Weekend Recap 11.14.16 … Friendsgiving, Painting, and a Special Visitor

Good morning!!  How was your weekend?  Mine was wonderful!  It was filled with a lot of productivity and relaxation, which is the best combo in my opinion.  

First I would like to apologize for my lacking of regular blogging lately.  There has been a lot going on over here lately, which has taken time away from blogging.  I hate to be so ambiguous, but I will update you all as soon as I am able.  

Anyways.. back to the recap!  Last Wednesday evening, my mother-in-law arrived in Dallas for a long weekend.  We had plans to re-paint some of the walls in our house and the baseboards since they have suffered a bit of damage due to the 500 dogs we always have in our house. 🙂  My mother-in-law loves to paint so we tricked her into helping us. 😉


By the end of the weekend, we finished the job and had a couple dogs covered in paint… 

On Friday I made a batch of butternut squash soup and boy, it hit the spot.  I am still perfecting the recipe a bit so once it is finalized (soon) I will share it with you! 


I made a batch of gluten free chocolate chip brownies (Trader Joe’s brand) for dessert on Friday night.  My sister and her boyfriend joined us for some soup and salmon and veggies on the grill. 

Saturday morning we took the pups on a walk to get coffee and bagels.  We currently have 3 extra pups with us right now.  I am in doggie heaven.  My husband wants to kill me. 😉 

The rest of Saturday was spent food prepping for a Friendsgiving we were invited to that evening.  I found this recipe while browsing pinterest and knew I had to try it.  


It sure was good!  And a big crowd pleaser!  


We had tons of delicious food at Friendsgiving!


And some yummy drinks too!  Okay.. I am not a whiskey drinker, but my husband enjoys one every once in a while.  So I know you guys have heard of Blue Apron… but did you know there is a company that does the same thing, but for drinks instead of food?  I didn’t either! 🙂  Our friends were telling us that you can tell them what kind of alcoholic drink you want and how many people you will be hosting.  They send you glasses and all the ingredients and you mix your own drinks.  You can order bartenders too, if you want.  I thought this concept was so neat especially with drinks where you use special simple syrups or bitters that you only need a little bit of each.  This way you don’t have to buy a whole bottle of something you will only use once or twice.  


Okay, how cute is my friend?  She had all the guests (probably around 30 people) play this bingo get-to-know-you game.  You had to find the person in the room that each fact belonged to and get them to sign the specific square.  Once you got them all signed, you won.  It was such a fun ice breaker and forced you to interact with everyone and meet new people.  I loved it!



This piece of art had me laughing. 🙂 


I thought my friend couldn’t get any cuter… but then she did.  She made these nutella cake pops with the cutest note on them. I just love personal touches at a party.  

Then my husband found the hats. 😉


We had such a blast at Friendsgiving!!  


Sunday morning we headed to church then Home Depot for a couple more painting supplies.  We spent the day painting and walking the pups.  

We drove to The Rustic for dinner, but then quickly realized the Dallas Cowboys game was on and the place was sooo loud so we opted to head to another restaurant to enjoy a more peaceful dinner. 🙂


We headed to Fernandos for some tex mex! 


I got the shrimp tacos and completely devoured them!  

Such a great end to a fantastic weekend! 


Off to go drink my second cup of coffee this morning!  Have a great day friends!


  1. How was your weekend?
  2. What is your favorite side dish on Thanksgiving?
  3. What do you order at a Mexican restaurant?

5 thoughts on “Weekend Recap 11.14.16 … Friendsgiving, Painting, and a Special Visitor

  1. butternut squash soup is my FAVE!!

    go to order at a mexican restaurant? anything with avo or guac. or a cheesy quesadilla… mhm my fave. love mexican food so much! Happy monday love ❤

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  2. Nutella cake pops, get out! Feel free to mail those out to me ha the little tag attach to them are cute too! Clever! The Friendsgiving looked like a major success but how could it not be with all that yummy food!

    1. my weekend was splendid yet as always not long enough!
    2. does gravy count as a side dish?! LOL otherwise I’d choose green bean casserole or stuffing!
    3. i usually go for a taco salad orrr just straight up tacos- can’t ever go wrong with those and definitely guac esp if they make it fresh right there for you!

    xo, JJ


  3. Seriously looks like the perfect friendsgiving! How fun!
    – The weekend was actually restful for the first time in a long time!! I so enjoyed it. But I’m ready for more activity this weekend 😉
    – Sweet potato casserole!!!! MMMMM mmmm
    – Veggie fajitas usually!

    Love reading your recaps. Love how you live life to the full ❤


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