This weekend was really busy–on Friday we had an impromptu dinner party where we grilled burgers and had a great orzo salad.  It had olives, toasted pine nuts, broccoli spears, artichoke hearts, and feta cheese.  I am going to get the recipe and post it in the comments.  I also made a great blackberry crumble–it was so easy just frozen fruit, some oatmeal, brown sugar, flour and butter.  All of the great food makes me want to have a pot luck–one where everyone has to bring a recipe and share it with everyone else 🙂

On Saturday I went and indulged in my retail therapy with lots of shopping.  We went to the new Southcenter mall.  May favorite part of the trip was when we went to Red Mango.  We were able to eat their frozen yogurt (I had mine with coconut)–a small is only 80 calories.  It is a lot like Pinkberry in Los Angeles.  Then I had a fun night with my girlfriends dancing and club hopping in Belltown (I hadn’t gone out like that in 6 months so it was a nice change of pace).

And today we made some great scrambled eggs, then we went car shopping.  We aren’t sure what (if anything) we want to get, but it is always fun to go and test drive new cars.  Then we had dinner with some new friends at Tamarind Tree in Seattle’s international district.  Then it was family time and a great end to the night with an episode of Entourage.

So on Saturday I had to return some things to Nordstrom and Nordstrom Rack.  While at the Rack I found a great pair of boots.  They are soft brown leather and come all the way up to the knee (like the ones in the picture but they are brown leather instead of black suede).  They are quite comfortable and made by a company called Bolo.  I had never heard of them before but they were marked down from $506 to $189 so I thought they were cute and a pretty good deal.

All in all it was a good weekend.  I tried not to work too much, but hopefully this week will turn out to be very productive.

black bolo boots (these are similar to the ones I purchased, but mine are brown leather)

Bolo Boots (these are similar to the ones I purchased, but mine are brown leather)

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