Tuesday

A Quick Weekend

This past weekend went by so quickly.  Maybe it's because I was positively spoiled rotten with my recent 3-day weekend in New York.  :)

Ian had work functions Friday evening and all day Saturday.  Even though I missed having him around, I totally took advantage of that time to squeeze in as many Housewives episodes as humanly possible.

One of my favorite ways to spend a solo night in is with cheap Chinese take-out.  And red wine.  A heavenly combo, if you ask me.


Saturday evening we had tickets to see the Black Keys.  They put on a really great show.  If you can catch one of their upcoming concerts (and it hasn't sold out already, as this one did), GO!


And Sunday I attended a gorgeous baby shower for my friend Whitney.  We met in college and were sorority sisters.  She is due this summer with their first child, and they are going to let the gender be a surprise.   The shower theme featured birds nests, which was such a cute touch.


When it was time to open gifts, Whitney took a non-traditional route.  She passed the wrapped gifts around the room and each girl took a present that they did not bring.  Then we went around the room introducing ourselves, saying how we knew the mama-to-be, and opening a gift for her.  It was a cute way of involving everyone.



The best part was seeing college friends and catching up with them.  We were all in the same pledge class of ADPi.  We're spread out now over different parts of the Carolinas and Georgia, but it's always wonderful to have a little mini-reunion.


And on Sunday evening I met up with some girlfriends for a little back porch wine session.  We've recently started this tradition and it's easily one of the highlights of the weekend.  Just a time to sit, sip, gab, gossip.

Only a handful of days more until we get another much-welcomed weekend!

21 comments:

Elizabeth Ann @ Elizabeth Ann's Recipe Box said...

LOVE the bird's nest idea for a baby shower! :-) I'll have to use that! ;-)

Olga said...

Chinese takeout sounds like a great way to spend a night alone! Nothing beats food :) BTW is your dress from target? I have a top that has a similar style!

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Dee Stephens said...

Love your dress! I've never heard of doing a shower that way but that might be the best idea! I find showers...boring....
haha!!
Doesn't mean I won't have one --one day though!
Love the Sunday evening tradition. I use to do that with a couple of my friends. We would alternate weeks and we would each get a turn cooking dinner every Sunday night. Great way to end the week!

Nicole Marie said...

ohhh chinese take out sounds soo good!! and love love the dress you wore to the baby shower

Christina {Carolina Charm} said...

I knew I should have gone to see the Black Keys. Ergh.

Also, what a sweet shower for your adorable mommy-to-be. I love how she did the gift opening. I always think that part is so awkward!

xx BHB said...

Love the Black Keys! I bet they put on a great show.

One of my cousins just recently announced her pregnancy... already thinking about baby shower outfit. I need a hobby.

Leslie said...

What a cute tradition! It looks like a lovely weekend. :)

Worthington said...

I love your dress - it is too cute!

And I wish I had a lot of girlfriends still around so that we could do weekend gab-fests :( Sniffle sniffle

Annie said...

Oh I love how she did the gift opening! I may have to remember this! :)

Blue Dog Belle said...

That sounds like a perfect low key weekend! I love the dress you wore, super cute!

Pris said...

I do the same thing when my hubby's out- red wine and cheap take out! Also, I'm SO adopting your sunday night porch session- I need something to look forward to on Sundays!

Elizabeth said...

Whenever Corey has an after work event I always order take out (chinese or sushi) and open a bottle of pinot noir. Love that alone time to relax!

I'm also loving the dress you wore to the baby shower! xo

Whitney said...

I'm going to see the Black Keys when they come to Houston next month! I was super bummed when I saw they were coming to Charlotte right after I moved but found out that they were coming here shortly after and HAD to jump on that! I love the dress that you wore to the shower too! Where did you get it?

Val said...

Chinese take out and wine is a perfect combo. I need to start a back porch wine session. Sounds wonderful.

Brown Girl said...

That is exactly the same way I spend a night by myself! I love chinese takeout, like maybe a little too much.

S T E P H A N I E L E A N N said...

Love your dress! Where did you find it? And the gift unveiling is such a good idea! I'll have to keep that in mind, since so many friends are having babies these days :)

kristen said...

that dress is so stinkin cute. i am coveting it! xoxo

Ashley said...

Apothic red is one of my favorite reds! Love the way she had people open the gifts and introduce themselves-- that's awesome!

Virginia Belle said...

It sounds like you had a fantastic weekend. Chinese take out/wine nights with my husband are my favorite too. Love that dress by the way. It looks fantastic on you!

Glitterista said...

You all look so pretty! I may have to borrow that shower gift opening idea, how brilliant! ;)

Katherine Krieg said...

love love love the night at home chinese and wine idea. definitely doing that the next time my man is gone! and the baby shower looks fabulous!

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