Sweet Weekend Of Mine

Well, it was another weekend for the storybooks. 
Technically any day not spent behind a computer for the better half of all 24 hours is one worth writing about, but days that are filled with celebrations, ice cream, cookies, drinking, painting, little visitors, and so on..those are the real write worthy ones. And so another weekend recap unfolds on the blog...

Before we begin, I should mention that we sold our lake cottage. You know the house that we spent the last bit of eternity working on to get exactly how we wanted it? Yup, sold it. Here's the thing with Shawn and I..we make decisions and we make them fast. The conversation went something like this a few Saturdays ago (literally, three)..Me: "Maybe we should sell this thing?" Shawn: "I already put it online". Six days later we had a buyer and last Thursday we closed. It was most likely the fastest transaction in real estate we will ever experience. Here's the great lesson to be learned from all of this--when you, you + your significant other, etc have a feeling about something..no justification is necessary to others. You are capable of making a decision on your own or as a family knowing what is best for you at that moment in time. I think so often we stray away from drastic decisions because we fear what others will think. It may not be logical, but something in you tells you it is the right thing to do. Act. And when people look at you like you are crazy, trust your instincts. So we trusted them and here we are. Free and happy as a clam. 

Oh but if you are wondering why we really did sell it...the drive was annoying, the house started to feel like a child (ie: lots of work), and after being in it we didn't think we would truly use it enough to warrant owning it. Bada bing bada boom, peace out lake cottage. 

So now that we got that out of the way, let's continue on to what took place the past couple days of my life. 

To begin with, we started Friday off with Shawn's birthday. I made the executive decision to try to act like a "Pinterest wife" for the day and make waffles topped off with Happy Birthday candles. Except I soon learned I am nowhere near Pinterest wife material. I am more like the drop eggs all over the floor, melt wax all over the waffle I am about to serve you, and leave the dirty dishes all over the sink type of wife. 

Thankfully I made up for my mess of a waffle by giving him a romantic card. 
He's so lucky really.

The festivities continued into the evening with drinks, fancy food, and glamorous self portraits. 
Decaf coffee (black) for dessert. Because Shawn secretly turned 89, not 29 like previously mentioned.

Saturday continued on the good streak we had goin' because Shawn skipped out of town with the guys for the evening. I mean lets be honest girls. Do you not just love when your husband leaves for the night? I sing praises, twirl in circles, and immediately eat ice cream on the bed with my legs sprawled over the freaking place. Love you baby. 
Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 Tablet 
(more on this later but just know, it is the new love of my life)

After indulging in all things Heavenly, girls night was in order. Rules of girls night: bring sexy back. 
You know, so you can make friends with ex prisoners who once sold meth and are now alcoholics. 
Don't worry guys. I told him about love and hope and all things smiley. He told me I was crazy.
I'm pretty sure we are BFFs now. 
 dying over the back of this top--found here 

Sunday ended with my husband returning home alive (yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay) and me trying to get done every item I could ever think to get done. This whole not owning a lake cottage thing is doing wonders for the "holy shaz there's a lot that I can get done around here" part of my brain. So get things done I did. 

No but seriously I did make chocolate chip cookies.

My nieces caught wind of my kitchen happenings and immediately rushed to my aid to help eat them. 

Smart cookies those little ones are.
I'm punny, I know.

And that concludes another weekend for the win.

Stay tuned to see what took place Monday night in the Schrader household.
 (for those of you asking on Instagram, the paint color is called Restful and can be found here)

Complete before and afters coming soon. 

And this concludes the longest weekend recap in blogging history. 
I like it long, what can I say?



  1. girl you make me laugh! Seriously I love your logic, sense of humor, and if I knew you in real life I am sure I'd love you even more ;)
    FYI... Now that I see those choc chip cookies, I may just head to the store right now for the eggs to whip some up ;)

  2. Sounds like your weekend was a blast! Your nieces are absolutely precious! Their eyes are so blue. I can definitely relate to the pinterest failure. At least the candles looked pretty for a little while!

  3. Your nieces are adorable..and you crack me up..I have missed reading your blog..so glad I am back to having time to catch up

  4. can't wait to read about your tab later; I have the galaxy tab 2 and I'm so friggin in love with it :)

  5. Yay for chocolate chip cookies, new paint, and making decisions!!!


  6. Love that color! Is that vacuum a Dyson? Also do you like it? Congrats on the lake house sale :)

  7. I love the way you decided to sell the house. I make decisions quickly too. We sold a house after gutting and putting in a new kitchen!

  8. oh man. well, if you were more annoyed than relaxed about the cottage, it was definitely the right decision.

    and i just bought an ipad!!! it is insanely fun to play with. :)

  9. I'm a messy in the kitchen wife too. Luckily, my Sean I think enjoys licking the bowl and the beaters more than eating the actual birthday cake (his is Friday!), so it all works out! :D

  10. Love your perspective on following your instincts and doing what's best for you and your family! Way to go! Your inspiring!

  11. Congratulations on the super quick sale of your cottage. We are trying to sell our home and it is grueling and it has only been two weeks. In our new home, I am going to paint a room Restful along with Watery for another. Thanks for sharing the name of the color!

  12. This weekend looks like a blast and those little girls are just beautiful! I'm teaming up with Sunkissed Tangles today for a BaubleBar Give-Away; if you have time, I'd love for you to stop by!

    Have a great day!

  13. That cottage was adorable...but I'm all for making life simpler! And chocolate chip cookies!


  14. i think that decision was a great one. and you gotta do what you gotta do. looks like he had a fantastic b-day!

  15. I love that paint color- perfect name too:) looks like a wonderful weekend!

  16. I can't believe you sold it so quickly! and your weekend looked like so much fun!

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  17. Congrats on selling the lake cottage! Sounds like an awesome weekend!!!

  18. Sounds like a great weekend! Congrats on selling the cottage!!

  19. Sounds like the perfect weekend! Good for you guys!


  20. I like reading weekend recaps from normal people who do normal things like I do. And by normal I mean sitting outside drinking wine instead of getting things done around the house on a Sunday afternoon.

  21. you guys are practically house flippers? New venture!

    that cookie dough looks amazing, mine probably would have never made it to my oven!

  22. Your weekend sounds awesome. I turned 29 on Friday, I got Samsung Tab 2 7.0 (LOVE IT) and a Keurig- coffee=love of my life... Glad the sale of the cottage went so quickly for ya!

  23. Your weekend sounds amazing! Congrats on selling the lake cottage! That's great that you guys are so on the same page. I would love to get a tablet of any sorts ha ha! I'm definitely craving chocolate chip cookies now :) Hope your week is going amazing as well!

  24. we have been considering flipping our house so your second paragraph was perfect timing... we decided to not tell our families because we don't want their opinions! thank you for this! good for you guys. as a married couple, you really have to do what's best for YOU as a couple!

    looks like you had a great weekend, girlie! your neices are GORGEOUS!

  25. The back of your top is seriously beautiful! Love it! And the paint color you choose is literally what I want in my entire house... I may be obsessed... oops.

  26. WOW, you have been SUPER busy! I love the thought of the birthday waffles with candles!

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