Monday, May 21, 2012


Hello everyone! I have been making an effort to step away from the computer on the weekends so I can really focus on family and fun!

Friday night we laid low and were in bed pretty early. I woke up Saturday morning and on a whim I thought it would be fun to head out and hit some garage sales. I called up my mom and we were off!

The sun was shining and I actually was very happy with my haul.

I got a brand new outdoor light fixture, a folding princess chair, 8 books, 3 pairs of jammies, one sweatshirt, four tank tops, one t-shirt, one pair of pants and two capris all for ten dollars!My kind of deals and all were things that I was truly looking for.

The sun was shining when I came home and Jaxson and I got to working on some fun projects.

We worked on soaking up the last of the sun (it's back to rain again) and made sidewalk chalk paint for the first time! That was very easy and lots of fun.

We played with food coloring in the water table too.

Saturday evening the hubby and I headed out for a quick dinner date. We went to a new local taco/tequila bar that we had kept hearing good things about. We were not disappointed. After much debate I ordered a cucumber margarita. I was a bit hesitant because while I like cucumbers and I like margaritas I wasn't sure I would like them together. Glad I ordered it because it was very good, super refreshing and under 100 calories! The food was really tasty and the tacos were only $2.00 during happy hour. Score!

Sunday morning I met a good friend for an early showing of What To Expect When You're Expecting. I thought the movie was really good, but once again they tried to cram too many story lines into one movie that it felt you couldn't get really invested in any one story line too much. However, there were moments when I teared up and moments I was laughing really hard. It's worth seeing. :)

Sunday afternoon we had birthday party to go to for one of Jaxson and Kendra's little friends.

Kendra kept shoving her whole face in the cupcake, but sadly I did not catch that on camera. It was pretty darn cute, though. What was not cute was when Jaxson went into full on toddler meltdown and after multiple attempts to get him to listen we had to leave. :( I didn't want to but it was the right thing to do. He needs to learn that that behavior won't go unnoticed or unpunished.

I finished off Sunday night with a few glasses of red wine at a friend's new house. She moved right down the block! It literally takes three minutes to walk there, at the most. I am so excited for this! Scary movie marathons here we come.

How was everyone elses' weekends?!


  1. oh how fun that ur friend moved so close by! i have a girlfrend like that down the street, we have a few glasses of wine and watch freaky movies or gossip of course about everything! aw a pic of her shoving her face in a cupcake just sounds so cute and funny! i have got to try a cucumber marg too i heard they are so good! xo glad u had a relaxing weekend with fun activities :)

  2. Sounds like a great weekend! I've been totally craving margaritas! I will have to wait til November though haha

  3. ashley, i'm so happy to hear you had a nice weekend. i love the bargain you scored...all of that for then dollars...amazing!
    that cucumber magarita is calling my does look so refreshing. i've had a cucumber martini before and loved it! sounds like the perfect date night.
    and very exciting that your friend is only a few minutes away...that's the best.
    i hope the week is off to a good start for you and your family <3
    lots of love

  4. Sounds like a great weekend Ashley!! You certainly scored some bargains at the sale, good for you!
    The activities you did with Jaxson look fun, I am sure he loved them :)
    I agree about stepping away from the computer over the weekend, I have been doing the same. So glad you had a lovely dinner date with cheap tacos and a new fave drink!!

  5. That sounds like a fantastic weekend...and that Tequila bar sounds awesome...I love some good Mexican food! You really racked up at those yard sales!

  6. Sounds like a great weekend! i wish we had a restaurant like that near where I live!!

  7. i love this "step away from the computer" weekend...sounds amazing!