Peachy Keen

Monday, October 17, 2011

My weekends are, like I'm sure yours are, fairly precious. I like to think that I work my tush off all week to truly earn two lazy days of perfect quiet, and this week was no exception on either score.

We made our usual trip to Mountain View where I sunned myself with apple cider in one hand and book in the other (And a Bottle of Rum: The History of the New World in Ten Cocktails). We made a trip to San Francisco Brewcraft to pick up yeast for a batch of spiced apple cider we'll be serving at Thanksgiving, recipe forthcoming. We devoured tacos and the Tulsa-UAB game at our favorite sports bar/Mexican joint on Saturday night, and on Sunday morning, I woke up to a perfectly gray day and another gorgeous breakfast cooked by John.

We scrubbed each corner and shelf clean between curling up with the West Wing season 2 and every hot beverage imaginable–it was the perfect imitation of a real fall weekend, since the only thing that's changed these days in San Francisco is the time the sun sets. And after an early Indian feast, John was sound asleep before 10–he was snoring too sweetly to wake up!


Tell me darlings–what were you up to this weekend?


Image by Esther Louise Photography, Bouquet by Garden on the Square.

34 comments:

  1. Oh Lena, that sounds like perfection. You went and bought yeast for your cider? Wow, lady. Over-achieve much? Our weekend was ok...nothing to write home about. My goal for next weekend is to make mine as fabulous as yours. xo

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  2. sounds pretty fantastic! i need to stock up on cider :) this weekend we went to a friends big fat greek wedding! it was beautiful and i was honored to be apart of the bridal party. happy monday! xoxo jillian:: enter to win a custom canvas print!

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  3. I'll take that bouquet any day!! What a fab weekend!! We too did a bit of fall cleaning and tuckered ourselves out but with smiles on our faces!

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  4. Peach in the fall... What a perfectly pretty idea:)

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  5. gray days and apple cider.. it doesn't get any better than that!!

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  6. sounds lovely! PS. Peach is definitely a favorite of mine.

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  7. ooo, thanks for giving me an idea of a Christmas gift for my husband - he'd love that book (And a Bottle of Rum). Your weekend sounded amazing, as always:) We sat around a campfire all through the night Saturday (turning in at 4:30 AM!) and as a result, were lazy bums on Sunday. It was perfect.

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  8. I indulged in lots of hot cider this weekend as well - heaven!

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  9. You guys are precious!! Sounds like you had a relaxing weekend. Mine was equally relaxing though not nearly as exciting- it was full of painting and spackling!

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  10. I seriously always pretend I'm with you watching West Wing and all cozy with a hot beverage. Ha. And I am so excited for that apple cider recipe. Matt makes beer and tried cider once but it turned out funky. Interested to see what you guys do.

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  11. he made you breakfast?! I can barely get Kevin to make the coffee.

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  12. Awesome weekend, yet again! I love your two day adventures!

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  13. oh fall weekends! I love thee!

    Ours was quite similar really only we spent an embarassingly large amount of time playing our new wii game. I can't beleive I admitted that lol!

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  14. Oh that sounds fabulous. I bought cider at the grocery store, not nearly as fabulous... plus hubster shared his cold and I was too weak to fight his tv viewing of choice, old Russian movies and the Ukrainian Bachelor. Could've worked with subtitles, oh but there were none. Not one of my fave weekends...

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  15. you two are so adorable!! You having me craving apple cider now.

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  16. i love that most of your weekends are spent devouring tacos. :)

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  17. Hearing your weekend recaps make me want it to be the weekend again like now. Sounds so very lovely! And I LOVE those flowers :)

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  18. Will you plan a weekend for me? Yours always sound way better. Although I had cider, pho and nausea...then I had ice cream, that seemed to cure it ;)

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  19. Sounds like a FAB weekend! Ours was pretty low key, with a potluck last night with friends - pumpkin spice themed. Made a killer turkey pumpkin chili that was super easy. Cheers to the weekend!

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  20. Gorgeous bouquet and lovely weekend!

    Totally enjoying visiting home on the island in the Pacific Northwest right now. It's sunny and warm, yet crisp, and the leaves are starting to turn that gorgeous golden tone....

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  21. I can not wait for the cider recipe! Yum! I'm glad you had a wonderful weekend- I'll tell you the song lyrics later. Or perhaps I'll gift them to you.

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  22. Lena... your weekends always sound soo fabulous! I can't wait to hear about your apple cider, yum!!

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  23. mine was very quite... spending some time with the family and enjoying of a nice change in the weather even though it rained the whole time and it's still raining today... have a great week my dear!

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  24. Man, all you ladies sipping cider. I need to get my cider on! Hope this week goes by speedy for ya!

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  25. Oh my... This is my first time here and you have a gorgeous blog. Sounds like you had a beautiful weekend! I am so looking forward to cup of cider...

    Thanks so much for your comment today!

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  26. Lena what a dreamy weekend. Relaxing and preparing for the holidays together, so perfect!

    I have a Designer Pillows Giveaway, that I hope you will join!! (Great source as well)

    xoxo
    Karena

    Art by Karena

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  27. sounds absolutely wonderful! ours was too. fall makes for the best weekends!

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  28. I always love hearing about your weekends, they sound so fabulous! xo

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  29. Yes, what a lovely weekend. I love this time of year for everything: being outside, eating the last of the year's harvest, being not-too-hot and not-too-cold. It's indeed lovely.

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  30. 10:00 is supposed to be my bedtime this week. I'm already 16 minutes past that now, so oops! (I couldn't resist a quick visit to my faves, though :)

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  31. I love hearing about your weekends :-)

    Teehee! I also love the phrase "peachy keen"!!

    My weekends have been consisting of constant rehearsals as I am silly enough to have taken on 2 shows at once - eek!

    ~ Clare x

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  32. You are my kind of girl. Exhibit A) Drinking apple cider, B) Reading a book on cocktails, and C) I really love that bouquet up there. :)

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