Fall in the City / Recipe

Fall in nyc isn’t quite the same as driving through the town I grew up in with changing leaves on every corner…but there is a little bit of color here which makes me happy.  I’ll take what I can get!  Plus, not being home means I don’t have to rake leaves…Dad knows how happy this makes me.


Last night I made some Halloween Bark for a party we are going to Saturday.  It came out pretty perfect…it was also crazy easy!  You can find the recipe here.  Here is the cooled bark:

And the final all bagged:


Jay and I are both excited to dress up this weekend and enjoy the party!

I’m pretty sure my family has already seen this picture but I love it so much I thought I would share…

Look at the anger!  I put the leash on him and then went to brush my teeth.  He was NOT having it…cracks me up.

Have a wonderful weekend everyone!

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Bedtime Routine…

1. Everything is my toy even your bed…yum yum yum

2. WHAT?  I’m just chewing a little…look at my face?  Are you really mad? I won’t even ruin it!

3. (Come in and find a big hole in the duvet) I’m tired from all that chewing…I mean not chewing…

He is seriously lucky he is so cute!

Brooklyn Family

This weekend my parents came to visit Saturday for a fun day in my neighborhood.  We had crazy delicious lunch at Brooklyn Bowl, walked around with the pup, went to the flea market park, and enjoyed being with each other.  It was a great day and I missed them so much when they left.  Below are some fun ones from the day…

Even with that busy day I managed to get the new letters I got at Anthropologie up in our bathroom.  So cute!

Saturday evening Jay got home from Boston!  I was so happy to have him back home, so was our man…

Sunday we had brunch with Tyler and his girlfriend Leah.  Rondo even got to come later.  Here we are sitting on the outside of the bar while they were inside!

Another perfect fall weekend!

Nets/Celtics

Last night I went to the new Barclays Center for a preseason Celtics/Nets game with my friend Tyler!  The stadium is pretty awesome…comfy seats, all with great views of the court, not just hot dogs and popcorn for food, and a photo booth…

…who doesn’t love a photo booth?!

We were surrounded by Celtics fans too…who would have thought?  Then we came back and hung out with Rondo (the stadium should allow dogs there that are named after the players)!  I think he met his new best friend…

 

Bangs / Bisque

Last night I had dinner with my Bug at Cafe Select.  Look how cute this place is (not to mention delicious)…

My lobster bisque had a lobster croissant in it!

And finally…finally…finally…look at my bangs, oh you don’t see them? YESSS!  Never again will I cut you bangs…well, until I cut you again..

De Niro!

Yay to a relaxing weekend!  Jay and I got to take it nice and easy.  We watched some movies, drank some wine, enjoyed the pup, and got to see DeNiro filming outside our apartment.

Saturday Rondo and I went to the dog park for hours!  After he was nice and worn out, Jay and I went to dinner with his sister and husband.  We went to Gallow Green which is a semi-secret rooftop restaurant on top of the Sleep No More hotel.  There is live 20’s music, beautiful views of the city, people in costume dancing, and a bit of a creepy Boardwalk Empire feel to it.  Here are some pics from dinner:

Sunday we woke up and had a pretty amazing New York moment.  Robert DeNiro filming Malavita outside our apartment!!

We sat on the porch for hours watching them.  Nothing like waking up to DeNiro shooting someone in a car literally in front of your door.  Rondo was very interested in the filming…

After watching, Rondo and I went to the Williamsburg Flea Market for a little vintage shopping…

Before I knew it, it was dinner, HBO time, and bed.  At least we have an event this week with Karmin and Santigold so there is something to look forward to instead of just work (even though it’s a work event)! xo

Happy

This city is crazy. Crazy busy, crazy fast, crazy tiring…sometimes I forget to appreciate the things I have (especially when strangers are bumping into me on the subway).  Today I’m going to try and remember all the little (and silly) things I love and am surrounded by…

1. Heavy food is back!  Thank you cold weather for making every day seem appropriate for lemon sugar donuts and cheese.

2. My Mama.  She sent me home with a bunch of pumpkin decorations because she knows how much I love what she does with our house.  Jay’s Mom got us some things too!

3.  The fact that this is the view from Rondo’s daycare.  I mean, come on!

4.  I don’t think this one needs explanation (again, thanks Mama)…

5. My debate watching partner…

6.  This guy…

7. And most importantly, the fact that this turtleneck/t-shirt combo was documented (sorry Nick!)…

I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend ahead!!

Spoiled

This is from last night…it’s embarrassing how much this little guy has taken over.  He does this on his own too.  He goes under the covers and then comes up (in the middle of Jay and I) and puts his head on the pillow.  So spoiled…so, so, spoiled.

A Wedding!

This weekend we were in Chesapeake City to see one of my closest friends in the world get married.  They were calling for rain but we got lovely sunshine! She looked absolutely perfect!  There couldn’t have been a more wonderful day to see her marry her best friend.

It’s hard when you’re in the wedding to take pictures, but as soon as the professional ones come in, I’ll be sure to post them.  Here are some of the ones I have…

I can’t wait to share more pictures of the beautiful venue, flowers, friends, and family who were at the wedding.  Getting to spend time surrounded by all your best friends, have a professional do your hair and makeup, and seeing a happy couple take this big step is a pretty good weekend in my book!

Rondo spent the weekend with parents at home loving life.  He got to go on long walks, get totally completely spoiled by my Mom, snuggle in a big house, and enjoy the grass.  Thank you again M&D for taking him, and more importantly, taking care of Jay and I on Sunday when we were a little worse for wear…what would I do without you two?

Last night Jay and I went to see Frightened Rabbit (one of my favs) at Bowery Ballroom.  We were both pretty tired, but made sure to get our act together for this show.  Two encores!  It was totally worth feeling a little groggy this morning.  Plus, we only drank water last night which definitely helped!