Monday, June 15, 2009

Weekend Report



What a weekend! I had a great time meeting new friends and talking social media on Friday night and Saturday morning. Thank you to all those who came out for the Hands On classes. Woot! Thanks to The Cup and The Curtis Hotel for hosting.

There are 6 more FREE sessions happening this week in 3 different states.

-In Utah on Tuesday and Wednesday — with treats from Les Madeleines! Yum.
-In Texas on Wednesday and Thursday.
-In Arkansas on Saturday.

If you can attend, you'll be glad you did! Find out more info here.

Sunday was my birthday. I've had a dumb cold that I've been trying to work through for half a week, but on Sunday morning I gave up and decided to spend the day in bed. (That's really all I wanted for my birthday. It was nice to have a good excuse.) Oscar and Betty brought me breakfast in bed — a green apple, a nectarine, a vanilla yo-baby yogurt and a container of caramel syrup. Mmmmmm.

While lounging the entire day (so luxurious!), I started and finished The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. It is so good. Stop what you're doing and go get a copy right now.

At the end of the day, wonderful Becky dropped by with all the ingredients for a Heath Bar Cake. (Thank you, Becky!) I'm feeling much better today and cake baking sounds like the perfect activity.

What about you? How was your weekend?
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25 Comments:

Blogger Karen said...

HaPpY (belated) BiRtHdAy!!!!
Sorry you weren't feeling well but happy you're better.
Had a fun weekend spending time with family. :)

Monday, June 15, 2009 at 1:29:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Alicia W. said...

Sorry you were sick on your birthday...how miserable! But I had to laugh at the coincidence of your reading material. We just selected that book as our first family book club title! I am glad to hear you liked it.

Monday, June 15, 2009 at 1:35:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Smiling Mama said...

Happy belated birthday! Enjoy that cake!

Monday, June 15, 2009 at 1:47:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Diana said...

hi, you don't know me but I read your blog all the time, scary, I know... but I read that book too and loved it. I imagined the main character as Emma Thompson, don't you think they should make a movie? Oh and Happy Birthday.

Monday, June 15, 2009 at 2:01:00 PM EDT  
Blogger ellen said...

My weekend was awesome--my friends and I drove to New York City (from Boston). We walked all over and chased food the whole weekend and I went to my first Broadway show (Phantom). I heart New York!!

Monday, June 15, 2009 at 2:29:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Scattering Lupines said...

Relaxing. Refreshing. Everything a weekend should be!

Monday, June 15, 2009 at 2:49:00 PM EDT  
Anonymous robin k said...

Happy Birthday, Dear Gabby! Hope that cold leaves quickly!

Monday, June 15, 2009 at 2:58:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Lauren said...

Isn't that a lovely book?

Hope you are feeling better. I'm sure after that amazing breakfast you must be. : )

Monday, June 15, 2009 at 3:27:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Mauri said...

Happy Birthday! Sounds like the perfect birthday actually, I wish I could have snuggled up in bed all day with a good book for my birthday! Thanks for the book recommendation, I've had my eye on that book for a little while now.

Monday, June 15, 2009 at 3:51:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Natalie said...

Thank you for the HOSM in Denver. It was great. Hope you feel better!

Monday, June 15, 2009 at 4:32:00 PM EDT  
Anonymous Helén, Norway said...

Hi! Just found your blog and already loving it, keep up the good work...and of course happy Birthday, and hope you are feeling better from your cold!

My weekend ( live in Norway, Scandinavia) was with familiy great weather and lot of outdoor activities!!

ps
(Do you like Scandinavian design?)

Monday, June 15, 2009 at 4:41:00 PM EDT  
Anonymous Jennifer said...

We would love to see pics of that cake once it is made...and absolutely would need the recipe for sure!

Monday, June 15, 2009 at 5:33:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Jenelle said...

Happy belated Birthday! What a great breakfast- haha. That is so sweet of your kids though!

Monday, June 15, 2009 at 5:34:00 PM EDT  
Blogger kh said...

Happy Birthday! That book is fantastic--I agree.

Monday, June 15, 2009 at 5:38:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Kate Buckley said...

Happy Birthday! I am staying up way too late every night reading The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, and I've got the bags under my eyes to prove it. Fantastic story.

Monday, June 15, 2009 at 6:37:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Sylvia {+ Mark} said...

Happy Birthday...colds are rotten but what a lovely silver lining! I agree about the Guernsey book...one of the better recommendations you received.

"Lavinia" is beautiful but not as engaging and gripping.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009 at 9:20:00 AM EDT  
Blogger Itty_Bitty_Wittes said...

I hope you had a great birthday and I am super glad you hosted in Denver! :) I hope you feel better and that your week is great! It was so nice to meet you!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009 at 9:33:00 AM EDT  
Blogger Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

Hi Gabrielle...we share a birthday! So Happy Birthday to you! (My family told me when I was little that the whole country flew the flag for my birthday...I believed it for a long time!)

Tuesday, June 16, 2009 at 9:57:00 AM EDT  
Anonymous Christy said...

I read that book this weekend too! Love Juliet and her quirky style. And Isolde and the motorcycle, with Sir William and the parrot on his shoulder. I laughed out loud. Do people like that really exist, and if so, where are you friends??

Tuesday, June 16, 2009 at 11:32:00 AM EDT  
Blogger joolee said...

Isn't that book so wonderful?? I loved it too. Happy Belated bday!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009 at 11:40:00 AM EDT  
Blogger Heather said...

I just finished that book too! I loved it!
Happy birthday!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009 at 11:59:00 AM EDT  
Blogger Moni and G Shipp said...

Hi I LOVE your Blog!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

Question: When is the next HOSM in Salt Lake City? Will you ever have one there again? Thanks!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009 at 1:54:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Design Mom said...

Moni, there's a Hands On Session in Salt Lake City tonight. Find out info here: http://handsonkirtsy.com

Tuesday, June 16, 2009 at 2:56:00 PM EDT  
Blogger ~shari~ said...

Loved this book also! Just read it last month...it was delightful!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009 at 10:31:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Kelly said...

I read the book not too long ago. A gem of a novel. Quite delightful!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009 at 12:35:00 PM EDT  

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