Daily Happenings, Weekend

A Very Early Christmas

Hi!! How is it already Monday morning? I feel like this weekend flew by. Does anyone else feel that way? Have a great day πŸ™‚


Since I didn’t have a run on the agenda, I slept as long as my body would let me. That ended up being around 6:30am but I didn’t wake up to an alarm so I don’t care how early it was. Naturally our Sunday morning started out with waffles. I’m the resident waffle maker in our apartment while Alex makes the pancakes. We hadn’t had waffles in a while and they hit the spot. I paired it with a glass of milk and some cranberry green tea.


Alex needed a few more things for his new job this week so we decided to try our luck at the outlet mall. To avoid any crowds, we tried to get their right when the stores opened which worked out perfectly. I saw a few things I really liked but used self control and didn’t buy anything for myself. I did buy one thing though – a Christmas present for Alex. Yes, I am aware that it was September 24th when the purchase occurred and Christmas is three months away. It’s crazy, I know! Alex needed a new briefcase and I was already in the process of looking online for some I thought he would like. We went into Wilson’s Leather and found a bag over 65% off that he loved so I bought it for him. In our defense, he is starting a new job in the city and his old briefcase had a small hole and a backpack would be unprofessional. It was his lucky day that he got it now since I planned on just keeping it and wrapping it up for him anyways. He absolutely loves it which makes my heart very happy πŸ™‚


We stopped by Target on the way home for milk and a new external hard drive for Alex. On an unrelated note, you should totally get an external hard drive for you computer. It’ll save everything if your computer crashes! When we got home we made some sandwiches for lunch. I had ham and white American cheese for mine and paired it with some popcorn. It was another hot day in New Jersey (over 85 degrees!) and we were tired from walking around the outlet mall. We put on an episode of “Burn Notice” and hung out on the couch for a bit.


My nails really needed some tlc so I painted both my hands and feet. I chose a teal for both. On my toes, it’s a polish from Ulta called “Dance Teal Done”. Unfortunately it doesn’t look like it’s available anymore but thisΒ one from Sally Hansen is similar. On my fingers, I put “Ocean Love Potion” on from the Sephora by O.P.I collection. Apparently they don’t even make this brand anymore, who knew! I found another O.P.I color that is pretty close if you are interested. P.S. does anyone else wonder how they come up with the names for nail polish colors?


Then it was time to clean out the closet, very thrilling I know πŸ˜‰ It wasn’t even my part which seemed easier to go through. I think next time I want to go through my clothes, I’ll have Alex help me. Alex wanted someone else’s opinion on what shirt and tie combos go together. The best part of go through it all was that Alex rediscovered some shirts and we have more clothes to donate so everyone wins. Plus I learned how to sew a button back onto a men’s dress shirt which will come in handy again I’m sure.


Alex wanted to enjoy a drink on the porch outside since we had been going all day. He wanted to make a whiskey sour so we utilized the bar cart and he mixed them up. I had never had a whiskey sour before but it was good! For whiskey, I’m sure simple and if I do drink it (which is rare) I’ll go for Fireball or a Jack and Coke. Does Fireball even count as whiskey though, I feel like it’s just a sugary add in for fall drinks haha. Alex likes Maker’s Mark so that’s the whiskey we used and I could barely taste the whiskey which was good. It surprisingly doesn’t have that much alcohol in it which was perfect for an early Sunday night cocktail.


It was time for dinner after all of that. During the day, I had someΒ southwestern chickenΒ cooking in the crock pot so the only work I really had to do was make some rice. Since I felt like I hadn’t had many veggies during the day, I kind of wish we had some fresh broccoli to steam but we didn’t so it was just rice and chicken in our bowls. The meal is so tasty, easy to make, and there’s always leftovers for later in the week.


After that, we plopped on the couch for a documentary. We settled on the mini docuseries about World War II. It was calledΒ “Five Came Back”Β and was about five Hollywood directors that enlisted in the armed forces to film the war. It is told with five directors from now and narrated by Meryl Streep. We watched the first of three episodes. The first was a lot more background information on the directors and Hollywood’s and America’s view on the war before Pearl Harbor happened. It ended with some of them joining the war and I can’t wait to watch the rest of it. We also ate some sugar cookies while we watched then headed to bed after it.

Question of the day: Do you feel like you eat less fruits and vegetables on the weekends?

19 thoughts on “A Very Early Christmas”

    1. I know! I’m glad you like it, I wasn’t planning on spending the money yesterday but he is in love with it so I don’t mind. Thank you!! I needed a fresh coat on them lol.

      Have a great day, Allie πŸ™‚


    1. You’re right, I shouldn’t stress too much since I eat a bunch of veggies during the week. Documentaries are so interesting. If you haven’t, I recommend watching “Blackfish” which is about Sea World and the whales there.

      Have a wonderful day πŸ™‚


  1. It’s totally fine that you got Alex a Christmas present early! I love buying presents early so I can get a better deal.
    I tried really hard to eat more fruits and veggies this week/weekend and I’m happy to report I was successful!
    Enjoy your day!


    1. I’m the same way! I already have a list of ideas for everyone so I can look for the best deals and so my wallet doesn’t take as hard of a hit in December. I just need to find one or two small items so that he has something to open Christmas morning.
      Way to go on eating enough fruits and veggies this weekend!! You probably feel great this morning after it.

      Thank you! Have a great Monday, Erinn πŸ™‚


  2. What a great weekend!
    I plan my meals during the week and they are always more balance than the weekend which I allow to be a free for all! lol


  3. Sounds like a good weekend and very important to have a data backup! Tough call on weekend eats, I tend to eat a lot of fruits and veggies and home, but not so much when we go out. Closet cleaning is fun to me, I love de-cluttering and making more space. πŸ™‚


    1. Data backup is so important just because you never know what will happen! It really makes me want to go through all of my clothes now! But I know that will make me want to buy some new ones which I probably shouldn’t do haha. Eating out is basically a free for all for me.

      Have a great Monday, Christine πŸ™‚


    1. For a leather briefcase the price was not bad at all!! I’ll definitely look there again next time I need a leather bag. I need to work on making my weekend diet a little more nutritious.

      Thanks! Have a great day πŸ™‚


  4. Happy Monday Maureen! This weekend totally flew by for me, too. And I definitely eat less fruits/veggies on the weekend, but I’m trying to focus on keeping up my healthy habits this weekend!

    BTW I love that briefcase!


  5. You’re awesome for getting your Christmas shopping out of the way early! I tend to wait till the last minute and it doesn’t always turn out super smoothly so you’ve inspired me to start thinking of ideas now πŸ™‚


    1. I wish I had all of my Christmas shopping out of the way! Only one present lol but one is better than none! I currently have a list going so I can save some money if I find any on sale, you should try it.
      Have a great day, Liv πŸ™‚


  6. Hey girllll! Now you’ve got me craving waffles!! Hahah- that nail polish is super cute too. I cracked up at the fact that you sleep only until 6:30! Holy maloly, that’s some internal alarm clock! Those whiskey sours sound delish and that nail polish is gorg. Weekends: Just depends I think! When we eat out, it can definitely go either way! Hope you have a great week ahead ❀ XO


    1. Hi Mackenzie!! I hope you’re doing well love πŸ™‚ Make waffles this morning and add a bunch of fruit or nut butter to them. Thank you! Even though its still in the 80s here, I felt like I should break out some fall color polishes. I feel like it depends for me to on weekends, sometimes I’m all about the fruits/veggies and other times it’s a free for all. Thank you! Have a great week as well πŸ™‚

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