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Holiday Weekend

by Alaina on November 27, 2012 · 1 comment

Happy Tuesday! Hope everyone had a wonderful holiday weekend. Mine was pretty darn relaxing and I loved every minute.


Of course Thursday morning I ran the Whitin 5 Miler with my mom and dad. David and I relaxed in the afternoon and then headed over to his parents for dinner. It was very casual with the food being set up buffet style in the kitchen and we could sit anywhere in the apartment. I had a plate of turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, corn and cranberry conserve. Dessert was cherry cheesecake. Yum! Smile with tongue out


We also played a game of Say Anything and watched a bit of National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. It’s one of David’s favorites. He can pretty much quote word for word. Too funny.


This whole weekend was planned to not be doing anything, pretty much. Well, we did have to get the house ready for the appraiser.

In the morning I was hankering for a more savory breakfast as opposed to the cereal and yogurt I had been having. I had toast with Laughing Cow French onion cheese spread, veggie bacon and scrambled eggs with a side of Honey crisp apple. One of my favorites.


That evening we went over to the house of one of David’s army friends. He was having a small gathering (pizza, beer, chatting) so it was nothing fancy. His friend has an 18 month old daughter and another baby on the way. I have to say that his daughter, Cassy, was getting me a bit more excited to have children. It’s definitely not in the immediate future, but I think it’s still a possibility when I turn 30.


Saturday was pretty much spent all day at our friend Wim and Traci’s new house. They were putting together a new saw and I chatted with Traci the whole time. We ordered pizza’s from Papa Johns and enjoyed some libations.


I’m not a huge vodka fan but that Smirnoff kissed caramel is amazing! Would go perfect in some hot chocolate.

Traci also let us borrow Tangled since I’ve been wanting to see it. David and I watched it that night and it was hilarious and heartwarming. I loved it.



This morning my father in law came over to help David with some landscaping work and I did a quick upper body workout. In the afternoon I met my mom in Marlboro so I could pick up my Grammy’s tree. It goes perfect in our house.


I also picked up some stuff from Homegoods and a nonfat misto with Peppermint Mocha from Starbucks. I should have asked for fewer pumps because it was super sweet.


That night David and I went to Strega on the Waterfront for a concierge event. Beforehand we went to Lucky’s Lounge for dinner (review to follow).


The dinner left me pretty full so I ended up having only a few pieces of cheese and cured meats. And wine. Of course there was wine. Another great evening with other concierge.

Recent Finds

Last week my cousin and I went to Idylwilde farm in Acton to look for some ingredients for my apple cider cupcakes. As we were perusing the tea section, this caught my eye. It’s been 9 years since I had this tea, and since then I could not find it in any store. I was tempted to buy every box but stopped at one.


This past Sunday I was at the Solomon Pond mall looking for a suit jacket and when I was walking past the kiosks I saw one selling perfumes and this was in the case:


It’s Burberry weekend. Burberry has stopped making it so I haven’t been able to find it anywhere (besides online). It was a little bit costly but so worth it. It’s my favorite scent.

For Thanksgiving dinner I wanted to bring a nice bottle of wine. It’s been since Thanksgiving 2010 that I’ve had this chardonnay and I was very happy to see it at the local Shaw’s. So buttery and oaky.


And that was my weekend! Relaxing yet fun. Anything involving friends and family is a successful weekend to me. Smile

How was your holiday?

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1 Matt @ The Athlete's Plate December 1, 2012 at 7:57 pm

Glad you had a great holiday!


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