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Monday, October 29, 2012

Yardsale Saturday

Mike and I decided to go to an estate sale Saturday morning. They said estate sale, but it was really a garage sale. I was hoping to find a large farmhouse style dining room table or something similar that I could use as a dining room table, but no go. I did find some cute vintage Pyrex that I got for a total of $5!
After we finished our searching at the estate/garage sale, we stopped at a local flea market. Right off the back I found this oh so cute canvas painting that was originally priced at $30 and it was inside this horrible frame that was about to fall apart. We took if out of the frame and asked the lady if she would take $20, and she said yes. Then after we wondered around some more, Mike found some Magnalite pots. We ended up getting three of them with two lids {we couldn't find the third lid} for around $43.

So our grand total for all of our loot was less than $70. I think Mike is starting to like this whole garage sale/antiquing thing because you can get some pretty cool items for a MUCH cheaper price than if you went and bought it new. I'm trying to slowly acquire items that will be placed in our house, that's after we find one of course. I hope everyone had a fun-tastical weekend like we did!!

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Sunday, October 21, 2012

A Weekend Downtown

Saturday was the Boudin Cook-Off in downtown Lafayette. You get to sample different types of boudin from 20 different boudin makers. It's always loads of fun and lots of people go to enjoy the festivities.
a lot of ppl enjoying some boudin

Boudin Pizza by Deano's Pizza

Blood Boudin by T-Jims'
 The blood boudin was Mike's favorite!! He ate a lot few samples of them during the day.

That evening was Movies in the Park. They played Ghostbusters! We couldn't pass up the opportunity to watch Ghostbusters in the park at night. We brought an old comforter and a blanket to help keep us warm after the sun went down. It was so much fun!! For dinner we had some yummy chicken and waffle sandwiches from Viva la Waffle food truck. Once the movie started, they had sold out of everything they brought for the night. And yes, they made their waffles green for the night.

inflatable movie screen
Mike and I had so much fun on Saturday!! I liked the fact that we got to do some different {and cheap} activities this weekend. I just have to remember what Saturday night they play the movies in the park.

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Friday, October 19, 2012

Girls Night & Baby Questions

Last night I had so much fun with one of my Besties Brittney!!! We had wine and ate so much yummy Indian food. Here are some pics of our girls night.

It was such a blast!! I even got the dreaded question of when we were going to start having baby Bonos. Apparently after my wedding, my friends need something else to obsess about and plan! LOL!! I guess since the wedding happened almost 5 months ago, they need something new to do. I told her not to worry, that after we get a house and settle in {and get Mike his lab puppy} that we would start trying. I want to be a young mom and everything. Mike and I already had this baby talk awhile back and we are on the same page. So hopefully in a year or so we will be ready. Let's just hope it's not twins, since it runs in the family {on my Dad's side and Mike is a twin}, with my luck it will be multiples.

How long after y'all got married did the baby questions start happening?

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

No more Journey for Us

So I'm pretty pissed now. We had planned on going to the Journey Concert with some friends and it is now officially cancelled. It was originally set for August 28, but Hurricane Isaac changed that. So they changed the date to today, but now the lead singer can't sing for a month!! I guess Mike and I are destined never to see a live Journey concert. It's such a bummer! Oh weeellll, I guess we will just have a date night instead. I seriously need some margaritas in my life now!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Engagement Party at the Skeet Club

This past weekend Mike and I drove down to Franklinton, LA for his best friend Justin's engagement party. I had never heard nor knew where Franklinton was, so I made Mike drive. :) I brought those yummy cookies that my oven allowed me to bake, and they were a big hit! {only had one left for the ride home}

The weekend was a lot of first for me. It was my first time at a skeet club. I got to shoot a shot gun, but I didn't hit any of the clay birds. I also got to finally shoot Mike's handgun that he got for Christmas last year.
 I struck fear into the hearts of the beer cans Mike had me aiming for.
And here's a picture of us enjoying our weekend at the Skeet Club. 

BTW we are going to the Journey Concert tomorrow night! Y'all be jealous!!

Friday, October 12, 2012

Making Cookies

I am so excited that the oven gods heard my prayers and allowed me to bake cookies last night. They came out perfect!! And here's how the final product looked.

These are called Spumoni Chunk Cookies. I got the recipe from my good friend Betty Crocker. Ok so maybe I don't really know Betty, but the girl has some killer cookie recipes.

Spumoni Chunk Cookies:
1 pouch of Betty Crocker Sugar Cookie Mix
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 egg
1 cup dried cherries, coarsely chopped
1 cup semisweet chocolate chunks
1 cup salted dry-roasted pistachio nuts, coarsely chopped 

Preheat oven to 375°F. 
In large bowl, stir cookie mix, butter and egg until soft dough forms. Stir in cherries, chocolate chunks and nuts. {I personally like to wait until the batter cools before I put the choc. chunks in. It keeps them from starting to melt in the dough and turning your dough brown.}

On ungreased cookie sheets, drop dough by heaping tablespoonfuls about 2 inches apart.

Bake 10 to 12 minutes, and enjoy after they have cooled off some.

Hope y'all have a Happy Friday!!!

Monday, October 8, 2012

Newlywed Issue

Hey Y'all! I know I haven't been blogging a lot recently but things are a little crazy at our apartment right now. Mike and I are still in our "adapting stage" of marriage {we are getting use to living with each other}. So here's the deal, we did not live with each other before we got married. I know some people think that's really weird, but it's true. We both know the little bit of friction between us is because we are so confined in our apartment.

Our Apartment {aka a Garage Apartment} is also another source of tension in our "adapting stage." It's really really small, I'm talking less than 500 sq ft maybe even less than that. I'll post some pictures up later, so y'all can have the full effect. We have three rooms: living/kitchen/dining room, a bedroom, and a bathroom. We are making it work, but it is REALLY hard to find room for everything. The kitchen {I don't like with a passion}houses the infamous oven that works whenever it likes and two cabinets. Ok maybe we actually have four cabinets, but that's not the point. We registered for all kinds of nice items and most of them are living in a closet at my mother's house. Countless couples we know have told us that they were never happier than when they lived in their tiny apartment. I'm calling BS on that!!

I want to make the apartment our home, but it's hard to do. On the plus side, we did get the green light from our landlord that we could put pictures up on the walls. I'm super pumped about that!!

Has anyone else gone through their own "adapting stage" in their relationship/marriage?

Monday, October 1, 2012

Weekend Fun

Mike and I enjoyed having a nice relaxing weekend. Friday night we met up with some of our friends for Cochon Lafayette's Late Night, where the bar stays open after hours and they have free bar food.
They served up some oh so yummy burger sliders. I had two of them, and Mike had about six! We all had a blast, much like we do every time we go. And I don't know about you but after the busy week I had at work, going out and having some drinks with friends was what I really needed.

It POURED all weekend long here. So what better reason than to play Lego Harry Potter 2 with my cousin for a few hours on Saturday. Yes you read right, Lego Harry Potter 2. We finished the first game over one summer and are now slowly finishing up the second one. With both of us in grad school, we didn't have as much free time to spend playing the game. Especially since she goes to grad school up in Natchitoches, LA. So if you didn't know already, now you know for sure that my friends and I are nerds!!

Do you know what this is??
If you guessed a Peanut Butter Burger, then you would be right. Yes a Peanut Butter and Bacon Burger!!! I've heard people talking about it, so I figured I would try one. I know what you're thinking, peanut butter on a burger?? It has to be gross, right? WRONG! It was so good that I almost hurt myself trying to eat it all! I fully recommend you to try one, unless of course you have some allergy to peanuts or have so crazy distaste for peanut butter or hamburgers. If you are one of these people, then don't eat it because it will either kill you or you'll hate it and then hate me for telling you to try eat.

Our fun weekend is over now, and that means it's Monday. :( Hopefully this week will fly by!