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I’m not quite sure just how my three-day weekend has ended so quickly. Where does the time go? Quite sure you all are saying the same exact thing.

I took Friday off, as I was having a Pampered Chef party that evening and had TON to do before hand. My mom also took the day off and came over and we made a nice day of it. My sister Elle came down from CT for the party as well as to see our new apartment and I couldn’t have been more thrilled to have her as it has been over four months since we’ve seen each other.

I unfortunately did not take any photos of the food I prepared for my party, but I made WAY too much. I made a seven layer taco dip, veggie tray with dip, a beautiful fruit salad, Chocolate Cupcakes with Nutella Frosting and I tried a new punch I found on allrecipes. It was absolutely delicious…very fruity but not too sweet.

Before the party, my mom and sister ran out for some lunch and headed into Wegmans for a few last-minute items. Elle was so nice in buying this beautiful bouquet of flowers for the apartment.

Photo doesn’t really do it justice…sorry. We also took a few ‘girl’ photos pre-party as well.

My sister Elle and I

My Mom and I

The party was a great success and am very thankful to have such great family and friends willing to spend a few hours at a party and for also purchasing items. Thanks girls for coming!!! I had a blast.

Late Saturday morning my sister headed down to see our Grams at the assisted living facility and then was heading home….and I was meeting my mom for a girls early afternoon at the movies. We had both read and absolutely LOVED The Help, so once we knew it was coming out in the movies we planned on taking it in at our local theater. It was EXCELLENT!!!! Made you laugh and cry and think. Usually I am hugely disappointed with movies after having read the book, but I was pleasantly surprised.

Saturday evening Alan and I and our friends Jennifer and Michael headed over to the Sands Casino and Resort for dinner at Emeril’s latest restaurant The Italian Table. It was a really nice evening out. The general consensus of the four of us was that we would return, food was really good, nice atmosphere and wasn’t all that loud for being right on the casino floor. We had really good food and great company. It was such a nice way to end the day.

It has been such a busy weekend that today we didn’t do a whole lot of anything which is highly unusual. It rained quite a bit around here today, so did our grocery shopping this morning, however lounged about all afternoon. Very nice. I hope that you all had fun and exciting weekends and that the upcoming week goes smoothly and quickly for all.

-Jessica

photo credits: me, Elle

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