How are you doing? I feel like it’s been awhile since we got a chance to chat, so it seemed like it was about time we got together to catch up. So what have I been up to lately? Regrouping and trying to enjoy and appreciate the little things in life.
Totally random but I’ve been working on getting some desserts and auction items donated for the non-profit committee I am a part of. So far, I’ve been able to secure 3 desserts, 2 auction items and a team of 150 volunteers for an upcoming JDRF event. I consider that a success so far! 🙂 This had been on the back burner for a little while, so it felt good to start making some progress on this again.
As for A Couple of Dashes, I’m really excited about what the future has in store for this blog. This blog has been my baby from the beginning and I’m really focusing on making it the best it can be. I’ve been working on some new and exciting ideas for this blog that you all will be seeing soon! I’ve also been working with some companies to secure some giveaway items that I’m really excited about sharing with all of you, so keep your eyes peeled so you don’t miss out!
Now on to what I was up to this weekend. Mickie and I started off the weekend with happy hour on Friday at a a new restaurant by our office. We will definitely be going back because it was delicious! They even had different options of fruit infused waters to choose from. I chose the watermelon option and it was so good! I definitely will be making some at home!
We were wearing our Hawks gear to celebrate Blue Friday! AND NO, not all of that food was for me. We split it! 🙂
We ordered a french dip sandwich with a side salad to balance out all the other fried foods we ordered. 🙂
Fried pickles are always a win in my book!
These mini jalapeno corn dogs were greasy but delicious. They hand make them at the restaurant with fresh batter so they’re not just frozen corn dogs.
I spent Friday evening with two of my favorite people, Matt and Jenica. We (and by “WE” I mean Jenica) made delicious tacos for dinner and we spent the evening talking blogs, bicycles, small business laws (Matt is thinking about starting his own bike shop) and life. I also got my blood pressure checked by Jenica! She’s currently going to school to be a CNA, so I was a good friend and let her practice on me. 🙂
On Saturday morning, I went to spin class to work off all the greasy-ness I ate on Friday. There’s a pet store right next to my gym, so I stopped in and got Bella a pink frosted heart shaped dog treat. They ended up being a little to hard for her to bite, but she did lick the frosting off of it and made a huge mess with the fake coconut that was on the top.
Then later that evening, I went to dinner with my mom, aunt and uncle at BJ’s Restaurant. The service was insanely slow, so our meal there took us over two hours. Needless to say, I don’t think we will be going back there again on a Saturday in the future. I still really like their food though, so I guess I’ll just have to go back during a less busy time of day.
After dinner, we went back to my aunt and uncles house to help her on her latest project, making a bubble quilt for my twin second cousins. (My aunt makes adorable hand made baby clothes, accessories, toys and other misc items. You can check her stuff out here.) In case you’re wondering what a bubble quilt is, this is what a finished one looks like.
Since my cousin had twin girls, my aunt is making one big enough for two babies. That equals out to 225 bubbles we have to make for the quilt. This is just the raw materials for the bubbles all cut out and ready to pin and sew.
We have to do this to every.single.piece of material. All 225 squares. Now that’s love.
After we ran out of pins, I went home to get some sleep before heading up to Everett on Sunday morning to cheer Katie on at The Biggest Loser half marathon! She ended up cutting 12:33 off her old pr! Nice work!
I was able to meet up with her three times on the race course to cheer her on with my super fancy sign!
When I wasn’t cheering for her, I was offering free high fives to the other runners. It was pretty cool to see some of the other runners a few times during the race and then see them cross the finish line at the end. I was so proud of them all at the end! It made me feel all warm and fuzzy inside to see people accomplishing such great things!
Then we went to The Maltby Cafe for their famous breakfast afterwards to celebrate. I ordered the California Scramble, which had bacon, avocado, tomatoes and onions in it. I now need this in my life everyday. SO delicious!
Then we saw Gone Girl to finish off the weekend. I won’t ruin it for you, but this is the ultimate screw with your mind movie. I was definitely/weirded out by it. Haha! I am sad that the weather is starting to change again, but love the fact that it’s cuddle up with a blanket and some hot cocoa to watch a movie inside and not feel guilty about neglecting the sunshine weather again. 🙂
Phew! That was a lot, but I feel like we’re all caught up now. 🙂 I should be back on a consistent blogging schedule this week, so make sure you check back!
Questions of the Day:
Have you seen any good movies lately?
What did you do this weekend?
Any topics you’d like to see me post about? I’m all ears!