Weekend Highlights

Despite some pretty terrible weather, this weekend was pretty great. Unfortunately I'm officially back to work on Tuesday this week, but I have to go in today to "strategize" with my boss about meeting with a parent tomorrow morning. So, my last day off kinda went out the window. Oh well...
This weekend's highlights included:

~A massage on Friday which was heavenly

~Spent time with my friend at her place. Sangria may have been involved.

~Enjoyed a monumental day in our country's history:

~Date night with MG with this deliciousness:

~Finished Orange is the New Black

~Early Saturday drive to IKEA, in the crummy, rainy weather
~Bought a new duvet for the guest bedroom downstairs, and a tv console for the basement
Still need some accent pillows, but we're getting there!
~Put together the console (aka, provided emotional support while MG did it :)

~Went to our friends' house for a big group get together/cookout. Ended up staying there till 11 at night.

~Sunday errands; picked up some pretty ceramic citronella holders for the deck
We also bought a new toilet for the guest bathroom--so there's a toilet, in a box, sitting in our dining room currently. Nothing says sexy more than that ;) 

~Finished doing touch ups and painting the ceiling in our guest bathroom (which should be finished this week since our vanity and countertop are finally in!)

~Made a delicious turkey wrap and ate lunch with MG on our deck, al fresco since the weather was so nice (which was a nice change after the icky mega rainy day before)

~Saw Jurassic World (Chris Pratt just gets hotter and hotter...oh, and the movie was good too ;)
{via} He could sic his velociraptors on me any day ;)
~Had yummy Noodles for dinner and relaxed with the hubs and Coop for the night

I hope your weekend was fun, and you didn't get hit with the storm on Saturday!
Linking up with these pretties today:
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  1. We had terrible weather too - wah!!! I'm loving that picture you snapped of the white house - so beautiful!!! Looks like you had a fun and productive weekend and you know how much I love that sushi picture!! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  2. My sister said it was pretty gross up there on Sunday boooooo. However you did get some home improvements done and I definitely cracked up over your toilet in the dining room note. The joys of homeownership right? We wanted to get sushi after the parade on saturday night but it was a little too late and now I am totally craving it!

  3. Sorry for the terrible weather but YAY for Ikea!! Love that place!! Good luck at your mtg!!! :)

  4. Bummer about your last day off! Love the new TV console. Chris Pratt was soooo yummy in Jurassic World! And it was a pretty good movie too. Thanks for linking up today!

    ~Ashley @ A Cute Angle

  5. I'm glad that you had a good weekend despite the bad weather! It looks like your IKEA trip was successful - don't worry, I usually just provide support to Ryan, too while he puts everything together. Ha! We saw Jurassic World last Wednesday as a midweek date night - Chris Pratt is seriously in my top five of dream men. I thought the movie was kind of hokey (not nearly as scary as the first one), but the fact that I could just sit and look at him for a couple hours was a-okay by me. Happy Monday (and Bachelorette night!)

  6. SO jealous of the massage! I need one desperately!

  7. Sounds like a great weekend! Oh how tired I am of the rain!!! It's summer, we need our sunshine!! I'll go check out Chris Pratt! My husbands been wanting to see this Jurasic anyway so I'm in! Praying for a good week for ya and sending some sunshine your way! :-)


  8. Glad that the massage was fabulous! Jealous that you finished OISNB – I’ve been meaning to finish season two to be able to start the new season for weeks now. We got caught up in house stuff this weekend too – I guess one plus of the rain but the new tv stand looks great!

  9. Such a bummer you'r having to deal with school stuff during your summer break. I would be so irritated if I were you! Hopefully this will be the end of it though! I want to see Jurassic World so bad and everyone's either already seen it or has no desire to see it. I'm thinking I'll just have to go see it alone. Which is a ok with me! :)

    Glad you had a great weekend!

  10. Ugh I hate those last days of vacation when it becomes a work day, ick. But it sounds like you had a wonderful vacation :) My husband is really into orange is the new black, but I haven't watched an episode yet.

    liz @ sundays with sophie

  11. Sounds like a great weekend, especially the massage! And I'm super behind on OITNB, I think I'm only 4 or 5 episodes in :-P

    Have a fabulous week gurlie <3

  12. We had lousy weather here too. I totally love Ikea and could spend hours there. Happy Monday.

  13. How amazing did the White House look?! I love that they did that. I'm so glad you liked Jurassic World, that is definitely on my to-do list for the holiday weekend. Also, that IKEA duvet is great, I haven't seen that pattern before.

  14. oh poopy about having to work on your last day off! I love the candle things you got - super cute. and the tv console thing is awesome! things are really coming together downstairs for you guys!

  15. A massage sounds heavenly right now. I had all intentions in finishing up OITNB too but I didn't even watch one episode. Fail...Anywho sounds like a great weekend!

  16. Sounds like a good weekend! I need to see Jurassic World still!

  17. What a weekend!! Celebrating, friends, food and shopping?? Love it - and the sexy toilet in the dining room is just the icing on the cake hahaha you sound like us!!

  18. What a great weekend! Love your new addition to the guest bedroom. And I'm with everyone else.. cracking up at the toilet in the dining room! :) Love that you got to the white house! And, I'm back at work too. There went summer. xo

  19. Girls nights with sangria are the best! Glad you made the best of the weather and had a great weekend!

  20. I agree, I was so glad to see the rain leave and the sun peak out from the clouds! At least you were able to get a lot done around the house! Xo, Stephanie

  21. Hope you have a good day back to work girlie! And yes, Chris Pratt really does just keep getting hotter. Can we talk about how unfair your movie ticket prices are?!?! I went to a Sunday afternoon showing of JW and it was $14! Boo!

    <3, Pamela
    Sequins & Sea Breezes

  22. I looooove rainy days in the summer... Except when you're wanting pool time of course. Sounds like it was a good weekend despite the weather! Dying to see Jurassic world! Hope you have a great day at work!!

  23. That food looks delicious! I also went to Ikea not too long ago, I seriously love going there not only for the fun furniture but the meatballs!


  24. dying at the fact that you have a toilet in your dining room. how convenient! hahaha. that sushi looks so good too and i'm an emotional supporter for anything building/DIY as well :)

  25. i was also thinking that chris pratt looks hotter these days....could have been him all clad in leather but i looked over at my husband and said "is it just me or does chris pratt look damn good?" and he said "yes, he's too sexy for his shirt". smart ass.


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