Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Ode to the March Weekends

My last few weekends have been a mirage of food, family, friends and bevvies. All of the goodness that makes for great posts. However, time slips away and it's hard to always orchestrate "weekend recaps" as I battle insomnia on Sunday nights. Regardless, a few of these images below will be expanded on later (and some won't) -but for now, here's a sliver of the weekend beauty I've enjoyed lately through the lens of my camera:

{^Hanging out with my Mom, who I have gotten in the habit of snapping at after she's gotten in the habit of doing the 'stoic smile' rather than the toothy one! Smmmile woman! }
 {^Happy Hour meal and drinks at Departure in Portland- a wicked Saturday with the boy and our friends which you'll definitely hear more of later. }

{^I don't think I'll ever get over my Bart Cart, I apologize in advance for likely always showcasing it. }

{^A shot I took of the Warming Hut mid-slope at Ski Bowl a couple weekends ago. This cabin is where you can pop in for hot food and warm drinks- just be sure to park your gear outside. Immediately after, back on the slopes you go! Skiing is a beloved hobby of mine... the views along the way are just the cherry on top. }

{^Trying out my new Lauren Conrad maxi skirt on a warm Spring day. The skirt was a gift from D, etc.! }

{^Checking out First Thursday art at the beginning of the month with my friend Miranda. She actually enjoys taking in the multifarious displays- and I love her for that! }

{^My Cousin's wife turned 30 and he threw a beautiful surprise party for her with wine tastings, cheese, salami, music... and a lovely "happy birthday to you" rendition. At which point, he proceeded to trip and drop the entire gourmet cake on the ground. Ooo buddy, so close to making it a perfect night!}
{^eating the orgasmic Lovejoy Deluxe at Lovejoy Bakers on a brunch date with pals: Fried egg, Bleu d’Aubergne, bacon, butter, tarragon and frisée. I don't know what all of that means- but you caught "bacon" and "butter", right?}
Middle of the week! 3 cheers for that!



cecylia.com said...

ooh I love your bar tray! And the photo of you and your mom is so sweet!

Kate Sparkles said...

wow you look like your Mom.. My grandpa used to do that same smile in photos too and it drove me crazy!

The snowy picture looks just lovely! I've only seen snow twice in my life so I'm always enchanted by it!

erika sorocco said...

You and me both, Caitlin; that Bar Cart is a true work of art. I seriously want one! :)

Charlotte said...

gorgeous pics, looks like you've had some good weekends lately! I'm a 'stoic' smiler.. people are forever telling me off for it!

Sara said...

I was SO EXCITED when you commented on my blog-I feel mine is nothing compared to yours!! I enjoy all your posts and wanted to tell you to keep it up. I only hope mine is half as great as yours someday!

Lindsey @ The Hill House said...

Looks like you've had some busy and fun weekends! Can't wait to hear more about them. Is that edamame I spy on your plate? I was just introduced to it over St. Patrick's Day weekend and now I'm hooked; I love it! That view from your ski trip is gorgeous! And how nice that they have a little warm up spot if you need it...I would definitely spend the majority of my time in there! I don't do cold very well. :) Your mom is a pretty lady; you favor her a lot. I wonder if it's a "mom" thing to do the stoic smile? My mom does the exact same thing and it drives me batty!

AVY said...

Aw, so cute.

/ Avy

Slamdunk said...

Glad you had some quality family time, and that insomnia allows us bloggers to enjoy your presence visiting late Sunday/early Monday hahaha.

The ski hut shot is great--looks very inviting.

Unknown said...

Wow you and your mum look soo similar! Unreal!
Great you had some quality time with your family! Sounds like you had a really lovely time!

The Urban Umbrella


Bravoe Runway said...

If I could do anything as fab like that DIY bar cart trust me it'd be in many posts as well. So glad you enjoyed the weekend with Mom and that birthday cake looks yummmmmy!

Jax said...

Girl, this post is making me all sorts of hungry! Sounds like you're always a busy woman. Love it! Such a dork, but I really love the stand that the cake is sitting on. I sort of want to go looking for one similar now. lol

naghmeh said...

such a great, fun post! I love that lauren conrad skirt and I want to see more of it!! outfit post please! and there's nothing wrong with showcasing your bar cart you should totally be proud of it :)

Tina said...

YAY!!! IM BACK!!! I MISSED COMMENTING!! :) cos you know iPhone blogging SUCKS!! first of all, LOVED your mirror diy! and the rhino??? omg i want him so bad!!! you & i both have a thing for ceramic animals my friend. and um, commenting on the post before that.. i am so happy to know that once upon a moon you once were in my state at the shore! lol cuh-razy! i fucking HATE seaside (but thats cos im from jersey lol) but i have gone there before and though it once was nice, now its crap lol next time you come, meet me at wildwood! (the beach is free!! Yuuuup!)

okay! now onto this post. i love it :) i dont remember for some reason EVER seeing your mom! but she's gorgeous and so pretty and obviously has amazing taste in fashion cos i love her shirt! lol and so do you cos i love the skirt! heeeeeeyyyy!! i wanna send you a gift!! lol we may need to exchange addresses so i can send one your way. i forget where i was but i saw something that made me think of you and I wanted to send it to you but then im like "HOW would i do that???" anyway, i cant get enough of your little bar cart too. mostly b/c i live vicariously through you and that cart - dreaming of one day having my own place again and my own bar cart lol ::sigh:: and omg your poor cousin! thats the way to ring in 30, drop her cake!! lol awww. okay... longest comment ever! lol

Tina said...

wow but that really was the longest comment ever lol

Style-Delights said...

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Hanz, Fashionista Era Design said...

aww honey u hae great style and i love the outfit too!! lovely pictures! :)

happy hour 24/7 said...

i don't think i have ever seen a photo of your mom on your blog, maybe i have, but not a close-up one. hmm... who knows. i love seeing pictures of family members of bloggers. wish my mom lived close, but, it also reminded me that we are kicking it in vegas this weekend! woohoo!!! love the maxi dress on you.

| C AND C | Sarmin said...

You & mama, too freakin' cute!
I miss my mommy now. I didn't know what a bart cart was until you posting about it, but yeah I totally want one now, more so I want you to make me one, well you know work your magic on it. & I can't do maxi skirts, but I totally wanna see more photos of that outfit. Loving the lace top.


Mandy @ In the Fashion Lane said...

Your weekends look like a ton of fun...I expect no less from you! I will never get annoyed with looking at pics of your bar cart! So show it off girl!!

Daniela said...

the skirt looks great paired with that top! Congrats again on winning my giveaway !

Panty Buns said...

I love the blouse you're wearing with your pretty new rose coloured Lauren Conrad Maxi-skirt. I didn't know you were a skier. I've water-skied but never snow skied - it would probably be dangerous at my age. Your parents make a cute couple - your mom looks super cute in that pic with you - both of you have pretty hair and makeup. Belated Happy Birthday to your cousin's wife Christina! P.S.: If you weren't following the conversations between your boyfriend's doppleganger @DevonESawa and Nikita cast members @DillonCaseyand @shanewest_1 and @LyndsyMFonseca on Twitter you've missed out on some pretty hilarious chatter.

Amanda @ Life with A.Co said...

OMG that sandwich.

That is all.

Take me to Tarah said...

Hello Catlin, I hope you had a great birthday. You look like you had a great time, I'm happy for you.

Tarah and the City

drollgirl said...

love your pics!

and i am jealous of your weekends, as they sure look like they have been food, fun and excitement than mine!!!!

ff said...

Looks like you've been having sooo much fun! Revel in the beauty of that bar cart...you made it happen. :) And skiing is definitely a favorite pastime here, too.

Jaime @ laviejaime said...

What a lovely month! I love that pic of you and your mom. And the bar cart is fab and the sandwich looks selfish lol. Happy weekend!

Kara said...

Looks like some gorgeous snapshots of a wonderful bunch of weekends :) Love seeing your mom! She looks like a stunner - must be where you get it :) :)

I laughed so hard at that cake story! My husband is super clumsy and I feel like that's totally something he'd do!

I NEED that maxi. Let me borrow it? Kthx.

Sierra said...

Love your Lauren Conrad skirt - super cute!! You look beautiful!

Netty said...

I love the skirt and lace outfit.
Cool blog!

The Fashionable ESQ