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Back-to-School Throwback

Hope everyone enjoyed the weekend. I'm joining Andrea and the lovely ladies over at The Blended Blog sharing my answers to the Back-to-School Edition of TBB Asks.

Weekend Whereabouts

Life threw me some lemons in May (details here) but things have been shaping up nicely in June. I landed a dream job and we settled into our new home. Things have been busy but everything is moving in the right direction.

K and I celebrated our 6-year anniversary on Friday night at Nona Blue Tavern for a dinner date after the busy work week. We had some delicious dirty martinis, salmon dip, and my favorite ahi tuna salad. We spent the rest of the evening relaxing at home since K had been traveling for work last week.

On Saturday, the bestie and I headed out to do some shopping and errands before settling for some lunch at Cheddar's Scratch Kitchen. C heads back home next week so I wanted to get some quality girl time in before she leaves.

We had a nice day together until the heavens came crashing down with lightning and heavy rain while we were in Publix so we had no choice but to stay under shelter until it calmed down a bit some 30 minutes later. Gotta love the unexpected afternoon summer storms in Florida.

On Sunday morning we cooked breakfast at home and organized the house since we invited some friends over for dinner. We grilled steak and shrimp and had fun catching up.

It was a nice weekend (always too short) but I'm looking forward to my second week at the new job. Hope you have a great week!

Joining the lovely Biana for her Weekending linkup.

Girls Beach Getaway

Being on unpaid vacation really makes you forget what day it is but I'm realizing now this change really happened at the right time because I was able to get a lot done at the new house and be around when different workers needed to be in and out installing last minute things. Other than that I've been really enjoying the lack of a schedule and break from office life to recharge my batteries.

Before starting my new job on Monday, the bestie and I decided to take a quick trip to the beach for a couple nights. We found a dog-friendly hotel and our girls vacay started yesterday with Lola in tote.

The beach is our happy place and the perfect place to clear your mind. I've become certain all of these changes are turning out to be a blessing in disguise allowing me to grow personally and professionally.

So we celebrate one last hurrah with some sun rain yesterday, sea, and sand before starting my new adventure next week which I'm pretty excited about.

Cheers to the weekend!

Weekend Whereabouts

I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend! It was fairly relaxing for me but I had a fun girls day yesterday with my bestie visiting which was soooo good for the soul!

K and I didn't do much on Friday night. Lola was sick on Wednesday and Thursday night so I wanted to stick around to take care of her.  We had some Vietnamese food for dinner and caught up on some shows. Steph gave me a recipe for upset stomachs so I wanted to get that prepared for Lola for dinner and her next few meals. It worked wonders and she hasn't gotten sick since. Thank you Steph!

On Saturday K and I spent most of the day looking at new construction houses in the Orlando area. We've been wanting to customize a home since our current house lacks some features we think are important. We saw some amazing floor plans but I'm not sold on the location so the search continues.

After about 5 hours of house viewing we settled for some dinner at Lee and Rick's Oyster Bar which is seriously the biggest hole-in-the-wall restaurant but no one has better oysters around here.


Sunday morning came quickly (thankfully!) because it was time to meet up with my bestie of 25 years who's in town visiting to do a course for the next few months. We had SO much fun catching up over pedis at the day spa, lunch at Wich Wich, and TONS of shopping.

My whole backseat was filled with shopping bags but mainly for her. I can't wait to wear the cutest beach coverup from Target (pictured below) next weekend.

I also can't wait to see my bestie next weekend for more girl time at the beach!

How was your weekend?

Joining the lovely Biana for her Weekending linkup.

NOLA Bachelorette Recap

After a hectic 3 nights of binge drinking and shenanigans through the streets of New Orleans, I made it home on Sunday night with no voice and a lingering hangover but I'm in one piece nevertheless.

A group of us girls flew into NOLA on Thursday Night, checked in to the hotel in the Garden District and then headed out for some dinner and drinks. This gift basket full of goodies was waiting in the room for the bride-to-be.

On Friday, we toured Bourbon street in the matching tank tops we got customized for the bride. The streets were packed with people and lots of bachelor & bachelorette parties. Fireball shots were flowing along with my favorite Louisiana beer, Abita Strawberry and we even stopped at Pat O'Brien's for some Hurricanes.

On Saturday we went to the French Quarter Festival, which is the largest free music festival in the US. Lots of good food, music, drinks and people watching.

After the festival, we checked out some voodoo shops and then hit some more bars on Bourbon street ending at a gay bar where we made some fun new friends!

Sunday was our last day and we were all feeling a little rough but our flight wasn't until later in the night. We had lunch at Coop's Place and then a few drinks at Margaritaville and a few other places before heading to the airport.

So glad I got to finally experience New Orleans but I think I need to sleep for a full week to feel "normal" again. Is it the weekend yet?

Girls Reunion Weekend

What an amazing weekend spent with my college besties! We certainly can still party like we're 21.... Lots of stories, laughing, drinking and eating was had on Sat and Sun.

On Friday, K and I ordered dinner and stayed in to watch a movie. We got Spring Breakers from RedBox and it turned out to be a lot crazier than we expected. I don't recommend it :-P


~ On Sunday, I made breakfast for K and I and then headed out to a hair appointment.

 ~ I got my highlights touched up and added in some burgundy foils, which I love!

~ Met up with two of my college besties to start our reunion weekend to celebrate the life of our friend that passed away last year.

~ After lunch we hopped around downtown Orlando to some of our favorite spots.

~ Several fireball shots were had.

~ Later that night we went back to my friend's house and told stories around the fire.

~ We walked to a late night bar for one last fireball shot to end our Saturday night.


~ On Sunday I met back up with the girls for Brunch at this cute local spot downtown Orlando.

~ I got to try chicken and waffles for the first time and it was AMAZING! We also had the largest pineapple mimosas. Ever.

~ Afer brunch we went to a sports bar to play some skee ball and test out a few different beers. 

- My friend bought a Pizza flavored beer and I tried out a Bannana Bread flavlored beer along with several pumpkin beers and other seasonals. 

~ We had some photobooth fun and did some catching up over beers and finally called it a night since Monday tends to come way too quickly.

I was an awesome sunday funday and reunion weekend with my college girls!

Joining Sami for Weekend Shenanigans.
Sami's Shenanigans

Hope you had a great weekend too :-)

Girls Weekend Shenanigans

Wooo what a weekend!! 
And, well you know, super fun weekends always make for pretty awful Monday mornings =P

On Friday night, K and I went with his work peeps to a hockey game, which was pretty fun considering I know nothing about hockey. 

I got a little distracted from the game, so K and I had some fun with a photo booth in the Arena.

After the game we went to the grand opening of a new pub recently opened by a friend of ours, so we had to show our faces for a few beers.

On Saturday I got ready to head to Tampa with 2 other girl friends for a bridal shower. 

The shower was gorgeous with lots of food, drinks & cute party favors.

We played some bridal shower games and watched a YouTube video of the groom-to-be answer questions to see if his answers matched the bride-to-be's answers.

The beautiful bride-to-be opened her gifts. (I've never seen sooo many gifts at a shower or any party before!!).

After the shower, us 3 girls checked into our hotel (which turned out to be quite ghetto thanks to Hotwire) LOL. We got dressed and told the taxi guy to take us to the bar! We really didn't know the area or where to go but ended up in Hyde Park in Tampa, which has a bunch of cool bars.

Us girls partied the night away til 3am and shut down bars. I think we left a nice little shiny dent in Tampa after Saturday night ;-)

We woke up super late on Sunday and headed back home with our heads pounding and the harsh realization that we are no longer 21 and just can't party like we used to.

Needless to say, Sunday was a complete wash after our Saturday night Shenanigans but it was soo much fun and great little trip away from the guys.

Linking up with Sami for the Weekend Shenanigans Linkup.

I hope you all had a awesome/fun/relaxing weekend!

H54F: Girls Weekend

Happy Friday! So excited the weekend is here :-)

1. Excited for our girls tripped planned to Tampa on Saturday. We're headed to a bridal shower downtown Tampa then booked a hotel room so we can go out bar hopping in the night. 

2. My festive nails for the weekend. Bought these colorful nail art stick ons from CVS.

3. Love my new Coral peep-toe wedges that I got on sale from Kohl's.

4. Thai food = delish. My team and I went out for Thai lunch today. Pad Thai with chicken and shrimp is awesome!

5. K and I are going with his company to a hockey game tonight. I'm not exactly a huge hockey fan but can't beat free tickets and drinks on his boss ;-)

I'm joining Lauren today for High Five For Friday. 


I hope everyone has a fun weekend!