The Siberian American: Friday Favorites: Super Week Edition

Friday, July 24, 2015

Friday Favorites: Super Week Edition

Hey there, friends! Thank you so much for your sweet comments on our birthdays and anniversary. It’s been a fun week. Since I was a bit of a downer in my Wednesday confessions, I thought it would be fun to share some of my favorite things from this week today.

/ / One:
We celebrated Christopher’s birthday at RPM Italian. It was seriously so good. I am usually not big at dining out at Italian restaurants because I feel like I can make most of the dishes at home for much cheaper, but the dishes at RPM Italian were so unique—I had spicy crab squid ink spaghetti, and it was insanely delicious. If you’re ever in Chicago, eat here.

/ / Two:
My hubby wins the hubby of the year award because he got me a new MacBook Pro for my birthday! I haven’t mentioned it, but blogging has been really difficult the past few months because my MacBook Pro was on its last legs with literally no disk space left. There were times when I was editing a photo in Photoshop, and it would randomly shut down. I’m so thankful he saved up money to get me a new one!

/ / Three:
Saturday is our sixth anniversary! I honestly couldn’t have asked for a better six years with the love of my life. Here’s to many, many more, my love! Christopher and I like to do traditional anniversary gifts, and this year it's candy, which is really fun! Here’s a short version of our love story.

/ / Four:
Since Christopher is currently working nights (boo), he gets weekends off (yay). We have several fun ideas for this weekend, but it all depends on if it’s going to rain. One thing we really want to do is go to the Pierogi Fest in Whiting, Indiana. It looks hilariously entertaining, and we are all about pierogis in this household!

/ / Five:
My birthday is also Skyler’s “gotcha” day. We had started the application process for her two weeks before my birthday, and it happened to be that my birthday was the first day we could pick her up! I can’t believe it has been four years since I got the best present ever!

To celebrate, I let Sky try the Rocco & Roxie Supply Co. Gourmet Beef Jerky Dog Treats provided by our friends at Chewy! She was a big fan. She is usually a one (or two) treat a day kind of dog (she often hides her treats for later if she’s not hungry), but I’m pretty sure she would have devoured the entire bag if I let her! I’m sure it has something to do with the fact that they were slow cooked for 15 hours. I love that they’re high in protein, low in calories, and don’t contain fillers like corn, wheat, and soy.

Disclosure: sent me the Rocco & Roxie Supply Co. Gourmet Beef Jerky Dog Treats to review. No further compensation was received, and all opinions are my own. 

I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend! 

Linking up with AmandaKarli, and the High Five for Friday girls.


  1. What a darling husband you have! Congrats on a new Mac book pro!! How you have a lovely weekend together.

  2. I've always wanted to try RPM, so I'm glad that you enjoyed it and gave it such a good review! Happy 6th anniversary! Isn't amazing how quickly the time flies!

  3. i love the 'gotcha' day haha. happy 6th anniversary, and yay new macbook!

  4. THAT WEDDING PHOTO IS GORG! Happy super week ;)

  5. Whenever we make a visit to Chicago I'm going to be dying to try out RPM! Cheers to six years - enjoy celebrating!

  6. Happy birthday and anniversary! Gorgeous wedding photo!

  7. Yaaaay what an awesome gift!! New computers are the best!! Happy Friday!!!


  8. Love your wedding picture! So pretty! And yay for a new MacBook Pro. Mine is almost on its way out too!

  9. Enjoy the new laptop!! I am sure it will make life much easier!

  10. That is so awesome that he got you a new Macbook Pro. Hope you weekend plans turn out! They sound like fun to me. :-)

  11. Ooo a new Macbook, how exciting! I LOVE my Macbook, I use it constantly! Aww Sky is too cute! I don't think my dogs have ever saved a treat for later, they always devour them immediately, lol!

  12. Wow, congrats on the new MacBook! What an incredibly thoughtful and generous present. I highly recommend investing in DropBox if you'd like a place to dump pictures and whatnot. It's about $10 a month for you to store all that stuff in the cloud. I had the same problem as you once I started blogging and it's been a game changer :)

    I also randomly tried squid ink for the first time this week via Blue Apron, and it was delicious!


  13. What a fun week! Great birthday gift! RPM Italian sounds soooo good!

    ~Ashley @ A Cute Angle

  14. Yay for macbook pro!!! I love mine!

  15. What a perfect birthday present! Such a sweet husband!

    And a pierogi festival?? I wanna go!

  16. Happy belated birthday and anniversary, such a gorgeous pic from your wedding <3

  17. Happy late Birthday and Anniversary!! A new computer is a very awesome birthday gift. I often feel the same about Italian food too. I love pierogis...hope you guys got to make to the festival.


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