Monday, March 26, 2012

Weekend in Instagram

 This weekend was a mix of rain and beautiful sunshine.  It rained most of Friday, so Antoine and I decided to order a pizza from Dewey's, one of my favorite pizza places (lately we've been getting the Ryan's Inferno, which is never spicy [yay!] but always hits the spot everytime) for dinner.  After the delicious pizza we got into our pajamas and prepared ourselves for the last five episodes of the Walking Dead (which we had been saving up).  God, I love that show!  It's so flippin' good.

 While we were watching the Walking Dead I painted my nails with some crackle polish I had recently found on clearance at Sally's. It was my first attempt at crackle polish and I gotta say, I'm a fan.

 Saturday morning I woke up to find that my new pair of glasses had arrived.  I got them from  They have this promotion where your first pair of glasses are free (as long as your Rx isn't too crazy), so all you have to pay is $10 for shipping!

According to my weather app on my phone it said Saturday was supposed to be dreary...but it was gorgeous.  The purple tulips in our window flowerbox were loving the sunshine.

Since the weather was so lovely we decided to add a trip to Home Depot to our list of errands.  I picked up some herbs to plant (rosemary, basil and cilantro for now) and some new seeds to sew (including pickling cucumbers, broccoli rabe, brussel sprouts, and romaine).

 While we were at Home Depot, Antoine and I were gawking at these gorgeous forsythias.  We ended up leaving, going to the grocery store and then going back to pick up two of them.  Since we bought the house about two and a half years ago we've had these evergreen shrubs on either side of our porch.  When we bought the house they were fine, but over time they've slowly begun to die.  So we've had our eye out for something to replace them...and the forsythia seemed like a great choice.

 They're hardy and vibrant, yet have a delicate look to them up close.  And they really pop next to our blue house.  I'm in love.

 Here's the sad, dying shrubs that Antoine ripped out of the ground.

On Sunday we took it easy and didn't do much of anything, mainly because I wasn't feeling too hot.  But I did whip up a delicious smoothie for breakfast.  I got the idea for The Novice Chef's recent post on green(ish) smoothies.  I took her recipe and tweaked it a little, since I have a bag full of frozen blueberries in the freezer and I'm not a pineapple fan.  I went for non-fat greek yogurt, frozen blueberries, fresh strawberries, a fresh banana, and a couple handfuls of spinach.  I ended up having to add a little OJ to mine, since my blender sucks.  I gotta say, I was a bit skeptical about not being able to taste the spinach, but I figured Jessica wouldn't lie to me.  And she didn't.  With all that other tasty, fruitiness in there you really can't taste the spinach.  I even gave it to Antoine to try (and he had no idea what I had put into it since he was in the livingroom the whole time) and after he took a sip I told him there was spinach in it and he thought I was kidding.  And seriously, they're super addictive.  I actually had two of them yesterday and I'm craving another one already!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The forsythia looks so pretty with your house color! Very cool!

That is nice you are trying brussels sprouts, they are really fun and so good grown fresh! They look cool in the garden, all tall & spiky while growing. One warning - they take a long time to grow! It takes all summer and then some for them to do their thing.

Our landlady grows them and here in MA, she plants them at the end of May and they don't make the sprouts until Nov, until then they are just big stalks with some leaves. In Cinci they might finish sooner, perhaps by October, depending on weather. I was surprised they took so long and the first year thought they would never sprout but finally they did and then had lots of sprouts.