We were originally planning to go to Atlanta this weekend, but decided against it due to several different factors. Since we decided not to go at the last minute, we have nothing else planned, so it should be a nice weekend of relaxing and catching up on some things. Oh, and did I mention that it’s a three-day weekend?! Thank you, President’s Day!
O N E – Strawberry Cupcakes
I’m sure you saw this on Insta already since I posted pictures of cupcakes twice this week, but these Strawberry Shortcake cupcakes from Gigi’s are the very best cupcakes I’ve ever had in my whole life. It doesn’t get much better than fresh strawberries baked right into the cake. If you have an event coming up that warrants sweets, get these. You will not be disappointed. Unless you don’t like strawberries… if you don’t like strawberries then you’ll probably be disappointed. ;o)
T W O – Lauren Conrad’s New Book
I finally had some time this week to start this book that I got for Christmas. My initial plan was just to thumb through and check out the pictures, but I got completely sucked in and I’ve found myself reading every word as if I were reading a novel. I just love Lauren Conrad and I highly recommend this book if you like throwing parties and entertaining. Or if you just like pretty things.
T H R E E – Our Valentine’s Day
Valentine’s Day evening we made breakfast for dinner – eggs, grits, and bacon. I had originally planned on making confetti waffles, but decided against it since I had picked up the cupcakes. I figured the kids didn’t need waffles with sugary syrup since they had already had treats at school and were about to partake in cupcakes or candy at home. Boy was I right. Turns out they were both crazy without the added sugar of the waffles. We had a few calm moments after dinner and dessert and they were excited to open their gifts. We read Olivia’s new book and Jacob put together his new Valentine's Lego Doggie… he was so busy he wouldn’t even look up for our family selfie!
Once it was time to go upstairs to get ready for bed, all hell broke loose and both of them were whiny, sobbing messes. B and I even put them to bed a few minutes early because we just couldn’t take it anymore.
Once they were in bed, B and I exchanged gifts, and we enjoyed our cupcakes and cookie cake that he had surprised me with while watching This is Us. Not too shabby for a Tuesday.
F O U R – Trays, Trays, Trays
Speaking of my gift from B…
He got this three-tiered metal tray that I have been wanting from Pottery Barn!!!!
And funny story, the day before VDay, he walked in to two other tiered trays sitting on the kitchen counter. I had been wanting one so bad and had finally pulled the trigger with my Amazon gift cards leftover from Christmas. Well, lo and behold, the tray that I ordered from Amazon actually turned out to be two trays... no wonder it’s so expensive… you actually get two!!!!
So B was all down in the dumps when he saw the trays because he had already gotten me the metal one, and he ended up telling me about it the night before VDay.
Well, everything turned out OK… I love tiered trays so much that I just decided to keep all three! They have already been placed in their new spots and I could not love them more!
And B is relieved that he doesn’t have to repackage the metal one and send it back. :o)
F I V E – A Movie with Momma
Wednesday night I had a date night with my favorite lady, and my littlest bro (who works there) let us in for free. Since I didn’t have to pay $18,000 for my ticket, I splurged and bought myself a glass of cabernet.
Side note – hats off to whoever finally decided to start selling alcohol at movie theaters. I applaud you. It was so nice kicking back and relaxing with a glass of wine while watching the movie. It was like I was at home. But with a much, much larger screen. And a louder sound system. And I wasn’t in my PJs.
We went to see Hidden Figures and it was an excellent movie. If you haven’t seen it already, definitely do. The ladies in the movie are so endearing – you will fall in love with all of them – and also, you can never go wrong with Kevin Costner. He just gets finer with age.
Oh, and just for fun, we showed up in one more picture on the photographer’s website from the ball that we attended last month. Love!
Happy weekend, ladies!
*Linking up with A Liz Adventures and Carolina Charm for Five on Friday, A Little Bit of Everything for Friday Favorites, September Farm and The Farmer's Wife for Oh Hey, Friday, Meet @ the Barre for Friday Favorites, and Cup of Tea for High Five for Friday.