Happy Friday! This has been a fantastic week with some even more amazing things on the horizon, so let's jump right into my five favorites!
This week started off with a quick trip to my old stomping ground, Philadelphia. After visiting a couple of girlfriends on Friday night (and being too caught up in chatting to take any pictures, oops!), T met me for a group brunch the next morning and then we took a quick afternoon jaunt to Old City to take in the historic sites.
That night, we went to a fantastic surprise party for my friend Michele's 40th birthday. Considering the fact that she isn't turning 40 until May, her husband totally caught her by surprise with this meticulously planned event! The band was rocking and the drinks were flowing, and I got to catch up with some more of my Pennsylvania friends who I don't get to see nearly as often as I would like.
Oh, and there was a photo booth, so we decided it was obviously necessary to re-enact scenes from some of our previous community theater productions (of course).
This chilly weather has me longing for hot summer days, so lately I've been on a Pinterest spree of warm weather cocktails. I'm loving this sangria recipe (pictured above) and can't wait to sit out on my patio with a nice, frosty glass of it! In the meantime, our monthly cocktail link-up returns this Tuesday, so don't forget to join in the fun and share your favorite libations.
I'm in a particularly happy mood this Friday because as of tomorrow morning, I'll be on vacation in warm and sunny Florida!
I'm super excited to escape the cold for a leisurely week of lounging on the beach (apologies to my fellow Northeasterners who will still be stuck in the snow). I spent a week there last February as well, and these pictures have me counting the minutes until I'll be on that beach again...it won't be long!
Since I haven't had much reason in recent years to pay too much attention to Valentine's Day, it has totally snuck up on me this year! While I'll be in Florida on the actual holiday, I'm still on the hunt for the perfect gift for when T and I have our own celebration after I return. I have a few thoughts on what to get, but I'm turning to all of you lovely people in blogland for some additional ideas...any suggestions of great gifts that your sweetie has absolutely flipped over?
Giveaway: Be Mine, Valentine!
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How are you planning to celebrate Valentine's Day?