A Big Ol' Beautiful Blogger Meet Up

Hey, hey, hey Friday! So glad to see you're finally here. It's been one of those never ending weeks, and the weekend is very much welcomed.

There's a lot of great stuff going on, so I'm heading right to the highlights from the week.

1. It's happening. It's FINALLY REALLY happening. Today I'm meeting up with two of my favorite bloggers - Stephanie and Elizabeth - in one of my favorite cities, San Diego!
Food. Wine. The company of two amazing ladies. The shenanigans that are sure to ensue have me out of my mind excited. Fully prepare for an entire post sometime next week gushing about our blogger date.

2. It took almost a year and a half of attempts and pleading, but Marcus finally caved to an arts and crafts project of mine.
Hand print Thanksgiving turkeys for the win! We just kept painting and stamping and painting and stamping.

3. I'm sort of apologizing for the number of sunsets that I'll be taking pictures of and posting in the next few months.
In Southern California, late fall and early winter months lend themselves to some of the most spectacular skies.
But I'm not really sorry. Those skies are just too gorgeous to keep to myself.

4. For the steep entry fee for the half marathon I ran last weekend (seriously, it was the most expensive 1/2 I've ever entered) you'd think the race day photos would be complimentary. They weren't. Good thing I don't mind the little water marks all over the pictures.
Also, I'm totally faking my way through most of those smiles, waves and thumbs up. Fake it till you make it, right?

5. Povitica. Never heard of it? It's a Croatian bread that I was introduced to when I lived in Kansas City. Kansas City also happens to be the only place I've ever found the bread.
Someone might enjoy the bread as much as his mom. 
Thankfully my in-laws know my love of the beautifully constructed bread and had a loaf shipped to us from Strawberry Hill Povitica. If you like sweet, dense, delicious bread, seriously consider giving this a try. 

Bonus: There is still time to get in on some serious holiday deals and discounts!
Chloe & Isabel Jewelry Boutique - free birthstone earrings and free shipping on orders of $100+ until 11/27. Simply mention Macke Monologues at checkout.
bybmg - free shipping until December 20. Use code :: MIGHTYMACKE at check out.
Mary Kay - 15% off and free shipping until December 10. Use code :: MACKE14 at checkout.
Ruffles With Love - 15% discount until December 15. Use code :: MACKE15 at checkout.
Two Girls Craft Shoppe - 20% discount until December 1. Use code :: MACKEHOLIDAY at checkout.
Fleurty Bands - 10% off until November 30. Use code :: MACKE14 at checkout.

And, the winner of the Starbucks Gift Card Giveaway is Dana over at The 356. Congrats and happy sipping and shopping!

Have a great weekend!


  1. Can I just say how totally jealous I am that you are doing a blogger meet up?!? I think that would be so FUN!! Enjoy!!!
    And the sunsets are amazing, no way would I be sorry for posting those! =)
    The bread looks delish!!
    Have a great weekend!!

  2. Have fun on your blate!! And OHMYGAWD so jealous you got some povatica bread! I LOVE that place and their loaves!

  3. I hope you girls have so much fun on your blate!!! Those handprints look amazing! Way to go Marcus!

  4. So jealous of your meet up! Have a blast!! I love the handprints and your smiles!

  5. Is the bread flavored?? Like pumpkin or cinnamon?? It looks pretty if nothing else! :)

    Love that first and very last pic of your race. And keep the sunset pics coming, they are beautiful!

  6. I can't believe you got h to do all of those. They turned out so cute too! Love all your race pictures: you would never know you weren't happy as a clam! Such an awesome blogger date lined up! Looking forward to hearing all about it!

  7. Totally jealous of your blog date! Loooooove the turkeys. So much. I might steal that =)

  8. I had the. best. time. last night with you ladies! I wish we could do it once a week!
    LOVE the turkeys! And so impressed you were able to get him to paint all those different colors!
    That bottom right picture is amazing! He's like "mom, quit it with the pictures, i'm trying to eat!" LOL.

  9. Beautiful sunsets and that bread looks pretty good!


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