How was your weekend?

I hope it was smashing.

I seriously can’t believe that today is Monday. Where does the time go? There is so much I need to tell you about our weekend that I figure lets get this recap started. Mmmkay?

As I mentioned last week, my best friend Allie flew into town for a weekend full of shenanigans. From the time she landed on Thursday night to Sunday afternoon, we managed to cram in three fantastic dinners, a wine tasting, shopping, bowling, K-State watch party, and an afternoon full of old movies.

Needless to say that I am exhausted, but every moment this weekend with the B.F was epic.



Where do I even begin? Friday was bananas. From the moment I woke up, until I went to bed, every single minute was booked. C-r-a-z-y, but fun.

Since Allie was staying with our good friend Eric (she had an extra bedroom), I decided to meet up with the girls in the afternoon for shopping because I needed to see the ear doctor and watch Chance for an hour.

Yep, my ear still hasn’t gotten any better. The doc didn’t find an infection or water in my ears. Praise Jesus. He did clean them out, which felt worlds better. They did a hearing test to make sure nothing was damaged, but my hearing was fine. Basically all he could tell me was to avoid rock concerts and watch my salt and booze intake. Other than that, there’s nothing else he can do. Rats. He did tell me to come back in two weeks if the static doesn’t stop because he would like to do further testing and an MRI. Oh, the joy.

Once I was done with the doctor and babysitting, I met the girls at the Cherry Creek mall for a little shopping adventure. I haven’t been shopping in forever. All of my money goes to athletic wear! Who am I? Geesh. Anyways, I did pick up some fierce grey boots that I can’t wait to show you. Uncle Nordies has the best boot collection on the planet!

After shopping, we had to make a mad dash back downtown for a wine tasting. About a month ago, our Denver village hit up a Groupon deal for wine and cupcakes. Well, we had to use up the Groupon before it expired so I invited Erica and Allie along.

D’Vine Wine was in this random little building right off the 16th Street Mall. For a second, I thought this place might be a little shady, but when we walked in the place was bumpin’. They even had a guy playing some light jazz on his guitar.

Once we sat down at our table, we began our tasting. 
My favorite out of all the wines was probably the Cab and Zin. 
They had a couple of wines that were real sugary. You know the kind that gives you an instant headache if you drink one glass. Luckily, we only had a “squirt” of those because I would have fallen over dead if I had a drank a full glass. 
I am glad that Erica and Allie got to meet some of the girls from our Denver village.  I love the fact that we are all from K-State and can chat up a storm. 

When the tasting was finished, it was time to wash it all down with a cupcake. They had several different kinds to choose from: pumpkin, raspberry white chocolate, chocolate on chocolate. But I decided to stick with the red velvet. WHOA BABY! This cupcake was 90% frosting, 10% cake. I could only eat half of it because otherwise I would have gone into a sugar coma. 

After all of the wine and sugar, we decided to head to D’Corazn for dinner because we needed salt and beer! 
D’Corazon has the best guacamole and queso. Erica, Allie, and I inhaled it like it was our job. 
Salt never tasted sooooo good! 

We all headed home after dinner because we had another big day in front of us. Plus, I could barely keep my eyes open after running around all day. 


Thanks to a good nights sleep, I woke up bright eyed and bushy tailed. Since kickoff was at 10:00am and we were hosting the watch party, I had a bazillion things to do before people arrived.

Good thing Allie was in town to help. I honestly don’t know what I would do without her!

I ended up making an egg casserole and pumpkin muffins, while Jerad made his famous biscuits and gravy. YUM.

I was really worried about this Sunflower showdown because the Cats were undefeated and sometimes we don’t play very well in Lawrence. 
But after we scored three touchdowns, and it wasn’t even the second quarter, I figured we would be okay. 

As we watched the Cats slaughter the ucky-birds, we decided to keep things classy and dive into the bubbly. 
Nothing screams game day like Andre’ champagne! 
Listy also made some of her famous Bloody Mary’s. Delish! 

I am so glad that we beat KU. I seriously can’t believe that we are 7-0!!!

Go Kitties!

After the watch party, Allie and I strolled down the 16th Street Mall for a little shopping. I found some super cute orange skinny jeans at Forever 21. They are sick let-me-tell-you.

The weather was gorgeous so I am glad that we got out and shopped. But we did run into a slight problem, zombies.

Apparently we missed the memo about the zombie crawl. There were some serious freaks trolling around downtown on Saturday. One lady was wearing a saloon skirt and no top. Thank goodness her nipples were covered!  We did see a ton of Osama Bin Laden zombies, which I thought was hysterical.

Once we were done with shopping, we quickly changed into our evening attire because a big group of us were gathering at Sushi Hai for dinner to celebrate Erica’s birthday.
I love this restaurant. They have delicious sushi that isn’t crazy expensive. Plus, the atmosphere is very swank and modern. Love.
After dinner, we headed to Elitch Lanes to get our bowl on. 
Dude, I haven’t been bowling since my college days. I sucked at first. No really. I only hit one pin the first time, but then I came back with six strikes right in a row. Booyah! 

The funniest part of the whole night was that every lane in the building was full. I guess I didn’t realize that people still bowl on a Saturday night for fun. Is that weird? Do you bowl? 

Anyways, I had a blast and it was fun to celebrate a birthday without going to the clubs. Damn, I am getting old.


Needless to say, I stayed out waaaaaaay past my bedtime. I didn’t get home until almost 1am. I know, I am such a rebel.

We decided to meet up a Steubens around noon, which was perfect because I finally got to sleep in! Hip-hip-hooray!

I was surprised when we arrived at Steubens that the wait was only 15 minutes. Usually you have to marinate for at least 45 minutes because their brunch is freaking off the charts.

I started with a virgin Bloody Mary because I was not feelin’ the booze, but was craving the tomato juice. It was a win-win situation. 

For brunch, I ordered their omelet with cheese, chicken and spinach. Plus, we had to split some of their famous french fries.  
If you’ve never been to Steuben’s, you must go. I’m telling ya, you won’t be disappointed.

After brunch, we headed over to Erica’s to watch old movies. Center Stage will never get old!
I said goodbye to Allie around 7pm because I had still had to stop by the grocery store and get ready for the work week. 
I was sad to leave my friend knowing that I wouldn’t get to see her tomorrow. But alas, all good things must come to an end. 
Like I said before, this weekend was an absolute blast. Time goes by way too fast! 
Thanks Al for coming out to Denver! Love ya!