Are you ready to do this weekend thing?  Of course you are.  You already have your fluffy socks on, don’t ya?  Proud of you. 

Coffee Talk {Pedantic Foodie}

The past week was relatively calm, but that by no means lessens my desire for some relaxation.  I've got my sights set on a nap and lots of indulgent eating.  Of course, considering that I'll be hosting a house of young men all weekend (Mr. Pedantic is having a gaming party), that may be wishful thinking.  But, after all, wishful thinking is what weekends are for. 

I'll be making another pot of this Irish Ale Potato Cheddar Soup for dinner on Sunday and I am so excited.  I do not know if I will ever be able to make "normal" potato soup again.  This version is just so perfect.  Also, while it's not finger food, it does have the beer and cheese factor so I'm pretty sure this passes as Super Bowl food. 

Speaking of that hallowed, buffalo sauce-fueled day, are you going to be watching the Super Bowl this Sunday?  I love football, not because I understand the smallest part of it, but because the sound of the game, the clapping and roaring of excited on-lookers, and the thrill of wings, chili, and all that is cheese-covered comforts my soul.  I used to love falling asleep on my father's lap to the sound of a game.  My head would bop up and down as he cheered, but though it was a tumultuous nap, it was my favorite kind.  Sadly, for many years my family lived just far enough out of the city to never have a consistent television signal, so most of our football viewing was dependent on whether or not we were invited to a party.  This year, Norwyk Manor will indeed be full of guests, but we too, lack access to the world of viewing that lies beyond Netflix. However, that will be no means stop me from partaking in any and every indulgent variation of game day food.  I'm looking at you, buffalo chicken beer cheese fondue fries and pretzel dogs. Ahhh, happiness...

I had been eyeing this pretty polish for about two weeks and I finally treated myself to it while I was marketing on Monday.  I love the plum-y pink hue, I feel like it is a perfect transition color for winter/spring.  I swear I did not purchase it solely for the name, though it was definitely an enticing factor.  

I am starting to feel the urge to add some new interests to my makeup routine.  I am really liking the plum hues right now and I'm so tempted to try pulling off this lipstick.  I am afraid I might be too pale for something that vibrant though.  

I bought this eyeshadow for my wedding and wore it all throughout my honeymoon.  I did not wear a whole lot of makeup most days, but I loved how one stroke of this ultra-shimmering shadow and a bit of mascara gave me a finished look without having to do much else.  I am still totally in love with the champagne hue, but I am thinking of trying out a new shade for a slightly brighter look. I am currently eyeing (pun intended) this one.  Before the wedding, I would have totally turned my nose up to a $21 case of eyeshadow, but I have to admit, it's totally worth the splurge. I have worn it consistently since the wedding and I am no where near finishing the container.  The best part though, is that while it is full of sparkle, you do not end up with glitter all over your face, which has been the case with every other glitter shadow I've tried.  Can you tell I like this product?

I loved this article.  It was such a cozy read.  As soon as I get my hands on some quality Assam tea, I am making a pot of this chai.  It has been far too long since I had a homemade cup of chai so I was delighted to stumble upon a recipe.  I can already taste the spicy ginger. 

I'm back on another floral kick (not that I ever got over the last one), and I am thinking I need to make myself a tablecloth with this fabric.  I realize that it is probably not the proper material for tablecloth-making, but I really love the pattern.

Mr. Pedantic and I are trying to learn Canasta.  My family played it for about six months straight many years ago, but I had entirely forgotten the rules.  It's been sweet to sit down with decks of cards in the evenings rather than remotes. 

Did you know that samoa gum is now a thing?  What a wonderful world we live in.

Wishing you the loveliest of weekends!


Pedantic Foodie


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