Well, here we are at a Monday again. Seriously, where does the weekend go?! Even though it flew by, it sure was a great one. Fun, productive, relaxing – all three things I think of when it comes to a perfect weekend.
My weekend started Friday evening when I headed out for a girls’ night. One of my girlfriends from my MOPS group invited a bunch of ladies over to her house for a “recipe exchange party”. You bring your favorite sweet or savory dish along with some recipe cards for others to take home. We also voted on our favorite sweet dish and savory dish. Fun, right?! P.S. Thanks so much for all of your recipe suggestions last week! I took note of them and plan on trying some of them out soon. I ended up going with something I had tried before – my favorite homemade salsa. It’s simple and amazingly addicting, so I thought it’d be a good choice.
I’m not sure about you, but when it comes to good food and fun people, I guarantee it a great time. Not only was it fun, but just so necessary for me to get out and enjoy some girl time. A few of these girls have become some of my favorite people, and I feel so blessed to have them in my life right now.
We ate food (obviously), drank wine, chatted, and laughed the night away. I finally got home a little before midnight with not much of a voice left. I felt a lot better (from my cold), but I think all of the talking and laughing made my voice hoarse! So worth it though.
Saturday morning I laid low, did some stuff around the house, hung out with my little man, and relaxed – just what I needed.
We ran to Home Depot to grab a few things and suddenly found ourselves buying paint to do a couple home projects. You see, when we first got married, I was very into dark furniture. I still don’t mind it, but I’ve realized over the past couple years how much white brightens a room and makes me feel happier. I’ve also learned how quickly it looks dusty when you have two dogs in the house. We decided to paint our espresso brown table and TV stand a satin white, and I absolutely LOVE it. We also spray painted the silver nobs a brass color that matches some of our other fixtures.
We also stopped by Hobby Lobby to pick up a frame to hang one of our new family photos! I’ve been wanting to do this for weeks now, and Hobby Lobby had all of their large frames 50% off, so I jumped on it.
Our evening ended with pizza and half of a Harry Potter movie. And then I fell into bed and totally zonked out. I was so tired!
Sunday was church, and then my cousin came over. He goes to college not too far away from us, so we invited him over for a lasagna dinner. I remember how much I appreciated a home cooked meal in college, so I thought he’d enjoy it. Obviously it was really nice to see him again too!
Oh, and I made brownies for dessert. Any excuse to make brownies is a good one.
Have an amazing Monday!
Have you ever attended a recipe exchange party?
Do you have lighter, medium, or darker furniture? Or a combo?
What’s your favorite “home cooked meal”?