Monday, May 31, 2010

Memorial Day Weekend Recap

Friday, I took the day off to extend the weekend even longer. The afternoon was filled with errands and then I made a stop at Target and got some cute things for summer (I’ll share them tomorrow). Geof met me at Alfredo’s for dinner and then I went back out to yet another Target. When I got home he had a surprise waiting for me from a place I’ve been dying to try near his job called Dixie Picnic. They make everything fresh and simple. One of their signature items is called “Upcakes” and it’s basically like an upside down cupcake. I tried one right away and it tasted like something my grandmother would have made. They were completely homemade from the cake to the frosting and absolutely delicious. We ended up staying in for the evening and made it a nice and peaceful night at home.


Delicious "Upcakes"

Saturday, I somehow convinced Geof to go with me to the outlets and he actually came along and didn’t complain. The outlets opened 2 years ago and it was the first time that we have ever made the trip. They’re close to Geof’s old job and he showed me around his old stomping grounds and took me to lunch at The Trappe Tavern. They’re famous for their chili, so I had to get some even though it was hot out. We finally made it to the outlets and it was very crowded. The deals couldn’t be beat though. We went to Kate Spade and I got a bag and necklace both of which I fell in love with from Blair’s blog. I was ridiculously happy when the total tab was under $125 for everything. Geof and I got a few things at J.Crew and then I got some tops from Ann Taylor Loft. We did a little bit of browsing around and headed for home. On our way back, we stopped at Macy’s and I got some Lipstick and Lipglass from the new MAC “To The Beach” collection and then we got some frosty beverages for the Flyers game that night. I got some sort of Strawberry Wheat beer, but it was a little heavy for me. We watched the Flyers lose and called it a night. I wasn’t that broken up about it since I’m not a big hockey fan.


New Kate Spade bag and necklace


I love these flip flops from J.Crew. They have little pink seahorses on them! The bib necklace was on clearance and I think it will look really cute with a plain tank. The pearls are classic.


Tops from J. Crew and Ann Taylor Loft


MAC Lipstick in Beachbound and Lipglass in Easy Lounger

Sunday, we got my mom and went to a BBQ at my aunt and uncle’s house. It was nice to see everyone and catch up with the family. The weather was gorgeous and all of my little cousins were playing in the pool. I was tempted to get in a few times. Instead, Geof and I played a few games of corn hole, ate way too much food and headed home early in the evening. We ended up staying in and watching a few season finales of our favorite shows. I was shocked at how Gossip Girl ended and I cannot wait for the next season of How I Met Your Mother.


Geof and I at my aunt & uncle's


Playing "corn hole"

Monday, we spent the entire day at the pool. It was over 90 degrees outside, so we were in the water most of the day. It felt so refreshing and it was fun to go down the slide a few times, jump off the dive and splash around. We also got to catch up with our pool crew and we cannot wait for beach volleyball season to start up later in June. When we came home, Geof made tacos for dinner and we watched the Flyers game again.

We had a great weekend and I hope that you did too!

24 comments:

Annie said...

sounds like a perfect weekend girly complete with delicious foods and shopping!! everything you bought is super cute!! you got lots of great deals!!
pool volley ball and pool time is always the best! :_
those "upcakes" look SO yummy!!!
glad your weekend was wonderful hun!! :)

Miss Anne said...

YOU look GORGEOUS!
i am in LOVE with your purchases!

and those cupcakes... dont get me started....

xoxo

Sweet Southern Prep said...

You ALWAYS get the cutest things at the outlets each week! Love everything you got this time! Those upcakes look delicious! Glad y'all had a wonderful holiday! :)

D said...

Looks like you had an amazing weekend! Great finds! Love the tote, and really love your maxi dress. So cute!

Katie said...

your new bag is darling! I Love the color!!

TS Hendrik said...

Sounds like a load of fun. I love corn hole. The game is surprisingly addictive.

Kathie @ Just a Happy Housewife said...

I love your outfit and Miss Anne is right, you look gorgeous!!!

those cupcakes sound good :-)

Melissa said...

Sounds like a great weekend! The "upcakes" look delicious and I love all of the stuff you bought!

My husband is a Flyers fan since he spent some of his childhood in PA, so he wasn't thrilled with their loss. It's funny because he roots for all NY teams except hockey lol

Have a great week! I'm so happy it's a short one! :D

Brittany Ann said...

You are always the primo shopper! You find such gorgeous stuff with such good deals!

Blonde Steel Magnolia said...

What great deals!~

Absolutely LOVE the dress you are wearing poolside!

AndreaLeigh said...

i love your sundress! you look so cute!

Amy said...

I want to shop at that mall.. Have a great day..

Sounds like you had a wonderful time..

Gwen said...

Love the upcakes!!! What a fabulous idea and they look delicious!!!

So jealous of all your great buys!!! Especially the bag that I know you really, really wanted. So happy that you go it. :)

You look fabulous my friend!!! Love you in green!!!

XOXO

Cool Gal said...

Sounds like you had an great weekend. The bargains you found are awesome. I love the bag.

The cupcakes look delicious. I've never even heard of "upside down" cupcakes. Perhaps they ship?

Oh, and you looked absolutely darling at the pool party. Cute, cute dress. :)

Kristin said...

Now those are some killer shopping scores. I love that bag...and those sweet...OMG!!

Brittany said...

LOVE Kate Spade...I will own one some day!

Dana said...

I love your Kate Spade bag. I like the dress your wore to your aunts. I just chilled this weekend and enjoyed the family and the hubby. Had lots of good food.

Christa said...

Sounds like a great weekend! Those "Upcakes" look amazing! And I LOVE that liptick color!! :)

Beach Bum & Baby said...

Love the maxi dress! You look so cute!

And now I want cupcakes!! LOL! :) Upcakes sound so fun!

I need to go check out the new beachy MAC stuff - it looks super cute. And great finds at the outlets! Dying over the Kate Spade bag - what a deal!! :)

I'm so glad you had a good holiday weekend!!

April said...

Love your outfit in the bottom pics ... so very cute!!

Amy said...

I am also a July Birthday. When is yours? Mine is July 21..

Thanks for coming on by yesterday.

Chloe said...

upcakes. that is majorly genius. increased frosting to cake ratio :)

MCW said...

OMG! I have that same pearl necklace from the J.Crew outlet! We are neck twins!!!

Join the Gossip said...

How fun! Sounds like a nice, relaxing weekend! You always buy the cutest stuff! Literally each picture I scroll down to see I get even happier with haha! I WANT that Kate Spade purse. I think I'll have to take a little looksie online ;)