The first part of my Labor Day weekend was spent in my hometown, Pontiac. I headed home Thursday night and I have to say, it sure was nice to be home! The long weekend started off right with my favorite pizza. I even stopped at Walmart on my way in for a bottle of wine, since my parents didn't have the kind I was craving. It was a yummy mix! The weekend gave us a taste of fall, so I fully enjoyed having windows open at my parents the whole time I was there.
My mom and I started off Friday morning with a run. Let's just say, my mom is a champ, while I could use a little more work on my endurance. One of our favorite things to do together is shop, so we made our way to the mall and got a few goodies. I wasn't overly impressed with the sales where we were, but I did snag these tops and these pants at Loft. I love that the sleeves are a little longer, and the length of the pants is ideal for me as an ankle crop! Yankee Candle was on the list of places for us to stop, so I got my favorite fall scent, as well as a new one, Autumn in the Park. It's a little fresher than Spiced Pumpkin, which I think makes it a great transition candle. Even though I probably shouldn't have, my mom and I headed to Charmed, a super cute boutique in town. I snagged a sweater and demin dress. I can't wait for the weather to cool down so I can wear both of them! My mom and I whipped up a fall banner for my apartment after we got home, which ended up into reorganizing her ribbon drawer. She has a ridiculous amount of ribbon - the picture is probably only half of it!
Saturday started with another walk. We actually did the same route as our morning run, because I wanted to snap a picture of the sun over the fields. Just so, so pretty! My parents and I headed to Kane County Flea Market to meet my grandma. It was the perfect day for the flea market and people were out and buying! We all had a good day, although my dad probably made out the best with a 1973 Cubs roster picture for $1.00. I finished reading The Light Between Oceans that evening and wow, was it as good as everyone was saying.
My mom and I decided to do another walk Sunday morning, this time a different route though. My mom made a pancake and bacon breakfast for us, which was delicious. I have been craving pancakes and it really hit the spot. Then it was onto Chicago - stay tuned!
Linking up with Jenn and Jessi.