Monday, December 19, 2011

Our Weekend


This was my view leaving work Friday afternoon. It might have been the prettiest day of the month so far. I only wish the sunsets lasted a little longer this time of year, they go so quick!


Sometimes I forget how lucky I am in that I live in such a beautiful place. Even though we live in a coastal town, it's easy to take it for granted in the winter months. We took our lunch break in Atlantic Beach on Thursday at our favorite Mexican restaurant, El Zarape {so so good}, and just simply crossing the big beach bridge made me miss the beach house and all that comes with it. That prompted a mini getaway Friday night at the beach and it was perfect. Absolutely what I needed. My husband, our dogs, wine and listening to music on the porch wrapped up in a blanket. I need not ask for more!


We made a delicious dinner with fresh shrimp, peppers and a garlic/wine/butter sauce. There is no recipe, just simply adding things here and there as needed...my favorite way to have pasta.


Our sweet babies enjoyed a night out as well. They love coming to the beach house...they get to sprawl out, hang out on the porch and usually get way more snacks than they do at home! 


Saturday night we went to a friends house to watch basketball and have dinner. I had been wanting to make a fun holiday drink but couldn't decide at the store, so I ended up with Cranberry Juice and Lime Juice and figured I could do something with that. I ended up crunching up candy canes into small pieces and mixed that in with my juice and vodka. It was awesome, the peppermint took the bite off of the cranberry and sweetened it a little more. I brought a pitcher over for everyone, and don't worry it was gone at the end of the night. For a similar recipe, use this and add crushed peppermint to your mix, or even add it on the rim of the glass.

Don't you love this photo of these drinks? Mine looked similar I promise. 


Hope you all had a wonderful weekend, I cannot believe it's the week of Christmas! It finally feels like it here too...there was frost on the ground this morning and I will definitely be wearing the fur coat today! xoxo.

14 comments:

Amanda said...

That pasta dish looks amazing! And your furbabies are so cute :)

Shannon Marie said...

Yum! The food & drink looks amazing! Tonight I'm making hot cocoa with peppermint schnapps! xo

Meg {henninglove} said...

what a great weekend katie! that sunset is stunning. that dinner looks yummy and when can i come over to your house for dinner?? ;-)

Fashion Meets Food said...

That first picture is gorgeous!!!! That sunset is stunning and how good does that pasta look! Yum! xo

Mandy@OrangeAutumn said...

It sounds like you had a wonderful weekend. I love the pictures of the sunset, so pretty! You're right, they don't last long enough this time of year. The pasta looks super yummy!

Savannah said...

Sounds like a fun weekend! I am impressed with your drink-creating skills. It sounds delish! Have a great week!

Sarah said...

You are one lucky girl! Sounds like such a fun, relaxing weekend! Those drinks sound so delicious...thanks for sharing the recipe. I might just have to make those this weekend :)

Style, She Wrote said...

That pasta looks amazing!! I wish I had some right now. xo style, she wrote

sarah@totalbassetcase.com said...

Your weekend sounds fabulous and I love how happy your babies look!

pam {simple details} said...

What a wonderful weekend, your dinner looks delish! Love your cute fur-babies!

Mrs.S said...

That looks yummy;))Christmas came too fast this year.
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XO

Ashley said...

Beautiful sunset! The shrimp dish looks fab!

Kate @ Daffodils said...

Beautiful sunset! And I just read your post about your sister's bday too.. what a love story! You should have her guest post about it :)

Jamie said...

Pretty puppies!