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Weekend recap…

21 Jan

20140121-102652.jpg{spotted a cardinal in our yard}

What a lovely weekend. We saw friends, had a few dates (aka we ate delicious food), finally played “Quelf” at a friend’s house, watched the game, and took advantage of free admission to Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts and enjoyed the Sargent exhibit. After making an enormous pancake/egg/bacon breakfast of course. As much as I crave expanses of time to be at home, sometimes a weekend of busyness can be completely restorative.

20140121-100442.jpg{Bri meeting Avery for the first time}

Our friends Shawna and Sterling has their first child last week so Brian, our friend Michelle, and I went to visit Saturday. She’s so sweet! And teeny! And peaceful! She slept in our arms for what seemed like 2 hours. We brought them some “Girl Scout Stew,” one of my favorite recipes from Brian’s mom, and I dropped off a bound book of “wishes for baby” I’d collected from friends and family at Shawna’s baby shower last fall.

20140121-100357.jpg{completely smitten}
20140121-103733.jpg{game day snacks / brian’s honey marinade, omg}20140121-104105.jpg{free admission days at the Museum of Fine Arts are a zoo}20140121-104056.jpg{Sargent’s “Melon Boats” – one of my favorites so I bought a print for our place}  20140121-102604.jpg{sampled some vegan, coconut milk ice cream at Allston’s FoMu}

We didn’t snap pics on our pizza date to Cambridge 1 (or during our game night at our friends’ Casey and Chucks), but anytime charcoal-grilled pizza is involved, particularly when it’s topped with spinach, artichoke hearts, chevre, and slow roasted tomatoes… pictures don’t do it justice. Likewise, no picture could have captured the magic of playing boardgames like Balderdash or Quelf so I posted a video on Facebook.

Aren’t long weekends the best? Happy Tuesday everyone. Have a great week!

New “lease” on life

1 Sep

After a LOT of consideration we have decided to stay put in our apartment for one more year.  Ultimately we want to buy a house yesterday  but we know that home ownership isn’t something you just rush into, so our plan is to focus on cleaning out, sprucing up, and re-arranging the furniture we have while we learn all about the home-buying process over the next few months.

So far Brian has moved the couch and we have slowly but surely made a dent in putting away the wedding gifts taking up our sun-room and dining room, but we have so much to do it’s overwhelming. The other day, I read a great housekeeping tip that if you cannot find a “home” for something, chances are, you don’t really need it. If we had cabinets and counter space in our kitchen maybe this wouldn’t be a problem, but just putting things away is tricky!

When that frustration stresses me out, I like to focus on the fun part: decorating!!! Over the weekend, I finally got around to making this “important dates” art (above). SO EASY. I won’t even bother to take your through a tutorial. I hardly even needed to open Photoshop for it (I did anyway). It has out birth dates, that fateful Saturday we both worked at WB Mason, our engagement date, and our wedding date.  I am a little bit obsessed with it.