Why? Weekends!

It was the last weekend of 2012, so we made it a good one! On Friday night, Matthew and I met up with our friends Rich and Rachel for dinner at Melt Bar and Grilled.

photo 1We of course had an epic wait for these epic sandwiches, which gave us time to catch up and to enjoy a couple Brew Kettle Winter Warmers. I really enjoyed this beer, spiced with cinnamon, honey, and coriander and it was only $4 for a pint, too!

Once we got a table, I chose the Parmageddon for my meal. I don’t know how a girl raised in Parma has never ordered this sandwich before!

photo 2The Parmageddon has potato cheese pierogi, vodka sauerkraut, sauteed onions, and sharp cheddar cheese, on Melt’s famous thick toasted bread. Served with a side of fries, this is one carb-o-licious meal!

Matthew chose The Dude Abides, which has huge meatballs, fried mozzarella sticks, red sauce, provolone, and romano.

photo 3We left stuffed and with plenty of leftovers for the next day!

Saturday evening, my parents had Matthew, his dad, and me over for some holiday hors d’oeuvres and drinks.

IMG_5125If we thought we were stuffed after Melt, it had nothing on dinner at Mom’s! We also played Apples to Apples and just generally had a fun, cheery evening. I love that my family and Matthew’s family get along so well!

IMG_5128Sunday brought plenty of snow our way, so we spent most of the day hunkered down at home. I will say that I love practicing yoga in 90-degree studio in weather like this, though! I got in 2 classes at Harmony Yoga this weekend and loved every sweaty moment of being in the toasty studio.

Sunday evening, we ventured out because we didn’t want to miss the #HollaDaysCLE party, thrown by Alexa and Lisa. The Holla Days party is always at a Cleveland hotspot and this year was no exception, as the shenanigans took place at Mahall’s 20 Lanes in Lakewood.


From bowling to live music to amazing fried chicken, this spot has it all! The party featured some specialty cocktails to honor the hostesses, some tasty munchies (Curry popcorn?! Yum!), and some fabulous social media friends.

IMG_5133It was a great way to almost wrap up 2012! Tonight, Matthew and I are staying in, making ourselves a fancy dinner and opening a bottle of champagne, and sending out a year of huge, wonderful, life-changing moments just the two of us. What are your New Year’s Eve plans? Whatever you’re up to, have fun and be safe!


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