The Weekend Whisk – 10/13/12

by Kate on October 13, 2012

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Hello Weekend! This week has been just “hair-raising.” Thank goodness you have arrived. I need you. Well, I actually need Sunday more since today I’m actually working. The joys of working in emergency medicine are that I have an untraditional schedule which I love. I have days off during the week and since I only work very part-time, I make my own schedule. The downside is that I still get stuck working weekends and holidays galore. Hope everyone had a great week and you’ve got a little rest and relaxation planned. I know that tomorrow I’ll definitely be soaking in the weekend fun. We’re taking the girls pumpkin picking and I can’t wait. I’m looking forward to a hay ride and a pumpkin slingshot… oh yea, I said pumpkin slingshot! Fun will be had by all, but that will be Mike’s favorite part.

A pumpkin slingshot will be a great way to relive some of the stress we’ve all been under this week. Remember I was telling you about the nightmare project of switching our house from oil heat and hot water to gas? It’s been on pause for nearly two weeks as we waited for permits to come through (which were taking forever!), inspections to be done and schedules to work out. Well, finally this week the planets aligned and we made the switch! It took two days and really, it went very smoothly. Everything works and we had heat on the first day of the project with no problems. Thankfully, we were only without hot water for one day. It all went wonderfully well. The girls and I just disappeared during the day and were blissfully unaware of what was going on while we were at the park.

When we returned, it was to quite the mess. Everything was covered in a layer of black soot. My hallway, doors, floors, shelves and fortunately only a very tiny portion of my new rugs. Oh, and four sets of bed sheets! My husband decided they would make great tarps for this project. I suppose it’s a small sacrifice to make. I would rather have ruined bed sheets than ruined carpets. In the end, I get to buy myself all new bed sheets so I’m okay with this. Oh, and thanks to soot everywhere and some messy hands touching everything I also get to have 2/3 of my house interior repainted. My mother is coming for a visit at the end of the month (whoo hoo!!) and I’m really hoping we’ll have the house back in order before she does. If not, sorry Mom!

Hope you all have a fabulous weekend! As always, here’s what you may have missed here this week and a few recipes that I bookmarked that looked too good not to share.



 My New Goal & Under Armour Women’s Boot Camp Workout

Coconut Almond Toffee

Tate’s Bake Shop: Baking for Friends & A Chance To Win $1,000!

And the most popular post this week was…

Cream Cheese Pumpkin Bundt

Babbles Bookmarks:

Rainbow Jello from Glorious Treats: I’m planning Molly’s 1st birthday party (Wow! This year went fast!!) and I’m doing a rainbow theme. I can’t wait to give these a try for the party. Layers of different flavored jello and they look so cool! I’ve got all sorts of amazing rainbow ideas. You should see the Pinterest Board I started just for this party and Maddy’s is coming up too. Cuteness will abound!

Chocolate Salted Caramel Pie from Sweet Twist of Blogging: So check this out… A coconut crust that holds chocolate and salted caramel. This may be the most perfect pie. This will be made in my kitchen soon! In fact, I may make it for Pie Party this year. It sounds too good not to!

Brown Butter Bourbon Spice Cookies from Bake Your Day: By now, I’m sure you know all about my love of brown butter. In fact, I’ve used brown butter in cookies myself so these immediately appealed to me. Combine that with a little booze and warm autumn spices like cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice, you’ve got a cookie that sounds beyond belief good.

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Cassie | Bake Your Day October 13, 2012 at 1:50 pm

Thanks for linking to my cookies, hope you enjoy them! 🙂


Kate October 13, 2012 at 4:44 pm

You’re welcome, Cassie! They sounds amazing and I’ll definitely be making them. Wonderful recipe!


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