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Weekending | 4th of July Edition

Happy Monday friends!! Can we all agree that long weekends are just more fun than regular two day ones?! When weekends start on Thursday nights, it leaves more time for food, friends and feeling good! 
My usual Friday workout was replaced with a sweat session on the court! I had been watching Wimbeldon all week and it felt so good to get out on the courts again! Obviously we followed up all the calories burned with a delicious mint chocolate ice cream cone! 
Since we had the whole day to relax we decided to have a date night and ventured Downtown to Merchant!! We both had incredible meals and this Maine Mussels dish was actually an appetizer I had as my meal - you can see they are very generous with their portions! 
After dinner we made our way to the Boston Harbor Hotel for their Summer in the City and on Friday's they play movies. It's such a fun way to spend your night and the best part is that it's FREE! The movies are usually hit or miss, but this past weekend we got to see Rocky and believe it or not, it's one of my favorite movies! 
How gorgeous is the flag in the middle of the rotunda?
While the weather didn't really cooperate during the day on the 4th, we still had a really great time with old and new friends!! 
We had all the fixings for an incredible day! Delicious cupcakes, corn hole and even the pink flamingo made an appearance! 
All the ladies feeling festive!! 
Knowing how crazy Boston gets with the fireworks, instead of fighting the crowds Gary and I made our way to a not so secret spot, yet somehow always free of people and clear enough to see the fireworks! 
Somehow Sunday came way too fast and we spent the day with friends enjoying perfect weather, playing another round of tennis and I stumbled upon a fun summer up-do while shooting another post for this week!! 
And just like that another Summer weekend is in the books! Hope you all have an amazing start to your week and link up below to share your 4th of July weekends with us!! 
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79 comments

  1. I agree--the weekend went by SO fast and Sunday came by way too quickly! I love how you spent your holiday weekend--tennis, mint chocolate chip ice cream, friends and yummy food, and the fireworks! Looks like a great weekend!! Hope your Monday is off to a good start after all the fun! :)

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  2. That movie date looks so fun! I would love to do that! I've never played tennis, but have always wanted to! It looks like y'all had a blast for July 4th! Have a great week! :)

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  3. What a fun long weekend! I love mussels for meals and those look so good and I love your hair up do!
    Xoxo,

    Whitney & Blaire

    Peaches In A Pod

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  4. Looks like you had a fabulous weekend, lady! That mussels dish looks incredible! Your fourth of July outfit was adorable!!

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  5. I love to play tennis but haven't in a really long time! Your weekend looks so great-the perfect amount of play and relaxing! Happy Monday!

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  6. WOW! How cool was the movie showing at the hotel?? And I loved your outfit for the 4th party!!

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  7. I do love a good long weekend and your Monday image at the beginning is perfect! Love the movies in the park and the fact that it was a movie you liked is always a great thing! Have a fab week!!

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  8. Why do long weekend seem to go by the fastest? It looks like you had a perfect celebration - love that up-do!

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  9. I LOVE to play tennis!! Love the party pics too, you ladies look adorable! We are on vacation this week and were able to watch the fireworks from our deck overlooking Lake Michigan. As we watched the crowds depart we felt lucky to be where we are and not have to be in hour and a half traffic to get out. lol. Happy Monday to the sweetest B!!!!!

    livingoncloudandreanine.blogspot.com

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  10. Looks like you ahd a packed and fun weekend. I cant play tennis but used to play badminton and always wanted to play tennis instead haha. Love your bun in that pic. Super chic!

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  11. Happy Monday!! Sounds like you had a great weekend – I'm jealous you were out on the tennis courts!!

    Annie Reeves

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  12. Looks like a most wonderful 4th of July weekend! We didn't fight crowds for fireworks either -- from the top deck we could see them for miles and miles. And loving that good mood inspiration. Here's to a new week!
    xo Southern Style

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  13. I completely agree about the long weekends. Friday feels like Saturday, except it's not so it's way better.

    Looks like y'all had a great 4th!

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  14. Watching a movie outdoors sounds like so much fun. I really need to take a look and see if things like that happen near me, they have to, so thank you for the reminder as always. It sounds like you had such a fun weekend, despite gloomy weather on the fourth. I feel like it's been that way for the last couple of ones right? Maybe next year we'll get some sun again!

    prosecco in the park

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  15. One of my bucket list items is to see the Boston fireworks... so I'm going to need you to take me to this spot. :) that flag is GORGEOUS... and whoever made the edible flag is so creative! Looks like an amazing weekend - wish I had joined the three day-ness!!

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  16. I love places that offer outside movies! It's such a fun summery thing to enjoy! You always seem to find the most amazing food spots! If I ever come to Boston I'm requesting a dining guide from you! :)

    trish - tales from trish

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  17. What a fun weekend!! Seriously those mussels...yum!! The fireworks in Boston are some of the best!! Love your dress for the 4th!! Have a great week and thanks for hosting!!

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  18. Here in Philadelphia, we consider Rocky a true story of one of our own. LOLOL

    Those Fourth desserts look awesome. I love a theme and red, white, and blue is one of my favorites!

    I'm glad you had a great weekend!

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  19. Bummer it was raining, but it looked like y'all still had a great 4th! We also spent ours by a pool... Because it was 103 out. I wish we had had rain! Can't wait to see your updo post later this week, it looks great from the sneak peak!

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  20. I love the How to be happy rule! I'm glad you had a good weekend! I was excited to read about how you spent your 4th and it looked great!
    ~~Megan~~
    http://www.poshprime.com

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  21. Fun, fun weekend! Love the fact that you can see a free movie! Wish we had that down here. I love that flamingo too makes me want to get it, even though we don't have a pool to put it in.

    liz @ sundays with sophie

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  22. Great pictures lady!! Love your updo too, you look beautiful. All of that food looks delicious too. I'm glad that you guys had a nice weekend!! Have a great day today too!! :-)

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  23. Looks like an awesome weekend! I'm obsessed with that flamingo floatie, I'm seeing it everywhere! If I had a pool I would absolutely snatch one up.

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  24. Sounds like it was a great weekend. I totally need to know where your secret spot is to see the fireworks. The city was so crazy on Saturday. Love your updo, you look so pretty with your hair up. Happy Monday.

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  25. It looks like you had a fabulous long weekend!!! The flag dessert looks AMAZING!

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  26. I can't believe the 4th has come and gone already! It was such a bummer that the weather didn't cooperate on the 4th - but it looks like you guys had a great time anyway!
    xoxo Danielle
    For the Love of Leopard

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  27. I love how your weekends are always FUN!!! The 4th goodies look delish ;)

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  28. mint choc chip ice cream = the key to a perfect weekend. that's what i had on saturday too. except i didn't work out, so you win haha

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  29. Glad you had a good holiday weekend! I love movies in the park - I'm jealous that there's a place close to you that does them!

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  30. Looks like a great weekend!!! That bowl of mussels - MMMM! And I want that flamingo floatie!! xo - Kaitlin

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  31. I love how happy and cheery you make Mondays! I think Mondays are a great day and I'm glad you agree!! I think Boston is such a great place to be for the 4th! It looks like you had a great one!! xo

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  32. Everything looks so picture perfect! You reminded me that I need a new tennis racket.

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  33. Sounds like you had a great Fourth of July weekend! Long weekends are always the best, but Monday always seems to hurt so much more! Love the patriotic red dress! Happy Monday!

    xo, Rachel
    www.ablondesmoment.com

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  34. It was so nice to have a long weekend but so true it went by way to face! Looks like you made the most of it!

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  35. LOVE that inspiring quote and your gorgeous updo!
    The merchant is fantastic, I have always had great meals there (and the service is pretty fab too!)

    So glad you were able to catch the fireworks without having to brave crazy crowds and have a wonderful week Biana xo

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  36. Okay the mussels look phenomenal! Does Boston still have two (or more?) companies compete for fireworks displays, or is that only every few years when it's time to renew the contract? Your hair looks fantastic! Updos are a necessity during this time of year!!

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  37. Oh those mussels look divine! Tennis is always the perfect replacement to gym time. What a nice, relaxing weekend!

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  38. Looks like it was a super fun weekend!!!!
    Kisses,
    Sarah
    http://everydaystarlet.com/

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  39. I'm so glad you had a wonderful weekend.

    I can't believe how fast the summer is going. :( It needs to slow down!!

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  40. Looks like you had a super festive weekend!!! I love that flamingo float, too cute! The weather was off and on this weekend, but at least it was a long one! I hope you have a fabulous week!

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  41. Looks like the best long weekend! I wish every weekend started Thursday evening! Also loving your red dress :)!

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  42. Three day weekends are way better! Your fourth festivities look like so much fun - our weather on the holiday didn't quite corporate either but at least we all got the celebrating in! That fruit cake display looks amazing!

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  43. Looks like a super fun weekend- I remember that giant flag from Boston!! Those mussels look delicious and I need to get back imp tennis. I've been trying to get Ryan to play with me but he's not as into it because I'm slow haha

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  44. Glad you all were able to enjoy such a good Friday! I love Rocky! There is just something extra fun about watching a movie outside :) Glad you had a good weekend!
    Kelsey
    www.thepeacockroost.com

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  45. Glad you had fun! I like when restaurants have large portions. I mean, twenty dollars for FIVE ravioli in a bunch of sauce is absurd.

    I think the full-time week should be changed to four longer days with three days off.

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  46. Sounds like a wonderful weekend! Those mussels look absolutely delicious! And I love that you follow up your workout with some ice cream...totally my style :) I hope your week is just as good!

    Shannon
    Clothes & Quotes

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  47. I think any time you can catch a movie outside, on a beautiful night, there's nothing better.
    Did Rocky make you want to get up & start throwing some jabs?
    Glad you had a fun weekend, & doing it in style as always.

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  48. Love all your festivities!! That cake looks amazing!!

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  49. What a fun weekend?! And yes, long weekends are way better than regular, two day weekends. ;)

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  50. Perfect weekend girl and those mussels omg they look soooo good!

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  51. What a great quote and well-dressed plaid girl too. Sounds like these 4th of July party was the bomb. You all did America proud in your patriotic outfits, too.

    Take care.

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  52. Looks like a great holiday weekend! The free outdoor movie sounds like a ton of fun! I've actually never seen Rocky. Those mussels look amazing.

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  53. Aww looks like such a great weekend--I have been wanting to learn to play tennis for a while now--I need to give it a go :)

    Tori
    FashionBlingGirlyThings

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  54. So glad you soaked up every little bit of the long holiday weekend!! I enjoyed following your fun via insta! :) Have a fab week, sweets!! Xx - Brenda // Chatting Over Chocolate

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  55. You know you're one of my favorite bloggers to follow on IG! Anyways, glad you had an awesome 4th weekend! :)

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  56. I am not a huge mussels fan but that looks so delicious. I love all the fun fourth themed food that you guys had, I need a cupcake right now. We had rain here too but still managed to have some fun!

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  57. I love that you guys are always finding such fun stuff to do in your town! That movie looks like so much fun.

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  58. Great photos, Looks like you had a great time celebrating.

    http://www.racheldinh.com

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  59. I always love your weekend roundups! No surprise that you had a million things going on! Those cupcakes looked amazing on your instagram! So happy to see that you had such a fun weekend and your photos are gorgeous! I love that red dress you are wearing!

    Denise | Fashion Love Letters

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  60. LOVED this post, I adore your writing style! It makes your posts so fun to read!


    Topshop Wishlist

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  61. Rocky is a GREAT movie!! :) How fun to watch it outdoors like that! It seems like it rained everywhere except in Ohio on the 4th!

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  62. I love the concept of outdoor movies in the summer! It had to be so much fun! Looks like you had a super fun 4th!
    xoxo,Victoria
    www.coffeeandablonde.blogspot.com

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  63. Gorgeous pictures!! Totally agree long weekends are better. Jealous you got to play tennis!!
    www.amemoryofus.com

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  64. the flamingo float is so cute! xo jillian - cornflake dreams

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  65. YAS Mint chocolate chip is my fav! I love watching fireworks from a low key spot. The traffic jams make me a nervous wreck!

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  66. The outdoor movies at the Harbor Hotel always look so cute! Glad you had a fun long weekend :)

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  67. Looks like you had a fabulous weekend!! I've been watching Wimbledon too, I love it every year :)

    xx,

    La Joie de Vivre

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  68. i love that the quote is on a background of bananas haha. sounds like a great weekend regardless of the weather. you look fabulous in all the photos!

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  69. I was watching Wimbledon last week and I was itching to get my racket back out! It made me miss playing so much!

    She Likes to Shop

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  70. Love that you started your weekend with tennis! Can't go wrong with that! That cupcake looks so good-such a fun Fourth!

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  71. Looks like a fab weekend!! Jason and I were actually just talking about the Rocky movies - I haven't seen them in years, and they're his fave, lol

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  72. The pink flamingo - yes!! She doesn't look disappointed with the rain haha. Sounds like a great weekend, and those cupcakes are calling my name :)

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  73. I love how everything is so festive! So much fun red white and blue. Glad to hear you didn't have to deal with crazy crowds for the fireworks show. Looks like you still had a great view!

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  74. What a fun date night and free is always an added bonus! The mussels look delish and loving that new up-do. Looks great on you!

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  75. A great way to celebrate the 4th of July - simple but fun. :)

    Louise | www.louisechelleblog.com

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  76. Those cupcakes are adorable! Such a festive weekend!

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  77. Such a festive and fun weekend! I'm still in denial that the 4th of July has already come and gone, where has the summer gone?! Loving that dress that you wore to the 4th of July party! Xo, Stephanie

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