Monday, March 2, 2015

Weekending + 2 GIVEAWAYS!


(WARNING: lots of yummy food pictures ahead.)

FRIDAY

I started my weekend by meeting T after work on Friday for some low-key drinks and appetizers at a new restaurant I've been wanting to try. After a couple of happy hour glasses of wine, we moved onto the restaurant's yummy cocktail list and I was quite pleased with the extensive, potent offerings. We both had early Saturday mornings so we retired to my apartment for some lounging, but I'm glad we got to squeeze in a quick bite out in the city to jump-start the weekend!

SATURDAY

My Saturday started with a five hour dance rehearsal, but I knew there was a bright light at the end of this physically exhausting day - T and I were visiting M, Grill Guy, and Little M at their house for dinner! If you've been following our blog for a while, you know the kinds of crazy shenanigans that M and I tend to get into when we're together, but we did our best to go a little easy on T since this was his first time at their house. Also, it gave M and GG an excuse to finally bust out their gorgeous wedding china...I could get used to this kind of fancy treatment, haha!

Their home-cooked meal was delicious...some tender ribeyes with butternut squash and a fresh, yummy salad on the side.




Oh, plus we also had an Oreo cake for dessert, because why not?

At the end of the night, M and I decided to do a little cocktail experimenting for an upcoming Easter martini - yes, we lit a Peep on fire (I guess we didn't go too easy on T after all!).  Below is a little teaser of the flaming peep, and if you follow us on Instagram you can see another sneak peek of this fiery creation. Stay tuned for the full cocktail recipe, coming soon!


SUNDAY

After a crazy busy week, T and I were happy to have a day with absolutely nothing on the calendar. We were fairly productive earlier in the day, crossing some tasks and errands off our list, and then we settled in for another snowy night with a home-cooked meal and some movies. After a delish meal at my favorite cheese restaurant recently, we were itching to recreate their insanely good Caesar salad so we cooked up our own version and added some blackened chicken. It was a big hit!

TWO GIVEAWAYS!

What better way to start than week than with two giveaways?! We're teaming up with some other lovely bloggers to bring you this Rebecca Minkoff Mini MAC in Watermelon - how perfect is this pretty color for the spring?


Also, we are still running our Pearlties giveaway through Wednesday morning, so don't miss out on your chance to win one of 3 sets of these six elegant hair ties, each set valued at $90! You can also purchase any Pearltie for 50% off by using the discount code SEQUIN50.

28 comments :

  1. What an amazing weekend, B!! Wiping drool from my keyboard now! ;) You weren't joking with that warning! lol. Can't wait to check out your flaming peep drink soon -- only you & M could come up with something like that ;) So glad you had a fun night with you bestie to look forward to after an exhausting day of rehearsal! Have a lovely week, sweets! ...& thanks for another awesome giveaway to enter!! xo

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  2. You were not lying about all of the delicious food pictures--and I love love love that china!
    Looks like it was a great weekend! So glad that you found a new friend in your area this weekend, too ;)

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  3. Umm looks like an amazing weekend filled with amazing food! I'm jealous! That flaming peep drink has me pretty intrigued... and slightly nervous haha! Happy Monday girl!

    <3, Pamela
    Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  4. I am cracking up at the burning Peep - the things we do to find a great cocktail recipe! All these food photos now have me starving, guess I need to make breakfast! Happy Monday!

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  5. I love that you gave us a warning for all the good food photos down below!! I love M's wedding china - it's totally up my alley!!! Yay for the giveaway:) xo, Biana - BlovedBoston

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  6. Oooh these giveaways look great - thanks for hosting. That butternut squash and salad look fantastic - great job, girl!! What a fun weekend :)

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  7. All that food looks so good. Love love M's wedding china. So pretty. Happy Monday.

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  8. Ohh all that food looks so yummy! LOL at the flaming peep, I am curious to hear more about that!

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  9. I love the purple one. Also I want that Caesar salad recipe!

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  10. What a delicious weekend!! You deserved all the goodies after five hours of dance, haha! Can't wait for details on that flaming peep cocktail :) Fingers crossed for those giveaways!

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  11. Love the China adorable!! It is so nice to go to a friends house for dinner :) I love it
    Happy Monday
    Chelsea @ thewilliamsjourney1.blogspot.com

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  12. That Oreo cake... my goodness... looks DELISH!

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  13. Your food pictures make my mouth water, they look so delicious.

    I would also like to know is the Rebecca Minkoff Crossbody open to Canada.

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  14. Yummmm. I'm so hungry and my Jimmy John's has nothing on that steak haha. Thanks for the awesome giveaways!

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  15. Oh my! All of that food looks amazing!!! Sounds like you had a yummy weekend! Have a great week!

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  16. That cake, well all the food, looks delicious!

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  17. That oreo cake looks divine! Sounds like a great weekend with so much good food!

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  18. ok I was almost prepared for the yummy looking food.. but that oreo cake looks absolutely unbelievable and i really really really want it.

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  19. All that food looks DELISH and now I totally want a cocktail where they set peeps on fire :-D

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  20. Friday night sounds perfect! Who doesn’t want to kick off their weekend with some wine and appies?!
    Love her wedding china, I looked at that one when we registered!
    The flaming peep sounds so festive and fabulous!

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  21. Ok well, now I'm STARVING so thanks for that :) Good food = GOOOD weekend to me so congrats!!! Totally entered the beautiful bag giveaway!!

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  22. That dinner M cooked up looks amazing! The squash? I don't even like squash and I want that in my belly immediately!

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  23. Ummmm, ALL this food looks delish! Love it! And that peeps cocktail? Yes please! Sounds like a perfect weekend! P.S Love your Kate Spade china! xo

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  24. I loooooove chicken ceasar salads. Your weekend looks like SO much fun and I can't wait for this cocktail ;) Amazing giveaways, thanks for hosting gals! XO!

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  25. Your weekend looks yummy haha! I mean all the food!!!

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  26. I'm in love with those plates...and that oreo dessert looks bomb!

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  27. You were not kidding......so much yummy food and drinks!!! Seriously my stomach just growled over here!

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  28. All I can think about is that oreo cake - YUM! And you were right, everything looks amazing! Good thing dinner is soon :) Glad you had a fun weekend!

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