Monday, April 25, 2016

We had a fantastic weekend and I'm not ready for it to be over! We were super productive yet we were able to relax a little (maybe more, I was able to relax a little ;))

After work on Friday, Stephen met me at my office in Orlando because we had dinner that night with his little brother to meet his new girlfriend. Since we had a few hours to kill, I drug him over to the mall to start looking at formal dresses for our upcoming gala. I figured Dillards would have a great selection but that one was a huge bust. After being unsuccessful at the mall, we headed over to the restaurant and waited to meet my BIL for dinner. We didn't end up having dinner until late which made the hour drive home rough... Thankfully we made it home safely but I couldn't wait to hit the hay.

Saturday, we slept in, I started tidying up the house, Stephen made pancakes for breakfast then we loaded up and headed to the outlet mall. We had a laundry list of things we needed to find and we pretty much found them all. We still couldn't find a formal dress that I liked/looked good on me in the price range we wanted so we headed over to Macy's. We were both starting to get a little worried that I wouldn't be able to find one but Macy's was killing it!! They had SO many beautiful dresses! Thankfully, I was able to find one and we both love it!! I can't wait to wear it!

I couldn't find the dress online

After Macy's we rushed home and I did a mad dash to clean the house while Stephen got started on dinner. One of our friends' husbands was traveling so we had her over for dinner that night. We were so excited to host our first dinner outside! The weather was beautiful all day and dinner was no exception.

I got so excited to see our first bloom of the season on our magnolia tree!!

Sunday we headed to church and then did our usual - Publix, I made lunch, Stephen mowed and I got started on laundry. On Friday, Stephen made me a big box for the kitchen table and I decided to stain it. It turned out really well but I think the "dark wood" on "dark wood" look might be a bit too much so depending on what it looks like on the table, I'll probably paint it white and then chip some paint away so you can see the dark wood underneath it.

Stephen also finished fixing up our bikes!! He has gotten so handy since we moved into the house and I love getting to see him tinker around with things. He did an amazing job and once it cooled down, we took them out for a spin! Can't wait to finally head down to the trails we've been eyeing since we moved in.

I hope everyone else had a great weekend!! Linking up with Biana.


  1. Being productive and having fun is the BEST things about weekends! That dress looks great on you - I always leave finding dresses until the last minute and always get scared I wont find one haha!! Happy Monday! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  2. How sweet that you invited your friend over for dinner while her husband was traveling! I'm loving your magnolia and am anxiously awaiting ours blooming.

  3. What a beautiful dress and it looks amazing on you!!! Dinner outside is so great... NC weather has been perfect lately! Glad you guys had a great weekend! Xo

  4. Such a fun weekend!! Pretty dress :) Can't wait to see the box he made you for the table!

  5. I love the dress you picked out! And the bikes - we always say we'd love to have them but don't have a good place to ride!

  6. Oh girl! LOVE the dress you picked out!!! So cute and classy. Woo hoo for hosting your first dinner outside!!!! I love your magnolia tree, too! I was just telling Matthew the other day how I would love to have some magnolia trees in our yard one day lol, they are so pretty!! I can't wait to see the box Stephen made you, so exciting!

  7. Love the dress you found! It looks great on you!

  8. This sounds like the perfect and most productive weekend! It always feels good to check items off your to-do list especially when it comes to finding a formal dress! Love the one you picked! Xo, Stephanie