Happy Friday everyone!
Doesn’t the week go by so quick sometimes? One day it’s Monday and I’m yawning, then the next thing I know it’s almost the weekend full of hopeful walks in the park, pancakes in the morning and lazy evenings. Every week doesn’t go so smooth, but this week sure felt quick! How was yours?
I found this great link of 56 things to do instead of spending money. I’m really feeling the ideas for:
Get Organized! I have a whole cabinet shelf full of tupperware that must be straightened out. I need some type of system here that works out.
Use Those Gift Certificates! We have one that is almost a year old now, we need to get to the store and use it.
Spa Day At Home! Soak those feet! You deserve it!
Make Gifts! Make someone smile, it’s the best feeling in the world.
Clean! Must be done, usually not fun.
Catch Up On Your Reading! I have had Marie Antoinette’s biography for a few months that I keep renewing from the library. I was 75% into the book but then I stopped. I have to finish it!
Make Cookies! Of course.
Start a Happy Book! This for me means scrapbooking. I need to dive back into this dangerous world.
Hike! We are planning a hiking adventure soon.
In recipes I made this week and shared with you:
Gingerbread Popcorn – easy to make, healthy and yummy!
Peanut Butter Pretzel Chocolate Chip Granola Bars - hands down, one of the best things I ever made!
In recipes that I saved to hopefully make soon:
I started to use Pinterest (again) to organize all my recipes. I found a great app for my Windows Phone so I can easily open up Pinterest in the grocery store and have all my recipe lists.
Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookie Dough Overnight Oats – looking forward to try this for breakfast soon.
Lime Cake Doughnuts with Chocolate Glaze – need I say more?
Easy Cinnamon Rolls – really… come on.. look at this magic!
Roasted Red Pepper Parmesan Baked Eggs – look how good this looks!
Prosciutto and Arugula Pizza with Sunny Side Up Egg – thinking of adding ricotta too…
Mexican Pizza – I got all the ingredients for this, probably will be made this weekend.
Things I ask you:
What’s your favorite pizza topping?
Do you have any fun plans this weekend?
What do you do when you are feeling guilty from eating too many sweets?
It is very close to being able to pick lettuce, spinach and kale. Starting the next week we will start picking harvest for yummy lunches, dinners and snacks. I couldn’t help myself so I picked a small amount of buttercrunch lettuce earlier this week. Man, it’s so good.
We’ve had 2 big days of rain which is great because we were going on 3 weeks with no rain. The garden did well with the first storms, it actually really enjoyed them and seemed to grow stronger. Especially that kale, watch out for it.
We spent some time this week getting our compost situation back in order. We were able to get a few bags of cocoa husks. I’ll do a full post on this next week. Just think about how 200 pounds of cocoa husks smell….mmmmmmm.
Game of Thrones fans? My lovely friend Jessie surprised me with this Jon Snow doll in the mail. He now lives on my desk so we can talk to each other all day long.
We love taking long walks. You can usually find us walking somewhere (or Matthew biking) instead of taking the subway if possible. This past weekend we took a big walk from our home to Soho. There we bought some sneakers and then walked back. One of my favorite parts of New York is the ability to walk almost anywhere.
This is the cat at our local pet store, her name is Lilly and she’s huge. Often they have bags of cat food 50% off because Lilly decided to try to open them up with her teeth. She’s a good girl though and is extra sweet. Everytime I go in the store I look for her first. Then she gives me her belly.
This was Mediterranean octopus which was char-grilled. It was my first time eating octopus and I found it good, especially since it was grilled and crispy on the outside. The inside was very chewy, but still enjoyable.
Pepperoni and mushroom pizza are always our go to’s. The surprise party was at Lisola’s in Williamsburg Brooklyn. I would highly recommend it, the service was so good too. The pizza is made in wood fired ovens, which is always the way to go with pizza.
And then I ate a cannoli. It was one of the best I ever had. I actually ate 2, I’m a bad girl. They even had chocolate chips inside. Oh my! I loved the restaurant because the entire balcony is filled with herbs that they pick and use on the dishes. This always makes me so happy to see.
Matthew got a piece of cheese cake because he was the birthday boy.
I had a wonderful tortilla soup and a steak taco. The tortilla soup still didn’t beat my favorite recipe, but this was unique as it had more of a bbq taste to it.
She brought us delicious Cadbury chocolate from London. When we got home we ate some Crunchie bits while laying in bed. I almost ate a bar for breakfast but I held back. I will wait for later in the day.
We met another friend in Soho that we haven’t seen in quite a while. We went to Cafe Select and our waiter was a bit uppity. When he gave me my change he totally didn’t give me back any of the coin change (it was 40 cents, not like 1 penny). It’s like he took my amount due and rounded up to the nearest dollar. Who does that? Anyways, I had some earl gray tea.
On the work front we have been experimenting a bunch with new technology. This past week has been a good week to regroup after finishing a bunch of projects. It’s a time to breathe, experiment and see where the next projects will lead.
This is a new project we just released for V fashion magazine. It went live this week and we’re super proud of it. You can see the entire project here.
Happy Weekend everyone!! Have a great one!