Monday, August 24, 2015

A Weekend at Home

Finally!!!

This has been our first weekend home in too long.  Lots of relaxing, catch up, a night with family and also some good friend time.  Plenty of deck time/outdoor time and probably too many puppy cuddles… you'll see a repeat theme below.  A nap each day and sleeping in was the perfect way to hit the refresh button.  I had a few magazines left over to flip through and a stack of books to get through and so some good reading time was logged.  Football, church and organizing (our closets to make some space for the big fall clothes switch in a couple weeks) - three of my favorite things - rounded out the weekend.

Photos weren't a high priority but I do have a few… In fact, I'm still sort of on my relaxed "weekend time" so I'll keep this short and sweet and be back to normal tomorrow with the first part of our California trip to share.


Fresh blooms to start off the weekend.  I wasn't really feeling any of the other color roses on display at the store - probably because it was picked over as I went late in the day but something got me with the cream roses and I've been enjoying them ever since.


We wanted to be low-key this weekend to catch up and relax so Friday night was a leisurely cocktail hour on the deck - complete with beautiful weather and followed by a BBQ.


Best perk of a stay at home date night - no make up, air drying hair and a comfortable romper.  We spent the entire night on the deck ending out the night with ice cream.


The days started off with an almost fall weather feeling in the morning which I loved! It quickly warmed up but we got some walks before it got too hot.


I'm seeing a theme with this weekend - puppy cuddles and time on the deck.  The weather was too nice to pass up and Stella was too cute to pass up when she jumped into my lap wanting to be cuddled.


Fall is just around the corner so I picked up a few more decorations to add to our collection.  The "Give Thanks" and a few other pieces came home with me.  Plus a halloween costume for Stella…


And last but not least, we hosted a Mexican night (my favorite)…

romper: old navy


46 comments:

  1. A weekend at home after all the traveling is such a delight, right? Glad you finally had some down time, but still enjoyed fun things at home. Those blossoms are gorgeous.

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  2. I LOVE your outdoor furniture! I need to go to our hobby lobby and see what fall decor they have out, I love the Give Thanks sign. Looks like Stella had a great weekend too :)

    Have a good Monday!
    Linds @ Not A Mom

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  3. Yay for a relaxing weekend at home!!! I can't blame you - you've had the busiest (and the best!) summer so far!!

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  4. I totally agree that a weekend at home is the perfect way to hit the refresh button. And I'm so excited that fall is almost here! I can't wait to decorate, and I've already stocked up on fall candles from Bath and Body Works!

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  5. I've been loving our weekends at home lately. The start of the summer was so hectic with trips almost every weekend that I've grown to appreciate time at home. I love your outdoor serving set!

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  6. Holy cow I LOVE y'alls outdoor couch, looks so great. How do y'all keep it clean during the winter? Ours gets so dirty then I get too lazy to clean it so we end up never using it :( Fresh flowers are the best, there's nothing better!

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  7. Relaxing weekends at the end of a busy summer are my favorite. It really makes you sit back and soak it all up! Hope you have a great Monday, girl!

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  8. Looks like a great weekend at home! Any weekend that involved outdoor eating and pup snuggles is perfect in my book!

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  9. Your deck is quite possibly the most cozy spot ever!! So happy you were able to relax at home this weekend! xo, biana -BlovedBoston

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  10. Loving your deck space, it looks so cozy and the perfect spot to relax on the weekends! Glad you guys got to catch up on rest and lots of pupper snuggles <3

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  11. Your deck space is so gorgeous! i need to up my cocktail hour game, clearly ;) Hope your Monday is great!

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  12. Yay for Fall decor! And you know I love a Mexican food night! (Hello, Taco Tuesday?) Was that a margarita I spied? I usually make ours from scratch, but in a pinch the Skinnygirl Margaritas are actually quite tasty. I love fresh flowers in the house, too :)

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  13. What a great weekend! If my deck was that amazing, I don't think I'd ever leave--it looks so cozy!

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  14. Weekends at home are the best - especially when you've been traveling a lot. And even better when you have an awesome deck like you do! :)

    xo, Carly - soak and simmer

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  15. There is nothing like a weekend spent at home. If I had a deck like that I would never want to leave or have summer end.

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  16. I hosted some friends over for a Mexican Fiesta as well this weekend! We had a great time!

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  17. That looked like my DREAM weekend!!!! The pic of you on the patio for happy hour would be my happy place!!! Sometimes "no plans" weekends are truly the best. :)

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  18. I love EVERYTHING about your home, but that deck just takes the cake!! I cannot wait to have a real outdoor space again :) Can't wait to start reading about Cali!

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  19. So jealous of your fall-like weather! Sounds like a perfectly relaxed weekend.

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  20. Yay for a nice, relaxing weekend! Sounds perfect...I was loving the cooler weather in the morning...I could get used to that! And yum...Mexican is always a favorite!

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  21. Looks like such a relaxing weekend! Weekends spent entirely at home are sometimes the absolute best!
    Kelsey
    www.thepeacockroost.com

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  22. If your cute little deck goes missing one day, it might have found a new home in South Carolina ;) I love all of your deck pictures with the appetizers and drinks. That's the best way to wind down after a long week!

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  23. Sounds like a fantastic weekend! Love your deck - it just seems so peaceful and welcoming! Love the "give thanks" pumpkin! I had to resist buying fall things at Hobby Lobby the other weekend.

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  24. We finally had some time to just hang out at home this weekend, too, and I feel so relaxed now! Glad you finally had some relaxation time, too! Can't wait to read about your trip tomorrow. :o)

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  25. This looks like the perfect weekend! There's also no such thing as too many puppy snuggles. :)

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  26. Sounds like a wonderful, recharging weekend. Gorgeous flowers! And always loving your Stella pics. The Give Thanks pumpkin is so cute! I picked up some new fall decorations this weekend as well (and some Christmas too!). Is it bad that I want to decorate for fall already? It's not even September yet!

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  27. Your outside area is gorgeous! I would never want to leave. Weekends spent at home are the best.

    liz jo @ sundays with sophie

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  28. Have that romper in the last pic in floral and black hah - it's the best! Love your night at home; your deck is just perfect!

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  29. Your weekend looks fantastic! I'm really loving your outdoor furniture and set up!

    ~Ashley @ A Cute Angle
    acutelifestyle.blogspot.com

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  30. Your deck is absolutely gorgeous! Nothing better than a weekend at home! :)

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  31. Your deck area looks amazing! I would be out there with a glass of wine every night haha...Mexican night sounds fantastic too!

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  32. Ahhh a Mexican night!! That looks so fun!!

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  33. Mexican night and apps/wine on the deck sound perfect! I love cooler mornings, so perfect for taking a walk!

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  34. Pretty flowers! Your deck looks amazing!!
    www.amemoryofus.com

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  35. Jealous of your almost fall weather! Those are my favorite mornings. Even though I love living down here, I do miss when I lived in NJ and September was actually fall =)

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  36. I'm just wondering when i'm going to be invited to a party at your house ;) I love it! Looks so relaxing!!

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  37. looks like an amazing weekend - nice and relaxing! I love your deck!

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  38. Your outdoor space is so so amazing! You have me dreaming about the weekend now!

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  39. What a fun weekend!! Looks like you did lots of fun things and relaxed plenty :) A nap each day? I AM JEALOUS haha naps are seriously the best recharge in a day
    xo, Candace | Lovely Little Rants

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  40. Don't you just love being a homebody sometimes?? This coming weekend is jam packed for us except during the day Saturday, so I told Dustin that we are hanging at home! I feel like we're always gone or busy!
    Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

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  42. Weekends at home are my favorite. Especially right now when I'm trying to play catch up (finance wise) from Europe this summer! :) I have to say though if I had that back porch, I would never leave my house. Never! :) Have a great week!

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  43. Weekends at home are the best! I LOVE your dresses! So cute! And your dog, aww!

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  44. Autumn/Halloween is my favorite season to decorate for.

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  45. Sounds like the perfect weekend!! ;) I love your deck furniture!! Beautiful.

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