I wanted to cringe when I clicked over to "September" as I was scheduling this blog post. It can't be the end of summer yet!! Tomorrow is my first contracted day back, which means that I shall spend today laying around in between some organizational binges.
This weekend was jam packed full of several planned and a handful of not-so-planned activities. What a way to say goodbye to summer and usher in the beloved fall.
On Friday night, we had some friends over for dinner, which was great as always. They are getting married in January (I'm in the wedding!) and we are just so excited for them. Courtney and I have been friends since 6th grade and I could not be more happy for her relationship with Brandon. She and I both follow the same gluten-free ayurvedic diet, so I made chicken breasts, a delicious florentine sauce, mashed potatoes, zucchini, and a salad.
Walker and I decided to go shopping for some apartment things on Saturday, because we realized that it's pretty difficult to entertain friends with just a couch and a couple of hard kitchen chairs. We went to two separate Home Goods stores and though we were unsuccessful in the chair/end table department, we got some fabulous wall hangings, including a gorgeous framed chalkboard. I feel like I'm officially a blogger!
And then on Saturday night, I had the most wonderful blate (blogger date) with Krista! She and I have been friends for over a year and a half and only like like 45 minutes away from each other, but it took us until now to meet up. Her husband actually grew up in the next town over from where we live, so he dropped her off at a restaurant and went to hang with his parents while we happy hour-ed it up. I feel like that deserves its own post, so here's a sneak preview of the evening.
And on Sunday, Walker decided that he was really intent on finding those two chairs, a couple of end tables, and ultimately a desk for each of us, so we ventured out to Target because they always have really gorgeous accent chairs. Well, that turned into a whirlwind day (to say the least) and we visited at least four more furniture stores in desperate search of said items. We actually found a gorgeous desk for me at Pier 1, but it was $300 and needed to be assembled (read: probably pretty cheap).
It looks gray here...but it's really a light blue.
After a brief fight (he wanted to pull the trigger, I wanted to wait) we came home and perused Craigslist, only to find a similar style desk for only $20. We picked it up (didn't get murdered in the process!) and it's actually good quality! I never considered myself a DIY person...but we're going to try to refinish and paint the piece to make it look like the breathtaking blue one. Anyone have any tips?!
Enjoy your Labor Day - may it be filled with plenty of delicious food and barbeque