Friday, February 28, 2014

Girl Friday

There is an amazing exhibit in STL called "A Queen Within" which showcases mainly Alexander McQueen's greatest pieces, but other designers, at our World Chess Hall of Fame Museum.  They choose this spot because in chess the queen is the most powerful.  This exhibition has received a lot of press and it has been on my to do list for a while

Saturday I have a day date with my son.  It is our annual mother/son mass and luncheon at his school

then my friends and I have our Mardi Gras party

Yet again, we have another snow/ice storm coming through on Sunday, this might be the perfect day to rent a movie I have been dying to see

and I think if I start my packing for Florida it might take away the gloom

I already have my beach read picked out

The hubs has warned me that I need to be mentally prepared for another snow day on Monday!!

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

The 30A

Spring Break is right around the corner and the timing could not be more perfect.  I am ready for some sunshine, a break in the monotony of our schedules, and a change of scenery.
Last year I vacationed in Seaside, Florida and it was love at first sight so I am going back for more this year!!

Seaside is referred to as the 30a which is the road that goes through the center of town, I would see stickers on people's car with 30a on the bumper and until last year thought that was some race (you know how people put the stickers on after they have run a marathon)

I have already mapped out my plans for the week.  
I plan on spending some hours at the clubhouse at our resort...

and on our beach....

we will be biking...

paddle boarding...

playing tennis...

and a little golf for the guys...

the house we have rented has a perfect porch for WOP every evening (wine on porch)

and they have the best open air market for straw bags, sundresses, jewelry and hats

the center of town has food truck row, the perfect spot for grabbing lunch

and one of my favorite restaurants is right outside of town...

Of course the best part, I am spending the week not only with my family, but with my sister's family....
my new baby niece

Friday, February 21, 2014

Girl Friday

We have a lazy, low key weekend ahead of us.  

Dinner with friends
(at the chef's table)

A little tennis
and outside!!
 it going to be 55 on Saturday

Sunday I am having my family and my in laws over for dinner.  On the menu

This will be my first attempt at homemade pizza, I  had to get a pan which was a lot harder to find then I was planning on

I did however, have no problem finding the wine

Have a beautiful weekend!!

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Mardi Gras

My friends and I are throwing a Mardi Gras party in a couple weeks and we have been busy working on all the little details to make the night just right.

The first must have item on our list was hurricanes
of course!!

then we worked on the menu

that we are going to have already served in clear cups
with cute wooden spoons
so people can walk around, eat and hopefully not make a huge mess.

Also on the menu
mini cajun chicken cakes 
(this recipe is my aunt's and she won a $5,000 prize when she created this for a contest)

mini muffalettas

and a big king cake

We have already ordered hundreds of beads for everyone

and a few fancy ones for myself

and I found out what I can do with any leftover beads we have after the party...
make some art!!

Friday, February 14, 2014

Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine's Day!!

I am celebrating twice this weekend, I have my adult only celebration...

and then Saturday we have our Valentine's with our kids...

which I have heard it is hilarious for adults, the humor is just over the kids heads but the adults will get the jokes (now that is the only way to see a kids movie)

Hope your day is filled with lots of love!!

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Love List

Valentine's Day is right around the corner and I have my wish list all ready to go.  The hubs and I always exchange little gifts so when he sends in the kids to ask what I want, I am ready....

A new tennis bag....

I am counting down the days until I leave for Florida (31) and this coverup would be perfect for a week at the beach...

everywhere I turn I keep hearing how amazing this face cream is, I am a sucker for anything new in the beauty department...

I am obsessed with these sandals to say the least....

the only question is black

or gold???

Friday, February 7, 2014

Girl Friday

I cannot remember the last time I thought "this was the longest week ever,"  Every Friday I think, this week just flew by, and today is no exception.

Tonight the hubs and son have a basketball game, so I am going to take my girls and a friend for a little girls night out

Saturday is the Great Gatsby Auction, I LOVE auctions.  I love the thrill of bidding against others and not knowing the outcome until sometimes the last second.  I have my eye on a few things, I hope I come home a winner.  I at least have my dress

Sunday is going to be cold with the possibility of more snow.  I plan to watch the olympics (the hubs and I are obsessed with curling)

and make this for dinner

Have a beautiful weekend!!