Weekend Happenings

February 10, 2014
Welp, it's Monday and we're back at it. This weekend started on Thursday for me when my sister and I flew to Florida bright and early to see our parents and family! I hadn't been back to Jacksonville since I got married in March, which was way longer than I had ever been gone!!

We celebrated my mom's 60th birthday a few weeks early, since my parents will be away on her actual birthday!! Any birthday is a pretty big deal - but 60, well thats a milestone!! We had a seriously delicious dinner at Mitchell's Fish Market. The freshest seafood ever and 18 locations across the U.S., hopefully there is one near you!

Sadly there are no bright and sunny photos to share because it rained both days we were there! 

One of my only photos of the trip...

We're beyond blessed to have been able to see our grandmothers!! I can't even begin to speak to the hilarity of listening to women that have no filter, but can assure you there was no shortage of laughs. 

~all my loot~

I packed pretty light for this trip for a few reasons, but the main one being that my mom told me she had bought me some great things - remember in this post when I said she was pretty much my personal shopper?! I mean - she is beyond the savviest buyer!! 

On Saturday we had a pretty low key night because of an early morning flight! Perfect date night...Sushi and watched The Company Men.  If you've never seen the movie - it portrays the 2008 crash of Wall Street through the eyes of three men and just how different it was for all of them. We probably liked it even more because it was filmed all over Boston! 

February's squat challenge is going well and I made it to my three pure barre classes this past week!! 

~early morning class~

In reading news, I've started reading Revenge Wears Prada and Lean In…can't wait to give reviews on both!!

Hope you have a great Monday!! 



  1. I've been wanting to try pure barre for a while but we don't have a location here that offers those types of classes :( looks like a great weekend!


  2. Happy Birthday to your mama! Great job making it to 3 barre classes!! I really loved Lean In... I would definitely say it changed my outlook on my career and my life. Hope you love it too!

  3. Oh my gosh, how cute are your grandmas!! Lady talk (especially unfiltered) is like therapy for the soul. :-) Your momma needs to come help me shop - geez, you scored some major loot!!
    Did she love her LV for her bday? Which one did you get her?
    So glad you had a great trip. XO

  4. Yeah for Pure Barre and Florida! Did your mom love her gift?? Sorry it rained while you were down here booooo. Can't wait to see all the loot your mom got you! xoxoxoxo

    Meet @ the Barre

  5. Bummer it was so rainy while you were there! I could go for some sunshine and warm weather right about now! I could live off seafood but sadly, there isn't a Mitchell's in Chicago. They do have a few locations in Michigan so I'll have to check it out when I'm home! Have a great Monday!

  6. Happy birthday to your mama! What a fun weekend :)

  7. Seems like it was a weekend for traveling. We just got home from a weekend ski trip and had so much fun, I hope your trip went well too! Happy Monday!


  8. Looks like a great trip! I'm in Tampa :) I love Mitchell's; we have one nearby!

  9. I love that your mom picks out clothes for you, because mine does that too! lol

  10. Looking forward to hearing your review on Lean In... I've heard great things!!!

  11. Sounds like a great weekend! Even if it means just getting out of this cold for awhile. Love that your Mom acts as a personal shopper for you. Can I hire her! Haha!

  12. Rain over snow any day! Woohoo! :) Glad you were able to spend that quality time with your loved ones. Ummmm.....soooo, can I borrow your mom? She rocks!

    Kendwy @ MindofKiwi

  13. fun weekend! i want to hear how you like "lean in!"


  14. bummer about the rain but looks like a fun trip!!

  15. Hi Bebe! It was so nice to see you all guys together via Skype . Miss you ! Julia

  16. What a great weekend you had! It's so awesome that your Mom is your personal shopper! :) Yay for the squat challenge and barre classes! :)


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