Monday, February 8, 2016

Weekending Highlights+{a Giveaway}

Happy Monday, loves! After a fun-filled weekend, friends and yummy food, I'm definitely not ready to jump into the work week, but alas...we must!

My highlights this weekend included:

~getting out of work early to pick up my friend Lynn during some free time while she was in town

~Happy Hour at Bracket Room (Chris Bukowski's bar) for a couple of hours of catch up, girl chat, the most delicious mac n cheese, and some nice quality time together
~a mini dinner date night with MG, ending the night watching Dateline

~Did a little saturday shopping and got our friends' new twins (a girl and a boy) two cute little outfits for when we get to meet them this week (I mean, look at that little ruffle butt! I die)
~Picked up a new chair for MG's desk at Pier 1 to replace his old one--love the pattern and the rivets!
~Drove to National Harbor for a little daytime excursion--but boy was it chilly near the water! 
~Wandered in and out of a  bunch of stores in the area, including the Peeps store!
~Stopped at a tea shop and finally got started on my journey to drinking more tea since we went on our food tour in Chicago
~Had lunch at Granite City and headed back home

~After taking a week off, we finished the last part of our puzzle (that sky was torture!! haha), followed by some cozy reading
~Had a double date planned in Old Town, but our one friend got sick so MG and I had an intimate date night just the two of us (with shrimp and scallop mushroom risotto that was pretty banging)
~Came home and watched Everest--holy Moses, that movie is SO well done, and SO intense!!! Totally recommend it!

~Proceeded to have dreams about the movie the entire night once we went to bed

~Woke up and tried my first batch of tea--it is SO good! #teadrinker
~Ran some Sunday morning errands, with a stop at Panera for some breakfast bagels!

~Headed to our friends' housewarming in DC to see their new place and bring them a housewarming gift--got to meet a lot of their friends from South Carolina who were so nice and fun

~Made our way to another Superbowl party to see another group of friends and watch the game
~ate so much yummy Superbowl food--why is football food so dang good??

~Rooted for the Panthers for all of my Carolina girls! 

And after that, we made our way home and into bed to start the week!
How was your Superbowl weekend? 
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Also, I'm joining up with Pamela and a fabulous group of ladies for an awesome giveaway in honor of Valentine's Day: a 1 year subscription to Birchbox!
Hosted by: Jessi's DesignThe Sequin Notebook,  Going The Distance,  Pink and Fabulous, Living On Cloud Nine, Lisa Loves John, Twin Living Blog and A Little Glitter.

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36 comments:

  1. What a fun filled weekend! Looks like you had a wonderful weekend. Mine was pretty low key after I returned from Miami.. Looking forward to some fun next weekend!
    Christina :: Simple and Delish

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  2. What a fun weekend. That risotto, amazing. Give me risotto everyday and I will eat it. My favorite dish always. What a fantastic giveaway. Have a wonderful Monday.

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  3. Sounds like you had a great weekend! Two great dates and friend time. That peep mobile is hilarious! Happy Monday!

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  4. Stop with the amazing food that you're taunting me with - that risotto looks incredible!! So glad you had a great weekend love and even happier you've jumped on the tea train! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  5. It looks like you had the best weekend ever! I love that you and your husband ended up having a nice little date night--so sweet!
    Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

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  6. Love the pictures from your weekend - always enjoy getting together with friends we rarely see - such a nice treat! I too LOVE hot tea and have been drinking it for a couple of years now. That glass mug is too cute! I'm in Teavana a lot and have seen the cute glass mugs, but need to go get one next time I'm there! LOL Have a great day! :)

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  7. Looks like such a fun weekend. I love that chair, I would have never thought to look at pier 1!
    Xoxo,

    Whitney & Blaire

    Peaches In A Pod

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  8. Such a fun weekend! We were rooting for the Panthers too! Sad! I had no idea there was a Peeps store nearby!

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  9. That is such a great giveaway idea!!! You guys definitely fit a lot in this weekend for sure. I really like that chair you picked up and the little ruffles on those pants are so adorable!!!!!

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  10. That chair is so cute, as are those sweet baby clothes! It sounds like you had a fun weekend, and I'm literally now craving mac 'n' cheese and risotto at 7 a.m. Ha! Hope you have a great week!

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  11. I love doing puzzles! And that tea looks delicious! I love drinking tea too :)

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  12. That tea looks amazing!! I love good tea!

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  13. Goodness gracious you had a busy weekend!! Glad to know we aren't the only ones that watch Dateline almost every Friday night!! Heartbroken for my panthers but the halftime show was so great I thought

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  14. stop it with that peeps store. keep me away from that! haha. that's great though. and chris b has a bar? nearby? who knew! i am a tea HOARDER i drink so much of it - it's a good train! glad you had a great weekend with your friend!!

    xoxo cheshire kat

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  15. Sounds like the perfect weekend! Even though your friend got sick and you couldn't double date, that risotto looks like an awesome consolation! And your tea looks delish! Happy Monday girl! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  16. What a busy, but fun, weekend! So glad you got to spend some time with Lynn while she was in town. And those little baby outfits? Too cute! Vivi has a few pairs of ruffle butt leggings and I LOVE them!:)

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  17. Love love love that I got to see you, next time we plan a whole weekend. And I get to meet Cooper and see the house. Love a good ruffle butt pant. Miss you already.

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  18. Yum that risotto looks delicious! What a fun weekend :)

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  19. I've been on a tea kick since our trip. With milk and sugar so not so good for you. LOL. I don't even take sugar in my coffee.

    National Harbor looks cool! I love stuff like that.

    And your new chair is awesome.

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  20. Such a fun weekend and that risotto looks delicious!

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  21. What a fun-filled weekend! My mom got me one of those tea contraptions for Christmas, and I love it - I think you will, too! Loving the new desk chair, too - gotta love Pier 1 for that stuff.

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  22. Oh that chair is gorgeous! Sounds like you had a good weekend!
    xo, Lily
    beautywithlily.com

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  23. Looks like such a great weekend! Those baby clothes are SO adorable and I love the new chair!

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  24. What an awesome weekend you had!! That risotto??? yes please!!! And Chris Bukowski owns a bar?? I wonder if that's new since he's been on the Bachelorette... crazy! Hope you have a good Monday!!

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  25. Wow you kept extremely busy. So fun you got to catch up with Lynn. I saw she also met up with Pinky while she was in town. The shrimp and scallop mushroom risotto sounds amazing and yes super bowl food is always good but never healthy! lol

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  26. That chair so gorgeous!! Looks like you had a jam packed, but fun weekend!! Have a wonderful week ahead!

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  27. Oooh thanks for hosting this awesome giveaway!! Your weekend looks like so much fun. I'm so sad about the Panthers, but at least we all still enjoyed some good food :)

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  28. Looks like an amazing weekend! I love those baby clothes...so adorable!

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  29. oh wow, that risotto looks AMAZING. yum. and how cute are those baby clothes?! i can't resist baby clothes they are always too adorable.

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  30. What a great weekend! So busy but so fun!!
    Dude, the football food. SO GOOD but I was so regretting it during my workout this morning, ha ha! Also- I made those spicy chicken tacos you shared on Friday (that was Friday, right? My days run together) SO good!

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  31. Um, I LOVE that chair!!
    www.amemoryofus.com

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  32. Very fun weekend! Those baby clothes are adorable...I especially love the "heir to the throne" one for a little boy! So cute! I need that risotto in my life like yesterday.

    Glad you had a great weekend!

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  33. Sounds like a fun weekend--I love that chair! I've never tried risotto but definitely should-looks delicious.

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  34. I need to make a trip to National Harbor ASAP- I live close but never spend enough time there! Thanks for the giveaway:)
    Megan Englert

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  35. This is such an awesome giveaway! Thanks for the opportunity!

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  36. Staying home with the husband and watch The Walking Dead.

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