveling all around. Marla is such a special,special
    person. Just amazing, real, and just the best. Someday we will meet in person!
    Enjoyed our Saturday night with the girls! Love love love those lights. The more lights,the better. Literally and figuratively! Be a lightworker! Mike Doyle is a lightworker. You need to send me that picture of you and Sean, too!
    Less than 3 weeks until the wedding extravaganza and Reverend Doyle conducting the ceremony. Just fabulous.
    Carpe this diem and the next few warm weather diems. Stevie Nicks!!!!- tell her I said Hi!. Rooms on fire is one of my favorite of her songs, she probably won't sing it because she is with F/M.
    Love, your MOMMA

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  5. What a perfect weekend - I can't get over that sky in the first group of pictures!! So gorgeous!! Your sunday dinner has my mouth watering...Happy Monday!

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  6. Awesome job on the decorations in front of your house. Love the candy corn lights. Looks like it was a great weekend and its gonna be a good week. I'm sure Fleetwood Mac is gonna be a great show.

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  7. Looks like a great weekend! I feel like I say that every Monday, lol..but it's true! Also, yes to Red Robin at any time of day :)

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  8. Sunday looked so fun but I can see why you'd be exhausted! Glad your sheets got clean.

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  9. i didn't want to do anything on sunday, slightly hungover and just not feeling it. i didn't meal plan and for dinner we made pancakes. but you better believe i washed the sheets, lol. that stuffed pepper soup sounds right up my alley and excuse me while i wipe the drool over tat pic of red robin... i love their burgers and food a little too embarrassingly much.

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  10. i am so making that stuffed pepper soup. i have all of those ingredients too...do you just freeze in a plastic container? and is that a dutch oven you cook it in?

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  11. that stuffed pepper soup sounds really good. I love the candy corn lights. And Marla's purple hair of course.

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  12. Can't wait for Halloween on Friday, and I think I may need some candy corn lights in my life :)

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  13. I love your Halloween lights and pumpkins! So autumnal and festive!

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  14. Sounds like you had a busy weekend!!! I love your Halloween lights! So fun!

    I haven't made stuffed pepper soup in awhile, we are stuck on turkey chili lately. Having it again for a few days this week.

    I totally did zero cleaning this weekend. All I did was two loads of laundry. Oops! Have a great week!

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  15. Love your halloween decor in the front! Looks like a fantastic weekend. So many good meals and great company.

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  16. I've never watched much soccer but I'm glad to see they tailgate just like at football games! (Love football, feel sick at the idea of my kids playing it. So hopefully I'll be spending their teen years at soccer games not football games!)
    Your Halloween decs look great! I am a slacker in the décor department, but we live at the end of a long dead-end road so I doubt we'll have too many trick-or-treaters. I did buy one big bag of mini Twix though, just in case. (And because I love them.)

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  17. I love that you got to walk with/for Marla, I would have totally joined in on that.

    I tried to take a picture of a mosaic candle holder but it didn't turn out so well, glass is hard.

    I can't wait to hear about Fleetwood Mac!!

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  18. Wow Tailgating WIN!

    And - I love the picture of your Pop. He's adorable!

    I can't believe October is nearly over. SO weird.

    :) I love your weekend.

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  19. Your porch decorations look great and I love a good mosaic as well. Would love that as my backsplash someday.

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  20. I am drooooling over the food posts. Stuffed pepper soup sounds so good!

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  21. The lights and just your entire front porch in general look awesome! So festive and inviting- love it! :) Also loving the giant bowl of candy haha! Also, I LOVE stuffed pepper soup but haven't made it since probably January so I think I'm adding that to my meal plan.

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  22. Love the lights, and pumpkins! I used to put out pumpkins but punk ass neighborhood kids would smash them, so now I keep them inside. Have a great week!

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  23. I wish your front door was my boyfriend. I have a serious crush on the yellow. Gorge.

    It was so nice to see you, even if it was a short visit! I hope your cousin made it back safely and I'm glad you had a great weekend!

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  24. That soups looks good and so does the chicken! I'm making Minestrone soup tonight. We are having a veggie week with dinners at home because I feel like we ate fries all last week ;)

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  25. Those candy corn lights are amazing, the house looks adorable. Thank you so uch for making that trip down to fairmount park to support me. Was so great to see you and meet Lori. The pesto chicken looks fantastic. Definitely making that this week!!!!

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  26. laziness is where it's at. No judgment.

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  27. Your weekends are so full, I get exhausted reading them. But they're always so balanced with fun and productivity. It makes me jealous. I can't do that.

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  28. Your Sunday dinner looks bomb! Seriously, pretty sure I've said it before but I just want to follow you around & eat everything you eat.

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  29. Yes to clean sheets. I managed to save enough energy to do mine yesterday too. I'm so happy you did the Lupus Walk with Marla! That's awesome. I hope you have a great week!

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  30. Ooh, love the mosaic....is that a vase? I'm going to check out that stuffed pepper soup recipe....seems like a tasty fall dish!

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  31. I love reading your posts and seeing all of your delicious food prep...that stuffed pepper soup looks great!

    I didn't keep up with my housework this weekend either. You just need those weekends sometimes.

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  32. I agree on the clean sheets. Since we got a dog, every. single. week. Sometimes the pillow cases get it twice. I can't rationalize sleeping on a pillowcase that a dog likes to take up residence on. Sometimes I stuff my pillow waaaay underneath all the others so a dog can't nap on it.

    I'm jealous of your food prep. I can't, for the life of me, get on the food prep bandwagon again.

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  33. Marla! That's awesome :) She looks so cute decked out in purple! All that food looks delish - need to try that stuffed pepper soup! I don't get much cleaning done now a days either other than picking up here and there - we have a cleaning family that comes in so it makes life so much easier since I can maximize my laziness. :) Have a great one Steph! -Iva

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  34. Those mac and cheese bites sound/look yummy! So does that bowl of candy! So does that soup! (I got back on the healthy eating wagon this week... it's killing me... can you tell?!)
    Sunday is our clean sheets day, too! Pete always gets whiny because I usually do them right before bed and he has to wait, haha! I love getting in bed when they're still warm though!!!!! *le sigh*

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  35. Definitely not ready to usher summer out of the door but that first picture did make me a little excited!

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