November 5, 2012

Weekend Recap

Well I had one awesome weekend! Our last few weekends have been pretty laid back with not a whole lot going on. This weekend was the opposite!

Ty and Gabby got here on Friday at about 6:30. I planned to have bruschetta (recipe from Whitney) ready to eat as an appetizer. It was a little late, but it worked because they sat and talked while I finished making dinner.

Dinner was Chicken Carbonara. I varied this recipe quite a bit and it was delicious. I used fettucini instead of spaghetti. I didn't put in eggs (seemed suspicious that you didn't actually cook them?). I heated up the cream, added butter and italian blend of cheese. I used turkey bacon instead and left out the peas and white wine. I like to just wing it in the kitchen, obviously!

Dessert was Snickerdoodle Blondies. I didn't change this recipe a bit and it turned out wonderfully. It also made the apartment smell AMAZING! We all tried to leave room for them. Instead we just ended up overstuffed.
My picture
Their pretty picture

Then we just talked and relaxed on the couch. The next morning Gabby and I went and got manicures! This was a real treat :) I got mine done in Essie Get Cozy! 
That's not my hand but it shows the color really well! (and this color is on my wish list now)
After that we got Starbucks! I got a Caramel Apple Spice! "It's like Christmas in a cup"- Ryan Reynolds on The Proposal! But seriously you have to try it!
Showing off our nails! and Christmas cups

 We met back up with the boys and had leftover pasta for lunch. We headed to Hollywood Cemetery for a nice fall drive/walk and some history. We have been quite a few times now so we probably won't go back for a while. I do love getting up the hill where it overlooks the river. So beautiful this time of year! The sky was SO blue!

We still had some time to kill before dinner so we went to Brown's Island and Belle Isle. Me and the hubby had never been across the bridge to Belle Isle before. It was sooo cool! Also there was a wedding going on there outside! (way to cold for that) On the trail we saw this old abandoned Hydro Plant. Had to check it out a little bit closer! And there was a guy attempting to be spiderman. See that hole on the back wall at the top right? Well he climbed up there! Crazy :o 

Walking across the bridge apparently got our attention too! BAHAHA! 

We went to Station 2 for dinner again! We love that place. I got a grilled cheese...burger! YUM!

We went shopping on Sunday and I got this...

We ate at Panera for lunch! MAC AND CHEESE! I can't get anything else! I need to learn to make it :) 

They headed back to Blacksburg :( And I hung up my new gift that Gabby made me! 
YAY for pretty fall decorations!

Hope you had a fabulous weekend as well!
Ty and Gabby: Come back again soon!

XO Samantha


  1. We had such a good time! Love the pictures! I'm drinking tea as I write this, we've both had it twice since we left. Gotta make sure we drink it for how much that stuff cost. :) Hopefully we'll see you guys again soon!

    1. Yeah you should probably be drinking that tea every day!! I would...its delicious! Maybe we will see you at Thanksgiving?

  2. Looks like a blast! We love walking around Belle Isle! It's so fun!

    1. It was! I am looking forward to going back soon! (as long as its not too cold) Any other cool places like that in RVA I should know about? HAHA I'm always looking for free/cheap weekend dates!


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