A Flurry of a Weekend!

February 28, 2011 · 18 comments

..that’s exactly what I had. Do you ever feel like you need an extra day after the weekend to detox and catch up on sleep? That’s what this girl needs.

And pictures like these from my mom’s phone flooding my inbox don’t help when I’m feeling like I could use a nice relaxing day in the sunshine.

key largo, montego, baaby, why don't we go..

Teleport me, Mom. I need a Spring Break!

arrival in key west

If you feel like you recognize this beautiful hotel,  it’s because that’s where I spent my 21st birthday!

little baby 21 year olds in Key West!

This weekend held lots of fun friend-filled activities. And I loved every minute of it.

I hustled home from work for a long run with Jamie. Our runs are usually nice, distracting, uneventful ones, but this 9.5 miler left us looking a little like this.

(source)

We did a long loop around our ‘hood, and apparently were unaware of the serious wind we’d face on our way back. We even passed some girls walking the opposite way telling us “uh, good luck.”

Don’t you worry. Some Jersey reminiscing and old school playlist singing got us through the serious windstream. We may have sung this song around mile 7. Thank you, S Club 7.

After working up a big appetite, we hit a local bar, Swell, for some dinna and drinks. We also may have split some crab nachos and tuna bites. Who’s jealous?

hungry hungry Jersey girls

Post-Swell, I met up with some friends for some 80′s band dancing with The Deloreans. This was my third time seeing them, and they never disappoint. I even got passed the mic for some Journey and some “Hey Mickey!” I’d include pictures, but you know the situation with my camera.

GOOD THING MY COUSIN KRISTIE IS MAILING ME HER OLD ONE. Wooohoo! My payment for her camera? A cute phillies beer glass. She’s so smart. ;)

sake... bombs! with Laura

The rest of my weekend was filled with some more dancing, sushi, sake bombs, a bath for Chloe, and not enough relaxation.

"water? bath? swimming? can I get in now? please?!"

I did pull myself together enough to add a nice recipe to my repertoire. Enter, the burrito a la Lyssa (it has a nice ring to it, no?).

burrito me, please.

I set out to make a ‘dilla with the new wraps I found at Food Lion. Once I gathered all my goodies from the pantry, I realized I had some nice makings for a burrito. Wooohoo!

low-carb, low-fat wrap find at Food Lion. fist pump!

Into the skillet went:

  • 1 can of chicken (in water, Food Lion brand)
  • 1 egg white, scrambled
  • 1 slice smoked turkey breast, chopped
  • a sprinkling of Kraft fat-free mozzarella cheese
  • about 1/3 cup Hoppin’ John blackeyed peas, tomatoes, onions, and jalapeño mix

the perfect mix of beans, tomatoes, garlic, and onion

mix 'er up

Heat up the wrap for 30 seconds in the microwave after sprinkling some water on it with your fingers to retain moisture. This makes the wrap easy to fold.

ranch and salsa dipping sauce. perfect.

It was a perfect way to WRAP up the weekend! ;)

EDITED TO ADD: Check out hilarious Ashley in her response post to the Blogger Award I passed onto her. She cracks me up!

Coming soon: A bLyss GIVEAWAY! Any guesses as to what it might be?


And what’s the latest successful recipe you’ve thrown together on a whim?

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{ 17 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Lauren February 28, 2011 at 6:24 pm

I love the new blog! Very fun and cheery!

Sounds like a busy and fun weekend. I love me a good saki bomb!

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2 This Italian Family February 28, 2011 at 7:07 pm

Looks like such a great weekend! :)

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3 Freckled Foodie February 28, 2011 at 7:15 pm

hey girl~! i’m so glad you stumbled upon my blog, because it led me to yours! :)
i can definitely relate to needing a day to recoop from a weekend! haha.
love the blog so far and can’t wait to keep up with it!

xo.

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4 Christin@purplebirdblog February 28, 2011 at 8:18 pm

I don’t drink anymore, but when I did sake bombs were the BEST!!! :D

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5 Allison @ Runs A Latte February 28, 2011 at 8:43 pm

Yeah, I feel like that almost every weekend it seems! But I can’t complain now since I am on vacation. Sounds like you had a fun weekend! Chloe is so cute!! :)

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6 alex February 28, 2011 at 9:06 pm

my pug refuses to go NEAR water. His little curl of a tail always uncurls when he sees that it is bath time….chloe is getting big!

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7 cupcake dynamite February 28, 2011 at 9:48 pm

Our run was AWESOMEEEEE..I can’t wait to get back out there for some more s club 7 sing alongs!! bahaha I forgot we sang that :)

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8 Kace February 28, 2011 at 10:46 pm

MMM that wrap looks good!

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9 oatsandspice February 28, 2011 at 11:47 pm

How did you change your font on your page? I loveee it – and I want to know how to do it :)

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10 Alyssa March 1, 2011 at 1:21 pm

Allison, go to your dashboard and look under the “Appearance” tab. Click “Typekit Fonts,” and you can go customize them from there. You can also go to http://www.typekit.com. :) Let me know if you need more help!

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11 dressed2dish February 28, 2011 at 11:47 pm

I totally feel ya on an extra day for sleep! And that burrito looks delicious!! I’ll definitely have to give that a try soon yum! I recently made some chocolate truffles on a whim…after several attempts! :)

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12 Kristina March 1, 2011 at 3:36 am

Great weekend-I want to find that can of beans tomatoes and garlic-perfection!

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13 Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes March 1, 2011 at 12:43 pm

I totally agree with you about needing an extra day to recover from the weekend. Sometimes it’s a must! Loving the blog by the way! :)

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14 Alyssa March 1, 2011 at 3:13 pm

thank you, thank you! I’m loving it too. ;)

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15 myhighonlife March 1, 2011 at 1:54 pm

Sounds about how my weekend went… I’m still super tired from it. Not enough sleep, too much fun/food/drink!
I love the new look of the blog! :)

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16 Alyssa March 1, 2011 at 3:12 pm

thanks, girl! :)

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17 fashionfitnessfoodie March 1, 2011 at 4:39 pm

Clearly love the name of the burrito :)
I still feel like that after my weekend and it’s Tuesday. That’s a problem!!

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