Holy crap, it’s February! Can you believe that I started this blogging project a month ago already? I love it, I’m glad I decided to do this, and I’m increasingly amazed and thrilled with the responses I’ve been getting. From the bottom of my heart, thank you for a wonderful first month of blogging! This weekend is exciting, because it’s the weekend of my first Pop-Up! Less than two weeks ago, I joined Chloe + Isabel, and I am just so excited to be a part of this company. And this Pop-Up is my grand opening!
So, without further ado, here is a breakdown of my weekend:
Yesterday was spent at work, unfortunately. But, alas, I need to make some money and get some homework down, right?[i] After work, I drove to my hometown (with a quick stop at home to pick up my things and see H and Ole) and went straight to the grocery store. My job for the night was to get the goodies ready for the Pop-Up, and let me tell you, I love this part. Baking is one of my favorite things to do, and cooking is fast becoming something I enjoy as well (as long as I have a recipe to follow). The snack menu for the Pop-Up is as follows:
- Dipped Pretzels - Pretzels dipped in different kinds of chocolate and coated with either heath bars, oreos, or sprinkles
- Crescent Pepperoni Roll-Ups - Pillsbury crescent rolls with pepperoni and half of a stick of string cheese in side, with pizza dipping sauce
- Tortilla chips with Queso Dip - My personal favorite queso dip, made from Velveeta and Rotel.
- Cake Batter Chocolate Chip Cookies - I can’t even pretend these aren’t my new favorite things in the entire world. I found the recipe on Pinterest, made them for H and I over MLK weekend, and we devoured them in less than a week. They are the best.
So, it’s easy to see that I was busy busy on Friday evening!
I was up early for a haircut with my favorite stylist at my hometown’s Aveda salon, and then I spent the rest of the morning preparing for the Pop-Up. What does that entail? Baking the cookies (because the dough needed to be chilled overnight), heating up the queso dip, setting up my displays, making sure I have everything ready for people to arrive. The party starts in the afternoon! I’m hoping for a decent turnout, but I’ll take anything I can get. Then it’s clean up time, and on to my next project…
Which is thanking my parents for hosting my first party by making them dinner. H and I tried out this awesome stuffed pepper recipe last weekend, and I want to make that for my parents tonight. So that’s the plan!
Sunday will finally be a rest day for me. I’m planning on heading back home in the late morning so that I have time to relax with H before the week starts all over again. I don’t have any big plans for Sunday, which is good, because I think I’m going to need that time to recuperate from the rest of the weekend!
Like I said at the beginning of the year, H and I are usually kept extremely busy on the weekends. And this weekend is no different!
Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have some things to do. :)
[i] Yes, I do my homework at work. I’d never be able to balance it all otherwise. I also do most of my blog writing at work. I was blessed with this easy (yet unfulfilling) job somehow, and I’m trying to be more grateful for that.