Weekending: Memorial Day Style

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

I don't know about y'all, but this past weekend was so wonderful, it had us questioning why we don't have 3 day weekends on the regular... But seriously, it was the first weekend I didn't have to work on orders all weekend and it was fantastic - we had events and places to go as well as some downtime. Thankfully, it's not an awful week for us because 1. it's a short week and 2. we leave for California on Saturday!!!!!!! AHHHH

On Friday, we ran to Lowes after work to see if Stephen could swing a deal on some paint for our master bedroom; it didn't work and we left empty handed :( Afterwards we swung by Aldi on the way home and I feel like every time we go in there, we are more and more impressed. I got some things done around the house and then tested out my new hair dryer-brush after my shower. Y'ALL!!! This thing is SO legit! I've literally never seen my hair so shiny and flowy - even hair stylists can't get it this nice with their blow driers and round brushes. Now, it did take a while to dry my hair but my hair is super thick and longer. 100% worth it in my opinion! A huge shout out to April for sharing :)

Ignore my pj's and no makeup face - get the dryer brush here (don't forget, you can return a product to Ulta simply because you didn't like it)

Saturday, we tried to sleep in (well, Stephen did) so I got up, did my workout, finally embroidered a few shirts for myself for work and then we got ready to head over to Orlando. We stopped at Chick-fil-a on the way out and then went to the outlet mall in hopes of some great MDW sales.... we walked away with nothing! We were super bummed there wasn't much. J Crew Factory had some cute items but it was just a smidge out of what I'd spend on a whim. I did find these pants and this shirt which I thought were adorable and perfect for traveling out to CA but it was a little too much for me to spend on a "travel outfit" so I passed. 

This weekend was the last weekend our passes were good at Disney until the end of summer so we ran over to see the new Pandora area in Animal Kingdom. I'm so glad we got there later in the day because it was packed - they had the park shut down earlier in the morning and at one point it was a 3 hour wait just to get into Pandora. Thankfully, we only waited about 30 minutes (I won't even tell you the line times for the 2 rides). The area was neat and well done but it was small and not much to do other than the rides. 

After Animal Kingdom, we headed over to Hollywood Studios because they started a summer Pixar symphony where an orchestra plays along with Pixar movie clips. It was super neat to see but man, when the UP opening sequence started, I was straight struggling - it's SO sad!!

After Hollywood Studios, we went to Magic Kingdom to eat and see the fireworks again. That day was a truly magical day at MK - we saw a newly married couple running through the park in their wedding garb and a professional photographer following them around. She truly looked like a princess and at the end of the night, they danced to the park music above the train station, overlooking Main Street. So romantic and so magical! We also saw a proposal in front of the castle before the fireworks began!

After the fireworks, we were able to ride a few rides and then we headed home. We were pooped after a long, hot day.

Sunday, we headed to church and then to Publix before coming home and cleaning all day. Stephen worked outside all day on the yard as well because we had some friends coming over that night for a cookout. I barely made it with getting the house cleaned up before they arrived but y'all, the house feels sooo amazing clean! With all of the embroidery and my normal job going on, I can't tell you the last time we really cleaned the house - it looks and feels so fantastic! We had a fun cookout and everyone left with us to have enough time to watch the season finale of The Crown and now we can't wait for season 2!!

Monday, we slept in, I read in bed some, made breakfast, got to work on a new hat that I can't wait to share this week (I'm obsessed), made acai bowls and then I ran to the mall. I saw Old Navy had the same type of jogger pants as J Crew but they were a little cheaper. I also found these pants which I loved but apparently they weren't 50% off in the store even though there was a sign and they are 50% off online... thanks ON... After ON, I ran to TJ Maxx to get a neck pillow for our long flight (goober) and I ended up finding a fun gingham shirt while there. Once I got back, we ate lunch and then watched the new Beauty and the Beast which I continued to compare the entire movie to the original and didn't like the new one. My sister also watched it this weekend and didn't like it either - I didn't like they changed some of the plot and the characters. The rest of the day was spent catching up on things and getting ready for the week.

I am so not ready for this weekend to end but hey, at least we now have a 4 day work week (or 3 days if you're Stephen ;)) Linking up with Biana.


  1. What a fun long weekend, and I love your hair! I'm with you: we need more three-day weekends!

  2. LOVE that sailboat shirt! Here's to long weekends and short weeks!

  3. Glad y'all had a great weekend!! WOO HOO for your upcoming trip this week, so exciting!! Disney sounds and looks so fun! I can't get over those wait times lol. I saw your stories about that hair brush...it sounds amazing!!!! I might have to give that a try this summer- your hair looks SO good!! I am loving those jogger pants from ON!!!! So cute and the perfect travel outfit, I definitely need to get some soon!

  4. Where are you guys headed in CA?! I can't wait to follow along - so exciting!

  5. Glad you had such a relaxing weekend!! Nothing feels better than a clean and organized house :) Have a blast in California!

  6. I just discovered your blog and I love it! I am a big Disney friend! Also, I love your travel outfit! I always feel the same way, I want to look cute to travel but I don't want to spend the money on a travel outfit!

    1. Aw thank you!! I'm so glad you stopped by and said hi :) So glad to meet someone how's a big Disney fan too!!!

  7. I just heart you and all of ya'lls adventures!