Hello and happy Monday!
It was another busy weekend for us! We didn’t stop moving from Friday evening until Sunday night, and I feel like we need another weekend just to recover from our weekend!
FRIDAY was date night! Mal and I went out to dinner at Orta and had a phenomenal time. We absolutely loved our experience and we’ll definitely visit again. Meal highlights: Mussels served with (so much) bacon and tomato, Filet Mignon (Mal ordered it, but shared with me), and the Espresso Creme Brulee, which was served with malted milk crumble and sea salt & caramel gelato. OMGGGGG, it was heavenly.
SATURDAY morning kicked off with a family photo shoot with Lucie Wicker at her studio.
It was a lot of fun, and I can’t wait to see what she captured! (The photo below is just one that she snapped on my iPhone.)
Saturday afternoon involved a bunch of house projects. We’re hosting 15 friends + 4 babies next weekend for Friendsgiving, so we’re really trying to get our home ready for it.
Mal dominated the yard work while I worked inside. I finally hung some stuff on our walls!
Top l-r: Toddler art, Etsy print (it says “I love you more than a fat pug loves cake”), canvas photo from Gallery Direct, more Etsy prints, which will be replaced with black & white family photos from Lucie!
Later that afternoon, we visited Elizabeth and Nick and their daughter Grace for a play date, drinks, and apps. It was quite the fun way to spend a Saturday!
SUNDAY morning started with breakfast followed by more yard work for Mal and some food prep for me. I made Breakfast Potatoes, roasted acorn and butternut squash, Deconstructed Shepard’s Pie, and Crock Pot Steel-Cut Oatmeal. Meanwhile, Quinn entertained himself with a mini fan, which was hilarious and adorable at the same time.
PSA: This Vegetable Melange from Trader Joe’s makes an awesome addition to Shepard’s Pie!
After that, I headed to KFIT to help with a video and then I bought a tablecloth and some paper products for Friendsgiving. I’m also going to make some fun place cards for the table later this week!
When I returned home, Quinn was napping, and Mal told me that the two of them put away the patio furniture together. I have no idea how Mal finagled it, but I’m glad he was able to get so much done while watching a (maniac) toddler!
Later that afternoon, we watched the Patriots game at one of our friends’ houses. Wine me.
Questions of the Day
This weekend, did you…
Do a house project?
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