Monday, October 22, 2012

Weekend Update

 (Linking up with Leeann, Dana, and Sami!)

Hi there!

I hope all of you enjoyed your weekend! Mine was busy and full of fun!

First of all, Thursday I went to not one, but TWO Bring Your Own Pumpkin parties!

The top two are from my co-worker party, where EJ and I carved a super cute bow to a girlie Jack-O-Lantern. The bottom two are from the second party of the evening, where I impatiently carved "eek!" into a pumpkin. It was the first and last time that I will ever take that much time on a pumpkin. 

On Friday I volunteered at a Bright Pink event. Have you heard of the organization? It's really incredible! As they say on the website, "Bright Pink is the only national non-profit focusing on the risk reduction and early detection of breast and ovarian cancer in young women while providing support for high-risk individuals." The founder, Lindsay, has done some amazing things since Bright Pink began 6 years ago, and I am very proud to volunteer for such a positive and inspiring organization. 

On Friday night Bright Pink hosted VIPink at Saks Fifth Avenue. The event spanned three floors with delicious food and drinks from generous sponsors and fun activities like a "pink" carpet step & repeat, a photo booth, and a make-up artist giving guests pink lips. There was even a fashion show with gorgeous Saks items. 

My job was supervising the photo booth craziness and guiding guests off the runway during the fashion show. Not gonna lie, it was so much fun that it didn't feel like a volunteer job. The guests had a blast and I sure had a great time meeting other volunteers and the amazing Bright Pink staff. I can't wait to help out at other events!

On Saturday Andrew and I had fun at our new favorite breakfast spot, Johnny's Snack Shop on Halsted. I walk by it every day and we finally popped in for the most delicious breakfast! Saturday night we met up with friends at Aberdeen Tap, another new bar for us! 

Sunday I wasn't feeling too well, so it was very low-key with sports and cooking...and a little Google Hangout where we all had pillow heads:

Now it's time to enjoy another week! How was your weekend?


SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph said...

That sounds like an awesome organization. Kudos to you for volunteering!

Found you through Weekend Update blog link up!


Stephanie said...

I love both the pumpkins! It's definitely a lot of work doing complicated letters and things, but it just looks so cute.

Kimberlee said...

Ohh great pumpkin carving skills!

Looks like the VPink event went off without a hitch :) said...

your google hangout time makes me smile. you all should be a commercial!
and it looks like you had a blast at the saks event! i've always dreamt of attending something like that. maybe someday!

Anonymous said...

love the pillow heads:) technology is the best invention when being away from your family!

I am your newest follower, adorable blog!


Susan said...

That sounds really awesome! I've heard of the organization, but didn't know too much about it. That's awesome that you volunteered and what a fun fashion show, lucky gal!