Monday, March 18, 2013

These are a few of my favorite things

What would a recap of a weekend that included a "favorite things" party be without a gratuitous reference to the Sound of Music, amiright?

Friday night M had a going away party for their old CEO, and then we watched 3 episodes of Homeland.

Saturday I helped my friend move into her new apartment.. sorta. I basically showed up after everything was unloaded, but mostly I was just dropping off an old trunk I painted for her to use as a coffee table. We went to brunch after with her parents, and 2 friends who helped her move.

I came home after and got ready to head to the Minnesota Bloggers "favorite things" party! The idea behind the party is that everybody brings 3 of their favorite things. Or rather, 3 of the same thing. We kept the overall price limit to $15 or under, if at all possible. Then, we drew names and people got to go pick a 'favorite thing' from the table. As usual, it's always such a great time getting together with these girls.

We went around and introduced ourselves to some of the newer ladies, and talked a bit about why we got into blogging. Then, in a strange turn of events, somehow wound up sharing our mothers' maiden names. Something about how Lauren wanted our social security numbers and bank routing numbers. ;-) 

We then took turns explaining what each of us brought for our favorite thing. I think it's safe to say part of Andrea's contribution takes the cake. She brought some mascara, as well as what she lovingly referred to as the "chan fan".. it started with an image of channing tatum taped to a bag for our secret santa get together. Andrea upped the ante and brought 3 channing tatum "fans" to go along with the mascara. I was dying.

The chan-fan in action. 

My contribution to the party included the $5 colorful Target t-shirts that they have in stock right now, as well as a corresponding nail polish to match the colors in that particular shirt. 

My haul was pretty awesome, as well. 
I got a coffee mug and truffles from Jess, a cupcake from Britt, and a caribou gift card from Melissa.
(sassy, Jess)

After the party a group of ladies headed to Uptown for drinks.. where some of the blogger-husbands joined us. It was pretty hysterical meeting them, and suffice it to say they were troopers. From cat-man nicknames for Syndal's hubby Pete (I'm not going to include Lauren's nickname.. you're welcome, Pete), or confessing to Lo's husband Jesse that en route to the bar Jess and I were debating what his voice would sound like.

For the record, I won that one.

It was a really great afternoon and evening.

Sunday I power cleaned the house (or at least the countertops.. I don't even want to talk about the bath tub...) and did some laundry-- AH, that reminds me, must switch loads. and of course snuggled with the kitty-cat. I also double checked all the save-the-dates, and with the exception of one guys' wife's name... they're ready to go out! I think I'll wait until the end of the month. That puts us about 6 months out.

We ended up going over to my parents house last night for a little while.. after my dad had called M 3 times yesterday to ask technology related questions, we figured it might be best to go over there. My dad bought a new computer.. it's one of those touch-screen HP high tech ones. SO cool. M had serious computer envy. Now I know where I'm going to print our wedding invites! Their old computer was SO ungodly slow, it honestly took 20 minutes to boot up and 5 minutes between each click you made. woof.

Hope you all had a good weekend as well!


  1. Yes, you did win the "What does Jesse's voice sound like?" game. Damn. Had so much fun with you ladies, as always! :)

  2. stealing your photos! yoink!

  3. also- death for that other photo of me up there..icky!!!

  4. Um, why in the heck do I live in Texas and not Minnesota? Totally envious of your blogger love.

    1. Ahhh, so much fun!! So glad to see M in the flesh!! haha

  5. Looks like so much fun! I am hoping I can make the next get together!

  6. love all of your pics! such a fun little afternoon :)

    i am bummed i had to leave early, i would have loved to see/meet M!

  7. Looks like you had a great time - I'm dying at the idea of a chan-fan!

  8. Agree with Sar - love the blogger love y'all have up there! Although i have met a couple of in-town bloggers! But one of them has moved away!

    A favorite things party sounds like SO MUCH FUN! :)

  9. It was great seeing you on Saturday! Hope you enjoyed the cupcake :)

  10. I had so much fun hanging out with you and of course meeting Matt. I'm super excited to wear my shirt too!

  11. What a fun time! Love that last picture