Friday, February 25, 2011

TGIF for reals


You may be saying to yourself, "what is that woman doing with wings and beer on her blog?"  The Chef's birthday is coming up next week and this is what he asked for.  Actually he also asked for Domino's pizza and several other crazy food items reminding me of more reasons I appreciate this person.  He's super talented at fancy shmancy food, but by no means a food snob - meaning Del Taco remains in our top five places at 2am.  Can you say addicted?  

Hopefully by the time Monday rolls around I will have pulled it off thanks to a handy list or 12.  In the meantime I hope you have a grand weekend.  I've got piles of work to get after in the kitchen so I'm cutting out and almost didn't post today, but due to the red alerts thought I'd let you know I'm still breathing - although I did come close to meeting my waterloo at Whole Foods this afternoon when the Brinks trunk almost ran me over.  All I could think of was all the shoes that would be purchased with the settlement, should I make it out alive from beneath the wheels.  

Priorities people, priorities.

I'm so glad this week is over.

Wait!  Bright side, bright side!! I'm on Pinterest!! I'm gonna sit down and pin my brains out later this weekend - WOO HOO!!

Oh!  And a special thank you to Katie for nominating me for the FBFF Blogger Awards over at Modly Chic in the "Real Deal (authenticity) category.  I'm a what you see is what you get kind of person, so it really made my day to be nominated especially in that category.  Mad hugs Katie!!

54 comments:

Venus In Virgo said...

Loved reading your post, sounds great you can pull it off. XOXO

this free bird said...

Thanks girl! I appreciate the vote of confidence - it was a very tough week for me so I'm looking forward to some fun food tasks:)

Have a great weekend!

xo,
Carrie

Caroline said...

Ha that is too great!!! Food snobbery is a real thing but I find it is all about simple food and food that makes people happy. Love your posts!! XO!

Closet Fashionista said...

Mmm.....that sounds like quite a tasty menu!! :D
Happy Early Birthday to the Chef! :D
Have an awesome weekend! :D
http://www.closet-fashionista.com/

Claire Kiefer said...

I was wondering about that email . . . never heard of it and gotta admit that at first I thought it was spam! Glad you're alive and well. I've been buried today too (quarter grades were due an hour ago) but now I have emerged. Without enough energy to write a blog of my own, though! Ehhhhh . . . there's always tomorrow. ;)

p.s. happy bday Chef!

Bella @Bellgetsreal said...

If you find a great wing recipe let me know they are my hubbies favs. So what is this pininterest? Looks fun but I don't know if the fam could stand one more thing I do via internet.

Margaret said...

Haaa our men are exactly alike- my husband is this culinary master and I can barely boil waiter.
Also, this is super duper pathetic but I would be thinking the same thing if I almost got run over- "settlement=clothes!"
I haven't been on your blog in a while, so it was really nice to read some archives- loooove your writing, as usual : )

devorelebeaumonstre. said...

I'm having a giveaway on my blog for a $50 giftcard to PTAK apparel if you'd like to check it out. :) x
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drollgirl said...

i like your settlement idea. lol. kind of. i am always thinking of ways to ESCAPE THE GRIND. sigh. chicken wings and beer might be a suitable distraction while i ponder what risks i am really willing to take to avoid the full-time job. sigh.

have a fab weekend!

Ren- Lady Of The Arts said...

have a fun weekend!

Katie said...

While the shoes would have been fab, I'm glad the Brinks truck didn't run you over. Enjoy the Chef's bday! And figure out Pinterest! And explain it to me lol.

I'm gonna go stare at my Foley + Corinna bag some more. GORGEOUS.

this free bird said...

katie you hooker. i mean my best friend - enjoy that bag. hooker.

this free bird said...

for the record i love katie and this is an ongoing thing so you don't think i'm calling her a for reals hooker! xo

Liv said...

Why on earth would I ever question chicken wings and beer? God, I loves me some chicken wings. Junk food is the great unifier... the boyfriend and I share some of our happiest moments with nachos... and eachother... nachos plus us... together. Yeah.

Congrats on the FBFF nom! I *just* joined, haven't done my first post yet!

PursuitOfLLT said...

i always think about if i won a huge amount of money via lottery or lawsuit. the things i would buy...

have a fabulous weekend, carrie!

and beer and wings are a huge guilty pleasure of mine!

JessRaquel said...

Yum wings and beer, make some for me too!

Annie said...

i LOVE wings!!

have a great weekend carrie!

style'n said...

Hello stranger! Congrats on the nomination..I need to head over there and see what it's all about. I agree-your blog is one of a kind indeed. Love it and have a great weekend Carrie.

Carrie said...

oohh, that looks so appetizing! :D

Carrie
http://readmylifeascarrie.blogspot.com/

Kristin said...

There's no shame in beer and wings! That as our meal of choice last Friday!

L said...

haha that looks deeeelicious.

annelise said...

Happy birthday to the Chef for next week! Nothing better than some so-bad-it's-good food.

Pinterest can be fun, there are so many beautiful images out there. I shall follow next time I'm on.

Enjoy your weekend!

Stacey said...

I saw the nomination over at Katie and you're very deserving of it. Your blog and writing style reek of authenticity:-). I love how The Chef is laid back- it should make for a stress free b'day celebration. Enjoy your weekend Carrie! XX

Keira L. said...

Tell me that's a Blue Moon back there behind those wings... {my little heart flutters}. I'm on Pinterest, too! Just need to actually, uh, use it.

Collette Osuna said...

You can do it woman...I hope you are having a margarita right now for me!!! Its all about the shoes isnt it? lol...Congrats on the nominations today...I saw your cute name in quite a few places dollie!!!

My Heart Blogged said...

You totally deserve that nomination. You are so upfront, and honest about who you are.
My Heart Blogged

Courtney Erin said...

I'm sure you'll pull the whole thing off with your usual gusto - in the meantime, watch out for those Brinks trucks lady!

xoxo ~ Courtney
http://sartorialsidelines.blogspot.com

Jamie said...

Have a great weekend Carrie! I am fully intending to to do the same. Out of this crap rain and of to sunny AZ...

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TheChambrayCountess said...

You can totally pull it off and it will be a great weekend! (proved you steer clear of Brinks vehicles!) Have a great time!

Laura said...

Sounds like you've got his big day under control :) beer and wings actually sounds good, lol. too bad the baby won't be happy after that combo. guess i'll wait ;) .... I'm also glad you didn't get run over by the Brinks truck, but i am bummed they didn't "bump" you or something with it.. so you could ultimately get some PAYMENT from that. lol

have a fab weekend!!
xoxoxo

LyddieGal said...

Buffalo wings. Drooling.
Hope the Chef has an awesome birthday and the two of you have a great weekend!

Chic on the Cheap

Lisa said...

wings and beer make every bad week good - i had them at the beginning of this week to preempt the rest of it ;)

Bonnie said...

How could you not pull this off?
You're a fucking superstar.

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Twitter: @GlamKitten88

Peetzi Jen said...

I love a girl who has her priorities straight...shoes, chicken wings and Del Taco at 2am. Makes my heart sing!

Happy birthday Chef!

Josie said...

Good luck getting everything ready for your fabulous boyfriend's birthday, love! I know you'll pull off something spectacular. Loveeeeeee you!
xo Josie
http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

this free bird said...

Josie la-la!! I'm taking a break from marinating ribs...yes ribs. I think I'm on course 75. Jesus take the wheel...I'll post some of the goodies on here next week. I swear I made some off the hook brownies that have captured my heart!!

Hope you're having a great weekend and thx again for everything!!

xo,
C

PhotoPuddle said...

Aw, that actually sounds rather yummy. I'm sure you'll do a fantastic job.
And have fun pinning on Pinterest! I love that site!

Stephanie Leigh. said...

mmm! love your blog, added :)
xx
http://www.br0keandshameless.blogspot.com

Katie said...

Those wings looks so yummy!

pinkbeautybliss.com

Rachel from Love a la Mode said...

Mmm wings. A man after my own heart. I seriously could eat a 100 pack of those things during college football season. Yeah my boyfriend definitely didn't realize his girlfriend had the stomach of a linebacker til recently... And congrats on the nom, so exciting!
Bisous,
Rachel
http://lovealamode.wordpress.com

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Hello darling and yum. I still haven't tried del Taco though my husband liked it when he lived in LA. I had so much Mexican food the past week, it was awesome!

I got back Thursday but was running around like a mad lady around NYC (my only free day).
Have a lovely weekend and glad to be back checking blogs!

ruthy ann said...

men are so funny. andy is an amazing cook...but he loves him so taco bell. :)

Missy said...

yummy!

Missy
Blending Style, Celebs and Fashion
http://thefashionfusion.blogspot.com

Steffy's Pro's and Con's said...

Carrie, thanks for commenting on my blog! you should definitely shop at forever 21 its so cheap and adorable! it is basically like thrifting non-used clothing the prices are so low! i love your blog!

<3 steffy
steffysprosandcons.blogspot.com

..R May A.. said...

gorgeous :)
thanks for sharing!! x

Jess said...

Hope you were able to get everything done this weekend! I've been super lazy. Been trying to get myself to the gym since the second I woke up this morning, but guess what? It's just about 5:30 and I'm about to get comfy on the couch for the red carpet on E. Haha - what a waste of a day!

Lori said...

I loved sitting here playing catch up ~ totally laugh snorted about your vest ~ you make me smile ~ you crazy Canuk! xo

Vegas Fashion Stylist said...

nothing is better than spicy chicken fingers with beer, no need to apologize

Diana Mieczan said...

Hope everything worked out and this photo is making me so hungry! Happy Sunday, sweetie pie
Hugs and kisses

Fit With Flash said...

I keep hearin' about this Pinterest deal... so what do you DO with it?

Kendall said...

Mmmm...I love me some wings.

Jammer said...

Wings and Beer? Ummm...hells yeah! Great choices by the Chef and happy birthday to him!!

Daisy said...

chef keeps it real. love that. I'm not above fast food or the occasional chain, either. heck yes.

Valerie said...

I love that the chef isn't a food snob. And can I just say that those wings look unreal. I want some. I hope the cooking's going well and you had a great weekend!

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