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).