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Happy Monday friends! I was pretty excited for this past weekend for a few reasons - getting to meet a blog friend for the first time, going to the brand new City Target that opened and spending the day with my oldest niece celebrating her birthday - happy to report everything was checked off the list! Before the weekend started I was able to check out the rooftop pool and bar at the Colonnade Hotel in Boston. 
I along with a few other bloggers were treated to a taste of the brand new food and cocktail menus. Sadly I didn't get any pictures of the views, but that's because I was busy stuffing my face with the incredible food - including the most delicious lobster rolls I've had this summer!! Chef Nick Calias is a genius and the presentation of the food was as good as it tasted! 
Mini hot dogs and mini lobster rolls - you can imagine which ones I hit up first! The swordfish tacos were amazing and the presentation of the BBQ Shrimp was so fun! I can't wait to go back! 
I've tweeted my excitement that City Target is finally open in Fenway and Gary totally went along for the ride on Friday night! It's still got that new Target smell and the best part is that it's a grocery store and they sell alcohol, which is nearly impossible to find in any Massachusetts store!

Of course I bought a ton of things I didn't need like these mini champagne bottles and finally being able to find the mini Sofia cans for my bar cart! Yes everything was pink and that wasn't planned! 
My oldest niece turned 10 last week and all she really wanted for her birthday was to spend one on one time together - of course I obliged and took her for a little pampering! 
We had the best time getting her nails done, chatting away during lunch and taking her to Target to pick out something she had her eye on - I'd also like to point out the fishtail braid done by yours truly! 
That night we met up with Kate and her husband for dinner and some drinks!! I suggested Rosa Mexicano since I know how much they love Mexican food! It felt like meeting up with an old friend, we picked up as if we had just seen each other last weekend and that is the part of blogging that I love - so many new friends! 
I was so excited to show them  The Envoy Hotel roof top bar because it really does have some of the best views of Boston's skyline! 

If you have a visit planned to Boston this is a must visit stop! 
Sunday can be described in two words - clean & eat...and then shop to get office supplies that you don't need! I also made an incredible recipe that I can't wait to share with you tomorrow! But enough about the weekend and let's get to a giveaway this Monday! I've teamed up with some great ladies and one lucky winner will get a pair of these gorgeous Kendra Scott Danielle Earrings! This giveaway is open to international residents as well! 

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Hope you all have a wonderful start to your week and link up below to share your weekends with us! 

90 comments

  1. Wow, looks like a fabulous weekend. That hotel looks amazing! And so cool you got to meet Kate! Hopefully I get to meet her later this year, woohoo!!! Love your green dress and the lil one getting her nails done is so cute! Have a fabulous Monday, gorgeous!

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  2. Your weekend looks great--so glad you and Kate had a good time! That view is beautiful!! :)
    I love that your niece just wanted to spend time with you for her birthday--that in and of itself is a gift...so sweet! :)

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  3. You guys have so many amazing roof top bars, it's so unfair! We have like one... if you really count it as a roof top lol! Your new Target looks amazing! Our sells wine and beer too and I love that they have the mini Sofia cans. So cute! And glad you finally got to meet up with Kate!! Happy Monday!!

    <3, Pamela
    Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  4. Love that Monday quote and your olive shirtdress. So much fun at the rooftop bar. =)

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  5. WOW, those rooftop views are gorgeous!! Looks like another great weekend :)

    Annie Reeves

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  6. Can I say Amazing weekend with a capitol A!!! Your niece is precious, what a great auntie you are! And look at you and Kate all model gorgeous and your model husbands too, can't forget them! Your dress is fabulous! Clean and Eat is a perfect Sunday to me!! Happy Monday, may this week be terrific!!

    livingoncloudandreanine.blogspot.com

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  7. Ohhh I want some pink Relax!! I've never seen that before! I'm so happy that you got a Target! Only of my only requests when house hunting was that it was within 10 mins of a Target lol. I saw on Kate's Snapchat that she was in Boston but I didn't know you guys met up - that is so awesome! Happy Monday!!

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  8. All the things you take for granted when you don't live in a city anymore. I remember how much I missed running and parking at Target or actually being able to just drive to my hair appointment. I do remember when I moved to Fl as was like "there is seriously alcohol in every single establishment I walk into....even a CVS!" Looks like you had a wonderful weekend!!! Yeah for Blogger meet up!!! Can't wait for ours in like less than 2 weeks crazy!!!!

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  9. So sweet that your niece just wanted to spend time together! YAY for the new Target!!

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  10. love that you got to meet her! she is the best! and who doesn't love mexican food? nom! we have one of those in Atl. and omg a new target--sign me up!

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  11. What a wonderful weekend!! The rooftop bar looks amazing!! Pretty neat you were able to spend so much time with other bloggers :) I also love that you spent quality time with your niece- so special!!

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  12. The view on the rooftop bar looks amazing! So awesome you got to meet up with Kate. Your nieces braid came out awesome, good job! A little pampering is always a good thing!

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  13. It looks like it was such a fun weekend! Love that you had the chance to get your nails done together, what a great memory!
    -Hannah
    www.sweeterthanserenity.com

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  14. Looks like a fun weekend!! You always find the best views!!! Yay for a Target!!! That is exciting!!

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  15. I have those earrings but instead of turquoise they're pearl white.

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  16. yay for a target! so fun. all that food looks ahhhmazing. and how sweet are you to spend one on one time with your niece! looks like a fabulous weekend.

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  17. The rooftop pool looks absolutely amazing!! Sounds like the perfect weekend in the city!!

    pinkandnavystripes.com

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  18. ahh city targets are the best! nothing like having alcohol AND all the things at your disposal. also give me all the lobster rolls please! i found a place near my office that has amazing ones and i thought of you when i had one last week! and lastly - looks like a fun time was had with kate and loomis! so fun to meet fellow bloggers. :)

    cheshirekatblog.com

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  19. What a fun event! It looks like you had an amazing weekend!
    xo, Whitney and Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

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  20. Mini champagne bottles are definitely necessary, they'd be the perfect thing to stick in a picnic basket! Sounds like you had an amazing weekend, that rooftop looks like such a fun spot!

    prosecco in the park

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  21. I want to go to a city target! Never been! I like target more than any other store, I mean they just have it all! I could spend hours walking around haha

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  22. Omg all that food looks amazing! And lobster rolls! I love a good rooftop bar! I wish we had more here in Orlando! Such a fun weekend!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

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  23. Looks like you had such a fun weekend! Good work on your niece's fish tail braid! That food looks glorious!

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  24. What a nice weekend - I think it's adorable how you and your niece did something together for her birthday! I envy all you aunties out there. :) Hooray for Target, that store seriously looks amazing. Glad you and Kate got to meet up, too! Happy Monday!

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  25. What a fun weekend!! How awesome that Kate and you got to meet up!! Loving those mini bottles of pink moscato, a fave of mine.

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  26. What a fun weekend. Rosa Mexicano is so good. so jealous that you checked out the new target. I cannot wait to go. That is so fab that they have wine. Glad you and your niece had a nice time together. Miniluxe is such a great place, I recognized the nail polish display. Lol.

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  27. Those are some great skyline views of Boston- I'll have to go there next time!! Glad you had a great weekend- I know you've been looking forward to that Target opening :)

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  28. Your weekend sounds perfect!! I want a city Target. They should open one in Philly. lol That would be pretty close by to where we are. The mini champagne bottles are soooo adorable! I see you're totally the cool aunt! I bet your niece just loves spending time with you! Great job on the braid! Happy Monday!! xo

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  29. All your food pictures look AMAZING! I am so hungry now. :)

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  30. What a fun weekend! I love meeting blogger friends in real life :)

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  31. That rooftop pool looks awesome! Yay for city Target!! Love all your pretty pink things :) Glad you had a good weekend girl!

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  32. Yay for meeting blogger friends! Cool about City Target! What makes City Target different from regular Target!?

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  33. Such a great weekend! I was basically drooling over your Insta of the brand new Target; is there anything better?! What a fun aunt you are, too!! It looks like you ladies had so much fun Saturday night! I love blogger meet ups! When we get to Boston one of these days!!

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  34. I love your niece just wanted to spend time with you... that's precious.
    & my 10 yr old niece is OBSESSED with mani & Pedi's :)

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  35. What a great weekend! I got to spend part of the weekend with 2/3 of my nieces, too! They are the best, aren't they?

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  36. Sounds like a great weekend...PS I have a Target OBSESSION!

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  37. omg - that shrimp. Mmmmm! How cute is it that you spent quality time with your niece pampering. She'll always remember that I'm sure! and I WISH my target sold alcohol. That would make my life SO much easier :)

    trish - tales from trish

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  38. awww i love that you spent time w/ your niece for her bday. so sweet! i love doing that with my little cousins.

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  39. So sweet that you and your niece had a fun date! That hotel is gorgeous and yay for the Target! I spend way too much time (and money) there!
    xo Southern Style

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  40. So fun! I love rooftop bars. Your niece looks precious-i'm sure she enjoyed the qt :)
    xoxo, Traci
    waltzmetoheaven.com

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  41. I saw those pics of you and Kate on Insta! Love it! How fun it is to hang with blog friends in real life? I wish we could have a big conference for our whole group, lol!

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  42. The food and presentation at your blogger event looks phenomenal! What I would do for a lobster roll right now! lol Sounds like you and Kate had an awesome dinner and night together. So glad you two got to meet while she was there! Rooftop drinks are the best when you're in the city.

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  43. Such a fun weekend! Those lobster rolls look amazing and jealous of your fun blate! Xx

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  44. looks like an awesome weekend, and that food, YUM!! the sofia champagne cans are amazing, I take them to the beach every time I go!

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  45. Ok the presentation of the food really was on point!! Love that you had a great weekend!

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  46. Sounds like such a great weekend! And how fun to spend the day with your niece getting pampered. Her braid is so cute! Love those fun office supplies, too! Happy Monday!

    xo, Rachel
    www.ablondesmoment.com

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  47. What a perfect weekend you had! The target opening might have to be my favorite – that’s a game changer! Meeting Kate must have been a blast too. I love rooftops and that sounds like such a fun event.

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  48. I'm drooling over that seafood ! and YAY for new Targets !

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  49. I love Target, soooo much. I go there at least once a week for my "staples". Yes, I could buy cat food somewhere else but why would I when I can get booze, shoes and a bunch of other things there??

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  50. I LOVE Target! I bet that was super exciting! That rooftop pool is so breathtaking and that is such a gorgeous shot! Your niece is absolutely adorable and so happy to hear that you both had such a great time!

    Denise | Fashion Love Letters

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  51. what a fun weekend and how great that your niece just wanted to spend time with you - that is so special! The city Target looks awesome - there isn't anything better then a good trip to Target!

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  52. I can't tell you many times I shopped for "office supplies I didn't need'! Lol! It's like, a thing for me. And it's usually from Target's dollar section! They get me every time!

    Audrey
    www.lululinden.com

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  53. So awesome that you and Kate got to meet!!!!!!!!! City Target sounds fabulous, as does that food tasting that you got to go to. I haven't had a hot dog in so long. I really want one now!!! And Mexican. I always want Mexican. mmm!!! Good job on the fish tail braid!! I suck so hard at hair. Have a great week!!!

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  54. I want to go to that new Target! I've been to the one in Chicago and it's so cool!
    ~~Megan~~
    http://www.poshprime.com

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  55. I'd do anything to prance around that Target. Yes, prance, like a kid in a candy store. (; I REALLY love that olive colored dress you were rocking in these photos. What a lovely giveaway!

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  56. Looks like a great weekend and how awesome that you got to meet up with Kate! Those mini lobster and hot dog rolls look amazing! xo Winks and Eyerolls

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  57. Awww, you're such a great auntie! I saw your lobster roll post on IG and my mouth started watering. YUM! We're coming to Boston and then going out to Cape Cod in mid-Sept and I'm pretty excited to stuff my face with some delish lobster rolls!

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  58. I saw some of your photos on instagram and was super excited to see what you did over the weekend. I love those wine bottles, I'd probably buy those just to have them, not to drink them. That's great you got to see Kate, I haven't actually met anyone from blogging in the real world, but I feel like I've made so many friends from blogging.

    liz @ sundays with sophie

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  59. Looks like a great weekend! Super jealous of your city Target and those sofia champagne bottles!
    Kelsey
    http://www.thepeacockroost.com

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  60. Yayyyyyy for City Target! The excitement level for the grand opening must have been through the roof! And that event looked amazing, such amazing presentation of all the yummy food. And YAY for finally meeting up, so much fun with you pretty lady! And the views from the roof top bar were incredible, so gorgeous up there. Hoping we see each other again soon :)

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  61. My Target has groceries too and I love it! Need to look for all those mini bottles of alcohol just because they are cute and pink... want! My daughters and I are obsessed with pretty office/school supplies. It must be genetic:) Cheers!

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  62. Ok, so your new Target gives me major anxiety but makes me insanely happy all at the same time. Such a cute bday outing with your niece! And what also makes ma happy...new school supplies!! And now I want a mini champs ;)

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  63. The rooftop event looks spectacular! I love the view and that pool is a must! And who knew there was a city Target! Love it! XO

    Anna
    alilyloveaffair.com

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  64. I wish we still had Target here -- it came to Canada and left so fast! Sounds like you had an amazing weekend -- love the display of food and the skyline view :)

    http://www.mintnotion.com

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  65. YAY for the City Target!! We have one here right in the Loop (along with a few others in the city) and it's awesome. That rooftop looks fab too, those views are beautiful! I'm glad that you had a fun weekend!! :-)

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  66. OMG I didn't know "Relax" came in PINK!!!! I need to find that immediately - it's adorable, and probably so yummy!
    xoxo Danielle
    For the Love of Leopard

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  67. What a FUN weekend! So much good food, gosh I'm drooling! ;) And I love meeting bloggers from all over- blogging seriously is the best!!

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  68. Such a great round up, Biana! The Mexican food looks amazing!

    Wishes & Reality

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  69. Sounds like you had such a fun weekend! I totally agree that one of the best parts about blogging is making new friends and meeting amazing people! ;)

    Paula
    Thirteen Thoughts

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  70. SUCH a fun weekend!! So great that you and Kate were able to meet up! I'm still bummed I wasn't able to tag along on Nick's work trip to Boston this summer but I'm going to get there sooner rather than later ;) And of course, yayayay for Target!

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  71. Oh fun! I loveee blogger meet ups! It's always so neat to meet the girls whose blogs you read on the daily! Those earrings have my name written all over them :) ps did you get my email by chance? I think you replied a few times but it probably got lost in your inbox! Let me know if i should resend:)
    xo, Candace | Lovely Little Rants

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  72. Oh what fun! I love the mini Pink Moscato that you got. I could see myself buying one of those too. I just love all things pink with a touch of gold too! Belated happy birthday to your niece, her fishtail braid looks awesome!

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  73. i remember when chicago opened their city target! it was SO exciting! i still love the location of that one :) so happy you had a great weekend and hoooray for blates! xo jillian - cornflake dreams

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  74. Love these pictures! How fun you got to hang out with a blogger! Looks like a fun weekend!
    www.amemoryofus.com

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  75. Sounds like such a fun weekend! Those roof top views are stunning!

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  76. What a great weekend, I'm sure you'll be making tons of future trips to that Target!! That Colonnade Hotel rooftop looks amazing and a perfect way to spend a summer evening. Have a great week!

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  77. Grocery stores in Massachusetts don't usually sell alcohol? Are there specific liquor/wine stores?

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  78. That rooftop bar is gorgeous! I would love to spend an evening there. I have never heard of City Target. How is different from regular Target?

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  79. That rooftop pool and that food looks amazing! So much fun stuff to do in Boston. And I've never even heard of City Target (since I don't live in a city) but yay for a new one! Hope you had a great time with your niece...you can't ask for anything better than one on one time!

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  80. I spy fancy hotdogs at the top. Love your olive colored dress!

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  81. My goodness, I'm jealous of your weekends! I wish Kevin liked to go out. That food looked delicious. My friend was in Maine last week and did a day trip into Boston and ate lobster rolls! Yum!

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  82. This seems like an awesome event. I haven't been to a rooftop bar in Boston yet and it's something I miss a lot about NYC. The food looks awesome too. Glad you had a good weekend.

    girl meets world

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  83. This makes me miss Boston; it's really a beautiful city. And speaking of a city, City Target? There's one here, in downtown Los Angeles, that puts a dent in my wallet every weekend!

    www.sexandgrand.blogspot.com

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  84. I seriously feel jealousy in my heart about your new city Target! A-MAZING!!!!!!

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  85. I had breakfast with a former Mass friend when I was reading through this yesterday and she started reminiscing about the first time she visited a Target outside of the city. In the midwest you have to travel to the bigger areas to go to one, the small towns don't always even have a walmart or a real grocery store! Love all the pink drinks and that your niece wanted to just spend a girls day with you. *heart clench*

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  86. All that food looks amazing! I miss Target! We don't have one on Guam so I miss out on all the cute stuff!

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  87. That rooftop bar is absolutely amazing! Such a great spot. And I love a Target! Hope you're having a great week! xo

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