Weekend Recap: Days Off + Decorating

Happy Monday!  I say that with real excitment because it's Thanksgiving week!  Only a few days of work then it's family time...and shopping.

I started my weekend off early, because I took off both Thursday and Friday.  Wednesday night we headed to the movies to see Thor.  It was really good and actually quite funny.  

Thursday seems to far away as I try to write this on Sunday evening, haha!  We decided to try out a new to us restaurant, Mission Taco in the Central West End area.  It's such a neat neighborhood, with lots of restaurants, shops and just some really awesome houses.  Lunch was amazing - my very favorite things weren't actually the tacos, but the apps we got - queso con chrizo and corn fritters.  So good!  The margaritas were awesome, too!  After lunch we perused the book store across the street.  It was neat to be inside an old school bookstore.  I could have browsed in there for so long - especially the cookbook section.  We ended the afternoon with ice cream at Jeni's.  I had never been there before, but heard good things, and opted for the Darkest Chocolate.  I really, really liked it.  The rest of the day was spent relaxing.



My mom and I started decorating for Christmas on Friday!  Last we had quite the fiasco with the lights on the tree, but I am happy to say that it went a whole heck of a lot smoother this time!  We got the majority of things up that evening, and had our list of things we were going to look for the following day.  

Originally, we had plans to check out a table top tour that was going on Saturday at local shops.  We ended up scratching the idea, and just headed out to some other places.  Our first stop was The White Rabbit.  It's a shop I had been following on instagram for awhile, but never made it to.  It just so happened that they were having their holiday open house, so it worked out perfectly!  I am so glad we went, because I picked up some super cute items...and since it was their open house, I was one of the lucky customers to get a gift, which included a super cute ornament and gift certificate!  We had to go to Pottery Barn, because sadly, I had to return my plaid plates I was so excited about.  I totally got it wrong, and realized that my Santa plates were dinner size, not salad plates.  So, I couldn't layer them liked I had planned in my head, because they were the same size!  Of course, I didn't realize this until I was getting my decorations out on Friday.  Whoops!  We would have gone anyways, honestly, because both my mom and I love that store.  They were having a really good sale - 20% off your purchase, and then my mom had a really good coupon.  I picked up this faux fur pillow case, which is soooo soft and my mom grabbed some mercury glass votives.  Then it was on to World Market, Michael's and Target.  Michael's had some amazing sales.  I decided to add some red berries to my decor this year, and they had picks on sale 70% off!  Meaning, the $1.99 picks I got ended up being only $0.59 each!  It was really nasty outside - rainy, windy and super cold, so we were glad to get home.  Last time my mom was here, we got Pi Pizza for dinner, and ended up doing the same this night.  Our favorite is the Central West End pizza.

Sunday we braved the cold for a short walk, then it was breakfast and time for church.  Afterwards, I made a quite trip to the grocery store, where I just tried to wing it with no list.  I am so not that kind of shopper - I need a list!  The rest of the day was spent doing laundry, meal prepping a bit and just enjoying all the decorations! 


I hope everyone had a great weekend!

Linking up with Biana.

18 comments

  1. I LOVE JENI'S!!!!! that sounds like the perfect flavor too! Can't wait to see how y'all decorated and you know i'm always so impressed with how much you accomplish before church every Sunday!
    Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

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  2. Looks like fun eating places! I bought pillow covers this weekend too at Pottery Barn outlet. Happy Thanksgiving!

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  3. Cute Christmas decor! I'm the same as you with grocery shopping...definitely need a list or I'll forget half of the things I need and buy splurge items I don't need lol. Have a great Thanksgiving week! Emily @ Martinis & Bikinis

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  4. I want to go to that Jeni's place! I don't think we have any around here!

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  5. Love what a long weekend you had and gearing up for another long one again!! Glad to hear you enjoyed the movie - we haven't seen one in theaters in ages, but this time of year we always see a few! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  6. Oh my gosh, we LOVE Jenis! We don't have one here but we always make sure to stop when we are in Atlanta. The brown butter almond brittle is my favorite but darkest chocolate is a close second.

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  7. The White Rabbit sounds so cool! And I want to go to Jeni's too. Yep, I have to have a list at the store too. Hope your Thanksgiving weekend starts off great pretty girl!

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  8. What a fun weekend and I would love to visit The White Rabbit!!

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  9. Yum, those corn fritters and queso look so, so good! It sounds like such a fun weekend with your mom shopping and getting decorations up. Michael's really does have some amazing sales-- we got a few things last weekend and it was so much less expensive than something similar I had almost picked up from Pier 1.

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  10. Omg my mouth is watering at the sound (and sight) of that queso! Have I mentioned that I'm a Mexican food fiend?! Seriously, it sounds like a delicious and fun weekend. We're probably the only ones who haven't started decorating for Christmas this year, so I'm living vicariously through you! Happy Monday!

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  11. White Rabbits were these vanilla-like tootsie rolls my mom used to love - you can find them in Asian grocery stores. The name of that restaurant triggered such a fond memory!

    Nicole @ www.bentomomentos.wordpress.com

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  12. That restaurant sounds delicious! We started decorating over the weekend too - earlier than usual but the more time to enjoy it the better!

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  13. Sounds like a great weekend to kick off the holiday festivities! I can’t wait for Thursday to get here!

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  14. I couldn't believe it... another blogger in STL?! How cool. :) Please share if you know any other STL bloggers!

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  15. That ice cream sounds absolutely amazing! I went to Michael's on Black Friday too and could not believe the amazing sales!

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  16. Y'all hit the best spots for Black Friday shopping!!! Can't wait to see your Christmas decor!

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  17. We decorated on Friday too! We do that every year so we don't get tempted to go shopping lol. It was nice to have a 4 day weekend too
    XO Ellen from Ask Away
    www.askawayblog.com

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