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Long Weekending | Memorial Day Edition

Happy Tuesday everyone!! There is something so wonderful about starting the work week on a Tuesday, extra long weekend and a short work week!!! This weekend I put relaxation at the top of my priority list and everything else sort of fell to the bottom! 
With a beautiful night ahead on Friday it was only fair to enjoy the weather with some beverages in an outdoor garden! We stumbled upon this gem a few weeks ago and it's going to be our go-to for the foreseeable future! 
Saturday morning I knocked one of my Summer bucket list items off the list and purchased some fresh basil and fresh mint - now let's see if it stays alive! I've already added the basil to some fresh pasta we made last night! 
Pastoral Fort Point
After running around town and a particularly fantastic workout (yes it included four sessions of the 7 minute workout) I thought we deserved some Italian!! We went to Pastoral in Fort Point and can I just say I wish we ordered two servings of the salumi meatballs and stuffed fried olives - incredibly delicious!! Gary had the ricotta dumplings and I had the prosciutto buffalo mozzarella pizza - molto bene!! 
On the walk home we decided to stop into the new Roche Brothers that opened up in Downtown Crossing and picked up a few of their mini desserts! It was hard to say no to this raspberry cheesecake and as you can imagine it didn't stand a chance when we got home! Side note: if you have Netflix please watch The Fall - we finished both seasons and can't wait for the third one this year!! I think after watching the series I understand the casting of Jamie Dornan as Christian Grey! 
We spent Sunday afternoon at my sister's house for an early Memorial Day BBQ. I had a few people ask about my shorts and they are from Ann Taylor and currently 40% off, they also come in yellow!! Fun fact about my family - the ladies are pretty epic ping pong players - probably because my mom taught on the national team back in the Ukraine (I'll let that one sink in) and my sister is all sorts of amazing! 
We hit the road early on Monday to celebrate Memorial Day, Gary's graduation and my nephews birthday at my SIL's. 
It was a wonderful day and who doesn't love a little relaxation on a hammock! Surprisingly or I should say thankfully, we didn't hit any traffic on the ride back to Boston, which made for an extra few hours to relax on Monday night! 
Hope you all have a wonderful Tuesday and link up below to share your weekends with us!! 

107 comments

  1. Starting the week on a Tuesday is amazing. This week is even more amazing because I have an even shorter week, woohoo!

    Looks like you packed a TON of stuff into this weekend but also found some fun relaxing time. I could tell from the picture of you playing ping pong that you knew your stuff, you just look intense. How amazing your mom taught the Ukraine team, wow!

    All of your food looks amazing, yum! Fingers crossed for your herb plants! :)

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  2. Sounds like a great long weekend - my favorite is the random tidbit about your mom coaching ping pong- love obscure facts/family stories like that!

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  3. Your weekend looked and sounded amazing!!!! And I need that pizza in my belly immediately. YUM! Love that pic of you and G in the hammock, so cute! And yay to a short week, I don't think I can handle a long one haha!

    <3, Pamela
    Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  4. Hooray for relaxing, long weekends, Mini desserts and ping pong!!!!! Looks like the perfect weekend to me! I'm putting The Fall on our Netflix list!!! You look like you could captain a Ping Pong team yourself!! Did you win a few? :) Hope your week ahead is amazing, it's gonna go fast!!!!

    livingoncloudandreanine.blogspot.com

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  5. Such a fun weekend with so many celebrations!!! Your shorts are so cute and so is your maxi! Yay for a short work week... here's to hoping the weekend comes back around quickly!

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  6. Oooh your weekend looks so relaxing and DELICIOUS! All of those yummy food pics have me drooling :)
    I'm so happy that today is Tuesday and not Monday. VERY nice to know that the week is a short one. Hope your day is easy!!

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  7. Looks like a fabulous weekend! Family, relaxing, good food and adult bevs! I loved that hammock picture when I saw it on FB! My weekend consisted of doing lots of laundry and putting our house back together I thought I would spare everyone that ;)

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  8. Oh wow, all of your outdoor pics look fabulous from the Garden to the hammock! So awesome you didn't hit traffic on the way back home!! I agree, long weekend and short work week is a great way to start the week!!!

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  9. Glad you had a good weekend, lady! And yummm, that raspberry cheesecake looks awesome!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  10. Looks like a fabulous outdoor long weekend which are the best kind! And all that food looks DELISH :)

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  11. Looks like a fabulous weekend - it was so nice to RELAX! Enjoy your short week!! :)

    Annie Reeves

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  12. Sounds like such a fun wknd!! I love that you were playing ping pong! Haha os fun! And I LOVE to lay in a hammock. ;)

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  13. Your weekends always seem so productive compared to mine ;) Looks like it was a great one - long weekends are good for the soul! xx

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  14. What a relaxing weekend and that garden looks like the perfect spot. The food looks delish!

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  15. Looks like you had a great weekend!
    xo
    -Samantha
    http://goldcoastgirlblog.com

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  16. Sounds like a fantastic weekend!!! That prosciutto buffalo mozzarella pizza looks so SO good!!!! I love prosciutto! Are you keeping your basil and mint inside or outside? I wanted to go pick up some plants this weekend but it didn't happen. Next weekend it has got to go down!!! Enjoy this short week!

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  17. The perfect mix of relaxing, delicious and productive! I love that your mom taught Olympic ping pongers! I would never want to play against you!!

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  18. what a lovely weekend! and look at that gorgeous italian food! lol do you like how i comment about food first. (shocker) :) and love that fun fact about your mom and ping pong. who knew?! :) happy short week, babe!

    xo cheshirekatblog.com

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  19. Yay for your fresh mint and basil! It's so nice to have. Sounds like such a fun weekend. And the lack of traffic on the way back is definitely a nice perk!

    prosecco in the park

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  20. Your weekends are always filled with amazing food and drinks!

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  21. Yay for short weeks!! What an amazing weekend! All of that food looks so yummy!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles
    

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  22. That italian restaurant looks amazing!! Glad you had a relaxing and fun weekend! :)

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  23. Sounds like a fantastic weekend! That delish Italian dinner looks amazing, and I loved learning about your family's ping pong history - the battles must be epic!!

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  24. What a fun weekend! And errands burn a lot of calories... Or energy- so cheers to your dessert!

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  25. That food looks so good. We ate so much pizza this weekend!

    Alyssa | Glitter and Grey

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  26. Sounds like a great weekend and I'm drooling over your food! Yay for having fresh basil in the house! I grew basil a couple of times and you just have to make sure you cut it at the right spot - google it because I can't remember. lol. Hope you have a good short week!

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  27. Can I just say....ALL OF THE FOOD! I love that pic of you guys in the hammock, definitely a framer for sure!

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  28. Perfect weekend, that food looks to die!! Xo

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  29. That pizza and that cheesecake... both look like the perfect weekend to me!! Lots of fun celebrations at your sister's this weekend!! YAY for no traffic!! That's actually kind of amazing!!!

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  30. Nothing better than a short work week! Those shorts are adorable! Looks like such a great weekend. :)

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  31. What a seriously perfect weekend!! So glad you and Gary had all that time together and were able to sneak in some family time as well!

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  32. Loving all your outside time!! Also loving your gardening picks - hopefully they grow greatly!! All the family time looks fabulous especially the ping pong playing!

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  33. OMG all that yummy food and those drinks. Looks like you know how to do Memorial Day Weekend, B!

    <3 Ada.

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  34. Sounds like you had a fun weekend! That outdoor garden sounds like an amazin gplace to hang out!
    www.amemoryofus.com

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  35. Once again you have a great weekend and eat the most delicious looking food! Can I be you?! Just kidding, but you always have such great weekends! Mine are lame in comparison :)
    ~~Megan~~
    http://www.poshprime.com

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  36. Looks like a great weekend! So glad you were able to relax and have fun.
    xo, Whitney and Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

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  37. I love the 7 minute workout! It looks like you had beautiful weather! And such a fun and yummy weekend!

    Her Heartland Soul
    http://herheartlandsoul.com

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  38. What a great weekend! I have good news for your herbs: I've found mint to nearly be indestructible! The basil gets killed fast in this Texas heat, but maybe you'll have better luck than me up in Boston.

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  39. Such a perfect weekend!! All of the food looks AMAZING and sounds like you got in some quality relaxation time! Loving those pink shorts!

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  40. Looks like such a fun weekend! I got some mint and basil too this weekend! I also got some cilantro for making home made salsas... Let's hope they stay alive for us!! :)

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  41. Sounds and looks like the perfect weekend! You are so photogenic!!!

    PS. I love using basil from our garden!!

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  42. Looks like an awesome weekend! Where is that outdoor garden?? Looks like the perfect, relaxing spot!

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  43. Looks like an awesome weekend! All of your food pics look so good. I want that cheesecake!

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  44. Sounds like you had a great weekend! Good luck with the basil and mint! I just discovered a bunch of wild mint in my back yard and can't decide if it's ok to consume... I might have to ask my mom for her expertise!

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  45. Looks like you had a wonderful weekend! Good for you for making relaxing a priority. :) I'm intrigued by this Netflix series - what's it about? Ps - I have major hair envy from all your pics, you look gorgeous!

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  46. Looks like you had so much fun! I'm obsessed with the new Roche Bros opening. Also pingpong! :)

    Chelsea
    Chow Down USA

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  47. Oooh, thanks for the Netflix recommendation! We are in Netflix limbo until the next Orange is the New Black comes out in a few weeks! Also - the opening graphic made me laugh. So true (in fact, I even have a PJ shirt that says that).

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  48. I loved seeing all of your pictures over the weekend on Instagram! Those mini, sweet treats look delicious! Xo, Stephanie

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  49. Ping Pong is so MUCH fun!!!! And I love those shorts.

    I picked up a tomato plant at Home Depot on Saturday - and a little pumpkin plant, as well. Emry is so excited we may actually grow HIS pumpkin for the fall. *fingers crossed it takes in the soil* My tomato plant is already showing some little green beauties - can't wait to eat those when they all grow ripe!

    What a wonderful weekend!!!

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  50. Looks like such a good weekend!
    Melanie @ meandmr.com

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  51. I love what you said about putting a priority on relaxation, SO needed sometimes isn't it?? So glad you had a great weekend! That raspberry cheesecake looks amazing!!

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  52. Sounds like a perfect weekend with some lovely weather! Your lil treat looks delicious :) Yum!

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  53. Looks like it was a great long weekend. I so love The Fall. Such a great show!! I think Jamie Dornan is so good in it, so creepy!! I haven't been to the new Roche bros but it's on my list of places to try. Happy Tuesday.

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  54. love your cute little his & hers drinks! and that italian - man that looks amazing. i haven't played ping pong in so long either haha

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  55. Looks like a really great weekend. That raspberry cheesecake looks amazing!!

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  56. All of that food is making my mouth water! I need start buying fresh herbs..yum! Glad y'all had a great weekend...and here is to a short week :)

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  57. those shorts are absolutely adorable!! and i hear you on the relaxation, you deserve it! all the food looks AMAZING. jealous. and hungry. haha.

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  58. What a fabulous weekend! You have me tempted to try and keep a basil plant alive so I can do some cooking with it especially italian dishes. Your lunch on Saturday all looks so incredibly delish and how great to got to spend time with your sis on Sunday and then celebrate some more on Monday with you SIL.

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  59. Fresh basil & fresh mint are my summer FAVES! They're so flavorful & they make your kitchen smell like heaven! And your serious ping-pong playing face is amazing! I can't wait til we have another 3 day weekend!

    Audrey
    www.lululinden.com

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  60. Your life always looms like its straight from a magazine :)
    Ping pong team? That is AMAZING!!!! I so love playing that!!

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  61. Sounds like a great weekend! That Italian food looks AMAZING -- I had ricotta dumplings while we were out in Napa and they were delicious! Now that we are back, I need that 7 minute workout! haha! Happy Tuesday!

    xo, Rachel
    www.ablondesmoment.com

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  62. What a great weekend! That food looks amazing!!

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  63. I wish all weekends could be a three day weekend. All the food you had looked delish and somehow made me hungry even though I just ate breakfast...

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  64. All of that food looks SO good! Long weekends are the best.

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  65. I absolutely love your shorts! And the Italian dinner sounds so delicious, been a while since I've had some good Italian dinner. It sounds like you had such a great weekend!

    liz @ sundays with sophie

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  66. The pizza you ordered sounds soo good and that cheesecake looks delish! Love that pic of you by the pool and your shorts are super cute! xo

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  67. Such a great weekend!!! Love the recap!
    xoxo
    Brooke|LookBrooke

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  68. I was shocked I hit zero traffic leaving Boston Sunday night! I don't know where everyone was! Hope you had a wonderful weekend!

    xx,
    Susie

    www.SequinsandStrawberries.com

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  69. That food looks amazing! Looks like you had a great time! Thanks for sharing my girl:)

    xx
    www.charltonlee.com

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  70. I should make a summer bucket list. I like lists. :-)

    I bought a few herb packets last week in hopes I can grow something without killing them this time. :-) We'll see.

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  71. All the food... WANT. Loved the pic of you by the pool! Cheers to a short work week now, love! ;)

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  72. I put a lot of stuff off to relax and it was totally worth it! Good luck with your basil and mint plants! I'm sure they smell great!!!

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  73. As always with your weekends, they are packed and look like so much fun! I love all these food pictures (I think I do every single time)! I love your outfits in this post and loved looking at your weekend on instagram! Hope you had such a lovely one and are enjoying your week.

    Denise | Fashion Love Letters

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  74. Looks like a great weekend, thanks for sharing!

    Style by Avery

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  75. Looks like a fun weekend! Glad you were able to relax. OMG that Italian food. Ugh, is it dinner time yet?!?! Hammocks are so relaxing and have that way about transporting you to another place once you're on them. Winks and Eyerolls

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  76. looks like another great weekend! i want to get a hammock for our backyard! xo jillian - cornflake dreams

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  77. Awesome fun ping pong fact about your mom!! So fun! I also agree with you in lounging in a hammock. I did that on Saturday!

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  78. Good for you putting relaxation high on the list.

    THAT PIZZA. Good Lord, I'm salivating.

    I love the shot of you by the pool.

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  79. Love seeing your pictures throughout the weekend! You look perfect as usual! You totally just inspired my butt to go get some basil (I'm thinking fresh caprese asap!) Glad ya'll had a great one! xo

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  80. That pizza looks heavenly! I love Italian food. I wish there was a place with real Italian pizza near me.

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  81. Long weekends are amazing, but it makes coming back to work that much harder!!! That cute little raspberry cheesecake looks so delish - my mouth is watering!
    xoxo Danielle
    For the Love of Leopard

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  82. wow! sounds like you had the perfect weekend. that italian food and the pool look AMAZING!

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  83. Congratulations with the additional day off!!! <3

    WWW.LIAKW.COM

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  84. Sounds like an amazing weekend!! All of that food looks delicious too.Oh and I love your maxi and those shorts. So cute! I hope that you had great day today too!! :-)

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  85. What an awesome weekend! But that pizza and dessert?? OMG! xoxo

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  86. Sounds like you had such a fun weekend! How awesome is that your mom used to teach ping pong, and on a national level too- that's awesome. I'm hopeless when it comes to ping pong haha ;)

    Paula
    Thirteen Thoughts

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  87. Sounds like an amazing Memorial Day weekend! We went out for Italian this weekend too and it did not disappoint! Have a great week :)

    xo, Jen
    http://www.comfortably-chic.com

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  88. yes to fresh herbs!! my basil plant has miraculously survived a whole month and 3 harvests. i just gave it its second dose of fertilizer too (same with my other plants). good luck to yours! just give it plenty of sun, don't water too much and give it fertilizer every 2-3wks.

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  89. I love those shorts -- they always have the best shorts. You shouldn't have told me they come in yellow because OMG I need them!! ;) looks like a great weekend. I'm so glad!

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  90. Ok... how in the world do you respond to 90 comments and keep a day job??? Lol... looks like an awesome weekend. I am drooling over your Italian food, seriously that pizza tho. Ping pong coach... all I can think of is Forrest Gump:)

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  91. Looks like an amazing weekend, I want some Italian now! XO!

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  92. I am in bad need for some Netflix recommendations! Thank you! Your holiday weekend looked amazing..there's something about long weekends that just makes them seem so adventurous isn't there ;)

    x. Morgan / www.morningappleblog.com

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  93. holy pizza. you and gary are so adorable! find me a gary sr! (well not dad status but you know...hahaah)

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  94. It looks like you had a great weekend! I love that black maxi!

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  95. Looks like you had an amazing long weekend! That mini dessert looks AMAZING!

    XX, SS || A Little Seersucker Sass

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  96. I am loving the details of your long weekend - so happy you had an amazing time! The food looks especially great. xx

    ALLURE OBSESSED - BEAUTY BLOG // BLOGLOVIN'

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  97. Wow, you guys had an awesome weekend! That Italian restaurant looks amazing. Oh my word. And ping pong, I love it! My hubby is awesome at the game as well. :)

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  98. I'm so in need of a new Netflix show! I'll give the Fall a chance. (; If you manage to keep the mint and basil alive please share! I failed horribly.

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  99. Looks like an awesome long weekend!!!! I've got some summer projects around the house that will require a new Netflix show, so I will definitely check out the Fall!

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  100. Oh my gosh! You were hardcore on the go the whole long weekend... lots of celebrating going on! I adore the pink shorts... no wonder people were asking about them... and in yellow, too? So cute!! Great photos and memories :o)


    Amber
    All the Cute
    Latest Post: Little Red Dress

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  101. So glad that you had a wonderful weekend and that Italian looks delicious!! If I'm ever in Boston in the future I'll have to go there for sure! And I haven't heard of The Fall before but thank goodness for Netflix - I'll add it to my list! - Svetlana @ Life with a Side of Wine

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  102. Looks like a great weekend! Love those pink shorts!

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  103. What a fabulous weekend girl!! All the food and the outdoors just makes me happy :)

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  104. I didn't even know there really was a national ping pong team! What a great weekend!

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