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.
oh, hello friday.
do you ever reach the weekend and think ‘oh crap, I have so much to do’?
I’d say .. that’s me.
but I tend to get distracted by lazy, chocolate chip pancake mornings.
do not forget you need to celebrate st. patty’s. maybe [J] can make our pancakes green? or I can make shepherd’s pie.. yum.
I just want to share a couple scenes from my week, c/o my telephone.
1 // my business casual shopping trip to kohl’s. and this bow blouse. [under $20].
2 // [J] + I started the car buying process last week. as in we, began to look. and immediately went for a beer afterwards. it’s not exactly my favorite weekend activity.
3 // our master bedroom is coming together. [we still have not hung anything on the walls yet. yikes].
4 // these ‘just mango slices’ from trader joe’s are my candy. they’re dried mangoes. and I ate the entire package in one day.
5 // this sunset scene; captured while drinking a glass of wine on my balcony.
have the best day.
and an even better weekend :)
see you monday!
I want to jump up & down: friday is here.
I recruited [J] to make chocolate chip pancakes tomorrow for breakfast. after I sleep in, make a large cup of coffee, and then spend the majority of my day in pajamas. it just sounds nice.
do you have any fun weekend plans?
maybe a bit more ambitious than mine.
regardless, I hope it is great.
see you on monday!