Monday, May 11, 2015

TWTW - the one with the mothers

Friday afternoon was warm and gorgeous. I popped into LOVE Park to try and spot Philly Jesus when I made my afternoon DD run but no dice. I wore my new Keep Collective bracelet and MFD hung new curtains in our room. My younger self weeps at how excited I was over them.
I planted at 6 p.m. Friday and MFD mulched Saturday. I always have the urge to over plant but these things grow and I need to give them space to do so. Omm.
Evening birthday celebrations for Geege included chicken, bananas, tons of treats, and a long walk where he could run the fields and roll around. Someone is excited about the carnival descending on the neighborhood this week and it's not me. Thanks to Mae for the gross photo bomb. Chinese for dinner because we're lazy, YOLO, etc.
Saturday laundry, weights, and weekly food prep: two batches of power breakfast muffins, some to freeze and some for this week's breakfasts; HBE for breakfasts; and cold taco dip for Sunday. Lunches are PBJ, snap peas, and carrots. Dinners are tacos, salads, baked chicken and steamed vegetables.
Amanda and I took at 3:30 train up to NYC to meet up with Michele, have dinner al fresco at DBGB Kitchen in the Bowery, then see Amanda's #1 Peter Sarsgaard play Hamlet at the Classic Stage Company. It was over three hours long! The theater was very intimate, and it was really good. Peter was amazing and really gracious after the play, as were his wife and daughter when we saw them in front of the theater after. It was a great day. I got home at 2:30 and didn't go to sleep until 3:30. Hashtag old lady hated that.
Mother's Day rounds - breakfast at my dad & Carol's, lunch at MFD's parents', and dinner at my Mom's all on four hours of sleep and no makeup. We got to see our nephews, Debbie, Aubrey's parents and brother and niece and nephew in our travels and celebrate my stepdad's birthday. It was a nice day. Aubrey killed it with an egg casserole at breakfast and two dessert dips at dinner. Cheers Mothers!

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Show Us Your Books link up tomorrow! I can't wait to geek out over books and add to my To Read list on Goodreads.

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Linking up with Biana at B Loved Boston for Weekending

32 comments:

  1. can i have your green thumb, please?? i am struggling over here with my plants. not even flowers, just plants that i cannot keep alive. aw pups rolling in the grass! adorable. all the hugs to those pups. i admit, i'm kinda scared of peter. i've only heard ssweett things about him, but he kinda freaks me out. yay for mother's day celebrations!!!

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  2. Your landscaping looks wonderful - seriously so bright and cheery!! You had such a jam packed weekend but seriously so fun!! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  3. Seems like this weekend was the weekend for gardening and planting flowers. Your flower beds look pretty :) And I'll be there tomorrow for your book link up!

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  4. Sounds like a great weekend! I still need to get to fixing up our patio area and do some planting in our backyard. It's looks horrendous. I love how you planted and the hanging baskets. So pretty!

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  5. your plants are so pretty!! i want to plant some pretty things but we don't really have room, we have lots of plants already. i just like the colourful ones better.
    your meal prep is seriously always on point. you inspire me ;)
    oh my gosh Hamlet with Peter sounds amazing! what an experience. and also now I want chinese food. when do I not want chinese food? never.

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  6. I had to look up who Peter Sarsgaard was, but you met Maggie Gyllenhaal?! I love her!
    I've never heard of a dog liking bananas- very random! Looks like a family fun weekend!

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  7. That's crazy. We had cocktails across the street from the DBGB kitchen on Saturday afternoon. I might have walked right by you. I'm glad Geege had a good birthday. Happy Monday!

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  8. You are always so good about documenting your weekends!! I need to get better about my pictures! Glad to see it is finally warming up there and flowers!!! So pretty!

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  9. Your flowers look great, and I totally hear you on the urge to overplant. Looks like you guys had a busy and fun Mother's Day with the fam. Soooo much good food!

    Have a fabulous week :)

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  10. The flower and plants look so pretty and we fall victim to Chinese food delivery on the weekend more often than not...lol Sounds like a fun Mother's day with your family.

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  11. I see your muffin tins & I'm ashamed at how dirty mine are :) haha

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  12. You did awesome on the flowers. Love when they roll in the grass, Geege looks very happy! Peter Saarsgard is a good casting choice for Hamlet, glad you had a great time and got to take pics too.

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  13. All of your planting looks awesome!! I so need to get on my outdoor landscaping game! I love this picture of pups rolling around in the grass! So cute! Sounds like you had a busy but fun weekend :)

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  14. I love the flowers! I really want a garden. Glad you were able to spend time with all of the mothers on Mother's Day!

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  15. Your yard looks great! I've been dying to get out in ours and clean it up, remulch etc but these crutches seem to ruin EVERYTHING! That cold taco dip looks great too- yum! What's all in it?

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  16. Such a beautiful weekend! I am super jealous! I spent most of the weekend running around and the most of this morning cleaning up the mess....no break for me. Your garden and flowers look just lovely!

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  17. Great day yesterday!! Sleep is such an issue! I need a nap right now!!!!
    Always wonderful pictures!!

    Love, Your Momma

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  18. You garden looks great and a day trip to NYC sounds fun, but yea, also exhausting. My mom visited my sister and me so it was an exhausting weekend driving lots of places with the kids. I needed a power nap every single day.

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  19. for someone going on four hours of sleep and no makeup you looked pretty damn good. what a very exhausting weekend!

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  20. I absolutely LOVE what you planted! looks so great! Looks like y'all did mother's day right!

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  21. Cold taco dip is seriously one of my favorite foods EVER! I could legit make a meal out of that and a BAG of chips. Yes, I said BAG.
    You look good without makeup, and I hate you for it. Like I honestly didn't even know you weren't wearing any in those pics until you said something. I HOPE YOUR PLANTS DON'T GROW!

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  22. I need Chinese food in my life. I don't eat it enough. It's rather tragic. But my old lady self cannot handle all the salt like it used to.

    Gardening is punishment to me but I do like the way freshly planted flowers look. It's a struggle.

    Happy belated birthday, Geege!

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  23. Look at you and your plants!! They're gorgeous. I have never planted anything, but did consider buying an orchid this weekend.

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  24. Why are the eggs in a muffin tin? Tell me your secrets. Reveal your ways! :]

    // ▲ itsCarmen.com ▲

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  25. I am jealous of your plantings. I haven't done any in a few years, it has kind of felt like a bittersweet marital memory for me. I think I will this year, at least my pretty planters! I hate life the next day when I stay up too late... serious old lady here! But... living makes it worth it:) Looks like a great weekend Steph!

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  26. "His wife" as in Maggie Gyllenhaal? Way to downplay. Three hours is a long time, but that sounds so cool. Busy, fun weekend!

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  27. Great job planting! Your yard is so colorful. I have such a hard time seeing performances in small spaces. It's so uncomfortable for me. I don't want to make eye contact with the actors. Haha! It definitely sounds like a great time in NYC though. Your taco dip looks awesome. I need to try some dessert dips too!

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  28. Great gardening skills girl! Looking good!

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  29. Your gardening looks fantastic! Is it weird to like the color of that soil?? Looks very pretty.

    Weather in Philly looks fantastic. And you look simply pretty makeup and sleep free on Mother's Day!!

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  30. That taco salad has me drooling over here, it looks so good! Love the flower bed as well! Enjoy your week!!

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  31. Your garden is amazing! You should share some tips because we did half of our front garden a few weeks ago and are about to do the other half this Saturday and I hope it looks as good as yours! - Svetlana @ Life with a Side of Wine

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    1. Thanks Svetlana! Hmm, I'll have to think of some tips aside from plant and pray they hold. LOL

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