Monday, April 18, 2016

Weekending Highlights

Happy Monday friends! Was your weekend full of sunshine because it FINALLY was here, and we took full advantage of it!
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My weekend highlights included:

~Getting home from work on Friday to MG being home!!! Lots of hugs and kisses were exchanged :)

~Got my Paris gifts from MG included a handbag from a Parisian store, some tea from Paris for my tea maker, and a Paris Starbucks mug (we try and collect the mugs wherever we go).

~Went on a double date with our friends to Chart House on the water--it was kind of last minute plans but worked out since we hadn't seen them for a while, and needed to be out and about to keep MG awake to get him back on schedule. We had SO many laughs throughout dinner that at one point we all had tears running down our faces, and my stomach was in pain from all of the laughing.

~had some delicious hot crab dip to start, baked stuffed shrimp for my entree, and ended the meal with chocolate lava cake #nomnomnom
~Saturday morning breakfast prepared by MG

~I ran to a local nursery to look at plants and get some ideas of what to plant for the front of our house with a friend of mine while MG took care of some yard work

~Went for a 4 mile urban hike with MG to soak in some of the gorgeous weather

~Got ready for our anniversary dinner At Farmers Fishers Bakers in Georgetown
Thankfully we had reservations because they were telling people it was a 3 hour wait!
~Had the most amazing brussel sprout and blue cheese salad to start, the cedar plank salmon for dinner, followed by a chocolate brownie sundae for dessert #morenoms


~Woke up early Sunday to run errands and picked up these two items at Target
(I might take back the lace shorts--as cute as they are, when you put them on, you can see the white pockets through the fabric :(
~Drove into DC to go to Eastern Market
~Perused all of the stalls and vendors, and ended up finally deciding what to do with the space behind the couch downstairs--we bought these fun retro prints of several of the places that we've been together (minus Paris, but we've both been) to hang up. So in love with them! Now we just need to get some black frames to hang them up!
~Had the most amazing rice bowl at one of the food vendors for an early lunch!
~Decided on the drive back home that we'd tackle pulling out the weeds and two lame bushes in the front of our house and then re-plant two rose bushes to start. It was about 2 hours worth of work, but looks so much cleaner over there!
(do you see Cooper in both photos, overseeing all of the work? haha)
~Started watching Catastrophe on Amazon at the recommendation of my friend, which is pretty good--we had several laughs during the few episodes we watched.

~Had dinner, then relaxed on the couch, and of course had some puppy snuggles
Cooper's life is so ruff, isn't it? ;)
All in all it was a great weekend! I was SO happy to have MG back and having amazing weather made the weekend just that much better! Hoping your weekend was just as fab!

46 comments:

  1. What a wonderful weekend! So happy for your that your husband is back! Sounds like you guys ate very well. Your landscaping looks awesome!

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  2. You had a very productive weekend full of great food! Glad you finally have your husband back! I love the prints you picked up and your flower bed! My husband and I were just talking yesterday evening about what we need to do outside this spring/summer--definitely not my favorite thing to do haha! Have a great Monday!
    Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

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  3. Love it when laughs turn into tears! That is awesome, good friends, good conversations! So glad MG is back! Happy anniversary again! Xo

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  4. Yay for MG coming back home and with wonderful presents as well! Your dinner with friends sounds amazing - who doesn't love a night spent laughing and eating good food!! Hope you have a great start to the week! xo, biana -BlovedBoston

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  5. your yard work makes such a difference! Sounds like a fun weekend!

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  6. It sounds like you had such an amazing weekend celebrating with MG! We collect the Starbucks mugs too, and I love the fact that it's such an easy way to remember fun trips! I love your prints that you found as well! They'll look so pretty in your house!

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  7. What a fun weekend full of laughs and presents, you can't beat that!! I can't stand it when you can see the pockets through white, so annoying! Have a great Monday!

    Xoxo,

    Whitney & Blaire

    Peaches In A Pod

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  8. Looks like it was definitely worth the wait! For the Mr. coming home and for the sunshine! That is so sweet about the gifts he brought home to you and making Saturday morning breakfast! Looks like it was an absolutely fabulous anniversary dinner and concluded the weekend perfectly with your sweet puppy snuggles! Have a marvelous Monday beautiful

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  9. Yay for your husband being home and life being normal again!! That's the best feeling ever. It sounds like such a fab weekend (full of delicious food) and I love that he brought you back some sweet gifts. And, um, I think I need to go to Target (when this rain stops) and get that shirt! Adorable!

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  10. Such a fun and productive weekend. Your dinner with friends sounds so fun. Those are the best times when you laugh so hard it hurts! Glad you're hubby is back too. Have a great Monday!

    Amanda Kids and Cabernet

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  11. Yeah so happy he is back!!!!! Also back with gifts ;-) I love that top on you, the neckline details are so pretty. Looks like it was a great weekend!

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  12. We spent allllll weekend outside doing yard work and it was glorious! Made me feel so productive! Y'alls anni dinner looked amazing holy cow! So glad he is home :)

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  13. What a fun weekend! SO glad MG is back and you guys got to spend time doing fun things together. All of your food looks amazing and how crazy is it that the wait time was 3 hours for dinner?! Glad you guys made reservations and didn't have to wait! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  14. yay for MG being back!! and all the eating out and desserts are making me hungry! ha. weed pulling is so not fun but so rewarding. cooper is so dang cute! i can't get over it :) love that target shirt on you - saw in snapchat this morn!

    xoxo cheshire kat

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  15. There is always so much good food in your posts ;-) So happy your guy is back and that you had a wonderful weekend together!

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  16. So glad you had a nice weekend back with the hubs! The weather was a definite bonus. Love that market that you got to go to, those prints are neat!

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  17. Purse? Tea!!! So jealous but so glad he is home and you all had a good weekend together. Love those prints and think they will look great over the couch. Love a good puppy overseer. Chloe and Sophie do the same thing or Chloe lays in the sun and watches. All the food, I want all the food you had. Again so glad he is home, but man I was waiting for a pic of you in your dress attacking him. :) Love you.

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  18. Such a fun weekend - glad you got to enjoy the nice weather (finally!). Those retro prints are a fantastic find, I love their aesthetic!

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  19. Yay for your Paris gifts, he did good! :)

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  20. A 4 mile hike sounds AMAZING! So great to get oustide again.
    www.amemoryofus.com

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  21. So glad he's back! Yay! The Target shorts are adorable, but it's always super disappointing when the white material isn't thick enough and you can see through it! Hate when that happens!

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  22. Glad you all had such a great weekend celebrating his homecoming and your anniversary! I love those retro prints and I bet they'll look amazing!

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  23. Yay for him being home!! And gifts from Paris! Sounds like a great weekend and your yard's "after" picture looks amazing! Nice job!

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  24. Love that gingham top you got from Target! I need to run over and get the same one since gingham goes with everything!! :)

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  25. Awe I'm glad he's back...AND brought goodies, I love the Starbucks mugs! Those prints are going to be awesome when they're all hung...too cool. Your dinner looks so yummy, glad you enjoyed your weekend!

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  26. I adore the retro prints!

    Love those shorts, do they come in other colors?

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  27. what a great weekend!! I am on a continuous hunt for white shorts (and white shirts for that matter) that aren't see through. Why are they so hard to find???

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  28. Yayyyy for sunshine, anniversary dinners, and most importantly MG being back home :-D
    Green Fashionista

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  29. Love the gingham top! What a fun weekend!

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  30. That sounds wonderful. I miss being able to drive into DC sooo much.

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  31. Happy anniversary - your dinner sounds sooooo good! Those prints you bought are fantastic, too!!

    Meg, Borrowed Heaven

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  32. Love your top that you were for your anniversary dinner and I LOVE those prints! They are perfect! I know that you're glad to have him back... hope you enjoy your week!

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  33. Looks like a fantastic weekend with MG being back! You guys definitely packed a lot in this weekend, all your food looks sooooo good!! Loving that art you picked up too! How cute is that shirt you got and it goes with those shorts perfectly, but that's the tough thing about white shorts. Have a wonderful week ahead girl!

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  34. Love the new finds from Target and your Brussels sprouts salad (SO easy to make at home; have you tried?). So neat that y'all collect a Starbucks mug from all over, also. It's the equivalent of my Christmas ornament habit ;)

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  35. Time spent with friends that make you laugh so hard it hurts is the best! Your anniversary dinner sounded deliicous!

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  36. Yay for your man being back home and for fun nights with friends, too! :) I love the top you wore out to your anniversary dinner- so so pretty! Your yard work paid off too, the updates looks so nice and clean.

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  37. Wow what a busy fun weekend! That meal is seriously my ideal dinner.. chocolate lava cake and all.

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  38. Glad that MG is home - you guys packed in SO much! All the food sounds delicious and I love those prints for your walls!

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  39. lol that would be Lola too overlooking all the yard work! Sounds like an amazing anniversary dinner and thankfully you avoided the 3 hour wait for dinner with making reservations. I would be hangry if I had to wait that long! So sweet of the hubs for bring you back some goodies from Paris.

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  40. I love that popover shirt you got at Target! Looks like y'all had a great time celebrating your anniversary - those desserts look so good! -xx Leah || Chasing Texas

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  41. Such an awesome weekend! Glad you go to celebrate your anniversary! Love your Target finds! I may have to the buy the same exact things. Your yard is looking good! What did you end up planting? I really want to do yellow peony bushes.

    Ashley
    acutelifestyle.blogspot.com

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  42. I'm so glad you had a wonderful weekend! I love how Cooper is over-seeing your work on the yard. One of my cats always watches me do the dishes, lol.

    Amy @ http://befilledwithj0y.blogspot.com/

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  43. What a great weekend!! Love those retro city pictures and your updated landscaping looks fantastic!!

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  44. What fun trophies from Paris! I adore those prints! Your top looks so cute and Cooper and so dang cute! xo, Champagne&Suburbs

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