you fill + fill your weekend with plans, and the next time you open your eyes ..it’s monday. shoot! thankfully, the
underestimated snow storm that made its way through iowa this weekend has caused my office to delay opening until noon today. [I think I can drink enough coffee + ready myself to take on monday by noon].
so back to the jam-packed weekend ..
a snow storm was rumored to hit des moines at 5PM on saturday, continuing through sunday. and leaving behind it over a foot of snow. but we would not let it ruin our plans ..the show must go on!
we had tickets for the blue ribbon bacon festival. it is exactly what it sounds + quite the spectacle in des moines. they had so much to see + do, but more importantly ..restaurants from all over the metro serving their finest bacon creations. I could not believe my eyes + ears. the creativity was impressive. and although, I’m not the most adventurous foodie ..when in rome.
above: grilled cheese on a stick with bacon + spicy chili, made by the cheese shop of des moines. below: bacon banana scotcharoos, made by gusto pizza.
above: bacon ice cream, made by the machine shed. below: a handmade ice cream sandwich molasses bacon cookies + vanilla ice cream, made by thelma’s treats.
above: bacon-wrapped pork wings, made by big city burgers & greens. below: bacon nutz [bacon-wrapped bacon sausage], made by big fork brands.
we had so much fun and will certainly be going again next year. this is a must-attend in my book.
I hope all of your weekends went by at a much slower than mine. and were filled with fun, friends, entirely too much food grazing, a little super bowl action, and A LOT less snow.
it’s that time – the middle of the week. to enjoy a laugh, or five. to get us through the rest of the week.
clever gag gift.
meet the “happy guy” wine holder. grandma approved? doubt it!
“did I do that?”
no I didn’t, but I wish I did. if you are a capable human being, you need to walk your happy @$& up one flight of stairs. I’m anti elevators to the 2nd floor. [there are exceptions – ie. too many groceries].
bacon is all the rage – why not make it your halloween costume?
we’ve all had those days …
this baby is screaming “MOM, DAD – stop squishing my cheeks”. aw, but it is so, so cute!
I saw the sign.
we’re almost there. [to friday].
happy hump day.