Monday, February 23, 2015

Monday Mantra // stand out for being kind, good, for being the person who builds others up.

Good Monday morning everybody! That went fast. As always here we are again. I had a nice weekend so without further ado linking up with Biana & Meghan for a little wrap up. I think we may have wrapped up our last Arctic blast too over the weekend just in time for another one tomorrow. Yup... snow in the forecast for tomorrow. We had a dusting on Friday night but I was too lazy to get my arse off the couch to even snap a pic. Like y'all haven't seen any yet this year anyway. Most of you are buried.

Anyway the weekend started off nicely with  lunch date with one of my favorite fellow bloggers Amy from Getz Girl on Fire. Rescheduled only once due to crappy weather last week we actually pulled it off. I think this is the first  real life blate I have had and we had a great time, proving my point once again that all Amy's are cool as shit. We hit it off instantly and it felt like we had known each other for realz for awhile. She is just as cool in person as she is on her blog and I definitely feel like I have a cool new friend now. Thank you Blog-Universe! We met at The Fickle Pickle, a cute little restaurant about half way between us and had a great lunch. Lack of food pictures because when we weren't eating it we were talking our faces off., but of course we had to order the yummy fried pickles.  It was super fun and we will definitely be planning another meet up in the future!

Saturday morning I had Olivia home with me since she worked Friday night so of course we hd to go out to breakfast. It's hard when you have 3 kids to carve out alone time with each one so when the opportunity arises I always try to capitalize on it. They love going out somewhere alone with me just as much as I do. So Cracker Barrel it was for a good ole cheatin breakfast. It was my first carefully planned cheat and not a crazy one. Actually, I had planned on an entire biscuit for my big splurge but even that got halved due to a hungry teenager who ate her meal in 2 seconds flat and then proceeded to "share" mine too. I felt very good though about the choices I made. It took all I had not to order french toast or pancakes but I just couldn't bring myself to go that far off the wagon... so I choked down a few more eggs. Somehow they do taste a little more exciting in a restaurant though.

Saturday afternoon was spent wandering around the Antique Flea Market that comes to town every 3rd weekend of the month. I haven't been in ages and it was a nice way to kill a few hours and get out of my house for three whole dollars on a Saturday. I was good, I didn't buy anything even though I definitely saw some treasures. I love a good Cigar Store Indian...

Definitely feeling the rustic vibe this weekend and the framed black sea fans... I would have killed for. 

Finished the weekend off with some delicious homemade chili, a few new art supplies because I miss sketching and drawing, some pants I haven't worn in two years jumping up and down and wine. Good times were had by all!

Have a great week everybody!


  1. Girl those fried pickles look amazing!! My favorite thing ever!! that bowl of chili looks delish too! xo, Biana - BlovedBoston

  2. Great weekend! I'm glad you met up with Amy and had some alone time with Olivia.

    I would've loved wandering that vintage flea market.

  3. What a great weekend, I love blates! Glad you hit it off. The Chili looks delish!

  4. CRACKER BARREL BISCUITS!!! oh ymmmm what an awesome weekend!

  5. Sounds like an amazing weekend. Fitting in old pants is the BEST especially when they are leopard print!

  6. oh what a fun weekend! and fitting into pants you haven't worn in 2 years?! score!

  7. Those pickle chips look amazing! Yummmmmm! And boooo to another arctic blast, we finally warmed up over the weekend too and it felt great :)

  8. Why does Cracker Barrel have to be so good?!

  9. Those leggings are so cute! You're kicking ass with this whole30 llifestyle!

  10. Hello my friend! Loved, loved, loved meeting you! Let's do a concert soon! Or even that flea market - that would be so much fun to wander! Loved that you had one on one time with Olivia - it's a rare treat when you have multiple kids! Just fyi - biscuits are a love language of mine. Yum. And I love that you treated yourself to some drawing supplies - that will be therapeutic and so good for you! High five for rocking the leggings - you look great!!

  11. Yay for blog dates!! I have to admit I am so confused by fried pickles. I just cant imagine that being good haha but Ive never tried them so theres that! Your chilli looks yummy!!! Great weekend!