A Weekend of Food

I'm a big fan of any weekend that involves food. And football. And fun. And I guess fitness too, if we really want to try to use all the f-words we can think of…… We spent our Friday getting our sweat on at the gym. As much as I feel like I don't want to go to the gym, especially on a Friday, it's always worth it afterwards. Plus the gym isn't nearly as crowded like it during the week, so that's an added bonus. 

Saturday my day revolved around food. I woke up feeling refreshed (for once!) and hurried downstairs to make Jared and I a tasty breakfast. Try not to be impressed with how amazing my pajamas are, and how great Jared's slippers are. My thoughts are, as long as you what you make turns out delicious, you're allowed to cook in whatever kindof get-up you want.
After we stuffed ourselves it was onto the next item on the agenda - party prep! 
We helped my SIL Kayla throw a surprise party for Caleb- Jared's brother. I made my mom's pasta salad that is a great crowd-pleaser and I also made this DELICIOUS spicy cheeseball thanks to Ashley's recipe. Definitely a new favorite of mine- plus, how adorable is it for fall??
So we snuck into Kayla & Caleb's apartment, set up the decorations and food and welcomed Caleb's friends as they showed up. Surprise parties don't always go as planned, but at the end of the day, it didn't matter. It was a fun night with friends, both old and new, all there to celebrate how awesome Caleb is. So much fun that once the party started I forgot to take any pictures really, but that's okay. Those are some of the best nights if you ask me.

And as if my weekend hadn't already been fun enough? The Bengals put a beat down on those stinky New York Jets. 49 points people….. 49 POINTS! 6-2 and feeling good! Let's just not discuss my fantasy team. Ouch.

How was your weekend?? *Linking up with Sami today*
Sami's Shenanigans

33 comments

  1. Thank you SO much for helping!!! I cannot thank you two enough :) although it wasn't exactly how I planned it...it was STILL worth it!!! Love you BOTH!

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  2. LOVE the flippers, so cute!

    Friday night gym date night is my new favorite thing with my husband. It's fun to workout and I feel so accomplished afterwards! Keep getting after it girlie!

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  3. that cheese ball looks so yummy!!! That is a great picture of you and Jared

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  4. You had to go and remind me of that horrible, terrible excuse for a football game yesterday.. Apparently my Jets decided not to show up and play football yesterday. I had to turn the game off before the 4th quarter even started. Grr!!

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  5. Wow, cool cheese ball!! Loved your outfit for the party! It's a sad, sad day to be a Jets fan. Luckily, I'm not really a Jets fan... it's kinda forced from my parents, so I'm not that sad... buuuuut now I get to hear my parents moan about it. Hahaha. Good win though for your Bengals!! =D

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  6. That cheese ball looks yummy!!! I'm glad you all still had fun despite the mishaps! My best friend is a Jets friend and was very sad yesterday :P

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  7. Awesome weekend! I'm all about running and then indulging on the weekend too :)

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  8. Okay, I am totally obsessed with your pajamas!!! Knowing you, I can only imagine what the rest of them look like and I am sure I need to get some lol

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  9. That cheese ball is so dang cute! I've seen a similar one but it used a whole stick of softened butter and that just grossed me out... will definitely be trying this version instead!

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  10. That cheese ball looks amazing! I've pretty much given up on my fantasy team this year and my Texans...but at least I have college football to keep me going! Looks like a great weekend, lady!

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  11. We threw a surprise party for my dad this weekend!!!! I really didn't think he was going to be surprised, but he was and it was so much fun!!!! So glad you had a great weekend! :)

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  12. That cheeseball looks delicious!!!!!!! I was watching the Bengals KILL the Jets... and even though the Jets are my boyfriends team... I love that they got their butts whooped!♥ ;)

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  13. awww yay parties...and that cheeseball is so cute!

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  14. That cheeseball is adorable. Plus, cheese. Always a good thing.

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  15. Festive dips are the best! And you two look way too cute dressed up for bday shenanigans...

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  16. Looks like a great weekend! Friday night workouts are the best in my opinion :) That pumpkin cheeseball looks yummy!
    And thank you to your Bengals for helping out my fantasy team in a big way this weekend! I have them as my team defense :)

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  17. Glad you had a fun weekend! I'm definitely going to go grab that cheeseball recipe- so cute and sounds yummy!!!

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  18. Y'all are so fun. I love surprises! :)
    Jared always looks like he's having fun. He and G would get along, I think :)

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  19. Love the cheeseball and slippers! Glad it was a good weekend.

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  20. Love surprise parties!! So much fun!

    And where is your dress from? So cute!!

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  21. I always love a good cheeseball. So I take it that Caleb wasn't surprised? Regardless, glad it was a good party.

    I can't even discuss football - college OR pro.

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  22. sounds like a fab weekend! and a weekend with delicious food is definitely the best kind!

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  23. Love your dress and scarf!! You and your husband are so cute together :)

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  24. The Bengals destroyed on those pesky Jets. Don't you love it when your team does that? Looks like a fun weekend.

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  25. aw the surprise party looks so fun!! and the cheeseball is so cute, and im sure it was delicious, too!

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  26. those are definitely my FAVORITE kind of weekends!! I am going to have to try this cheese ball! it looks soo good!

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  27. I ate that exact pumpkin cheese ball this weekend. YUM! Glad you had a great weekend!

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  28. Mmmm, that cheeseball looks yummy! Surprise parties are always so fun. Love your outfit, too!

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  29. I love surprise parties! And I love football :) I host a football link up every Monday... Would love to have ya join!!
    Www.livingbarefootandcrazy.blogspot.com ♥

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  30. I threw a surprse party for Keith when he turned 30 - there were a lot of bumps there and the end of a friendship - but he had a great time, first party ever thrown for him and he loved it. I'll attempt it again in 8 years at 40 :)

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  31. 6-2! 6-2! and also, 49 points!!! What is thattttt!? :) let's hope for even more amazing weeks!

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  32. I say as long as your comfy, who cares what ya wear right?

    Looks like y'all had a great time/weekend!

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  33. Awesome and that cheese ball is perfection for fall love it!!!!

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