Well I already shared our Thanksgiving holiday with you guys, but there was still a whole long, holiday weekend that I have some highlights from to share!
First things first…you guys. I have been craving cinnamon buns like, reeeeeeallll bad. I swear, every freakin time I hop on Pinterest, one of the first pins staring me back in the face is a beautiful, delicious looking cinnamon roll. Well, since they aren’t exactly the quickest or easiest thing to make, it’s not like I’d been able to fulfill my craving.
UNTIL Black Friday.
I woke up at like, 6am, and couldn’t get back to sleep. I’m not sure if it was because I was trying to decide whether or not to go out shopping or what, but I was AWAKE. Then I started thinking about cinnamon buns and I realized, hey, now’s the perfect time! So I made a batch of my favorite no-yeast required ones. Amazinggggg.
Black Friday was a rather productive one at our house. For one, the weather was GORGEOUS. Seriously…60 degrees and sunny. I didn’t want it to end! So we made sure to take advantage and spent some time outside, including trying to straighten out a tree in our front yard that ended up tipping big time in a wind storm a month or two ago.
We also started doing a little bit of Christmas decorating (actually, I started that the day before Thanksgiving, but no tree until Friday).
Had to stop for a quick lunch…salads are sounding more and more enticing these days, which is definitely a good thing.
And then much of the afternoon and early evening was back to decorating, along with my favorite little helper.
We’re getting there!
I’ve got to find something else cute to put up on the ledge with our tree, and I’m thinking some rolled cotton to lay on the ground, too.
Eeeeek, I just love decorating for Christmas, especially in a new home!
Since we got so busy around the house on Friday, we kept dinner simple and ordered pizza (Hawaiian) and wings (honey mustard BBQ…WOW, so good!).
On Friday night, I started feeling pretty crappy on the cold/asthma front, so I laid low. I also somehow lost my nebulizer for my asthma in the move, so to help ease my symptoms, I sat outside on the porch for a good 45 minutes or so.
Good thing it was nice out!
I woke up with my asthma doing better on Saturday, but the cold was still sort of ‘meh.’ I ran out at one point to just get out of the house for some fresh air and decided to stop at Starbucks for my first hot drink in months. Still no coffee for me, but their hot chocolate is rather freakin’ delicious.
You’ve gotta try it!
Lucas wound up getting a little antsy on Saturday, and since my parents were home, they offered to watch him for a couple of hours for a change of scenery. Once I got back, Jay and I tried to figure out what to do for dinner, but since neither of us really felt like cooking (again), we wound up heading to a nearby restaurant, Garlic Lovers’ Corner.
For the locals, you’ve GOTTA try it!!!
We started off with an order of tzatziki with fresh, warm pita bread and it was incredible. Seriously.
Then for my dinner, I ordered their Chicken Toscana (marinated and grilled chicken topped with sautéed spinach, roasted red peppers and melted provolone cheese in a light garlic white wine sauce. Accompanied with roasted garlic smashed potatoes).
Omgggggggg, delicious!!! I could have eaten that meal 10x over. We absolutely made sure to leave with “to go” menus.
Highlights from Sunday were minimal, since we really didn’t have all that much going on. We started the day off with Kodiak Cakes though, and that’s always a plus.
And then there was one major highlight…our farmhouse kitchen table is finally complete!!
I am absolutely THRILLED with how it turned out, and good news for you guys…Jay actually put together the plans that he used and I’ll be sharing them with you guys soon! The table even extends to add (2) 12” wide leaves, which is awesome. I can’t wait to share with you all!
Bonefish Grill 12 Days of Bonefish Grill
Hey, quick heads up for you guys! Starting today, and for the next 12 days, Bonefish Grill has launched their “12 Days of Bonefish Grill,” where each day, they’ll have one special available for that day ONLY.
If you want in on today’s deal, visit http://bonefishholidays2015.azurewebsites.net/HolidayOffer/SelectDay to redeem TODAY’S DEAL- $5 Winter White Cosmos! And if you DO go get one…have an extra for me. I’m so sad I can’t have one.
I’ll be tweeting each day’s new deal, so if you’re not already following along with me on Twitter, be sure to do it! I’ll also be having a few pop up GIVEAWAYS for Bonefish Grill gift cards over the next week or so, so be on the lookout.