Weekend Wrap-Up {3/24/13}

If you’re reading this on Monday, I’m officially on SPRING BREAK! Woop! We aren’t going anywhere this year for spring break, and that’s a-okay by me. I’m really looking forward to lying low, getting the house clean and in order, getting a few projects done, and just enjoying having no schedule to follow or obligations to take care of.

Backing up to this weekend…it was a pretty great one! On Saturday, John and I took care of a project in our backyard that we’ve been talking about for a few weeks now. We first went to Lowes to stock up on all the supplies we’d need. Then we got busy!

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I worked too! John just forgot to take pictures of me. Winking smile

We wanted to build a raised bed on the back of our patio. We are BEYOND happy with how it turned out! It really wasn’t difficult to do at all, and only took us a few hours, start to finish.

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Please excuse the junk on the window sill

Sunday, we headed to early church and Sunday school, as usual. Following church, we had plans for grabbing lunch on our way to one of the cutest neighborhoods! This neighborhood is located about 20 minutes from where we currently live. And although we have no plans of buying a home there and moving in the near future, I’d love to live there one day! The whole community is adorable, and the houses are to die for!


We had so much fun walking around and dreaming about the “what ifs…” and  “One days…” After we had our fill of adorable-ness, we ran in a few of the stores that are nearby. Ann Taylor Loft (one of my all time favorites!) was having a good sale, as was New York and Company. While I did see some spring pieces that I liked, I didn’t fall in love enough to buy anything. But, I have a feeling I’ll be making some spring wardrobe purchases soon!

The rest of Sunday evening was spent trying fix my computer. Sadly, it’s not charging…AGAIN! This happened about 2 weeks ago. My mom kindly offered to take it in for me – she works part-time at the Apple store (there are only 2 in Alabama- one being in Birmingham, about an hour and 15 mins. from where John and I live). I got it back this past Wednesday, and Saturday evening, it stopped charging again. Sad day! Sad smile

My mom’s going to take it in for me again. But, I don’t know when I’ll be getting it back. She is coming down to visit for the day on Wednesday, so I’m afraid it may be a while by the time she takes it in, they diagnose and fix the problem, and I can meet her again to get my computer back.

Fortunately though, I have a computer that is “mine” at school. It’s a Dell laptop that I can basically use as mine; I’m just responsible and liable for it. So, I was back up at school bright and early this morning (yes, on spring break!) to grab my laptop. I am very thankful, though, l that I have another computer at my disposal to use.

This Monday morning began marvelously! I slept in (7:20!), had breakfast, did a sweaty and challenging Nike Fitness Club workout (you should check this app out if you haven’t already! It’s free from the Apple App Store), cleaned the kitchen, master bedroom, and bathrooms…all before lunch! I don’t know about you, but if the house is a wreck, I just can’t enjoy doing leisurely activities. I love a clean house!

I’m not sure exactly what the afternoon holds, but I do know it MUST include a trip to the grocery store, seeing we’re out of just about all the essentials. Yikes!

And with that, friends, I’m off to enjoy the rest of this Marvelous Monday!

Let’s Chat…

1. What did you do this weekend?

2. What is the last “project” you did around your house/apartment/living space?

3. What do you have going on this week?


7 thoughts on “Weekend Wrap-Up {3/24/13}

  1. I had to make a trip to the grocery store today too because we were out of everything! That town looks so cute! I love little towns that you can just dream about living in. Your back patio is awesome! I can’t believe it only took a bit of time. It really transforms the entire area.

    • Sunt multe lucruri de văzut în TimiÈ™oara ( precum È™i în BucureÈ™ti È™i, probabil, È™i alte oraÈ™e ale țării), dar nu sunt făcute cunoscute publicului, turiÈ™tilor. Păcat că ai omis coiutrscÈ›nile cu caracter religios, adevărate muzee, unele dintre ele.

    • Idefons pisze:Panie Fijor. Jestem w podeszlym wieku i skromnym czlowiekiem,ktory dozy do wieku 75 lat. Jednak widze sam po sobie, ze kondycja fizyczna sie u mnie zmienia, a zwlaszcza ta sex kondycja. A i owszem uprawiam sporty i jak na moje lata to podobno wygladam dobrze. Czy na moja sex kondycje pomoze pszczele mleczko?Odpowiada Pan Jan Fijor-Rumian: Panie. Pobzykac to Pan pobzyka, ale zadelka to juz Pan nie zaaapuuusci. Pozdrawiam. Jan Fijor (krwiopijczy kapitalista)

    • I will agree with everyone that it’s not the second job, it’s the performance. Everyone can have second job, unless the company has a strict guideline on “moonlighting.” If their performance is slipping because of this, then dump him, plain and simple. It’s simply about results.

  2. Your flower bed looks so great!! I love the look of your whole backyard, really.
    We own a townhome, which we love, but we aren’t allowed to change any landscaping of our little yard. I’m seriously considering doing a little container garden on our patio – growing a few veggies and herbs in huge pots. I know nothing about gardening though so we’ll see how it goes 🙂

    • We were in an apartment before here, so I totally understand not being able to do much outdoors. I LOVE having a yard now. You should definitely do a container garden! I’ve done it before, and it’s really fun. You can grow lots of herbs, and things like tomatoes, okra, and cucumbers are really easy to grow too. I say do it!!

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