A Weekend Of Firsts

This weekend was an unusual one of sorts.
Do you ever find yourself in a weekend rut and you know it's time to give it some shock and awe?
Well, my life was in some desperate need of shock and awe, so that's what I gave it.
Let's bullet point my shock waves of excitement.
1. Friday night I went to a movie (Pitch Perfect). Alone. Nobody else with me. On a Friday night to a 8:45 pm showing. Annnnnnd it was pretty awesome. Shawn was out banging on some glass like usual (he went to a hockey game with guys) so I thought I should do something different. I knew if I stayed home I would do something lame and productive. Productive I did not want to be, so I had myself a hot little date. Totally recommend this to anybody. Also, the movie was great. I am now a professional acapella singer, thank you very much. ps...if any of you have seen it, I totally want to be Fat Amy from now on. Anybody else?
2. I drove to and back from Chicago. Alone. Again, nobody else with me. I like how I explain what alone means to you all... And again, it was pretty good. Actually, what was awaiting my arrival in Chicago was great. My bestie from Nashville was in the city for the weekend which is why I hijacked it outta here for a solid twenty-four hours. Our festivities went as follows:
 shirt: Miss Chic
We are very serious people and it was totally boring.
3. I dipped apples in cheese fondue.
And it was the best decision I've ever made in my life. Ever.
4. I went on a cab ride.....
However, I am not a cab virgin. What I hadn't ever experienced was a cab that was decorated to the nines with Christmas and Hannakuh swag.
It was pretty legit to say the least. Best twenty bucks I've ever spent.
5. I drank wine.
Oh right. This is supposed to be a post about firsts...not addictions. And for the record, yes that is wine..served out of a carafe. Because a bottle is so last year.
6. I wore my first ever bracelets from Threads.
I have both the bow and Jasmine bracelet.
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7. I was done blogging by 7:30 on a Sunday evening.....
Couch, popcorn, football, and husband...I'm about to eat you up.
Anybody else do something new this weekend? Tell me about it. Maybe I'll do it next weekend ;)



  1. What a fun girl night! I love those bracelets too

  2. Love the bracelets!!


  3. Chicago is the best city - looks like so much fun!

  4. My mom took me to get a makeover for my birthday on Saturday. It was fun to be pampered and it was free! I totally recommend doing it next weekend :) I learned some great new tips and even splurged on some new makeup for myself!

  5. I love your top and those bracelets.

  6. Lovin the fondue picture!! And the wine picture, of course! Glad you had a great weekend! =)

    -Karla @ forevernewlywedded

  7. Actually, no firsts this weekend :( I did go to gainesville and wear gator colors, which has only happened about 4 times before and is still weird but....other than that, just lots of bourbon, lol.

  8. What a fun time! I'm so glad I'm not the only one who cuffs my skinny jeans at the bottom...too lazy to get them hemmed (and too old to keep getting taller). You look adorable!

  9. I had some VERY exciting new experiences this weekend. i tried Taco Bell for the first time - changed my life forever. I also tried enchiladas.. another life changer. AND - I took my first ever trip to Target..the most amazing night of my life.

  10. I worked on making our first Christmas cards as a married couple!!

    Your weekend sounded like fun, and so does your evening of husband and football!

  11. Quartino! good restaurant choice, lady! Glad you got to have a sweet little reunion with your bestie!

  12. ^^^^^ is that real life? Erin I was going to leave you a cute little note about your bracelets and cab ride buuuuuut, I can no longer find the words lol

  13. Oh my goodness, you girls looked like you had so much fun! Love those random photo shoots :) xo C

  14. What a great weekend! Can't wait to look at all the bracelets. :) Thanks for sharing!

  15. Pitch Perfect was so good! I can't wait to get it on my iPad, will probably watch that movie on repeat when I do.

  16. I saw Pitch Perfect twice because it was just that good! It is definitely on my "must buy list!"

  17. your bestie from Nashville looks JUST like my cousin. no lie. i honestly thought it was Celeste for a minute! (which makes no sense since my cousin lives in MI. & there is actually a town called nashville here.)

    i love those threads bracelets!

  18. Good for you for hitting up the movies solo...you are braver than me. Looks like a great weekend of firsts!

  19. I want to be your friend!! looks like a fantastic weekend!

  20. As usual, you made me LOL. I have plans to visit Chicago next year and am more than excited! Looks like you had a perfect weekend :)

    -Samantha @ itsallinthedeats.blogspot.com

  21. I'm with everyone else, those bracelets are so cute! Looks like you had a way more exciting weekend than I had..or have had in weeks. haha!



  22. I thawed out frozen water pipes all by myself because my husband was working super long hours (oilfield). It was looong and hard, but I'm proud that I got our water back :)

  23. I loved Pitch Perfect. It was super awkward because I think I was the oldest person in the theater when I saw it, but still, I totally enjoyed every minute. I think anything dipped in cheese is amazing. And I LOVE those pretty bracelets!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

  24. I loved pitch perfect as well! I just wish I could sing like they do :)

  25. I have been dying to hop in my car for a solo trip down to Chicago. My cousin and his boyfriend live in Boystown and it always ends up being a weekend of pure and utter debauchery. I need one of those again. No firsts for me this weekend. Oh wait. I cleaned out my car for the first time since buying it over a year ago.

  26. I'm sorry that this was your first time having apples in cheese fondue. You've been missing out! =]

    I suggest you make up for lost time. 3 words: Fiesta dip/apples.

    You're welcome.

  27. Okay - Pitch Perfect was one of the funniest / best movies I have seen this year. Fat Amy (aka: Fat Patricia) is the BEST . . . aca-fo-real. I have not yet seen Argo or Skyfall, but I know Pitch Perfect will remain the funniest (I think it is funnier than Brides Maids tbh). Seven Psychopaths was really funny (in a much darker way) if you are looking for something else. Also, Naked Decay is the best.

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  29. made me crave a girls night out! And I still have yet to see pitch perfect :)

    and those bracelets...adorable and so rad! Also, installed my layout I won from you and Melissa Rose Designs :) thanks again!!

  30. When I was single I went to see Enchanted by myself. I was just so sick of sitting at home on Friday nights (I did fun things with friends every other night, but they all had dates on Fridays) So fun!!! Until I got lost in an alley outside of the movie theater. But even that makes a good story.

    This weekend I did something my husband probably thinks is a first for me, I finished a project! Two actually. I made a tree skirt and our Christmas stockings (which I bought the fabric for when we were married three years ago, it just took that long to find the time!)

  31. There's nothing like some me time. After Hubs and I had the baby (so long ago) we each got a "me" day each weekend. On my "me" days I went to the movies (alone). The first time was weird...but then I began to love it. good for you! Love your blog. You always cheer me up. :)

  32. I went tailgating for a football game this weekend, starting at 9am. I was still functioning coherently until about 10:30pm.

    Truly a first :)

  33. there is just too much hotness for my eyes to handle!

  34. 1. I really want to go to a movie alone. The only thing keeping me from doing it is how darn expensive movies are. I don't really mind doing things by myself.

    2. I loved Pitch Perfect. The only thing is that it kind of ruined the song Titanium for me. Now I only imagine the awkward shower scene.

    3. I love the picture of you in front of the birch tree wall. I need to find one of those :)

  35. Seems like you had a amazing (balls) weekend!

  36. I love to pirate dance, ha! I have gone to the movies myself, I don't mind- you don't talk to anyone anyways and I don't have to share my popcorn. win/win


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