Monday Musings

Happy Monday chickies!

I've got a post filled with random musings for ya today!

Did y'all have a good weekend?

Mine was an especially great one! Bryce was out of town until early Saturday evening, but I caught up for drinks and dinner with some of our friends Friday night.

Saturday I went to barre and otherwise chilled until Bryce got home. That evening we headed to Bryce's stepbrother's house for grilling out and then headed to the club to see his other stepbrother's band, Soul Fly, play! It was the "One More Saturday Night" event and we had an absolute blast listening to Grateful Dead covers and other jammy music! Tie dye was in abundance (as were fried oreos) and we danced the night away.

People certainly dressed for the occasion...

These giant paper flowers, in all different styles and colors, 
were all over the club and I was dying to bring one home with me!

I lost count of how many fried oreos I had...whoopsie!

Soul Fly
Bryce's stepbrother is on the far left!

Sunday was low key. We had a delicious brunch at Heritage and then spent the rest of the day running errands and relaxing.

Heritage used a bunch of Bryce's peppers in their kitchen this fall, 
so when we said hello to Joe, the chef, 
he gifted us one of their very own Texas Mike's Hot Sauce!

One of our errands was to local Sneed's Nursery. We bought some herbs to add to our herb garden and also some pretty new flowers to plant. I had fun playing in their adorable playhouse, as well!

We also admired a bistro table and chairs set they had, but they were way out of our price range. I told Bryce that I knew Target had similar options so we ventured there as well....and surprise, surprise, we hit the jackpot at Target!

We got these chairs on sale! 
They also come in fabulous coral and turquoise options, 
but we thought the black would be more versatile and are going to get some fun cushions for them!

As silly as it sounds, this was the first "furniture" purchase Bryce and I have ever made for the house together, and it felt very grown up, haha!

On our way out, we also spotted this beauty:

I literally stopped dead in my tracks and when I saw the price tag knew I had to have it. Surprisingly, Bryce really liked the table too. They only had one in the store, and it had a little bit of a chip in one corner so I decided to check it out online when I got home. And then...

I saw this baby:

Bryce liked this one even more and I am thinking it would be perfect as a "bar cart" type table. 

I was able to double up on online promotions and get both for just $130. I am planning to check them out when they arrive and keep or return as necessary. We might not have a spot for them now, but they are small enough (and chic enough) to justify storing them, if need be! I am even wondering if I should order a second of the first one to have a pair that could someday flank a couch in a formal living room. Thoughts?

If you haven't figured out, I was in a shopping mood this weekend. I think my desire for spring really has me wanting to "refresh" and buy some fun new things!

That being said, I was so super excited to find that this dress is now available for pre-order!

I first saw the dress on Taylor's blog a few weeks ago, and it sold out pretty much instantly. I have been stalking it ever since with hopes it would be resotcked. It is set to arrive by mid-May and I am so excited

And since we're talking about shopping for clothes now, I also will mention that we popped into Anthro during our errands yesterday...

I tried this shirt on and absolutely loved it...
am thinking I may need to order on pay day tomorrow!

I am also absolutely in love with their 
Paper Crown + Rifle Paper Co collaboration 
and was disappointed this lovely dress wasn't available in store!

I can imagine all of these clothing picks with the Tory wedges I am still lusting over...which brings me to something else I've been meaning to share for the last few weeks (like that segue?): Throw A Tantrum's "Summer Fashion Advice on How to Spend $100", featuring none other than moi, on their panel of 15 Fashion Experts! Read my pick of wedges, as well as the picks of 14 other fashionable ladies here. And while you're at it, be sure to check out all the monogrammed goodies on their site. I am especially loving their monogrammed seersucker bandeau and Lilly Pulitzer state hat shown below!

I've also been meaning to share HoosNetwork with my fellow UVA alums. HoosNetwork is an online community featuring articles focused on education, advice, the work world, school spirit, and entertainment. It was just launched in February and I am excited to see it grow!

Since I'm doing all sorts of musing and am adopting the mantra that anything goes in today's post, I wanted to mention a few recent pins...
  1. This pin has me thinking I need to make s'mores and swap out thin mints for the chocolate...
  2. I am pretty sure I need to make these chocolate covered strawberries this weekend..
  3. It's decided that I am going to have a cheese-cake at my next event...
To wrap up the randomness, we bought a spiralizer on sale at Sur La Table yesterday!

I've been meaning to pick one of these up for a while now and it seemed like a no-brainer yesterday since it is marked down by $10. Tonight we are going to go simple and make spaghetti with meat sauce, using zoodles! If you have any other great recipes, send them my way! I am so excited to use this to help cut back on carbs in anticipation of bikini season (and make up for the fried oreos and thin mint s'mores).

What's running through your mind on this Monday morning?

What new spring purchases have you made?

Have a great day!