Escrow, Microsoft and #cbias OH MY!

It’s been a busier week than usual. Which is saying something. Since I am the queen of not saying no (and not accepting as an answer from someone else too) it’s been a full week.

Monday I met with fellow Microsoft Windows Power Bloggers for a delightful breakfast lunch at Grace Kitchen at University Village. Yes, I mention breakfast because if offered breakfast choices, I will order one. So while everyone else was ordering soups, salads and sammies, I dined on this amazing french toast with berry compote.  Kristina, our witty and fun Microsoft representative was our hostess. We talked a lot about how we use technology to keep in touch, whether it’s Facebook, or Twitter or Skype. I still don’t do much video calling, but I think after this meeting, I may give it another go. I bet the kids would love it.

Wednesday night, my good friend Leanne AKA Rave and Review was gracious enough to invite me to a small gathering with JohnTed, and Matt from Collective Bias at Still Liquor on Capital Hill.  I’d been wanting to learn more about Collective Bias, a shopper marketing agency headquartered in Bentonville, AR, so I was happy to join her. I have a lot of bloggy friends that are involved with them. Hilarity ensued and it was a fun evening of drinks, Tapas, striped socks and a #LeanneSandwich.

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Sock Shenanigans

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We took the Shenanigans from Still Liquor to Terra Plata. Terra Plata has a new menu every day, so it keeps things fresh and interesting. Sadly, at 10pm at night, this means they are going to be out of a few things, like the Whole Fish. The Roasted Brussel Sprouts however, where OMG.

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Sadly, They were out of Whole Fish

And then, **gulp** Thursday my husband and I signed the documents to buy our first home. It’s a pretty overwhelming process because we’re actually in a pretty unique situation. We’re buying a home that’s under a guardianship. Basically that means that the courts have to approve the sale and THEN (this is the scary part) it get’s published and we can still be outbid!! EEEP! Luckily, it’s a pretty involved process so we’re hoping it won’t happen. If all goes well, I’ll be a home owner at the end of next week.

FRIDAY, I was officially accepted into the Social Fabric community and I’m pretty excited. From what I’ve seen so far, I know it’s a great fit for me both personally and professionally.

So it’s Saturday and the kids are napping. I should be packing but I’m playing on the Internetz instead. 🙂

About Kerri Jablonski

Kerri Jablonski AKA The Maven lives in Seattle,WA with her 3 kids (2008, 2010, 2013), husband, cats and backyard chickens. Two of her children have special needs. Kerri enjoys cooking, travel, movies and spending time with her family.


  1. Yeah on the home buying front! I will keep my fingers and toes crossed for you.

    I believe it will happen 🙂

  2. I love ordering breakfast stuff at all times of day. And congratulations on the house! 🙂

  3. courtney b says:

    Congrats! Buying a home can be fun and scary at the same time. Best of luck to you!

  4. I hope everything is working out with the home purchase!

  5. Congrats on the new home! Thanks for a great evening, I can’t believe this was a month ago. We’ll be back in Seattle soon and bringing some weather hopefully!

    Welcome to SF! Let us know what you think.


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