Weekending Highlights

This weekend started off on an incredibly scary and somber note with the terrorist attack that occurred in Paris on Friday evening. MG and I watched everything unfold, completely and utterly dumbfounded at the hatred in this world. I continue to pray for those whose lives were lost and the families of the people who were taken too soon from this world.
With that, I'm going to share my highlights because there were still happy things this weekend, amongst the sadness.

My weekend highlights included:

~Came home from work to my Rebecca Minkoff bag waiting for me on our doorstep #allthehearteyes

~Friday night sushi dinner date night with MG. So much yum!
~A night in, on the couch--had plans to rent a movie, but watched the news coverage of the attacks in France, in shock

~early morning of errands all over the place with some pretty chilly, blustery Fall weather to accompany us; and a trip to Costco where we picked up another one of their super soft and comfy blankets for couch cuddles in the basement--the pattern is so pretty!
~lounging with these slippers, purchased at Target (I love how cute the cable knit sweater part is, and they are SO comfy--highly recommend!)
{via} Only $15!
~late afternoon 4 mile walk/hike with MG
~Gave myself a manicure with Essie's Bahama Mama

~Got ready for a double date night out with our friends who we had dinner plans with last weekend, but plans had gotten cancelled.
~Tried out a new-to-us restaurant in DC, called Lincoln, with some of THE best food I've had in a loooooong time. The wine was delicious, and so were the small plates that we split: brussel sprouts, flat iron steak, mushroom risotto, mac and cheese, and french onion short ribs, and the pecan pie ice cream (with candied pecans!!) for dessert, plus French press coffee....we were stuffed! There were so many more dishes we wanted to try-and we'd had plans to order several rounds of dishes-but we couldn't stuff in any more food because the portions were so big!
(The place was obviously themed after Lincoln, with various artwork/decor centered around him, and the entire floor was done with pennies...it was pretty cool!)
~Made plans to celebrate the guys' birthdays in a couple of weeks, along with a holiday outing together, too

~Discovered Lyft, which is even cheaper than Uber (download the app if you haven't yet--you can earn points and get free rides, too)

~Meal prepped and ran some more errands on Sunday morning

~Had our favorite buffalo chicken wraps with home made blue cheese dressing (an almost weekly tradition during the football season)
~Discovered an awesome furniture/decor store near our place that has some great pieces. I could get lost in this store forever! (This video is just the beginning of what this store has in it!)
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~got in a little reading, watched some football games and saw some fantastic results (the Vikings--the team our friend coaches on--are actually in playoff contention this year!)

~had the doors open since the weather was so pretty out

All in all, it was a good weekend for us, and I'm incredibly thankful for that.
 My heart still hurts that what happened on Friday is something that is becoming the new normal, it seems. As hard as Mondays can be, I'm choosing to be thankful for this Monday--the privilege of experiencing the start of another week was taken away from so many people on Friday, and I won't spend mine wishing it away.
Be present. Make sure the people around you know that you love them.
I pray for France, our world, and its future.

Linking up with these pretties today:
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31 comments:

  1. The decor in the restaurant is gorgeous - I love the walls lol!! I love what you wore to dinner - super cute!! Friday was a very scary day....the world is such a scary place, but you're right there was still happy things to celebrate even among the sadness out there. I hope you have a great Monday! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  2. You Instagram picture was the first indication of the Paris attack I saw. I've been MIA in the news department latey since my little ones have moved in. TV and toddlers - I know more about Dora The Explorer and her world than I do of our own world. Very sad indeed! Sounds like you still found happy places in the midst of the world's sadness this weekend.

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  3. Everything in Paris just makes me so sad. My heart still hurts for them because I know how scary everything was here after 9/11 and that's what I'm comparing it to. Just unbelievable. I agree--let's all be thankful and be present today <3

    Your sushi looks SO GOOD!!! I have a pair of Dearforms and they are the only slippers I will buy--yours are super cute! And now I am jumping on a plane to go to that restaurant with you....holy cow does that all sound yummy!!

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  4. Your sushi snap this weekend made me so freakin' jealous, hahaha. And I love those Target slippers! I saw some at Forever 21 this weekend and now I'm regretting not getting them, so I think I'm going to make a trip back to get them ;) lol.

    Friday was so horrific, it's still blowing my mind what happened. My heart and prayers are out to everyone who has suffered lately for sure.

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  5. That Lincoln restaurant sounds amazing!! Yum!! It is crazy to think that what has happened in Paris has become 'normalized'. Definitely lots to be thankful for this Monday.

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  6. I am so excited you like your RM bag! I love the color you got it in. I need to check out those Target slippers even though I kinda don't trust myself going in there! I am still in shock what happened to that beautiful city, they have been in my prayers that is for sure.

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  7. The restaurant sounds so delicious! I love your attitude about Monday, it is one I have been trying to more consciously take on as well. The attacks were so horrible and heart breaking

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  8. My heart aches for Paris. I've been there several times and it just breaks my heart to see this city where everyone is always so carefree, in a state of massacre...but mostly my heart aches for Kenya, Syria...and everywhere where this is the norm.

    I'm so glad you finally got to try Lincoln! That's my favorite restaurat in DC! Looks like a great weekend!

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  9. So much yummy food this weekend!! You look gorgeous! Paris has been on my mind non-stop. I don't understand how our world is filled with such hate and mean people. It's so sad and scary :(

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  10. Glad you were able to have so many happy moments this weekend...that restaurant sounds absolutely delicious! I recently downloaded Lyft too but haven't given it a try yet...

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  11. We live in such a horrible world. It's so sad to see the devastation people intentionally inflict on other people. Glad I have you that shares their positivity in the world.
    Trish - tales from trish

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  12. so much love girly. good to highlight all the fun stuff you did this weekend - we must remember that we are strong and life goes on. amidst all the chaos! i am craving some sushi seeing that plate, i'm not gonna lie! and that picture from your walk. so so pretty. happy monday!

    xoxo cheshire kat

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  13. My heart is heavy from Friday's events. I agree that there are always happy things that occur even with sadness and I am thankful for the privilege to be having this Monday too.
    The Lincoln restaurant looks really cool! I love going to restaurants that have small plates so that I can get a small taste of a lot of dishes...especially since my boyfriend and I each choose things that pushes the other one outside their food comfort zone. I hope you have a great week!

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  14. Completely agree with being present and not wanting to wish away time because unfortunately, we never really know how long we have. It sounds like you were able to have a great weekend relaxing and getting stuff done, despite the tragedy on Friday. Your sushi from Friday looks delicious, and your meal on Saturday sounds delicious!

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  15. Looks like a fun weekend, amongst the sadness. We, too, were just glued to our TV's. How I miss sushi; can't wait to eat that in 6 months!

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  16. It is absolutely heartbreaking what appended in Paris. I was glued to the news all weekend long. So very sad. The world needs more love.

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  17. Fun restaurant! Cute outfit. I am saddened by the attacks. It makes me so afraid of what my little one will grow up in. Humanity kills me.

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  18. Friday was terrible. I couldn't believe that had happened without me knowing it for so many hours but I had the TV and radio off and was working. I too tried to make the best of my weekend and focus on the good that I have.

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  19. That sushi looks so good, I haven't had good sushi in so long.

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  20. Lincoln sounds fabulous - I always love unique places like that. The hike was such a perfect activity with this great weather weekend - my favorite kind of workout! I love your blurb at the end - I was so grumpy about something this morning for a couple minutes and then thought you know, it could be a lot worse - Monday mornings and stupid little things really aren't THAT bad.

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  21. Yay I'm so glad your bag arrived! Glad you guys had a fun weekend despite the sadness caused by unfathomable hate. Cheers to a fabulous week gurlie <3

    Green Fashionista

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  22. Those slippers from Target plus blanket from Costco look awesome! Also, all the food - buff chic wraps and sushi - yum. Our world is such a scary place, but all I keep doing is praying!

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  23. Sushi always looks to delicious. I wish I liked it. I can do tempura every once in awhile. Lincoln looks like a really cool restaurant. DC is on my wish list to visit. I haven't been there in adulthood and now I live so far away! So sad what happened it Paris. So disgusting.

    ~Ashley @ A Cute Angle
    acutelifestyle.blogspot.com

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  24. Sounds like you had a very fun and eventful weekend. I really like your first picture, as it is important to remember that even in dark times you must learn to look to the light and enjoy the positive aspects of life. My heart breaks for all of the victims, and my prayers are with them.

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  25. Those slippers are so amazing! And I totally painted my nails Bahama Mama this weekend too! Love that color! Sounds like you had an awesome weekend and jealous of your weather! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  26. So heartbreaking what happened to those people in Paris, so cruel and unnecessary. Looks like your weekend was pretty packed and all your yummy food pictures have me drooling! Those slippers look so cozy, I may have to make a trip to Targs and get them!

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  27. I loved your snap from the furniture store - it looked like it had so many goodies! I'm totally getting those slippers from Target, you've convinced me. :)

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  28. That sushi looks all sorts of amazing!!
    www.amemoryofus.com

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  29. Sounds like a perfect Friday night. I love the blanket you you got. It looks sooo soft and cozy! Perfect for Fall snuggles.

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  30. those slippers!! i need a new pair for sure because mine are all ratty and worn. def putting something similar on my christmas list (unfortunately, Target up and abandoned Canada)

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  31. Looks like an amazing weekend and SO much good food!!!

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