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Weekend Recap

So I know that it’s Tuesday and if you are recapping a weekend, that should happen on Monday, but oh well! :)

On Friday,  Jeff and I had a much-needed date night.  We actually hadn’t been out on a date just the two of us in over a month.  We usually end up going to dinner with friends or something, which I am definitely not complaining— I am so thankful for the friends in our life— but it was nice to have a night just the two of us. Then this happened.

photo6 (1) I had been wanting to get another piercing for quite some time, but for whatever reason hadn’t done it.  I got my first and second holes as a teenager, and then had gotten the first cartilage piercing [the top one] when I turned 18.  And nearly ten years later, I finally got this one.  I was a little nervous about how it would look, but I kind of love it!

On Saturday, my best friend was in town and we went out for some retail therapy and lunch.  We ate at Which Wich— I was really craving egg salad and theirs is so good!  I was expecting to have to just order it on bed of lettuce or something since I didn’t want the bread [I've been trying really hard to eat gluten-free lately], but they apparently have an option called the “Lettuce-wich” where they will make any sandwich wrapped in lettuce instead of bread.  It was DELICIOUS! I will be eating there much more frequently now that I know this is an option.

photo5 (1) That night, I worked a wedding for a friend who owns a wedding-planning business.  The wedding was held at an old church that has been renovated and used for special occasions like this.  It is one of my favorite venues— a great combination of old and new!

photo4 (1) On Sunday, Jeff and I attended the wedding of some friends that we have known since at least middle school, maybe longer.  They were both in my brother’s class and started dating in high school.  Their wedding was absolutely beautiful and incredibly sweet.  I teared up on a number of occasions.

photo3 (1) photo2 (2) And to wrap this shindig up, on Monday, I went to the beach with a couple of friends and their 3 adorable little girls.  Although going to the beach with kids is a very different experience from what I’m used to since I don’t have any [read: pretty much not sitting down the entire time and being completely covered in sand versus sitting in a chair, listening to music, and reading a good book], it was nice to spend time with them and get to have some girl talk, even if I am a lobster now because I didn’t realize how long we had be out there and reapplied sunscreen a little too late— and completely forgot to reapply it to my face. Whoops…

photo1 (2) It’s always a successful beach trip when at least one kid falls asleep in the car on the way home [even if I don't have kids, I know such truths ;-)].

How was your weekend?  I’d love to hear about it!


The One Where We Threw an Epic Surprise Party

A couple of weekends ago we threw my sister, Mari, a surprise birthday party.


As we were in the beginning stages of planning, my brother-in-law (my sister’s hubby) suggested we do a “Friends” theme.  My sister is addicted to the show, so it was a perfect idea!

DSC_0224 DSC_0228 DSC_0258 However, I am not exactly the professional party planner, so I enlisted the help of a friend, Alicia She is pretty much a party expert and she loves Friends as much as Mari does.  If it wasn’t for her ideas and help, the party would’ve never come together like it did.  All of the ideas, from the food, the frames, the decor, everything, came from her.

DSC_0238 DSC_0226 DSC_0255 Mari’s husband got her out of the house a few hours early so Alicia and I could set up everything.  We had people park around the corner so she didn’t see any cars that she’d recognize on the way home.

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Unfortunately, I forgot to grab my camera as she was walking in, so I didn’t catch her surprised face, but she definitely seemed taken-off-guard when all of her friends jumped out from the hallway.


Winnie was the center of attention

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She loved the theme and decor of course! I think she was most surprised by all of that [read: she's much better at themed parties than I am].  Hopefully, she had a great time and it made this birthday a little memorable!


I had to include this picture because the facial expressions are priceless


My sister, Mari (middle) with her friends, Jackie (left) and Christina (right)

Happy birthday, Mari! Hope 26 is an awesome year for you!


Five on Friday

We made it through another week! Here’s my top 5 favorite things from this week:

{ONE} We threw my sister a suprise birthday party last weekend, and it was “Friends” themed.  I’ll be writing more about it next week, but I just have to say, it was perfection.


{TWO}  I recieved my 4th Stitchfix this month, and it rocked! I kept all 5 items. Check out my review of it here.

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{THREE} I cheated on my diet this weekend and went to the annual Greek Festival here in town.  It was totally worth it.


{FOUR} I am decided to get a little nail art done when I went with my mom for manis and pedis last weekend. Thank you, Pinterest, for the idea!


{FIVE} This weekend is Award’s Banquet a.k.a. Prom at our old high school, so I’ve been reminscing about ours from 9 years ago.  Jeff and I had just been dating a few months when we went to ours together.  We look like such babies.


Well, that was my week! How was yours? Would love to hear about it!


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