Monday, March 21, 2016


Happy Monday, friends! We are actually having an extended weekend, because Brandon took the day off today to hang out with us! His brother is getting married in a few weeks and had his Bachelor Party Saturday, which Brandon organized (while traveling for work, whew!), so we are enjoying spending some time with him now that he's home from his work trip and the Bachelor Party. 

So let's get to our weekend, shall we? I'm a little low on photos since we were so busy; sorry! ;) 

It was yucky weather, so I took Walker to a local indoor play place to burn some energy, then out to lunch at Café Express. We had a super low-key, lazy day at home cleaning, playing and just hanging out!

Brandon's flight was super delayed due to the weather here and where he was coming home from; he was supposed to land at 5:55 p.m. and didn't end up doing so until 8 p.m…after being gone since 1 p.m. on Sunday. So it was a long week for both of us and we ended up going to bed super early. 

It was Brandon's younger brother's Bachelor Party, and since both Brandon and his older brother were going and that left the wives at home with their kids, my in-law's offered to help out and give my sister-in-law and me a little break. (Which was so beyond welcomed after a long week with Walker all by myself!) My mother-in-law went over to my sister-in-law's to help with her three kiddos, while I took Walker over to my father-in-law to watch while I got a manicure and pedicure and wandered through Hobby Lobby alone! It was a nice two-hour break! 

After Walker's nap, he and I ran some errands, including Target where I found the cutest little Easter Bunny candy dish and filled it with chocolate Cadbury eggs…which may or may not be almost gone. Oops! 

I started watching "The White Queen" on Amazon Fire TV and am officially obsessed. So, so good! 

Brandon was home by the time Walker and I woke up, and he came home bearing donuts and kolaches! I wasn't expecting him until much later, so it was a nice little surprise. 

We were all absolutely exhausted from our crazy weeks and weekends, so we stayed home and got a bunch of stuff done that's on Brandon's growing honey-do-before-baby list and we all took two-hour naps. ;) He did a lot of yard work, and then changed out our ugly builder's-grade kitchen chandelier that had been in our house since we moved in (and I've hated since then): 

I like this one so, so much better…and love that the lights don't shine down directly on us as we're eating. (It's the little things…!) 

As I was getting supper ready, these two got cozy on the couch to watch "Dumbo," (AKA: Walker's favorite new movie). 

After Walker went to bed, Brandon and I enjoyed a delicious supper of grilled steaks, sweet potatoes, baked beans and homemade macaroni and cheese (using this recipe, only I substituted Velveeta for cream cheese and added a touch of truffle oil -- AMAZING). We watched a few episodes of "The White Queen" and called it a night. 

We're so excited to have Brandon home with us for a fun day today and have plans to partake in our gorgeous spring weather by eating lunch on a patio somewhere and spending as much time as we can outside! 

Have a great day, y'all! 

Linking up with Biana and Meghan



  1. Oh my goodness, that mac n cheese looks amazing! Love your new light fixture - it's amazing how much of a difference a simple change like that can be. Happy Monday!

  2. Aww I'm glad he's staying home to be with you guys--it's been a hectic week for you I know so this will be nice! You already know u love those lights #twinning and that Mac and cheese looks soooooo good!! Glad you got some time to yourself and thanks for the entertaining convo on Friday night :)

  3. What an adorable easter dish! Also, that mac and cheese looks delicious!

  4. Thank goodness your father-in-law gave you a little break! A full week on your own, especially as a SAHM, is A LOT! Love the new light fixture and that mac n cheese looks amazing! Hope you guys have a fun day together!

  5. love your new light fixture! it fits perfectly! Hope you have a great week! :)

  6. That little break was much deserved lady! So nice that you were able to tackle so much this weekend and I love the new light fixture! I just bought some truffle oil so I will be making that mac and cheese! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  7. That is so nice you got to treat yourself to a mani/padi! A well deserved break!!

  8. So jeal of your mani and pedi, I am dying for both! and YUM to yall's dinner. That mac & cheese looks to dieeee for!

  9. What an awesome weekend, and so glad you had a few hours to yourself. It's crazy wandering around a store alone now, isn't it?! That mac and cheese looks incredible. I'm adding it to my "try to make" list. Glad your husband is home today and hope you guys get lots of outdoor time together!

  10. Oh man, what a long weekend for Brandon with his flight delay and bachelor party. That was so sweet of your in-laws to watch Walker so you could have some "me" time! Sounds like a wonderful day to have Brandon take the day off today and spend time with y'all!!

  11. How sweet of your in-laws to give you some time off! And how sweet Brandon surprised you early AND with donuts - smart man! That mac and cheese looks delicious and like something we'll be trying very soon!


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