Weekend Recap: Harry Potter, Dave Foley and a New Couch!

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Happy Monday ya’ll! How was everyone’s weekend?

Mine was INCREDIBLE. On Friday, we saw HP7 part 2 which was fantastic. The only downfall? I was sitting next to a certifiable woman who would not SHUT THE F UP. At all. She literally would not stop talking to the screen and freaking out. “HARRY, NO DON’T DIE. NO NO. HARRY!” She clearly did not read the book.

On Saturday, my good friend Lindsay came over for brunch! I served baked french toast casserole, bacon, watermelon, caramelized bananas, avocado, tomato and cucumber salsa,  blueberry and lemon loaf and mimosas, of course!

I didn’t get a picture of the french toast because as soon as it was out of the oven, it was gobbled up! After brunch, we went to get mani-pedi’s and do a bit of shopping! Like I anticipated, my mani is already chipped. I literally can not keep a manicure to save my life. I’m utterly shocked that my nails didn’t chip on my wedding! After shopping, E and I went to a comedy show, Dave Foley to be exact, at the Arlington Cinema and Drafthouse.


Confession time, I literally had no idea who Dave Foley was until I saw his picture. I’ve never seen Kids in the Hall or News Radio, despite E’s “yes you have, are you sure? You’ve seen it.” But a few minutes into his act, he mentioned Bugs Life and I had an a’ha moment. I knew his voice sounded familiar, he was Flick on A Bugs Life! I didn’t’ say that out loud though since I’m pretty sure I was the only one there who had never seen his actual shows. All in all, the show was hilarious. He was VERY crude, but it was still really funny. I’m absolutely in love with the guy who went before him, Andy Haynes. OMG. This guy was HILARIOUS. I was in tears laughing. You need to check out a show of his, you’ll die.

After the show, we grabbed some Subway and came home. I was so tired from the day’s festivities (and day drinking, which surely wipes you out) so I went straight to bed. I woke up to this face on Sunday morning. He loves to stick his face in mine and SNEEZE on me until I wake up.

I know, he needs a DESPERATE hair cut. He’s getting one next week, don’t worry. Regardless of his shaggy appearance, he’s still my favorite model 🙂

I know, he’s like the cutest thing ever.  After I had my Oscar photo shoot, I got E up and ready so we could go shopping for him (always a nightmare) and couch shopping! Let me give you a little preface as to why I was SO EXCITED to get a new couch. For starters, we have a lot of space now. Going from a one bedroom apartment to a 3 bedroom home means we need more furniture. Our living room needed a couch. Oh, and the couch we’ve had for 2+ years is evil, I’m sure of it. Meet our current couch, Old Blue Bertha.

Yeah, I know. It’s offensive. As soon as we moved to DC and inherited the couch, I bought a chocolate brown couch cover. Although it slightly improved the appearance of Old Bertha, it was CONSTANTLY falling off. So every 20 minutes I had to refit the cover to hide the blue pattern. I’ve been begging E for a new couch for about 2 years and I think he got tired of all the nagging because he agreed to buy one yesterday! Meet our dashing new couch. I haven’t found a name for him yet, but don’t worry, he’ll get one.

I love the modern shape & the color! The pillows are not my favorite, but I have some cute Vera Wang ones I got from the wedding. I think E is happier than I am because that means he has his man cave back. And he can play video games all day long and not be forced to watch Lifetime anymore.

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  1. Posted by Elliot S. Volkman on
    Monday, July 18th, 2011
    Why is Oscar missing eyeballs in the first photo? Also leave my couch alone! What did it ever do to you.
  2. Posted by Jessica Trimble on
    Monday, July 18th, 2011
    Your new couch is awesome! I'm seriously hoping hubs lets me get new furniture when we move.
  3. Posted by Jessica Trimble on
    Monday, July 18th, 2011
    Your new couch is awesome! I'm seriously hoping hubs lets me get new furniture when we move.
  4. Posted by Maris Callahan on
    Monday, July 18th, 2011
    I love the new couch! It looks so comfy and so beautiful, Your table set up for brunch was really lovely
  5. Posted by Gretchen on
    Tuesday, July 19th, 2011
    I don't even know where to start.

    1) OMG PUPPY. SO CUTE. Puppy play date PLS?!
    2) OMG HARRY. SO GOOD. I think you need to see it again... so that I have an excuse to see it a third time. Hehehe.
    3) OMG COUCH. (Just trying to stick with the theme here now.) Love it! He (she?) reminds me of Chairry from Peewee's Playhouse... but, you know, in a classy, not-creepy way. :)
  6. Posted by Steph C on
    Wednesday, July 20th, 2011
    Your brunch looks fab! Especially that blueberry bread.. yum! And I love the new couch.. we're up for a new one soon and I seriously can't wait. Right now we have a daybed that's acting as our couch, it's pretty sad.
  7. Posted by Megan Watson on
    Wednesday, July 20th, 2011
    We had baked french toast while visiting Canada and I have sworn to myself to make a batch. Just the reminder of it makes me want to jump in our kitchen and make some. I can't wait to see the last HP movie, that totally stinks you had someone chat through it all - I hate that. Oh and, love the new couch. A friend of mine actually has the same model - it's great!
  8. Posted by Katie C on
    Wednesday, July 20th, 2011
    What a great weekend! And droooool over that blueberry lemon loaf! That sounds awesome.
  9. Posted by Ann on
    Wednesday, July 27th, 2011
    What a fun weekend you had!  I loved the Harry Potter movie - I saw it the middle of the week so I was practically alone with my girlfriend.  Brunch looked AMAZING!  I want some...and your baby is adorable!  I have a 7lb Yorkie who likes to lick my nose and then stand on me to wake me up.  It's funny how our days have mirrored each other....my husband and I finally made the decision to get a new couch this winter.  Ours has seen better days!  
  10. Posted by Spoon and Chopsticks on
    Thursday, July 28th, 2011
    Hi Claire,
    Love that blueberry lemon loaf. I like the photo of the dining table as well. :)

    Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog. Hope to see you back again. Take care.