You know those weekends that were just what you needed without even realizing you needed it until it’s over? This was one of those weekends for me! This past week was a doozie of a week and to be honest I just didn’t have the energy to carry through with all of my plans for the weekend come Friday night. All I wanted to do was nap and catch up on my TV shows with some wine. I am not someone who flakes on plans though so I knew I had to stick with my commitments. Now as I sit here Sunday night reflecting on the entire weekend, it was just what I needed to snap me back to feeling like myself again. It’s also kind of fun to share a glimpse into my world that isn’t shown on social media.
Since I set my blogging goals a few weeks ago I’ve really been thinking of different ways for you guys to really get to know me more than just pretty interiors and tablescapes. I still don’t know what the best way is to accomplish that but I thought talking about my weekends here and there would help to do that. I probably won’t share every weekend but I plan to share ones that mean something to me, no matter what that weekend involved. This weekend was one of those!
Saturday was a day that was filled will all things wedding planning with my best friend. She probably would have murdered me if I canceled because of an off week and as she’s reading this she’s probably like,”yep, I would have come and dragged you out of your apartment building” haha! When I showed up to her apartment Saturday morning, we were basically matching from head to toe down to our un-ironed shirts. Which, ironically, we both received so many compliments all day long on our outfits. Maybe people could sense our “hot mess express selves” and wanted to make us feel good because I swear it was an abnormal amount of compliments for one day.
I have the honor and privilege of being her matron of honor and we had some serious tablescape designing to do and wedding invitations to pick out. We checked both of those off the wedding planning list and then moved on to our true strength in life, shopping. Okay, maybe not our only truest strength but one that always yields itself to a good story or two because of some crazy conundrum we end up getting ourselves into. This time our ridiculous conundrum was caused because we accidentally over-caffeinated thanks to Philz Coffee. If you’ve had a large mint mojito coffee from Philz then you know what I’m talking about. When two already overly enthusiastic people are over-caffeinated, you can only image what they might get themselves into.
We took a break mid day to eat at one of our favorite restaurants in Mid-Town Sacramento, Zocalos. If you live in the area or are visiting, I definitely recommend it, the guacamole is SO GOOD. I then finally took the plunge on purchasing a David Yurman bracelet that I have been wanting to purchase for at least a year but could never pull the trigger on it. I bought it as a gift for myself because I’ve recently had to make some really big girl decisions about pretty big life things that were hard but forced me to grow and really think about my future. I’ve also started to make a little bit of money off my little space of the world wide web that I thought needed to be celebrated because that’s something I never planned on happening. Sometimes you just gotta “treat yo’ self!”
After a full day of getting so much done we met up with my Ryan and her Ryan. This is where having friends that are like family are so great, we made food at home in sweat pants, spent time together drinking one too many adult beverages, and just laughed. Thanks to those many adult beverages, when the time came that we wanted dessert but couldn’t safely go get it, we called my siblings (one who currently lives in Maryland) to come pick us up to take us to get the dessert. I guess we could have called an uber but what’s the fun in that?! 15 minutes later my sister arrived to take us to Sonic to get our milkshakes. I’m telling you, siblings are the best. Sonic milkshakes on the other end, not my favorite…but it’s all about the memories!
I forgot to mention that we stayed with my father-in-law all weekend in the town that Ryan and I both grew up in. There are country music stations (and good ones at that) so I love driving around town when we’re there with the radio on and my diet coke filled styrofoam cup (that I can’t get in Oakland….I know, I know, styrofoam is bad for the environment but so good for diet coke!). We had a slow start to the day that involved hanging out with my father-in-law and naps on the sofa, did I mention it’s also nice to have more than 600sqft to lounge around in?? Glorious, just glorious! I then had a few errands to run which is so much easier to do in Vacaville than Oakland. Shopping centers are close to one other where you can do certain errands in half the time compared to in Oakland. It’s the little things in life, right?
We spent the rest of day at my parents house celebrating my moms birthday. Ryan made her the carnitas that she requested (I’d never eat if it wasn’t for that man and I’m pretty sure he’s the only husband that would go out of his way to make his mother-in-law a requested meal). I’m sure you’ve all seen these carnitas grace my InstaStories quite a lot the last few weeks. It’s our favorite meal right now and everyone we make them for loves them just as much as we do. It was the perfect evening spent laughing, celebrating my mom, and story telling with family. The only thing missing was my brother but he’s currently away at college in Maryland.
It’s such a wonderful part of life to spend time with those who know the true you and you can be yourself with. It’s the best when you have those friends who are like family that you can be with, no crazy fancy plans, and simply being with those people is enough to have a good time. I feel so lucky and blessed to have those friends and family that make you forget what time it is when you’re with them.
While this weekend was simple and spent with loved ones, it was one of those good for the soul weekends! I hope you all had a wonderful and fulfilling weekend as well!