Friday, November 14, 2014

cheers to the weekend

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Seriously, we both deserve a high five! Work is in full force through the peak season & I savor the weekends for friends & down time - hence the lack of blogging lately. Life has been treating me fairly well & I've done nothing but soak it all in. Any fun plans for the weekend? I've got a pretty solid weekend ahead of myself . . . Friday is date night in: home cooked dinner & a Red Box {although I think he'll nix my rom-com pick}. Saturday my cousin Alicia will be in town & we've got a big game to watch! Have a great one & enjoy these fun posts from around the web . . .
A song for your weekend
A chowder to make for a chilly weekend
Damsel's advice on living in the moment
What are your pet peeves? Mine definitely have changed since moving to New York {slow walkers, teenagers on the subway, & car horns}.
Would you wear a blanket cape? I would if it looked like Natalie's!

Thursday, November 13, 2014

taking stock 03

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Making: a recipe book; you know the kind with all of your favorite recipes from when you were a kid
Cooking: breakfast, aka eggs over easy
Drinking: a cup of hot green tea
Reading: The King of Sports Sydney's blog
Wanting: it to be Christmas! I'm ready to hug the family.
Looking: for inspiration on bedroom d├ęcor
Wasting: time looking at old photos
Wishing: we had a long weekend ahead. This girl needs a vaca!
Enjoying: walking to work
Waiting: for Saturday - big game & fun company coming into town!
Liking: coats, scarves, & hot chocolate
Wondering: when the first snow will fall {hopefully not for a while}
Loving: feminine sweater dresses
Listening: Christmas music {yes, I am one of those people}
Needing: a quiet weekend | someone hand me a cozy blanket & a good book
Smelling: wood sage & sea salt, my new favorite scent
Wearing: flannel pajamas
Following: a list
Noticing: holiday windows being prepped at stores around town
Knowing: this year has flown by & I'm determined to savor the last month & a half
Thinking: about my grocery list & homemade pumpkin pie
Feeling: thankful
Bookmarking: Thanksgiving recipes
Opening: emails - ready for the holiday season to be wrapped & tied at work!

Sunday, November 2, 2014

a month away . . .

It's been over a month since I last posted on this blog of mine. Here's what happened the month of October . . .
The last roof top happy hour without a jacket - man I miss this already!
Macy's does the ice bucket challenge in Herald Square - proud of raising over $2,000 to ice our bosses.
Electro brunch, a drag queen, & girlfriends.
Experienced my first horse race at Belmont Park
Oktoberfest - 1 | Me - 0
NYC probably doesn't compare to the real shindig, but man was it fun!
Went to my first Ranger's game!
Sushi, Miss New York 1983, & a bank robber sans mask & money bag for Halloween
And just to start November off on the right foot . . .
Lynn & I frozen & windblown, but so worth watching folks run the NYC Marathon!

One of my favorite events to watch here in the city - so proud of my coworkers!

Sunday, September 28, 2014

fall to-do list

It's no secret that fall is my favorite season. There's no need to make excuses for baking every weekend {pumpkin everything is acceptable}, cozy nights by a fire, & knowing the holidays are lingering weeks away. Since we're finally in the beginning of the season, it's only apt to make a list of things I plan on doing . . .
+ apple picking followed by baking an apple pie
+ rent a cabin with friends
+ master new soup & stew recipes
+ wine tasting with the girls
+ sign up & start training for a half marathon
+ purge my closet of items I didn't wear last season
+ pumpkin carving {probably my #1 thing to do every year}
+ host a bon fire complete with chili, cocktails, caramel apples, & s'more fixings
+ call the family & friends more often
+ be more thankful
+ go to a football game {seriously having withdrawals over here}
+ go on a hike

Friday, September 26, 2014

when life gives you lemons, grab tequila & salt

This week I was given a whole lotta lemons. Good thing it's Friday and I have the next couple of days to recuperate. Have any fun plans for the weekend? Tonight is wine & movies with the girls, picnic & concert Saturday, & a day of rest on Sunday for the upcoming week. Sounds like a winning weekend to me!
Before we get to the fun weekend links, let's catch up. September is almost over {WHAT?!?} and a lot has been going on in between Jordan's visit until now.
+ Beach trip to Ocean City, New Jersey. Y'all I went to the Jersey Shore . . . well kind of. I didn't see Snooki, but it was a nice getaway from Manhattan.
+ Spending Saturday afternoons at The Ainsworth . . . where the fans say Roll Tide & sing Sweet Home Alabama.
+ FaceTime dates with the family in Alabama & my brother across the ocean in Italy {seriously, the kid is living the life!}
+ Working out the final details of moving apartments coming this fall!
+ Re-watching Scandal because it's that good & because I secretly wish I were Olivia Pope haha
+ A visit from my cousin Whitney.
Have a good one and enjoy these fun links from around the web . . .
A song for your weekend {excited to see these guys Saturday night!}
My favorite fall fragrance
The only season I burn candles
What your first crush says about you {mine: Devon Sawa. I can't tell you how many times I watched Now & Then with my sister & cousins growing up.}
Baked pumpkin cream cheese French toast - say that three times fast!
J. Crew is killing me with their new collection! This, this, & this {in heather grass} belong in my closet pronto!

Lena Dunham gives great advice
Loving Kate's collection 'Wit & Delight' for Target!
A fun & creative party, wedding, dinner idea