3 Days, 4 Parties

December 16, 2013

It was a wild weekend of parties! We attended a chili party on Friday night, a first birthday on Saturday afternoon, a holiday cocktail gathering on Saturday night and a family Christmas party on Sunday. Needless to day I think my Squiggly Line needs a little dip this week!! Sunday morning Matt got up with Mazen so I could sleep in a bit after being out so late. So thankful – I haven’t slept until 8:30 in a really, really long time. And when I woke up, he had made us mini quiches! I had bourbon balls for dinner Sunday night, so here’s to a healthy week ahead!

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1 seana December 16, 2013 at 8:01 am

The food looks delish! Everyone looks so festive. I especially love your friend’s black dress with the sheer top. Gorgeous. Mazen made me laugh. He looks rather perturbed :) Glad to see I’m not the only one that looks goofy with hot rollers in :) Happy Holidays.

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2 Karla December 16, 2013 at 8:13 am

Love your striped dress! Can you tell me where you got it? Mazen is such a cutie-pa-tootie!

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3 KathEats December 16, 2013 at 8:22 am

Thanks it’s from Loehmanns :)

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4 Florence December 16, 2013 at 8:23 am

So much fun and deliciousness! I’d love to hear how you bounce back after a weekend of yummy holiday partying, as I’m always a bit torn about how much more intense to make my workouts and how clean to make my diet. You seem to have a very balanced approach so any tips would be appreciated!

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5 Molly December 16, 2013 at 8:40 am

What.. oh, WHAT is that wrapped in bacon?!

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6 KathEats December 16, 2013 at 11:09 am

Cheese + Jalapeno!!

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7 Chelsea @ Designs on Dinner December 16, 2013 at 8:46 am

The first picture of you is great! You always look good in pictures, but I think that’s the first time I’ve seen you in a candid shot.

These pictures certainly put me in the holiday mood. :)

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8 Sanaz@Run for Cake December 16, 2013 at 8:59 am

Oh my goodness, how delicious does everything look?!?! I love those mini pies or quiches (can’t quite tell). everything looks so picture perfect!

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9 Katie @ Peace Love & Oats December 16, 2013 at 9:09 am

Wow – so many parties! I also had a full weekend – Saturday holiday brunch potluck with the Chicago Running Bloggers, then a holiday cocktail/dinner party Saturday evening, and then I ran an 8K in the SNOW on Sunday! Haha that was a rough one – spent the rest of the day laying on my couch!

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10 Ashlee@HisnHers December 16, 2013 at 11:07 am

Looks like a FUN holiday weekend!! You look great. Most of our Christmas parties and celebrations got cancelled due to a crazy ice storm we had in Texas, so I’m alraedy looking forward to next year!

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11 Jessica December 16, 2013 at 11:08 am

Awww what’s the matter with poor Mazen? He looks a bit upset, lol.

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12 KathEats December 16, 2013 at 11:09 am

Haha that’s his whining face.

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13 Melissa December 16, 2013 at 11:23 am

haha – I was going to ask the same question – trust me, he’ll perfect it over the years ;) LOL

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14 Bob T December 16, 2013 at 2:01 pm

He wants a couple of those bourbon balls.

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15 Emma December 16, 2013 at 11:10 am

That first picture set the tone for a fun post. Wonderful to see such spontaneous, natural smiles and laughs! I’m not a huge stripes-and-chevrons fan, but I love that dress – I like B&W, I like the sleeve length, I love the bottom half stripes being different from the top but not in a crazy way! Very flattering. Looks like much fun and good cheer was had!

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16 Sarah (Kale & Cupcakes) December 16, 2013 at 11:32 am

I love the happiness in this post!! It’s brimming with Christmas and fun. :D

And I adore your dress! I’m usually a “nice pants, nice shirt” kinda gal, but lately I’ve been into wearing dresses and being more “girly” so to speak. It’s fun to dress up!

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17 Miss Polkadot December 16, 2013 at 11:50 am

Four parties in three days? Wow! You look great in the pictures and the dress suits you so well.
The idea of using Christmas ball ornaments as card holder is awesome. So festive!
Fingers crossed you’ll get to catch up on sleep this week!

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18 Christine December 16, 2013 at 11:52 am

I love the idea of a chili party! This has inspired me to do a chili or even a pasta bar for my birthday instead of going out somewhere! So much fun..this post has inspired me in so many ways! Thanks for sharing!

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19 Livi December 16, 2013 at 12:05 pm

oh mazen’s little cheeks– so cute!

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20 Katie December 16, 2013 at 12:59 pm

Looks like so much fun! That dress is stunning on you!!!

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21 Lisa C. December 16, 2013 at 1:17 pm

What fun!

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22 Mahealani @ Spending Time With Salad December 16, 2013 at 1:42 pm

Can I just say that out of all the wonderful photos of friends, fun, and food, that my favorite one is of Mazen at your legs and Matt walking through the background. I love your guys’ adorable comfy pj’s the best!

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23 Michelle @ A Healthy Mrs December 16, 2013 at 1:58 pm

Looks like some good times & some good eats!

Love Mazen’s whining face :)

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24 Anna @ Fitness à la Anna December 16, 2013 at 3:00 pm

I also had a crazy amount of get-togethers this weekend – going to try and eat some extra salads this week to make up for it! It’s all about the squiggly line ;)

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25 Candice December 16, 2013 at 8:49 pm

you look so pretty!

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26 L Olsen December 16, 2013 at 8:57 pm

Sounds like a great weekend! I threw a party this Saturday (first one ever). It was awesome. Happy holidays :)

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27 Kris December 16, 2013 at 10:04 pm

LOVE the dress, as so many others have mentioned! You look great! What brand is the dress? Thank you!

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28 KathEats December 17, 2013 at 7:23 pm

Sorry it’s taken me all day to peek into my closet – it’s Taylor Petite brand

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29 Debbie @ Deb Runs December 16, 2013 at 10:43 pm

How can a party not be a blast with all of that delicious looking food, and those killer drinks! One word… yum! Cheers!

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30 Robin December 17, 2013 at 4:28 am

Sweet dress!

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31 Emily @ Life on Food December 17, 2013 at 5:51 am

Spending time with friends and family is my favorite part of the holidays. What a fun weekend!

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32 Charice December 17, 2013 at 6:07 am

Wow, the food looks delicious and what a party streak you had. The bacon wrapped cheese jalapeno looks amazing! Any chance we can see the recipe? Every dish just says a lot of love in it.

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33 Alex @ Kenzie Life December 17, 2013 at 10:06 am

I love your black and white striped dress! So pretty! I love holiday party pictures with trees and lights all around–I think it’s such a good reminder of what’s really important–friends, family, loved ones.

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34 CK December 17, 2013 at 11:13 pm

While everyone’s commenting on your beautiful black and white dress, my first thought was that we have the same pink and blue plaid pajama pants! :)

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35 Simply Life December 18, 2013 at 8:56 am

That first picture of you is just stunning!

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36 Jessica December 18, 2013 at 9:10 am

You look fabulous! What a fun weekend.

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37 Jessica December 18, 2013 at 2:19 pm

P.S. I made your bourbon ball recipe today. My first attempt and they turned out great! My family is in for a treat, thanks for sharing.

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38 Caitlin December 18, 2013 at 8:21 pm

That food! Those drinks! The fun! Definitely fits the theme of this season. Looks like a marvelous time, Kath!

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