Enough Is Enough!

It’s no secret I’m just a little obsessed with pumpkin.

I will eat it in pretty much anything, at any time. Put it in a baked good, and I’m happy. Mix it into a pasta dish and I’m ecstatic.

And pumpkin oats? Well, there’s never really been a question…it’s flippin’ fantastic!

However, I think today may be the first time ever in the history of my pumpkin consumption that I overdid it. 😳


Somehow, I got a little heavy-handed with the pumpkin this morning while prepping my oats to bring to work with me. To go along with my normal oats measurements, I added probably > 1/2 cup pumpkin. Yeah, a little much. 😯

Luckily, I had a sweet, chocolaty piece of sweet potato chocolate chip bread to crumble on top, which helped counteract the overpowering pumpkin flavor. I’d have the say the bread saved the day. 😉


Don’t get me wrong, it was still pumpkin oats; it was still delicious. 😛


I’ve been craving a “normal” dinner to be consumed in our house for a couple weeks now. I miss the intimacy of a sit-down dinner, after a dedicated time of preparation. Knowing that my prep choices are somewhat limited, I knew I could still do more. Enough is enough!

So I created a nice festive ambiance…


Broke open a bottle of wine…


And even took out some real dishes!


That’s right! I pulled out the “real deal” for me and the hubby tonight. Who needs a kitchen table?? 😉


Tonight’s dinner started off with something I’ve really been lacking a lot of lately…veggies.

So I put together all the veggies I could find in our fridge to make a nice big salad.


Veggies included some romaine, cukes, grape tomatoes, carrots, red onion, and dill pickles. Then for a little bulk, I added a couple slices of oven roasted deli turkey and a sprinkling of shredded cheese.


I’m usually one to say that salads are always so much better when someone else makes them; however, this salad tasted absolutely fabulous. Crisp, fresh, exactly what I needed. 🙂

On the side, Jay and I shared the remaining portion of my leftover Pasta Fagioli. This stuff went a long way!


As Jay and I were sitting enjoying our “real meal,” we happened to notice someone eyeballing us from afar…


So of course I snagged him to try to get a sporadic family photo. He was obviously super enthusiastic about it. 😉


***On another random side note…***

I happened to get a super fun notification on my Facebook page today! Our wedding photographer just recently added some new photos from our wedding to her “Winter Weddings” album.

In case you’re interested in checking out the rest of ‘em, here’s the link:

Courtney & Jay’s Wedding Photos on Facebook

Our photos are mixed in with some others, but we’ve got probably 30+ photos of just ours in there. Some of them I had totally forgotten about, too! They’re so much fun to look at. 🙂 I still can’t believe that our One Year Anniversary is less than a month away…that’s just crazy to me!! 😯

I’m pretty sure that I may need to break into my Dark Chocolate Turtle Graham Bars tonight for a little dessert while catching up with last night’s DVR’d Modern Family. Sounds like a perfect night to me!

Congratulations Joelle & Kyle!

Talk about a fun weekend with friends! :mrgreen:

Here’s a little recap of some of the highlights from Jo & Kyle’s wedding this weekend. As I was going back through my pictures from the weekend, I found it quite amusing when I realized that only 3 pictures were taken of my food. 😯 Haha, I guess I was a little preoccupied…it was definitely a blast!






Getting Ready!

This is what we woke up to Saturday morning…talk about a beautiful way to start your day on Lake George, right?



All of us girls spent the night in the Presidential Suite. Ooooo la la…fancy! 😉


Which also came fairly well stocked. 😯

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Loved our shoes!! 😀



Wedding Ceremony





Party Time!!




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Finally, some food shots!

They served an amazing buffet, where I took the liberty of pretty much trying  a little bit of everything. I think my favorite, however, was the tortellini. SO good!!



Being goofy. 🙄

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Then, my favorite part…WEDDING CAKE! It was absolutely phenomenal…and I’d be lying if I said another piece didn’t end up making its way into my belly. 😯 It’s alright though! I was celebrating…and then I went and worked it all off on the dance floor. 😉




It was an absolutely great weekend, and I couldn’t be any happier for a great couple. Congrats again, Jo & Kyle!! 😀

Wedding Fever

C’monnnnnnn 3:00!!

Today starts the beginning of a super, fun-filled weekend…but first, I just have to make it through that little thing we all like to call work. The positive side to today’s work day: It’s a professional development day, which = no students + a big pot luck lunch. Yummmmm. The negative side to today’s work day: I had to be to work by 7:45am. Ooooof. 🙄

Once I make it through the workday, it’ll be time to rush home, pick up my goods, and get ready to start celebrating!

Tonight is Joelle’s rehearsal + rehearsal dinner, which is sure to be a great time. Heck, how can I not have a great time with these ladies!





After tonight’s rehearsal, tomorrow will be the BIG DAY for Joelle & Kyle. I’m so excited for them!


But I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t just as excited to get my dancin’ shoes on and celebrate!


I tend to get a little silly. 😛


And sometimes I show off my singing skills. (If you’re nearby, plug your ears…)


I’ve even been lucky enough to catch the bouquet & have my future hubby catch the garter! Yup, guess who was next to get married after THIS?? 😉


And somehow, I almost always end up with somebody’s sunglasses on. Can someone please explain to me how sunglasses always make it onto the dance floor of a wedding?


What can I say, I’m a huge fan of weddings. 😀

Since I’ll be pretty busy celebrating, eating yummy wedding cake, & groovin’ on the dance floor for the next couple days, I’ve decided to take the weekend off from blogging. I want to devote all of my time to the bride to be and not have to worry about checking back with the computer.

Have no fear though! The blog has some great guests posts headed your way, from some of my favorite blends!

I hope everyone has a fantastic weekend! I’ll be back with lots of recaps soon. 😀