Weekend Recap: Memorial Day edition

26 05 2009

This weekend I did something I rarely do: I unplugged.

Okay, so I still had my iPhone on me, but I barely tweeted and hardly touched my computer. I took a break from the blogging world. I guess you could say I was enjoying the simpler things in life.

My cousin finally came to Chicago for a visit. I spent the weekend showing her around the city and spending time with friends. It was certainly a nice change from being glued to my phone/computer.

I’m returning to work tomorrow, so I’ll probably fall back into my routines but now I really want to set time away to unplug every week. Even if it’s just for a few hours.

Now I just have to work on getting Chris to do the same.





Weekend Roundup!

21 04 2009

Sadly, another weekend has come and gone. I hate seeing them go, they’re always far too short. I don’t know about you, but I wouldn’t mind working 10 hour days if it meant I could get an extra day off.

Friday’s plans included drinks with friends and seeing a local band, I Fight Dragons at the Cubby Bear. It was my first time seeing them live and they were A-MAZING!! I never dance in public, and I was dancing my ASS off with my friends (yes, alcohol helped). My fiancé and friend Thomas pulled the plug on the night before I got too crazy. (side note: is it weird that I hang out with my personal trainer outside of training?)

Saturday’s agenda: Baking with Jamie, Emily, and Brittainy. First, can I please tell you I now have 15 pounds of fondant in my refrigerator right now? FIFTEEN POUNDS!!!  I ordered four. But whatever, I only paid $20 for it, and it will probably last me through the next 6 months. Who has a birthday coming up?? Anyone..?? Bueller..??

Anyway, we made some little red velvet cupcake things, and a 3 layer cake:

Now I’m a bit biased, but I think its quite lovely!! 3 yummy layers of yellow and red velvet cake. And it was our first time experimenting with fondant.

Those flowers? Yep, we made those out of fondant too. Although I wouldn’t recommend eating them. Think sugary play-doh. If that’s your kinda thing though, have at it.

Jamie will probably hate me for posting this but she covered that little guy in fondant and made the heart. SO CUTE (and tasty)!

Even though Sunday was only yesterday it feels like a billion years ago. The only thing I remember doing was going to personal training. I still feel like a lazy fool. Maybe it was all the cake.

So, how was your weekend? Did you do anything fun? Consume any goodies? Make a fool of yourself?