Monday, May 16, 2016

TWTW - the one with the rainbow

Have you ever gone to Target wearing red and blended in with the staff? Lori did on Friday. We also did a big Sam's trip. I painted my nails with a new color Debbie had on last weekend - Essie Muchi Muchi - and booked a cruise for next year so we will be with our cruising buddies Jill & Frank in the Southern Caribbean at the end of April.
Saturday dawned bright and sunny. Lori and I dropped stuff at my Mom's, went to see my father-in-law in the hospital, then moseyed on up to Peace Valley Lavender Farm in Doylestown. I got some plants to flank my front steps, lotions and potions and honey lavender shortbread cookies which are amazing.
We stopped for lunch at the Pineville Tavern and it was perfect eating outside weather. Dropped Dad & Carol's carpet cleaner off on the way home and spent a quiet afternoon on the couch with los perros.
We celebrated my brother's college graduation from Villanova University, including an appearance by the cardboard cutout of him that attended his high school graduation party in lieu of him.
There was also a little rainstorm that yielded a fabulous double rainbow. That's some sort of awesome luck for your entrance into life after college. 
Sunday I didn't leave the house all day. I did a little work on the basement reorg project, did five loads of laundry and put all of them away, read, hung out with the dogs, did a face mask, and planted the lavender I got on Sunday. It was a good self care day. I was glad our first stranger renters were at the shore house this weekend and enjoyed it.
Things I'm not learning: when I send MFD to get mulch, he will come back with more flowers and crowd the bed. At least I superseded him on hanging planters this year and got them cheap at Produce Junction on Saturday instead of the million dollar ones he likes to buy from Home Depot. After he finished planting his extras, he mulched the beds and we're pretty set for the season...as long as my previously planted bulbs come up.
Weekly food prep: breakfast is egg muffins with baby bellas, tomatoes, and cheese; lunch is chicken/brown rice/veggie bowls; snacks are snap peas and bell peppers, mango and strawberries; dinners are chicken thighs and veggies and chicken salad (from Sam's) on rye with a side of veg.

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I was supposed to be at the shore this weekend, but I have to say I had a great one at home. I always love when Lori stays with us and any time I get to see many family members at once is awesome. 


Where are my Stella & Dot jewelry fans? I'm hosting an online trunk shopping party if you're interested. Forty percent of the profits from my Trunk Show will go to Paw Works, a no-kill, animal rescue in Los Angeles (www.pawworks.org). Shop this link: http://www.stelladot.com/ts/1mag6 or let me know if you'd prefer an invitation via email or facebook if we're friends on there. 

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Linking up with Biana at B Loved Boston for Weekending &

Weekly Wrap Up

29 comments:

  1. Booking a vacation is always a great thing to do over the weekend!! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  2. Those honey lavender shortbread cookies sound amazing!! I planted some lavender this year but have no idea what to do with it, maybe I can make these!

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  3. Really like the essie color.
    And yeah, most of my life is superseding others (students and/or my dogs) because I can predict exactly what's coming next.
    Weekends at home are necessary.

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  4. now you have something to look forward to next year! love that essie colour.

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  5. Hooray for booking a vacation this weekend! Especially a cruise! They are so relaxing!

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  6. I might get something from the trunk show, thanks for sharing. I can shop via that link any time right, not just Tuesday?

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  7. Awesome weekend. I need to Epsom salts my feet! Thank the universe we got everything and everyone safe and sound into the house when that storm blew up and the gorgeous double rainbow was worth the storm! I am the luckiest duck to have such wonder-full chickens! Love. Your. Momma.

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  8. I would like these cookies in my life. My dad used to always wear red to Target when I was a kid or blue to Best Buy, which also sucks. Love the double rainbow and congrats on the first weekend of many successful rentals to come!

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  9. Super exciting to book a vacay, and through the caribbean? Even better! When will you be traveling? Love that the weather was nice enough to get in all of that outside activity, and a good graduation for your brother! And double rainbows!!! Definitely a good way to enter into adult life...I guess no one can tell him life isn't sunshine and rainbows, right? :)

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  10. I want a cardboard cut out of me now - how fun to take it everywhere :) haha
    I have actually wore a red shirt AND khaki pants & felt like I should go behind a cash register at Target.
    "I got some plants to flank my front steps" - I read it fast & thought it said you were doing planks on your front steps. I was like, "Go girl" & then didn't see any pictures of you exercising & went back to read it again :) haha

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  11. A Sunday of self care sounds fabulous. Our weekends are always so jam-packed in the spring and fall, though. I'm ridiculously jealous of your cruise... I've been searching for tropical vacations all month :)

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  12. Love the rainbow pics, so pretty! How fun is a Disney cruise going to be?! We're planning a trip to Disney World next year and I'm so pumped!

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  13. Congrats to your brother! I really want to go on a cruise!

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  14. Lavender is one of my favorite scents and those cookies look delicious. Congrats to your brother. My oldest nephew graduates from high school this Friday and I'm so proud and freaked out because I swear he was wearing diapers yesterday. :)

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  15. Your cruise sounds like so much fun, and I'm so jealous that it's a Disney cruise too! A trip to a lavender farm sounds like a perfect activity for a Saturday! And despite the rain, it sounds like y'all had a great time at the graduation party. You definitely can't beat a double rainbow!

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  16. love that essie color! that reminds me I need to paint my nails. i wanna go on a cruise!! i love cruises! that double rainbow is sweet!

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  17. Wahoo for a Disney cruise!! I will get on one of those ONE of these days :) Congrats to your brother on graduating- I definitely think that sweet double rainbow is a good sign for his future!

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  18. Ummmmm honey lavender shortbread cookies??? That sounds amazing!! I love that Essie color, it is so pretty. Not that I need another pink in my collection. Congrats to your brother on graduation! Your meal prep this week puts me to shame. As in I did none except cut up some fruit.

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  19. Yes to booking a vacation! I have always wanted to go on the Disney cruise. How fun!

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  20. It was a fabulous weekend as always at Casa Doyle.

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  21. I've confused a red shirt wearing individual for a Target employee before, and it was embarrassing. Yay, for booking vacations!!!

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  22. loving your new plants and those cookies sound delicious! what a fun weekend!

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  23. I've never gotten any Stella & Dot, but I hear such good things. Send me a Facebook invite and I'll check it out. It's birthday month, why the hell not? Yay on your first strangers in the house.

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  24. Sounds like a fantastic weekend! I must say I'm totally jealous of your cruise and your amazing meal planning!

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  25. I've found myself inside Target wearing read before, it's always a little awkward like someone is going to ask you for help.

    I'm glad your first shore rental was a success!!

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  26. omg those shortbread cookies look amazing! i have not caught myself in target wearing red (except you know, when i worked there and had to wear red lol) but i used to get stopped all the time other places and people would ask me questions and i was always like why do i look like i work everywhere? it's so weird. doesn't happen as much anymore.

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  27. I can't even handle you saying "Doylestown"! My Mom is from there and it's the setting for a lot of the tails she tells. Love even seeing it typed out as a present day place as I put it so much in my mom's youth. That's so funny about the Target dressing, haha, I did that before and had khakis on too! Hilarious. Your Sunday sounds like it was awesome. I need one like that and wish we even had a garden to go along with it.

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  28. It doesn't matter if I'm wearing red or not, someone will think that I work there or really anywhere else that I am. It's the weirdest thing on the planet. The worst is Home Depot. They have to wear bright orange vests and you think that I work here? WTF is wrong with your eyes?! Congrats to your brother!

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  29. Hope your FIL is doing better. I definitely had to LOL at the picture of MFD in his hoodie planting flowers. He's rough and tough, that one. ;) YAY for the Disney cruise!!

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