Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Fourth of July Recap

Let's see now.  I donned my star spangled shoes and matching bikini...nah! haha!

Truth of the matter is the Chef worked every day except Monday the 4th which left me doing a wee bit of window shopping, organizing my closet and continuing the purge (yawn), testing the new gluten-free pizza crust at CPK (ixnay and just get the zPizza), meeting Jamie for an all-nighter dinner at The Corner (hehe), and laying out reading a book...until the crazy neighbors invited 75 of their own wingnuts over in the middle of the afternoon for a shakedown (when I left to meet Jamie one guy was racing around the backyard with a gigantic pea pod on his head).

All in all I can't complain--and even if I could complain I'd just rather not.  On Monday the Chef had his first day off in over 3 months.  Even though he pretty much slept the day away after we prepped and grilled it was so great to see him get to relax without being pulled in multiple directions.  I'm mortified to admit that despite his exhaustion he beat my a** at Boggle (hangs head).  I blame it entirely on having stayed up the night before until 5am bawling to watching E.T. and the wicked lemonade drink concoction we dreamed up in the kitchen--after the verdict this afternoon I've allowed myself to dip back in for a couple more.  Thank heaven for small mercies.


Boho barbecue
One closet organized and purged.  *pats self on back*
I'll drink to that!
Chef gets a day off to enjoy his own cooking boho style.  Yahoo!
I'll drink to that!
Naps on the couch with the world's best blanket while the cat scratches just outside the door.
I'll drink to that...with a side of Boggle in a twisted yoga pose.

Notice there are zero pictures of my face.  That is because my hair has been a wonderful, glorious fuzz mop for the past 5 days (ask Jamie--she saw it firsthand).  I'm in operation 'do as little as possible' and trying to soak up every second of it.  So far so good....

Hope you had a great 4th!  Any crazy tales?

32 comments:

Danielle (elleinadspir) said...

You guys are so dang cute! One night was too short for a visit. I need to come back. I think that cocktail and boggle are calling my name. Yep...I hear the call. I'll be right out....

this free bird said...

Come on over woman! I've got enough for two more drinks. haha! xo

annelise said...

Ooh, the cushions look great. Perfect way to enjoy a barbeque and a drink.

Lord, I've been in operation 'do as little as possible' for far too long. It's hard to know when and where to draw the line sometimes!

this free bird said...

there's a line? i don't wanna know where it is. hehe

Mo Pie, Please said...

I love your weekend - it involved lots of lemonade drink yumminess and Boggle. That's always a good time! We had a fantastic weekend in the great outdoors, it endedwith watching fireworks go off in every direction from our rooftop! I'm also in 'do as little as possible' mode when it comes to my appearance. Camping will do that to ya!

LyddieGal said...

Sounds like you had a pretty great weekend. Your closet is lookin good!!

And I just went to the chefs website and read the menu and I'm literally drooling. If I ever get my butt to CA, I'm visiting.

Chic on the Cheap

Lynzy said...

What a great relaxing weekend you had! I had a wedding, some beach time and lots of relaxation as well. Now its back to work!! Have a great week :)
xo Lynzy

RosaLovesDC said...

Such a great relaxing weekend you had. Love all the pillows. And dont't worry, my hair was also a mess, thank you DC humidity.

Josie said...

YAY for the closet organization, Carrie -- it looks great! And I love the pillows that you put on the deck; it looks like such a fabulous, serene space now.
xo Josie
www.winksmilestyle.com

taylor said...

that lemonade cocktail looks delicious! game nights are the best! glad you got to spend some downtime with the chef.

alli/hooray said...

sounds like a great weekend - and yay for Chef getting a day off!

lemonade cocktail sounds delish, we supplemented our fireworks-watching with a little greyhound concoction :)

Anonymous said...

where are those gorgeous floor pillows from? love them all!

My Heart Blogged said...

I'm glad you had a lovely 4th. I can't believe poor chef never gets times off, I'm the kind of person who works for the weekend.

Claire Kiefer said...

No way for me to tell you how much I love those boho pillows. Geez. Cute pic of the Chef. And YES to vodka & cherries. Let's be neighbors!

Courtney Erin said...

After hours of filling out legal forms, chatting with lawyer friends, etc. I will drink to just about anything and so I am hoisting a glass for this post and your boggle game and your hair and your closet cleaning and the Chef finally having a teensy bit of down time. Cheers!

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

Kara said...

You guys are so fun.. good thing I don't live in Cali or else I'd stalk you to be my best friend ha! Drinks look yummy, especially when lounging bohemian style. How awesome is the Chef in those orange sunglasses?!

Notes from Holly St. said...

sounds like the perfect weekend! i'll drink to that! :)

Rach said...

Is it weird that when my bf works and and I don't I organize my closet too? Yet somehow my closet never looks as good as yours does. I had a few drinks myself this weekend and felt like serious crap yesterday but hey, what are holidays for!

Rach said...

p.s. I love the decor of your house :)

Katie said...

I'm glad you and the Chef got to have a relaxing day with what looks like some awesome lemonade. We had a relaxing day, and now today has been anything but. Time for another holiday! (I can dream...)

Nikki said...

Oh I know that was you in your stars and stripes bikini running around the backyard!

what is this super secret lemonade recipe. It included ketel one? I must know!

moonstruck-expose said...

AHhh, looks amazing- ADORE all of your photos-- but most of all I LOVE that you guys whipped out friggin BOGGLE... bahahhahaha, my kinda people!!!! We played "Apples to Apples"- have you ever played? (best game ever) if you haven't-- you must get it asap- it's hilarious! hope you're well, gorgeous!

moonstruck exposé

x. juliana

Dancing Branflake said...

Yay for a day off! Looks like you guys feasted like Kings and I love that!

Torrie said...

Thank God for drinks that do the trick just when we need them to, right? (especially when there's extra to carry us through Tuesday)

Tara @ Haute Lunch said...

Looks like a great weekend! If you need any help purging more of your closet, I can come take some of your clothes! ;)

Jamie said...

I had so much fun having an all nighter! Thank you guys so much for having me! Please thank Le Chef for his amazing hospitality!
xo

http://www.glamlatte.com

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

Haha I think you said I'll drink to that like four times. I like your style ;)

Sounds like a good time!

Kristin W said...

I am ridiculously jealous of your closet. I need to pay someone to come do that to mine (although it'll take two days max for half of it to end up on the floor again). And I'm obsessed with your living room coffee table!

PriscilaPetersDecor said...

Like your style... I'll drink to that.

allergic to vanilla said...

I heart those pillows something fierce...(wait do people really still say that...hhaaaha!)

xo Carlina

Mary Lane said...

I know this is going to sound like an exaggeration, but I have NEVER lost at Boggle. My family used to play once a month and I always won. I remain undefeated!

http://www.stylish3.com/marylane

Jessica said...

Well, lady friend, I must say that I'll also drink to all of this. And another drink while packing up my apartment. Wish me luck that I stay sober enough to get through it all! (And here's hoping for a Boggle break too!)

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