MIMM: Travel & Grad party talk + gloomy a weekend.

Hi friends! How was your weekend? Have any spring like weather? .. cause I am on the LOOK for ours!
The weather this weekend was super rainy & gloomy. Sometimes you just need a weekend like that and since there was no grand plans, it was okay in my book! Even though it was rainy, always something marvelous to be shared ~ thanks Katie for the Monday link up! 😉

… So, We have a few things in the works at the moment, no crazy plans yet.
I graduate in May & defiantly want to have a party to celebrate. So this weekend I sent out an invite & started pinning a few ideas of course 😉 I’m thinking backyard party and games.
This is my slogan as of right now –> “will work for travel”
Geo & I
have a trip this summer in the works so I am willing to work a little more for that ticket 😉 once plans are set.. I’ll share!
AND Cassidy said lets go away a few days as my graduation present!

 Some other pictures from the weekend:

nothing too exciting, but a lot of good things in the works, so I am happy! 🙂
tell me about your weekend.

Some eats, drinks + FL recap :)

Happy hump day friends!
And just like that, our trip is done! By the time this post goes up, we will be en route to Philly and home! It’s been a really fun few days, really fun. But time to tackle a few things and get back to reality. womp womp.
We { George & I } left Saturday afternoon to the Philadelphia  air port. We were missing two things on the way. My sister and my bother-in-law we’re way to sick to attend the trip 😦 Having a fever, the chills is no joke. We were completely bummed but made the best of it! We stuck to the plan & headed to the sunshine state.
A little recap, eats, drinks + St. Patty’s Day!
** My phone sucks and is dying really easily = not as many pictures as I wished and few places were very dark! **
Saturday we landed around 6:30 pm, were picked up at the air port by Ellen, Seth & their adorable pup lucy! We made it just in time for diner and drinks! We headed to a place in Boca called, Rebel. Very cool atmosphere, the place was built like you were in a really funky garage. A very fun thing .. they placed popcorn on the table for munching!
We had tons of food: Unfortunately it was really dark in there and all the picture didn’t turn out. A few eats: Lettuce wraps, mussels, shrimp & grits, ahi tuna, pan seared foie gras. <– which I tried!
We left the place and found that we had a FLAT TIRE. Which was pretty funny because the 4 of us all trying to help each other was like a circus. None the less, we got it and also picked up pizza on the way home.
Sunday was a great beach day and actually the only long day we had there! But, most mornings before we started the day looked like this:
Starbucks, Greek yogurt, bagels + eggs, fruit.
Poor George got REALLY burnt and my one leg did,  ooops .. our winter skin fried within an  hour. After the beach Sunday,  it was time for dinner, a place we’ve been wanting to go back to since the last time I visited with my dad. Vic & Angelo’s in Del Ray.

Drinks to start of course, followed by appetizers of Caesar salad & grilled calamari. I am not the biggest seafood eater, but that calamari was cooked to perfection! Again, dark places = awful pictures. I ended up going with a grilled chicken dish with capers, olive oil, lemon + spaghetti squash. The night ended with a live band & dancing.

{They were the highlight of the night, best dancers}
St. Patty’s day on Monday was tons of fun. Jess joined us and our group hit the town. We went back to where we were the night before and hopped around to a few places. An Irish pub, sand bar joint where we played corn hole for a few hours + a oyster place to end the night. With in between a stop to the ice cream shop 🙂 NOW I’m obsessed with all things pistachio.
{car bombs}
The night ended pretty early, where we snacked on pistachios and turkey sandwiches. Proof, because Jess woke up with mustard on her arm 😉

once we woke up and were human again ;-), we headed to another part of FL for the day to spend the day at Jess’s house. We arrived in Melbourne around 1pm, after being a very stormy night, the sun finally poke out around the time we got there. We quickly changed and headed to the beach for a last visit.
While sitting on the beach, we discussed a few favorite meals. Bolognese was mentioned and it just clicked, Italian night on our last night and a night in sounded exactly what my body needed. After a light nap, showers we were ready to make and eat dinner. Ah, Bolognese is always a good choice.
Full stomachs, a room by the beach = the perfect sleep.
… And there you have it! Florida went by way to fast, wish we had a little more time to explore around town, but I must say we ate like kings! { and queens } I got to have a few favorites while trying some new things too.
Talk to you soon, NEXT STOP –> Philadelphia,
I’m linking up today with Jenn, over at peas and crayons to share some of the eats. This didn’t include the major snacking that went on 😉

T minus 1 day + {a few musts}

Happy Friday friends!
Hope you have an excellent weekend, anyone celebrating St. Patrick’s Day?! Oh, good times. We will be celebrating in Florida this year with some of our closest friends ❤ Can’t wait. PRAYING the weather is good!
Yesterday I felt pretty sick out of no where. We went to the mall and all of  sudden while walking around I just had to sit down and eat. It was kinda weird. I know a few peeps in Cassidy’s house are sick and I went there Wednesday to see Oli , so hopefully I didn’t catch anything.
This morning I have grand plans of a manicure, laundry & packing! So far I’ve only gotten small things packed. Now, time to squeeze some clothes into a carry on bag.. this should be interesting!
A few musts I am traveling with to Florida on the plane:
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1- Quest Bars! I hateeeeeee being hungry and having nothing. That’s why I love to have these on hand.
2- Hand sanitizer: Eeek, traveling = germs. Must always wash hands and sanitize.
3- Face Moisturizer with a light glow. I hate to wear a full face when traveling, just a dewy look will do just fine.
4- Face wash- Not only does traveling have germs but makes {me} feel dirty sometimes. After a flight, it’s nice to freshen up the face
5. Hair ties, because they break at the most inconvenient times.
6- Eos lip balm, always a must
7-Sunscreen. If your moisturize like mine above doesn’t have SPF in it, grab a small one. The sun will find you.
8- Books or magazine. I saw this beauty detox at the library. Remind me of crazy sexy diet. Just more information, healing with food, etc
9-Something sweet, we always need a little treat!
10- Small case for IDs, money, etc. Traveling is hectic and your always pulling things out, best to have them in a set place
If I don’t pop in, i’ll talk to you next week! 🙂 I’m sure I’ll be posting things on instagram 😉 <— So i’ll catch you there.
Have a great weekend ❤
What are your plans? Celebrating St. Patrick day?
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DC eats & recap

hello hello, happy hump day! We just got to one of the coffee shops here in town, No power and tons of trees are down including in our yard, eeek! Hopefully it comes on later.

I’m linking up with Jenn, sharing our D.C. Eats!

We we’re only there for 2 1/2 days, but still lots of fun things to do and eat. If you missed Monday’s post– here’s what we did on Sunday.

Our first dinner there was Mexican theme, all time favorite. My aunt & uncle did such a nice presentation with everything. From the taco salad, burritos, lettuce wraps & Mexican wine. Perfect lame game Super Bowl Sunday dinner.



Monday was our touristy day 😀 Before heading into the city, we enjoyed coffee & breakfast. I enjoyed some fage greek 2% with strawberries, pb & a few nuts.



We drove all over the city seeing the monuments, my uncle did a great job being a tour guide!{ it was a rainy day outside so we drove to most} Plus we visited the Natural History & American History museums.

sight seeing fuel { good thing we stopped by WF } 😉

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{ I loved seeing Julia child’s kitchen & all the different animals }

Once we were done with the two museums, we had one more stop in mind 😉 but we needed something in our bellies first. We walked over to Clyde’s of Gallery Place for a bite. George & I agreed to split a salad and a burger. Great place, something for everyone!



After dinner.. we took a spin to see monuments lite up at night and ….  a visit to GEORGETOWN CUPCAKE!!!!


{happy as a clam 😉 }

We finished our Monday night with cupcakes and the rest of our first second trip to wholefoods ..which by the way I think we created a monster with George. He is now in love with their waffle cookies.

The rest of the evening was spent with lots of laughs, talking & all being on the couch : )

Tuesday morning we woke up to my uncle making some scramble eggs and more of that delicious whole foods coffee. We lingered around for awhile, until it was time to hit the road. We wanted to be back by rush hour/ ALL THIS bad weather!!!


Short trip, but packed with lots of new memories and packed stomachs 🙂 Can’t wait to revisit again!

Have you ever been to DC? Favorite sight?

Alrigty, time to catch up on a few blogs & save some of this battery.
Stay safe and warm ❤


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