MIMM: Booking a trip, froyo & movies!

Hello hello! hope you had a great weekend!
Back to good old Monday morning. Which means time to link up with Katie & share some good things on this Monday morning.
MiMM MIMM #81 Sister Birthday + More!
Here are some marvelous things
from the past weekend in pictures : )

marvelous is..
Booking a trip to Florida! woohoo! my sister & the boys are heading to
Florida over Cassidy’s birthday to visit one of our very best friends! #familyvaca!
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marvelous is ..
new candles that make the whole house smell great!
this was a tjmaxx find last week, smells like spring 🙂
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marvelous is ..
getting lot’s of use out of our Christmas Gift card. Once a week 😉
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marvelous is ..
checking out a market where everything is local! wine, cheese, produce, you name it!
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{ I may share more later in the week
about this place }

marvelous is ..
cute wine labels! couldn’t pass up on the three sisters : )
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marvelous is..
sneaking kiwi froyo into the movies & seeing the wolf of wall street!
I know it was 3 hours long but well worth it.
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What’s the most recent movie you saw at the theaters?
Favorite froyo combination?!

PS.
I made a facebook fan page for Piece of Cait, please “LIKE” ❤

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19 Bella

Last night we finally tried our two friends, Jonathan & Danielle’s favorite restaurant. 19 Bella. For as long as I can remember, whenever we talked food & restaurants they always brought up this one particular place. Rustic, yes. Collected, yep. BYOB.. love it and tapas .. sign us up!
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A few weeks ago, we planned that we would go on Monday. We were so excited to try it. My mouth watered while looking at the menu all day, as I tossed a few ideas around of what I may order.

When we arrived, we were greeted and were seated right away. Where they opened our bottles of wine and delivered their homemade bread & butter.
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We looked over the menu & started ordering right away.

I really adored how every plate, glass and silverware was not identical. It really went well with the theme! A lot of it reminded me of some of my mom & dads antiques.

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We shared about 10 plates total + a banana fosters as dessert!

The cheese platter was amazing with homemade honey {if you look close, you can see the honeycomb} it was out. of. this. world.

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We also had: Smoked salmon, sautéed kale salad, fresh mozz & heirloom tomatoes, grilled eggplant with ricotta, shrimp with a mango salsa, crab cakes, lobster with a hollandaise sauce, & braised short rib. AMAZING.

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I really appreciate all the love and work the owner puts into a place like this. We raved about everything. Sometimes that extra step of prepping homemade stuff, speaks VOLUMES.

The owner, who grew up going to dinner every Friday night { 19 bella } was actually his grandmothers house, where she whipped up some of the finest food. His parents would say “we’re going to dinner at 19 Bella St.” This is where his love for food and inspiration came from. Where he made his favorite place his own.

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It was such a great dining experience & being with our friends to share it!

This is the type of place that I love. I wouldn’t say everything is completely farm to table.. but almost!

I can definitely say we will be back there, whether solo or sharing this awesome place
with friends! Plus the town of Skippack is super cute.. and there’s a bakery I must check out 😉

Do you like tapas? or one big meal?

Have a happy Tuesday!
xx

MIMM: Some highlights from the weekend { 9/16 }

MiMM MIMM #67 Just a Chill Kind of Weekend!Good morning, welcome to a new week! Hope you had a marvelous weekend. This weekend was more laid back with picking up an extra shift at work, homework, a nice walk with my mama & hanging with friends Sunday!

>> Here are some of the highlights: <<
Marvelous is.. the last of the bright colors, soon everything will be a golden color.. hello FALL
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Marvelous is.. taking time to reflect in the day : )
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Marvelous is .. my favorite place!
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Marvelous is .. this yummy butternut squash with maple syrup!
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Marvelous is this quote .. love it!
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Marvelous is … a beautiful fall morning walk.
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Marvelous is .. baby desserts! Hello baby tiramisu
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Marvelous is.. a nice glass of wine after work.
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Marvelous is.. playing scrabble with friends! { It got to intense, had to put it away 😉 }
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That about sums up my laid back weekend, but managed to squeeze in time for
all the things I enjoy ❤

Off to go to some errands and a yummy dinner with fiends tonight!

Check out Katie’s blog to see what else is happening & marvelous.
xx

Q: What’s something marvelous about your weekend?
Q: Do you enjoy to play board games still?

Tuesday tidbits

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Last nights dinner was delicious & filled with great company! It was storming out,
but that couldn’t hold us back from having a good time.
We went to a local BYO called Marlys. {we always joke that when we go
there its always bad weather, but it is… I want to sit outside in their court-yard ;-)}

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^Bento box: Fish taco, roasted red pepper hummus, salmon cakes & BBQ wings.
My favorite- shrimp with guac & mango salsa.^

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^We had a little bit of wine tasting party.. hehe. I really enjoyed the Greek red wine, axia. I highly recommend it!^

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Ellen & Seth’s wedding is NEXT WEEKEND !!! We will be road tripping up to Maine.

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Speaking of the wedding, I still need to do my speech…
this causes me so much anxiety for some reason, I’m the worst public speaker :-O

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I just used my DD application this morning for the fist time, I didn’t realize you could get “offers” I clearly only use my phone for pictures : )
I will take a turbo shot & donuts any day! I also downloaded my other coffee love, Starbucks..
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Breakfast is still the same around here. I love steel-cut oats!
Today I had it with some mixed nuts, honey, coconut shreds, pb & strawberries.
It really never gets old. I like to call it my breakfast of champions 🙂
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I got a new gem for the garden. You can never have enough Buddha’s.
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Food & Wine magazine has some great recipes.
this one looks like an awesome side dish for any summer meal.
{Brussels sprouts, toasted pecans, top with avocado in a balsamic drizzle}
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Cassidy sent this to me the other day,
I’m thinking of adding it into whatever I do daily..
30 day squat challenge!
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>> Check out this article <<
it’s very interesting.
About a man who went back to his home in Greece {was very sick}
but naturally healed himself.
It gets me thinking a lot about how we MUST take care of ourselves, where ever we are.
I have been all about natural remedies lately + trying them.
Gotta Learn to relax, breathe, eat well, & laugh often.
Also, makes me miss Greece!

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Currently
listening too:
emancipator – dusk to dawn
Loving this whole album.

Have a fantastic afternoon
xo