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Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Long, luxurious weekend

Somehow I lucked out with not just having a 3 day weekend, but a 4 day weekend! We had no plans and I pretty much took full advantage of 4 full days that were wide open. It really felt like a mini-vacation, which was so nice.

We found time for trips out to Costco to restock on paper products and pantry supplies and Ikea, where we think we found a much-needed new diningroom table that will seat up to 12 people. No more having to use folding tables when we host dinner parties! Yay!

We also swung down to Williams-Sonoma to test the Nespresso Citiz espresso machine. It has received great reviews online and then when an Italian friend of mine gave it a rave review, I was pretty much sold. It was super easy to use and I found a great price on Amazon, so we should have it by the end of the week. Seeing as how I've become completely and utterly obsessed with americanos at Starbucks this year, it will be really nice to be able to make them at home.

This weekend we finally got some warm and sunny weather and we took full advantage of it by getting in some pool time. Well, I should say Jim got some pool time. The water was still waaay too chilly for me (I think we need another week of hot days before our pool temp is warm enough for swimming), so I hung out in the hot tub instead. I finally got to try out one of the new bikinis I bought for this summer. Let's just say that Peak 10 is making for a very happy bikini season for me. ;)

I had a really good weigh-in on Sunday so I treated myself to some ridiculous eating on Sunday and Monday. I'd like to say that I feel guilty, but I really don't. It was nice to be able to indulge in some treats and I feel like I got rid of a lot of cravings that I'd been having for a few weeks. Oh, and in case you're curious, Reese's peanut butter cup cookies are ah-maz-ing! I did offset the crazy food though with some great workouts. Saturday morning step class was filled with all of my favorite people and we had such a fun class - lots of hoots and hollers and general silliness.

Lastly, I actually got into the sewing room and made a dress and a skirt - both of which are for me!! :D Not only that, I also cut out a second skirt and traced off the pattern for a third one. I was so productive I shocked myself! Pictures and posts this week after I get Jim to take some pictures for me. Both were successes though with only minor issues.

I hope everyone had a nice long weekend and that this week is a good one for you. :)


  1. Sounds good to me. I'm jealous of your happy bikini season. :)

  2. I haven't had a happy bikini season since I was five.

    Glad to hear you're letting yourself splurge once in awhile. Woman cannot live on healthy food alone.

  3. i've given up on happy bikini seasons. i'm settling for satisfied one-piece seasons instead.

  4. so much good stuff this weekend for you!

  5. You are the best hostess. Looking forward to sitting at that new table. :)

  6. I've been away this weekend too, and missed your cherry dress. How gorgeous! It's just too cute. The little red RTW cardi is a nice touch too.

    I think Oliver + s patterns are great. So clear and well explained! I am interested in her new fabric line. I think she is going to have some knit wear which could be nice even for grown ups. I think it is difficult to find printed knits that I like. Hmmm, seems I am rambling here. Ooops. Anyway, have a great bikini season.

  7. A dress and a skirt + a weekend of shopping and eating?! That's awesome! Can't wait to see pics.

  8. That sounds like a lovely weekend :)

  9. You're my inspiration for exercising. If only I can get my butt off the couch . . .