My Weekend – March 3, 2014

Not sure if you heard, but in Southern California – it rained most of the weekend.

I made a birthday card for my BIL

I made a birthday card for my BIL

We’re talking thunder storms, with lightning, buckets of rain and mud slides in some areas – so we got much needed rain in drought-torn Cali, but with some bad things too.

So dinner was comfort food: pineapple fried rice.

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Oh … so much yumminess …

For us, that basically meant staying in, staying dry and  finishing off season 2 of “House of Cards”, which I am still processing, and starting season 1 (of 7) of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

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Oh yeah! 11 year old me is ecstatic! 27 year old me is pumped!

And generally staying indoors.

So I made bread, some banana granola from Shutterbean and some smoothie packs.

Look at that fat cashew just tempting me ...

Look at that fat cashew just tempting me …

I also made some yummy scones – vanilla scones, very soft and flaky. Love.

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With strawberry jam … yum.

And watched a horribly awesome British comedy called Sightseers with my Friendship mug which always makes me think of Lauren and Marina who sent it to me with a bunch of flowers after a rough couple of weeks. It makes me happy.

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Ah, Saturday night in.

Then on Sunday, the POP reduced to 20% and we were off on an adventure!

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FINALLY get to try out my new sunglasses!

We opted for Laguna Beach – we haven’t been yet and it’s only an hour away.

IMG_20140302_154155It is a beautiful beach. Small, but awesome – with the salt air that sticks to your skin long after you’ve left, you know? The fortifying kind of salty sea air that makes me miss my childhood.

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We walked along the boardwalk, taking pictures.

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Of sand, seagulls, sun paths …

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Palm trees …

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Even the little shops along the way.

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Laguna Beach is an artist haven – full of weird pieces of great art that grab you at intervals.

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And did I mention the sunpaths?

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Beautiful.

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There are all these alleyways and secret like places.

I loved this little alley that led to a cafe, chocolate shop and gelaterie.

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And then upwards into a little community above, with hanging vines and little cafe tables.

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It’s a beautiful place.

There was a family of Girl Scouts on the way back to the car, so … I bought some cookies.

Always gotta support the Girl Scouts!

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And then when we went home, where I chopped up some pineapple …

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And grabbed some veggies …

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And some coconut milk …

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For dinner.

I made a Thai pineapple and coconut rice and chicken bake.

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With some lava cakes for dessert.

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With fruit and icecream of course. I got the recipe from the last episode I watched of The Pioneer Woman.

You can find it here.

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And then we settled down for the night, watching the end of the Oscars.

How was your weekend?

AmmyB

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