Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Weekend Wrap Up

This weekend was a busy one. My son is leaving for Europe this week on a school trip. He's going to Milan, Italy, the south of France and Barcelona, Spain. So, lots of shopping happened on Saturday.

Last weekend, we discovered this great mall in Paramus, New Jersey but Dylan wasn't feeling well enough to go with us. We didn't let that stop us. I got this white tee from Banana Republic for $6.99 and this J Crew statement necklace for $14.98. Score!


For lunch, we ate at Bobby's Burger Palace Bobby as in Bobby Flay of The Food Network. I had the Carolina turkey Burger. It was so good. The kids also shared this onion ring and sweet potato fry combo. I may or may not have stolen a fry or two.



It was a successful shopping trip for the entire family. Dylan got new luggage, pants, shirts, etc. for his trip. The hubby got new shoes for work. Natalie got new running gear for track. And mama got new white jeans and shades from JCrew.



That night, the girl and I needed some pampering after a long day shopping so we applied The Body Shop face masks that we got at Ulta. I used Tea Tree and Natalie used a clay mask.



Sunday was a much quieter day. The girl made homemade blueberry waffles for brunch. They were delicious. And how cute do they look on my serving platter from Southern Living and Target table runner!?


After we ate, Stew went on some errands and I dropped Natalie off at her friend's house. I spent most of the afternoon catching up on the laundry. For lunch, Dylan and I had fresh veggie pizza from the grocery store. It was so good!! I'm glad I bought two.


Later that afternoon, we took the boys to get their hairs cut.

Stew grilled ribs for dinner and I baked red velvet cookies for dessert. Since it was late, I cheated and used break and bake. No one complained.


It was such a nice weekend. I really wasn't ready for it to end. But, spring break is next week! WooHoo!!!



Tuesday, March 10, 2015

What I'm Reading Now


I am a total book nerd. It's not uncommon for me to have more than one book going at a time.

I love bookstores and I absolutely love the library. I wanted to be a librarian when I was younger. LOL!

I like to read all genres. It really doesn't matter. If it interests me, I will read it. If it comes highly recommended, I will read it.

You know how people binge watch tv series on Netflix? Well, I binge read authors when I find one I like. A couple of years ago, I picked up a Nancy Martin book while I was perusing the library mystery shelves. I got hooked instantly on the zany but lovable cast of characters and have gone back to read the earlier ones in this series. I love reading and seeing the characters develop. These are the two newest ones I picked up at the library yesterday. I can't wait to read them.

Next up, I'm going to binge read Lianne Moriarity. I am going to start with Big Little Lies. I can't wait!


Monday, March 09, 2015

What Happened This Weekend

Lately the weekends seem to go by in a blur. So, I am determined to be better about documenting them here. That way when I get around to actually scrapbooking the photos, I wont have to try and remember everything that happened.

It was really nice and mild out so I wore a sweater and jeans with my Ugg boots. I love not having to wear a coat.


Saturday started out with getting McDonald's breakfast for the boy before he has to go to his SAT tutoring session.



After the tutor, just he and I went to lunch at Chop't. He had the Mexican Caesar Salad and I had the Chicken Tinga. It was so good. Oh, and I love Fresca. Not a lot of places carry it, so when I see it, I have to have it.


Starbucks is right next door so we popped in for a couple of lattes. I tried the Tiramisu latte for the first time It was really good. I always get a kick out of those photos that people post where Starbucks butchers their names. Well, I am now one of them. The funny thing is that the same guy wrote it on both cups?!


I hit up Target for some necessities and then we headed home.


The rest of the day was spent relaxing watching Spring Training Baseball!!!!

I managed to oversleep on Sunday and missed church I woke up at 9:19 and church starts at 9:30?! The time change really throws me for a loop. I love it being lighter out later but it takes me a week to get used to it.

I did laundry all morning and I'm still not caught up.

A quick trip to Taco Bell for lunch and then BJ's for some things. I have a love/hate relationship with warehouse stores. I go in for a couple of things and wham $131.00 later.


It was finally nice enough to actually take the dog on a walk. She was so excited!! I love her in her little coat.


The hubby grilled dinner (boneless pork roast) and then it was off to read before having to start the busy school/work week.


I hope you all had a great weekend!!!