First date throwback- can’t believe I get to marry this guy in 30 days!! #tbt #firstdate #30days
Still reminiscing through our first year here. After we got engaged the rest of the Summer flew by.
I infused a pineapple vodka that made great screwdrivers.
In August I hit the big 25 and found my wedding gown.
We switched our wedding from a cruise to the 1805 Harmonist Barn.
New jobs for both of us again in October!
Then engagement photos, 2nd place in the Zelienople Chili Cookoff, and Halloween party at the barn.
Thanksgiving came and went.
In December we had family and friends over after getting the biggest tree possible for our space.
Our wedding save-the-dates and invitations took up our free time but luckily made it out with the proper postage.
2014: winter-glam after tearing down Christmas decorations.
Another great homemade Valentines’ Day dinner.
We’ve got the place covered in mossy Spring decor until Easter now, our final holiday yet to be celebrated at TWO14.
And in 40 days we’ll be married! Whew. And here’s to many more.
Mar. 30 2014
Here’s to Zelienople! We moved in April 1, 2013 and I could have never imagined all that would take place in the last year. I realize we are so fortunate so many opportunities have come our way and in 42 days we’ll Mr. and Mrs. Baronetski! I seriously remind myself daily how lucky I am!
We moved in the day after Easter, and had dinner and beers in downtown Zelie. We BOTH started new jobs in April.
Curtis infused Bacon Jalepeno Vodka: awesome bloody mary’s!
My first blogging in the new place I finally made it onto being published on Foodgawker.com! Goal of blog: accomplished via confetti cupcakes!
My first homemade wine, Syrah was a great experience. Syrah, sangria, and cinco de mayo all benefited.
Curtis’ 29th birthday party was spent with friends and family here.
Memorial day in our small town was great and introduced us to the very active community here.
We went to the first annual concert and beer festival in the park.
In July Curtis made it onto ESPN talking about our buccos :)
We set off the legal backyard fireworks and sparklers the same week.
Days later we were ENGAGED!! Holy Cow!
Mossy Country Cottage
Spring is finally in the air! The place is just about spruced up, I just have to make a wreath for the door and I’m ready for Easter.
When I need a break from all the wedding prep
Winter Glam in this place after taking down all the Christmas decorations. It always feels so empty and lackluster after disassembling the holidays so I decided this would get me through until the next excuse I’ll have to theme decorate.
Feb. 6 2014
Copycat Chipotle burrito bowl. Delicious success.
Feb. 4, 2014
I have been on such a hiatus from my regular posts- I just have to share some of what I’ve been working on! I’m so excited to be finishing my wedding invitations this week. I can’t believe I have less than 100 days left til the I-Dos!
a bite of this ‘n at turned 2 today!
Our first Christmas tree in our first place!
This will be the first Christmas we will have together in our own place and I want it to be one we will remember. As I’ve been out to any and all craft stores in the area for wedding projects recently I managed to get some amazing deals on items we’ll use for Christmas and the rest of winter.
Shrimp tacos w avocado, corn, black & white bean salsa
Chili Cook Off at the Zelienople-Harmony Country Fall Festival
I’m really glad I decided to sign-up for the cook off, we had such a good time. I will definitely be entering again and winning a $250 jewelry gift card will help out towards that wedding band. Win-win!
donnajean315 asked: I tried the Alton brown method for wings today. Steam for 10 minutes, pat dry then refrigerate for at least two hours. Bake at 425 for 20 min turn and 20 additional minutes. I just used the seasoning salt. Better than the baking powder method! Enjoyed your company!
That sounds great, I will definitely be checking out more of the recipes from Cook’s Country! We had a great time too, we’ll have to do it more often.
Roasted Red Pepper Turkey Panini Sandwiches
For a picnic in our park (and an excuse to use the mason jar glasses I got for my birthday) I made the sandwiches using whole grain buns, garlic hummus, turkey breast, roasted red peppers, and mozzarella cheese. i packed pasta salad, a green leaf salad, lemonade and my Sunday go-to: Bloody Mary’s.