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Thanksgiving Staycationing

It was an action packed weekend with my parents and sister in town and I also took vacation time last week so we were on the go nonstop shopping til we drop, entertaining for Thanksgiving, and spending lots of family time together.

Weekending: Disney, Birthday & Wedding Fun

Hope everyone had a great weekend!

My weekend started on Thursday after work. K took me out for dinner and bought me a cute little cake to celebrate my 31st birthday.

Sorry for being MIA on Friday as I took the day off to go to Disney with the hubby and have a little staycation at a resort nearby. 

We spent most of the day at Magic Kingdom and went on a few of the main rides and rollercoasters. I'm going to post more about our Disney trip later this week since it was a fun-filled adventure and I got tons of photos.

We ended that day at Epcot to explore all the different countries and try different drinks and food from around the world. 

 We had dinner at Morroco's Marrakesh restaurant which was amazing!

After dinner, we headed back to the hotel and enjoyed our nighttime balcony view of the resort before crashing.

On Saturday (my actual birthday) we explored the huge resort and had some poolside lunch before heading up to the hotel room to get dressed for our friend's wedding.

The wedding ceremony was outdoors in the garden and the weather was perfect to tie the knot.

We had some fun in the photobooth taking funny photos with friends but also got a nice shot of our group looking "normal".

On Sunday, we checked out of the hotel and went for lunch at Seadog Brewing Company. We've been wanting to check out this place for a while now and were pleasantly surprised to find out they have $2.50 mimosas and bloody mary's on the weekend.
I had an amazing birthday weekend filled with so many fun festivities. Thirty one is treating me really well so far!

How was your weekend?

Joining the lovely Biana for her Weekending linkup. 

Disney Bound + Friday Favorites

Happy Friday!

I took the day off of work today to head out for a long weekend staycation near to Disney. I know I just did a 1-night hotel staycation last weekend for my company's holiday party but we're back at it again to celebrate my birthday and a friend's wedding tomorrow. Being a December baby makes the holidays even more hectic around here!

Luckily our Disney passholder wristbands arrived just in time for our trip today.

On Wednesday I met up with Kate for lunch at a modern cafe. We seriously work like a minute away from each other so it was about time we caught up over some lunch.

Rocksbox sent me this beautiful shine necklace as a little gift along with my 4th Rocksbox, which I'll post about the new pieces next week or sometime soon.

Snuggles with Lola every night has definitely been a highlight of my week.

Joining Amanda for a few of my favorites on this Friday.

Favorite Recipe: 

Pumpkin Gingerbread Trifle by Paige @ Tomatoes for Cucumbers

Favorite Funnies:

Favorite Purchases:

Favorite Holiday Giveaway:
Last day to enter Blue Chair Bay Rum's 12 Days of Christmas giveaway. 

Enjoy the weekend!!

The Holidays Have Begun

The craziness that is the holidays is here and another great weekend for the books! I had my work holiday party on Friday night so we booked a hotel and had a little staycation for the night at Universal Studios since driving after several hours of free drinks is never a good idea. 

We had cocktail hour, buffet dinner and then the after party was at Universal's City Walk.

On Saturday morning, we checked out of the hotel and picked up our precious wrinkly bundle from her pet sitters.

Saturday night was a wash and we had planned to attend another holiday party but the couch and snuggles with Lola won.

On Sunday, we were feeling refreshed and decided to venture downtown for lunch and to watch football at a couple dog-friendly bars and restaurants. Lola had a blast meeting lots of people and other dogs and crashed hard when she got home giving me time to do some blogging and the usual Sunday cleaning, laundry etc.

Hope you had a great weekend!!

Joining Biana for Weekending and Leeann for Monday Morning Gossip.  

Weekend Staycation & Charity Gala

Hope everyone had a good weekend! I got to catch up on a little R&R, but just a little...

Friday night was pretty relaxing, thankfully! We had dinner and drinks with some friends to catch up with them and then spent the rest of the night watching movies at home. Life recently has been so busy every weekend, I haven't had a Friday night on the couch in a long time.

On Saturday night, K and I went to a charity gala to support children and families in Central Florida battling childhood cancer. The event was sponsored by my company so they put us up in a hotel by Disney for the night. It was a nice little Staycation!

The gala had live music, poker & other table games, dinner & drinks and several different auctions. We didn't do so well at the table games but it was a nice night out for a good cause. Some of the families shared their stories and expressed how the proceeds really help them especially since parents often have to give up their jobs to care for their children full-time. I was glad to be a part of it!

On Sunday we had breakfast at the hotel and then headed home. I made a pit-stop at the VS semi-annual sale and scored some $3.99 undies. Always good to restock, right?

The rest of Sunday was spent cleaning, grilling (recipe to come tomorrow), and watching the World Cup.

How was your weekend?

Joining Molly for Funday Monday and Biana for Weekending.
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