Monday, April 20, 2015


Happy Monday!! I hope you all had a wonderful wknd!! I know I certainly did.

The weather was gorgeous and I was able to enjoy a (very short) solo road trip for my class reunion. But not before painting my nails on Thursday night. I was inspired (by Kimm) to add sparkles to one nail. I had tried it once before and loved it. So I thought I'd try it again!

Friday morning I took my son to the in-laws and hit the road. I arrived at my bestie's house and we quickly got ready, snapped a pic, and headed out the door.

Since I was limited on time away from the kiddos, etc, I chose to only attend my class dinner on Friday night. It was held at a small cafe in downtown Richmond, VA.  The really cool thing was that it used to be a drug store. We ate a delicious meal and spent hours eating/drinking/catching up with everyone.

As we were leaving, we had to snap some pics by the sign on the window.

I had such a fun night catching up with old friends, friends who I hadn't seen in a decade. That's just so crazy to me!

I would have loved to have spent the entire weekend in Richmond, but with the hubs working and the kiddos with the in-laws, I just felt that I should get back.

Saturday was spent being pretty lazy as we were all tired from the night before. (Grandma always wears the kids out. ha!)

I also prepared my order for what I had hoped to buy from Target.

Unfortunately after multiple attempts (even waking up in the middle of the night to try online AND going to our local store), I wasn't able to snag anything. I had heard the time of launch was between 1-3am so I woke up at 1 and stayed until 2. At that point I just gave up. I was disappointed, but also somewhat mentally prepared for that. Ha! Were any of you able to grab anything good?

Oh, but in case you hadn't heard, Lilly is offering a FREE mystery gift with ANY purchase today. I'm swooning over the new arrivals!

Sunday was calling for really heavy rains, so I decided to skip church (bad, I know!) and get my grocery shopping completed. I normally go on Mondays but I am working today and we have a busy week ahead. I wanted to get it taken care of (and preferred to not get SOAKED with the kids and bags in my cart) early.

The rest of Sunday was pretty lazy. We all seemed to still be dragging and the weather certainly didn't help.

I ended the night watching some of the ACM's. I recorded it, though, b/c I was just too tired to make it all the way.  I just can't get enough of Eric and Jessie! Such a cute couple and family!

I hope you all have a great start to the week! I'm working 10 hours today, then coming home to pack for a fun overnighter with the hubs tomorrow for his (late) birthday gift!

And don't forget my link ups with Biana and Meghan.


  1. Your nails look great!!! i am a huge Jessie and eric fan...go JETS! And I am exhausted because I did stay up and watch the award show!!!!!! Have a great Monday

  2. You are so much stronger than me for even waking up to try the sale!! I'm sorry you didn't get anything!! I love Eric and Jessie - I swear they are so adorable I can't stand it LOL!! So glad you had a fun night on Friday and hope you have a great Monday! xo, Biana - BlovedBoston

  3. Eric is originally from MN so I can't help but love them. Your night out with old friends sounds like a blast!

    1. He's such a cutie AND a sweetie too! Love them both!
      And it really was - good for the soul!

  4. Good for you waking up early to check the sale out! I went to bed around 2:30am and it crossed my mind to check the online store out, but I guess I wasn't thinking clearly and just went to bed instead. I can't believe how quickly things went!

  5. I love the manicure you chose! I just got an e-mail planning our 10 year reunion and I feel so old. Glad you had a great time! And you know I was bummed about the Lilly, but I can't wait to share what I picked up from the new collection. :) xo