Five Thangs Friday: LONG WEEKEND!

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WAHOO! It’s Friday! I swear it feels like I was just blabbing on to you guys about Wednesday and here we are 2 days later. Don’t get me wrong, I love that it’s Friday, I just wish time would slow down just a leeeetle bit, don’t you?

Onward to the 5 things currently happening in my world.

1. I HAVE A GIVEAWAY GOING ON, where you can win this fabulous apron (or a knife set), PLUS another goodie just because I love y’all.

I know, shameless plug, but it’s a really good giveaway (who doesn’t love Anthro?). Plus, it’s a chance for you all who haven’t seen the berries and cream commercial to GO WATCH IT.  Actually, do it RIGHT NOW. I won’t be mad that you are leaving to watch it. It’s insanely hilarious. I basically pee myself whenever I watch it.

2. I have to conquer my extreme fear of flying AGAIN this weekend because I’m headed to New Mexico for a wedding tomorrow! The gorgeous bride, Mary, was at my wedding and has been such an integral person in my life! She’s a truly remarkable friend and I can NOT wait to see her get married in just a few short days!

Plus, as you can see, she totally just gets me. She is absolutely gorgeous so I know she will make the world’s prettiest bride. I’ve also never been to New Mexico (or really out west at all) so I’m excited to see what Alberquerque is all about!

3. I have discovered a way to cook tofu that makes it so indescribably good, you’ll want to marry it. I’m not kidding. You will want to take this tofu to the little white chapel in vegas and marry it. Without giving too much away (I’m going to be sharing the recipe next week!) it was marinated, rolled in spicy panko and baked to utmost perfect. Each bite is chewy, spicy, crunchy and savory. I brought the few extras we had left over for lunch todayand basically drank them [hence no photo]. Seriously, it’s unreal. The key to a perfect tofu is making sure you let it marinade long enough to absorb flavor AND bake it so it’s not jello. I mean, noone likes a thick, meaty like jello.

4. I am so happy it’s “fall.” Now calendar sticklers, I know it’s not fall YET, but in my mind, it’s here and it’s not going anywhere (that is, until the snow comes). I love every single thing about this season. I love the crisp in the air, the crunchy fallen leaves, the  pumpkin patches, hot apple ciders (with rum), riding boots, chunky sweaters and amazing scarves. I just LOVE IT ALL. I have a full agenda already lined up for this fall and a lot of them are fun things we’ve done in years past!

Here are some of my favorite things to do in fall in VA/DC.

Hike the Shenandoah. Especially when the leaves are colored! It’s gorgeous.

Go to the Virginia wine festival! We went last year and it was great, albeit crowded. However, it was a great way to sample the great wines of VA.

Go to a fun pumpkin patch/fall harvest day and pose awkwardly with statues.

And pick pumpkins to carve (which I make E do all the grunt work, obv.]

Go to Six Flags for their Annual FrightFest! We went last year (with our now roomies!) and it was SO fun. Some of the costumes were absolutely terrifying. (Like a giant clown? No thank you!)

Dress up like a complete freak for Halloween. And, yes, that is my husband dressed as Gumby. I was June Clevage last year and I’m very happy to report that I still have that little pie. It makes a great accessory in my kitchen.

Plus, I plan on making (and eating) my body weight in these pumpkin chocolate chip cookies. SO FREAKIN’ GOOD.

5.  It’s outfit time!

I love this outfit. The shirt is my absolute NEW favorite. It’s not only super comfortable, it’s super flattering. Plus, it has pockets! Pair this billowy shirt with a statement necklace and some skinny jeans and you have an easy, trendy and really comfortable outfit!

Top: Modcloth, $35
Jeans: Victoria’s Secret Low Rise Siren, $55
Shoes: Target, $12.99
Necklace: Gift from BFF

Have a great weekend, everyone!!

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  1. Posted by Elliot S. Volkman on
    Friday, September 2nd, 2011
    Oh dear god...
  2. Posted by Sarah Bulmer on
    Friday, September 2nd, 2011
    Cute outfit! Woohoo fall is here!!!
  3. Friday, September 2nd, 2011
    Congrats on your foodgawker recipe by the way! I am adding to my must cook soon list. And I love the pockets on that shirt. 
  4. Posted by Erin on
    Friday, September 2nd, 2011
    What a cute outfit!  I wish I could pull something like that off!
  5. Posted by The Culinary Lens on
    Saturday, September 3rd, 2011
    I love Halloween as a great excuse to act like a child. Shenandoah is something I have to do
  6. Posted by Steph C on
    Saturday, September 3rd, 2011
    I love shirt because it has pussycats all over it!!
    And I'm totally with you about being psyched for fall. Can't wait to get my pumpkin on :)
  7. Posted by Jennifer B on
    Saturday, September 3rd, 2011
    Are those "lightened up" cookies you got there? I need some in my life either way. I hope you plan on sharing the recipe, yo! Anyways, I still want that apron and if I can't get it from you, I will have to go and buy one for myself. And I'm a poor college student so don't make me do that. kthx.
  8. Posted by Ann on
    Sunday, September 4th, 2011
    Fun Friday things and I like the outfit segment, too!  Enjoy New Mexico and the wedding - it's a lovely are of the country!
  9. Posted by Jessica Trimble on
    Tuesday, September 6th, 2011
    All I read was "hike the Shenandoah" and that's so close to me that we would have to hang out. And, um, when's that Virginia wine festival? I may not be able to drink it but I can buy it and stash it for later. ;)

    PS- you're so cute. Love that shirt on you. <3