Monday, May 21, 2012

My Weekend

I had the most fantastic time this past weekend.  Friday was my birthday and my husband and kiddos surprised me with this cake before we left to drop the kids off at my daughter’s house for the weekend.  I have to give a shout out to my amazing daughter who offered to keep the kids so we could have the weekend together.  Thank you so much, Karissa!!! 

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Then it was just my hubby and I for the next two days!  That happens so rarely that we get time alone together for that long.  We had fun using Instagram to document our weekend.

We went to the Greek Festival Friday night.  We haven’t been in a couple of years.   We used to live just down the street and went every year, but we don’t get there as often since we moved to Gettysburg.  They have the best Greek food!  I had never tried Greek food until I met my husband and he took me to a Greek restaurant on a date.  It was love at first taste. I forgot to take a picture of the HUGE chocolate covered strawberries.  They were delicious!

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Saturday we went to Lucketts to the Spring Antique Market.  I love going there, but it is definitely something I enjoy much more without the kids.  Here are some of my favorite things, I couldn’t possibly share all of them.  Let me just say here, that I have the best husband.  I thought he might be a little bored, but he enjoyed it every bit as much as I did and insisted we see everything.  Oh, how I love that man! 

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Crabcake sandwich…oh my goodness.  Yum!

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Miss Mustard Seed.  BIG fan…and we share the same town.  She is coming out with her own milk paint colors.  I can’t wait to try them.

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I fell in love with these photo frames and may try to make one.

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…and this framed vintage receipt….LOVE!

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I purchased these shutters because I have wanted some forever.  They look great on my table and hide all the little nicks in my wall that need to be filled and painted.  Am I the only one who has that problem?

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My birthday present.  I am so in love with chalk paint and I was so excited when my wonderful hubby told me to pick out some new colors to add to my chalk paint collection as my birthday gift.  I can’t wait to use them!

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We went to the mall after and I found a Kirklands and bought a few things I will share in a future post.  Then we went to the Cheesecake Factory and ordered appetizers for dinner and cheesecake for dessert.  We don’t do THAT with the kids. I forgot to take a picture of our cheesecake.  They have the BEST mint green tea.  I always drink way too much when we go there.  It is SO good.  I wish I could figure out how to make it at home.  Anyone know how?

Sunday we just spent recovering from the very busy previous days.  It was a beautiful, relaxing day and I enjoyed every minute with my man.

I hope I haven’t bored you too much with all the pictures and all.  Thanks for sticking around to the end.  I have a very exciting giveway coming up this week…I can’t wait to share.

~Karen

6 comments:

MaxineD said...

What an awesome weekend!!
Blessings
Maxine

Bernadette Bliss said...

HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY, Karen.I loved hearing about the fun you had on your special day. I love the Cheesecake Factory, by the way. Have a wonderful, blessed year ahead. B

Marie B. said...

Hey, I didn't know you live in Gettysburg! That's our fav vaca spot. We're headed there the last weekend of July. :) I'm glad you had such a nice time with just your hubby!

Teresa Arsenault said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, KAREN! It looks like you had a lovely time.
Blessings,
Teresa

Jennifer said...

It sure sounds like you had an incredible weekend! Happy belated birthday and so glad that you were able to spend some time with just your husband! It all looked so wonderful!

Sandra said...

Happy Belated Birthday Karen! Wishing you a year filled with the same joy you bring to others. I am so glad that you a great time with hubby!
Agape,
Sandra