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A Fun Friday Night

by Courtney on August 11, 2012

Last night turned out to be exactly what I had hoped for. Calm, relaxing, good food, good wine, and good company…aka, hubs and the fur ball.

As soon as Jay got home from work, we poured ourselves a couple glasses of wine and did a nice little “cheers” to the weekend.


I think my parents must be rubbing off on me…they do a “cheers to Friday” every week, either while sipping beers in frosty mugs on their front porch, or at their favorite table at Applebees. They’re so fun. Smile

So anyways…about this wine. I had three different bottles in my hand at the store, yet I wound up leaving with a BOX.

Usually, anytime I hear “boxed wine” a memory of Jay and Franzia white zinfandel comes to mind…specifically, of him at my my 24th luau birthday party playing “slap the bag” (aka, a drinking game where you take the bag out of the box, slap it, and drink from the nozzle).


Quite a silly game, right? Yeah, well let’s just say that things did not end up well for him that night… Winking smile

The Bota Box Pinot Grigio I ended up purchasing last night was pretty good. Not the best stuff I’ve ever had, but I’m really not hard to please when it comes to wine. Besides, the box is the equivalent to four bottles of wine and only cost $19.99. I was sold.

After about an hour of straight chillin’ and just catching up from the day, our take out finally arrived.


(and that photo above makes me laugh so much…I hadn’t realized I caught the creeper up in the right hand corner until this morning)

We ordered from Testo’s, so I obviously had to get an order of their Pasta Fagioli.


The stuff is just so, so good.

Jay decided he wanted to get a pizza, and I knew that as soon as I smelled it, I’d want a piece too. So, I ordered the appetizer size of my pasta fagioli and enjoyed a delicious piece of pizza with peppers and onions.


Yummy x1000.

While we were sitting and eating dinner, we couldn’t help but watch the Codeman in action at the front window.


He was getting himself into positions that were just too stinkin’ funny.


And yes, I know my lamp shade still has a tag on it…I’m still testing it out to make sure I like it. Winking smile

Shortly after the two of us finished dinner (and a laughing fit that was probably one of the best ones we’ve had in over a year) we decided to tackle another IKEA project…


I’ve got my brand new desk (in case you’re wondering, it’s this model) and, oh em gee, is it amaaaaaazing. I have so much room! My elbows aren’t getting numb from constantly rubbing on the edge of it. I love it!

So much so, that I enjoyed my breakfast at it this morning, without any space problems.


Iced coffee + an egg, provolone, and raspberry jam English muffin.


Now that breakfast is taken care of and I’m all done with my crazy tangents this morning, it’s time to get goin’ on my Saturday. Happy weekend, everyone!

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1 Chelcie of Chelcie's Food Files August 11, 2012 at 10:42 am

we always have a box of franzia wine in our fridge at my apartment while i’m at school lol we never end up drinking it that much though so it kind of just takes up space i guess!
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2 Kristy @ Kristy's Health Revolution August 11, 2012 at 10:48 am

I read an article about boxed wines and how they aren’t what they used to be. I’d like to try that one!


3 Gillian August 11, 2012 at 10:55 am

Gotta love a good boxed wine! I’m in France at my parents and good bottles of wine are around 3euros, but we still buy some of the boxed because it’s so good!!


4 Rachel August 11, 2012 at 11:21 am

loooove that soup! Happy Saturday!!
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5 Michelle (Better with Berries) August 11, 2012 at 11:26 am

Love evenings at home like yours! My boyfriend and I had a similar evening and planning on making it a movie night… but then the Olympics took over!
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6 Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers August 11, 2012 at 11:31 am

Cody is just an adorable cat!! I love your little stories about him!!! Your Friday seems great! Have a fun rest of the weekend!!
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7 Lauren August 11, 2012 at 11:37 am

That sounds like such a fantastic evening. We have one planned just like that tonight. :) Have a wonderful weekend hun!
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8 Alysia @ Slim Sanity August 11, 2012 at 11:37 am

I was definitely always a Franzia girl in college. I recently saw the Bota Box, and was told they have really good wine!
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9 kim@hungryhealthygirl August 11, 2012 at 11:37 am

I love pasta fagioli too. That pic of Cody in the corner is hilarious!
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10 Natalie August 11, 2012 at 12:00 pm

I’ve totally played slap the bag with a box of Franzia!


11 Katherine @ The Fit Lady Sings August 11, 2012 at 12:13 pm

I live by myself, so I love boxed wine! Much more economical way to have wine around and not have it go to waste. I love this kind: Cheers!
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12 Allison @ Running Through Red Lights August 11, 2012 at 12:54 pm

After a crazy-busy week, a Friday night at home was definitely the way to go. I ended up falling asleep before 10–I know, I live a crazy life!

That soup looks amazing! And I usually don’t buy boxed wine, but if it comes with good recommendations I may have to give it a try!
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13 chelsey @ clean eating chelsey August 11, 2012 at 1:12 pm

I wish we had room in this house for myself to have a desk. The Husband has one, but it’s his business office, and it’s a war zone in there in between papers/drawing/etc. I don’t even let myself go in there. And the guest room doesn’t have any room. I told him that for our next house, I would like a kitchen that has a desk already in it!
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14 August 11, 2012 at 1:30 pm

Dinner looks delicious and your cat is so adorable, I can’t even stand it! recently posted..Food as pleasure


15 Erica @ For the Sake of Cake August 11, 2012 at 2:33 pm

I haven’t had boxed wine in forever… probably since my college days! But I’ve heard that the quality/variety has improved & like you said, I can’t resist a good deal.

Love the new desk!
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16 Ellie@Fit for the Soul August 11, 2012 at 2:41 pm

awwww Cody is just tooo cute!!! I love his fur color too~for a second, in the 1st picture I thought he was a log…hehe. No offense! It’s just the color :P And it seems like such a relaxing night! Cheers to the weekend :)
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17 Lisa August 11, 2012 at 4:00 pm

Boxed wine is always a good time. That was such a college staple for me back in the day. Yikes. I need a new desk so bad! Mine is totally to small at the moment. Happy Saturday!
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18 Colleen @ The Lunchbox Diaries August 11, 2012 at 4:48 pm

Slap the bag! Hahah I haven’t played that game since college – and that’s why I’ve avoided boxed wine. Glad to know there’s more to boxed wine than Fraznia!
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19 Kristen @ notsodomesticated August 11, 2012 at 5:19 pm

Love the new desk!! We need to get one, ourselves. Our office is currently empty, and we both work on our laptops while sitting on the couch haha! I think an IKEA trip is in order!
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20 Clare August 11, 2012 at 6:18 pm

Love a big desk with a whole lot of space, looks great! And Cody is just adorable, sweet little guy ;)
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21 Bek @ Crave August 11, 2012 at 7:13 pm

Sounds like an awesome night!
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22 Amanda @ Let Me Be What's Underneath August 11, 2012 at 8:01 pm

I love your tangents–that pizza looks delicious, and your new desk looks spacious. Have a great weekend! :)
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23 Caralyn @ glutenfreehappytummy August 12, 2012 at 1:01 am

oh slap the bag…what memories haha…what delicious looking take out! that soup looks fab!
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24 michelle kim August 12, 2012 at 1:14 am

Ooh, your breakfast looks awesome!
And seeing pictures of Cody makes me smile :)
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25 Paige @ Your Trainer Paige August 12, 2012 at 8:27 am

LOL at slap the bag. Can’t believe I’ve never heard of that! and love that you captured the moment in a picture ;)
Awesome new desk, Courtney! Looks like a good one.
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26 Michelle @ Blogitness August 12, 2012 at 8:58 am

Ikea desks are wonderful…minus the building part!
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27 Presley @ Run Pretty August 12, 2012 at 9:54 am

Cheers to Friday? I like that idea! :)
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28 Jessica Kane August 12, 2012 at 10:31 am

We want to Testo’s on Friday… I got the Broccoli Alfredo…… Soooo glad they don’t post the calories on the menu!


29 Keri August 14, 2012 at 9:57 am

I did the SAME thing at Premier this weekend.. almost did their buy one get one for a buck but opted for Bully Hill Box White Table Wine and it is perfect! almost too convenient ;)


30 Diana Stanshop August 16, 2012 at 1:22 am

Friday night is time to fly and enjoy. I love Friday night.
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