Since this was our last free weekend until 4th of July, I had all the intentions of making it a relaxing one. But of course, that's about the opposite of what it ended up being.
Friday night was the only thing that was relaxing about this weekend. Nick had a hockey game so I read and enjoyed the weather on our back porch before having a 'spa night'. It was pretty glorious actually - not to mention my skin was looking awesome the rest of the weekend thanks to this stuff.
Saturday brought the first farmers market of the season, shopping, cleaning and organizing the kitchen and doing the big seasonal closet switch-over. Yay for shorts and goodbye sweaters! Brady was quite the helper, obvs.
After Nick got home from hockey, we grabbed take-out and played in the yard with the dog until the sun went down. It was perfect. I kept saying a million times over this weekend "I'm so glad we moved." Seriously, being able to enjoy a yard and a porch and all of that jazz - it's amazing after being in the city for so long and exactly why we left.
And then on Sunday, that home ownership happiness smacked me right in the face. After church (where I finally broke out my leopard flats), we spent the ENTIRE DAY working in the yard - weeding, ripping out dead plants, laying down mulch. And Brady did this while we worked. The guy thinks every thing and every place is a bed just for him.
The weekend ended with BBQ bacon cheeseburgers - thank goodness weekend calories don't count - and the Mad Men series finale. Tear. Did anyone else watch?
Lastly, a couple of my favorite blogging friends and I are super excited to bring you a chloe + isabel giveaway! Below you'll find a bit more about the brand and enter to win a pair of these gorgeous teeny tortoise stud earrings. I'm obsessed, I'm thinking I'm going to need to order a pair for myself. Good luck :)
1. Can you tell us a little about Chloe + Isabel? The Chloe + Isabel Brand was inspired by a concept we call "The Friendship Philosophy" - the idea of two best friends with different personalities and styles, united by their passion for style and self-expression. Chloe and Isabel are names that represent the two personalities we see in our customers, our Merchandisers, and ourselves. “Chloe” is a fearless fashionista, always in search of the season’s hottest trends, while “Isabel” appreciates, above all, timeless, beautifully-crafted pieces. Whether you're a Chloe, an Isabel, or a Chloe-bel (that's a bit of both!), we are a destination for all women! 2. What made you decide to start working with Chloe + Isabel? I decided to start working with Chloe + Isabel because I'm not completely fulfilled in my current position and I was looking for another way to generate income and see where building a business would take me. I hosted an online party with my friend who is a merchandizer for Chloe + Isabel. My party did very well and I got free jewelry. I love fashion & jewelry so it just made sense. 3. What are your favorite pieces? The c+i jewelry is awesome. Some of the really nice features are that all pieces are hypoallergenic, nickel-free, and lead safe. We offer a lifetime replacement and 30-day money back guarantee on every piece. From timeless to fashion-driven, our pieces start at just $18. They have a really unique concept called convertibles, where the pieces are multifunctional. Some of my favorite pieces are Bouquet Rouge Double Pendant Necklace,Gilded Reeds Aventurine Long Pendant, Heirloom Tortoise Link Necklace, Color Code Crystal Bracelet, Starburst + Seed Pearl Long Pendant 4. What advice do you have to give to someone who is considering getting started in a venture like C + I? Feel free to reach out to me! I would love to answer any questions you may have. I would definitely recommend this company and opportunity to anyone who is looking for a little more financial freedom and would also love a few new piece of lifetime guaranteed jewelry. If you just want to purchase some beautiful jewelry, visit my boutique! ____