weekend happenings: oscar edition

wooooo happy monday, everyone!

It’s -12 here in Chicago (I know I know, I’ll stop talking about the weather once it stops being so freakishly unbelievable)

Did you watch the Oscars last night? I did and I had so much fun!! I don’t even watch, usually, but for some reason this year a small group of friends and I decided to get together and make it a big deal. So a big deal it was — full of funfetti cookies, m&ms, popcorn and Stella. Speaking of that, did you know you can use funfetti cupcake mix to make cookies?! My mind was blown.


The rest of the weekend was full of delicious eats (as most weekends are). I was happy to finally have the chance to take Zain to one of my all-time favorite little sandwich shops after we spent some time getting work done on his car on Saturday. The only thing I love more than a delicious sandwich shop is a cute, quaint, historically-themed sandwich shop in a picturesque downtown suburbs setting. Just adorable. Enter, Bluffington’s, named after a British man who met his demise when a cricket ball flew thru his windshield. I mean, not the way I’d like to go but it certainly makes for a good story! They have the best tuna melt in town and it’s always a treat when I can make the drive to get one.


For as I love the city, there’s something special about being in the suburbs. Everyone’s just so friendly. At Bluffington’s it was the owner’s birthday so he had a giant birthday cake sitting there for all the customers to share. Loyal customers kept coming in and wishing him and happy birthday, stepping behind the counter to give him a hug. It was really precious and I love witnessing little moments like that between people.

You know you’ve been dating for over 3 years when walking through a candle store is a hilarious and cute date idea.


Good lord there are some weirdddd smells out there now. Do you know anyone who wants to smell popcorn in there house WHEN NO ACTUAL CONSUMABLE POPCORN IS TO BE FOUND? Idk that just seems like torture to me.


Weirdly enough, though, they captured the “Football” scent very well.

I had to work both Friday and Saturday nights so nothing fun or exciting there. Sadly I’m just not a night owl – I accepted that a long time ago and would much rather fill my days with fun activities than stay up late getting into mischief, you know? πŸ˜‰

Sunday played out like it usually does: church with my family followed by a mammoth breakfast and workout:

ImageImageThis workout murdered me! When did burpees get SO hard? I mean they’ve always been hard but DAMN.

Oh and side note I cried when Jared Leto won Best Supporting Actor, so there’s that.

ImageAn incredible actor, musician, humanitarian, and soul. I love him and am so happy he got the recognition he deserves as an artist.


Ok now it’s your turn — tell me the best part about your weekend! Did you watch the Oscars? Who was your favorite?


  1. best part of my wknd was chilling with the fam and bro, a lil salsa dancing and a cute boy date. πŸ™‚ yes watched the Oscars b/c my Jared Leto crush needed a fix, and he totally rocked everything from the outfit to the amaaaazing speech — agree with you entirely. highlight of the night!

  2. Your breakfast looks amazing & I also am now craving some funfetti cake! I’m always so confused by some of the candle scents that are out there + the fact that people actually really like them!

    1. It’s funny because I can obviously make an omelet myself but nothing beats a big, buttery, cheesy omelet from a breakfast joint πŸ™‚ it was incredible. and we stumbled upon the weirdest scents…bacon, for example haha

  3. 11 degrees?? Yikes! We have a couple inches of snow here in VA, but it’s not too terribly bitter outside. I didn’t get to watch the Oscar’s this year, which I was bummed about. Next year though! Stay warm!

  4. Loved Jared Leto’s speech! I respect him so much for using that stage to put a spotlight on AID’s/awareness. And he gave his piece of pizza to his mom. I mean, c’mon! What a guy πŸ™‚ I usually blow through the host’s monologue’s and presenters, but Ellen did a great job! I was entertained the entire time.

  5. JARED. LETO. He is one gorgeous man, my goodness. I love him and was thrilled he won as well! Natalie and I actually just watched that movie on Friday and it was AMAZING. Very happy for him and Matthew Mcconaughey for the wins for that film! I loved the show last night- Ellen just kills me, I love her!

    1. Haha as you saw from twitter i STILL Haven’t seen it (I’ve tried twice but fell asleep both times……) but I’m determined to see it cuz i just love him so much. I bet I know what your favorite part was — PIZZA πŸ™‚

  6. Don’t even get me started on the weird date ideas…You’ve never seen two people have so much fun antiquing. we’re like an old married couple, except 24 and not married lol

    Ummmm how do I get an invite to your oscar party next year? You had me at funfetii!

  7. Jared Leto…is such a boss. What a perfect human being. I actually watched the Oscars too, and normally never watch award shows! Football candle…..what…all I think of is sweat and grass?

  8. Um…….that breakfast. It’s 9.43 pm right now and I kind of want to faceplant it right now.

    This is so random but Yankee Candle was one of my favourite stores when I visited the US. I may have wanted to eat the cupcake vanilla one. I am going to watch the Oscars this weekend…even though I know the results already. Damn Australia.

    1. Breakfast is the perfect meal ANY time of day. The vanilla cupcake and buttercream frosting ones are insane but I swear to god I’d probably try to eat it…either that or have to bake cupcakes all the time haha.

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