If I could describe this weekend in a few short words it would definitely be “RETAIL THERAPY OVERLOAD“
Andrew went to Baltimore for the weekend to visit an old college friend so I planned a whole itinerary of people to see, places to go, and things to do. Such a productive weekend yet I failed miserably at taking pictures of everything.
One word: SUSHIWe originally planned to have a date night but with the pouring rain, we decided to have a date night in the comfort of our home. Delivery, pj’s, Silicon Valley, and snugs.
I dropped Andrew off bright and early at Logan Airport then came home and got ready for the day.
I spent most of the day shopping and then met up with these two! My favorite little family that I’ve missed oh so much. Noah had a skating extravaganza so I went to watch him practice and catch Yi-Ting up on life. I can’t believe how fast time flies. Noah is now 5 years old but I still remember him from when he was a little 2 year old toddler. Ugh, they grow up so fast. One of my favorite things about these two is that they love pho just as much as me. So we got some for lunch 🙂Ah-may-zing and totally satisfying.
I parted ways with them and had a shopping and dinner date with Renee! I didn’t snag a picture of her day of but let me get one from the archives for a quick name to face-Ah here she is!
We definitely had to get macaroons mid shopping- the Natick Mall randomly has the best ones! The hardest decision is getting 2 or 4- Anddd we shopped some more….till we worked up an appetite for dinner. We were both craving some Olive Garden, my taste buds just salivate for their salad! And that Italian dressing is to die for. I miss my early college days of working at OG and eating salad every time I worked. After hours of talking and catching up and reminiscing, we too parted ways for the night. It’s always so sad leaving my friends. Although we only live about an hour away, it’s not always easy coordinating a time to meet up so I cherish the times I get to see and spend with my friends.
So whenever Andrew is away, I figure that that’s the best time to find a super girly, fun show to binge watch. Last time was Gilmore Girls-
But this time, I decided to give FULLER HOUSE another chance.I remember watching the first episode way back when and thought it was so cheesy and I was just so uninterested in it. So this time I went right to episode 2 and surprisingly I was sucked in! I actually love the DJ, Stephanie and Kimmie combination… they really nailed it. Needless to say, I pretty much finished both seasons by the time Andrew got back last night.
SUNDAY- Father’s Day
To my surprise my sister somehow convinced our Dad to let us take him out to lunch. Long story short, we rarely see our dad, probably 4-5 times a year (mostly for birthdays and holidays) and not because there’s any bad blood or anything, it’s just how it’s always been but we make it work.
Per usual, we met at our FAVORITE Korean restaurant, which I always get so excited to go to. After lunch, I headed back to my hometown with my sister, we hung out and went to an open house for a condo showing. My sister just got approved so she’s officially on the hunt for a nice condo to move into- send all the luck her way… We hope that she finds THE ONE sooner than later! 🙂
It was Britt and Jenny time! Ulta and mani’s!
Ulta was a success anddd so we’re our mani’s. Idk about ya’ll but a fresh mani gets me so excited, especially when they come out this good.If there’s no selfies than did you even hang out?
A trip back home is never complete without Britt taking me on her grocery shopping trip.
My last shopping excursion of the weekend ended at Trader Joe’s. Something about Trader Joe’s groceries get me so excited because everything from there is just so good.
I’m generally not a frozen food kind of person unless it’s sweet potato fries but I picked up these gnocchi’s and made them last night- delicious! I also popped these incredible meatballs into the oven and they are my new favorite! After I baked them I threw them in the crock pot to keep warm with some red sauce and I can’t wait eat the leftovers for lunch.
My favorite part about shopping is the after part, when you get to sit down and
gloat look at everything you got. Shopping success! I was in dire need of new summer work clothes so that’s exactly what I got. And guys, you’ll be SO darn proud because not one thing I bought was black! It was so hard for me to stray away from all the cute black tops or dresses but I prevailed! I’ll have to do an outfits haul soon.And as excited as I am for all my new work clothes I was pretty darn excited about my Ulta things too. Listen if you have blonde hair and want to maintain the blonde, a really good and easy fix is this
This Bed Head Dumb Blonde Violet Toning Shampoo saves my hair ALL THE TIME. It’s the best purple shampoo I’ve used to date. My blonde accumulates a lot of brass from being out in the sun and through my normal routine shampoo + conditioning washes- well, now I don’t have to fret because this fixes all my brassy problems!
I’ll use it 2 times a week or as necessary and keep it in for a solid 5-7 minutes (depending how bold I’m feeling) and like new my hair is back to a nice soft cool toned blondeI got Britt to buy one too so I’m anxious to hear her thoughts on it. But also, if you want some different Purple Shampoo options/opinion check out Kate’s post over at Ankhor You: All The Purples She dedicates a whole post of her favorite purple shampoos!
And that’s a wrap! Can’t wait to catch up on everyone!