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Weekend Recap

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I hope everyone had a nice long weekend. Mine was just ok, nothing too spectacular. On Monday of last week, I came home with a scratchy throat, and my voice was starting to go. When I woke up on Tuesday, I could hardly swallow, and had no voice. I went to Urgent Care, and while I tested negative for strep, I did have a bad case of laryngitis. They put me on steroids, and I just kept drinking tea. My voice still wasn't back on Wednesday, and I developed a cough and runny nose in the meantime. By Thursday my voice came back a little bit, so I pulled myself together to go to a concert that I had bought tickets for. My mom, aunt, and myself are really big Karen Carpenter fans. A small theater was putting on a tribute show, so we spent Valentine's Day listening to her. It was absolutely fantastic! Her show was approved by Richard Carpenter, and she took us along on a musical journey throughout their career.

There was a lot of TV watching while I was sick, so watching my Blue Devils…

What’s Up Wednesday

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I meant to post this last week, but never did! So you are getting to see it today! This is just a little "what's up" on this Wednesday!

1. What I’m Eating this Week:

I am thinking some soup, pasta, and baked chicken with a baked potato!

2. What I’m Reminiscing About:

It has to be my recent experience at the Duke game, and all my trips to North Carolina to Cameron Indoor. I absolutely love basketball season!

3. What I’m Loving:

I’m loving all the cozy winter wear I get to wear! Now, it doesn’t have to be below freezing, but I’m enjoying the sweaters, cozy robe, and warm fuzzy pajamas I get to wear.

4. What I’ve Been Up To:

Not much! Just working, doing the usual grocery shopping/Costco runs, family time I get to have!

5. What I’m Dreading:

I think I say this every single time, but I dread the Winter to Summer clothes switch over! It is such a chore that I dread every season.

6.  What I’m Working On:

I’m working on upcoming blog posts for you! I’m also trying to work on getting …

Weekend Recap: SuperBowl Edition

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I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend! It was nice to be above freezing, and see the sunshine for a little bit! Did your team win the SuperBowl? Here's a little glimpse into my weekend!
 My mom made this delicious chocolate cake with peanut butter icing. It was as good as it looks, and we can't wait to eat some after dinner tonight again!
 Can you tell who we were rooting for based on our table decor? We had meatball sliders, kielbasa, mini tacos, spinach/artichoke dip, pimento cheese, and potato salad. Yummy!
 Since it was going to be nice most of the weekend, my dad was nice enough to wash my car off at the car wash. 
 I have been doing a #girlreadyourbible challenge for February, in addition to my normal daily readings. I'm doing the book of Philippians.
Starting off this week right with a Patriots win on Sunday, and hopefully a Duke win on Tuesday! How was your weekend? Leave me a comment and let me know!

Friday Favorites

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Today is Friday and I am still thawing out from the Polar Vortex. My parents and I braved the cold Thursday, and I stepped outside to pump gas, and I was FROZEN when I got back in the car! I linked up with Andrea to share with you some of my favorites with you.

 I made this Creamy Pesto Pasta from the Pioneer Woman, and it was absolutely delicious! Don’t worry, recipe coming soon to the blog! You’ll want to add this one to your collection! 
 This is the reason why I braved the Polar Vortex. You’ve heard me say it before, but this is absolutely my favorite pizza. It’s in Ohio, and I use their cheap gas as an excuse to go and get my pizza fix. Haha! 
 This was on my TV Tuesday night before the cold blew in. I thought it was fitting, and funny! 
 I made my first chai tea latte, and it was pretty good. All I did was make a decaf tea bag, then I added some chai latte powdered mix and use my milk frother to blend it and make it foamy. Then I sprinkled cinnamon on top! I will be making this agai…

Pitt vs. Duke Game Recap

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Well guys and gals, I headed into “enemy” territory and rooted on my Blue Devils while they played Pitt. I bought the tickets for my Dad for Christmas, and agonized whether or not I should get them or not. My mom was a big help in convincing me. I was a researching fool getting seats, I had multiple seating charts pulled up, multiple ticket companies pulled up, it was quite the process. Luckily, I was able to get seats on the first level AND on the Duke side of the court! Score! My dad and I knew going into this season that we really wanted to see this team play. We especially wanted to see Zion Williamson play. The dude is crazy big, and crazy athletic.



The game was a 9:00 game on ESPN. As soon as I left work on Tuesday, I ran to Dunkin’ and got a latte to help keep me awake. Luckily we had a 2 hour delay that morning, so I was able to sleep in a little, and I had adrenaline going, so it wasn’t hard to stay awake at all. My dad and I opted to eat at home, so we hurried up and ate, gr…

Buffalo Plaid OOTD

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I think that if y ou have been following this blog for any length of time, you know my love of buffalo plaid. I’ve wrapped my Christmas presents in buffalo plaid paper for the past 2 years, I have a purse with that print on it, my aunt got me reusable shopping bags with the print on it, and I have about 5 different forms of the print in my closet. Obsessed. This shirt was gifted to me by my parents for Christmas, and I have had my eye on it for such a long time! This came from Wal-Mart, and not only is it cute, but comfortable as well. It is almost like a lace material with an underlay . I paired it with my favorite Lane Bryant leggings, and simple black flat boots. I accessorized with a long tassel necklace and earrings, also from Wal-Mart. 
Do you have a print that you gravitate towards? Plaids, florals, stripes? Leave me a comment, I’d like to hear about them!

Friday Favorites

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Hallelujah, today is Friday! I’m linking up with Andrea today to share with you some of my favorites for the week! I;m keeping it short and sweet today with my favorites. It’s the little things that make me happy.

Up first, today is payday! I have not gotten paid since December 23, due to the holiday’s. I’m looking forward to it, but I know that my bills are going to take up a nice chunk of my paycheck. #adulting

Next up is the weather. We are expecting some record snowfall here in Western PA, but I will believe the numbers when I see it for myself. I will say this, it will be nice to see some snow, and be able to stay nice and cozy with lots of coffee and warm drinks.

It’s a three day weekend, so that will be nice to have a Monday off. This next week will be busy and fun at the same time. Tuesday is the Duke game, and I am hoping the weather holds off, and it is decent weather to travel down and back to Pittsburgh in.

What are your plans for this weekend? I’d love to hear what your p…