Monday, August 4, 2014

Weekending!


ONE  |  The weekend started off on a great note with a trip to Sweet Republic.  Sweet Republic is an ice cream shop that sells absolutely amazing homemade ice cream.  

Their watermelon sorbet is incredible... not too sweet and a perfect compliment to the steamy weather!


TWO  |  Saturday morning I took the hair plunge!  I have some major hairdresser mistrust baggage and after I moved from Michigan, I was too nervous to let anyone touch my hair... I absolutely loved my colorist in Michigan and I figured that no color was better than bad color.  

Well, Saturday morning I met my new colorist soul mate... and I feel alive again!!! It sounds dramatic, but I feel lighter and brighter!


THREE  |  I received so many cookbooks when John and I got married over three years ago, and I am just now finally getting to going through them all - and our dinners have been great!! 

I'm convinced that Pinterest is great for desserts and appetizers, but all of the main meals just never turn out that great - cookbooks are the way to go!


FOUR  |  After dinner I started a mousetrap DIY - hopefully I will finish it in time to post this week!


FIVE  |  This weekend John took Scout to a hunting dog training facility in Prescott, AZ.  We have been considering sending her to "training camp" for awhile, but finally decided to bite the bullet and sign her up.  

She went for her initial evaluation on Saturday, and in two weeks we will be dropping our sweet pup off for two weeks of training.  She will go back for another two weeks in September, and then she should be a lean mean quail pointing machine come the season opener in October.  We will miss our sweet girl, but we are so excited for lots of quail hunting trips this fall.


SIX  |  John and I have a fireplace in our condo (I know, a fireplace in AZ seems strange...) and we decided to build a mantle for it.  We still need to sand and paint it, but so far it looks great!

My sweet hubby is so kind to me and my many projects. :) :)


SEVEN  |  Since John and I have been swimming so much, we decided to make a pool game similar to bean bags (...or corn hole - whatever you call it).  We connected the ends of pool noodles and bought splash balls.  The rules are basically the same as bean bags.  

It's quite fun despite looking obnoxious to everyone else at the pool (they're just jealous they don't own this really awesome pool game!).


EIGHT  |  Since Chick-fil-A is closed on Sundays, John and I had to think of a plan B for our post-church lunch.  So we decided to try In-n-Out burger.  I haven't eaten fast food (other than my beloved CFA) since I can remember, so I can't honestly say how it compares, but let's just say that I ate the whole thing!


NINE  |  We have been getting rain lately, and since there really isn't anywhere for the water to go, it all pretty much sits and turns into big mud puddles... every puppy's dream!  Scout lovesss to splash and pounce in the water and it is so fun to watch her so we just let her live in her puppy paradise.

But every play session ends with a bath since she will have mud caked all over her.  She actually doesn't seem to mind the bath either (although the puddles are much more fun).


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Linking up with Biana and Meghan!

36 comments :

  1. As a California girl I have to say In N Out trumps Chick fil a! Jealous of your rain we desperately need some up here!!

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  2. i have always wanted to visit In N Out!! xo jillian - cornflake dreams

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  3. Chic Fil A owns in-n-out hands down... but i do love the in-n-out fries!!

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  4. I saw in and out and it doesn't matter that it is the morning. AHHH>

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  5. I need to get out my cookbooks & go through them :)

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  6. So glad you found a new hairdresser! It's so stressful letting someone new do your hair! I haven't had In-N-Out burger in forever. I'm like you, die hard Chick-Fil-A fan! I almost never get any other fast food... except on Sundays LOL!

    <3, Pamela
    sequinsandseabreezes.blogspot.com

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  7. Way to go on the mantel, I am curious to see what this mouse trap project is!

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  8. I've never had Chick-fil-a, they are opening one here within the next couple of months. I'm excited t try it. I totally understand hairdresser mistrust. It happens tot he best of us, but I'm glad you found a new one!!

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  9. Can't wait to see how your hair turned out! And good job on the mantle! Now you'll be able to hang stockings for Christmas :) Our dogs love mud too...if there is a puddle in our yard, they will find it!

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  10. Girl we need a hair reveal!! The pool game sounds like so much fun and great job on the mantle - its going to look amazing for the holidays!!

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  11. Finding a new hair stylist/colorist is one thing I'm majorly dreading about moving! I may just make the trip back to Chicago every few months just to stick with my current girl, I love her that much! Can't wait to see the new 'do'!!

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  12. Love the picture of you getting your hair done! haha. Sounds like a fun weekend. That dinner looks yummy too. Any chance you'll be sharing the recipe?

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  13. LoL. You are the queen of DIY's. Can't believe you're gonna do a mousetrap! I feel ya on the hairdresser! After a traumatic hair situation, I refused to see a hairdresser for years when we moved. It's just so stressful to find someone to trust with your luscious locks! Glad you were able to find someone!!

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  14. That ice cream sounds amazing, wish we had one! That's great you found a new colorist soul mate haha, it can be so scary!!

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  15. I completely feel you on the hair! My girl has been doing mine for 8 years- found her after a hair nightmare. As silly as it sounds... I have anxiety just thinking about someone else touching it!

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  16. I have got to try In N Out, although, there isn't much that can beat Chick fil a!

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  17. Looks like you had the best weekend! And yum to that ice cream! xo!

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  18. Can totally relate to the stress of finding a new hairdresser! The first time I worked up the courage my hair got hacked, the second time I paid an arm and a leg and the third time was truly a charm as I met my hair soul mate! Glad to hear it went well!!

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  19. yay for new hair soul mate! i completely agree though, i havent had my hair dyed in a couple years because i am going au natural but i have had some horrible, horrible dye jobs. yuck.

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  20. You had me at ice cream! I had the same problem finding a stylist when I moved from LA to Tahoe. It was so bad that I would plan four trips a year to LA just to get my hair cut. After five years in Tahoe I found someone who actually knows what they are doing. I completely agree about cookbooks.

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  21. You weekend the right way! Hooray for finding a new colorist! I love cookbooks, even if I barely get into them. I just love having them. I rarely get recipes from pinterest, I prefer my fave food bloggers - you should try Annie's Eats and How Sweet It Is. Pinterest can get a little sketchy, esp with crock pot meals I find ha.

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  22. it is amazing how you feel after a new do!! i have an appt next week and i can't wait!

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  23. There is nothing better than a great color and blowout. NOTHING. I am dying to see what the mousetrap DIY is! I am a huge fan of your crafts!

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  24. Yay for a great hairstylist! That makes all the difference!

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  25. I don't think a fireplace in AZ is weird. It gets cool in the desert come evening time!!

    In N Out. My happy place. I don't have one here, but you can get ya that is always my first meal as soon as my plane touches down in AZ. Get me to InNOut!!!

    Hooray and hallelujah for a wonderful new stylist. I know how stressful that is!!

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  26. I also love Chick-Fil-A but I would do anything for some In-N-Out right now! I haven't had any in years since I was in California!

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  27. This sounds like such a fun weekend! I hope Scout does well at training!

    ~Ashley @ A Cute Angle
    acutelifestyle.blogspot.com

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  28. LOVE your swimming pool cornhole game! We would totally be down for that...especially my hubby! Sounds like AZ is treating you well :)

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  29. Girl its INSANE what a good hair lady can do for your confidence ;) your hair always look so great!!! Glad you had a great weekend!

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  30. I'm going to need you to post some of those new recipes! I feel the same way about main dishes on Pinterest. I'm also going to need to see an up close pic of your hair:) It's amazing how getting your hair done can make you feel amazing.

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  31. Girl, I love a good cookbook. I feel the same way about Pinterest. The only time I use their recipes are if they come from a blogger I trust! And I love getting my hair done. My appointment is tomorrow and my blonde roots are glowing! xo

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  32. Ahhhhhhhhh! Because you have blond hair you TOTALLY get colorist mistrust (love that coined phrase btw). Glad you found you a keeper!!

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  33. I love all of this! yay for getting your hair done! I bet it's such a refreshing feeling! Love all the DIY projects your always tackling! The mantle looks great so far! Sucha great idea with the water game too! I couldn't imagine sending my pups out for 2 weeks of training but like you said, it will be worth it! :)

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  34. It can be terrifying trying out a new hairdresser but I'm glad you found a new one! Isn't crazy how you always want Chick-Fil-A on Sundays?

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  35. Your mouse trap DIY has me intrigued...can't wait to find out more about it! I love your mantel that you built! That pool noodle/bags game is a great idea. How fun!

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  36. You just gave me the bright idea to go through the cookbooks I got for my wedding this next week for dinner. That pool game looks awesome/fun!

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