Monday, January 30, 2012

A Sunday



Ohh, I am not ready for it to be Monday. Not ready at all. This weekend was pretty great, but as I looked over my photos last night, it seems only the ones from Sunday came out. A brief synopsis of what is not pictured: A visit to Phipps on Friday night where we bought a family membership ($75 for two people, for the year!), a much needed sushi dinner at Umi (so good!), a late night watching of Tangled (which made me want to cut my hair...even more), a lazy-ish Saturday, and a Midnight in Paris viewing (I loved it).

Yesterday was another lazy-ish day, with lots of cat time, breakfast at home, another (albeit fruitless) visit to Construction Junction, a stop at Espresso a Mano, and a visit to the art supply store (I'm feeling inspired!).

Inspired by Emma's cake, Chris and I baked a birthday cake from scratch (we used this cake recipe- substituting cake flour, and the frosting recipe on the back of the Ghirardelli baking powder can), and he made me the most amazing spaghetti and meatball dinner.

All in all, a very good, and very tasty weekend! How was yours?

28 comments:

Aliya said...

Ooo your cat is so so adorable!! Breakfast looks so yummy! Its already Tuesday in Singapore. The week is going by waaay too fast!

x Aliya
www.papermoonsandmacarons.blogspot.com

modern Suburbanites said...

gorgeous!!

www.modernsuburbanites.blogspot.com

Sunjo said...

Your kitty looks like such a sweetheart!

www.sunjooverthemoon.blogspot.com

Sara said...

Your kitty looks very satisfied with the sunspot =)

Karrie Nodalo said...

the scrambled eggs made me hungreh! haha

Melis said...

cutest cat :)
also the picture of the doors is the best!
i hate mondays...

Michal said...

I really like that last photo. Sounds like you had a really nice weekend! I did too. Yesterday I got to clean my apt, and spend the afternoon antiquing and coffee drinking with my close friends before we closed the night with The Maltese Falcon and a couple of Guinness at my place. :)

North Country Girl

Katarinna said...

great pics :)
http://katarinasday.blogspot.com/

SWF_Terra said...

Umi is one of our favorite PGH restaurants. Went there the night we got engaged. Nice choice.

Judy said...

Your cat is absolute adorable! Great photos.

Judy
SecondGlimpses.blogspot.com

A Daily Vignette said...

I love the photo of your cat, it's very cute! Just wanted to tell you that I've just finished traveling for the last nine months and your blog was one of the few websites that I checked whenever I had internet (traveling through rural Africa, I didn't have internet too often...). I love your style and your photography, it is very fun and helped me stay inspired fashion-wise when I was living out of my backpack and literally wearing the exact same thing for nine months (seriously, I had ONE pair of pants and ONE shirt, so fashion was not even on my priority list). I couldn't log in and leave comments while we were traveling (very limited internet), so I'm just telling you now. Thank you and I look forward to following your posts in the future!

wildchild said...

that sounds like the perfect birthday weekend :) glad you had such a good few days!

Orchid Grey said...

A Daily Vignette: Wow, thank you SO MUCH for taking the time to read! Africa must have been incredible! The college I attended held an annual trip to Mali, and the photos that my friends came back with were always so breathtaking. Welcome home and thank you again for your support and kind words!

Robyn said...

My sister and I both watched tangled together a few weeks ago, and were kind of embarrassed by how much we loved it. Only kinda.

kimberrleigh said...

Your kitty is so adorable! :) <3

steffy said...

Your kitty is adorable :) And these are a great set of pictures.

Colleen said...

Not that the opinion of a random stranger who reads your blog should matter much, but please don't cut your hair! Your long hair is so amazingly gorgeous and luscious - I am super jealous of it :)

Samantha Chu Ramage. said...

LOVE the cat pics. again, so glad you fixed your camera!

xoxoxoox
sami

heidi said...

the pictures of your cat just melt my heart, julie!

amberly said...

I'm loving these photos...your kitty basking in the sun!! Scrambled eggs and honey apples!? Delicious!! And you captured some great views of the Steel City :) I hope you have a great week!!

Kaitlin Mattingly said...

what a pretty day outside. your little kitty is so adorable!

xoxo katlin
kaitgirl

Ashley said...

What great photos! I'm dying over your adorable cat. :D

yelizabeta said...

omg - your lovely kitty in pic #3 is twins with my little kitty, penny!! see pic #6 down.

http://www.yelizabeta.blogspot.com/2011/05/sunday-man-repeller.html

she has that little letter F on the side of her face toooo! so amazing. they're soulmates :)

ps - love your blog!

Steffys Pros and Cons said...

mmm cheers to sushi dinners!!

<3 steffy
Steffys Pros and Cons

Anonymous said...

Happy sunshine kitty! So sweet!

Natasha Fatah said...

Your kitty is so cute, and looks so much like my Basil who is featured heavily in my blog. :)

xoxo
www.natashafatah.blogspot.com

Lucia Del Pasqua said...

the kitty is so sweetyyyyy

Natalie Catherine of TheBusyBudgetingMama.com said...

Found you via kendi's facebook page! I saw those doors and was like wait...construction junction! I'm a pittsburgh girl. :) My husband makes fun of me though because once I called it renovation station...............

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