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Friday, October 30, 2015

Fab Friday Faves 10.30.15

Happy Halloween my Dears!   I am usually very much in the Halloween spirit, but this year it happens to fall on the day that we are FINALLY moving!  Can you believe it?!  We are loading up a small trailer on Saturday with what we have left here and heading down to Florida to start looking for a house.  We got a cute little rental house in Dunedin about a five minute drive from the water and 15 minutes from Honeymoon State Park so we should be able to enjoy ourselves while house hunting.  That is probably a good thing considering how stressful house hunting can be.  If you may remember we also took a load of our furniture and such down to Maryland last weekend, because that is where the next job is.  It was a quick trip but we got a little tour of the area and had a great dinner with some friends that are already there.

Josh has spent a chunk of the week in Houston for training so I have been packing and cleaning on my own which I actually almost prefer in our tiny apartment, but I am exhausted!  So without further ado, here are my Friday Five!  Enjoy and have a safe and spooky Halloween!

1. As my final trip in to NYC, I decided to go to Alice's Tea Cup Chapter II  on the upper east side.  It is an Alice in Wonderland themed teahouse and this location is adorable as I am sure the rest are. These have been around for quite a long time and somehow I had never heard of them until last week!  I got a nibble platter with some yummy food and a pot of tea, and of course a wonderland themed cocktail.  It was such a fun experience!  Check out one of the locations if you are visiting, it is worth it, and check out my blog in the near future for more info!

2. On Sunday, Josh and I went over to Pier A in Hoboken for the "Rock the BBQ" festival.  We weren't sure what to expect but we were blown away.  There were a couple dozen vendors from all over, serving BBQ and a few other delicious treats.  We actually ended up staying for about four hours because we could not get enough of the food and they had live entertainment and were playing the football games on 80" TVs.  I had the best chili ever, from Dark Side of the Moo, a food truck that can be found all over Manhattan and NJ, a lot of amazing ribs and The delicious pork poutine pictured above.  Super awesome Hoboken event in one of my favorite spots.

3. As I mentioned, Josh was in Houston most of the week and yesterday morning, I got a delivery of these beautiful Tulips.  Really brightened my day!

4. Saturday when we got back from Maryland we went for a walk to Left Bank Burger Bar for one last burger there, and while we were sitting we overheard a couple people talking about "The Ghost of Uncle Joe's".  We missed the event last year for some reason and I had really wanted to go so we decided we would check it out.  It is a big cover band concert in the historic Jersey City and Harsimus  cemetery. Weird right, a concert in a cemetery?  But last year they raised $14000 dollars for the preservation and care of this beautiful place.  We ended up staying most of the night for bands such as Hall and Oats, KISS and the Red Hot Chili Peppers.  So much fun, but also scary once it got dark with everyone all dressed up in some pretty scary constumes.  There was also a random rooster running around, which I am hoping is not there for Santeria or something and was just brought in for effect!  The bands were awesome, especially KISS who dressed up like Wall Street investment bankers ;)

5. Friday evening when we got to Maryland, we met up with the Marston's and the Dutkiewicz's for dinner.  It was so good to see everyone, especially this lady that I spent almost everyday of the last year with.  We got these awesome spiked Birthday Cake milkshakes and I got to see all the little Duke's including new baby, Colton!

Today I'm spookily linking up with:

Jennie @ The Diary of a Real Housewife
Lauren @ Style Elixir
Erika @ A Little Bit of Everything
Tif @ Bright on a Budget
Amy @ {The Farmer's Wife}
April @ A.Liz Adventures


  1. BBQ and Milkshakes, two of my very favorite consumables. :)) Happy Weekend to you!

  2. So glad we got to see each other, even if just for a short time!! Cannot wait until you are here full time!! XO

  3. Love that there's an Alice in Wonderland teahouse! I totally would have gone too. That basically means I have to go now!

    Thanks for linking up for H54F!