…and I just can’t hide it!
I feel like The Pointer Sisters:
That video made my morning so much better.
But seriously, I can’t get over the positive response I’ve gotten in calling for guest bloggers. It’s something I should have done a long time ago! Every blogger who emailed me had such great ideas for posts. No more lonely blog around here! I’m excited to keep content fresh thanks to all of you.
I’ve been slowly but surely responding to emails and if you haven’t heard from me yet, please know that I will be sending out an email to everyone this weekend with more information. If you’re still interested and want to send me an email, feel free! It’s firstname.lastname@example.org. SO EXCITED!
I’m also excited to share a quick recap of my girl’s weekend! Last Friday, one of my best friends — and maid of honor! — came into town to visit me and my other best friend from college. It was the first time we had all three been together since graduation. We had a great time!
On Friday night, we went to pick up my friend and had a low key night in. Saturday morning, we thought there would be nothing better than a trip to good ol’ Walker Bros. You may know that this is an absolute favorite breakfast place of mine. Everything on the menu is delicious and fresh.
I started off with a fresh cup of coffee.
For breakfast, I ordered the Greek baked omelette, which actually goes into the oven to create a puffy sensation of flavors that include spinach, tomato, kalamata olives and feta cheese.
It’s a generous serving size but surprisingly, I’m always able to eat the whole thing 😉 I also had some whole wheat toast, which comes with fresh jam and butter. I love jam!
We had a fabulous time. Here’s a photo of the three amigas:
I’m the one in the back still bundled up in a coat and scarf 😉 If you’ve ever met me in person during the winter, you will know that I do not take off my coat! Something about being all bundled up…
On Saturday night, my friend Sam and I came back to downtown Chicago and had a girl’s night that included organic wine from Whole Foods — Pacific Rim Riesling, which was on sale!
We enjoyed the wine while watching The Pregnancy Pact on Lifetime. Did anyone else see this movie? It was based roughly on a true story. Interesting stuff.
When the movie was finished, we popped in the complete opposite end of the movie spectrum: Sex & The City. [I just realized how vastly different these two are…wow.] Anyway, I had never seen it before and thought it was a good movie!
While we watched, we enjoyed small fruit tarts that we picked up from the Whole Foods bakery. The custard, pastry and fruit topping were SO good. I would love to try to recreate this one at home.
We chatted all night — not counting the part where Sam fell asleep during the second movie 😉
On Sunday, our friend Lauren met up with us again to head into the heart of downtown and every shopper’s paradise: Michigan Avenue. We did a lot of window shopping and stopped by Ghirardelli to pick up some of their amazingly rich and decadent hot chocolate.
We couldn’t help ourselves…
Did I mention the hot chocolate was delicious?
This time around, I tried the Tomato Tortellini soup, a vegetarian option made with a tomato broth and filled with tortellini shells. It hit the spot on a cold day, especially when served with doughy whole wheat bread, which they make fresh every morning.
As you can tell, we had a busy weekend! It was so much fun to catch up with Sam and hang out with her and Lauren again. It made me miss the college days, but hopefully we can do it again soon!
Can you believe Friday is here again? I feel that this week went by super fast!
Here’s the weekend agenda:
- Go to the dentist
- Catch up on emails and with friends on the phone (yay!)
- Catch up with bloggers and what’s new in their lives (double yay!)
- Figure out the guest posting schedule
Sounds like a plan to me! What are you up to this last weekend of January?