Monday, April 29, 2013

BLOOMS, PROJECTS, A PARTY & MY SINGLE GIRL WEEKEND!


The Husband packed it up and headed to the lake Saturday afternoon.  He told me he was going on a sabbatical, he told Emily he was going on a retreat and told Abby he was going there to get some sleep! lol!  I personally know that he has been nurturing his love affair with his new fishing boat.  I think I mentioned to you that the old boat he bought last spring was too small for our rough lake.  So he found another bigger used boat on Craig's List and he is happily toying with it up there right now.  He'll get home tonight, exhausted I'm sure.  

I, on the other hand, had what I called my single girl weekend!  Saturday I cleaned, grocery shopped and made a terrific jalapeno popper dip for the Bachelorette party #2 that night.  I'm going to give you the link to this dip next time...it was SO good!  While I was mixing and humming and dancing a little to some 90's music all alone in my house Saturday afternoon, I felt like I was twenty again!  I think we all need a little time alone once in awhile.  Outside my kitchen window I could see people walking dogs and kids playing ball in the street and I just couldn't help but think how good life can be!

SO, I'm going to get on with my day and find out when The Husband is going to tear himself away from the lake.  I'm ready to make a nice big dinner, after my weekend as a single girl I found I really don't like cooking too much for myself so it was cereal for dinner last night!

Have a great week everyone! :)

XO,
Jane

56 comments:

Barbara F. said...

Sounds like a fun weekend. Your shoes are so pretty and you can walk in them, that's the best! I know it would be for me. xo

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Love the shoes and your new jeans, sounds like the perfect weekend. You daughter is really a trooper coping with all of the stuff that's been going on. Wow. Good for her. Hugs, Marty

The Quintessential Magpie said...

I think those shoes are going to be very snazzy for the wedding. Just perfect. And the jeans are really cute, too.

Enjoyed going to Emily's party with you and hearing all about what is going on in your life. Things here are quiet with the exception of workmen. Need I say more?

I love that your husband had to go play with his new toy. Sounds like Mr. Magpie.

XO,

Sheila

Vicki @ lifeinmyemptynest said...

Those jeans are adorable - I need to go shopping :-)
Happy Monday!

It's me said...

Sounds like a fun weekend....lovely week Jane....love from me...love your white tulips...so Dutch !!!...xxx !

Karen Mary Butterfly said...

A single girl weekend sounds wonderful! I can't believe all the things your daughter has been going through. One thing after another. I think it's a sign that come the day of the wedding, nothing but good times! I love the shoes you got. Very pretty!
Karen

Sharon Lovejoy said...

Hi dear Jane,

LOVED this. Could just see you dancin in your kitchen as you worked.

My girlfriends from high school will arrive for a six girl sleepover on the weekend of May 17th. Old friends are treasures, as are you!

Love,

Sharon

Sherry @ Thrift My House said...

Sounds like a lovely weekend! Those jeans are adorable. Cute shoes too! Glad things are coming together. Love the pretty flower photos. Daffodils are one of my favorites. Hope you have a good week :)

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/From Harvest To Table said...

Sounds like a wonderful weekend Jane. Love your shoes!

Stacey said...

You are so busy these days - even on your downtime girl weekend. I enjoy reading about your days.

Primitive Stars said...

Hi Jane, a weekend with the girls is always a hoot...much needed.....Love the white Tulips and your shoes are beautiful......Also the jeans, love jeans so......Dance Sister Dance, Francine.

Leslie said...

Hi Jane, Your garden is lovely and lucky you getting some warm spring weather coming your way. A girls nite (solo or with friends) is always fun:) Sounds like you had a nice weekend! I'm loving those kitten heels and the tulips are always a favorite of mine:)

xxleslie

Coastal Cottage Dreams said...

Hi Jane, your weekend sounded fun! What a new theme too! Lovely shoes too!

Kathleen Grace said...

Oh to have a whole weekend to myself! I think you're right, we all need some alone time to unwind. It sounds like you had a wonderful weekend!

Laurie said...

wow, a whirlwind of activity, you are a busy lady, I love your jeans, I wish my behind wasn't so big, I would love these!

Geneva said...

Jane ... I love reading about your days, with so much going on and you taking it all in stride. Love your new shoes and love that you had cereal for dinner. ":o)
Thanks for sharing your world!
Blessings!
Geneva

Kathy Moreland said...

I always enjoy your posts so much! I agree with you...we all need time alone. I had an entire week recently, and I did NOT turn the stove on!! I was ready for the hubby to get back home though. He had gone to the lake to work in the yards, and I had to stay here to help Pam with getting Rheagan to school. Anyway, I was glad for him to walk in the door. Sounds like Emily is taking everything in stride. I know the date is getting closer, so you two have all the fun you can, and keep us posted! Talk to ya!

Designs By Pinky said...

AH, it sounds like you had a good day alone! I long for a day alone, with my hubby retired he is here ALL THE TIME:):):) The party sounds likeit was fun too and I LOOOOOVE your jeans!!! Love your shoes for the wedding too. Your poor daughter!!!!!!!!!!!! What terrible luck she has been having! So sorry about that. XO, pinky

Keep Calm and Decorate said...

Jane - I love your shoes and your floral jeans! Poor Emily...but I am glad she is taking it all in stride. Thank goodness she found the diamond for her ring. :)

Sarah said...

So happy you are having beautiful weather. We, too, are having a glorious spring. Love the new shoes. Do we get a peek at the purse? '-) A girl's weekend is always fun, but then you get to have fun with your darling daughters all the time. Love seeing your garden. I've been MIA from visiting and commenting because I've had my head in the dirt. Gardening for weeks now.......Sarah

Beth said...

It is really nice here too Jane. Mid 70s today and lovely sun.

I really like those shoes!

Pondside said...

Sometimes it's such a treat to have the house to oneself - to have control of the TV remote, to read in bed, to watch something different on TV - but it's so good to welcome your other half home at the end of it!

Junkchiccottage said...

Hi Jane
I am so loving our weather! It has been so nice to work outside. Your week end sounded fun. Love the shoes very pretty. Exciting times.
Kris

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Cute shoes, cute jeans and cute daughter!
Hope Al had a good time, it sounds like you did.
Your daffodils are amazing.
They are blooming here now...finally.
Today 80 degrees and then and i kid you not, they have snow in the forecast for Thursday.
I am going to scream!!!
Hugs,
Cindy

Theresa said...

Ooh-lah-lah... love the shoes:) It sounds like you were SO cute in those jeans for the PAR-TEE! I am so excited for you and the wedding plans! Have a blessed week dear friend, HUGS!

Maggie said...

Gorgeous shoes! Sounds like you all had fun, living the single girl life at the party.
I do love a margarita but only ever drink them when we're on vacation in the US, I wonder why? The SP is cooking Mexican tonight maybe I'll mix up a jug of margarita's to go with the food.
Have a great week, dear friend.

Julie Marie said...

Hi Janie... as always, I love lingering over your posts... sounds like you had a great single weekend... I love Jack to pieces, but really LOVE some days or nights all by myself... I love that you danced to your favorite music!... I still put the Beach Boys on and dance around like I was 16 years old again on the beach at La Jolla!... tee hee hee... keeps us young... I will never get old... Emily's party sounds like so much fun, and you both look beautiful!... sorry she has had so many things happen lately, but it sounds like she is one strong lady which is great!... your shoes for the wedding are just stunning!... and now I want some floral jeans... much love to you, xoxo Julie Marie

sandy @ french laundry 132 said...

Sounds like fun and I bet you are becoming more at ease getting ready for the big day! So glad Emily found her diamond!!! How scary that must have been! I hope they secure it well enough this time yikes!

Love the shoes and I am in love with those pastel floral jeans!! I would love a pair myself!

Sue (Someones Mom) said...

It sounds as if things are moving fast at your house. I love your shoes...heels of any kind kill me these days, so I'm glad our wedding will be beachy and maybe I can get through it with flat sandals or barefoot!

Something similar happened to my ring before my wedding. The jeweler left it in the cleaning solution and forgot about it...it turned black! They had to send it away and do something to it (it was white gold) and I got it back just days before the wedding. It all comes together somehow!

You had a nice weekend? Ours was awful, cold, gray and raining all weekend long. Today is going to be 84 and is gorgeous but the rain comes back tomorrow night and temps drop 20+ degrees...supposed to rain all through the weekend.

Lisa @ Texas Decor said...

I love the shoes! Sounds like they'll go perfectly with your dress. I didn't know your home was built in the 1930's, that's so neat! I love older homes. Glad you enjoyed your "single" weekend. :)

Debbie said...

Your shoes are sooo cute, Jane!!!
and I LOVE your floral jeans!!! I tried some on at Kohls, and loved them!
Sounds like you had a great weekend.
Having a single girl's weekend is fun. It's also fun when your hubby returns, isn't it.
You sound happy....
xo

bj said...

I am so lovin' those floral jeans and if I see any, I'm gettin' some.
Love those pretty shoes, too :)
I know you looked so cute in them.

Sorry your daughter is going thru stressful times...it will all be ok.

emily said...

Girl time is the BEST.

KarenB said...

Looks like the details are coming together. So sorry to hear about all the irritations happening for your girl. Weddings and their details can be so exhausting. Also, I'm a single girl usually 4 days a week and let me tell you, I HATE to cook for just myself. I'm fairly happy with cheese and crackers.

Hugs,
Karen

The Tablescaper said...

Sounds like a great weekend!

- The Tablescaper

Traci said...

Love the tulips! They're my absolute faves!!! It sounds like you had an awesome weekend.

Our Neck of the Woods said...

Sounds like a fun weekend! I would have grabbed those tulips for sure. I can't turn down flowers! I like those jeans, too. Really pretty take on the floral trend :)

xinex said...

I love your shoes, very cute, Janie. Your flowers are very pretty too. I hope Emily does not get any more accidents no matter how minor. That will make me nervous. Tell her to take special care of herself....Christine

Kelly said...

Sounds like you're finally seeing the light at the end of the tunnel with the wedding preparations. Hopefully, all of the bad luck your daughter has been having will be behind her and she can focus on her exciting upcoming wedding! My husband just got back from being out of town too. He went camping up in the Smoky Mountains in TN and did some fishing with a friend. Guys have to have their hobbies too!

Teresa@1800 Farmhouse Rd said...

Oh, I LOVE those white tulips! I actually went to our Kroger the other day looking for some, and they didn't have any left of any color. I am just going to admire yours!

chateau chic said...

I love when I have extended time at home alone. Even cleaning and laundry isn't so bad if I can turn up the music!
Mary Alice

Maria Elena said...

Jane, it sounds like you had a fabulous weekend! Love, love the shoes and jeans! Yes, we do all need that time alone! Glad you enjoyed it!

Lulu said...

Omigoodness, I can't believe all that your daughter is experiencing. She must have about died when she realized her diamond was missing, but how lucky she found it. So much trauma always seems to surround a wedding, and I think there's great relief for everyone when it's over.
I like those times when I'm home alone. I wouldn't want it to be permanent, but it's great to be in my own space doing whatever.

Mary said...

What a fun weekend and beautiful picture of you and your daughter.

podso said...

Jane it sounds like a fun weekend. Sometimes "alone time" is so good; at least I need it from time to time. Glad your weather is improving. Great shoes!

Town and Country Gals said...

Jane,
what a fun, busy weekend you've had! what a "run" of luck your daughter' had! Maybe she just needed to get it all out of the way at once so everything can go smoothly from here on out! Cute pic of the two of you!
Rebecca

Debbiedoo's said...

You and your daughter look like doll faces, I love that pic. SOunds like a fun weekend Jane.

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams said...

I am in love with those shoes...click your heels they are gorgeous.

Jen

Mary Ann at classic•casual•home said...

That is so funny about the games you played. Sounds like a fun party. You have a darling daughter....and lovely shoes!

Kristi said...

I swear you and I could have the same ipod playlist! I love hearing what you are up to! And those shoes are adorable!! :)
Kristi

Lynn @The Vintage Nest said...

Love your floral jeans, love the photo of you and daughter and love that you had a great girl's weekend. xo

must love junk said...

Love your tulips! Glad you had fun :)
Susan

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

I remember those days of the weddings SO well. They are precious memories..and now my daughters are going through it with their daughters...my granddaughters. I have all the fun of no work, just watching them enjoy..AND stress out! :):)
Have fun Jane. I LOVE the shoes..AND the tulips..but I REALLY love the print of those pants more than anything!!

Michelle@Fromhousetohome said...

Hi Jane!
I love the heels and the jeans! I know what you mean about walking in the heels though, I'm terrible at it so I go for the lower ones too.

It's great she can take that all in stride, that's so much going on at once!

The collar Sebastian was wearing is for our wedding shop on Etsy. I thought it would be cute for a dog collar that says "I do too" so the bride can take some pictures with her dog and include them in the day. We will see if anyone else likes the idea too, *fingers crossed* that they sell. :)

Hope you are having a beautiful weekend. It's gorgeous here in PA, the sun is shining!

Michelle

Karen Harvey Cox said...

Sounds like you are having fun with all of the wedding details. Your shoes are wonderful! A single girl weekend...lovely. Your daughter is so pretty, just like her Mom.

Karen

Gypsy Heart said...

Love the shoes! They will be perfect. The jeans are really neat too! I'm loving all the bright colors now ~ just not buying any clothes. I'm working on weeding out and getting rid of "stuff" before I move.

Glad you had a great weekend and the shower was fun! She really is having some challenges isn't she? Not good but she seems to be such a trooper! Also, gorgeous ~

xo
Pat