This weekend was filled with some serious go-go-go. Since I rolled out of bed Saturday morning, I barely had a chance to sit down and by the time I was able to rest, all I really wanted to do was put on my comfy clothes, and cuddle up with a warm blanket and a good book. Not that I am complaining at all though, the activities making up my weekend were filled with fun errands I have been wanting to do for awhile, but had been unable to make room in my schedule until now.
Saturday, Tim left late morning to meet up with his friends, so I decided to head out for a solo trip of my own. I swung by Starbucks for a simple latte to try and stay warm while out in the frigid temperatures and flurrying snow fall. I went through the drive-thru and got my coffee, along with a venti cup of water to sip while in my toasty car. My next stop was to Arhaus Furniture to check out the Warehouse Sale. Typically the prices are a little steep for my budget, but every once in a while it is possible to come across a good deal. We actually purchased one of my favorite pieces of furniture on sale at Arhaus, which is the coffee table in our living room.
This time though, I didn’t have any such luck. I found a few things that caught my eye, but nothing I absolutely loved, (except a $1,200 headboard), and nothing that fit nicely into my price range, (hence the $1,200 headboard). I didn’t have anything specific I was looking for either so that in itself helped walking away be that much easier. From there, I headed back out into the cold and drove to the nearest Home Goods store, about twenty minutes away. We are remodeling our half-bath, so I was in the market for some items to dress it up. We still need to finish painting and trimming the walls and cupboard, and update the countertop, but we are hoping to have it all done by the end of next weekend. We have painted once before, over the previous owner’s fishing tackle wallpaper, but it needs some touch-ups and another layer of paint. We are sticking to a light and neutral color palate, so I went into Home Goods with a shopping list and a plan.
I picked up a framed, whitewashed mirror and a pair of lace detailed towels. I really loved the vintage style of the towels, and the mirror was the right color and measured to the exact proportions I needed to fit between the lighting and the sink countertop. I also picked up some little details, like a pitcher to be a flower vase, a mason jar candle, a glass dish, and a twisted sphere of twigs.
I can’t wait to see how it all comes together! Make sure you come back later this week to check out the half-bath remodel.
After I spent over two hours at Home Goods, strolling each and every aisle until I found the perfect pieces that caught my eye, I headed straight to my parents’ house to spend some time with them. My family and I caught up for hours, and then my mom and I baked a simple peach cobbler and sipped on some decaf vanilla coffee while talking away. It is always just so nice and comforting to go home for a little bit and feel like a kid again, at least for a few hours. Around 5:30 pm, I decided to head for home before it got too dark, and to take care of Tebow. I ate some dinner, did a little vacuuming, and then curled up on the couch and had a Nicholas Sparks inspired night. First, I watched The Lucky One, (nothing like spending a Saturday evening with Zac Efron!), and then I dove head first into Save Haven. I only have about 50 pages left, and all I can say is wow. Quite the emotional overload! It will be interesting to see how the movie compares.
Sunday was just as busy, starting with church in the morning, in which we were reminded to live daily with God.
- D – Demonstrating Christ’s Forgiveness.
- A- Accept Christ’s Love.
- I- Inhabit Christ’s Peace.
- L- Live in Christ’s Word.
- Y- Yearn to Honor Christ.
Such great reminders! After church, it was grocery shopping time, and then we swung back home to put all the food away before taking Tebow to get a much needed bath. We dropped him off and headed to Home Depot to pick up some of the items we need for the half-bath remodel. Plenty of paint, brushes, a countertop restoration kit, steel wool, and drop cloths were all on the list of things to buy. We still had $75 in gift cards from Christmas to spend, so we only ended up spending about $25 of our own money. We had worked up quite the appetite running around all day and shopping, so we headed to Champps to grab some dinner before picking up Tebow. We had an order of spinach artichoke dip to start, and I ordered for my main entree, the Cobb Salad – Fresh roasted grilled chicken breast served on mixed greens with applewood-smoked bacon, tomatoes, black olives, cheddar and bleu cheeses, hard boiled eggs and avocado.
This salad was absolutely huge! No complaints here though, I am lucky to having leftovers to take in my lunch this week. Always a good feeling to not have to worry about what to pack! After we picked up a fresh and clean Tebow, we headed back home while he took a much needed nap.
I couldn’t help cracking up at his Brett Michael’s for Petsmart bandanna! Ha ha! We put it back on him this morning and keep reminding that “Pet’s Rock!”
When we got home I cleaned up all the dishes in the sink, ran the vacuum one more time, put away some laundry, and finished getting myself together for the upcoming week. This weekend went way too fast, but I enjoyed every minute. To start the week off right, I found my way to bed early and got some rest so I could get up at 5:00 am this morning to start my Monday in the gym!
Questions for You:
- What did you do this weekend?
- Did you eat out anywhere delicious?
- What is your favorite place to shop for home decor?
- If you could buy all of your furniture and home decor from your dream store, what would it be? (Mine would be Pottery Barn, hands down!)