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A wedding celebration for my sister

Here comes the bride…

Allie and Stan

Well, not quite yet! My older sister is getting married in September, so we threw the happy couple a wedding party this weekend. Think wedding shower, minus the girly touches since we invited the men. It was so much fun! There was a ton of food, lots of yard games (I played 4 hours of volleyball!) and a beautiful cake for the beautiful bride-to-be.

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We did peacock colors throughout the house because my sister loves peacocks and the blues and teals. The decorations were super simple and mostly purchased off of Etsy. Gotta love supporting small businesses!

We ended the night with some indoor games and some sparklers. I’d say it was a successful day.

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The next time I see my sister, she’ll be getting married!

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Awesome weekend, scary week

This weekend was so much fun. I cleaned my craft room Friday evening and it looks so much better. I also rearranged some furniture, moving my comfy red chair into our office so it looks more cozy and den-like. Rem likes it already. Can you say “spoiled?”

On Saturday, I hung out with my mom at the mall. We shopped for a dress for my step brother’s wedding in October and a few other things (*cough cough* shoes *cough cough*). I bought a SWEET Ravens hat that the hubby is totally jealous of. Then we had a delicious dinner of homemade taco soup. I’ll have to share that recipe with you all soon. It is so yummy!

Saturday evening we went to our neighbors’ house to play Monopoly. I hate Monopoly. It never ends. Ever. BUT, with a few extra rules to the game, we played the game in about an hour and a half. ANDDDD, I was a total boss and won the game. By the end of it, I owned all of the property. That has never happened to me and it will never happen again, but it was awesome. I attribute my win to my smack talk and my Ravens hat. Check me out, Imma Monopoly Boss.

I had to wear my Ravens hat next door because they are Steelers fans. That is CRAY! Brian swore he wouldn’t buy a house next door to Stealers fans. Guess it’s not all bad 🙂

Sunday we had the neighbors over to our place to watch the Redskins play the Saints. I don’t care about either team, but I am glad the Redskins won because they have a sweet fight song. “Hail to the Redskins, hail victory…” That’s all I know, but I like it haha.

Anyway… this week is going to be rough. I had a dentist appointment this morning — the first in a year and a half. Ugh. I hate the dentist. Nothing good ever comes from it. Ever. I have two cavities and a million other shadows to watch for. At least my teeth are pretty, even if they get cavities a lot. Meh.

Then on Wednesday I have an orthopedist appointment to get these cranky wrists checked out. It’s about time I went to figure out what’s wrong with my wrists, but a doctor’s appointment is a doctor’s appointment. Plus, I’m nervous about what they doctor will say. But if it ends with a solution to my cranky wrists, I guess that’s good. Still, nothing to really look forward to.

Luckily, I see Springsteen on Friday in Washington, D.C. — the beacon of awesomeness to get me through the work week and a week of crummy appointments.

Oh, and I’m off for a 5-day weekend. I guess this week won’t be so bad after all!

Happy Monday!

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A house of truffles and a house-warming party

Like what you see? Of course you do. It’s a house made out of chocolate and basically the most amazing house-warming gift ever. You all know that every once in a while I have to brag about how awesome by best friend — and who wouldn’t brag about a friend who makes chocolate houses!?!

It gets even better. First of all, the house is chocolate (duh). Total win. Second, Dana even put the pink chips on the same side of the house as our pink roses. Double win.

Third, there is a photo of Remmy looking out of the window. Triple win.

AND FINALLY, the house is FILLED WITH TRUFFLES!!!! O.M.G.

We need to have house-warming parties more often if they mean I get chocolate houses 🙂 I almost don’t want to eat it! Almost…

Speaking of house-warming gifts… we got so much wine. SO MUCH WINE! I think we were given 25 – 30 bottles. Holy moley. We also got the yummiest homemade jams (blackberry, raspberry and blueberry) from our friend Amanda; adorable bar accessories (coasters and napkins) from our friend Mill; a yard game and grill tools from Brian’s momma; a picture frame and kitchen stuff from our friend Alissa; and a Ravens quilt and blue table runner from my grandma Becky. We are so spoiled.

Enough about our gifts. Let’s talk party.

Saturday was so much fun. We had a great group of people at the barbecue and were so happy that everyone was finally able to make it out to see our place. It was fun explaining to people the little tweaks we made here and there and explaining the big family room renovation. We had a ton of delicious food and drinks, and we had a couple of very entertaining yard games. Bocci and corn hole are awesome.

Even the babies who came had a great time.

This little guy even came wearing a tux! 😀 SO CUTE.

Overall, we had a fantastic party and were so happy to spend the day with our friends and family. You are all awesome and we loved having you over.

Sunday we crashed. Hard. I don’t think I’ve ever taken so many naps in my life. Even the dog was tired, and he didn’t even party with us!

Hopefully you all had great weekends! Happy Monday!