weekend highlights

March 21, 2010

This was one of those weekends I am so sad to see go! I felt so productive and had such a great time. Maybe it helped that Matthew was dog sitting his boss's dog Noodles! {Isn't that the cutest name?} Here are some random pictures of the little things we did!



A sushi date night on Friday!

pink nails for the first day of Spring!

Grilled Cheese on my Dad's homemade bread, with celery root slaw and an avocado

Cuddling with Noodles

...while Matthew drills holes into the wall {don't tell his landlord!}

a morning walk

an afternoon drive {gotta love his teddy bear hair/fur!}

a sneak peek of a project I did in Matthew's apartment

fresh lettuce from the Farmers' Market

Greek yogurt with strawberries, honey and mint leaves for dessert!

a pooped out little Noodles!

Things not included above {thank goodness}: updated my resume, mailed back my old iMac, Matthew ordered a coffee table, mounted the TV and a "mantle," we hardly watched any TV {yay me!}, washed the dreaded "Hand Only" tops and sweaters, picked out some really pretty outfits for my Mom, and hung out with my dear sweet brother!

Matthew's apartment is finally coming together. He moved down in October so it took long enough, right? I'll have to share some pictures of the finished look next week.

Sigh
back to Monday.

How was your weekend?
xox

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79 comments:

  1. Hi Mara! You weekend must have been a blast! I love the name "Noodles" and the pink nails so much! : ) Strawberries with mint... hm.. I've never tried that! : )

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  2. you look SO pretty in the first picture! i love the bow ^_^

    all of the food in this post seems so delicious mmmm

    xo tiffany

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  3. aw, it does look like a really good weekend! how exciting that matt is moving closer to you, ahaha.

    i had a pretty good weekend too ;)

    you're adorable mara xx

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  4. Grilled cheese :)
    You really look pretty in the pictures! :D

    My weekend was okay ish, I've an exam tomorrow :(

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  5. Noodles is such a cute name!:)

    Looks like you had a fun weekend! The sneak peek of your project looks interesting..!

    I managed to get lots of house jobs done this weekend & even managed to make the most of the Spring sunshine with a trip to the sea ~ & no trip to the coast is complete without good old fish & chips for lunch! :)

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  6. That looks like such a perfect weekend. Hope the week is as good for you.

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  7. I love weekends like this, filled with activities and spending time with family and friends. It's a great time to catch up.

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  8. When I get a dog, I want to give him or her a name like Noodles. It's so silly, and cute!

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  9. you had a super productive weekend! and Noodles is so cute, looks like you and Matthew had fun dog-sitting him :)

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  10. Noodles totally looks like my doggie Monte. And we like to call Monte Noodle Head, hehe.

    Looks like a great weekend Mara!

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  11. Such great photos. The grilled cheese looks amazing. :)Do tell us more about your project - the picture was intriguing!

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  12. Noodles is ADORABLE! I don't know how you could give him back. And your dad's grilled cheese plate looks amazing!! I love celery root and am now inspired to whip something up that has this most excellent ingredient! My weekend was spent basking in the unusually warm weather(it reached the 70s)!! Hooray for spring! xo

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  13. oh that darling bear makes me feel all warm and fuzzy!!

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  14. Sounds like a lot of stuff jammed packed into one weekend! I do love weekends like this, a little bit of fun, a little bit of household work and a lot of sunshine!

    Have a great rest of the week, love!

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  15. Sounds like an awesome weekend! I LOVE your butterfly ring! Love it. And I can't wait to see how Matthew's apartment turned out!

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  16. MY weekend was filled with trip to and from the airport.

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  17. we had take out sushi this weekend too- we didn't leave the house, thus getting take out because we were soo pooped from the baby's party!

    You guys are so sweet. I can't wait to see the project you're doing!

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  18. noodles! cute cute...did the boss get him back? ha ha
    love projects...i've got one started in my head that needs to come out...i want to do a tea stain effect on my entryway walls...we have the rustic theme (i'm from tx mind ya) and i wanted my walls a brown wash color. just can't find the right stuff that i want to use...

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  19. So cute, love the boots and pink nails! cute ring too

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  20. Love the pink nails -- and Noodles is darling!
    xxoo Josie
    http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

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  21. sounds and looks just lovely! Can't wait to see more of your project!! Oh how I love avocado, mmmmm now I'm craving some!!!

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  22. what a simply wonderful weekend!!
    my stomach is seriously growling over that grilled cheese! it looks so delicious!!
    and noodles!? how cute!!
    love your bow and your RED BOOTS!
    can't wait to see the rest of your project!

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  23. Noodles is adorable!! I love dogs, but I don't have the time for my own. I wish someone had a cutie that I could just dogsit for a couple of days. :)

    Mmmmm you had sushi! Lucky! I can't wait to see more pics of your wall project at Matthew's. It looks VERY cool from the little teaser pic!

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  24. That bow is adorable... and Noodles what a great name for a pup!! Looks like you had a lovely weekend, and that grilled cheese looks like it was heavenly! Much love sweet lady! xo

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  25. Am so glad you had such a brilliant weekend I really am.
    I had fun, I loved the weather it wasn’t extremely hot right? and had some good food, but I don’t have a cute dog awwwwww…..i wish I
    Could have those early morning walks with a cute dog, but no….
    I cant wait to see he finish project…I know it will look great yay!!!
    Have a nice Monday♥

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  26. LOL the dreaded "Hands Only" items.. ah they kill me! Good for you for getting that done :) Looks like a lovely weekend indeed. I didn't want to see this one go either!!

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  27. Ok SO I don't think your dog could be ANY cuter. Geez. :)

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  28. Noodles! I love!

    Your weekend looks like it was so much fun! Loving the project sneak peek & can't wait to see more of Matthew's apt.. I bet it'll look great!

    psst.. head over to my blog when you get a sec ;) xo

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  29. what a productive and fun weekend!! ;) grilled cheese on homemade bread sounds AMAZING. and im very impressed you hand washed - i'm the worst, i try to stick everything in the washer and always end up shrinking/ruining my sweaters.

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  30. Noodles is so cute! Love the name. And your pretty polish!! Glad you had a productive weekend, my love! XO

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  31. Great photos of your weekend! Noodles is the cutest name!

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  32. Sounds like a lovely weekend. and as a member of the red cowboy boots club.. go girl!!!
    xxxx

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  33. Noodles is such a cute name, he for sure looks like a Noodles!! Your lunch looks super yummy!!!

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  34. Sounds like a great weekend!! That grilled cheese looks delicious!!!! Now I'm hungry.

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  35. I love your hairband in the first picture!And Noodles is super cute!Have a nice day!

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  36. Gorgeous pictures. That is such a cute dog. Love the bow in your hair in the first picture!

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  37. oh my goodness, I hate hate hate doing the hand washing. I put it off until the bottom of the laundry basket is filled with dry clean and hand wash only items, and then I'll finally get around to it. That puppy dog was so stinkin cute!

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  38. what a great weekend!!!

    It looks like Noodles and Rosie could be related!!! :)

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  39. What a wonderful weekend! And you look just beautiful! I left you something at my place :)

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  40. Noodles is adorable and so is that headband in the first pic!

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  41. So I totally have the butterfly ring you are wearing :) haha

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  42. sounds like that was a fabulous weekend -- any weekend w/ dogs and food is good in my book!

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  43. I hope there is more to come with that project of yours. Looks adorable. You and Matthew are seriously such an admirable couple.

    p.s. don't forget to enter my Peruvian Feather Earring GIVEAWAY!!!! I am very excited about it. First giveaway I have done. itssimplelove.blogspot.com

    Rachael

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  44. great photos, i love getting the feel of someone else's day.
    and i have fallen in love with your dog, he is too adorable.

    -emilyviveur

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  45. what a great and fulfilling weekend. We won' tell the landlord, but just so you know, it was worth it! love the letters on the wall! And toasted bread+avocado=YUMMY!

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  46. lovely pictures, that grilled cheese looks so good!

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  47. ooops double comments sorry!! Im deleting it now
    Have a great week sweetheart!

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  49. oh i love your little bow && pup pup.
    you are beautiful my dear.! <3

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  50. He is SO CUTE!

    how did you not take him home afterwards?!

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  51. What a perfect weekend! I really love your houndstooth bow and your butterfly ring. You have some beautiful accessories.

    All this work on the home makes me want to organise some things :)

    The dog is adorable! I also have something on my blog for you! x

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  52. Looks like you had an amazing weekend! Don't you just love it when you get tons done, so refreshing!!!

    P.S. when Matthew gets you a facial you'll LOVE it!!! (No pressure Matthew!)

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  53. aw this looks like a beautiful weekend!

    i love your head band and your dads homemade bread looks delish! noodles is pretty cute too :)

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  54. During college, I had a hamster named Noodles!

    www.tightsandbites.com

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  55. I loveee that first photo! That bow is darling! And Noodles is too too cute!

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  56. Oh fun, fun! :) Love all the pictures.
    Xoxo.

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  57. love those red cowboy boots, and i can't wait to see how matthew's apartment revamp turned out!

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  58. My weekend was fabulous. First time we could actually spend some time outside. You look gorgeous, per usual and the food looks amazing!

    Best,

    Hannah Katy

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  59. Noodles is so cute and I love your ring. Have a great day Mara! xoxo

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  60. PS... I love your headband too. xoxo

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  61. That is the cutest name~
    Love the boots color as well!
    Cheers to a great SPRING Season*
    xo

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  62. You always have the BEST pictures!!! I hope that you have a wonderful week!

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  63. haha thank you! my puppy's name is max, he's a bichon frise and we actually got him at the pet store in the mall! he's surprisingly well behaved

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  64. Girl! I just LOVE your blog! Thanks for commenting on mine, too! You look so cute in that first pic!! I want you to know I've been doing long distance for 2 1/2 years, so I feel you on that! (But glad you guys are in the same town now!) :)

    http://lindsaylovesitall.blogspot.com/

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  66. awwwww what a sweet doggie!!! I do love that fur :)

    cute bow!

    xoxo
    Olivia

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  67. You two have the cutest life. I really enjoy reading your blog! :)

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  68. Looks like a lot of fun. Noodles is a cute name, and a cute doggie!

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  69. yay so many pictures. Looks like it was a great weekend. That Noodles is such a cutie!!

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  70. Seriously, I need your hair bow to wear to the next season of Alabama football!

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