Farmer’s Market

I hope everyone had a wonderful and relaxing Labor Day weekend!  This past Sunday, I took a trip to the Charlotte Farmer’s Market.  I’ve been wanting to go for awhile, so I was really excited when I finally got the chance. 

Located in the south western part of Charlotte, it’s a quick and easy trip that I’ll definitely be making again.  I took $40 cash out and figured I could get a majority of my grocery shopping done anyway since what I buy is mostly produce and meats.  I showed up around 12:30 {it opens at noon on Sundays}, and it wasn’t very crowded.  I think it gets busier later in the day, and it’s definitely busier on Saturdays.  It was nice browsing around and talking with some of the vendors.  Everything looked so healthy and colorful…oh yea, and did I mention huge?

Sweet potatoes the size of your head, I tell ya!  They were all about this big, it was unreal.

Stoplights…

And these adorable, little baby eggplants.  I’ve never seen any so small.  I already had so much produce by the time I saw these, but you better believe I’m researching what I can do with them…{stuffed baby eggplants, anyone?}.

There was also a stand where a man was making flower bouquets on the spot…they were all so beautiful!

My favorite vendor went by the name of Cyrus, he hooked me up with a dozen organic eggs from Cherry Grove {which is right down the road}, and filled me in on which vendors were local, hormone free growers.  My kinda guy.  I decided to take a page out of Jessica Alba’s book, The Honest Life. when she talks about getting to know your farmers.  Just because something is coming from the Farmer’s Market doesn’t mean that it’s almost the same as what can come from the produce aisle of your grocery store.  It’s imporatnt to learn how the food you’re buying is grown, and what standards the farmers grow by.  I also got suckered into buying almost a dozen peaches.  The first stand I walked by, the guy {I think his name was Mac} cut me a fresh slice of peach to let me try….it melted in my mouth.  Then some of his other customers were around, telling me how they “only buy peaches from him”…okay, sold.

 Safe to say I went HAM at the Farmer’s Market {not pictured:  the dozen eggs}

And I got it all for around $30…who says eating healthy is expensive? 

What do you like to buy at the Farmer’s Market?

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Five Things #FiveThings

For a variety of reasons, I’ve decided to slim down my “High Five Friday” name, and keep it at just “Five Things” for the week.  Simplicity, simplicity, simplicity!  Also, as we all know, I’m having a hard time posting “High Five Friday’s” on Friday…and like I mentioned in my first High Five Friday post, I don’t even like high fives.  I find them awkward in most instances, and only acceptable during certain events (as in sporting or drinking…am I right, oooorrrr…yea, I’m right).  So anyway, Five Things, it is {most of the time posted on Friday}.  Same idea, different name.  Let’s get on with it.

Now that we’re off of that tangent, here are my Five Things for the week. 

My ‘Mater

I just recently discovered that I have given birth to a tomato.  I honestly never thought this day would come, and I am so proud to call it my own.  I’ve felt very bad for my tomato plant because it didn’t get much {if any} sunlight on my back porch…a fact I wasn’t aware of until I moved in.  I felt as bad as a person that gets a dog but never has time to put it outside feels.  I didn’t even give it a chance, but still it persevered.  Next time I will have better, if not more strategic, luck with my tomato plants.  Until then, mi madre can keep sending hers to me via D-Town {that’s Durham, for those of you who don’t know…keep ’em coming Ellen}.  I will continue to love and nurture my one, baby, sunlight-seeking, tomato, and see what happens.

Food Storage Containers

Yes.  Food Storage Containers.  And I don’t mean “tupperware” {oh paahh-leeeaaasssee}.  Tupperware, Shmupperware.  Don’t get me wrong, I agree with and love the presence of tupperware, but I’m talking about creative food storage containers.  I’m talking about these babies, and they make my fridge look good {fridge accesories…that’s a thing, right?}.  When I was in HomeGoods the other day, I saw these two treasures.  For a grand total of $5 and I decided to splurge {I cancelled my ipsy scrip so I can live like this now}, for both avocados and onions…the two things I have on standby 24/7.  Now I not only eat healthy, but I eat healthy in style {insert smiley face emoji that wears the sunglasses}.

This what it looks like when full…

And then seal shut. 

The Ninja

The holy grail. Need I say more?  I finally got a ninja.  Smoothies and cauliflower rice fo dayyyzzz.

My Headboard

After the whole “pay $65 for an old, green door” debacle at The Flea Market.  I vented to my friend, Ali, who, in my opinion is an expert flea marketer.  She suggested that if that was something I was looking for, her husband Blake, could build it.  At the time I was thrilled and of course jumped at the opportunity.  Then, just yesterday she sent me this picture…

“Ready to be salted and sanded”

Now, I CAN BARELY CONTAIN MYSELF!!!  I cannot wait until I can call this mine, and Ali and Blake are so sweet for building it for me.

Family Visits

Last Sunday Ryan and I were lucky enough to have our parents come visit for the day.  Even though we’re all so busy and have crazy schedules, it’s nice that Durham is only 2 hours away {and an extremely easy drive}.  It was a short visit but it’s always nice to see the parents and spend some time exploring/showing them around certain parts of Charlotte…hopefully they can come back again soon!!

So there you have it, my five things for the week!

What are your five things?  Happy Labor Day Weekend everyone!

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High Five Weekend {August 15}

High Five it’s….

the end of the weekend. 

What a week this has been, so I’m taking a quick little sec to slip this in at the end {or beginning} of the week…literally.  There’s still a lot to highlight and be thankful for, and just because it’s not Friday doesn’t mean we can’t talk about it!

Let’s dive in, shall we?

Ipsy Delivery

Rounded out the week with another Ipsy delivery, and can’t complain.  I’ve been a customer of everything from Popsugar to Ipsy, and while I love receiving something every month, I’m starting to get a little cluttered with samples of everything under the sun.  Dare I say it, I might cancel {or at least suspend} my subscription until I can get my stash under control {I know my Dad will be glad to read that…”just another monthly charge you don’t need”}.  Maybe he’s right.  Either way, I will miss my monthly Ipsy arrival.

Brother’s B-day

HBD, Ryan.  Part of my Friday night consisted of whipping up this guy’s birthday cake… 

The notorious beer cake.  It’s actually insanely easy to create.  Growing up we always spent birthdays together, but the past 6 years or so have been a different story because of school and living in different cities.  It has been so nice to be able to spend Ryan’s birthday with him {23 today…whaaaaaat}.  He had a few friends in town to celebrate, so I’ll recap on that later.

{Us at the Elton John concert this past June for my birthday}

Sirius XM Concerts

One additional feature that I love about my car, Ellie the Elantra, is her Sirius XM subscription.  Any time of day, any mood, you’ll be able to find something on the radio.  Like when Alt Nation played Lollapalooza for the entire weekend?  Yes, it’s awesome.  I’ve always loved Bruce Springsteen, something that my dad can take credit for.  Recently, I’ve been finding myself listening to E Street Radio on my way home from work, especially when they play previous concerts.  Thursday night I caught the end of a Fenway {best baseball stadium on the planet *ehm*} ’12 concert, right as he started playing classics like Thunder Road, Glory Days, Born to Run, and Dancing in the Dark.  Jimmy and Andrew were lucky enough to see him live in Charlotte a few months ago {before I lived here}.  I’m not sure if I’ll ever get to see him in concert, but for now the live concerts at night with the windows down will do!

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Dry Shampoo

When it comes to the world of dry shampoo, this is all you’ll ever need.  I first bought it when my other friend Liz O. recommended it to me when I visited her in Pittsburgh.  You can find it at Sephora and it beats any spray that you’ll ever think of paying money for.  Oscar Blandi, you fox, thanks for keeping me non-greasy from the gym to work and everything in between.

Training Day

Great movie, duh.  But I’m not referring to the Denzel Washington/Ethan Hawke blockbuster.  On Thursday afternoon I was informed that I needed to attend a training class on Friday for another market that my company sells to.  This meant that I needed to be at work from 9-6 on Friday rather than my normal 1-10pm schedule.  Although it was unexpected it was welcome with open arms, a change of pace for a day, a Friday evening off, and I suppose it’s a good sign if I’m already learning new markets two months into the job.  I still had to work all day Saturday, with plans to hang out with Ryan and his friends later that night, so I didn’t get into anything too crazy.  Just odds and ends of things, plus a beautiful 4 miler through the greenway system.

Really can’t complain these days.  Now off to start another week!

What are you guys thankful for?

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Buffalo Exchange, and Then Some

Today started off with another round of Bodypump!  I noticed that the routine seemed a little different, then our instructor, Terri, told the class that we were running through set 54 {set? idk what the verbiage is for Bodypump}.  To give you an idea, she said they released the 96th set {?} just recently, so we were going through an oldie but goodie…and it sure was goodie.  I love Bodypump.

I then rushed home to whip up a tasty breakfast with some steamed kale, spinach, and my mom’s homegrown tomatoes {love it when she sends me stuff from her garden}.  It hit the spot.

Spent some time at the pool {hey, it’s my day off!}, and then got a lot of other boring things done like grocery shop and laundry…womp, womp.

This past Sunday morning, Ryan, Jimmy, and I spent some time exploring part of the Central Ave/Plaza Midwood area.  Before we got started we stopped at Nova’s Bakery to grab some coffee and a little treat.  Jimmy and I had stopped here before and knew we wanted to visit again.  They have a wide variety of organic, tasty coffee beans and baked goods.  Maybe this is where I’ll get some of those coffee beans I want to grind…

Red Eye coffee {2 shots of espresso} and a fruit tart for me!

On Central Ave, there are a lot of antique and vintage stores.  One of the places we stopped was 1510, a shop jam packed of a lot unique finds.  We desperately need things to decorate our apt, so we were shopping around with that mind.  However, a lot of items in there were out of our price range for what we were looking for {mirrors for a couple hundred, etc}.  Loved their chandeliers though!

And another shot {it’s wayyyy bigger than these pictures lead you to believe.

One place we found that I’m definitely going to visit again is The Buffalo Exchange, a new and recycled fashion store.  I will be visiting to both shop and turn in some of my clothes.  They have everything from clothing to accessories to shoes, at incredibly low prices.  So, not to the liking of either of my opposite gender shopping partners, I decided to look around.

I decided to get some basics for work.  I also found a pair of all black Aldo flats {in size 11}, which I’ve been looking for, so I was super excited.  Definitely recommend this place.

They have inventory for both guys and girls, my brother snagged this “vintage” bulls hoodie that I know he is going to get a lot of use out of once this cold weather kicks in {and yes, it does exist in NC}.

We finished out the day with another great NODA run.  Now going to blow off some steam at one of our favorite trivia spots! 

See y’all later on!

How was your Wednesday?  Any shops you’ve found recently that you like?

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Look Back at It: A Day at the Market

Since I have to work until super late on Friday’s, and all day Saturday, I try extra hard to make the most of my Sunday’s.  Everyone was out of town, except for my brother and I, so it was an all day sibling extravaganza.  I’ve been wanting to go explore the local flea markets for awhile, to look for things to decorate the apt {which we desparately need}, and just to look around {you never know what you’re going to see at a flea market}.  Yesterday was the first beautiful day in awhile, so we decided to forgo our normal FROLF game and checked out the flea market {I may have been more into it than Ryan at the time}.

But first, let’s go to brunch…

Jackbeagle’s in NODA has easily become our favorite brunch spot for the time being, and I always always always love splurging on brunch.  Breakfast is the best meal of the day, you know.  This beaut is called Sh!t on a Shingle…not sh!tt!ing you.  I has gravy and it’s perfect.

We then headed out to one of the two flea markets I want to visit.  Yesterday, we visited the official “Charlotte Flea Market”.  The Metrolina Expo was going on as well, it appeared that it was a weekend long event, but we arrived at the tail end of it all.

Ryan was the first one to purchase something…which, if you knew him and I, you would know how extremely rare that is.  The first tent we arrived in had a huge record collection, and Ryan is planning on buying his own record player soon, so he bought three records for himself.  While owning a record player is awesome, I don’t have that in my budget anytime soon, so I was happy just browsing and checking out all the old records.  I actually found some quality pieces…

Like the soundtrack to The Sound of Music {and I LOVE The Sound of Music}…I almost bought it just to have, and part of me is kind of regretting it now…

Or this Bill Cosby stand up…

Or how about this gem…I’d be interested to hear what kind of instruction goes on during something like this.

One of my main projects has been searching and researching headboards.  I wanted to either make my own or find something at the flea market that I can transform into a headboard.  I love the kind of rustic/vintage/cozy type of look.  I was super excited when I found this old barn door “thing”.  I figured it could be something that I could strip and stain or paint.

Not so excited when the guy told me $65, when I said no he also informed me that it was originally $125…uhh, nah I’ll pass on this historically insignificant piece of overpriced wood.

I ended up just buying a few small things for porch deocrations, and even though someone tried to charge me $65 for a piece of wood, I still had a great time.  I can’t wait to check out the other flea markets!

We then went back to my apt and hung out while Ryan did some laundry…he has no clothes washing appliances, so I’m a good big sister and let him do laundry at my place.  While he took care of his business, I went on an INCREDIBLE evening 4-miler on the Greenway system.  Everything had cooled down and was shaded…it was gorgeous.

This is the entrance to the pathway.

About a mile in, the trail opens up onto UNCC’s campus.  I love Marshall, but UNCC sure has one stellar looking campus.

The last part of the trail opens up over a river system, it reminds me of the beach and is extrememly peaceful.

One of my roommates, Andrew, got home from traveling for work Sunday evening, so I went ahead and cooked he and my brother a dinner of rosemary chicken and baked summer veggies.  So easy and so delicious.

For a Sunday, I can’t complain one bit.  Now, off to another week.

See y’all later on!

How was your Sunday?  What about your weekend?  What types of things do you like to look for at the flea market?

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Look Back at It: July 18/Weekend Recap

My weekend in Chicago is overrrrrrrrr {cue the music}.

Remember how I talked about how much my friends mean to me?  Well, this was another one of those weekends.  Abby and Liz are two of my other amazing friends that I couldn’t imagine life without.  The month of July has seriously spoiled me….mehhh, I miss my frands.  We all talk almost everyday {Jess included}, and what’s crazy is that it doesn’t even feel like I was visiting.  When I got to Liz’s apartment on Friday night it felt like I was just popping over from my apartment like it was no big deal, and when I left, it was super sad but it felt like I was just going home for the evening and I would see them tomorrow.  I guess that’s a sign of true friendship!

Below is a quick weekend recap of our time together.

Friday

Like I was saying, I flew into Chicago right after work on Friday.  It ended up working out because Jimmy was working in Joliet {about an hour outside of Chicago} for the weekend, so he was able to swing over and pick me up from the airport and spend the night with Abby, Liz, her bf, Shane, and myself.  He did have to work the rest of the weekend, but it was nice that everyone got to hang out, the boys got to meet, etc.  We had such a good time, and even though we were determined to take pics 24/7 since we were all together, I think the fact that we were all together distracted us and we ended up taking exactly no good pictures on Friday {womp, womp}.  Oh well, gotta work on that!

Saturday

Saturday was full of brunch, shopping, and excitement for what was to come that evening…the Blake Shelton concert at Wrigley Field!

We got ready and grabbed a smorgasbord of a brunch at a cute little restaurant by Liz’s apt, Jack’s on Halstead.  It was amazing…and a good thing I only had one Guava Mimosa {pictured above} because I would have made more than a few questionable shopping decisions later that day.

We then walked around and shopped for the day.  The weather was absolutely perfect, and made me fall in love with Chicago even more than I already am.  Even though it’s almost been a year since I last visited it felt like I had never left {and I didn’t want to this time either}.  I’m keeping my eye out for a job where I work in Chicago over the summer, and then head back down south when it starts to get chilly.  That would be ideal, so if anyone hears about one, you know where to find me.

Can you tell how beautiful this day was??  Perfect.

There are those two cuties!  I absolutely love Liz’s neighborhood, walking around Chicago was a great way to spend the day with my friends {and work off that brunch}!

Our seats were perfect for the concert, The Band Perry opened and they put on such a great show.  I love them, and I love the fact that they’re siblings.  They sounded awesome and were full of energy, definitely a great band to get everyone ready for Blake.

Beauties.  Hands down, the most basic way to put it- Blake stole the show.  Playing everything from his new songs to his oldies {Ol’ Red and Austin…seriously}, in addition to the fact that it was at Wrigley Field, the entire thing was perfect.

This was one of my favorite {and blurry} shots from the encore.  Everyone had their cell phone lights out {the age of the lighter is long gone}, it was absolutely stunning.

We then went to meet up with some friends of Liz’s and hang out around Wrigleyville- so much fun!

The next morning we went to Ann Sathers, one of my favorite brunch places in Chicago…because, cinnamon rolls.

Check out those buns.

We of course had a main meal, but everything comes with two sides, one of them being two cinnamon rolls {yes you heard me right}.  My flight wasn’t until 8 pm that night, so it was almost like we had a whole other day together, which was extremely nice.  For the rest of the day, Liz took us down to hang out on Lake Michigan, where we met up with some of her sweet girlfriends that we had met the night before.

I love how everyone walks everywhere in Chicago/takes public transit from place to place.  Call me crazy, but I’ve never lived in a bigger city where you rely on transportation in that manner and I just feel like it’s so busy and exciting.  Maybe I have some stars in my eyes, but I love it.  We walked all the way down to the beach on this walking/biking/running path that lined the lake.

Wouldn’t you just love having this to run everyday?  This would definitely serve as some motivation, so gorgeous.

It was a perfect way to end and even more perfect weekend.  I am however going through some serious Chicago withdrawals, which is typical after a Chicago trip, and will take a few months to get over {{guess that means I’ll just have to go again soon}}.

I already miss Liz, Abby, {and Jess} so much, but I’m so grateful for the friendships I have with them, and some plans are in the works to see each other again super soon.

Until next time, Chicago.

Have you guys ever been to Chicago?  How was your weekend?

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Look Back at It: Weekend Recap/July 4

Ahhhhh!  Super late weekend recap, I know, but this past weekend was insanely exciting and I got home late Sunday night.  I then immediately hit the ground running with work and life and haven’t had time to come up for air.  I’ll post over the weekend to make up for it.

Anywayyy…

I am thankful for a lot of things in my life, one of the most important things being the relationships that I have with my friends.  I love them all so much I can hardly put it into words, so I won’t even try.  The connections that we have are on another level, like I would imagine your relationships are with your friends.  Needless to say, when we get to spend time together, it’s good for the soul.

This weekend I got to hang out with two of these friends- Molly and Jess.  Although I had to work on July 4th {I know, right?}, I left straight from work and drove right up to WV for the weekend to meet up with them and some other friends.  We all had plans to go to the  Jimmy Buffett concert at the Greenbrier Classic Concert Series on July 5.  The Greenbrier Classic, is an annual golf tournament that’s held in WV over the July 4th weekend.  Paired with this tournament are two awesome concerts that take place on the Friday and Saturday night of that weekend.  This year the GBC brought in Maroon 5 {July 4} and Jimmy Buffett {July 5}.

I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to see ol’ Bimmy Juffett with Molly, Jess, and tons of our other friends from Marshall.  We all split a limo and rolled out.  No time to mess around.

Below is a quick snippet of my friend Jess and me in the limo…it was such a great time!

Not only being back in WV, but being back with my fellow Marshall people is always much needed.  That place is like a second home to me, and while I love being in Charlotte, I still miss it from time to time.  This is the emotional tug that I imagine plenty of people get when they think about their college town, and for me and my friends, Huntington was something pretty special.

This is an unfiltered shot from the top of our limo over the parking lot before the concert, Wild and Wonderful never fails to impress.

Here are the three of us in all of our Jimmy Buffett glory, notice I’m wearing my DIY Highwaisted Shorts, which I am absolutely in love with.  Now on to the concert….Fins Up!….

 

We found a big patch or grass and marked our territory.  If you’ve ever seen Jimmy Buffet live, then you understand what I mean when I say that I had an amazing time.  If you’ve never seen Jimmy Buffet live, get online, find the closest location in proximity to you where he is performing, and go.

He’s the coolest dude I {kind of} know.  You’ve somehow made a very profitable living, and created a lifestyle desired by millions that revolves around being on island time?  Maybe the rest of us should start taking notes.

We then got back to Huntington incredibly late {GBC and Huntington are about 3 hrs apart}, and passed out.

The one thing Huntington, WV does not mess around with is it’s love of food.  We visited my favorite Sunday brunch place, Backyard, and I quickly scarfed down some walnut reduction french toast and chocolate covered bacon {hey, I was on vacation!}.  I swear I meant to snap a picture, but I got a little too distracted once my food arrived.

We were also on a huge Freaks and Geeks kick, Bill easily being Molly, Jess, and my favorite.

But then again, how can you pick anyone over baby James Franco?  SoOoOoOo dreamy…

If you have a Netflix account, this show is the next thing you need to be watching.  A classic Judd Apatow creation that was too early for it’s time.  I’m still so sad it only ran for one season.

And then, what’s a weekend with your friends without constantly quoting the “EW” skit from Jimmy Fallon?  If you have no idea what I am talking about, then you need to watch my two favorite EW skits with Channing Tatum and Seth Rogen.

Warning:  You WILL laugh out loud if you watch these videos.

“Jimmy Buffet?”…”Kinda cute”….”EW! Really?”…”Yea, he’s like, an amazing songwriter and performer.  Haven’t you ever heard of Margaritaville?”

Maaarrrggaaariittaaviille?

Nope!  Never heard of it, EW!

Repeating the lines from the skit is funny, but making up your own is hilarious, and as you can see from my example above, we spent plenty of time doing that.

So that’s my very long overdue July 4th weekend recap in a nutshell, hope you guys had a great one as well!

See ya’ll later on!

How did you guys spend your 4th of July weekend?

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Look Back at It: Weekend Recap/June 27

This weekend was full of exactly what I needed.

Now that I’m out of training (for now), I experienced my first full week of work, and while I am enjoying it, I was definitely exhausted come Friday.  My brain was a pile of mush.  My next three weekends are going to be extremely busy, and full of travel and seeing old {and the best} friends. I absolutely cannot wait!!  However, I do know myself well enough to know that I need to take a second to have some “me” time before things get crazy, so that’s precisely what I did.

Friday

I didn’t get home from work until later on Friday, for those of you living in Charlotte- how about that weather??  I haven’t seen that much rain in awhile.  The entire weekend was pretty overcast, so my plans of getting some sun were scratched, but it worked out because I had a lot I wanted to get done.  If the sun were out, it would’ve tempted me to get absolutely nothing done and just lay out and read.  I stopped at the Publix by my office and created a salad and packaged up a cup of lobster bisque for dinner {Jimmy and our other roommate were out of town for the weekend}.  My night then consisted of this-

I have so much love for this movie, and I was so incredibly happy when I found it playing on TV.  Such a random, semi-all star cast…Freddie Prinze Jr., Paul Walker, Gabrielle Union, Usher…this list goes on!

Saturday

Saturday consisted of running, errands, and crafting!  I’ve had a few crafts that I wanted to get done, and I also had some errands I needed to run before these next few weekends, so away I went.  I rounded out my “running of the errands” with a quick and breezy 3-miler.

For dinner I picked up some to-go brown rice sushi and cab sav and got to it, paired with more girly movies {think The Holiday, Titanic, and P.S. I Love You}.

I really love the look of distressed high waisted shorts, but I really don’t like shelling out 50 plus buckaroos for one pair.  Earlier in the day I browsed through YouTube to see if I could pick up any tips on how to turn Goodwill mom jeans into shorts and ended up watching this video.  FYI there are TONS of videos out there that teach you how to do this.  My first stop on Saturday was to Goodwill where I found these two pairs of old Levis:

Woof-  I know, it’s crazy to think this used to be the style!  Anyway, after some marking, cutting, and washing, I turned them into this…

To distress them further I immediately washed them after chopping them up.  They fit perfectly and are extremely cute!  It also helps that they were five bucks a pop.

My second craft of the night involved these “beer coasters” that I’ve been wanting to make fooorreeevverrrr.  After a few weeks my roommates and I saved up a few of the cardboard 6 pack holders, and then I was in business.  I originally got the idea from Pinterest when I found it on this blogger’s page.  What started out as this…

{Relavitely} quickly turned into this…

I absolutely LOVE my new coasters, and I know my roommates will too, especially since they’re a bunch of dudes.  Successful Saturday if I do say so myself.  Although I didn’t get every craft done that I wanted to get done, it’s still something that soothes my soul and I’m always that much happier when I’m able to knock a few out.

Sunday

Sunday was once again Family FROLF Day.

Can’t complain when you get to spend the day with your brother.

Now onto another week of work, I’m so looking forward to this weekend so hopefully the week flys right by!

See y’all later on!

What did you get to do this weekend?  Enjoy crafts as much as I do?

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Look Back at It: Weekend Recap/June 20

This past weekend was a low-key one at best, which is fine because I have a lot coming up on the ol’ calendar.   I’ve also recently gotten a new job, and I’m back on the 9-6 work schedule {not including commute times- shewy, baby!}.  It’s been an extremely busy week full of training, and readjusting to my new sched, and while it has been a great experience so far, a weekend break was welcomed with open arms.

Although I didn’t have to actually go to work, I still spent a majority of my time studying, cleaning my apartment, doing laundry…and I’ll be honest, sleeping.  I’m normally the type of person that doesn’t take naps or like to spend a lot of time sleeping in until noon, but I couldn’t help it, I was pooped!

Friday

When I got home from work on Friday, I went on a quick 4 mile run from my neighborhood and through UNCC’s campus.  I then spent an evening out with Jimmy and my brother in NODA.

Saturday

Saturday was filled with some of that boring “adult” stuff that I was talking about earlier {no need to show pictures of}.  Then I took a break to go play some FROLF with my brother.  Before leaving I completed three rounds of my “go-to” in-house circuit that I’m going to share with you tomorrow.  FROLF is definitely something that I want to get better at, so we didn’t keep score, but I know I didn’t win…this time.  I mostly spent the game perfecting my “tomahawk throw” since I ended up in the woods a lot.

One of the tee’s are pictured here, we played at the Sugaw Creek Course.  It was fun, but I’m interested in checking out the other courses to see what they have to offer.

I then spent the evening unwinding and catching up on some episodes of Weeds with Jimmy.  We’ve cruised through our fair share of shows on Netflix {Breaking Bad being one of our favorites}.  Weeds was recently recommended to us, and although we’re only on the first season we can tell that it’s going to be a winner.

Sunday

On Sunday I continued the adult festivities of studying and cleaning, but made sure I made time for pool and country.  First by catchin’ some rays and hangin’ out with my girl, Kate.

I am completely obsessed with Kate Hudson, always have been.  I’m not too big on buying magazines unless I’m super in to who’s on the cover {isn’t that how they get you?}, but I read this baby cover to cover yesterday, and it was totally worth it.  Once on a job interview I was asked who I would invite to dinner if I had the chance, as a test to gauge my personality.  I said {in a nutshell} Kate Hudson, not only because of her personality, but I think there is a lot that could be learned from her.  She is a great role model for young women everywhere, being successful while always unforgivably being herself.  A quality that I feel we could all use a little bit more of now and then.

Call me crazy, but I was offered that job…so who’s the crazy one?

Short on time before the big game, I cranked out three miles on the treadmill and met up with Jimmy and my brother to cheer on Team USA.

I know I don’t need to give anyone a play by play on what happened…but- what…the…crap??  What a game, I can’t even put it into words.  So I won’t.  {I believe that we will win!}

We watched the game on the patio at Jackbeagle’s, the weather was perfect and the food was even better.  They seriously have some good grub there, brunch and all.

So that was the weekend in a nutshell {first one ever, woo hoo!}, now on to another week!

See y’all later on!

What did you guys do this weekend?  How did you cheer on Team USA?

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