What a busy and fun weekend we had! On Friday night I threw Brian a Syracuse basketball themed birthday party because it's his favorite team - the decorations arrived on Saturday (typical) so I had to improvise at our local party store with orange and navy accessories. At the time I thought it was a big deal but it didn't affect the party one bit. I bought basketball plates, orange and blue napkins, balloons, cups, and some random yankees items because he loves them, too.
I loved the bar I got to set up. I made a specialty cocktail that went like crazy! I actually had to fill the pitcher up four different times - yes we are kind of a crazy bunch.
My friend took this pic of us, and I must admit I was a bit hesitant to post it because well, it looks like we may have been having a bit too much fun :)
For Brian's birthday cake I made Camille Styles' devils food cake with mascarpone and brown sugar icing -- its sort of becoming a "go-to" for me. Thanks, Camille!
On Saturday morning I cleaned up after the party like a crazy person for about three hours and worked on my Etsy shop. I made this delicious breakfast/snack of cottage cheese and pepper with crackers, another new go-to for me.
On Saturday night we went to an engagement party for our friends Beth & Mike in NYC. It was at this chic little bar on 11th street and Avenue A.
On Sunday AM Brian and I woke up and read the NY Times with coffee - I LOVE doing that!
I got bored after a little while and started snapping instagrams around our apartment:
That sand container was the vessel we poured our sand into during our wedding ceremony :) I made the other piece from a vintage bottle and pretty shell.
We all sat on the floor of the deck since it's too cold for the furniture to be out and enjoyed the sun with a delicious orange - it was so nice.
I made Jack pose
Then we took
Marley I mean Jack to Tod's Point in Greenwich where they let the dog run free during the winter. He was a total beast while we were there going absolutely crazy. Brian and I realized we have a Marley on our hands.
After giving Jack a bath I sat down to read Coastal Living on the couch, it was so nice.
We had dinner at my parent's house and I snapped one final pic of Jack, all clean :)