Time Travel

26 Mar

Thank you all for your sweet comments on everything going on lately! You can’t imagine the feeling I get when I read everyone’s comments about your support and encouragement, it seriously warms my heart and gives me such a boost of positivity and confidence that is irreplaceable!

Last Thursday we had tickets to an event called Best Fest. It’s the best of everything in our town…best italian food, best mexican food, best long island ice tea, best ice cream, Β best hair salon, etc. It’s an annual event that we have went to the past 3 years and it’s totally worth the money (plus it goes towards Hospice which is a great cause!)

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There are ballots leading up to the event where you can vote like at a bank in town or in the newspaper or online so the community votes and they compile “The Best” list and then those vendors can come to the event and serve whatever they won for.

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My sister, mom, and I. I'm so darn proud of my mom!!!! She looks amazing!

My sister, mom, and I. I’m so darn proud of my mom!!!! She looks amazing!

We went hungry because we knew we’d want to try almost everything and be pretty full by the end…and we definitely were! Sample sized things sure add up and by the time you’ve visited every vendor, it hits ya like Thanksgiving dinner! πŸ˜‰

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If you’ve never heard of a place called Happy Joes, yep…it’s the best pizza in this world! Trust me!

Some of the things we had: Olive Garden salad, Panera bread soup, some Turkey and Dressing Sandwiches (have you ever had one? It’s a totally local thing here so it seems completely normal to smash bread and turkey inbetween a bun…I imagine you are looking at me a little weird right now?), tacos from a local Mexican restaurant, chocolate bunnies, mini desserts, pie, ice cream, stuffed mushrooms, boneless wings, fish, pizza…

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These stuffed mushrooms from our date night were also there!

And then there were drinks…mimosas, margaritas, long islands, wine, the new flavored Lime-arita (Strawberry flavored, like a liquid jolly rancher), a beer that tasted like coffee, and domestic draft.

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Talk about all you can eat and drink!

IMG_20130321_191930This past weekend we had a few hockey games and a girls night with a few friends. We went to a little town in Illinois that has a bunch of shops and restaurants. My friend, Amber, has an awesome breast cancer ribbon tattoo in honor of her survivors and after recently losing her Grandma to cancer, she got her dates added by her name. It was really special to be there with her!

This was last year on a girls night we had...silly me didn't take ANY pictures of the 3 of us Saturday night!

This was last year on a girls night we had…silly me didn’t take ANY pictures of the 3 of us Saturday night!

Before her appointment, we went to a restaurant called Gobbie’s. They make these pizza dough balls that are so amazing we pretty much filled up on those and salad, getting a to-go box for the rest of our meal.

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Their raspberry vinaigrette was amazing!

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A pita stuffed with chicken, lettuce, tomato, feta cheese, and italian dressing and seasoned fries. Very good!

A pita stuffed with chicken, lettuce, tomato, feta cheese, and italian dressing and seasoned fries. Very good!

After the tattoo appointment we headed back home and went to our favorite little spot called Corked. It’s a chocolate, gelato, wine place and they have little couches and tables set up to visit and relax. We split a bottle of wine and shared a lot of laughs!

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Now after all of that food talk…I’m pretty hungry! It was a great weekend and I am looking forward to a little longer Easter weekend around the corner! We are possibly going to reach 50! Bring out the shorts and flip flops!

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10 Responses to “Time Travel”

  1. Priscilla March 26, 2013 at 10:27 am #

    Reading this post makes me miss y’all so much!!! Glad yo had a wonderful weekend, can’t wait till I can join you again πŸ˜€ love ya!!

    • Mallory April 1, 2013 at 7:54 pm #

      We miss you too P!!!! You are welcome back anytime mama!!!!

  2. maureenbreakingfree March 26, 2013 at 12:35 pm #

    what a fun weekend! looks like you had a fabulous time πŸ™‚

    • Mallory April 1, 2013 at 7:53 pm #

      THanks Maureen! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  3. Jcee March 29, 2013 at 3:36 am #

    OH MY! The Best Fest looks incredible – definitely my kinda event!! Glad you did your part to find the best of everything on offer πŸ™‚

    • Mallory April 1, 2013 at 7:53 pm #

      Thanks Judith!! I love when you comment πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ I definitely ate my fair share!!! hehe

  4. jessielovestorun April 1, 2013 at 1:54 am #

    This post makes me smile. It’s so great to see you happy, and just enjoying your life. Sure you and your husband are on what seems to be a forever long journey (which I hope comes to a happy end soon), but you remain positive & just make the most out of your life. Good for you Mallory! You truly are an unbelievable and beautiful person ❀

    • Tara April 1, 2013 at 3:44 pm #

      OMG, this looks like so much fun! You look fabulous Mal and so happy! Makes me smile!

      • Mallory April 1, 2013 at 7:51 pm #

        Aww thanks Tara!!!!!! πŸ™‚ It was a lot of fun and definitely a happy memory for me!! πŸ™‚ (u make me smile!)

    • Mallory April 1, 2013 at 7:52 pm #

      Thanks Jessie!! I sure am trying to make the most of it and live in the present but it’s a daily struggle as I’m sure you know as well!! We’ll get through this πŸ™‚

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