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Weekend Playlist 9.2.11


Ooooh,  it’s the weekend!

And it’s a long weekend!  YAY!

Do you guys have any fun plans for this Labor Day weekend?  Bret and I are going to be playing in our local clay court tennis tournament.  It should be pretty fun 🙂  I really like the people of the clay court community, so it’ll be great to do a day of tennis with them.

It is so gorgeous outside right now!  However, I wish we were having those 75 degree days instead of 85 degrees.  Tomorrow, it’s supposed to get up to 94 degrees.  WHAAAAT???

I’m ready for fall.  Since we’re in September now, Bret has given me the “go-ahead” to start making my pumpkin recipes.  YESS!!!  My goal this year is to try to make as many pumpkin recipes using REAL pumpkin instead of the canned stuff.  Yes, it’s a little more tedious and takes some time… but it’s totally worth it.  I made a pasta using real pumpkin last year, and it was very yummy.

A few pumpkin things I want to make this year:

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

Pumpkin Gobs

Pumpkin Cookies with Royal Icing

Pumpkin Donuts

Pumpkin Pancakes

Mmmmmm…. Ready for fall yet?

Have a great, relaxing Labor Day weekend 🙂


Weekend Playlist 8.26.11


I have tons of stuff I need to do today, so this post won’t be too long.

We had a wonderful week that involved a lot of celebrating with our friends.  Monday night, we had the pleasure of going to Wing Night with Jay.  Jay just competed in a Sprint Triathalon last weekend (which Bret and I probably would have gone to support had we not gotten engaged) and finished 28 out of over 100 participants!  Total awesomeness.  On Wednesday night, Abe and Jane made us dinner (We are not worthy!)  It was so yummy!  We hadn’t seen them for awhile (since Bret and I have been MIA from Pittsburgh), so we made sure to stay up and hang out for awhile.  Last night, Bret and I were able to have Sean and Paige over for dinner.  THANK GOD!  I had so much food from my past two CSA boxes that I needed to use or else the veggies were going to go bad.

And now it’s Friday.

*sigh of relief*

There are also a lot of things going on outside of this music blog that if I can ask everyone to just cross their fingers — I’d really appreciate it.

Other than that, I hope you all have a great weekend, and I will see you Monday!

Weekend Playlist 8.19.11


Odaytay isway Idayfray!  I’mway osay excitedway!

Ok.  Sorry.  I honestly thought that maybe I would write this whole post in pig latin for no reason other than I’m in a goofy mood.  Then I realized how many people it would make mad/confused/annoyed/WTF, so I opted not to do it.

For some entertainment, you should press play on the video below, and watch the cat do his magic.

I can’t stop watching!!  HE’S SO GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD!

Ok.  I can tell that I’m going to get easily distracted today.


Weekend Playlist 7.29.11


Wow.  Heads up.. another semi long post is on its way!

So you all are probably wondering why the heck I didn’t post a Weekend Playlist last week.  I’m not going to pretend like my birthday post was supposed to be my Weekend Playlist post.  I was going to put together an epic birthday dance playlist, but… plans changed!

As you all know, last Thursday was my 25th birthday.  Bret took me out to dinner to a new restaurant in our neighborhood (which was awesome) and then we came back for present time.  I’m going to be completely honest here and say when I saw this present finished, I cried a little bit:

Bret refurbished this spice rack for my 23rd birthday.  However, the spice rack wasn’t completely done when he gave it to me and hasn’t been touched pretty much since that birthday.  Sometimes when we argue, I have a tendency to bring up… DUN DUN DUN!  … The spice rack.

Now, the whole thing is finished and is a beautiful jade green… and I am so so happy.  But Bret said that wasn’t my gift.

I opened my birthday card and read that I was supposed to pack my bags because we’re leaving in the AM!  This request (at around 8:30 PM) was followed by us hurrying around, gathering all of Nutmeg’s things to take her to Bret’s parents’ house for the week.

Leaving in the AM?  TO WHERE?

I’ve been talking about Lake Michigan non-stop for some time now.  However, I guess I haven’t talked about it for a few months, deciding that right now isn’t the time to take a “trip.”  Well, Bret (being the great guy that he is) made the executive decision that right now was the perfect time to take a trip.  So, we were on our way to Saugatuck, Michigan for the week.

Long story short, it was perfect.  Bret and I had so much fun.  We had an innkeeper named Marie who was simply wonderful.  The first night, we sat in her kitchen drinking wine while she made a little appetizer of cheddar cheese with white truffle oil and honey drizzled over it.  It tasted sooo good.  Bret and I then went to the beach to watch the sunset with some pizza on the beach.

We spent the next few days walking through Saugatuck, looking at all the boats (wishing we had one… haha), laying out on the beach, swimming in the water (that is SALT-free and SHARK-free!), making as many friends as we could while we were there, and just enjoying our time together.

My favorite day of the week was when we decided to go kayaking on Lake Kalamazoo.  The lake had a river that branched off from the lake where we could kayak for 14 miles.  Bret and I had so much fun.  It was nice just to be out in the wilderness, no people, no noise… and lots of turtles!  Our 3 hour trip ended up being 4 hours, but whatever.  It was so much fun.

It was a perfect birthday trip and really gave me the chance to put everything going on with my life right now into perspective.  Pretty much everyone we met and talked to said the same words over and over to us: “Do it.  Take the chance.” And to confirm things even more, I was looking through the Pittsburgh City Paper last night, and this was my horoscope:

I hope you all had a great week.  I sure did.

Weekend Playlist 7.15.11


UPDATE:  For some reason, my playlist didn’t include of all my songs originally.  Enjoy the LONGER playlist 🙂


So, another week has gone by without me making any significant updates to the blog aside from this weekend playlist.  Sometimes, when I don’t make any updates, this is what I feel like:

In all seriousness, I actually had a really great week!  I have several things to look forward to in the upcoming month, including my birthday next week!

Tomorrow, I’m playing in another tennis tournament.  Hopefully, I’ll play better than I did in the last one.  Bret and I went and hit/practice last night.  Both of us are definitely getting back into our tennis groove.  He and I are also participating in Mixed Doubles together, and I think we have a chance!  We’ve won one tournament together as mixed doubles, so it’d be great to add another trophy to our shelf.

I woke up at 4 AM this morning (I have no idea why…) and I literally couldn’t fall asleep.    The 7:00 AM alarm went off, and I still hadn’t fallen back asleep fully.  UGHHH.


Anyways, I’ve procrastinated on making biscottis and cookies today for too long.  Bret’s mom wanted to donate some baked goods to a fundraiser for her church and asked if I would make some.  I love making my biscottis, so of course I would.  I’m also going to try making my Grandma’s infamous apple slice cake FOR THE FIRS TIME!  I hope it turns out.

Wish me luck on my matches this weekend!  I hope you all have as much fun as you possibly can 🙂

Weekend Playlist 7.8.11


Another Friday…  Another weekend!

I really hope this rain stops before this evening.  Bret and I were planning on having a cookout of some sort at our place since we haven’t been able to get together with the usual crew much (although the usual crew is slowly dissipating with people moving… poo).  I think I see some sun creeping through the rainclouds, so there’s still hope for grilling, ladder ball, and outdoor fun.  I wish we had a backyard large enough that we could have a campfire.  At the old place, we were able to have one pretty much every weekend.

Anyways, Bret has four baseball games lined up between Saturday and Monday.  I’m ready to put my #1 fan hat on and support him, although I’m starting to think that Nutmeg and I are bad luck since they seem to only win when we’re not there.

I made chocolate zucchini muffins yesterday using this recipe, and they were very good yummers.  I was looking in the fridge Tuesday night and realized we had 3 zucchinis.  I love zucchini, but I wanted to find another use for the squash.  I love being a part of the Penn’s Corner CSA this year.  It really has opened the door to Bret and I getting quality produce and for me to try cooking new things!

On that note, I hope you all enjoy your weekend 🙂

Weekend Playlist 6.3.11


It has been such a beautiful week.  Now — THE WEEKEND!

Bret has a double-header tomorrow, so I’m ready to put on my best #1 fan face for the games 🙂

I think we’re planning on seeing Hangover II/Bridesmaids this weekend too (EEEEEEEEEK!)  I don’t care if Hangover II is the same as the first Hangover.  I’m in the mood for a good laugh.

See you on Monday!

Weekend Playlist 5.13.11


I was bad this week and didn’t update the blog.

So sorry!

Anyways, I’m pretty sure this weekend is supposed to be full of rain. However, it’s going to be super busy for Bret and me with dinner tonight, out of town visitors tomorrow (YAY!), and graduation festivities on Sunday for Bret’s cousin.

I think I see th sun shining a bit. I really could go for some ladder ball tonight if it’s not raining… Hmm…


Weekend Playlist 5.6.11



Songs included on the playlist:

Black Eyed Peas – Do It Like This

Big Sean – Hometown

DJ JewBoy – Whatcha Sippin’ On

Taio Cruz – Replaceable

50 Cent – Bullshit and Party

Enrique Iglesias – Heartbeat

Kellee Maize – Hasta Abajo (All the Way Down)

Jay Sean – YMCMB Heroes

Jennifer Lopez – Hypnotico

Hyper Crush – Kick Us Out

Norwegian Recycling – Lights

CockNBullKid – Asthma Attack

Jessie and the Toy Boys – Push It (Skeet Skeet Remix)

Enrique Iglesias – Dirty Dancer

Nicki Minaj – Super Bass

Kat Deluna – Drop It Low

Jason Derulo – Don’t Wanna Go Home

Kardinal Offishall – Smash the Club

Nicole Scherzinger – Right There

DJ Snake – Pressure in the Club

Alesha Dixon – Every Little Part of Me

Sean Kingston – Party All Night

Weekend Playlist 4.29.11


The weekend is almost here!  It looks like tomorrow is supposed to be a gorgeous day.  I’m hoping that I can get out and play some tennis this weekend, but I’m not sure how likely that will happen.

Happy Friday everyone!

Songs on the playlist include:

Ocean Drop – PJ Simas

Save The World Tonight – Swedish House Mafia

Till The World Ends (ft. Nicki Minaj and Ke$ha) – Britney Spears

Do It In The AM – Frankmusik

Warpath – Kristine Elezaj

El Product – Akon Ft. Omega

That Good Life – PJ Simas [Ft. Jordan Corey]

High Definition – Tayyib Ali

DJ – Alphabeat

California Girl Ft Shwayze – Cisco Adler

You And I (Deadmau5 Remix) – Medina

Dear Professor – The Deans List

Twisted (Feat. Lil’ Jon) – Gorilla Zoe

Raindrop (Dave Aude Club Mix) – Carmen Reece

Girls Just Want To Have Fun – Starfucker

Stairway To Hip-Hop Heaven – Led Zeppelin Vs. Gramatik

Girls To Blow – The White Panda

Pocahontas Feat. Wale & Twista – Shawty Lo

Foreign Exchange Student – XV

Alligator Sky – Owl City feat. B.o.B

Words I Never Said (feat. Skylar Grey) – Lupe Fiasco

Wonderman – Tinie Tempah feat. Ellie Goulding