Wednesday, November 9, 2011

My Wonderful Weekend!

Okay, I have to tell you what a fun weekend I had!! I know I'm a little slow doing it but what can I say!!?? lol My hubby and I went to California to visit some friends of ours that live in the San Francisco Bay Area. We stayed with them at their home in Redwood City on Friday and then drove up in the Sonoma area to Healdsburg on Saturday. We basically ate our way through the entire weekend!!! LOL

My friend, Mike is a "chef level" cook and made us my favorite dinner of Asparagus Risotto and Pork Arista for dinner on Friday. OMgosh it is really just to die for!! The risotto was creamy and delicious and the pork was moist with just the perfect amount of spice and garlic. YUM! We spent the night visiting and sharing wine. The next morning my friend woke us up with the smell of bacon that was just a part of our delicious breakfast and finally he made us some gourmet sandwiches for lunch which we took to one of the wineries and ate as a picnic.

Saturday evening we went to The Madrona Manor for dinner. This is a 5 star restaurant and oh my gosh the food was TO DIE FOR!! We all had 6 courses and my favorite two were a lobster dish and a butter fish dish. They were just super delicious! We were lucky too because we were upgraded at our hotel from our basic room to a suite with a jetted tub and a fireplace!! We finished up our "eat-a-thon" by having brunch in Healdsburg at a yummy little restaurant. I had a barbecue sandwich and truffle french fries. I'm drooling just typing

Then we drove back to airport to catch our flight home. We really had a awesome time. It was nice to see our old friends and eat our way through California!! LOL

I've been busy this week getting ready for my son's birthday on 11/11/11. He will not be He is turning 6. We are having a Transformer themed party for him and a trip to Chuck E Cheese's is in store also. He super excited and today they are having a cupcake party for him in his class at school since he doesn't have school on Friday (or tomorrow).

I've also been busy working on some cards for the Sketches4all Gingerbread Land Blog Hop on Saturday the 12th ending on November 15th. I just finished up one card that I think is so stinking cute even if I do say so myself!! Please be sure to stop by on Saturday and leave me a comment. I am giving away a prize to a randomly drawn name from those who comment. And if you comment on all the blogs in the blog hop you are entered to win a wonderful paper kit from Nikki Sivils. And that kit is gorgeous!

AND I want to encourage you all to enter to win the 12 Days of Christmas 2nd Edition E-Book Blog Candy Giveaway I have going on right now. The book has 12 (count them!) easy to follow awesome projects! All you have to do is:

1- follow Jinky

2-follow me and link back here from your blog or FB page (please use one of two the E-Book pictures)

3-comment here on the Blog Candy Giveaway Post.

4-leave a comment on Facebook saying which of the 12 projects you like best (scroll down to the bottom to comment)

It is that easy! I have a copy of this great e-book and it is awesome. I know you would love all of Jinky's easy to follow super creative projects. So now is the time to get signed up because the giveaway ends on Friday, November 18th.

Okay enough for today. Back to scrapping....


  1. You've got me drooling over all that wonderful food and also got me remembering our USA West Coast trip when we visited California and even Sonama!
    Happy Birthday to your son!. There was a little girl in our local paper who was born at 11.11am on 11.11.00 and who will therefore be 11 years old on 11.11.11 at 11.11 am..... amazing!
    Lots of love JoZarty x

  2. WOW Girl! This sounds like one super and yummy weekend! Glad you are back! Happy Birthday to your Son! We have two birthday parties this weekend! It is not even here yet and I am already missing the weekend!

  3. Hi Stacy, wow hun it sounds like you sure had a great weekend!! I hope your son's birthday will be just as much fun, congratulations. Here in the part of Holland where I live 11/11 is a special day, because it is the start of the carnaval season. People dress up and go into town to have fun and listen to the special music. Have a great day sweetie, hugs Frea

  4. So glad you had a great time!!!!!!!!!!! Hope our son has the best birthday EVER! Hope I have time for the hop. I should Steve will be in training all week! Blah! :-)

  5. Sounds like you had a fabulous time and ate some real goodies! Happy weekend!

  6. What a fun weekend!!
    Love San Francisco bay area it is so pretty!!
    Happy belated Birthday to your son!!
    All the food sounds so yummy!!
    Glad you had a great time!!