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scenes from my weekend.

tulips at the market | french baguettes
olive oil & balsamic vinegar samplers | crêpe fixins’ | brunch with the girls

With Justin away at a hockey tournament, my girlfriends and I took it upon ourselves to take over the condo for a mini-dinner party, followed by a slumber party (and brunch the next day). Together, we spent Saturday evening attempting to make buckwheat pasta* and digging into my stash of olive oil and balsamic vinegar samplers. Naturally, we paired both with a bottle (or two) of prosecco and made sure to follow with dessert.

After a crêpe brunch on Sunday, we finished off with pedicures and a long afternoon nap**. Now adorning fuschia-pink toes (ready for an early spring!) we definitely tipped the scales towards an indulgent few days. I’m so glad I have such a great group of ladies to keep me company while Justin isn’t able. They make wonderful substitutes, though, I must admit, I am glad to have him home.

How was your weekend? I’d love to know!

*it only kind of worked
**Sundays should always be conducted in this fashion 

ps. I started painting as per my February resolution. I’ll be sure to show you the results once it’s complete (which could be months from now – time is at a premium at the moment). I forgot how much I enjoyed this process

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    tinajo
    February 27, 2012 at 4:14 am

    It all looks wonderful, I´m glad you had such a great weekend! Mine was good as well, lots of family time which is the best. :-)

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      Jacquelyn
      February 28, 2012 at 9:04 am

      family time IS the best! Glad you had a great weekend

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    Stacey
    February 27, 2012 at 6:05 am

    This looks like so much fun, and you always hear of couples that forget their friends but you have the balance so right :) my sister is one of those couples, all consumed by her husband, but I hope to be like this! Best of both worlds :) I spent the weekend in London for my best friends birthday weekend.. well and truly worn out though! xx

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      Jacquelyn
      February 28, 2012 at 9:04 am

      oh no – it’s so important to maintain that balance! I adore Justin but I would go crazy without my friends

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    Jackie {York Avenue}
    February 27, 2012 at 10:13 am

    Everything looks so good, the tulips, the fruit, the baguettes! What a wonderful weekend-gets me in the mood for spring!

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      Jacquelyn
      February 28, 2012 at 9:04 am

      It is quite spring-y isn’t it? It’d definitely the tulips!

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    vmacandcheese
    February 27, 2012 at 10:28 am

    So lovely!!! Watermark these babies…they’re about to get pinned, on the double!

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    Jessie M (vegeteria.wordpress.com)
    February 27, 2012 at 10:29 am

    Sounds like an awesome weekend! I definitely need to update my toenail polish!

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    Victoria I Haute
    February 27, 2012 at 10:33 am

    Looks delightful!! I confess, I am a bit jealous my weekend wasn’t celebrated with tulips, fancy drinks and oh-so-delicious baguette pieces dipped in olive oil and vingear. yummmmmm.

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      Victoria I Haute
      February 27, 2012 at 10:34 am

      Sooorry…”vinegar”…I got a little exicted when typing!!

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    Tobe | Because It's Awesome
    February 27, 2012 at 10:38 am

    Gorge pics, miss! Sounds like a delightful weekend!

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    Inés
    February 27, 2012 at 12:10 pm

    Olive oil and bread…heaven!
    I´m glad you had such a great weekend!
    Hope you’re having a great start to the week

    Big hugs!
    Inés

    SimplyClassyMe.blogspot.com

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    Keri
    February 27, 2012 at 12:24 pm

    lovely blog! tulips and spring…very exciting!
    Keri
    torontothree.blogspot.com

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    Leah @ Freutcake
    February 27, 2012 at 1:05 pm

    Sounds like such a fun weekend with the girls! p.s. can’t wait to see what you’ve been painting.

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      Jacquelyn
      February 28, 2012 at 9:05 am

      I’ll definitely show you when it’s done! It’s moving at a very, very slow pace

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    Sarah Klassen
    February 27, 2012 at 1:20 pm

    That sounds like a wonderful way to spend the weekend to me! Mine was a little less fun, with some work to do, but there was a little fun mixed in :)

    Hope that the new week is off to a great start!

    x
    Sarah

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      Jacquelyn
      February 28, 2012 at 9:06 am

      So long as you snuck in a little fun!

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    Alexa
    February 27, 2012 at 1:23 pm

    Sounds like a lovely weekend…the tulips are making me smile right now!

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    Gaby [The Vault Files]
    February 27, 2012 at 2:59 pm

    What a wonderful weekend! Just by the pics you can tell you had a great one ;)

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    davidifc
    February 27, 2012 at 5:26 pm

    I love reading these little weekend snippets on a Monday :)

    You know I was going to interject about the noodles :), I’ve made them a few times since I stopped eating gluten. I found it works best if you leave the dough to rest overnight (or longer, up to a day) and I add a teaspoon or so of lemon juice. Then just the buckwheat flour and water, in a 3 or 4 to 1 ratio (four parts flour, one part water). Really depends on the day and your flour, the resulting ball should hold together but not be too wet or crumbly. It’s easy to make so you should get the hang of it after one or two times.

    I also used a pasta machine to roll it out, possibly cheating, I know, but it’s sooo much easier.

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      Jacquelyn
      February 28, 2012 at 9:50 am

      We had a pasta machine too! Without the egg we found there was nothing bonding it together – it kept crumbling. It was definitely very labour intensive! It still tasted delicious though! Thanks for the tips – I’ll try that next time

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    meag
    February 27, 2012 at 5:40 pm

    so spring-y! love them all~

    xo the egg out west.

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    Kelly
    February 27, 2012 at 6:40 pm

    I miss sleepovers! And now I want one even more so because instead of watching grease and painting our nails crazy colors, the natural choice is pasta, cheese, wine and laughing. This looks amazing :)

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      Jacquelyn
      February 28, 2012 at 9:51 am

      sleepovers are DEFINITELY better these days!

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    Shoko
    February 27, 2012 at 7:00 pm

    Beautiful, beautiful colors!

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    The Embellished Nest
    February 27, 2012 at 7:04 pm

    Oh! These pics are so spring filled :) LOVE

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    Sarah
    February 27, 2012 at 7:57 pm

    This seriously sounds like a perfect weekend, I might have to kick Andy out for a weekend so I can do the same! Very pretty photos!

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      Jacquelyn
      February 28, 2012 at 9:51 am

      haha you so should! A girls weekend does a world of good

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    Sarah Roads (@highstyling)
    February 27, 2012 at 11:20 pm

    oh, wow, Im so jealous! I love a good girls weekend, I’m in desperate need of one soon! Gorgeous photos!

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    erin
    February 29, 2012 at 12:32 pm

    lovely, lovely shots of fantastic-looking weekend.

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    TwigandLily
    March 1, 2012 at 10:10 am

    I LOVE your weekends! xo

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    Kelly
    March 12, 2012 at 12:56 pm

    Love your photos and blog. Just found it via evergirl.
    xo

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