Sunday, September 12, 2010

A Friend-filled, Fall-y Weekend

Hooray, some fun times were had the last few days! Suzie (friend from undergrad) came down to visit from NYC for the weekend. I took a half day on Friday and met up with her at the National Mall and walked around the Natural History Museum and the American History Museum. I really enjoyed the Julia Child exhibit (duh, of course I liked it. It was related to food). We met up with another friend from undergrad for Thai food.

On Saturday morning, we did some hiking at Great Falls, VA. The weather was perfect for outdoor activities. For lunch, we made a chicken, mushroom and pasta alfredo dish...a new recipe from a Clean Eating magazine that Suzie bought on Friday. It was very good! Not heavy like a traditional alfredo dish might be. Meg came over around dinner time, and we ended up going to The Cheesecake Factory for dinner. I got a BLT appetizer salad (I dunno why it was an appetizer size...I think it was more than enough for a dinner portion) and saved room for a slice of the new Reese's Peanut Butter Chocolate Cake cheesecake. Yum! We walked around the mall for a little bit to digest and get some errands done, and then plopped ourselves in front of the TV. Snow White was on and so was Aladdin. Wow, compared to the new Pixar movies, those movies seemed very old school.

Today, the 3 of us went to Larriland Farm to pick red raspberries and tomatoes. Check out our loot below! After lunch, Meg headed back home, and Suzie and I watched the old Parent Trap and baked raspberry chocolate muffins with the fruit that we picked. She read off the ingredients/directions while I put everything together. She mixed and put them in the muffin cups. I'm not very good at mixing; I always end up mixing too much and then the muffins turn out weird. But this time, they were perfect! I think I have enough raspberries to make another batch. BTW, I didn't have any orange juice, so I substituted that for some cherry limeade instead.

For today's card, I've been meaning to use some ribbon scraps that I had around. I picked out some and adhered them to a scrap piece of white cardstock. I used some double stick tape to make sure that everything stayed put and was straight. I added the rhinestones at the last minute because I thought the card needed some bling.

Card Specs:
Embossing powder: Stampendous! in white
Embossing ink: VersaMark
Punch: We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper
Stamp: The Paper Company Studio- Greetings (sentiment)

P.S. My sister sent me this cute wedding toast video. ::collective awwww:: :D

Song of the day: "Club Can't Handle Me" - Flo Rida ft. David Guetta


ModredVintage said...

I love the BLT salad. I agree, it's large enough for a meal.

Silver Rose said...

Wow, what a fun weekend! We were watching Aladdin too, and we went apple picking/walking through the woods. I posted some pictures on my weight loss blog. Great weekend for outdoor activities!

Christie Cottage said...

Sounds like a great time. I want to go to the cheesecake factory and I'll bring my own fork! LOL

Cute card!

maureencracknell said...

yum -- I love raspberries! Looks like you had a wonderful weekend.

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