Monday, February 28, 2011

Disney Blog Giveaway

Since I've been lucky enough to win a few blog giveaways I wanted to return the favor and host a giveaway on Steak and Legs. In honor of our recent vacation I put together a Disney giveaway! I am giving away a Pixar gummy lollipop, a Castaway Club Disney Cruise Line water bottle, a Disney magic washcloth, Mickey light-up ice cubes and a Toy Story 3 memory game.

To enter: Leave a comment describing your favorite Disney memory or favorite Disney movie by Sunday, March 6th.
To win: You must have an address in the United States. We will select a winner using the True Random Number Generator. We will announce the winner on Monday, March 7th.


It was a beautiful weekend in DC! The sun came out and warmed up the city. Temperatures reached the 60s and I went sans jacket each afternoon. I even had the opportunity to grab brunch at Kafe Leopold's in Georgetown with three of my lovely girlfriends.

Check back in at noon today to enter our first giveaway!

Friday, February 25, 2011

Happy Friday!

Happy Friday one and all! 

Wishing I could fly back to Florida tonight to run the half marathon to Finish Breast Cancer again! Does that make me a runner?

PS: Check back next week for Steak and Legs' first official give away!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Lucky Lady

Before I begin to share all of my stories and pictures from my most recent vacation I wanted to share two of my recent winnings.

Back in December I won a Twitter giveaway contest. Disney's Fairy Tale Weddings & Honeymoons was giving away beach bags to three lucky Twitter followers and I was one of those lucky ladies!

I thought this meant my luck had run out, but I was pleasantly surprised to find out that I had won Charm & Salt's Valentine's Day giveaway the week before my vacation. I was thrilled to come home on Sunday to find these lovely treats waiting.

Since I have been feeling so lucky lately I wanted to pass on the good fortune to one of my readers. Check back later this week to find out how you could win some Disney treats!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

The Many Faces of Legs on Vacation

Steak and I are back from vacation! And sadly we're heading back to work today. We had a lovely time enjoying so many different warm places. We stayed in Jacksonville, Florida for 3 nights and enjoyed a wonderful family reunion on my dad's side and ran an amazing half marathon with 8 other members of my family. We spent 3 beautiful nights in Walt Disney World at the Port Orleans Riverside Resort. Then we boarded a bus and headed to Port Canaveral to take a 3 night cruise on the new Disney Dream ship. On the ship we traveled to Nassau and Disney's private island Castaway Cay in the Bahamas. Then we bussed back to Orlando for our flight back to DCA.

As a present to my family (especially to sister CJ) I present to you all of the awful pictures of me that I refused to put on facebook.

Thanks to Steak and Sister CJ for always catching me off guard and zooming in way to far. I cherish these memories.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day!

I hope you get something sweet today!

 VDay 2008 at Steak's college
 VDay 2009 at Steak's college
VDay 2010 in NYC

Steak and I are heading to Disney World this morning and we couldn't be any more excited! Happy Valentine's Day to you and yours!

Friday, February 11, 2011

Care Package from Mama Steak

Mama Steak sent me and Steak a fabulous care package for Valentine's Day. Along with the cutest pug card she sent us several recipes, a salsa recipe book, two fancy soaps (love soaps!), a mini heart cake maker, lots of Clif Shot Blocks, and jeggings for me! Thank you very much, Mama Steak! Happy Valentine's Day to you and yours!

And happy Valentine's Day to all of you, dear readers! Steak and I are flying to Florida tonight and I couldn't be more excited for this vacation!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS Digital ELPH

Lots of shopping has been going on at Steak and Legs headquarters the last couple of weeks. Aside from clothing purchases for our upcoming cruise, I also purchased a new point and shoot camera. Lately I haven't been able to take many candid photos since my Nikon Coolpix died after 3 years of service. I've done lots of research on moderately priced point and shoot cameras and finally purchased the perfect camera for me: the Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS Digital ELPH. There was no way I was going to go on vacation without a portable digital camera!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Vacation Fashion

Clockwise from top left: Classique Ruffle Dress, JCrew Vintage Cotton Raglan Tee in Echo Grey, La Blanca Braided One Piece, Pierre Dumas Espedrille Platform

These are four of the new pieces I bought for my upcoming vacation. I bought two more items to wear at a very romantic dinner at sea, but I'll save those as a surprise!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011


Obsessed with Nars newly released Pokerface nail color. Excited to sport this on my toes in the Bahamas next Thursday!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Weekend Wrap-up

I had a very nice weekend. I visited my wonderful hairdresser, Patti, after work on Friday and then Steak picked me up to head further into the city to a house party our friends T & T were hosting. On Saturday we ran 3 miles in the cold rain around our neighborhood, went to our weekly pilates reformer class in Shirlington and then Steak dropped me off at Liberty Tavern to visit and have lunch with four of my friends (one of them in town from law school in Boston). Then I did some major shopping damage at South Moon Under and picked up some ingredients at Whole Foods. When I got home I made the Garbanzo Bean Soup I made on Thursday night for a potluck. I headed to my girlfriend L's apartment in Rosslyn and had a wonderful potluck dinner with my sorority family, including sister CJ. Sunday morning we ran for 10 miles! We made it all the way to the Capitol and then headed back to Arlington. We then headed back into the city to use our Groupon to the Newseum. Steak and I had a wonderful trip to the museum and then he treated me to Tangy Sweet! We trekked back to Arlington, but stopped in Clarendon to grab dinner at the newest restaurant in town, Circa. After a wonderful dinner, where Steak treated me again, we headed home to catch the rest of the Superbowl commercials and get geared up for our last 5 days in DC before vacation!

I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend as well! Check out some of me and Steak's pictures from our 10 mile run on Sunday.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Amazing Giveaway!

My new friend and fellow foodie, Jenna, is doing an amazing giveaway on her blog Charm & Salt. Stop over to enter to win!

Garbanzo Bean Soup

Tonight we made Garbanzo Bean Soup from Oh She Glows. It was as delicious as it looked on her blog and way more delicious than the picture I managed to take. If you're looking for a creamy soup this should satisfy.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Hostess with the Mostess

Just a few more pictures from the amazing chili cook-off we went to on Saturday. Jenna is such an amazing hostess. Her home is beautiful, the appetizers were delicious and every aspect of the tasting was fun and whimsical. We felt so lucky to have been invited to such a successful event.

PS: I made a cameo on The Carlson Chronicles today.
PPS: I've had two nightmares in a row about our half marathon coming up in 10 days! 

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

I cheated.

I binged on cookies and a delicious chocolate chip milkshake this weekend and sabotaged my diet! But the cookies were worth the indiscretion, especially the macaroons!  Thank you Jenna for the delicious treats post-chili tasting.