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Wordless Wednesday: The Good Life

29 Mar

Happy Wednesday! I hope your week is going well, or at least not as gloomy as ours here in CT 😉 They said on the radio this morning that it’s been cloudy/rainy for five days straight but the sun is finally shining today and it is wonderful. I haven’t done a wordless post in a while so I figured I would share some snaps from the past week or so. There has been lots of good food, drinks and even more laughter and fun with friends.

Mission Workout

This workout was intense but very effective!

drinks with alex

I miss this lady during her busy season!

ahi tuna salad

The ahi tuna salad at Maggie McFly’s is one of my favorite salads ever! We had dinner with Brian, Natasha, and Alex this past Friday and it was wonderful!

Jonathan edwards group pic

Saturday wine tasting at Jonathan Edwards Winery

Tisumi sushi saturday

Sushi at Tisumi with Robbie and Jenna is a must after a winery 🙂

egg salad

This homemade egg salad hit the spot

white chicken lasagna

We made this creamy white chicken and artichoke lasagna on Sunday and it was so indulgent but amazing!

turkey taco salad

Turkey taco salads for lunch this week!

leftover chicken lasagna

Leftover lasagna on top of avocado and broccoli for my Monday night dinner, so random but so good! 

homemade pizza

Dan made homemade pizza last night, topped with brussels, broccoli, fresh basil, and mushrooms

Well that has been life lately for us and it will just continue to get busier! We have the fire department awards banquet this weekend and I ended up renting a dress from Rent The Runway because I have zero time (or desire) to go shopping but I wanted to wear something new (or new to me!). I hope the rest of your week flies by and is as fulfilling as you wish it to be!

Wordless Wednesday: BIG News!

16 Mar

The title of this post is basically incorrect because it will definitely have words because when you have big exciting news, words are the best way to share that news (duh). I know that many of you are friends with me on Facebook so you already know our big news but I’m still excited to share it!

WE BOUGHT A HOUSE! 

boughthouse

Ignore my sun blindness 😉

This is the reason why I’ve been pretty absent as of late since life is out of control crazy and we have SO much going on. We love our house and can’t wait to finally move in as the hardwood floors are getting refinished right now and our big moving day will be the 26th so right now we are just buying the things we need and starting to (slowly) pack up our apartment. I will definitely have more to come on this and will share pictures of the house once we move stuff in. I’m going to keep this post short since my mind is all over the place but I want to share some random photos which I have collected on my phone over the past few weeks.

gios pizza

Hawaiian pizza from Giovanni’s

powder hollow beer flight

Beer flight from Powder Hollow Brewery (this place is awesome!)

turkey bolognese

Julie’s recipe was so easy and delicious!

run mile

I have managed to get a few quality workouts in too!

Like I said, another short and sweet post, but I will be back soon with some exciting stuff that I have coming up! I hope you all have a happy Wednesday!

Birthday Weekend Festivities

8 Jul

Happy hump day all! Today I’m doing a recap of my fabulous birthday weekend festivities. In all honesty, I could not have had a better weekend. We fit so much fun stuff in and I wish I could relive it a million times! Even though I had a four day weekend, it flew by so fast and by Sunday night, we were scrambling to do our food prep and cleaning for the week.

Thursday:

I spent a good chunk of the day shopping with my mom which was fun because I picked up a couple of new bathing suits from Target (this one and this one) and she made a final decision on her dress for the wedding 🙂 For dinner that evening, Dan and I went to Krust, which as you guys know is one of my favorite restaurants. We enjoyed a couple of cocktails along with Eggplant Caponata along with a Sunny Side Up pizza topped with brussels sprouts. It was a very relaxing start to a very busy weekend.

This drink was made with Onyx Cranberry moonshine!

This drink was made with Onyx Cranberry moonshine!

It has been forever since I had eggplant, I will definitely be ordering it more often

It has been forever since I had eggplant, I will definitely be ordering it more often

Those brussels were so crispy and delicious!

Those brussels were so crispy and delicious!

Friday:

I was fortunate enough that Dan also had my birthday off so we slept in a little bit and then continued to lounge while watching some TV. Once we got up, we met up with our friend Kevin and walked around town to do some errands and we got my favorite Double Dark Chocolate iced coffee from Daybreak. Dan and I ran some more errands and prepped some food for the evening and then we spent about an hour at the pool at our apartment complex. I had been dying to take a dip and I was lucky we had that free hour to do so. Once we came back from the pool and got ready, we headed off to my birthday celebration! I had a gathering with a bunch of our friends at Arrigoni Winery in Portland. It was honestly one of the best nights of my entire life. Everyone brought an appetizer to share and we all just hung out, ate, drank wine, and listened to live music. I truly recommend that everyone does something like this for their birthday at some point in time. It was so relaxing and there was so much laughter and silliness had! We ended the night at the Diamond where we enjoyed the most delicious chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream cake from Ben and Jerry’s.

My stomach is growling just looking at all of that food!

My stomach is growling just looking at all of that food!

Arrigoni had so many places for perfect photo opportunities

Arrigoni had so many places for perfect photo opportunities

The group shot! Love these people so much!

The group shot! Love these people so much!

Loving this pic of Natasha also taking a pic :)

Loving this pic of Natasha also taking a pic 🙂

Saturday: 

We spent most of Saturday down in Old Lyme at Jenna’s aunt and uncle’s beach house. It was a little gloomy to start the day but the sun eventually came out and it was another relaxing afternoon and evening. We walked over to Lenny’s on the Beach and enjoyed some cocktails. The night ended with an extraordinary fireworks display which was one of the best that I have ever seen. It was a great day and we love spending time with Jenna and Robbie!

Naturally the only picture I took that day was of the fish bowl we drank ;)

Naturally the only picture I took that day was of the fish bowl we drank 😉

Sunday: 

We woke up pretty early on Sunday and scrambled to go get our grocery shopping done. After that, we met up with Dan’s boss and his granddaughter and headed up to Boston for the Red Sox game. It was my first game of the year and we had perfect weather for it. The seats were also incredible and it was such a fun ending to the best birthday weekend ever!

Such a perfect day!

Such a perfect day!

Hot dogs always taste better at ballparks, I swear

Hot dogs always taste better at ballparks, I swear

I hope you guys have enjoyed my birthday weekend recap. I am planning to post again on Friday (fingers crossed) since I have the day off because my bridal shower is on Saturday and I figured, why not have a long weekend? Although I do plan on spending the majority of the day at the pool so we shall see if I can find the time to write.

Five Things Friday: The Little Things

5 Jun

Happy Friday guys! Two posts in one week feels like quite an accomplishment right now with all of the craziness that is my life right now. It’s definitely the little things that get me these days (hence the title of this post). I wanted to share a few random things with you guys to kind of update you on what I’ve been up to lately.

  • I love naan pizza. It is something that I have seen on a few other blogs and since we love pizza (I mean, who doesn’t?) According to Wikipedia, naan is a leavened flatbread that is mainly found in Asia. It can be used in many different ways but the way that most Americans use it is for pizza. Last night we used the garlic version made by Stonefire and topped it with some jarred pizza sauce, fresh tomato slices, fresh mozzarella, and some minced garlic. It was incredible and so easy! We just popped it in the oven at 350 for about 10 mins and it was all done! I highly recommend it for those who are looking for a quick and delicious meal.
I love that my pizza was kind of shaped like a heart

I love that my pizza was kind of shaped like a heart

  • I’m also really loving Old Navy lately. I would love to be able to shop at cute little local boutiques but that is just not in the budget these days. I have found so many cute and affordable items there lately. I mean a TON of stuff. I plan on going back this weekend as I may or may not have several amazing coupons burning a hole in my wallet 🙂
That jean jacket and the dress you can't really see underneath are both from old navy and I love them!

That jean jacket and the dress you can’t really see underneath are both from old navy and I love them!

  • This Saturday we are looking forward to some pre-wedding festivities for our good friends Kaitlin and Quentin. Kaitlin’s bridal shower is on Saturday and Quentin’s stag party is Saturday evening so we are both heading out to the Litchfield area to celebrate. Their wedding is just about one month before ours! I could not be happier for these two as they are absolutely adorable together.
Aren't they just the cutest ever?! (pic stolen from kait's facebook) :)

Aren’t they just the cutest ever?! (pic stolen from kait’s facebook) 🙂

  • I would really love to fit in a couple of good workouts this weekend, including hopefully a hike. We went on a hike a couple of weekends ago with our friend Natasha and her sister’s adorable puppy Flynn. It was so nice to be able to get some fresh air and just relax. I could definitely use a little bit of that relaxation right about now.
Clearly the puppy is the cutest in this bunch

Clearly the puppy is the cutest in this bunch

  • We are hopefully making our first trip of this year to the Coventry Regional Farmer’s Market! It sounds like this may be the last year for this particular market so I really want to try and go as much as possible. I already saw the list of what most of the vendors will be bringing since the market sends out a weekly newsletter and I am so looking forward to getting some goodies. I’m hoping to pick up some of my favorite Pure Love granola, strawberries, duck eggs, and some pork to stock in our freezer. Wish me luck!

That’s all I have for you today guys! I hope you have a safe and fun weekend!

Trade It Up Tuesday: Stressed

24 Mar

Happy Tuesday guys! I can’t believe it has been over a week since I last posted but things have been nuts and I never had time to just sit down and write. But I’m back today and hoping to post at least twice this week. Here are a few things I would/wouldn’t trade about life lately:

I would not trade… fitting in as much relaxation time this past weekend as possible. We have been absurdly busy and I have been stressing quite a bit. I carved out a little chunk of time on Saturday to get a much needed pedicure with Alex and boy was it wonderful. We chatted and I got to just sit back and relax for what felt like the first time in forever. I continued that relaxation on Sunday when myself and Dan took a trip to Arrigoni winery with our wonderful friends Cheyne, Miko, and Robbie. We did a wine tasting and then enjoyed some wine and snacks at the winery before heading off to Priam vineyard to do another tasting. We finished up the day by visiting Jenna at work (I definitely partook in some retail therapy) and then having a delicious dinner at Krust. I felt MUCH better ending the weekend than I did at the beginning since I was quite overwhelmed to start.

It was literally a perfect Sunday

It was literally a perfect Sunday

This pizza was called "Keelin" and had corned beef, brussels, kale, mozz, dijon aioli, and of course we added an egg

This pizza was called “Keelin” and had corned beef, brussels, kale, mozz, dijon aioli, and of course we added an egg

I would trade… the quality of my workouts lately. I have been quite frustrated with this because since we have been so busy, there hasn’t been as much time as I would have liked to be able to get a good workout in. Most of my workouts have been 25 minute Jillian Michael’s sessions which are definitely effective but I feel like I need a more full body workout which gives me that great soreness the next day. This week is a little bit more open as far as our schedule goes so I’m hoping to fit in some more productive workouts.

I would not trade… the delicious meals that we have been enjoying lately! A lot of our plans have involved dinner out with friends so we have had the pleasure of having some great meals. We dined at Bonefish Grill on Saturday evening with Brian and Natasha and it was amazing. I have honestly never had a bad meal there. Also, last Thursday, we attended a fundraiser for March of Dimes at TGI Friday’s and I had the best club sandwich ever. It totally surprised me and I am looking forward to the next time I get to enjoy that sandwich.

Bonefish's dirty martini is the best I have ever had

Bonefish’s dirty martini is the best I have ever had

I had the moonfish "dynamite" style.. it was much like swordfish and very delish

I had the moonfish “dynamite” style.. it was much like swordfish and very delish

I love me a good club sandwich!

I love me a good club sandwich!

I would not trade… how wonderful Dan has been lately. Excuse my mushiness but I have been in super stress mode and he has been right there by my side, helping with whatever I need. Whether it’s wedding planning related or just helping keep the apartment tidy, he has been a total rock for me and I couldn’t be more grateful! I can’t believe our wedding is just over 6 months away. I can’t wait!!!

I love this picture and these two people :)

I love this picture and these two people 🙂

I want to end this post on that happy note since I’m trying my best to keep that positivity and not let the craziness of life get to me. I hope you all are doing the same and have a wonderful week 🙂

Marvelous Monday: Wedding Planning

12 Jan

Is it really Monday already? Again? I can’t say I’m happy about that but this weekend was very productive overall so I’m grateful for that. The entirety of the weekend certainly revolved around a lot of wedding stuff and it is crazy to think that the wedding is in less than nine months! Alrighty, lets get on to ALL of the marvelous.

Link it up!

Link it up!

Marvelous is… having our wedding food tasting on Saturday and starting our wedding registry yesterday. I didn’t take any pictures at the tasting (I was a tad bit overwhelmed) but the food was AMAZING and it just cements the fact that I believe we chose the perfect venue for us. We had a great afternoon with Dan’s parents and my parents and a lot of the little details are starting to come together. We started our registry on Sunday at Bed, Bath, and Beyond and it was SO much fun to be able to walk around with the scanner and pick out all kinds of awesome things that we will definitely need.

AMEN to that

AMEN to that

Marvelous is… spending Saturday evening at a surprise 50th birthday party for Alex’s mom. We were so happy to be able to celebrate as I feel like Alex’s mom Heidi is like a second mom to me. She is so much fun and I know she had a great time at her party.

Cheeeeese.

Cheeeeese.

Heidi had a little cameo appearance with the band :)

Heidi had a little cameo appearance with the band 🙂

Marvelous is… a fabulously relaxing Sunday evening at home enjoying homemade pizza and watching the Golden Globes. Last Tuesday, we made a trip over to Trader Joe’s and I purchased some of their garlic and herb pizza dough as well as their pizza sauce. We topped the pizza with oodles of cheese and some turkey pepperoni. The dough had so much flavor and it was such an easy and tasty meal, perfect for a Sunday dinner. We both love to watch award shows so this time of year makes an easy excuse to do absolutely nothing on Sunday nights. I thought the Golden Globes were excellent this year and there were certainly a lot of laughs.

A life without pizza isn't real life.

A life without pizza isn’t real life.

I am completely obsessed with these two. John and Common's speech was my favorite of the night.

I am completely obsessed with these two. John and Common’s speech was my favorite of the night.

This post was short but those were the main highlights of the weekend. I’m hoping this week flies by and I hope you guys have a great week!

Marvelous Monday: Turkey Day Weekend!

1 Dec

Happy Monday everyone! I am SO excited to share this past loooong Thanksgiving weekend with you guys. There was SO much marvelous and I feel so lucky to have experienced it all. Although I was only able to fit in one productive workout this weekend, I can definitely look past that since I had a ridiculous amount of fun and I will definitely make up for it this week 🙂

Link it up!

Link it up!

Marvelous is… a night before Thanksgiving filled with SO many fabulous friends. Since it had snowed pretty much all day long and Dan was out plowing, Alex and I started our night by heading over to Rooftop 120 to meet up with Caitlin for a drink. I was very happy to finally meet up with this lovely lady and talk about all of thing wonderful things that we have in common. It is so wonderful to have a “Gbury blend” to connect with! We honestly could have chatted all night long but Alex and I also had to meet up with a group of our friends at the Diamond. We spent the rest of the evening there having way too much fun and making wonderful memories.

Loving the Glastonbury background of this gorgeous pic!

Loving the Glastonbury background of this gorgeous pic!

Sooooo many of my favorite people

Sooooo many of my favorite people

Marvelous is… having so much food and great times with family on Thanksgiving! We had three dinners to attend (my Grandma’s, Dan’s parents, and my parent’s) so we made a plan to pace ourselves and only sample everything at each place and it was a total success. The cool thing about this particular Thanksgiving was that we were able to try three different ways of cooking a turkey: oven-roasted, deep-fried, and smoked. My personal favorite was the smoked version which was so moist and different from anything that I have ever tried. Our contribution to Thanksgiving dinner included the wonderful roasted Brussels and butternut squash with a Dijon vinaigrette from Blogging Over Thyme for my Grandma’s house and my famous crock pot mashed potatoes at Dan’s parents. We had so many laughs with family and of course the usual Davis family photo was taken as well. We ended the night with a few hours of Black Friday shopping with Alex, her sister Abi, and my cousin Maggie.

This dish was so good and so easy to make!

This dish was so good and so easy to make!

A lot of Brussels and a little bit of everything else ;)

A lot of Brussels and a little bit of everything else 😉

This was obviously not the Christmas card choice

This was obviously not the Christmas card choice

Dan's Mom printed the most adorable little menus!

Dan’s Mom printed the most adorable little menus!

So festive :)

So festive 🙂

Marvelous is… a fiesta and Small Business Saturday. We were so lucky to be able to attend our friends Glen and Isabel’s son’s first birthday fiesta. It was held at a local church and the decorations were amazing and the food was delicious. All of the fixings for tacos were provided so I made myself a fabulous taco salad. After the party we headed over to a package store near our apartment which was having a wine tasting for Small Business Saturday and we ended up purchasing a wonderful red blend that they were tasting as well as a bottle of 90+ Cellars Sauvignon Blanc which we haven’t opened just yet but I know it will be amazing. We ended the evening by splitting a burger at Birch Hill Tavern, which is close to where Dan’s parents live. We chose the Rex burger which had bacon, avocado, and an egg on it, and it was perfect.

A fiesta on a plate

A fiesta on a plate

He certainly partied hard and enjoyed that cake

He certainly partied hard and enjoyed that cake

Quite an impressive 90+ Cellars display

Quite an impressive 90+ Cellars display

Feeling festive

Feeling festive

I LOVED that they put water on the table

I LOVED that they put water on the table

Those sweet potato fries were everything

Those sweet potato fries were everything

Marvelous is… a Sunday Funday trip to Haight Brown vineyard and Krust Pizza Bar. We had made plans with Robbie and Jenna to visit Haight Brown to pick up some wine for Christmas gifts. We did a tasting and we were starving once we made our way back towards home so we decided to have dinner at Krust in Middletown which is one of my favorites as you guys know. Dan and I had our usual Sunnyside Up pizza with added Brussels and it was amazing. It was the perfect end to a wonderful weekend!

ALL the wine

ALL the wine

My favorite pizza ever

My favorite pizza ever

I hope you have a great start to your week!