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Weekending | Getting Vacation Ready

Happy Monday everyone!! The weekend before a vacation are always the best...you know all the anticipation and everything - you just feel so productive!! We binged on a lot of Friends this weekend (that doesn't sound productive but I promise I was) since it decided to snow again...in the SPRING...we get it Mother Nature, you win! 

This weekend consisted of...

Around The City//

Thursday and Friday I was lucky enough to attend two great events in Boston! Thursday, Elizabeth Grady Spa was celebrating it's 40th anniversary. You may have seen the amazing cupcakes on Instagram, they tasted just as good as they looked!! I also won a spray tan that I totally cashed in on Sunday!! Bronzed and ready for Puerto Rico!! 
Friday after work Jackie and I made our way to Neimen Marcus to celebrate their launch of the Spring season!! Champs and fashion perfect start to the weekend!! 
After the event Gary and I made our way to The Wang Theater to see the Alvin Ailey American Dance company perform. It was both of our first times seeing the show and it was interesting, especially since after almost every single dance they had an intermission - there were about 5!! The dancers were all incredible, it was just a little different...

Getting Vacation Ready//

Saturday and Sunday was all about prep! After a quick workout (seriously that never happens on the weekend) I was able to try a new salon for a mani/pedi and it was heavenly!! All my Boston ladies try PS Nails, they give you a hot stone massage with every pedicure and a parafin wax with every manicure! I also scooped up that hat from Forever 21 that I mentioned last week! 

Watching Lately//

When I was in college this show Lipstick Jungle came out and I was obsessed - this past weekend I started re-watching the first season (on Netflix)! Sadly it was only on the air for two seasons, but it's such a fun show that follow three successful women in NYC and instead of the "concrete jungle" it's the lipstick jungle!! We also watched A Walk Among the Tombstones with Liam Neeson! It's a true Liam movie and pretty good, a little departure from the Taken series, but good! 
Then just like that it's Monday!! Starting the week on an upbeat note and hoping the next two days fly by!! 

Hope you all have a wonderful start to your week and link up below to share your weekends with us!
xo,
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  1. I seriously want all the champs and cupcakes please! :) Sounds like you had a great weekend girl! I mean how can prepping for vacation not be awesome? So jealous! All I wanted to do was sleep in this morning haha! Glad you got that F21 hat too! Happy Monday love!

    <3, Pamela
    Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  2. WOW, what an amazing and fun weekend, lady! Cupcakes and champs, yes please :)!

    Very interesting about the intermissions at the dance show, that's weird. Woohoo for packing, so exciting!!!!

    GIRL, I love Lipstick Jungle, such a wonderful show with amazing actresses! Happy Monday!

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  3. I bet you are so excited for your trip to Puerto Rico! I bet you are having the best time getting ready for it.
    xo, Whitney and Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

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  4. Yay for PR and getting out of the Boston snow!! Sounds like you had the perfect weekend and I totally ordered that hat, too!!

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  5. I am sure this week is just oing to fly by for you prior to your trip! Now that I am home I am hoping it slows down a bit... we'll see what happens huh?
    I have had a few friends go to NYC and dance at Alvin Ailey, but never really knew what their productions were like. I think I might need to youtube a few pieces to check them out. Wasn't expecting them to be weird, but now I am curious.

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  6. Oh wow both events look fab! And I'm loving your description about the dance company - "It was interesting"... I take that to mean something I wouldn't be interested in seeing! =) I'm so excited for you to go on your trip...what a deserved getaway! Have so much fun and I can't wait to read all about it!

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  7. Looks like you had an amazing weekend! Looking forward to see what you pack for your trip!

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  8. WOW! Such fun events!! And you and your hubs looked gorgeous! So glad you had a good wknd!

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  9. We leave for vacation in just two weeks and there's plenty to be done! You're right, though, it's amazing how productive we can be with a vacation right around the corner! Can't wait to see all of your travel photos!

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  10. What weekend! It's so great that a vacation made you more productive! I need that whole vibe to come my way!

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  11. Is it weird I maybe almost love the planning a prep for vacation as much as I love actually going?! Are you guys leaving this week? Happy Monday!

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  12. wow such a lovely post! great job x

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  13. Ahhhhhhhhh I loved lipstick jungle!!!!!! The clothes in that show were insane!!! I'm so excited for you and your vacation!!! You are going to have a blast! I can't wait to see what you packed!!!! I'll take that cupcake and champagne please!

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  14. Yayyyy for vacation prep, those seriously are the best weekends! And nothing is better than cupcakes and champs YUM :-D

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  15. Looks like two very fun events. Vacation prep sounds fabulous. I think I might have to book a pedicure for myself since I have a mini vacation planned this week too. Here's to a short week!

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  16. I totally forgot about lipstick jungle, but adding it to my Netflix que! So excited for your vacation that’s almost here! Perfect timing on the spray tan win.

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  17. Wow, what a weekend!! Champagne and cupcakes...yes please!! I totally forgot about Lipstick Jungle, but I loved it back in the day! It's amazing how quickly time goes by and you realize these shows aired ages ago. I guess a good example of that is Friends! You must be getting so excited to escape out of the snow!

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  18. i think you rocked this weekend!!! and yay for upcoming vacations!

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  19. What fun events you got to attend!! And the dance sounds like fun too. I never watched Lipstick Jungle...but I am intrigued! Sounds like the perfect weekend binge where you can basically watch the entire series :) I hope you have a fabulous time on your vacation this week! I am totally jealous!!!

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  20. girl your friday night looks so fab! and packing is so much fun - as much as it sucks - because it just means you're about to go somewhere awesome! yay for vacation prep too - spray tans and mani/pedis :) happy monday!

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  21. I think the staff at the Boston Neiman Marcus are some of the best around!!!! So jealous of your weekend, but WOW 5 intermissions!! That's only happened to me at the Italian operas!!! And ugh... Stop snowing Boston!!

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  22. My pedicure place near home does the hot stone and I love it! The one near my office, not so much, but sometimes it works out better to go there time-wise.

    Vacation approaches! So exciting! Timely win on the spray tan!

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  23. Sounds like an amazing weekend! That show sounds interesting! I can't believe they had so many intermissions! I'm getting so excited for you for your vacation! That's so awesome you got a free spray tan! Perfect timing! Happy Monday!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

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  24. The week before vacation seriously is the very best - enjoy it! I used to watch Lipstick Jungle too and was soooo sad when it was cancelled...I loved that it featured one of my old crushes, Andrew McCarthy, haha!

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  25. Ahhh I LOVED Lipstick Jungle! I really wish it would have lasted longer than two seasons. I also REALLY needed that Monday motivation to get back into the groove of things today. -Dorrie @ Bear Den Plantation

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  26. Now that is how you do a weekend right! How are you reading all of the mags on your iPad like that? A good spray tan is the best way to get vacation ready! I literally just finished re-reading Lipstick Jungle for the zillionth time last night! I miss that show! I hope these next couple of days fly by for you!! xoxo

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  27. Sounds like a great weekend!! I'm glad that you had fun. I like going to the gym on the weekends because Chris drives. Yay to not having to wait for the bus!! That Neiman Marcus event sounds fab, I wonder if they do that here. Same goes for that cupcake event too!! I'm glad that you had a nice time at the dance performance too. I've seen that dance company perform in NY. Totally stinks about the snow. It was cold here if that makes you feel any better. I hope that you have a great Monday!! :-)

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  28. Sounds like an awesome weekend and hoping the next two days fly by for you too! :)

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  29. I remember Lipstick Jungle too!! They said it was going to be the next SATC! Your husband is a good man to go see a dance show with you. After the 2nd intermission Theo would be out of there!
    Ally - Life as I know it

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  30. Sounds like a whirlwind weekend!! You did so much fun stuff. I used to love Lipstick Jungle too. There was some eye candy on that show if I recall...ha! Yay for upcoming vacay!! Can't wait to live vicariously through your trip!

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  31. I'll take that wall of champagne please. It sounds like you had a great weekend! And the inside of that theater is just gorgeous. It's a shame they don't make buildings like that anymore.

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  32. Prepping for vacation is always fun! Hope that was the last bit of snow for us! We need spring!! Haha

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  33. I love for prepping for vacation, and I think you deserve a nice one after the way mother nature has been torturing you over the past few months!

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  34. What a fun weekend! I'm jealous that you got some pamper-time in - I'm so overdo for a mani/pedi it's ridiculous! Hooray for vacation soon!

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  35. I haven't been keeping up with blog friends - where are you going on vacay? Looks like a great weekend!

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  36. Sounds like a really fun & eventful weekend!

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  37. Fun! Your weekend sounded fun AND relaxing! :) Have so much fun on vacation! I'm living vicariously through you since I need a vacation!

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  38. I love counting down to vacations!!!! Yay on grabbing that cute hat for your trip!

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  39. Alvin Ailey is incredible! I took a workshop from them back in high school and seriously loved it!
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  40. Jealous of your vacay! I need one!

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  41. Have SO much fun on your trip! Lucky you to win a spray tan, just in time! And an intermission after every performance? I hope they weren't long. That makes for one long evening... !!!

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  42. My SIL has told me about Lipstick Jungle and how much she loved it- I had no idea it was on Netflix! I'll have to binge watch that when Jared's out with the guys or something ;) You really have me wanting a mani/pedi now!

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  43. Champs and cupcakes...YES PLESE!

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  44. Omgsh the last few days before vaca are always a little bit of torture to me haha I am so impatient--I just want to get there!! You are gonna have a blast! I am also so glad to see I was not the only sad person when they took Lipstick Jungle off the air :( It was such a good show!!

    Tori
    FashionBlingGirlyThings

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  45. What a great weekend! And the last couple of days before vacation always seem SOOOO long to me. I hope they go quickly for you!

    And - It seems ALL Liam Neeson's movies have been Taken-esque. I mean, okay, cool, but seriously DO A DIFFERENT TYPE OF CHARACTER!

    Happy Monday!

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  46. Looks like a great weekend! Love the pic from the Neimans event. I miss living near one so much! How perfect that you won a spray tan. Have a great day!
    Traci
    waltzmetoheaven.com

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  47. LOVE Friends! I watched a little bit too! Those cupcakes looks amazing too! Nice hat! I may check it out online :) Happy Monday!

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  48. Sounds so perfect!!! Love the pictures, great post! Your blog is amazing! <3

    Kisses from Hungary xoxo

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  49. What an awesome weekend!! Those cupcakes and that champs look so good (and pretty!!). Good luck making it through the next couple of days ;)

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  50. Perfect weekend of productivity and fun!! Also I can use cupcakes, champs and a mani pedi like right now!

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  51. Great post! I loved watching lipstick jungle when it was on.

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  52. I love vacation prep! That salon for mani/pedi's sounds fantastic! And those cupcakes....oh my word. To die for!

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  53. Jealous that you're going somewhere warm! Have a blast!

    -Lauren
    www.prettypiecesblog.com

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  54. Looks like you had a great weekend! So jealous of your Puerto Rico vacay!! xoxo

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  55. Needed that little inspiration at the top today! And y'all always have the best weekends! Already jealous of your trip to PR! Can't wait to see pictures!
    xo Southern Style

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  56. Those cupcakes are so perfect, wish I could have a bite or two))
    You're so happy to pack for vacation, we still have few months to wait for ours)

    Tanya
    www.stripesnvibes.com
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  57. Oh my WORD Lipstick Jungle was my JAM!! Kirby is my favoriteeee! ;) I can't believe someone else has seen it. Yay! Looks like you had a blast. I've never had a spray tan, I'm always too nervous!!

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  58. ALL the cupcakes!!!!
    I forgot about that show. I hate when cute good women shoes don't last long... sigh...

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  59. How fun! I need some champagne and shopping! That sounds like a great time. Primping on the weekend is the best. I love your hat! Perfect for your vacay! I loved the show Lipstick Jungle. It is based on a book by Candice Bushnell (Sex and the City). Did you know that? If not, you should totally pick it up. It would be a great beach read in PR!

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  60. Those cupcakes look heavenly! Good luck with packing for your trip :)

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  61. Sounds like a lovely weekend and champs and fashion is definitely the best way to start! And what a great win with the spray tan...I could definitely use one of those :) I totally forgot about Lipstick Jungle, I remember seeing previews for it and wanting to watch it, but never did. Thanks for the reminder! I've been needing a new show to binge! Hope your week is just as good as the weekend!

    Shannon
    Clothes & Quotes

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  62. ahhh i remember lipstick jungle!! i need to rewatch that. love your dress to see the dance company, that is weird about the intermissions! i bet you are so excited for your vacation, so jealous!

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  63. AH! I read Lipstick Jungle and LOVED it, I forgot there was a show! I need to check it out!

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  64. Perfect pics dear!! Kisses a lot!
    Kisses from Spain.
    Xoxo, P.

    My Showroom

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  65. Only two more days, right?? Y'all are gonna have so much fun!! And I wish the salons I went to did hot stone massages… that's nice! xo

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  66. Those cupcakes sound and look amazing. Ahh I'm so jealous that you're going to the sun and sand...but after all that snow Boston got, you deserve it!! What an awesome mani/pedi..love when a salon goes above and beyond!

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  67. what a fabulous and luxurious weekend!! glad it was a good one!! jealous of those cupcakes and the spa day!! xoxoxo

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  68. sounds productive to me! so exciting youre going on vacation soon! hope you have a great time!

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  69. sounds like you had an exciting weekend!!! have so much fun on your vacation!!!

    xoxo,
    Tara Belle
    Northern Lights – Southern Belles

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  70. What part of Puerto Rico will you be in? I was just in San Juan a month ago and absolutely love being there. Hope you have a great time!

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  71. Wow it sounds like your weekend was jam packed!! I love how your hubby escorts you to a dancing performance. I can not even get mine to pretend to watch a chick flick with me at home. Haha

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  72. Sounds like such a fun weekend! The cupcakes look amazing and so fun that you won a spray tan -- what perfect timing! Happy Monday!

    xo, Rachel
    www.ablondesmoment.com

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  73. I love prepping and pampering before vacation and a spray tan is a good little boost to look sin-kissed before you get there. Sounds like you were super productive! Champs is definitely a fun way to start the weekend. lol

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  74. Wooo for a fun and productive weekend! Your vaca will be here before you know it :)

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  75. Your weekends are always the best, lovely outfit too! :)
    I wish I was going on vacation, have fun x

    Florals&Smiles
    Twitter

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  76. I love the weekend before a trip, so much anticipation! Those cupcakes tho!!

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  77. EEE!!! so excited for your vacation, can't wait to see pics!! Loving your pics from this weekend :)

    xoxo
    Karen
    http://kensingtonwest.me.uk

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  78. Sounds like you had a fun weekend! I am super jealous of your upcoming vaca!!!! This weather is the pits!
    xoxo Danielle
    For the Love of Leopard

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  79. I hv been checking out trips to Puerto Rico and now I really really want to go!!! I remember some of my first few trips without my parents.... I just could NOT wait. And now, it always creeps up so quick that i barely have time to prepare for them.

    What a fund weekend you had

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  80. Yay for getting vacation ready, you're going to have a blast! Also those events look fabulous!

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  81. I want those cupcakes! I love that quote too! Have a great vacation!
    ~~Megan~~
    http://www.poshprime.com

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  82. It sounds like you got to do so many cool things this weekend- I've heard such good things about Alvin Ailey, but I can see how it would be different if there a bunch of intermissions and you weren't expecting it! So glad your shopping for vacation was successful- love the hat! The one I ordered finally arrived and was too big :( I want to say I read the Lipstick Jungle book, but I've never seen the show.

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  83. Sounds like a great weekend! I loved Lipstick Jungle!

    Heidi
    www.wishesandreality.com

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  84. Looks like a great weekend! Your food pics make me hungry! :)

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  85. Vacation, so jealous!! Did it say where you were going? Maybe I totally overlooked it. I love your weekend recaps! Those cupcakes look amazing and I love that printed dress!

    Denise | Fashion Love Letters

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  86. what fun events! those cupcakes look so tasty!
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  87. You go girl, with that spray tan! Your weekend looks awesome. Hope you have the best time on your trip! xo

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  88. I loved Lipstick Jungle too! I was so bummed when it got cut! Have an amazing trip!

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  89. Such a fun weekend before your vacation! I hope you're enjoying paradise right now! Xo, Stephanie

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  90. We always leave on a weekend for vacation but maybe we need to wait and have a weekend at home! Sounds like a packed weekend!

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