QT in Cleveland

Hola amigas!

A lovely weekend has come and gone...what seems like way too quickly. I think we all enjoyed the extra hour of sleep, but I'm not so sure how I feel about it being dark by 6pm. On the bright side (literally), it is so much easier to wake up in the morning when it's light out. Cheers to not hitting the snooze button more than 3 times. Here's how we spent our weekend visiting family and friends in Cleveland.

Friday evening enjoying drinks & dinner at a local steakhouse with Billy's family
{can you guess which drink is mine?}

{Billy with his guy friends after their hunt on Saturday....Billy is 3rd from left}

While Billy was hunting Saturday, I prepared the chili for our friends chili cook off party then went shopping with Billy's sister. We got home and watched the OSU game {victory!} and shortly after both my boys were napping on the couch.

Saturday evening we got ready and went to our friends Cory and Jen's chili cookoff party. There were about 12 different chili's {I think} and they had a keg on tap. It was a wonderful party and since I couldn't eat many of the chili's that had meat in them, I opted for many many bowls of the chile con queso dip. Super yummy. :P Our vegetarian chili didn't take the win, but it was a big hit and Billy's family loved it. It was by far the best chili I've made to date! It was so flavorful and personally I think it was in the top 3 {the chili that won the cookoff had steak & pork in it} ;)

{Billy with 2 of his best friends}

hubs & me
{boots: Urbanog, leg warmers: Aldo}

My girlfriend Blayne

...and I sent goofy pics to some blogger buddies in the car

like this "wink/kiss" picture


enjoyed multiple late night calls to & from Steph

All in all = a successful night.

Chili recipe to be posted soon..stay tuned!

What did you get into this weekend?
Billy is leaving later this week to go to Florida for a "man" trip with his Dad, uncles, brother, and cousins. I'm excited for him but I'm B to the UMMED that I won't be joining and will miss the man a lot.

In other exciting but random news...

A.) My parents house has sold! I knew this day would come eventually, but was really hoping to spend one last Christmas in it. I'm happy for them because it's been on the market for a long time and I know they are excited to start building their next home. They are planning on renting a house for the next year while the new house is being built. This means that they need to find a place to live within the next 2 weeks AND move all their stuff. Plus, it's my Dad's 60th birthday at the end of the month & we may have something special up our sleeve to celebrate...

it's going to be one busy month!

B.) Knee update: I'm going to try and do a small workout tomorrow. My knee is making progress and I'm walking fine without the leg brace now. It still isn't 100%, but I'm hoping I can atleast get in something at the gym. I'm literally going crazy not being able to run or work out....I know I've mentioned this 50x, but it's true! Be thankful if you are injury free, that's all I've gotta say.

make it a great Monday everyone :)


  1. yum, I love chili. I can't wait for it to get cool enough to make some here. I have a recipe for the crock pot, but it's nothing phenom, sO I am going to need you to share yours!!

    p.s. Love the socks poking out the the boots look. Where did you get them? (socks and boots)


  2. Can't wait to see your chili recipe! Mine is pretty basic. Your new boots look great!

  3. Love Love Love your socks and boots!! Sounds like yall had a blast, as always :)

  4. I've missed your bloggy blog!!! You look so cute in that outfit and love the scarf!! Are those your new boots!? :) Looks like a fun weekend :) WHEN ARE WE GOING TO GET TOGETHER!? AHH... now that I am home and am feeling better haha!

  5. yum...i love a good bowl of chili. you look so cute in your pics. love those boots...are they from urbanog?

    p.s. can i have your long locks?

  6. I can't wait to see what chili you ended up making..and I absolutely love the new cognac boots on you. So cute!

  7. We were just in Cleveland last month, well Medina :) My boyfriend has been bummed lately because he misses his Great Lakes Christmas Ale. I am going to have to show him that picture!

  8. Sounds like you had a great weekend! Sorry your chili didn't win, but at least you looked super hot in your new UrbanOG boots!! If you need a tailgate date this weekend, I'm your girl!

  9. Hi there! I really enjoy your blog! I'm new the the blogging world, hence I don't have one yet.

    Gotta ask, where is that cute scarf from? :)

  10. so i read this psot...ran up to get lunch, and saw chili con carne! however it had beef in it!

    i wanan try your chili! is it mail-a-ble? haha it should be!

    congrats to your parents on selling their house/building a new one! I can imagine its probably hard since its your house you grew up in :( but new memories will be made!!!

    absolutely love the vid you sent me of rocky and hugs on the couch haha!


  11. Lets just say that A) I completely enjoyed our drunk dialing to and from each other all weekend long B)If y'all lived in TX, I'm 100% sure Beau & Billy would be the best of hunting buddies C) Your friend Blayne...she's a doll and I LOVE her name!! and last but definitely not least D) your winky eyed/special needs kiss txt is one of my faves...ha.

    Have I told you lately how much I love your hair? If it ever comes up missing, don't come looking for me.

    Oh-and when Billy goes out of town this weekend you should definitely consider coming to the H. Beau will be outta town too...again...wah

  12. Love your outfit! Boots, leg warmers, scarf all fantastic!

  13. Katie your hair looks beauuuutiful! Did you color it recently!?

  14. Sounds like you guys had a great weekend!! I will have to try your chili recipe sometime soon, actually just made chili today for me and jess!!!

    Give us a holler this weekend i am sure we will be around for some girl time!!

  15. Take it easy at the gym! Don't want to push it too soon!!! Looking forward to the veggie chilli recipe!

  16. I hope your small workout goes well!! I've acquired a hip injury. Like, I haven't been able to run in a week and it's killing me. So I am also jealous of uninjured people.

    Your outfit with the boots and scarf is so cute! And it looks like you had a great weekend.

  17. hope your knee is ok to work out...even just a little bit.
    sounds like you have a crazy month ahead, but super fun and exciting too!! :)

  18. Sounds like you had a fabulous little weekend! I love your outfit! Adorable ;) Glad to hear your knee is doing better. Take it slow. I feel you on not being able to run or workout, but better to stay safe and go slow!

  19. What a fun weekend! I am going to attempt chili this weekend...We will see how that goes, ha!

    Love those socks peeking out of your boots!

  20. Those are 2 of my favorite beers! And I love your legwarmers by the way :)

  21. Looks like a fun weekend. I love your scarf! xo

  22. OMG Katie hahaha I just died laughing, the picture of Billy hunting with all of his friends, super cute, until I realized what was hanging in the backround!

    First reaction "CUTE PIC OF THE BOYS"
    (seeing the dead animals hanging) "OMG EWWWWWWWWWWWWWW"



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