Monday, November 10, 2014

TWTW

1. Friday night dinner at Stephen & Aubrey's, one week from their wedding! MFD is marrying them, so we went over to go over the ceremony. Aubrey made a delicious shrimp scampi & I saw all the awesome stuff she's done for the wedding. Can't wait!
2. Saturday morning MFD and I got up at 4:30 and drove to Avon, NJ, to watch the sunrise over the ocean. It was cold but beautiful. We also saw a gorgeous moonrise and the bridge opening to let all the boats out.
3. We fueled up at DD for the ride home. Thank God we did because we were detoured on the way home and encountered one zillion dead ends in Trenton. The Trenton Half Marathon was going on, but someone in the city forgot to put directional signs anywhere. It was truly mayhem for over a half hour. We finally escaped going the wrong way but were glad to get out.
4. Pedicure.
5. Late lunch at Spring House Tavern for my step grandmom Ruth's 80th. The food was excellent, as was the company. We went back to Carol's brother's and had cake and hung out.
6. A 4:30 a.m. wakeup call after only getting five hours of sleep on Friday night made me head of my own evil empire by 8 p.m. I slept 11 hours Saturday night and it was glorious.

7. Sunday morning entailed relaxing, changing sheets, doing laundry, and then kicking ass in the kitchen. I purged and reorganized it and two storage pieces in the dining room, as well as the coat closet.
8. Errands - dropped a bag of clothes and three bags of purged kitchen items off at Goodwill, stopped by my jeweler to have my Tiffany bracelets cleaned and to drop my engagement ring off to be cleaned and redipped in rhodium, stopped by my Mom's to give her some kitchen stuff I was getting rid of and some wedding stuff for this week, then on to Target for non-fun things like cotton balls.
9. Sunday afternoon reading and catching up on TV: Marry Me and How I Got Away With Murder. Then I spent hours watching Beachfront Bargain Hunt on HGTV, and by the time MFD got home I had a fully formed plan to buy a beachfront bargain on an island.
10. Sunday dinner: baked blackened salmon and spinach casserole. The spinach casserole is a great Thanksgiving side and I'll be sharing that recipe next week. Breakfast for the week - breakfast burritos from the freezer. Lunches: chicken/spinach/goat cheese burgers from the freezer. Snacks - carrots, celery, Greek yogurt. Dinner: quesadillas and mexican chicken from the crock. I'm working on cleaning out my freezers and pantry.
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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 obsession. I'm obsessed with my dogs and are okay with it.  Gus is sort of not in this picture. Sorry Gus.
Tomorrow: Show Us Your Books linkup with Jana.

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Linking up with B Loved Boston for Weekending.

37 comments:

  1. Wait you got up that early on purpose! Yikes. Sounds like you totally win the organizing award this weekend! Much impressed!

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  2. Wow! You packed so much into your weekend! Since I was gone last week and sick this week, mine consisted of a lot of lounging around the house with my pups. I'm pretty much obsessed with them too. Dog obsessions are the best kind to have. ;)

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  3. Any weekend that includes a pedi seems like a good one to me. Your sunrises are spectacular! It was a sheet changing and HGTV weekend for us too...but we binged on HH International on Netflix. Have a wonderful week!

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  4. I'm jealous of your amazing productivity on the weekends. My weekend consisted of working, then sitting on the couch watching Sons of Anarchy on Netflix and working on my final project for school. My house hasn't been cleaned in weeks b/c I'm not motivated lol

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  5. I'll look forward to the spinach casserole recipe.

    I am still one episode behind on How to Get Away with Murder. My DVR didn't get nearly as much attention this weekend as usual as it was packing fun all of the time!

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  6. ok, i feel like such a slacker!! my weekend totally paled in comparison!

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  7. Love the picture of you and the three dogs! I am totally jealous of your pretty sunrise pictures! Looks wonderful! And go you on being productive! I got some stuff done this weekend too! :)

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  8. I absolutey adore the fact that MFD is marrying Stephen and Aubrey! Such a personal touch on something that important, plus I bet MFD will be entertaining! Where Mae in the pup pic? You got a ton of stuff done this weekend, even with a 4:30am wake up call! Love it!

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  9. Another great weekend. The wedding week is here!! So happy for all of us. Aubrey has seemed like a family member for quite some time and now it will be official! Thrilled that Mike Doyle is doing the ceremony! The whole not wearing pantyhose at this time of year is foreign to me, but I will do it! We will be inside anyway! The spinach casserole is a divine addition to Thanksgiving dinner! When I first tasted Rich's mom's years ago, I got the recipe immediately. I am very thankful for Thanksgiving dinner!
    Wishing everyone a wonderful week.
    Love, Your MOMMA

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  10. Reading about your weekend exhausted me. You did so much! Go you!
    And of course as always your food pictures make me drool.

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  11. I love sunrises/sunsets. When I lived in the middle of nowhere with my parents sometimes I would get up early just to watch it & then go back to bed.

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  12. Oh I would have been peeved at detours! I love that MFD is marrying friends - I always love that so much at weddings. Can't wait for photos!

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  13. What a great weekend!! I haven't seen a sunrise in quite some time...usually I save this for vacations...not sure why since I should be sleeping LOL!! Don't you just love HGTV...they have the best shows!!

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  14. I am laughing that you voluntarily got up at 4:30 a.m. I would kill for the option of getting up at 4:30 rather than having to to deal with a crying child!

    How fun that MFD is marrying them. I am sure it will be hilarious and awesome.

    We were in John's hometown in PA last week and I had Dunkin every day and am now going through withdrawal. Their pumpkin donuts are amazing.

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  15. that sunrise is stunning!! how cool that he's marrying them- what an honor!

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  16. what a busy weekend! i would LOVE to be able to sleep 11hrs. man, i don't even think that's physically possible for me

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  17. In the collage of 9 photos, bottom right, that boat. I love. I'm OBSESSED! Can't wait for your linkup tomorrow! I stayed up until 1:30am last night finishing a book so I could include it in tomorrow's post.

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  18. The sunrise photos look so pretty but you'll never catch me waking up at 4:30 on the weekend. lol I got a much-needed pedi as well. I like the neutral color you chose.

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  19. Hahaha, I love Beachfront Bargain Hunt... watched plenty of that yesterday too!

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  20. Wait a second - what state are you in? Are we that close? Dude - ROAD TRIP!

    Your meals for the week sound great! I love that you prep your food for the week, because I do it too!!!!

    Pug Life! Your puggies are adorbs.

    Spinach casserole? Recipe? Mmmmk thanks!

    I love the pictures from the beach!

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  21. Sounds like a wonderful weekend! The sunrise pictures are gorgeous! I hate getting stuck in race related traffic! At our old house races shut down our neighborhood all the time.

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  22. I love your sunrise pictures! Your bridge actually opens, ours swings which is new and weird to me.

    I love Beach Front Bargain Hunt, they did one at my beach and it was so awesome to look inside these houses.

    Dogs for the win!

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  23. How cool that MFD is marrying them! And I have those same baskets... dollar store? I'm equally impressed and horrified at a 4:30 wake up call for a sunrise but it was pretty! I found three episodes of Fixer Upper yesterday that I somehow never saw so I watched that and almost got sucked into Beachfront Bargain Hunt because hello, marathons... but I escaped, only to watch Gilmore Girls on Netflix instead.

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  24. I make your spinach casserole on the regular and I love it.

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  25. I really give you credit for waking up at 4:30 am to catch the sunrise. I really don't think I could do it! Or I would and I would be so miserable that my husband would drive me back home. I actually watch Beachfront Bargain Hunt too. It makes me so jealous!

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  26. Props to you for waking up at 4:30 on purpose, that's impressive! And that casserole sounds divine, but I can't get past the chicken, spinach and goat cheese burgers. Where have these been all my life?

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    1. Suki, they're awesome!

      I loosely use this recipe http://www.pinterest.com/pin/112308584429634977/ and add spices, change ground turkey to ground chicken, and feta to goat cheese.

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  27. Love the pictures from the beach. I can't believe you got up at 4:30 but for that sun rise totally well worth it.

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  28. you got up so early! eep. i forget that Trenton is a real place lol. the spinach casserole sounds -and looks- amazing. that beachfront show sounds dangerous, everytime i watch house hunters (normal or international) i start looking at houses.. sometimes all over the world haha. oops.

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  29. There's no such thing as non-fun things at Target ;-)

    And I am now officially craving a Dunkin coffee and bagel...

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  30. SO cool that MFD is marrying them. I would LOVE to have someone we know marry us when that time comes. I just think it's so personal and cool and unique! (Also: you look super duper pretty in that picture!!!)
    Even shopping for cotton balls is fun at Target.

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  31. That salmon looks amazing! I managed to get my engagement ring dirty already and now I'm debating between getting it cleaned for real, or just tackling it with a toothbrush and soapy water.

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  32. Wow!! The sunrise pics are gorgeous...you guys are die hards for getting up that early. I was still snug in my bed dreaming my life away!! ha!! Another productive weekend in the books!!

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  33. Definitely looking forward to your spinach casserole recipe! Looks delish! And what a productive weekend- you did more in a few days than I've done in like, 2 weeks- I'm pretty sure!

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  34. That nail colour!!! (hands raised emoji!!!) Also love that MFD is doing the ceremony.

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