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Lazy, Hazy Weekend

Sometimes all you need is a guilt-free, lazy, hazy weekend.

And that’s exactly what I’ve had.

After the craziness of the last month, husband and I were excited to have a weekend with very minimal plans. (I can’t have no plans, because then that would just stress me out.)

Friday night we went out with friends for dinner and drinks and had so much fun. We talked craft beer + $100 whiskey, laughed about shark bites/tacos and dreamed about a trip to Thailand.

Then it was glorious, wide-open Saturday. Some days I say I want to stay in bed all day, but then I really don’t. I get anxious and think about all I need to do or feel guilty for being such a bum. But that was not the case next weekend. I had no problem at all laying in bed all day (I’m talking literally since wake-up to 4pm) catching up on my current TV shows, watching Gilmore Girls, reading all my magazines and blogging. It was fabulous. We then got a call asking if we wanted to go to dinner and a movie. Since we had literally no food in the house and felt like maybe we should be social, we got out of our pajamas for none other than pizza.

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[I call this my, just-rolled-out-of-bed-but-only-for-pizza look]

We decided to continue our laziness, and after dinner didn’t go to the movie, but went home to watch our own movie on the couch (back in our joggers). We finally saw The Theory of Everything and LOVED it.

Sunday has been almost as amazingly lazy as Saturday, but unfortunately I did have to venture out in the cold to go to Walmart.

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[I call this my, college-student look – UA baseball cap, fayettechill sweatshirt, uggs]

Don’t you just love these kind of weekends? I certainly love my busy, fun weekends with husband and friends, but I also adore these where you can really experience some relaxation and peace. It was exactly what I needed this weekend. And to top it off, we’ll enjoy a cozy night in with champagne and The Oscars.

xo xo

weekend update [golden birthday party prep]

F R I D A Y  N I G H T: 

a satisfied craving [loaded baked potato]

2+ hours of a brilliant, moving film [boyhood]

an evening of pure RELAXATION on the couch with my boys


S A T U R D A Y:

[golden birthday party errand #1] cake dreaming + ordering with mom

[golden birthday celebration #1] mexican brunch (complete with sparkling margaritas and hilarious recounts of our separate, but both ridiculous new years eves) + pedicures with my girl S who unfortunately will be out of town for the golden birthday party

starbucks stop with husband for flat white + iced coffee [fuel]

[golden birthday party errand #2] my favorite employer: walmart for glitter, glue, frames + more

[golden birthday party errand #3] guess who for drink pricing (and drinks)

pizza, wine + 30 rock after a full day of errands


S U N D A Y:

[recharged] via serving coffee with a smile + worshipping at church

learned the background of piri piri chicken [while eating it] and deciding it’s our new favorite food

[golden birthday party errand #4] home depot for tools + things we know nothing about to mount things we bought at ikea we know nothing about

glitter + gold spray paint + wine bottles + mason jars and 3 pinterest projects later [golden birthday DIY complete]

hours [literal hours] realizing we are not the handy type [with said things from home depot], but figuring it out anyway and being so satisfied with husband’s job well done

breathing a collective sigh of relief that house projects + golden birthday projects are complete for now

sitting on our front porch [in the 60 degree weather! in january!] drinking a beer, watching the sunset + realizing how truly thankful we are for it all

xo xo

{the weekend ahead}

Oh the glorious three-day weekends. Memorial Day weekend in particular holds a special place in my heart, since three years ago this weekend I married my high school sweetheart. Last year we celebrated with a weekend getaway to Kansas City; this year we’re celebrating by enjoying a weekend in our new HOME. Even though I am always full of wanderlust and several months ago had grand plans of  going to Washington D.C. for Memorial Day weekend, I’m oh so content just staying home with my love.

My  T O – D O  L I S T for the weekend: 

Set up our ping-pong table for our impending summer tournaments.

Make these drool-inducing Lime-A-Rita Pops.

Hang photos – in our bedroom, entryway, living room, etc.

Finish my latest read, Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore.

Familiarize ourselves with the neighborhood on a long walk with pup.

Catch up on Game of Thrones.

Find our mailbox. (Seriously, this is a legitimate task)

Sleep in, X3.

Go on a stock-up trip to Walmart to fill our new refrigerator and pantry.

Take a bath in our oversized tub catching up on my magazines.

Visit one of our favorite breweries for an afternoon of sipping and relaxing.

xo xo

there’s beauty in the weekends

Screen Shot 2014-03-09 at 4.38.25 PM{Day 3: I’m thankful for a date night with @ourdudekyle consisting of dinner, drinks (with free mittens!!) and an evening catching up on our TV shows. #tgif #lent#40daychallenge}

Screen Shot 2014-03-09 at 4.38.37 PM{Day 4: I’m thankful for rest with a cute puppy. #lent#40daychallenge}

Sundays don’t count in the 40 days of Lent, so I’m not doing a photo for today, but I still have so much to be thankful for:

early morning coffee + donuts, a wonderful church family,
the opportunity to serve every week,
learning about love + obedience, book searching + chicken eating with husband,
a gorgeous sunny day,
movie date with mom to see frozen (finally!), giggling in the movie like the little girls behind us,
a long walk with our little family (me, mom, husband and two dogs: roxie and olli),
relaxing at home with the biggest question being to nap or read,
a Sunday evening ahead of steak, veggies + The Walking Dead.

xo xo

You might also enjoy: My Lenten #40DayChallenge

Dolce Far Niente


This weekend was quiet.

I mean, so quiet that at one point Husband and I tried to take a nap (without success) because we didn’t have anything else to do.

The musings of my blog are typically all about our busyness. Busyness at work, busyness traveling, busyness with this event, that birthday party, this dinner with friends.

But this weekend was a collective breathe out. There was no busyness. We still had specific things to do at specific times Friday, Saturday and Sunday night, but the days were filled with nothing.

I cleaned. I cooked. I read magazines, I read books. I worked. I went on a run. I went grocery shopping. I watched a movie. I looked at the clock and wondered how this was happening.

The sad thing about our culture is that we equate busyness with happiness and success. We don’t think we deserve to have a moment without being busy and if we do, we feel guilty about it.

All weekend I kept trying to think of more things to do. I never have this much time, so there’s definitely things I should be doing. Not once did it cross my mind to just sit. Relax. Pray.

Next time you have a moment to spare, take a deep breath and remember dolce far niente.

Enjoy the quiet. Enjoy the peace. Enjoy the sweetness of doing nothing.
xo xo

“May your weekend be full of adventure and cheer; May the start of next week be a long way from here.”


After the craziness of last weekend at Essence Fest, this weekend I’m ready for a whole lot of doing nothing. Weekend plans include: Friday night movie with friends, sleep in, time by the pool, read, finish Greek, make this for dinner, make homemade ice cream, relax with husband and pup.

Enjoy your weekend, and take some time to relax. xo

Hello lazy Saturday, it’s been a while

url{slept in ’til noon}


{watched Breaking Dawn Pt. 2}


{jimmy johns run}


{took a nap}


{now its magazines on the couch time}

Happy Lazy Saturday! xo

Peace, Hope & Love

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. – 1 Peter 1:3

It’s been a rough week. I was losing hope. I was focusing on myself. I was stressed. I was overwhelmed. I couldn’t see anything past the present second and  my present problems.

Luckily, God was listening. (Of course He was!) He has given me the most gorgeous, relaxing weekend I could have possibly asked for and put things back into perspective. I’ll spare you my sermon, but reflect on the verse above. We are NEW because of Him. We have HOPE because of Him. He is so merciful, and He has overcome the world.

I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world. – John 16:33

Whatever you’re going through, take a step back. Allow the Holy Spirit to fill you with peace, hope & love.


My weekend was:

[a lazy saturday]

[closing a restaurant catching up with old friends]

[taking a hot hot bath, simply because I wanted to]

[celebrating a dear friend’s birthday]

[expanding my mind reading intelligent articles in Wired]

[leaving the doors and windows wide open]

[a nice walk with my mom]

[celebrating the risen Christ with family]

[a terrific brunch with a terrific view]

[an afternoon not bound by plans]

[baking an oreo brownie surprise – recipe to come tomorrow!]

[mentally prepping for the season finale of The Walking Dead]

On that note, you should probably go back and read my blog How To Survive a Zombie Apocalypse in honor of tonight’s episode. Also, just in case it happens sooner than you expected.

xo xo


Beach Marilyn Monroe

Laugh a little. Relax a little. Learn a little.

xo xo