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Scenes From Our Weekend

Oct 22, 2012

I met my Mom Thursday in Columbia so she could take Sterling for the weekend.  Let me tell you it was a long weekend without my little nugget and I missed him like crazy.  Mom and I did a little shopping in Columbia because that is what we do best.  I found this great silver pumpkin for our front porch.  Nothing wrong with a fake pumpkin:)

I made the Compost Cookies featured on Glitter Guide last week.  Wowza, they were good.  I loved the potato chips in them but next time I may leave out the caramel rice cakes I didn’t like the consistency they made the cookies.  But I loved the salty sweet combo.

Friday I worked on cleaning and organizing Sterling’s Room.  And I finally took pictures so I will reveal his big boy room this week:)  It is much easier to photgraph a room without a two year old throwing toys everywhere!  Here is one more teaser- how adorable are the whale sheets from PB?

Friday Night we went to the best Halloween Party at my girl Caycee’s house. We had so much fun. I went as a Hippie and Matt went as a Hot Dog.  My dress was true vintage,  it was my mom’s from when she was in college, I love that I have so many of her old clothes.

 Here are a few shots from the party….

We had such a fun time, Caycee always throws the best parties.  Saturday we slept in and enjoyed a leisure kid free lunch.  We tried out a new spot on James Island called the Sloppy Cow.  I loved my Black Bean burger, but Matt had mixed feelings about his stuffed Spicy Burger.  I would still eat there again.

After lunch Matt and I went a long boat ride for the rest of the afternoon.  It was the perfect weather for a boat ride and since we had no baby with us we could take our time and enjoy ourselves.  I caught up on a stack of magazines I had been wanting to read and enjoyed some delicious vino!

Sunday I was thrilled to be reunited with my little man.  It was crazy how much I missed that sweet face!

Happy Monday Dolls!


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  1. Lala says:

    I love reading your posts, sounds like you had a wonderful weekend. As much as you missed Sterling, I bet it was nice to relax with the hubs some too!

  2. Natalie says:

    those cookies look so good! and love how you decorated the pumpkins! http://www.fashionifancy.com

  3. It's crazy how we pray for a break and then miss them like crazy when we get one! It is nearly impossible to take get a room clean and tidy and take pictures with kids under your roof. Can't wait to see his room!

  4. Y'all look so cute, sorry I couldn't make it to the party. And that Sterling's face gets me. Oh, that black bean burger looks really good too. xoxo

  5. caycee says:

    bahaha!!! I was actually is a really pissy mood(no sleep) before I read this post, and now, well I cant stop smiling;) Had so much fun with you guys!!! I also can not wait to see that big boy room!!!

  6. Georgine says:

    Can't wait for the big boy room unveil! You know you just had a great weekend with your husband when he is passed out in a giant hotdog suit LOL šŸ˜‰ XOXO

  7. How fun!!! Looks like a fab weekend. Hot dog costume?? Pure brilliance. You rocked that hippie costume!!

  8. mWm says:

    i love the mini tervis filled with wine! perfection!

  9. Looks like you had fun!! I have that same sailor girl costume your friend wore! lol

  10. Natalie says:

    You two are the cutest hotdog/hippie couple! Looks like a fun weekend. šŸ™‚

  11. That picture of Caycee and Matt cracks me up! Sterling's big boy room is looking great. Can't wait to see the final product! šŸ™‚

  12. SO funny seeing Caycee harass your husband! Haha! Looks like too much fun!

  13. Tess says:

    Looks like an AMAZE party! That dress from your Mom looks fantastic on you. I'm glad you and Matt were able to enjoy some alone time.


  14. megan says:

    Looks like yall had a great weekend! That picture of Caycee is hilarious.

  15. Ashley says:

    Sounds like such a fun weekend! A Halloween party and boat wide with mags/vino – perfection!

  16. Leslie says:

    That party looks like fun! I can't wait to see Sterling's new room. šŸ™‚

  17. livingchel says:

    Love the vintage dress. It's so cool that you have a bunch of your mom's old clothes. My mom has a different body type than I do as I am 5'2" and she's 5'8" šŸ™

  18. looks like a fab weekend!would die for a boatride, no babies, vino and magazines!! what is that gucci bag

  19. Ashley says:

    omg, hilarious! too funny and makes me feel better to see other people let loose once in awhile too šŸ™‚

  20. Love your hippie costume dress! You could definitely get away with wearing it in a non-costume way, looks Lilly-esque.

  21. You guys looked hilarious! Sterling's bedding looks very cute!

  22. erica says:

    Those cookies look so good! Looks like such a fun weekend! xx

  23. Bud and Leo says:

    awe love those whale sheets! can't wait for the big reveal! and love your costumes- hilar! xo

  24. Jess says:

    Aw, the last picture of the little man is just too adorable. Love.

  25. Taylor says:

    sounds like the perfect weekend! love sterling's whale sheets – and those cookies look like a must bake!


  26. Jill says:

    I love your mom's vintage dress!! what a fun weekend

  27. Nat says:

    Love your costumes! The party looks like it was a blast. That last pic of Sterling is too cute

  28. Courtney says:

    interesting cookies.. you put coffee in them?