Hope you’re all having a good Monday!
I’ve got a weekend recap for ya -
Finished up work for the week.
Got our less than year-old couch professionally cleaned.
Reason why couch needed to be cleaned?
Went to a movie – Moneyball. Ryan and I both liked it. Brad looked pretty good. We had to skip dinner in order to make it to an earlier showing, so we inhaled an entire medium popcorn before the movie even started. Man, we’re awesome.
I ran a bunch of errands. TAG Outlet, Ulta, and Jewel.
The TAG Outlet (1730 Outlet Company) is one of my favorite stores in the city. Housewares and seasonal decor at crazy cheap prices. Of course, I wanted just about everything in the store, but limited myself to these things…
Scented Halloween candles. They were $1.50 each! I got three.
Creepy crow candle. I really don’t know why I bought this.
A couple of candy corn candle holders + candles.
A veggie plate and mug. Too cute.
And some red and gold glittery plates, cause I can’t resist the bling bling. Ryan can’t wait to eat off of them.
Saturday evening we went out to dinner for my friend Heather’s birthday.
The outfit. Plus a blazer.
Laughing at Maddux photobombing my picture.
We went to an Italian BYOB restaurant named Caro Mio.
Some (lots of) wine was enjoyed.
Miller Lite. Yes, my classy boyfriend brought Miller Frickin’ Lite to the nice Italian restaurant. I don’t even know…
I ordered the “pappardelle con pomodoro seco – sun dried tomatoes in a creamy mascarpone cheese sauce”.
Super rich! And delicious.
I ate only about a quarter of the bowl before I was stuffed (thanks in part to bread + wine). Yo restaurants, cool it with the massive portions!
After dinner we went to a nearby bar and did a little more birthday celebrating before calling it a night around midnight. Old farts.
Woke up bright and early and went to Orange for breakfast.
Water + cucumber slices.
Make your own juice!
Ryan ordered an orange-lime juice. Freshly squeezed juice is SO good.
I had the orange infused coffee. Nice change up from the regular joe.
To eat, I ordered the Pancake Flight.
Clockwise from the top left: Strawberry, Banana, Raspberry, Passion Fruit. The strawberry and the passion fruit were my favs.
After breakfast we took Maddypants to the dog park.
It was pretty crowded. Everyone had the same idea – wear the dog out, watch the Bear’s game in peace.
And it worked. Maddux slept through the whole game.
And then he woke up and attacked shadows on the wall.
He’s so smart. Takes after Ryan.
Dinner was Alexia Spicy Sweet Potato Fries, grilled romaine salad, and black bean cakes.
So tell me, what was the best thing you ate this weekend?
For me, it’s a toss up between the pasta and the pancake flight!