Monday, January 4, 2016

NYE Weekending Highlights

Happy Monday and happy new year! I'm back to work today after 2 glorious (and really fast) weeks off...it might be a struggle this week. But, since it's been a bit, let's recap the NYE weekend!

My weekend highlights included:

~NYE get together prep--we had cheese/crackers/pepperoni, made buffalo chicken dip (which was a major success), spanakopita, and had pierogies but never ended up making them because there was so much buffalo chicken dip being eaten haha. And champagne and raspberries!

~Had 2 couple friends over for NYE celebrations: we had a pajama/sweats "themed" get together so that everyone who came was in total comfort. Before we knew it, we were counting down the ball dropping and ringing in the new year!
 
~One of the couples stayed over (intentionally...they'd brought an overnight bag), so we had a new years sleepover :)

~Slept in a bit on new year's day and got to watch the Rose Bowl Parade while eating yummy omelettes that MG made. I loved the Downton Abbey float!
~Had a super yummy lunch of grilled cheese and tomato bisque at Yard House
~saw The Big Short at the movies--wow was that movie good, and really informative...and also slightly terrifying of where things are headed. Highly recommend it!
~My in-laws came into town for the night for a funeral in DC on Saturday for a priest who was also a family friend, so they stayed with us Friday night and we got to watch their pup during the day on Saturday (aka, she played with Cooper the whole time)
~Hung up a new mirror for our entryway that I found at the HomeGoods in PA when we were up there. The bigger mirror totally makes a difference from the small one we had before. Thank you, HomeGoods!
~Said good-bye to Christmas as we packed away our tree and all of the Christmas decor around the house
~Made plans to finally paint our master bedroom since my father-in-law brought us an extendable ladder so we can paint the super high wall on the one side of our room. I can't wait for our room to finally have some color and personality.

~Went into Georgetown to meet up with MG's parents and family friends from the funeral of the priest who had passed. He was also behind creating Dog Tag Bakery, where we all met up, which supports veterans in various ways including a place to work #bakingadifference
If you're in the area, I highly encourage you to stop by Dog Tag Bakery and support this delicious place that gives back to, and supports, our military service members.

~Said good-bye to MG's parents as they headed back to PA after the funeral

~Got addicted to Making a Murderer on Netflix thanks to my bestie--if you haven't seen it yet, you HAVE to! It is insane, and addicting, and maddening....a must watch!

~Went out to dinner with MG in Old Town for a little date night by the water front--I got the mahi mahi tacos and MG got the jambalaya. Both were SO good!

~Got in some good cuddles with Cooper who has thoroughly enjoyed all of the extra snuggle time he's gotten on Winter Break
~Ran errands, put my pasta fagioli recipe in the crock pot for dinner (delish!) and then went for a 4 mile walk over the Woodrow Wilson Bridge from Virginia into Maryland, and then back again
~Watched some football, mainly the Skins/Cowboys game (yay for a win!) and the Vikings/Packers game

~Rested up to prepare to go back to work and watched the first episode of the last season of Downton Abbey

All in all, our New Year so far has been pretty great...and tasty! :) I hope you all are adjusting back into real life again after all of the fun and festivities!

Linking up with Biana and Meghan for Weekending:

39 comments:

  1. Such a great weekend!! Girl the alarm going off this morning was rough...I NEED coffee!! We are on episode 6 of the show and all i keep thinking is how much this reminds me of serial the first one - I go back and forth between thinking he did it and didn't do it!! Sounds like the best start to 2016 :) Enjoy your first day back! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  2. Sounds like a full and fun weekend. Tell me about preparing for today.. Yikes! Best of luck on your first day back! And happy new year!

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  3. Sounds like the perfect long weekend!! Hope getting back into the swing of things is easy today. We are addicted to making a murderer too, I swear we stayed up until midnight every night last week watching.

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  4. It's always sad when we take down our tree. Looks like a fun first weekend of the new year!


    Xoxo,

    Whitney & Blaire

    Peaches In A Pod


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  5. Oh my you're going back after 2 weeks off? That's hard...I'm struggling after 3 and half! Happy New year!! What a fun series of days!!! Your doggies are too cute!

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  6. um obsessed with your idea for a sweats themed party. I think I would attend every party ever with that kind of theme!
    Going to start Making A Murderer this week. I have heard so much about it & I can't wait to start watching!

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  7. Sounds like a fabulous New Year's weekend, and YES to that Downton Abbey float - it looked incredible! Taking the Christmas decor down is always sad, but I'm loving how clean everything looks! Cheers to a fabulous week and new year <3

    Green Fashionista

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  8. sounds like the perfect NYE to me!! I love that mirror… Home Goods is my jam! happy 2016 friend!

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  9. Downton Abbey started again? Aw man I missed it! Love the comfy new year celebrations! SoTrish - tales from trish
    unds like a good start to the new year!

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  10. Yesss! I love the pajama themed NYE celebrations! :) I think I need to do that every year moving forward, it was so nice this year! And you made a ton of food, yum!! Those tacos look SO yummy too! Glad you had a great weekend girl and happy 2016! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  11. sounds like an amazing weekend. i think i'm tired just reading about all the fun stuff you did! looks like great minds think alike with the sleepover/pj's NYE - can't beat that! i love the mirror now that it's hung. your home is coming along so nicely!

    xoxo cheshire kat

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  12. Such a fun and full weekend! Love your new mirror and I could totally go for that lunch about now :)

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  13. What a cute entryway! Everyone's been talking about it, so Making a Murderer has been added to my Netflix list-looking forward to watching it. Have a great week!

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  14. What a fun freakin' weekend!! I love that y'all stayed in and had a pj/sweats themed get together!! I want one of those too, haha. I've been craving grilled cheese and tomato bisque something fierce and now seeing it on your blog, I've decided I definitely need it ;) Happy 2016, love!

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  15. That sounds like the perfect relaxing New Years weekend! We purposefully brought our over night bags with us on NYE to my sister's house so we wouldn't have to deal with driving at home that night with all the crazy people. The mirror you picked up looks great! Home Goods always has great things, you just have to be willing to search for it!

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  16. Glad that you had a fun NYE and weekend! We finished Making a Murderer, and it's just insane! Also loved the Downton premiere last night, so so good. Happy Monday!

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  17. I missed the Downton Abbey float!!! Darn it, it looked awesome! Ok, everyone is talking about that Netflix show.. I might need to take a day off from work and just crack out on it.. I'm intrigued! Sounds like you had a great weekend!

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  18. Looks like NYE was a blast for you! So sad when our tree went away, but excited to start redoing the living room now that it is gone. Are you back at work today? Ugh so hard to get up this morning and put on real pants.

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  19. Okay I really need to watch that Murderer show because everyone seems to be talking about it! I also just smiled with your adult sleep over reference, they are definitely more fun when wine and champagne is involved right?

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  20. Sounds like such a nice way to ring in the New Year! I love the idea of a pj party...sometimes sweatpants are SO much better than dressing up! My boyfriend and I watched all of Making a Murderer between Saturday and Sunday, we were completely addicted. Even when we weren't watching it, we were talking about it, haha! I hope your first day back from vacation goes well!

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  21. Looks like a great weekend! We had a serious Making a Murderer binge over the weekend too. It was insane. I couldn't stop watching. I really want to the The Big Short too! Adam read the book so he's really interested in how they make it into a movie. Cheers to 2016!

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  22. Looks like you've been having a wonderful 2016 so far.. happy New Year!!

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  23. I'm so excited to see that movie, I've heard such good things about it!

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  24. We're huge fans of Dog Tag Bakery, especially because they are one of the few bakeries in the area that is completely nut-free (huge when your 4 year old has a peanut allergy and all the other bakeries in Georgetown aren't safe!!!).

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  25. Sounds like you had a great start to the new year!! Love the pj/sweat idea for NYE...that sounds right up my alley! And all that food...yum! That movie definitely was so interesting...and like you said terrifying. I only hope that they learned from some mistakes! Happy Monday!

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  26. oh I love that theme for NYE with friends - relaxed and comfortable in your PJs. Buffalo chicken dip is always a hit at parties and the first thing to go!. lol I love the food at Yard House....so will have to check out their grilled cheese next time. Happy new year!

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  27. What a fun time off!! We love Downton Abbey, too, and are so sad this is the last season!

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  28. Man, from the food, friends and sweats-theme all the way to the excellent food...looks like a fantastic break/weekend to me! Happy Monday friend and cheers again to bachelor text date night!

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  29. I LOVE Dogtag Bakery! Looks like an amazing weekend! I don't have PBS so I missed Downtown last night. LAME!

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  30. oh man that tomato bisque and grilled cheese looks so good! yum. and how cool is that downton abbey float?! i'm trying so hard not to watch the new season until the end, then i will binge watch it all :)

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  31. We had buffalo chicken dip on NYE, too and it was my very favorite thing! I couldn't stay away from it! Love the idea of a PJ party :) Hope your Monday hasn't been too rough!

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  32. I NEED to watch Making a Murderer now, its all I keep hearing about! We totally had people over on New Years Eve and I did not change out of my PJ's...opps!

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  33. I love the idea of staying in for NYE - I don't think I'll ever "go out" again after experiencing it haha! You guys had so much more fun the whole weekend - I love it! Hope your first day back was great!

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  34. Dog Tag Bakery sounds amazing.

    Great score on the HomeGoods mirror!

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  35. What a great New Year's!! Staying in and having a jammie theme is perfect! I really want to see The Big Short - everyone has been saying it's really good and everyone's been watching Making of a Murderer so I might have to check it out!

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  36. Such a fun New Years! We did a lot of the somethings this weekend! So funny. Hope you survived the first day back! :)

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  37. A PJ party on NYE sounds like so much fun! And your soup in the crockpot looked perfect! I'll have to try that soon! DG loves that soup. I love that concept of that bakery, too. xo, Champagne&Suburbs

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  38. I'll be traveling to DC in May and I'll have to add that bakery to our list of places to check out!

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