Sunday, September 18, 2011

{life} weekend recap + confetti pasta salad

Oh my. This weekend was fabulous.

First came the Corey Smith and Tyler Reeve concert.

Roommates. <3
Old roomies, kinda.
This video is horrible quality, but you can see how close to the stage I was. :)

Then it was time for some FSU FOOTBALL!

I ran into my great grand-big & Jacki at the Unconquered statue!!
Tailgating fun!
84,000 strong.
Student section craziness:

The game was ABSOLUTELY RIDICULOUS. I will definitely remember attending that game for the rest of my life. It was the loudest I have ever heard the stadium.. even louder than the FSU v. UF game last year.

“It was just loud, I couldn’t hear anything, especially down there when we were in their student section,” Jones said. “I called some plays six or seven times, and I still don’t think the guys heard me.” 
ESPN article.

Mission accomplished student section. :)

We may have lost but it was a hard fight. I couldn't be any prouder of my team.

Oh and want a really easy pasta salad recipe? I made it for the tailgate an hour before I left for campus.

Confetti Pasta Salad
Adapted from
{photo credit}
  • 8 oz medium pasta shells; cooked according to the box instructions.
  • 1 pint grape tomatoes, sliced in half.
  • 2 cups coarsely chopped spinach
  • 1 yellow bell pepper
  • 4 tablespoons sliced green onion
  • 8 oz. package crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/2 cup vinaigrette of choice - I used a Greek vinaigrette I had in my fridge already.
  1. Cook pasta, drain and cool.
  2. Toss pasta with remaining ingredients. Leave out feta until just before serving.
  3. Serve immediately or cover and refrigerate for up to 8 hours before serving.


  1. I love Corey Smith! He came to Tech two years ago and it was so much fun. Definitely want to see him again :) That salad looks SO good!

  2. Obsessed with your yellow dress!! And that salad looks amazing--anything with half a pound of feta in the recipe NEEDS to be made in my kitchen :)

  3. I am SO sad I didn't make it back for this weekend! UGH. I feel like I missed so much!

  4. I absolutely love the dress you wore to the concert! And I'm so jealous of how close you were!!

  5. I love that picture of the stadium! Looks awesome. And that pasta salad looks delish! Seems like a fun weekend :)

  6. LOVE Corey Smith!! And love all of those dresses :) so cute!

  7. I loveeeeeee pasta salad! This recipe looks delish. Both of your dresses are adorable! Looks like you had a fun weekend :)

  8. You look like you had so much fun!!! I'm sure the gorgeous weather helped!

    Belly B :)

  9. LOVE the dress you wore to Corey smith!! He came to VT a few years ago!!! And, football weekends are the BEST (win or lose you just can't beat tailgating). I miss them so much!!

    Also -- I love the new look! So simple and cute :)

  10. Thanks for all of the dress compliments! The navy one is my roommate Rima's dress & the yellow one is my other roommate Amanda's dress. :)

  11. What a fun weekend! I love the dress you wore for the concert. It's so pretty! :)


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