Monday, January 23, 2012


i had an extended weekend this weekend, but not for good reason. i left work at lunch on thursday due to a killer headache, and it has been reoccurring off and on since. i had a junior league event on thursday night, which i ended up skipping unfortunately. i even took friday off to rest and relax - my head hurt so badly. (i think it has to do with my vision, but i'm not really sure.) luckily on saturday, i felt up to volunteering for junior league, and i'm glad i did.

basically, i spent the day making kid sushi (gummy worms or swedish fish + rice krispie treats + fruit rollups) with a bunch of kids at grail family services. the junior league hosted an "around the world" arts and crafts-type event. i didn't get any pictures, but thankfully i did find a perfect tutorial on mommyknows if you'd like to check it out. and, i found some great pictures on her site as well...

[pictures from mommyknows]
it is such a creative activity for kids!

saturday night, nicholas took me out for drinks before dinner. after watching so many episodes of mad men, i wanted something a little stronger than wine, haha! we finally ventured over to single barrel in downtown san jose. after courtney blogged about it awhile back, i've been wanting to go. it was perfect. we had a few cocktails - that the bartender chose for us based on us answering a few questions about out taste and preferences...

mine: well, i like dirty martinis, gin and tonic, vodka, not too sweet, something mad men-esque, smooth
his: whiskey. - hah!

the inside of this speakeasy type bar is very dark and quite and not too busy. although there is usually a line outside, they keep the crowd sparse inside for the ambiance. i drank a pegu club cocktail and a basil gimlet - both were delicious. i definitely want to go back sometime soon!

sunday was a big fat failure. i failed at this DIY (the seams ripped when i tried to stuff my pillow in) and nick watched the 49ers fail. i tried a new recipe that turned out to be just nasty. and, my headache came back. (it wasn't from the cocktails - i swear!) oh well. saturday more than made up for it!

hope everyone has a great week!


Jenna said...

This kids sushi is so awesome! I kind of want to make some for myself :)

Sorry about the headache - that is a big bummer - but glad you were able to get out and have some fun on Saturday!


Courtney said...

How fun is that sushi?! It looks perfect for kids. You glad to hear you are enjoying JL and that you went to Singlebarrel! Sounds like you had a nice time, I really like it there!

Michelle {lovely little things} said...

I love the candy sushi idea - so clever (and delicious)

Carol {Everyday Delights} said...

What a clever idea!

Camilla Leila said...

your weekend sounds like it was kind of incredible. ps. come visit my blog again. you're a winner!

Liesl said...

I am loving the candy FUN is that!!! Hope you are having a lovely start to the week, Lacey!

Liesl :)