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Getting Back into the Swing of Things

After going out of town last weekend and then the holiday on Monday, it's been hard keeping up with the blog, the job and life in general. I'm hoping this weekend helps me get back on schedule and catch up on some things around the house, blogging and my favorite thing ever - sleep!

Reminiscing from last weekend in St Pete Beach, FL & watching pretty sunsets from the hotel room. 

Some other things that made me smile this week...

My orchid started blooming again after I thought I'd officially killed it.  It just started budding like crazy last week and then came this pretty flower. Maybe I do have a green thumb? 

These beauties showed up in the mail yesterday - scored them from the Kate Spade 75% off sale.

Despite being completely unmotivated all week, I managed to make a few dinners at home. These were skinny ground turkey fajitas until I added cheese but everything's better with cheese ;-)

The 2-week countdown is on until we're in Punta Cana for another wedding & to celebrate our anniversary. I follow the resort on instagram and they've been posting the most beautiful photos. I can't wait to be there with friends and unlimited frozen cocktails!

Even though it was a short week, I'm ready for the weekend and some R&R.

Did anyone else feel like the long weekend kicked them in the a**?

Joining Lauren for H54F and April for Five on Friday.

Memorial Weekend & Wedding Festivities

Hope everyone enjoyed the long weekend! 
I had a pretty hectic weekend but got to spend Memorial day yesterday relaxing at home before the start of another busy work week. I left work early on Friday to head to St Pete for a friend's wedding that evening. We checked into the hotel and got dressed. Our hotel room had a pretty sweet view of the beach.

On Saturday everyone hung out at the beach and at the hotel tiki bar/restaurant. It was a sunny and beautiful weekend on the West Coast and I have to say St Pete Beach is one of my favorite beaches so it was the perfect way to spend the long weekend with friends.

On Sunday we checked out of the hotel and headed home but first we had to drop off a friend downtown so we stopped off at a Ray's bar right outside the stadium for some lunch and drinks. There was a Rays vs Red Sox game that evening so the bar was packed with people tailgating before the game. 

Monday was a lazy day at home getting laundry and stuff done around the house.

How did you spend Memorial weekend?

Joining Bella & Lisa for Weekend Recap.
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Beach Bound for the Long Weekend

I've been looking forward to this weekend for months now since we plan to spend it with friends out on Florida's west coast. We're going to a wedding tonight at a resort on St Pete Beach and the rest of the weekend will be relaxing on the beach, catching up with friends, BBQ-ing and inevitably drinking way too much. Let's not fool anyone here!

*Announcement* Tuesday Recipe Swap will be taking a break next week 05/27 due to the holiday on Monday.

I met up with Kate for lunch on Wednesday since her new job is literally walking distance from my office so we got to catch up and start planning our trip to Chicago later this year. We'll be meeting up for more lunches & happy hours in the future since we work so close together now.

I was most excited to come home to find this package from Blue Avenue waiting for me. The dress is just as gorgeous in person and fits perfectly. Blue Avenue is Jordon's brand new online clothing store with some pretty fabulous pieces (plus free shipping). Go check it out!

Last minute trip to the nail salon to get my nails prettied up for the weekend. I swear I love walking into the salon and hearing "Hello Emily" by all the ladies and they remember exactly what I like to get done. They also get me in and out quickly on my lunch break so no waiting around.

I was supposed to get my hair done last night just in time for the wedding today but my hairdresser cancelled on me last minute so I stopped for some happy hour drinks after work. I'm pretty bummed my hair is going to look like crap for the long weekend. Ah well!
I NEED to remember this for the weekend!
(and well, for every wedding, birthday celebration, bachelorette, etc...)

Hope everyone has a fun and safe Memorial weekend!

Joining Lauren for H54F and April for Five on Friday.