Monday, September 24, 2012


Happy Monday friends! I hope you all had a fabulous weekend and first day of fall. If the weather where you live is similar to here, you are probably enjoying some fall weather today and hopefully as pumpkin spice latte.

Since Corey and I hosted a party this weekend, we took Friday night very easy and got a casual dinner out and did some preparations (i.e. make jello shots.) Then, on Saturday we woke up early, went on a long walk with Riley, and started the last minute preparations.

I made lots of appetizers. Buffalo chicken rolls, Tex-Mex pimento cheese dip, caprese skewers, mini garlic bread and fresh mozzarella sandwiches, guacamole and salsa, pumpkin spice cookies, and pecan bars. One of my sweet friends makes the best rice krispie treats ever so she brought some by for us. The buffalo chicken rolls and Tex-Mex dip were new Pinterest finds that I had never tried before and both were a major hit. The buffalo chicken rolls are made with egg roll wrappers so they're crispy even though they are baked and the Tex-Mex dip has quite the kick to it. Very good!

I took a few pictures of the food before the guests arrived then completely abandoned my effort to take photos. We had a great time, enjoying some snacks then grilling later in the afternoon and playing a few games of cornhole. 

After our get together, we were in a rush to make it into the city for a friend's birthday dinner. Another couple stayed to help us clean up and we brought all the trays upstairs to rinse off and put in the dishwasher. When we turned on the faucet, the water shot up to the ceiling while simultaneously leaking over everything under the sink. We called our super who said he'd be by as soon as he could and since it didn't seem like it would be resolved quickly, we just left and went into the city and tried not to look at the mess for the next 24 hours. Moments like this, I get really frustrated with renting.  

Our friend turned 24 this weekend and his sweet girlfriend rented out a room in a bar in the village and had a party with an open bar for all of his friends. It was a super fun celebration!

Today is my dad's birthday and my parents' anniversary so I'm thinking about them and wishing I could be there to celebrate with them. Happy birthday, Dad! And happy anniversary to you both!

And that's all for today girls! My allergies are killing me and I'm having a little trouble writing a cohesive post, ha! Happy Monday!


  1. Wow, you did make a lot of food! It looks delish. Hope the water situation got figured out!

  2. The food looks delish! A couple months ago I had no hot water for an entire week it really makes me hate renting. xo

  3. Oooh caprese skewers are always my favorite!!
    Looks like a great weekend! :)

  4. All the food looks so delish! =)


  5. Happy birthday to your dad and happy anniversary to your parents! I hope the water situation got sorted out!

  6. Sounds like a fabulous weekend! I wish our townhouse was more conducive to entertaining, but when I manage to get both of our families here I think I pull it off somewhat well!


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