Monday, January 30, 2012

A Relaxing Weekend

New tape dispenser and post-it note holder for my desk at work!  Spices up my desk!

Besides working on Saturday, I had a pretty relaxing weekend.  Since my sleeping has become an issue again, a relaxing weekend was just what the doctor ordered. 

Mani in Essie's "Turquoise and Caicos"
On my way home from work on Saturday, I decided to stop by my local nail salon and get a mani/pedi.  It was so relaxing and just what I needed.

Dave and I had a wonderful date Saturday night at one of our favorite restaurants, Liberty Tavern.  I had the skirt steak and Dave had this to-die-for risotto with winter vegetables which I highly recommend!

Dave was so sweet to capture me during my nap... haha
Sunday I napped and watched "Property Virgins" on HGTV.  I got hooked on that show!  It's so nice to have cable again after 2 years without it!! ;)

A nice little run outside and a yummy home-cooked meal rounded out our relaxing  weekend!  Every now and then it's nice to be somewhat lazy! :)

Monday, January 23, 2012

Football Sunday

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Sunday afternoon was spent watching the Patriots vs. Ravens game.  More like, Dave watched the game while I went to the gym, then played on my computer and did some work! 
Yummy wings!

Tasty beer - a must for football Sundays!
We decided to make some wings for the game.  I used a simple crock-pot recipe which included: wings, vinegar, hot pepper sauce, melted butter and a ranch dry dressing packet.  We cooked them on low for about 4 1/2 hours.  They tasted great BUT they fell off the bone!  I think next time we will try them in the oven.  We had a couple beers and relaxed.  What a wonderful Sunday evening.  The Patriots win also made for a good night! :)

Now to think about what I will make for the super bowl party we will be attending...I think I'll turn to Pinterest for inspiration!! :)

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Avon Walk for Breast Cancer


Good morning everyone!  I thought today I would post about the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer that I will be participating in which takes place on May 5th and 6th.  As you know from my previous post, this is something that has become very dear to my heart.  A good friend of mine was diagnosed with breast cancer last year and I saw how this disease affected her, her family and her friends.  I'm happy to say she kicked the disease's butt and I will get to do the walk with her!  On May 5th we will be walking a marathon and on May 6th we will be walking a half marathon! 

I need help from YOU ---> I need to raise at least $1,800!  Your donation is going to a great cause!  Together we can find a cure!  No donation is too small!  And for all you who itemize on your tax's tax deductible!  :)  Please support me in this walk!  I'm so happy I can do this for my friend and for all the women out there who have been diagnosed with this disease.

Thank you for all of your support!