Weekending – The One the Brought My Sanity Back

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Happy Monday my loves.  I thank everyone for all your sweet words on Friday last week was rough! I think it was because the weekends are where I get everything settled and accomplished so that when the week hits I’m not playing catch up.  After my bachelorette weekend all I felt like was behind….the entire week.  For once in a long time I can actually say I am looking forward to Monday because I got so much done this weekend and finally feel a little more at ease.  Linking up with B and Meghan!

So Friday was nuts.  I don’t like reliving aggravating situations but it was like every single person was sending me texts, Facebook messages, smoke signals, message in a bottle etc with questions about the wedding.  Plus it was just a crazy week with work….like bizarre draining patients….so by the time I collapsed in Jesse’s chair I looked like death, my hair was too many days to remember dirty and I needed some uplifting spirits.  Luckily my hairdresser who is also a wonderful friend of mine naturally brought me back to a level of normal sanity.  Plus you always feel better when your hair looks fabulous right?

I was totally taking this selfie in the car and Jesse walked out and caught me……..busted.  Let me go and bury my head now. Please ignore the no makeup…..big sunglasses hides all am I right?

After sitting in insane amount of traffic back I decided that I wasn’t going to let it get to me.  I blasted some Taylor Swift, sang to myself and took in the gorgeous sunset on the drive home.  This cop and I totally had T swift car dancing in common.  Don’t worry bro I absolutely use both hands when I’m really feeling a song as well.

I arrived home to Mark making tacos.  Not just any tacos mind you.  Nacho shell tacos.  Let me tell you…..they were worth it.  I really need to get around to that wedding diet….

We fancied it up by pairing it with this.  I highly recommend it.  Rivals some of the higher end Russian River Valley Pinot Noirs.  I want to say it was around $12.99 I believe.

Saturday I had to enjoy the gorgeous day out and met one of my girlfriends over at the new waterfront restaurant that just opened Ulele.  Note to self next time open table it.  An hour and a half for lunch????  We ended up hovering over people, grabbing seats and eating at the bar.  The food was delicious full review this week.

One of my New Year’s goals was to actually use my fancy schmancy expensive camera more.  My best friend Veniece has a great eye for photography.  I set up the camera and let her go.

She said I can pay her in cocktails….done.  The one on the left “ring of fire” mine on the right “native Summer” I highly recommend!

The rest of the weekend was spent trying to clean and make some organization of this new living abode of mine.  Mark was gone at a softball tournament (solo behavior time) so I primped from head to toe.  Oh yes it was the ugly mud masks and pedicure time.  It is safe to say I have officially taken over both bathrooms.  Mark is just going with it.  Living with a man requires two bathrooms that is all I have to say about that subject.

Speaking of breaking out the camera I even used the tripod.  Say what?  Look at my new makeup storage and LED makeup light. You thought you were plucking your eyebrows before…..oh with that bad boy I discovered things that I didn’t even know existed on my face.  Total Sex and the City moment of an hour spent in front of that mirror this weekend.  Definitely broke out every mask and cleanser after that horror.

Sunday night was spent blogging and watching the Pats dominate!  Belichick was styling as always

Curled up with my besties

How was your weekend?  What do you do when you are crazy stressed to help bring you back to sanity?  Hope you have a fabulous day!  xoxoxoxo

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59 responses to “Weekending – The One the Brought My Sanity Back”

  1. Your makeup organization is amazing!! I am so jealous!

  2. Kimmi says:

    Your hair looks amazing!! Love the makeup storage as well! So pretty!

  3. You are a beauty! Your hair is so pretty :) I watched that cop dancing this morning and laughed uncontrollably…I loved him! hahahahha

  4. Kiki says:

    Your hair looks gorgeous! Love the color. A nice relaxing weekend after a crazy week is the best.

  5. Kendra C says:

    Your hair looks amazing!

  6. Your hair looks gorgeous! Love it! I can’t believe how long it is!! And I definitely need to try that restaurant next time I’m in town visiting! Those drinks look amazing! I think we need to schedule a blogger date soon to do some pictures and get some drinks! :) Hope you have a great Monday girl!

    <3, Pamela
    Sequins & Sea Breezes

  7. P!nky says:

    GAH, the dreaded no one reads the invitations or pays attention to the website textathon. Lots of fun right?!?! Glad the hair appointment helped, but totally understand the ARGH moment.

    Fancy cameras are so fun to use. I’ve been using mine since the summer and love the way pictures look now, since they aren’ t just iPhone pics. Love your outfit, btw.

    And that makeup corner is amazing. I can’t wait to have a better nook….looks like the perfect primping area. Which you took full advantage of, sans fiancé. I love girlie evenings ;)!

    Have a fabulous day!

  8. Jenn says:

    So so so glad to hear that this weekend got you feeling back to normal! Starting it off with a nice hair sesh doesn’t hurt and your hair looked great!!
    Ill have to try out the pinot noir you mentioned–have you tried Apothic Red? It’s one of my absolute favorite reds and it’s about $8 I think (maybe cheaper at Trader Joes). Definitely look for it if you haven’t!
    Your friend took a great photo! Love some girl/friend time, too–it’s the best!
    Hope your week starts off well now that you’re all reset from the weekend! :)

  9. Seriously what a perfect weekend!! I am loving the outfit photos and can’t wait to see more!! You know how I feel about the make-up storage – score!!! Yay for a Pats win…I just hope they win the one that really matters next weekend!!! xo, Biana – BlovedBoston

  10. Ashley says:

    Your hair was looking’ fab on Friday girlfriend! A great hair day can turn any bad day around. I need to get a makeup organizer like that. Mine’s currently in a bag and I have to sort through.. not ideal.

  11. Um loving your hair this weekend! I am dying to go to Ulele!

  12. Glad I’m not the only one that’s invested in some new makeup organization recently! Yours looks super functional and pretty on the vanity. Your friend is a great photographer, and your hair! It turned out beautiful. Happy Monday, girl!

  13. Where is your makeup organizer from? I’ve been looking for one just like it! Your hair looked gorg!
    Ally – Life as I know it

  14. Elle Sees says:

    i swear getting my hair done makes me think like i can do anything!! you look great. you’l make it through this wedding stuff. homestretch, girl!

  15. Meghan says:

    What gorgeous hair you have! And love your make up organization. I organize mine and then after one day of using all of it, it goes back to a disaster! I can’t wait to hear about your restaurant review. Is that in Tampa?? Have a great week! xo

  16. Darcy says:

    It sounds like you did have a good weekend! You are in the homestretch of wedding planning, you can do it!!

  17. Your hair killllllls me. I saw that post on IG and I got insanely jealous. Now I’m jealous again… because you have THE BEST HAIR EVER!!!

  18. i was completely ignored by my husband last night when the patriots were on #rage.
    it’s good that mark just went with the bathroom take over. it’s always easy to go with things like that because it’s going to happen anyway!! i tossed my husband out of our walk-in closet because it’s mine. now he changes in the guest room LOL

  19. I’m happy that you had a nice weekend and relieved your stress. Those cocktails look really good and refreshing, and I like that makeup organizer too. Our vanities are on opposite sides of the bathroom which seems to help. :-) Love the snapshot of Bellchick too haha.I hope that you are enjoying your day today so far too! :-)

  20. Tori says:

    Yay so glad you had a good weekend–we all need those weekends that relax and catch us up! P.s. you hair is looking FAB city–I can’t wait to see how you wear it at the wedding :)


  21. Ironically when I’m crazy stressed I clean. Sounds weird, but when everything is in it’s place and I can spell the fresh aroma of cleaning products, I am at ease. Sorry to hear everyone’s on your case. Just think, when the day comes none of those bad days will matter. (:

  22. Absolutely love your hair! Don’t you just wish it always looked salon styled?!

  23. your bathroom setup is gorgeous! love it! and you hair is so pretty! love the curls!

  24. Love your makeup organization. Those mirrors are dangerous! Every time I stay at a hotel with one I get sucked in! When I’m feeling totally over worked two things help, I have to get in a good work out and burn off some steam, and then some retail therapy always does the trick – me time!

  25. Glad you were able to recharge this weekend, and wine and tacos are always a good idea :)

    Cheers to a much better week for you gurlie!

  26. Getting your hair and nails did makes a girl feel SO much better! I don’t know what it is about that… But it’s so true!

  27. Glad you were able to catch up on things, that always makes me feel so much better when Monday rolls around! Your hair looks beautiful!

  28. Lyndsay says:

    Your hair looks gorgeous, definitely worthy of a car selfie regardless of getting caught. Your makeup organization is so inspiring. I need to get myself some kind of thing like that.

    prosecco in the park

  29. Tracy says:

    Gorgeous hair! I have that same makeup organizer and it has just the right size and amount of storage – it’s perfect.

  30. Brianne says:

    I love your hair! Glad that the weekend helped you lower your stress levels.

  31. Emily says:

    Your hair looks awesome and the new restaurant sounds delish! Fun weekend!

  32. Ashley says:

    Love your hair!! I wish mine could look like that

  33. Awesome weekend, I love my husband but Iove it when he’s away as well :) Your hair looks amazing!

  34. Your hair looks fab and yes, good hair always makes a girl feel better! And yessss to Trader Joe’s wine. I love all of it. Every single time. There’s not one near me {closest one is about an hour away} so every time I go, I stock up. Like STOCK UP with boxes and spend way too much on wine. But there’s is just so good and affordable that I can’t help myself! Hope this week treats you a little better :)

  35. Your hair looks amazing!!! Clean and organizing, tackling my to-do list so I can just relax with a book always helps! Glad you are feeling better after the weekend!

  36. Your hair looks fab and that looks like a fun and unique restaurant. And try living with a guy with only 1 bathroom… so not ideal!!

  37. Rebecca Jo says:

    My biggest stress reliever… watch Talladega Nights :) haha True story

  38. Girl, THREE bathrooms basically are necessary and an extensive vanity. I LOVE that makeup organizer, where did you get??

  39. Your hair looks gorgeous! I take a really hot bath in Lavender epsom salt when I am stressed and head to bed. It is the best and even better with a glass of wine! All of your makeup looks so organized!

    The cop dancing to TSwift was awesome!!!

  40. Becky M says:

    Your hair looks gorgeous!! And love the scarf you’re wearing in those pictures. I hope all the wedding plans are going great!


  41. I always think a spin in the salon chair has uplifting abilities!!! Your hair looks so pretty!!! I wish I could get mine to look like that!

    Love the modelish picture! So pretty! Your make up set up is very similar to mine. It looks good! So easy to find stuff when you are all organized!

  42. Kristen says:

    sorry friday was so stressful girl… i really hope as it gets closer to the wedding it doesn’t get even more stressful :( your hair looks amazing though. my hairdresser is my bestie so i always feel so good when i leave her – mainly because we had such a great time.
    tacos!! i want tacos so bad. yum. you know i love my doritos with my nachos haha.

  43. Stacy G says:

    Your hair looks gorgeous and stop….nacho shell tacos! I can get them, because I am not on a diet yet! Plus I just made red velvet brownies so why not? I’ll start friday and I’m going to make some mashed cauliflower for dinner. (with chicken) Have a fab week!

  44. Glad you were able to have a productive weekend!! Fabulous hair days make everything better ;) And YES, totally agree that living with a boy requires two bathrooms – minimum!

  45. Your new bathroom looks like it has great lighting, that is so key! I love snooping into other people’s organization habits, yours looks amazing! So excited to see what you do with your camera, it takes such great photos!

  46. Julia says:

    Nacho cheese taco shells?? I need those! Actually I really don’t because let’s just not talk about all the bad stuff I ate this weekend. I love your makeup organization, so pretty! And I know exactly what you mean about finding things on your face you didn’t know were there with those LED mirrors! Yikes, it’s terrifying!

  47. that hair, though. love. and i am glad i’m not the only one who literally jumps in the car and takes a selfie, post-hair salon visit :) sounds like a nice weekend! those cocktails look delish too!! xo


  48. Your hair looks incredible! I’ll have to check out that wine next time I am near a TJ’s. And will check out the restaurant next time I am in Tampa!

  49. Jillian says:

    where did you get your light up makeup mirror?! i need to get one of those… ALSO totally craving tacos now ;) xo jillian – cornflake dreams

  50. Nice to read about Ulele.
    My mom told me about it when it opened and said I must go there when I am back in America.
    After reading this I am super excited to try it!!

  51. Joey says:

    We’re having tacos tonight! Definitely the best quick dinner! Your photos look fan-freaking-tabulous! Worth the cocktails for sure :)

  52. Where did you get the makeup organizer? I’m totally in love and need one ASAP! I’ve found that a lazy day doing what I want to do, completely uninterrupted (like phone turned on silent etc) majorly helps me regroup when I’ve just had too much craziness going on! I hope it gets better!!

    Southern Belle Secrets

  53. Allison says:

    I’m so glad that you were able to shake off the shittiness of the week and totally embrace all the good of the weekend – it also looks like yours was jam packed with so much goodness! :) Those drinks look amazing, your hair is perfection, and you are GORGEOUS, no matter what a makeup mirror tells you! Hang in there, pretty girl – this week will be a great one!

  54. I will have to try that new restaurant, looks cool! I love your makeup storage, where did you get it?? I really need one. What kind of camera did you get? The pictures look great!


  55. Your hair looks amazing!! Love it! That video is hysterical. I love when he just stops and tries to act cool.
    So glad you had a refreshing weekend my dear!

  56. Kay R. says:

    Your hair looks fabulous!!! haha and that vid makes me so happy every time I see it!

  57. Nikki P says:

    I’m so with you on needing two bathrooms living with a man, I most definitely will! Your hair looks fab!!!

  58. Your hair looks absolutely gorgeous!!! :) I can’t even imagine having one of those dang mirrors with lights… I don’t even want to see what I can’t see with my bare eyes! Lol. But your little bathroom set up looks great!!! :) Those nacho tacos look amazing too…. now I’ll be craving that… along with that chicken dish I’m still craving! haha!

  59. I wish my makeup was that organized — I would be so happy! Sorry you had so much stress. Hopefully this weekend was better! LOVE how your hair turned out :D

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