5.09.2011

FREEDOM!

FREE-- that's how I'm feeling on this Monday morning!  I had my two toughest finals Thursday and Friday and then some more projects and assignments to finish up.  I worked hard to get everything finished this weekend, have turned in a few things early, and am now DONE with my fourth year!

This weekend, involved some much needed R&R and also a little bit of celebration.

Saturday, I treated myself to some pampering and got a manicure and pedicure.

My Cajun Shrimp toenails!

Saturday night, one of my favorite sorority sisters CAS and I had a late Cinco de Mayo celebration.  We were both in Ethics & Human Rights in International Relations together this semester which was a BEAR of a class.  Our exam was Friday, so we decided to celebrate being done with the class by going out for some Margaritas and Mexican food!

CAS and Allie at El Puerto!

Sunday night, my best friend here at UVA, AMF and I decided to go to a nice dinner in honor of four years of friendship and college.  We met at 1st Year Orientation and I can't imagine my life without her!

We ate at Duner's, a restaurant I'd been dying to try for a while now.  The restaurant had a cozy, quiet atmosphere and a friendly staff.  I had the Grilled Rib Eye Steak with Herb Demi-glace and Mashed Potatoes!  It was DELICIOUS, the flavor of the steak was out of this world!

YUM!

Allie and AMF

Finally, today I am getting  a massage!  I usually treat myself to a massage or other spa treatment at the end of each semester.  Well, for Christmas, one of my best friends ALG gave me a gift card for a massage which I have been saving up to use.  I am so pumped for an hour and a half of relaxation!

How do you unwind and reward yourself after a long semester or week at work?  

What did you do this weekend?

33 comments:

  1. I am loving that purple dress!

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  2. I am so happy you are treating yourself to a few pampering services for all of your hard work! You deserve it!! Great job..must feel great to know all that hard work you put in is paying off....love the color you chose and your steak dinner looks yummy! Enjoy your massage..you have earned it!

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  3. Enjoy your freedom! Cajun Shrimp is my go to summer nail polish color!

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  4. Cajun Shrimp is one of my very favorite colors!

    You will enjoy that massage so much. That is one of my favorite ways to pamper myself as well and relax. I scheduled one in between my last final senior year and my graduation day. It was much needed!

    I also love to relax with a mug of peppermint tea and a great magazine in a big comfy chair. Now that sounds pretty fabulous!

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  5. WOOHOO!! I know the weight that is lifted off you honey cause my MR took his finals 2 weeks ago and what a glorious week that was:)

    I am a Cajun Shrimp girl too:)

    Hope your week is fantastic!

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  6. Yay for finishing your fourth year!

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  7. My toes are Cajun Shrimp right now!

    Sounds like you're getting some much deserved pampering!

    Relaxing to me is reading blogs with a glass of wine!

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  8. Congrats!!! Cajun Shrimp is one of my favorite colors. You must try Essie's Coral Reef! xx

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  9. Congrats on finishing your fourth year! It's so great to treat yourself after you worked so hard and good luck on all your future endeavors!

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  10. Congrats on finishing up! There is really no better feeling than being *DONE*! You definitely deserve the pampering, my dear, enjoy it! This is definitely a good Monday...

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  11. congrats girl!! you def deserve some relaxation time! My last final was today so I will be blogging about my adventures today! I'm going shopping downtown and then out to dinner-not sure where yet-maybe i'll have to try Duner's!

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  12. how exciting! a pedicure and margaritas sounds like the perfect way to celebrate the occasion!

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  13. Congratulations on being done!! I'm sure you're so relieved! I loveee getting massages.. I'm sure you will really enjoy it! And I love the purple dress you're wearing one of the pics above. :)

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  14. Yay! I am so glad you are finally done with the semester! That Rib Eye looks delicious. A spa day after exams sounds like something I need to try!! I'm happy for you!(:

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  15. CONGRATS!!!! So glad finals are over...and I ADORE your Jack Rogers...pretty nail color too missy.

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  16. Oh my gosh I looove Duner's! My parents have a place in Wintergreen and we always make a trip down to Charlottesville/Ivy for dinner at Duner's!

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  17. Congratulations on finishing, that must feel terrific! And, that steak looks delicious...yum!

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  18. What a great weekend! We were in Beaufort, NC so I'm trying to work on Beaufort week on the blog, but haven't written it yet.

    congrats on finishing your finals.

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  19. Congrats on being done girl! I know you are so relieved!

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  20. Sounds like a great way to relax! :] Hope you have a wonderful massage and CONGRATS on being done with finals.

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  21. Sounds like fun! It always feels so good to be done! The future hubby and I usually take a vacay to South Carolina when we finishe exams. It's nice to relax and enjoy some quality time without school! Very pretty pictures!

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  22. Way to go. That was always such a good feeling to be done with a semester. So glad you pampered yourself! You deserve it.

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  23. So jealous!!!! I have one more thing to do and will be finished tomorrow!!! Can't wait to hang out at the pool all day long very very soon!

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  24. Such a cute pair of Jack Rogers! I have a similar color on my toes/fingernails right now, it's such a warm sunny color. Can't wait till I'm done with this semester as well. :)

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  25. Congrats on being done!! I remember I got a massage after my last exam senior year too! It's such a nice reward and the perfect way to start the summer ;)

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  26. I am so jealous of you, I still have 3 more weeks but you definitely deserve a massage! Also, I have that color on my toes right now and that food looks SO good!! Enjoy the first few days of summer :)

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  27. Isn't that a good feeling?!!

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  28. YAY!! Congrats on being done, that's such an amazing feeling! I love Cajun Shrimp! I usually wear Strawberry Margarita during the summer, but sometimes I switch it up and wear Cajun Shrimp--it looks so good with a tan! I hope you enjoy your massage, it sounds heavenly!

    P.S. Oh my gosh, I'm obsessed with 5807. One of the sororities brought it to school to raise money for their philanthropy, and everything they had was so cute! I'm going to have to check out the actual store when I get back though!!

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  29. Yay! Congrats on a completed semester. It's such a relief to have that behind you and it sounds like you treated yourself over the weekend (love the color you chose for your pedi!).

    My most favorite way to unwind is a glass of wine, hot bath, and gossip magazines! It always does the trick, but a massage would sure be nice too!

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  30. Have fun at the spa!. I love that polish color, perfect for warm weather.

    -Julie. littlepinkrainboots.blogspot.com

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  31. Congrats on finishing up a hard semester! I remember how great that always felt!! Hope the massage was amazing!

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