Sunday, January 6, 2013

A Party Filled Weekend

We've had parties to go to every night this weekend and I still have one to attend tonight!

On Friday night, we went to Brocach Irish Pub in Milwaukee to celebrate my friend Kim's birthday! Craig and I both really liked the pub and the menu selection. It was fun to catch up with Kim and our friends Jenny and Tim also came out for the party.

I ran some errands on Saturday morning to Marshall's, Target and Trader Joe's. I was so happy to find some things at Marshall's and then these at Target! Hooray for the new Chobani. I already tried both flavors and they are delicious.

I picked up some new crunchy cookie butter at Trader Joe's. It's really yummy. I like the crunchy over the creamy.

When I got home, I enjoyed my Vegetarian Shepherd's Pie leftovers from Brocach with a clementine. While I ate, I read a sweet thank you note from my friend Laurie.

I was excited to find this blue champion hooded sweatshirt in the mail yesterday. I won it from my local YMCA's facebook page. It's super cozy and warm. I can already tell I will be living in it on weekends and wearing it a ton on walks in the spring and fall.

I had to trade the cozy sweatshirt and put on tights and a dress. Saturday night featured party number two of the weekend--Craig's work Christmas party. It was at a Marriott hotel in the area and turned out really nice. Here's our attempt at getting a self-timed photo together before we left the house.

I had Craig snap one of me in my outfit. I seriously don't love dressing up. It's always such a huge struggle for me to find cute dresses and especially ones to wear in the winter months. I found this one on sale for $40 at Ann Taylor Loft and paired it with a black sweater, black tights and shiny heels.

I better go mop the floors, shower and then start making the cucumber cream cheese tea sandwiches I am bringing to Karis's tea exchange and Downton Abbey party tonight! I can't wait to eat lots of good food, drink some tea, catch up with other local bloggers and watch Season 3's two hour episode!


  1. you look really cute in that dress! i don't like dressing up either. jeans + a sweatshirt is my comfort zone... even dressing nicely for work is a struggle. *sigh* one of these days i'll have to get used to it.

  2. I have parties the next two nights too then book club on Wednesday. I guess the diet will have to wait. It was great to see you last night!

  3. Cute dress!
    I live in a couple of hoodies/fleece during winter! It's always good to be warm and comfortable.

  4. Love the dress and sweater combo! That's my go-to party outfit with a belt.