Sunday, April 12, 2009

Tea at the Drake - PINKY'S OUT!

This has been a SUPER busy weekend, and SO much fun! I'm sad it is ending tonight at midnight. I feel like Cinderalla. Let me give you the rundown...

Friday night I was feeling the culinary itch, so I decided to try a recipe I read about on a blog last week (sorry, I can't remember which blog!!) for spinach gnocchi, which turned into a bit of a debacle. It took me about three pounds of butter and cheese, two hefty glasses of cabernet and 4 hours. The sauce was pretty excellent, but the gnocchi just wasn't quite right... We ate it anyway, but it was definitely not my best kitchen performance... :)

Saturday was SO much fun! My girlfriends and I threw a joint baby shower for two of our best friends at the Drake in Chicago! It was a library-themed shower, so we got them Bukushuns (bookends that look like fluffy pillows!) that you see above for the group gift, and each got them a children's book to go with them. Since they're both having little boys, I got them "Where the Wild Things Are", because, well, it's awesome! Favors were candy and Book Plates, and in general, it was all pretty fabulous. How can you go wrong with tea at the Drake? Here are some pics of our fabulous shower. Don't you love the flower arrangements we chose for them? haha
Then Saturday night we went out with some friends - Mexican dinner (fajitas, guac and margaritas - um - YUM!) first, then some random loungy bar called Crimson, where we had a GREAT time drinking too much Effen vodka (my drink of choice? Vodka, soda, lime. Easy, breezy, low in calories haha) and rubbing the walls, which featured FLOCKED wallpaper! So fun! It was a 30th birthday celebration, so after Crimson we somehow ended up in a limo to our next bar, where my hubby and I wisely decided to duck out before it was taken to the next level. :)

Today, EASTER celebration with family - my husband has a HUGE family (like, oh, 30 people), and we had a great time playing with the kids and eating Easter breakfast, snacks, lunch and more snacks. :)

Phew - see, told you it was a long weekend! :)


Angela said...

Sounds like a great time! I love the idea of a book shower!

Happy Easter!

The Book Resort said...

Wow!!! What a busy lil' bee you've been. lol.
Love the book shower theme, too: }.
Oh, what fun you had.
Happy Easter!!!

Peggy said...

Sounds like a full and fun weekend.
Ours was very quiet but nice! Happy Easter.

Jack said...

Glad to see the Bukushuns made it safe and sound.

Kristi said...

Sounds like a great weekend full of some of my favorites - family, friends, fun and books!

K @ Blog Goggles said...

That looks like so much fun! And spinach gnocchi? Yum.

Happy Easter!

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