I woke up at 1 pm (yes, even CL was shocked and said something because i never sleep that late). Usually I am up for hours by myself before that boy wakes up!
After shoving my face with honey nut cheerios and strawberries, straightening my hair and changing 3 times I left to hang out with my blogger bff Jess at Stylish Stealthy and Healthy. btw. her blog is amazing and she is hilarious so if you haven't checked it out, it is one of my all time favs.
Did you ever have a pen pal as a little kid and wonder what they were like in person?
I have always heard of people meeting up for "blogger dates" like Katie and Sara but never took the plunge myself. Idk... maybe it's because I have watched the movie Craigslist Killer on Lifetime a time or two, or maybe because I didn't want people to think I don't have any real friends... let's be honest. 90% of the people I talk to on Twitter are my blogger friends and you guys are what keeps me sane halfway through my work day!
Thankfully she didn't turn out to be socially awkward or the next Blogger Killer. Meeting Jess was actually a way too short visit of 2 hours and like meeting up with one of those best friends you haven't seen in awhile, but pick up exactly where you left off.
The second I saw her in H&M we couldn't stop talking, joking and laughing and I can honestly say I have made a new best friend (in person) haha
After trying on one too many dresses in the hot dressing room of H&M we were off to grab some frozen yogurt. This poor girl had never experienced frozen yogurt walls where you can mix and match your flavors and add all the toppings your little heart desires. She obviously needs to pack her bags and move!
|Cake Batter, PB and Raspberry Tart for me and Cake Batter and PB for Jess!|
It felt so good to have someone who also carried around their cameras everywhere they go and who didn't give me the crazy eye as I took a picture of my food!
Of course it was also nice to experience someone who enjoyed parking lot photo shoots as much as me. Isn't she gorgeous! And we were the same height... don't believe her when she says she is freakishly tall (that means I would be too). All in all, her and I plan on making this a monthly meet up. She is only 2 hours away and I would gladly drive an hour to hang out with her in a second!
After she left I was off to the store to pick up grilling essentials. I was in the mood to grill. You can never go wrong with grilling. No clean up? No dishes? Count. Me. In.
Steak Kabobs with Caribbean Jerk marinade
If you have never made kabobs before it is important to soak your bamboo sticks in water before assembling them! That way they don't burn!
I used steak, button mushrooms, green peppers, and precooked potatoes. I places them all (minus the green peppers) in the marinade - different bowls for steak and veggies for 45 minutes while I lit the grill.
Yes! I lit the grill all by myself. CL was at work until later so this girl lit the gas grill all by herself. And I only managed to burn a few arm hairs off lol I joke...
CL kept saying. "Honey, this marinade is so good. No seriously, I love these things!" I used store bought because I was exhausted from shoving mounds of frozen yogurt into my mouth earlier but here is a recipe you should try out!
1 ts Steak sauce
4 ts Fresh lime juice
3 ts Allspice
2 tb Green Onions; chopped
1/2 ts Cinnamon
1 tb Honey
3 Jalapeno chiles; stems and seeds
1/2 ts Nutmeg
2 tb Water
1/4 ts Salt
Blend all ingredients together in a blender and pour over your veggies/protein before grilling for at least a half hour!
What did you guys do this weekend? Have you ever met up with a Blogger bff?