Monday, October 8, 2018
My weekend technically started Thursday at 2:20! I still had kids to run around and errands to run but with the knowledge that I had Friday off I was ecstatic! Friday was considered a flexible professional development day so I had already worked the day over the summer. There’s nothing free, you know! So, Friday morning, I walked the dog, got a Starbuck’s, cleaned the house and patio, vacummed out my car, hit the car wash and started cooking! I love a clean car and my car needed cleaning badly.
Confession: I used to be afraid to do the car wash because of all the rules about entering and stopping and pulling forward. But, now I can do it! Look how beautiful the colors are!
It reminds me of my fear of self tanning booths. I have only done it once, but I didn’t understand the directions and I got the spray in my mouth. How does this even happen? I’m like Ross from Friends. I need very specific directions for things like this!
I got a PSL! It was hot, but I was off work and wanted a treat. Oh, I had to get just a few items from Kroger, too.
I had invited my two besties from college over for brunch and surprisingly they could both come! Here is my set up. One of them had her birthday last month and I still hadn’t been able to work out a time to get her my gift!
I made brie with pumpkin butter in puff pastry, french toast, crustless quiche, fruit, and everything hash browns. Also, we had mimosas. I love doing this so it was fun for me.
I called this a breakfast charcuterie platter, but it was fruit, cheese, mini store bought lemon muffins, and the TJ’s pumpkin brownies.
Deep in conversation…
After we ate, we hit up several cute little shops near my house. If you are local, we went to Westport Village. I didn’t buy anything but we enjoyed browsing and chatting.
After that, my hub and I had our yearly financial review meeting – good times. We decided to grab Thai food on the way home and hang with our boys for the evening.
Saturday morning I did some fall shopping research. DSW had this giant rack of leggings, people! These are leggings that can look like pants. The brown cords were appealing to me. This was strictly a research trip, though.
Oh, the ponchos! I love me a poncho!
I want the Burberry like plaid for the fall, I think. I’m not sure this is the one, though.
A couple of years ago, I had black suede shoebooties. I had gotten them from a consignment store and I wore them several times with opaque tights and dresses or skirts. I ruined the heels when I wore them to the cemetery at a funeral. (That sentence sounded weird.). I am thinking I need them again.
These are Tom’s grey booties. Aren’t they gorgeous?Do I need something like this in my life?
O.k., so I did buy one thing but it was at Versona. I think I have found the perfect fall camo shirt. I will show you Wednesday! I think Versona is one of my new favorite stores if I must buy new.
I did have to return the black Amazon romper that I showed you last Wednesday, by the way. It looked horrible on me!
Later in the afternoon, I met my friend J at my favorite consignment shop for their 20% off storewide sale. She had only been once and wanted me to show her the ropes. She found an adorable wine polka dotted button down and a pair of Joe’s Jeans that are regularly over $150. She got both items for $30. I found a brand new LuLaRoe kimono in fall colors for $13. I will show you on Wednesday!
Saturday night, hub and I went to a new to us joint before a birthday party. We shared an appetizer of tempura shrimp and I had the best tasting Four Roses bourbon and gingerale I have ever had. The ratio was perfection.
Our friend was celebrating a big birthday with a house cocktail party. Why don’t people do these much anymore? The drink spread was beer, wine, and two signature cocktails – vodka cranberry and a maple leaf cocktail with bourbon, lemon, and maple syrup. It was like fall in a cup and I need to get the exact recipe.
The food was catered and lovely.
We have been friends with this couple for 20 years! B always looks so cute! Her style is J.Crew boho I would say. I am wearing my Steinmart scarf top and I loved it. It was comfortable and cool. It was very hot this weekend.
Sunday included more laundry, grocery shopping for the week, and A Star Is Born.
I don’t want to say much about it other than I’m glad I saw it and it was long. Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper were incredible.
Hope you had a great weekend!
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