Monday, August 23, 2010

How Was Your Weekend?

My Weekend in Review......

MOST PRODUCTIVE PART OF THE WEEKEND.....Friday evening after it cooled off a bit, Hubbie and I went out on the front porch with two buckets and some rags to clean the woodwork around the front door. Of course, while we are out there, we noticed the porch furniture. (I am certain we JUST cleaned these but, nonetheless, they were definitely dirty. In the middle of the wiping the rockers, I pointed out the windowsills...nasty. So we cleaned those. And then the woodwork around the windows. Of course, then the windows needing cleaning. And, well, might as well get those porch columns done. Uh...much bigger project than we originally thought but, my goodness, does the front porch look nice!

MOST (self)SATISFYING MOMENT...and BIGGEST BARGAIN OF THE WEEKEND really go together......Hubbie and I spent some time at the mall on Saturday. We had a "rough" list of some things we were lookin for - and winter coat was not really on the list. I don't usually shop for my winter things - especially a coat - until, well, winter. Silly me. For the past two years, I have needed a new winter coat but when I go to buy one in winter, there are none to be found. Apparently, I was supposed to have found one in August. There were winter coats in abundance this weekend. And I found an adorable one. With the sales and coupons and whatever other magic the sales lady worked, the coat was a major deal - and I do love a good deal./

Even sweeter - I tried on an XL because I ALWAYS wear an XL. It was cute but seemed...well, a bit big??? The L fit perfectly:) A little thing, I know, but sure made all those salads suddenly taste a whole lot better.

BIG DISAPPOINTMENT OF THE WEEKEND....have you noticed the cupcake craze?? Cupcakes are everywhere. At the mall, they replaced Mrs. Fields Cookies with a cupcake place. THAT is a huge bummer all by itself. Nothing against cupcakes...but cookies are still king!! Anyway, I have daydreamed past several of these cupcake places - the names they give the different varieties are mouthwatering all by themselves. So - yes - I finally caved and decided to try a cupcake. Yuck. Yes, it was that bad. I spit out the bite in my mouth and threw the entire (three dollar!) cupcake in the trash.

BEST TASTE - and INDULGENCE - OF THE WEEKEND....I found this recipe a couple days on Leighann's blog and gave it a try this weekend. So tasty. I plan to make another one for a friend stuck at home for awhile. Do you notice the difference in her photo and mine - oh yeah, I covered the top of mine in whipped creme!! Sugar free, of course, but still. If you are going to indulge, you might as well enjoy yourself....and enjoy I did!!

Hope you had a great weekend as well! Its Monday!! Yippee!!

6 comments:

  1. Good Morning...Don't ya just love a good project when it's all done and you sit back and enjoy the fruits of your labor??? I'm sure the porch looks wonderful. Yay...on both the cute new coat (for a bargain deal) and the sweater in a smaller size. I really do understand the joy of that, and good for you. How I wish I could say the same. I have to buy something soon to wear to my neices wedding and I have NO IDEA how that is going to work with my new figure challenges etc. Really kind of dreading it. As for the cupcake thing, hahaha....I wonder how often something like that happens. Something looks soo wonderful and calls our name for days (or weeks) and then when we finally do give in, it disappoints...the other recipe I don't even dare look at, haha, but I can imagine. Have a WONDERFUL Monday...your favorite day. HUGS, Deb

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  2. Great news! A new winter coat. A clean front porch, and smaller size!! I too am a cookie lover. I call myself a cookie monster in fact! I adore cookies. All cookies....and would take a cookie over a cupcake any day of the week!!!
    Have a great week!!

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  3. Sounds like you had a fun and interesting weekend!

    Good news on the Large instead of XL!

    I like those cookies too.

    What is the deal with all of these cupcakes?

    Hope you have a great (and much cooler) week!

    Blessings,
    Melanie

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  4. HI JENN,
    WOW, SOUNDS LIKE YOU GOT THAT PORCHED WHIPPED INTO SHAPE. SO NICE YOU 2 COULD DO IT TOGETHER. I LOVE THAT, IT JUST MAKES IT SO MUCH MORE FUN AND NOT SO MUCH LIKE WORK, ESPECIALLY IF YOU CAN SQUIRT THEM WITH THE HOSE WHEN THEY AREN'T EXPECTING IT!! LOL

    THAT IS SOMETHING THAT THE CUPCAKE WAS THAT BAD!! I AM WITH YOU I WOULD GO FOR COOKIES ANYDAY!!
    I HAVE TO SAY THOSE CINNABON PLACES REALLY BECKON TO ME WITH THEIR AMAZING AROMAS, THEY REALLY SHOULD SPELL IT SIN-A-BON!! LOL
    LAST TIME WE WERE WALKING AT THE MALL I TOLD HUBBY WE HAVE TO GO TO THE LOWER FLOOR CAUSE IF I HAVE TO SMELL THAT ONCE MORE I AM GONNA HOLD THAT FELLOW UP AND SAY GIVE ME ALL YOUR SIN A BON SAMPLES OR ELSE!! LOL

    WHATEVER THAT WAS THAT HAD WHIP CREAM ON IT LOOKED MIGHTY GOOD TO ME. COULD YOU PLEASE EMAIL SOME OVER?? LOL

    HAVE A SUPER WEEK AHEAD JENNIFER,
    BLESSINGS, NELLIE

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  5. Ah Jennifer, I can't think about winter here in Phoenix. The temperature outside is still over 100 degrees. Can you believe it? But great about the smaller size too. :)

    I'm so glad you're joining in on Praising God in This Moment.

    blessings and love,
    Debbie

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  6. Hi Jennifer......I loved reading about your "small job" on the front porch!! My projects seem to happen like that too. I just keep seeing more and more!!! :)
    Please explain this cupcake thing to me!! I can't believe they replaced the cookies with these!!! I would have loved to have seen you spitting it out though!!! :) hahaha!!!! :)
    thanks for coming back and reading my posts.....I hope to be more consistent now that things have settled down around here again. :)

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