Monday, August 18, 2014

Monday Musings

Happy Monday!  We had a fun and busy weekend.  This post was barely written in my effort to get everything in order for another week!  I'm starting my next set of Master's classes, Daniel is spending some time out of town for business this week, and did I mention we are building a house? :)  Luckily, we had a fun weekend to get us prepared for the beginning of what will be a hectic week!

Here's our weekend in review:


On Friday, Muffin and I decided to go on a date.  While we go out on a date once a week (yes we are lame and have a standard date night each week at Wild Wings. It's like our version of Cheers), sometimes it's nice to get dressed up and mix up the routine for an official date.  We went to my favorite Italian place where we enjoyed good food, some great wine, AND I got to wear this new dress!

Our food was amazing and this restaurant always reminds me of Rome.  I had Raw Oysters with a fresh tomato and basil cocktail sauce, Mussels with red sauce, and ended with Limoncello Marscapone Cake.  Muffin had the same, but sub the Mussels with Chicken Parmesan.


For those who don't know, my job is planning events and engagement for Clemson University.  I sometimes work odd hours because events typically take place on Fridays and Weekends.  On Saturday, I was at work for an event that took place in conjunction with  Move-In Day.

Here are a few photos from the day:

Flowers from the AMAZING Karen Link

The event was relatively casual, so I wanted to use ivory burlap-esque linens and let the flowers really bring the Clemson theme.  I love event days--having something in your mind come to life is one of my favorite things.  Muffin came to help me and I honestly couldn't have done it without him doing the heavy lifting (after a 2.5 hour bike ride that morning).  Muffin is an unofficial member of the team and even has his own staff name tag.

After the event, we went to see our house with Muff's extended family.  It was extremely fun to share the house with family we don't get to see enough!  All of the kids decided that they wanted to go out on the pond in our Pedal Boat.

Sorry for the blurry photo!  It was getting dark.

We had a great time watching them try to figure out how to steer (especially in the fading light). After the fun out at the farm, we headed home for swimming, giggling, and fun!

Sunday included lots of chores and a movie marathon.  Muff had to leave to go on a business trip so I took this opportunity to vacuum in all of the nooks and crannies in our apartment, do laundry, and watch all of the movies he would hate to see!

We had a little laundry mishap...the washing machine WENT INSANE.  It was making all sorts of noises and put a hole in one of my favorite chambray shirts :(  Luckily, the rest of the load was safe and sound!

I love watching movies while doing chores, and when the chores were done it was time to veg out!  Luna snuggled me all through my movie marathon.  We watched:  Upside Down, The Other Woman, and The Spectacular Now.  

Sunday left me feeling rested AND productive!  Now I'm just counting down the hours until Muffin is back from his trip.

Hope your weekend was fun and that you are ready for a new week!

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