Bride and Groom Gifts and How I Spent My Labor Day

I hope you all have had a great holiday and enjoyed lots and lots of Labor Day barbecue.


We didn’t have any of the good stuff today in our house, but we still enjoyed our holiday.

I spent the morning catching up on the blog-o-world (I missed you all so much 🙂 while enjoying my favorite weekend breakfast.


coffee and a pb bagel. . . you all know I had more than one half.  Puleeez don’t worry about me.

Zach and I then took our boy to get caught up on vaccinations at the good ol’ VCA.

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It’s wild, Gus has had some awful experiences at the vet (or at least left us traumatized) but still LOVES going each and every time.

We are planning on boarding our boy for a few days during the wedding weekend.  This is the first time we’ve ever had to do this (besides medical boarding), so we weren’t really sure what was involved.

We found out last weekend during our travels that in order to board him, he’d need to come in and get updated shots.  We immediately made an appointment for today to get him in as quick as possible.

Thank god we have a great vet.  It turns out that due to Gusman’s illness, he should not get vaccines since they could potentially trigger another outbreak.   So, medical boarding it is for boy for the weekend.

It’s kind of a bummer that he won’t get to play with new fur friends, but they LOVE Gus in medical boarding, and we know they’ll take special care of our boy :).

After the vet visit, Zach and I had a special trip to make.

Bride and Groom Gifts


We stopped at Nordstom this afternoon to pick out wedding day-of gifts for each other 🙂

It was fun!  We first set out on our own to find a couple things we really liked.  Then met back up and discussed options with the other person.  Once we chatted about our front runners, we once again separated to pick out the final winner for each other.  We want to leave some surprise for the big day 🙂

We ran and got a redbox after our little shopping field trip then headed home for a few more cinderella duties

  • vacuum
  • laundry
  • getting rid of boxes
  • unloading our new favorite items:

Our new wedding everyday china!

It’s beautiful and I could not be more excited about it.  Zach and I spent some time this afternoon boxing up and washing our new dishes, but even that couldn’t contain my excitement about the new goods.


Out new set includes:

  • large plates
  • medium plates
  • deep bowls
  • coffee cups

I love the white and pristine look of the set and could not wait to start photographing all my grub on it!

And what else but our favorite homemade dinner for the new sets premier use:


Homemade pizza!

Tonight’s pizza included:

  • one golden beat, steamed
  • fresh cherry tomatoes from the garden
  • fresh garden basil
  • 2 garden peppers
  • Mozzarella and parmesan cheese

I was starving because since my PB bagel, today’s eats have been pretty embarrassing.


Trail mix with extra chocolate and a few skittles thrown in, then little cherry sours from the vet (hello, I only got 4 for 25 cents.  CHEAP).

At least I also grabbed a kombucha to help reset the digestive tract after a weekend of drinks and not-so-healthy grub at times.


Needless to say, the pizza hit the spot and Zach and I enjoyed our first meal on the new wedding china!

Baking Bug

A day of relaxing and once again having access to my kitchen left me itching with the baking bug.


Stock picture, real pictures to come with recipe!

Small batch of chocolate cookies to the rescue 🙂

These are much more like your mother’s cookies than my standard, but you know I still healthified them 🙂  I’ll be back tomorrow with the recipe!

Other posts on deck for this week before the craziness:

  1. Final recap of New York, includingi my favorite spots, working out on vacation, and highlights
  2. Review of GONE GIRL (yup, finished it)
  3. FInal wedding thoughts

Enjoy the last bit of your labor day everyone!

Question of the night:  What was the highlight of your Labor Day?

Bride and Groom gifts for me 🙂  And pizza, OF COURSE!

6 thoughts on “Bride and Groom Gifts and How I Spent My Labor Day

  1. That’s so exciting that the wedding is so close!!!! Awwa.. poor Gus!! If you ever need someone to watch him over a weekend or something again, let me know!! I’m sure he’d love Boyd & Pippa, and what’s one more!!! Seriously! 4/25 cents is really cheap!! What’s up with that??? Curious to read what you thought of Gone Girl. I haven’t picked that one up yet.

  2. Sounds like a great day (with the exception of poor Gus). I had a cat that hated going to the vet so much that he would get so upset, hissing and growling that the doc had to put him under just to examine the old guy. It would traumatize me as well!
    Such pretty china! You must be getting so excited for the wedding! It goes by fast, don’t get caught up in everything being perfect, enjoy every second!

    • Our cat does NOT do so well at the vet. When I went to Europe a few years ago for two weeks, she went into a depression and stopped grooming herself. Unfortunately, she’s long haired and her hair was a MESS when I got back. I had to take her to the vet to get groomed, and they had to COMPLETELY sedate her for them to be able to work with her. . .

  3. That pizza looks mighty tasty on that new white china! Sounds like a great weekend, too. I am looking forward to reading your review of Gone Girl because I’ve heard of it but haven’t read it.

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