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3 Day Weekend

I am sure glad it is a three day weekend. I'm such a big fan of three day weekends. I love it if I can get away...last year I was in one of my favorite cities, New Orleans. This year, I've kept it pretty low key.

We've been pretty lazy...
lola sleeping
Watched a lot of these gals (Seasons 4 & 5)...

I've done some cleaning out of the refrigerator
and pantry...
full pantry
Who knew I had a hazardous material zone in my kitchen?
top pantry
Seriously...there was more in there that WOULD kill you than wouldn't!
Catalina dressing dated 2006, I'm talking about you!
bottom pantry
I got crafty...
boxes
I never get crafty.  For some reason, I decided to do some Valentine's Day crafts and
painted these paper mache' heart boxes and L-O-V-E letters.

Stay tuned to see how I use them in decorating (not because it's going to be awesome, but because I have NO idea right now!)
love
I watched lots of CNN, but on Sunday took a break from the serious stuff and tuned in for one of my favorite things...an movie award show!

I love watching the Red Carpet too.

Here is my fashion review...
best dressed 1
Some of these that I consider as "best" didn't photograph as well as they looked on tv (sadly)
best dressed 2
And where there is good, there is bad...
worst dressed 1
I know this Drew Barrymore is going to be controversial because people seem to be lovin' it, but what the heck are those hard looking things on her hip and shoulder?
worst dressed 2

Now, I HAVE to get those darn syllabi done for my classes!  Maybe I'll watch a couple of DVDs that I have at the house too.  Oh if only we could strech this long weekend a little bit longer!  School starts this week and I'm sad to see my free time at night get a little bit smaller.  Thankfully no 7 a.m. class this semester, but I'm teaching 3 classes on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday nights.  That means my DVR will be bulging at the seams by the weekends!

Comments

Abby said…
I cleaned out my freezer and pantry this weekend too! I had Catalina dressing from 2008...so you beat me!

I love the love letters. Where did you get them?

I agree with the Drew dress what was that on the side of her dress? I love Sandra Bullock..love love her. Didn't love her dress.
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Holli said…
I completely agree about Chloe Sevigny's dress...what the heck was she wearing?!

And Julia Roberts didn't even seem as if she cared to be dressed up for the show.... looked sloppy.
Amanda said…
OH MY GOODNESS! That collar is SO adorable!!! I'm am definitely going to have to get that for Fifi! Thank you for sharing! :)
Thought of you last night as I was watching the red carpet. Couldn't wait for your update. I also thought Reese Witherspoon looked really pretty. Best dressed guy....Colin of course!

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