I love when I take an otherwise dreary, rainy weekend and make it fabulous! Friday, I relaxed after work with a good friend, a bottle of wine, a movie, and great conversation.
Saturday I started off right, with a steam and a therapeutic massage. (I highly recommend scheduling a massage several weeks from now, then getting the pleasant surprise when the appointment rolls around!) The weather was still pretty damp, so I put off visiting the craft fair. (unfortunately they canceled it for weather) But I finally put my tomato plants in the ground and planted my herbs and pepper plant in containers.
Lemon basil and Thai Star basil in container on left, Greek Columnar basil, Italian parsley, and Dill in containers on right. A baby pepper plant in the white container and two kinds of tomatoes in the ground!
After cleaning off the mud, I caught up with lots of friends at a housewarming party. Then ended the night, with the First Saturday Gallery Crawl in downtown. Bouncing around to several art galleries, checking out the great art is always a blast. And free!
Sunday, I joined friends for a Slow Food Hot Dog Day at the cutest hot dog weenery. Yes, I did just use that word and it was fantastic. The gourmet dogs were great, but the toppings were more than I could fit on one bun! Then I spent some quality time at my favorite east side coffee shop until my next adventure.
After catching up over a glass of wine, I went with a friend to the latest ecoChic Swap! I loved my last ecoChic adventure and once again this one did not disappoint. I even won two of the raffle prizes, $50 gift certificate to a vintage store and gift certificate to yoga classes I can take with my ecoChic buddy! Here is my fabulous haul!
Yes, I did get more shoes! I know I admit I have a shoe problem (is it really a problem?), but in all fairness, I took four pairs there and only came home with three pairs! A pair of fabulous red boots, some purple striped wedges with ribbons that wrap around your ankles, and cutesy black patent mary jane peep toe heels!
My final haul in addition to the shoes: Brown Gap jacket, brown striped purse, purple wallet, pink workout tank top, brown sweater dress, cute fancy tank top, Levi jeans, plaid pants, red shirt, Benetton summer top, and floral wrap blouse. I got some great things for work and some fun clothes too! Next one is September and is vintage only. Time to start scouring thrift stores for vintage stuff to exchange! After our haul, my ecoChic buddy and I had some dinner at a fun little east side Mexican restaurant.
What a fabulous way to spend my weekend. I wish all my rainy days were this much fun!