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Where Did The Weekend Go?

And when did they get more exhausting than the week days?  Seriously, I am b-e-a-t this morning.  We went nonstop from Friday-Sunday night and I might be hard pressed to get anything done today!

It was beautiful weather on Friday night so we took advantage of it and had dinner outside at a new restaurant near our house.  The best Friday's call for sparkling wine...


Great company...


And good food :)  Nick and I both really enjoyed our meals and it was so nice to just sit outside, relax and unwind from the week.


Since the temperature was still in the low 60's when we got home, we decided to have our first bonfire in the backyard! S'mores were on the menu and they did not disappoint.  The more chocolate the better.. it's my life motto.


Saturday was a work day.  We had made a weekend to do list and I think we might start doing that each weekend because we got SO much accomplished.

One of our main tasks was to paint the entryway.  It took me forever to pick a color in here but I finally did and decided to go dark!  I went with Texas Leather by Benjamin Moore and while I was really worried that it would make the room feel closed in, it seems to get enough natural light and the dark color makes all of the white trim/doors pop.

We still have one more coat to do and then some touch ups before it's complete... by the way, any tips on how to paint the edge up by the ceiling?!  Sooo hard!


Another thing on the to do list was go car shopping for me... obviously my favorite to do to check off!  I think we've decided on the GMC Terrain... hopefully I'll get to bring this baby home real soon :)


After a few more errands, we headed home so I could keep on painting and Nick could mow the lawn.  I whipped up these easy pigs in a blanket for dinner (recipe coming tomorrow!) for dinner and then we were off to our volleyball team meeting.


Nick and I have played co-ed volleyball in Chicago for the last few years and have had so much fun with it so before even moving to Michigan, we looked for leagues in our new city.  We found one that started this fall and luckily, were placed on a team... a competitive, 4 person team (yikes).  Before our first game on Sunday, the captain of our team wanted to get together.

We met up with him and our other teammate Saturday night and he basically discussed strategy and positions and things that were WAY over Nick and I's heads, ha.  It was pretty obvious right then that this wasn't the "beer leagues" anymore. We left the meeting terrified a bit nervous for our first game the next night!

Sunday was another busy, busy day.  We headed up to my families home in Holland to pick up furniture that they aren't using anymore.  Free stuff?  Yes, please!


We spent the day driving, packing, unloading, unpacking... you get the picture.  THEN, we still had to go play 2.5 hours of volleyball...



And it was pretty much what we expected.  College level volleyball... haha.  We got our butts kicked and it wasn't pretty. Not to mention, one of the guys on our team was slightly annoyed that we weren't professional volleyball players (not that he was either...) so it wasn't the most fun night.  Hoping things get better going into the next game now that we know what to expect.  Hoping being the key word.

To make ourselves feel better, we hit up Tim Hortons for comfort food on the way home :)


Today I'm nursing my sore, tired body back to health and unpacking all of the new boxes that are now taking over my house... Happy Monday, friends!

Linking up with LeeannCarly and Biana

37 comments

  1. I hate doing chores on the weekend haha. Chris is always like "these are things that we have to do" and I'm all like I want to go out for ice cream. Anyway, glad that you had a productive weekend and a fun night out. Sorry that those other volleyball players were so serious. I hope that it gets better for you guys. I'm totally athletically challenged so that is definitely not for me. I hope that you are having a good day so far too! :-)

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  2. I'm tired just reading about your weekend but I love the paint job!!!

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  3. Such a fun weekend!! Starting out on Friday night with sparkling wine and smores - can I come over please?! Can't wait to see the recipe tomorrow - pigs in a blanket are my favorite!! Happy Monday!

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  4. woah busy bee!! im glad you got your smores tho!! and those pigs in a blanket look good too! xo jillian - cornflake dreams

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  5. HOW IS THE WEEKEND OVER? Seriously. I need that champagne just thinking about it! I love your paint color choice, by the way. Nicely done!

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  6. Sparkling wine on the patio and smores by the fire pit?! Yes please! Looks like the perfect weekend, enjoy the new furniture :)

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  7. Yay for slowly but surely getting all settled in! And I'm with you on being exhausted today -- I need a day to recover from the weekend! I'm wanting a GMC Acadia! I drive a Yukon, but eventually, I'm going to need a new car -- and the Acadia is at the top of my list, for sure! Glad you had a great weekend!
    xo

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  8. I think we are in the same place today as far as being beat! You guys DID have a busy weekend, but it looked super fun! That restaurant is so cute and I LOVE the color you chose for the entryway. I mean, anything "Texas" is always better. ;) Happy Monday!!!

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  9. That is so sweet that y'all play volleyball together. My husband and I have started trying to play tennis, but it is hard to find time to do it with the kids!

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  10. oh my goodness, the other guy sounds like a bit of a jerk... isn't it supposed to be for fun? hopefully the next game is better for you all :) um pigs in a blanket?! how have i never had these? yum! free furniture, yes please! that's awesome, can't wait to see more of the house. and new car?! baller!

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  11. Love that y'all are playing volleyball, we really need to find a league like that here! Love the GMC Terrain too!

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  12. What did you not do this weekend?! You were one busy lady! Loving the paint color y'all choose!

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  13. I LOVE that paint color! I think I am in the small majority of people who love dark paint and dark furniture!

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  14. Car shopping is always fun! Love the potential new ride! I love pigs in a blanket! Can't wait to read your recipe tomorrow.

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  15. Looks like a great weekend, up until your super competitive volleyball league...geesh something that should be fun (and, yes, involve beer) definitely is taking a turn! You guys better take the week to improve your skills before the next game =)

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  16. Ohhhhh I love that SUV my mom and I were just talking about that this weekend because my brother got that and loves it! Can't wait to see the final paint project! Sorry that overly aggressive "professional" volleyball player was all over y'all.....seriously you're just having fun right? ;-) This weekend was over way too quick right?

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  17. What a perfect weekend. Joel and I really need to start a weekend to do list....we've been clocking wayyyyy too many hours on the couch, and college football is not helping!!!

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  18. My thoughts exactly about this weekend. We were driving somewhere on Sunday and my husband said does it feel like Sunday? I was all wait, what where did Saturday go? Loving the paint color from what I can see. Can't wait to see the finished entry project! Score on finding a new car! Sounds like an intense volleyball team too! Crazy. Hope you have a good Monday recuperating!

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  19. Tim Horton's makes everything better! Sooooo glad to see you got rid of that sponge painting! I love the color you chose!

    ~Ashley @ A Cute Angle
    acutelifestyle.blogspot.com

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  20. Whew... I'm tired reading about your weekend.
    I love to sit outside whenever I can for dinner...
    YIPEE for 1st smores of the house :)

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  21. Busy busy! That really stinks about the volleyball stuff, that guys makes me annoyed at HIM haha. I hope that gets better! We enjoyed some yummy patio dining this weekend too, it's really one of my favorite things to do, ever :)

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  22. Wow, busy! I'm loving the color you chose for your entryway! Can't wait to see the finished product!

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  23. Dinner and drinks on Friday looks so good. Weekends are more exhausting than ever since we are just getting older. So lame and sad (and we don't even have kids yet lol)! Rest up, lady :)

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  24. We play on a winter league and that starts up in January, we are super excited! However ours is recreational, not like what you guys are getting yourselves into! Fun either way!!

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  25. What a great weekend! You are making great progress on the house it seems like. Maybe you should offer your new volleyball team a beer - lol! Can't wait for that pigs in a blanket recipe. Happy Monday!

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  26. We have a GMC Acadia and love it, so I'm sure the Terrain would be a great choice! And yay for smores and choosing paint colors!:)

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  27. I agree about chocolate. When life hands you lemons, make lemonade and sell it for chocolate money.

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  28. Wow, that's a packed weekend but sounds like a good one. Woohoo for getting painting almost done and a car almost picked out, can't wait to see the finished product.

    UGH, that's no fun about the volleyball team, but I'm hopeful it turns out better next week. It's always nerve racking moving up a level, I think y'all will rock it out soon. Timbits make anything better ;)! xoxo

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  29. I'm so jealous that you are so close to Tim Horton's! YUM! Can't wait to see the finished hallway, it looks like such a great color! People who take adult sports that serious.. no comment but I hope it gets better and you have so much fun!

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  30. What a great weekend!
    There's so many things on our home to-do list BUT also the same amount on our personal to-do list..weddings/birthdays/etc..it keeps pushing our home to-do list back. I can't wait to for things to die down soon!

    LOVE the color you picked for your entryway! It looks great against all the white. I wish I had advice on painting near the ceiling, but I don't haha

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  31. There is a hand held tool, one brand is Shur Line, that has a guide on one edge to protect the ceiling/wall you are not painting and little wheels to help guide it as you push it around. Huge time saver!

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  32. I love that color that you picked! So glad you got stuff marked off your to-do list. Hope the volleyball stuff goes better next time!
    ~Elise @ highheelsglitteringeyes.blogspot.com

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  33. I can't wait for fire pits in the backyard and I'm so happy you reminded me of pigs in a blanket. I used to love that as a kid!! I've got to make those for a football party soon. Best of luck on your next volleyball game!! I hate that they have to be all serious and stuff. Don't they understand its all about the beer :)

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  34. we use painters tape..
    the bonfire looks great.

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  35. Ahhh your Tim Horton's looks so good! I can't believe that volleyball league- I hate when people take things too seriously, hopefully it ends up being more fun than stress for you guys! And yay for a new car and lots of painting! It sounds like things are progressing quickly for you! Love the dark paint color in the foyer!

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  36. Bummer on volleyball. Glad you guys stopped though...that's not fun. And they have Tim hortons in Michigan?? Thought it was just canada. Guess you guys are pretty close!

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