Hello guys and gals!
I hope you all had a fantastical weekend! I’m happy to report that after my week from hell last week, my weekend couldn’t have been further from the opposite. Not only did I get in plenty of mind-mushing activities, but I also got a complete overhaul and am now ready to take on another week…and this time I WILL come out on top (har har)! Yep, in three and a half days I got a MARVELOUS mind makeover and it all started with this…
My little IG/Twitter confession: Sometimes I can’t wait to go to sleep just because I know that once I wake up, I get to have a coffee the size of my head! ;) It didn’t even matter that I didn’t sleep so well…this coffee tasted THAT good! Plus, I was excited for the evening’s festivities!
What more could a girl ask for other than a perfect starry night, a roaring campfire, never-ending Mai Tais (which I’d never had until this point), and discovering some amazing new music? Nothing. The answer is noth-ING!
But just a little aside about that music…because you KNOW I have to share!
Alejandro Rose-Garcia, aka “Shakey Graves” is a music genius and seriously brings new meaning to the phrase, “one man band”! Not only does he rock the guitar, but if you pay attention, you’ll notice that he’s also playing a drum and a tambourine AND singing
AT THE SAME TIME! And that voice!
Seriously you guys, I think I’m in love!
After staying up till sunrise, it’s safe to say Friday was well spent…sleeping and otherwise loafing around…oh, and catching up on Game of Thrones! Only two episodes left and I’m finished! I really could’ve slept pretty late in the day on Saturday too, but again, I had plans that were much more important!
Like meeting my good friend Jenn, whom I haven’t seen in for-ev-er, at the farmer’s market and visiting some of our favorite vendors. I know I got a little carried away with my haul, but I just couldn’t resist the deal I got on those tomatoes and watermelons from Blocker Farms! Oh and that bread? That would be homemade Hawaiian bread! #hellyes
After strolling around the market for an hour, we were hot and sweaty and ready for the second half of our morning “date”…ice cream from Freeze Pleeze! Jen went with the amazing chunky monkey (chocolate banana ice cream with peanuts) while I went with my dream bowl, Almond Joy! The coconut milk was even creamier than the almond milk bowl I got last time and was perfectly sweet for my tastes without ANY additional sweetener. It also made my day when the owners thanked me over and over for my review post last week…I swear I had no idea they would even see it!
Half an hour after relishing in frozen bliss, I snuggled into a warm massage table and was man-handled in the best way possible! Since my favorite dread-locked, ear-gauged hippie masseuse moved to another place of business, I was nervous about trying someone new, but let me tell you, Estelle from Massage Envy is ahhhhhhmazing! I told her about some trouble areas in my shoulders and hips and she used a combination of functional massage and trigger point therapy to basically form me into a human jello jiggler!
Once home, I indulged in a little afternoon seista. I woke up feeling perfectly refreshed (which never happens) so I went for a great hour-long walk at the gym with my book. When I got BACK home, I showered and got ready for a little date night…
Complete with fuzzy robe and slippers!
I stayed up till midnight binge-watching the second season of Orange is the New Black (it’s about time, right?) after finally cracking into my wine stash! Then I went to bed and slept until TWELVE THIRTY!! Yep, you read that right…twelve glorious hours of comatose slumber. And that, my friends, is a successful use of Benedryl and wine!
Waking up feeling like a new woman, I obviously had to put that energy to good use so off I went to the gym for the second day in a row (go me), but this time I decided to throw some weights around with the boys. Gah, it felt so good to get that pump…and to sweat…and to rock my new TJ Maxx workout tank!
And if all the weekend’s activities weren’t enough, I had a little visual reassurance that I was primed and ready to start the week…
I seriously pulled over on the side of the road on the way to work to snap a picture of this beautiful sunset! And how about I just noticed the American flag in the bottom right corner? Damn I’m good! Lol
What did YOU do this weekend?
What was the most relaxing thing you did?