Yarn Ball + Blue Lagoon

Thank you everyone for your sweet comments on my 5k post – you guys are too kind! 🙂

After successfully running my first ever 5k, I went home, showered, blogged and then headed out for a yarn-y day with my friend Megan.


We hit up Barnes & Noble and grabbed a table in the cafe. I love coming to bookstores to hang out. I like discovering new books and magazines and the generally relaxing environment. Sipping on hot lattes is pretty awesome, too.


Megan is a wonderful knitter but new to crochet, so I promised to teach her. We ran into a bit of an issue trying to find the inside tail on this orange ball of yarn, but we eventually got it sorted out.


Check out Megan’s first chain. She’s on her way!

She already has a fabulous amigurumi project lined up…I hope she can finish it by Christmas!! 🙂


After the yarn fun, I headed home to get ready for my company’s Christmas party. I used to be a bit of a shopaholic, but since purchasing the house, I’ve cut back. WAY back. I basically never shop. So while I used to purchase a new dress for this type of event, I shopped my closet instead and pulled out a LBD (little black dress).


They were passing out appetizers at the beginning of the night. I fell in love with these little cheese puffs and am really hoping I can figure out the recipe later.


As for cocktails, I asked for something fruity and got this strange-looking concoction. We brainstormed names for it and came up with: Great White Shark, Blue Lagoon, and 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.


As for eats, I started with a dressing-soaked Caesar salad. Remind me to start ordering the dressing on the side! Phew!

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For the main event, I had the filet along with some asparagus, mushrooms, and scalloped potatoes.


Everything was super delicious!


Especially the sweet ending – dessert! There was cheesecake, creme brulee, and chocolate pecan pie. Mmm…nommy noms!

Did anyone else have a company holiday party this weekend? Did you do anything fun?

17 thoughts on “Yarn Ball + Blue Lagoon”

  1. Oh my goodness that dessert plate looks fan-freaking-tastic. Three desserts? Yes, please!!

    I actually did have a “company” Christmas party…that’s what my friends called their blowout debaucherous holiday party. It was a blast though!

  2. Mmm…that food looks delish! The company you work for must be doing pretty well to throw a nice holiday party complete with dinner. With mine, we just have a potluck. Then again, that could be because we’re a remote office. I have no idea what they do at corporate. Actually, the last few places I worked out have always downgraded the holiday party to save money. I’d love to get dressed up for a party!

  3. Quite an interesting looking cocktail – but in a good way! I always think fruity drinks = pink but that sure is one gorgeous shade of green!

    I’ve had a super chill weekend, but it was exactly what I needed! Lots of baking, football, and one hell of a workout this morning!

  4. I finally baked some Choco Chip Dough Balls today! They were good! However, they didn’t quite look like yours – they was not as doughy as I had hoped – did I bake them too long? Plus, aside from the chocolate chips, the actual baked dough was lacking a bit of flavor and sweetness – what do you think I am missing? Perhaps add more butter (I didn’t have a stick of butter, just took from a tub of butter, so perhaps my measurements were off)? Add more salt? Guess I will have to bake another batch soon. 🙂 Maybe next time, I will add peanut butter!

    Thank you for sharing a great recipe! I already ate three dough balls. 🙂 I hope that my next batch will be better, though!

    • Hey Tiffany, if you add too much more butter or sugar, they won’t stay in the ball shape. I’ve heard a lot of people added extra salt and they preferred the balls that way. HTH and happy baking! 🙂

  5. Wow, what an incredible holiday spread for your work party!

    We have a pizza party on Thursday and then a potluck on Tuesday. Not fancy, but lots of options. 🙂

  6. I absolutely love Barnes & Noble. You’re so right about the relaxing atmosphere, I could wander around in there for hours.

    Your holiday party looks amazing. My hospital is super cheap so not only did we have to use PTO for the hour and a half we were gone for yesterday’s crappy Mexican lunch, but we also had to pay for it out of pocket 🙁


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