Favorite Pins of the Week (4)

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Pasta with Broccoli and Beans
This broccoli and bean pasta from Holy Cow Vegan looks amazing!
There isn't a single ingredient in this recipe Kevin wouldn't like.
 I'll have to give this one a try sometime soon. 

These beautiful white glass cabinets matched with blue floral planters
are literally something taken out of my dream kitchen.
I have a whole set of blue plates, bowls, and figurines that my grandma left to me.
Maybe my next kitchen (yay apartment living right?)
will have lighter cabinets that will go well with the blue ceramics.
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Creamy (vegan!) butternut squash linguine with fried sage - cookieandkate.com
This Creamy (vegan) Butternut Squash Pasta with Sage
from Cookie and Kate caught my eye last week.
 I ended up making it for a friend who came over for dinner last Wednesday.
The sauce was so yummy that I thinned the leftovers with
 low-sodium vegetable broth and had as a soup later in the week.

bringing the outdoors in
Another piece of my dream kitchen.  Look at that apron sink and the huge windows!
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"Easy Style - Maxi Dress" by getsnazzy on Polyvore maxi dress #anna7891 #style for women #womenfashionwww.2dayslook.com
I love this outfit.  I have a dress that is super similar to this one in style and colors.
Now all I need is a good jean jacket to go with it.

Happy Pinning to all!


Friend's Weekend Wedding

How was everyone's weekend?

Mine was busy and wonderfully fun!  On Thursday I went to a church BBQ for Vacation Bible School volunteers, then on Friday morning, I helped with the final day of VBS.  Afterwards, I had lunch with my mom and she graciously came over to help me tidy up my apartment a bit before Kevin came home that evening from a week long trip to see family in Sequim, WA.

Me and fellow bridesmaid, Kaylee.
After that, I took off to go pick up the bride for the rehearsal dinner and a girl's evening at the historic Davenport Hotel the night before the wedding.  The rehearsal went smoothly, as did the finishing touches of decorating the venue.  Afterwards, the bride, the other bridesmaids, and I made our way to the hotel with champagne, nail polish, and a Cosmo (of course!).  The evening was spent with lots of giggles and some bubbly.  Just perfect!
All done up!  LOVE the pearls the bride gave all of her bridesmaids!
The morning of the wedding came and all of the girls and I headed to a local bakery (Rocket Bakery) for some coffee/chai teas and a bit of breakfast.  I was so happy to see that they had fresh fruit bowls available, and their iced chai tea with soy milk was sooo yummy!  We strolled back to our hotel to have our hair professionally done (thank goodness!), and to primp and get ready.
I got to put the bride's garter on (it was black with a mini flask attached). :)
A few of the bridesmaids headed to the Nordstroms to get their makeup done (Ha! $50 in product to get my makeup done? No way!), while bridesmaid Kaylee and I headed to the venue (Chateau Rive in the Flour Mill) with most everyone's things.  We found some free time and went up to Clinkerdagger for an afternoon drink before the bride and other bridesmaids made it to the venue.
The ladies hanging around playing
Cards Against Humanity before the wedding started.
Next were pictures of the bride and bridesmaids in the outdoor ceremony area, then playing Cards Against Humanity while waiting for guests to arrive and time for the ceremony.  The ceremony was beautiful and happy tears were had by most.  Following the reception, more pictures, and then a fun entrance to the reception of the bridal party done to Party Rock.
The lovely bride, April.
The evening progressed with dances and food and drinks and toasts.  For the dinner, they had Caesar salad, bread rolls, mashed garlic potatoes, and mushroom risotto (chicken and beef for the meat-eaters).  The potatoes and risotto were super yummy, other than the salt in them seemed a little overwhelming after a while.  I guess I have gotten used to minimum sodium by now lol!

The wedding ended with mostly close friends and family left with dancing and taking pictures in the rental photo booth (seriously so fun, why did we think of this when we got married?).  After the wedding, the bridal party and their significant others continued the party to a bar or two downtown.  Kevin and I ended up home around about 3:30, exhausted and thoroughly partied-out.
Congrats to Mitch and April!
Sunday was spent with just Kevin and I (other than the few hours he went to work).  After not seeing your husband for over a week, a nice day at home together is so needed!  Plus, we had Drunk History episodes to catch up on!


Favorite Pins of the Week (3)

This week seems to be going by sooooo sloooowly!  Kevin is still in western Washington visiting his family, so I've been a bit lonely.  Also, it has been hot as hell around here lately!  We have had weather in the lower 90's, but it feels so so much hotter because there is no breeze all day.  I've been needing to prep food and do other chores in the evening, but I keep putting it off because of how hot it has been in our apartment.  Bleh!

This week seems to be going by slowly because this next weekend is my good friends' wedding.  So excited for the wedding and all of the girly primping beforehand, since I am a bridesmaid.  Tonight I'm helping the bride with a few last minute errands before the wedding... which may include wine tasting... oh darn! ;)

Since I have been a bit of a hermit the last few days due to the heat, I have spent a bit of time on Pinterest.  Here are a few of my favorite pins this week:

Cranberry Walnut Chickpea Salad Sandwich
Cranberry Walnut Chickpea Salad Sandwich
My mom and I made these for my sister-in-law's
High Tea bab(ies) shower this last December.
They were a huge hit with non-vegetarians
and to my disappointment, there weren't any
leftovers after the party.

DIY Pom-Pom Magnets
These would be perfect for my leftover yarn!

beat the bloat and water weight!
I sent my friend this infograph on her days leading up to the wedding.
For dinner tonight I'll be making us a veggie stir fry with broccoli, carrots,
celery, garlic, ginger, and cabbage, topped with a citrus teriyaki sauce.

Wish this was possible to crochet! Knit however! Ravelry: seductivebarry's Snowdrift Infinity Cowl
Isn't this knit stitch beautiful with the gradual colored yarn?

Hope everyone has a great week!!!