I didn't do anything too crazy on Friday. Just a trip to the gym, and that is pretty much it. I used to always take Friday off, but sometimes it is nice to start off the weekend with a good work out.
Saturday was busy! I was up bright and early for Provident's Rooster Run. I will be recapping that later this week! My mom was heading down for a visit, so after the run I went home and waited for her arrival. The run actually took less time than I had anticipated, so I had a bit of time to read a few magazines, which was really nice. After my mom got here, we cleaned out a few of my kitchen cabinets. I didn't really have much to get rid of, I just wanted her advice to see if I could organize them in a better way. We decided to do a little shopping, and headed to the mall near my apartment. My mom is by far my favorite shopping partner, so it was nice to be out with her. We headed home for a quick lunch, then headed out again for my regular weekend shopping. First on the agenda was World Market. The one closest to my parents closed, so my mom always likes to browse the store that is close to me. We both picked up these kitchen towels - they are super cute! I got the aqua, while my mom went with red. It was great having her to run errands with - somehow grocery shopping isn't as awful when shopping with someone else! My mom made this awesome salmon and salad for dinner. I highly suggest checking out this Chopped Salad with Roasted Vegetables from Dinner at Tiffani's. It was super good and the roasted vegetables added such a great flavor to the salad!
We started Sunday out with a walk around my neighborhood. It was a great morning - the humidity was low and there was a nice little breeze. My mom headed out after making her "Laurie McMuffin's", which is just egg, cheese and bacon on an English muffin - delicous! I met up with some girls that I am on the Provident Young Professionals Board with to get things in place for the bar crawl. After meeting with everyone, I am beyond excited for the bar crawl. The area we are holding this is in Soulard, which is a gorgeous area of St. Louis. We had a few drinks while out, and it was nice to hang out with everyone and enjoy the gorgeous (and hot!) weather. My mom was so helpful when she was over that my normal Sunday to do's were pretty much done on Saturday. I enjoyed the rest of my Sunday in front of the TV, catching old episodes of RHONJ while anticipating the new season. New Jersey is definitely one of my favorite Real Housewives' series, and I am super excited that it is back on!
I hope you all had a great weekend and are ready to start the week! Happy Monday!
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