Weekend Digest: Wedding Moments

My sister-in-law was married over the weekend and it was so spectacular. She and my mother-in-law planned quite the event! It was wonderful to share the day with family and friends. And yes, it absolutely made me want to have another wedding! Same spouse, another fun day. Why doesn’t that happen…? Probably because no one wants to finance a second event…hmm.
Anyway, back to Chelsea’s day! My favorite details of the wedding were the gorgeous flowers and the extraordinary cake. I have no idea how people can create such masterpieces, but they were simply amazing! My favorite moment of the day? Anything that involved our niece and nephews. They are unbelievably entertaining. Watching a two-year-old so adept with an iPhone never ceases to amaze me. I watched in awe as our niece opened Instagram and took a picture. What…? She also knows that double tapping the screen equals zooming in. Incredible. 
Well, enough about me! How was your weekend? Anything fun? Have a glorious Tuesday.

Weekend Digest: Christmas Prep

The past week and weekend have been so wonderful. Everyone still seems to be maintaining their Christmas spirit – I’ve only had one parking spot deliberately stolen! It doesn’t seem like the panic and haste have set in, so we are still enjoying being out in public. We spent the week decorating and planning out the gifts we are going to give. On Thursday evening, we attended my company party, which was quite the experience. The owner of the company I work for is unbelievably hilarious and had a version of Deal of No Deal set up. Everyone selected a bag and he would basically bargain with the person while on stage. I nervously stepped up and refused to sell him my bag for $20 only to discover that it was completely empty! I wasn’t worried because generally, an empty bag means a hidden message inside worth $100 or so dollars. My entire table tore the bag apart trying to find an actual prize. Nope. It was empty. Near the end of the night, he called everyone that had won $20 or less to the stage again. There were a certain number of bags left over and everyone was able to select one. My small bag contained an envelope that I quickly opened to find…nothing. Yup, out of 300+ bags, I selected the only two that were legitimately empty (he confirmed this the next day). My face must have looked horrified because he said “What?! [satisfied laughter] I’ll give you $100!” The entire company was completely amazed that I was “lucky” enough to select both empty bags. Naturally. All in all, it was an entertaining night with my husband and all my fun coworkers. 
On Saturday we spent the entire day shopping and we’re nearly finished! Walking around crowded malls is one of my favorite activities, but poor Jack doesn’t seem to enjoy it nearly as much. Well, at all actually. If you ever want to torture him, subject him to Costco on a Saturday. Which is why I was beyond thrilled that he was amazingly upbeat and enthusiastic about shopping for ten hours.We had a lovely dinner at Chipotle to finish the day. I couldn’t have enjoyed a day more. Laughing and talking with my best friend while shopping is truly the best way to spend a Saturday. Hope you all had a stellar weekend as well!

Life Lately: Over the Weekend

The weekend seems to have gone by so quickly, doesn’t it? It honestly seems like we were just barely celebrating 5:00 p.m. on Friday! We’ve been having uncharacteristically eventful weekends lately, which we aren’t complaining about. On Friday, we met up with some of our favorite small humans for one last seasonal celebration. We slid down slides, we raced through a corn maze and most importantly, we devoured kettle corn! Yum.
Saturday was filled with errands and exercising, but that evening we donned our final costumes of the year in order to be Molly A. Abswterr and Billy “The Kid” Thrower. Yup, we were invited to a murder mystery party thrown by one of my best friends. We had dinner while attempting to solve the crime! Everyone looked wonderful and the dinner was fantastic: making it an all-around wonderful night. Plus, I was able to break out my favorite coat (here’s a similar fave)! It’s so very soft. So. Much. Fun.

How was your weekend? Anything exciting?!

Friday Finds

I’m so happy it’s Friday! This week went by so quickly, which is always something to be grateful for. It’s my lovely friend’s birthday today and we are celebrating all weekend long. I’m really excited!

I hope you enjoy the picks for this week’s Friday Finds! There are a few obvious wish list type items (um, hello $800 bag), but it’s always nice to look at pretty things, right? Also, the “Most Adorable” award definitely goes to that fox pattern scarf. I’ve been obsessed with foxes for quite some time now (yes, before we wondered what they say) and I’m loving all the new items that have been surfacing!

Have a beyond marvelous weekend and happy shopping (and Halloween celebrating!)