Scenes from the Weekend

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Is it really Monday?  Like where the heck did the weekend go??  As always I was trying to get a million things accomplished and before you know it….it was 10pm on Sunday and I was laying out my supplies for Monday. Let’s try and recap this whirlwind of a weekend shall we?

It was actually cold enough to bust out the leather coat yeah!

Mark was playing in a softball tournament all weekend so my Mother and Aunt Dona came up for some girl time and wedding dress shopping.  We stopped by my favorite haunt…Piquant.  I think I am going there too much. One of the waitresses who I usually have stopped me on the way out and goes “you didn’t get the chicken salad….I was so surprised!  I purposely asked your waitress if you got the chicken salad with a side of guava BBQ sauce and coffee with no sugar…”  I was like… either I come here too much or I need to start expanding on my ordering.

Then we went to dress shopping around Tampa….where I may or may not have been successful ;-)

Sunday was a busy one!  I helped my friend Kelly decorate her new place at where else Homegoods. They have the best selection and clearance sections.  I also found my “lunch traveller” from this post.  It is made by Fit and Fresh here is the link.  They were at Homegoods for 14.99 plus it had the tupperware on the inside with a cold pack.  If you have been looking for one definitely check it out.
I can’t wait to start registering! First thing on my list is a new crock pot….don’t get me wrong I love my mom’s from the year I was born…here is my taco soup that was also accomplished on Sunday stay tuned recipe to follow this week…however I was told by my friend and hairdresser Jesse (oh I also got my hair done on Saturday!  Jesse is amazing if anyone is in need message me for details.  I went a little darker….not like this post darker but a few more lowlights and I love it!) Sorry back to Jesse who is newly married said I needed to get this Williams and Sonoma slow cooker that has a cast aluminum insert that comes out and you can brown on the stove with (wow the things I am getting excited over now?  No longer shoes and bags but cast iron slow cookers).
Note the two settings….low and high…..fancy around these parts

They have such pretty artwork at great prices.  I’m a little partial now to the Chrysler building from our engagement weekend.
Have you ever gotten this ominous message from your Keurig?  Well after some youtube video searching I learned how to “prime” my Keurig with white distilled vinegar….can you imagine what hot vinegar smells like?  Yeah not that good but anyways my Keurig is now much happier after 30+ brews of hot vinegar followed by filtered water… the same time as I was making taco soup….and talking on the phone…..and eating peppermint M&M’s while practicing for my Barre class that I was teaching at 4. I clearly like to multitask.
Other random musings from the weekend…..what three girls dinner looked like on Saturday night….the best coffee in Tampa in my opinion….using my Glam Glow mask because there were no boys home to scare with it on (review to follow!)
Favorite nail polish for the weekend.  This dark color that came in the CND Vinylux collection the review is here. Also if you are at Target check out your clearance rack for this maxi.  It is absolutely perfect for the summer.  I have a feeling I will be living in this.  It has great construction of the dress and the skirt hangs perfectly.  It looks a lot more expensive then it is and was a steal at $20!  Got to love Florida….trying on maxi dresses one minute and wearing leather coats that night!
How was your weekend?  Any fun happenings?  Hope you have a great day!  Stay tuned this week for my first giveaway hint it was something listed in this post and also check back for my taco soup recipe!  xoxoxoxoxo


  1. January 20, 2014 / 1:38 PM

    Sounds like a fun weekend! I loved wedding dress shopping! Word of advice – enjoy it while it lasts! Try on as many dresse as possible without going crazy! Ah, how times change once you get engaged…it’s all about the kitchen ware and gadgets and less about shoes and clothes (well, they still play a part ;) )… Love that nail polish and dress! xoxo, Lindsay

  2. January 20, 2014 / 2:35 PM

    Woo hoo for “possilbly” finding the wedding dress! – Best purchase ever! I’m pretty sure our crockpot is from the same collection haha!! Love the maxi!! Jam Packed weekend…i’m thankful to have today off! :)

  3. January 20, 2014 / 2:56 PM

    I have two crockpots, and both have only the “low” and “high” settings, LOL. They both work great so I have not been able to justify the purchase of a new one, though I would like one that you could program to come on at a certain time. It would eliminate burned bbq chicken…ha.

  4. January 20, 2014 / 2:56 PM

    I wish I was wearing a sleeveless maxi dress right now. Hurry up Spring!! I must go to Homegoods after work and look for a lunch bag! I am still shoving my food in my gym/work bag. Ew. And you sound like me at restaurants. I go over and over and get the same thing.

  5. January 20, 2014 / 2:57 PM

    yah! i hope you for your wedding dress! loving that maxi dress too :) and register for all that cookware! you’ll have a new kitchen after the wedding is over! xo jillian – cornflake dreams

  6. January 20, 2014 / 3:12 PM

    Wow it looks like you had a packed weekend! I can’t wait to see what your dress looks like :)
    My weekend was full of grocery shopping, signing a lease for a new house (YAY!), and editing my new blog design.

    ^what’s in my gym bag on the blog today

  7. January 20, 2014 / 3:15 PM

    Congrats on maybe finding your dress :) And I love your coat!

  8. January 20, 2014 / 3:58 PM

    oo the dress is adorable! and very exciting to have found *THE* dress for your big day (hopefully!!??) :)

  9. January 20, 2014 / 4:17 PM

    I was thinking exactly the same thing, where DID the weekend go?! I feel cheated haha. Sounds like you had a busy one! Congrats if you did find the dress by the way ;) How exciting!

  10. January 20, 2014 / 4:19 PM

    that is so exciting you went shopping for your wedding dress! Sounds like you had a great weekend!

    The Style Scribe

  11. January 20, 2014 / 7:42 PM

    I just got a new crockpot as well. Funny you said the one you have is from the year you were born. Looking forward to reading your blog.

  12. January 20, 2014 / 8:37 PM

    eeek! i hope you found your dress! dangit im dying ot see it! and you look gorgeous! love the coat!

  13. January 20, 2014 / 8:42 PM

    Yes, a Dutch Oven is a great thing to have. Not cheap but lovely!
    Loving your weekend pics:)
    XO, Gina

  14. January 21, 2014 / 12:13 AM

    The dress shopping looks like so much fun! Such a pretty store!

  15. January 21, 2014 / 2:13 PM

    Congrats on maybe…. or maybe not…finding a dress?? haha

  16. January 22, 2014 / 10:14 PM

    Oh yay wedding dress shopping! And you can’t go wrong with Homegoods. Which reminds me, I have a giftcard there I need to spend…

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