7.11.2011

good things.


i had a pretty fantastic weekend full of lots of good things::
morning bike rides
tasty sandwiches from a neighborhood deli (who knew roast beef & provolone could be sooo good?!)
a depressing movie (blue valentine) that make you appreciate your (happy) relationship
saturday morning library date
a bang trim (i should always leave those to professionals)
a cookout and skinny margaritas
booking the dj for the wedding
reruns of chopped on the food channel
an afternoon nap
pink & white frosted animal cookies (so addictive)
sunday dinner at jerry's (i got the southern fried chicken sandwich. holy.moly.delicious)

how was your weekend? what things are making you happy lately? 
xo, 
jillian

69 comments:

  1. Damn, I'm jealous, that sounds pretty good. And totally agree - Blue Valentine was muy depressing. What's a skinny margarita?

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  2. I saw blue valentine last week too..it was quite depressing! Sounds like you had a marvelous weekend!
    I got to celebrate a cousins birthday and go to a whitewater center :) Summers are the best!!

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  3. Awh sounds like the perfect weekend! I wish summers in Chicago lasted forever. Happy Monday! xo

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  4. those pink and white cookies are sooo good!

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  5. I'm with you there with those Chopped reruns. They were just too addicting! Happy Monday!

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  6. Oh my, that does sound a fabulous weekend. xo

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  7. Congrats on knocking another thing off your wedding list! Sounds like a perfect little weekend. And btw, those pink and white cookies are my absolute favorite

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  8. that sounds like the perfect relaxing weekend!

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  9. That sounds like a perfect weekend! I love that you went on a library date : )

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  10. how cute! i love me some skinny margaritas in the summertime! :) and how psyched are you about the dj? the wedding puzzle pieces are coming together!

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  11. i had a few skinny margaritas myself this weekend...sounds like it was great! haven't been to jerry's in forever...now i want to go :)

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  12. Sounds like a great weekend! Glad you enjoyed it! :)

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  13. your weekend sounds like it was so much fun! I'm scared to watch Blue Valentine because I always cry in sad movies but I heard it was actually good. Gahh. Haha.

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  14. Sounds like an awesome weekend! :) Too bad it always goes by so quickly.
    xo
    Alexa

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  15. Jerry's is a dream! The menu is so big and half of the time I can't decide what I want!! I love the sides they offer, too! I'm on the hunt for a hair stylist here in Chicago...would you recommend yours?

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  16. What a lovely weekend you had.
    I don't do bike rides anymore, that's why I'm envious of you ♥


    I had a great one too spent with the hubby and the son... I always feel special when I'm with my two boys ♥

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  17. Sounds like a perfect perfect weekend!!

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  18. Sounds like a lovely weekend! We are moving in a few weeks and our new home is just a short bike ride to the beach. THAT is making me VERY happy. :)

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  19. so funny - we booked our DJ this weekend for our wedding too! Who are you using??

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  20. Mmm yes pink and white animal cookies are dangerously good! and SKinny girl margarita..yes please!

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  21. Your weekend sounded amazing!!! How nice and relaxing! :)

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  22. sounds like a fun weekend. i have been contemplating blue valentine but everyone keeps saying how sad it is. is it worth the tears?

    life spelled jen

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  23. Sounds like a good weekend! Mmm...love pink and white animal cookies.

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  24. oh my gosh! your weekend sounds like perfection. glad you enjoyed yourself!

    new follower here!

    xoxo, chrissy from the perfect palette

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  25. Oh yes, I love when movies make you appreciate your relationship. It's always a good reminder (not that I need many!). So happy things are going so well for you.

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  26. Ohh sounds like you had an amazing weekend, sweetie. I loved the Blue Valentine. Its such a deep movie, isnt it? I still keep on thinking about it. Have a lovely Monday
    Kisses

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  27. Sounds like a fabulous weekend, darling!

    xoxox,
    CC

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  28. Chopped = Best Food Network Show. Ever.

    Glad you had a good weekend!

    xoxo,
    Joelle

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  29. I love hearing about your weekends because they always sound so fun. I'll take morning bike rides,library date, cookout, bang trim (because it feels good to be all trimmed up), afternoon nap, and pink and white frosted animal cookies, thanks.

    I had a pretty good weekend myself! It feels good to accomplish goals.

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  30. Well, my lil munchkins have been on vacay with my parents for a week, so the H and I have been trying to reconnect :) Saturday morning I had a lovely drive down Sunset Blvd to (almost) PCH where I worked the entire day at the beautiful Getty Villa. H took me out to dessert so I could fulfill my cannoli craving and then we cracked up all night watching Bridesmaids. Sunday morning we got an early start at my FAVE local bakery, The Poached Pair, with scones and coffee...yum! Followed by a quick, but productive run to IKEA...so I can finish organizing the kids playroom before they get home...can't wait!!! :)

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  31. Sounds like your weekend was so fun...especially the bike ride and date at the library. Gotta try that sometime! :) Spending lots of time with my family has been making me happy these days... :)

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  32. Mine was just as full. Hooray for wonderful weekends with the one you love!

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  33. Yum. If I wasn't hungry before I read this, I am now!
    P.S. I always manage to mess up my bangs because I am so impatient with them. Grr.
    Love, Leigh

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  34. Sounds like VERY good things. I have been wanting to see Blue Valentine...Summer is making me happy. I just heart everything about this time of year, the smells, food. weather and get togethers!! =))

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  35. glad you had a great weekend... now i wish you a great week!

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  36. Hello from Mingle Monday! Sounds like a great weekend! I had a nice relaxing weekend watching a Torchwood marathon and playing video games with the hubby, it was wonderful.

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  37. cookouts are one of my favorite things about warm weather! I'm loving spending as much time outside as I can and planning for upcoming travels! :)

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  38. so fun! we booked our dj this weekend too! and the florist. soo excited!!

    xo.ashley

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  39. Yay sounds like you had an amazing week!!! I love bike rides in the morning. :)


    xoxo,
    Mel

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  40. I also enjoy reading out in my back yard where it's peaceful and quiet. :)


    xoxo,
    Mel

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  41. Sounds like a fantastic weekend! We did yard work...so fun and romantic. Haha. But our yard looks great so it's okay right? I love skinny margaritas...it's 1pm and now I want one.

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  42. oh man, blue valentine was SO sad!! and i need to try this southern fried chicken sandwich - YUM!

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  43. that sounds great - we're using toast and jam in wicker park. We just met with Carrie, our DJ on Friday and we're so excited to work with her. We're not getting married until next May so we have lots of time to finalize the play list!

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  44. Sounds like a fabulous weekend! I am so psyched to hear about your trip to turkey and I can't wait to share some tips for you guys!!

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  45. This sounds like a fantastic weekend!!! Yay for morning bike rides and library dates :) Love Blue Valentine - yes, depressing, but you summed it up perfectly :) And frosted, sprinkled animal cookies??!! YUM!!! xoxoxo brynn

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  46. those freaking animal crackers ARE addicting. and now i want some. except i am positive they dont have them here.


    so thanks for that. :(

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  47. southern fried chicken sandwich. must.get.some.now. delish!

    the july giftaway is on! hope you'll enter!!

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  48. I've been wanting to rent Blue Valentine...it looks really good. Sounds like you had a great weekend. Mine was wonderful as well....went scuba diving for the first time. Happy Monday!

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  49. okay now you've definitely got me curious about blue valentine. i've almost ordered it on demand several times in the past month. perhaps i need to arm myself with roast beef and provolone before diving in!

    xo,
    carrie

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  50. Sounds like a perfect weekend! I almost rented that movie, think I will skip it now.... don't want to watch anything depressing!! xo

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  51. I'm you newest follower! Sounds like a great weekend to me! I love skinny margs and chopped too!

    Becca
    http://beccatm.blogspot.com

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  52. Sounds like a perfect weekend! BV does look depressing--- I'll pass :)

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  53. What a perfect weekend-I'll always say yes to yummy food and a margarita!

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  54. Sounds lovely! :) Yum, margaritas!

    I got my bangs trimmed last week & I need them trimmed again! They grow sooooooo quickly!

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  55. Cute library date pic! Sounds like you had a pretty awesome weekend!

    A garage sale, a sunburn, fresh crabs and Wii Just Dance 2 are what I can remember of mine.. oh and a cool breeze..

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  56. that's an OVERLOAD of beautiful things! :)

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  57. I love Jerry's and I LOVE library dates. That sounds like a delightful weekend, indeed!

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  58. N and I are addicted to Chopped, too! We spend way too much time watching and making comments like we know something about cooking. :)

    Haley @ Cardigan Junkie

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  59. Blue Valentine is such a depressing movie!

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  60. That sounds like a fabulous weekend!!! Love it, and now I am all curious about Blue Valentine!
    Nancy xo

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  61. I just found your blog and I love it!

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  62. sounds like an amazing weekend, cute pictures. love ur blog, its really lovely


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  63. It sounds like a fun weekend. Mine was spent helping a friend with wedding decorations. =]

    Emily http://www.mywordsinterestslife.blogspot.com

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  64. That is a fabulous weekend! I've yet to see Blue Valentine, I don't know if I can handle that much depressing content!

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  65. frosted animal cookies must be sinful they are so good!! nom nom nom

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  66. i love love love lemons, i just made a lemon meringue pie and posted it over on my blog today. henninglove.blogspot.com
    sounds like you had a fantastic weekend! meg

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  67. that does sound like a fantastic weekend! i thought blue valentine was so beautiful... but then again, i'm a marriage & family therapist, so i'm into depressing things. :) hope you're having a happy week.

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  68. I LOVE Jerry's - definitely a place I'll miss dearly. Luckily I went there not that long ago. Hope your week is going well - your guest post is up on my blog today! We're kind of homeless at the moment (only for a day or two) so I'll be laying poolside all day. Just what the doctor ordered ;)

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  69. I LOVE this list! Just reading it made me happy :) Thanks for sharing!

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