Weekend in Review: Microsoft, Babysitters, Halloween, and Anthropologie OH MY

Weekend in Review: Microsoft, Babysitters, Halloween, and Anthropologie OH MY

I don’t think I stopped for one moment this weekend. It was all fun, but I’m exhausted today!

1) Friday, during the day, I met with my new friend Chelsey, from The Paper Mama, to check out the new Microsoft Surface. We had a nice little lunch and our kids behaved amazingly as we chatted with the Microsoft person about the new tablet. I also picked up the cutest pair of pants for the kiddo from H&M (style post coming sometime soon, I’m sure!) 2) Friday evening our friends Suzannah (from Adventures in Dressmaking) and her husband Jason picked up the kiddo and brought him out while the hubby and I stayed home to prep for our Halloween party. It was weird being at our home without our son. It was also really nice to get something done! 3 &4) Saturday was all about our Halloween Party. Check out A Well Crafted Party this week to see real party posts about the event! 5 &6) Sunday I had the awesome opportunity to craft some of the items for Anthropologie’s holiday window displays! I also was lucky enough to meet up with Macey (Motormouth Studio), Abby (Cheers), and Sam (Sam Rosen).

What did YOU do this weekend?

{Recipe} Raw Vegan Party Menu

{Recipe} Raw Vegan Party Menu

My friend Suzannah did all the amazing food for her birthday party. She is on a mostly raw/vegan diet and, while she wanted to make her friends and family comfortable at the party, she also wanted to eat the majority of the party food at her own party!

** Not all of the food on the table was raw/vegan because Suzannah wished to make her guests who were not raw/vegan more comfortable.

I was a little concerned when she said that the party food was going to be mostly raw/vegan. Not going to lie— my hubby and I ate a snack before heading over. :) But, the party food ended up being incredibly tasty and filling! So much, in fact, that I asked Suzannah to share the links to her recipes with you. So, below is a raw/vegan party menu with recipe links. I dare you to try one or two of the recipes at your next party! (There are nuts in a lot of raw/vegan food… if you are having a party where you don’t know if someone has allergies then it might be a good idea to label the food!)

Raw/Vegan Party Menu:
Cabbage Wraps with Taco Nut Meat
Raw Vegan Sour Cream*
Fresh Veggie Plate 
Fresh Fruit Plate
Almonds
Mushrooms
Fresh Guacamole
* Suzannah mentioned that she didn’t like using the Olive Oil in the Sour Cream recipe. She felt like it didn’t taste quite right. I liked it… but, she did add that she has used the following recipes and liked them:
** This was my favorite part of the meal (go figure, dessert!) I forgot to get the recipe that Suzannah used. But, I found this one and it looks to be pretty much what I remembered her saying about the recipe. 

What food restrictions do you work 
with when creating your party menus? 
I just found out that my son is allergic to peanuts… I’ve got a whole new ball game coming with menu planning in the future!

Another Cleaning Method

Another Cleaning Method
Want to know a secret? Well, maybe not a secret since by blog’s name is “Leave the Laundry for Later,” but I hate housework. 
I don’t like living in a mess either…. but, I really hate housework. 
I tend to focus all of my energy on my projects, my son, and cooking tasty food, that when it is time to do housework, I feel like it is pulling me away from what I’d like to do.

When we moved to our new place we gained a lot of extra storage space, an extra bedroom, and a huge outdoor space. But, we lost a dishwasher and lots of great counter space. So, the above picture is what my kitchen tends to look like after a day of cooking/eating/drinking.

Oh, and notice the crazy amount of “cleaning supplies” up in the left hand corner. I’m a habitual hand washer so we always have hand soap on hand. Then of course we have dish soap, a sponge, and a brush. A total cluttered mess in order to do our daily cleaning.

I was asked by a Whole Foods if I’d like a sample of the newest addition to the Method household cleaning line I jumped at it. I love Method and use their all-purpose cleaner throughout my house. The thing I really liked about this particular sample? It is a dish soap and hand soap all in one! I know, I know… I could probably use my dish soap as a hand soap, but I don’t like how soapy it makes my hands feel. Anywho… I was surprised when this cute little grey bottle showed up at my door. I thought I’d be getting a little packet of soap that would wash a sink full of dishes.

The dish + hand soap has a whole “ocean” vibe with the sweet water and sea minerals scents. The bottle is also made of recycled ocean plastic.

And, no big surprise here… it cleaned my dishes! Well, with some small scrubbing action on my part that is.

By the by… if anyone makes a dish soap that can do the dishes for me then I will totally be on board!

My hands didn’t feel gross after the dish cleaning. I think I’ll try the sweet water scent next time. I found the sea minerals scent a little bit like a nice smelling cologne.

NOW… to find someone to put the dishes up!

What is your favorite chore? Least favorite?

*I did receive a free bottle of Method dish + hand soap. I did not agree to post about the product. I do not promote items on my blog that I don’t use myself. 


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