Friday, April 18, 2014

Yinzer Dinnerz Club takes on the 80's

After every party I say to myself, "That was the best party yet!"
Well, after last night's Yinzer Dinnerz Club I said it and I meant it.

The Club took on the 80's.  We all racked our brains on what our Mom's would have made us for dinner (seriously if we could make TV Dinners or Happy Meals we would have), what TV shows we loved (Pee Wee's Playhouse, Falcon Crest and of course Dukes of Hazard), what cartoons we had to watch (Thundercats, Smurfs and Rainbow Brite) and what awesome toys we had. Oh and don't get us started on bad hair, awesome Care Bear t-shirts and Cabbage Patch Dolls.  Also, we discovered we all loved having the glasses that came from McDonald's, Pizza Hut, etc.  Pretty sure we all had the Smurfs, Steelers, etc.

While most of our Club didn't really get to experience the 80's (we were only little kids so no daisy dukes, big hair, hair bands or cocaine) we all have nothing but fun memories of that time in our lives.  Being awesome little kids.  

The menu included:
Sloppy Joes (what kid didn't have these in the 80's)
Shake n Bake Chicken
Iceberg Wedge Salads
Taco Dip
Spinach Dip 
Jello (looked like boobies)
Wendy's Awesome 80's Cupcakes (Wendy is Kylie's Mom and is our most amazing Club Member that never comes to a dinner...she's the best baker in the Burgh!)

The table is the best yet too! I had so much fun finding 80's memories to display. Great conversation starter!  We talked favorite 80's movies (Rocky IV and Dirty Dancing), Who Shot JR and how most boys first love was Daisy Duke.  I also thought it would be fun to have photos of us in the 80's so I printed photos and placed them on everyone's plate.  I mean if those don't make you laugh...what will.

I even made everyone Lunch Bags.  I picked items that reminded me of the 80's.  Bubble Tape, Pop Rocks, Scrunches for the girls and Twinkies.  The 80's were all about sugar.

This was a great night! Great friends! Great memories!!  Pretty soon the Yinzer Club will grow as two of our members are having babies soon...Hurray!!  

Next party: Cinco de Mayo! 

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Hint: Will's 5th Birthday Theme

Wonder what it is?

Family time = Happy time

My cousin Mike, his wife Amy and their son, Ethan came up this weekend for a visit.

We all had a great time.

It was wonderful to see them, catch up and just all be in the same place at the same time.  

Mike is in the military, always in other countries, so when he has his boots in Maryland a quick trip up to PA isn't too tricky.  The thing is...his boots are hardly in Maryland.

We had a fun cookout at my place Saturday afternoon, celebrated some of the boys upcoming birthdays, then we took a quick ride up the Incline and then stayed up till the wee early hours of Sunday talking.  Perfection. 

I love my time with them. Wish we had more of it.

Hope you had a wonderful weekend too.

Hug the ones you love :)

taking a moment to say hi!

Post birthday celebrations, life has been going simply...too fast.
April has flown by. 

I have been super busy at working at one of our main yearly events, busy at nights going places and doing things, fun times with Lucy and Will, crafting, weekends are always a monster of a to-do list and then there is trying to fit in sleeping and being healthy. 

Exhausting but Excitingly Wonderful Exhausting.

Hoping that things slow down a bit but I doubt it.  

Oh and Spring is tulips, hyacinths and daffodils are starting to bloom, my grass is ready to be cut and weeds are ready to be pulled.

Slow down? Never! 

Friday, April 11, 2014

Someone just turned 30!

Let me take a second to hit pause.
Life has been majorly chaotic but I need to hit the brakes and wish my
dear, sweet and amazing friend a very Happy 30th Birthday!!!

Our dear McHottie joined the 30 club today.  

I mean...her 20's have been pretty spectacular so I am pretty sure her 30's will be even better!

Happy Birthday Alivia's Mommy!! You're a super duper shining star!!!

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Please hold...while I get a lot of stuff done

I know, I know.
I owe you guys like a million updates.
Life has been super busy.
Planning a big work event and when I get home I just don't feel like getting on the computer.
I promise after this weekend, I will be back. 
In the meantime...enjoy the adorable photo of Prince George. I mean...could he be any cuter?!

Thursday, March 27, 2014

A Little Girl Talk from Pam101: lucky, happy and now...34.

It’s no secret I love to celebrate my birthday.  I am pretty sure this will never change.  When people make that face that says, “Why would anyone want to celebrate their birthday” my response is simple, “why not?”

I am a big believer in living life to the fullest.  Make the most out of everyday, etc, etc.  Sure, I have bad days, we all do.  But I would way 90% of the time my cup is spilling over and life is rainbows, glitter, hearts and delicious chocolate cake with white buttercream icing.   I make a choice everyday to have the best day I can have.  To smile at those around me, to say hi to random folks…to wake up on the right side of the bed.   I choose happiness and joy over sulk and blegh (put that on my tombstone).

My birthday month has been better than wonderful.  Boo flew in from Texas, I laughed, ate and drank with my amazing friends, I relaxed, I spent time with my family, I had the most wonderful birthday dinner with my BFF’s.  My yard got covered in balloons, I wore a shower cap because it was the most brilliant way of wrapping a birthday gift, I ate too much cake, I drank too much wine, I am in need of sleep, I applied new anti-aging lotion (still look 30), I got lots of hugs, I got texts and calls from people I love, Facebook wishes came in all day, I got homemade birthday cards and some of the funniest and sweetest purchased cards.   

Birthdays are the most perfect time to celebrate you. To celebrate your life, what you have done, what you have achieved, what you haven’t achieved but want to, to focus on where you have been and where you want to go, to laugh at the past, to make wishes on candles, to sit with friends and family and drink homemade wine.  

I won’t tell you what I wished for on my amazing homemade cake last night (Shout out to Kylie’s mom, Wendy, for making the most delicious cakes).  I had 3 candles and each one had its own wish.  One was for me, one was for my BFF who is having her 3rd baby and the last one involves my favorite sports team and a certain shiny silver object.   I have a feeling 34 is going to be a great year. Not just for me but for those around me.

Tonight I am having my almost last birthday celebration.  Homemade dinner with my family.  Only a few more days in March…that means only a few more celebrations to be had.   

34 is going to be great. 

Happy 34th!

Great day!
Feelin blessed!
Feelin loved!
Life is good!

Monday, March 24, 2014

In 2 days

In 2 days, I celebrate my birthday.
My 34th Birthday.
34 awesome years.
Feeling lucky.
Feeling blessed.
Feeling like the best is yet to come.

PS- I love Birthday mail.

When you can't jet off to Paris

You know how Boo and I love Paris.
I mean...we love the city of light. The city of love. The city of amazing cheese, bread and fab women smoking ciggies.
Paris. Je Adore Paris!

With Boo in town...and leaving me today...we decided to have a nice brunch at this adorable little place called Tartine.  Located about 5 minutes from my house, this charming little place has everything we love.  Great French food, adorable atmosphere, lovely staff and above all...holy crap the cutest dog.  

Love you Boo. Thanks for being here. Thanks for being you. 

I do I top this weekend of wonderfulness?

What an amazingly awesome weekend.
I am sitting here in my now empty house (well empty except for Me and Hey Girl) thinking about how I have the best friends.
I love that they all spent their weekend with me. Celebrating life, toasting my birthday, eating deliciously bad food and enjoying every moment.
The biggest joy of the weekend? Having Boo here.

It's becoming a tradition that she is here to celebrate my birthday.
What more could a girl ask for?

This week the celebration continues. Dinners with family and friends. 

So hard to be healthy with all this amazing birthday food. Oh well, there is always tomorrow.

Hurray for amazing weekends!!!
Hurray for having the most amazing girlfriends!!! 

Friday, March 21, 2014

Let the Birthday Festivities BEGIN!

Boo is coming to the Burgh!
She lands in a few hours!

Dinner in the city tonight. 

Lots of fun plans for tomorrow.

So much fun will happen this weekend!


Can't believe I am going to be 27 again!!!

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Yinzer Dinnerz Supper Club does Breakfast!

Our theme for March dinner was...Breakfast.

Blood Mary's
Hash Brown Casserole
Sausage, Gravy, Biscuit and Egg Casserole

Waffle Bar
Fruit Salad
Cream Cheese Sweetness Baked Goodness

We followed the rules of the Supper Club:  All made something delicious, lots of drinks were consumed and  lots and lots of laughter was had.  

Mr. Spice was the lone man.  Good thing he thinks we are all funny.  But poor guy needed a dude to hang out with.

This is what happens when you have a bunch of girls trying to figure out what
Beyonce is singing about in Drunk In Love.

Poor Justin. He had to listen to our nonsense.
Snuggies and Jammies!