A Delightful Weekend

Monday, March 1, 2010

I hope everyone is having a wonderful first day of March! The husband and I had a relaxing weekend (well, he studied for most of it so maybe it wasn't so relaxing for him...) Saturday I did a little around the house and I got in a three mile run (which to me practically feels like a marathon). Yesterday was Purim (actually started Saturday night) so to celebrate I made Hamentashen cookies. The story of Purim is told in the book of Esther and I think Hamentashens are supposed to look like Haman's hat.

(I found the super cute green tray at Target this weekend. It only cost $2.50! Now I just need to find something to do with it...)

I used a recipe from a cookbook the husband bought me called Jewish Cooking Boot Camp: The Modern Girl’s Guide to Cooking like a Jewish Grandmother. It’s so much fun...and organized by holiday! I love it!

With Purim just behind us and all the Easter stuff out in stores I have been thinking that Passover is practically around the corner (which I cannot believe). Last year Nicholas and I hosted a seder for 18 people! It was crazy, but so much fun! Unfortunately, I completely forgot to take any pictures. (I’m actually pretty irritated with myself about it because I put so much time and energy into decorating and preparing for the seder!) Since I don't have any pictures I thought I'd share an inspiration board for last year's seder.
This year, with the husband taking the USMLE just a few days after Passover ends, we will be attending a seder rather than hosting one. I really love being the hostess, but it would just be too much to have it here days before he takes the exam!

I also did a little online shopping this weekend. I’ve been shopping like it’s my job lately (quite unfortunate that it's not)...but I totally blame all my shopping on the lingering winter weather! I just couldn’t resist these two fabulous buys!

Kate Spade Stevie Bag (from the sample sale last weekend)

Lilly Pulitzer Sherman Tunic in Turquoise Sea Urchin...60% off at Under the Palm Tree (a Lilly Pulitzer via store)!

BTW...I really appreciate all the support/advice on my weight struggles and indecisiveness about the CPA exam! Follow-up post coming soon...


  1. That Hamentashen cookie looks amazing and you can never go wrong with Kate Spade! ;) xoe

  2. The Hamentashen look yummy! I love that cookbook! Great finds with the online shopping. Hope everything is going well! I can't believe Nick takes the STEP so soon! I know how stressed out Brett already is. We have to get away together the four of us when this is all over!

  3. I almost bought that dress! I might go back and do it - I'm kicking myself at how darn cute it is!!!! Hope you're having a great night :)

  4. Oh those cookies look so divine! My girlfriend makes them too and I can hardly resist devouring them!

    BTW beautiful purchases! I bought a bag too, can't wait to get it in! I have the Sherman tunic dress in two colors - trust me you are going to LOVE it! I love the colors in yours :) you will look like a million!

  5. Those cookies look great and I love what you bought!

  6. I am so excited you found my blog :) I am a new follower of your blog! It is so cute! Thank goodness 2nd year is almost over! Is your hubby taking Step 1 this Spring or this Summer? Mr. B is taking it this summer =/ I cannot wait to get to "know" you better! I hope you have a blessed week!

  7. Wow love that Kate Spade and those cookies look so yummy! Looks like the perfect weekend!

  8. Love this post, and your blog! I just found you through married to a med student blog, I'm starting medical school in the fall and am so nervous, but am soaking up as many tips as I can from all the med school wives in the blogosphere.....

  9. Tag! You're it :) I've left you something on my blog...

  10. 3 miles is great! I'm jealous it was nice enough for you to run outdoors. Hope you enjoyed it!

  11. The winter weather really makes it tempting to find beautiful things to buy! Great items--love quilted bags and the great Tunic.

  12. I can't believe that tray was less than 3 dollars! very cute. I also took advantage of that kate spade sample sale and got a cute gold purse!



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