I may have just returned home from my road trip to North Carolina (my trip recap can be found here and here) but that doesn’t mean I am going to sit at home this weekend. Due to my
poor planning awesomeness I am going on the annual girls weekend with my bestest friends! In my defense I thought I was going to spend Monday and Tuesday at home doing projects around my house so it would have been a great weekend to get away. Either way I am excited to go. Every year in place of Christmas and birthday gifts us girls go away for a night and just spend time together. We try and pick a location in New England that is close enough so we don’t spend the whole time driving but far enough that we get to explore a new city. This year we picked Providence for WaterFire. So check back in on Monday for all the trip details. Since it is Friday I am going to share my favorite things.
Favorite Song: You know my love of rock so this one should be no surprise. Love this band and i can’t find this song on iTunes! Wahhh!! So I will settle for adding it here. UPDATE: You can get it on Amazon! Heck yeah, adding it to my running playlist!
I can see the shame in your eyes (In my mind)
I can feel the rain from the sky (Letting go)
I can hear you inside your mind (In my mind)
Where the pain begins
Can’t explain away what seems to fail
Reaching out to pull away, with every tear still falling
Running just to crawl
Had enough, stop now, had enough, had enough now
Just don’t go
Had enough, to have enough
Favorite Recipe: After last weekend and this weekend delicious but less than healthy food, this coming week is going to be filled with veggies and lean proteins so I can get back on track. Asparagus is my
second third favorite green veggie. Right behind Romaine lettuce, and broccoli. These asparagus fries with Lemon Herb Aioli will be on the menu.
Favorite Moment: Getting to spend time with not one but two blogger buds. Maddie of course who hosted me in North Carolina but also Steph from Life According to Steph. She was on her way from Pennsylvania to a wedding in Mass and since my work is right off the highway she stopped by for a quick meet. Next time we need to do dinner! The thing I love about both girls is they are real, relate-able and down to earth, basically the kind of people I would choose for friends if they lived next door.
Poor Maddie and Tony were subjected to a lot of That’s What She Said coming from my mouth this past weekend, but seriously don’t leave the door open for it. 😉
What are your plans for the weekend?
I am also linking up with Tori over at Cupcakes and Crossbones
Kelly (@KRod0519) says
Girls’ weekends are the best! And how cool to have met @lifeaccordingtosteph. Fun selfies! Have a great weekend!
It was so great to finally meet her. I am really looking forward to girls weekend! Hope you have a great weekend planned too.
glad you are back safe and sound!! i plan on getting caught up on your trip!
Thank you. It was such a great trip. I missed everybody.
The Fire is so much fun in Providence – so pretty there and the mall – oh the mall!!! That recipe looks so good! Have a blast!
We could do some serious damage, though I need to try and restrain myself as much as possible. Thank you.
Amanda Elizabeth says
ahhhhhh how awesome your quick meet up blates!!!!! Girl story of my life with the heat to arctic conditions. That last ecard sign me up! Thanks for linking up girl!!
It was so great to meet Steph even for just a little while. My nose is running today it’s so cold. Why?!!! Hahah! Girl’s weekends are the best, you need one stat!
Jana @ Jana Says says
How great that you got to meet Steph! I’m sure it was long overdue.
Have fun on your girls’ weekend! I miss being able to do those. Now my friends are all “I just can’t get away from the kids”. Because I kind of thought that was the point.
It was, we have been blogging friends for so long. Finally good to meet. Uh, what?!! That is the whole point, get away no demands and just the girls.
Ahh you met up with Steph soooo cool! And in answer to your question yes its sooo time for a girls weekend and I love the meme!
Yes, it was great being able to finally meet her. Right?! I think girls weekends are the best, and we need them more often!
That asparagus recipe looks delicious! Hope you have a fun girls weekend!
You can’t go wrong with Asparagus. Thank you, hope you have a great weekend!
A girls weekend sounds awesome!! Even if it’s not relaxing it kind of is, you get to be yourself with your bestest friends.
Now that I work from home I still freeze all day in my office even though my AC is set on 82, I figure it has to be because I sit at a desk not moving all day. If I were up walking around and cleaning the house 82 would feel hot.
Yes, it will be a day of exploring the city, eating good food, lots of laughs and relaxing by the bonfires. Not moving probably doesn’t help but you set the thermostat girl!
you are just a very busy woman this summer! Sounds awesome!! Next time your in my neck of the woods you have to tell me!
It has been very busy. Normally I am just a beach bum but it has been nice to see everyone. Yes, I will be sure to plan it a little bit more ahead of time and so I have more time for visits. 🙂
Girls weekends are awesome and I know you will have an amazing time!
P.S. I looove asparagus and that pic looks deeeeelish! Thanks for linking up =)
Thank you! I am really excited, I miss my girls! Asparagus is so good, that one looks hard to resist.
SO cool that you had a chance to hang out with 2 bloggy buddies 🙂 Have so much fun at Waterfire!! If you have time, definitely take a drive down to Newport, even just for a few hours, I love it there in the summer! Say hi to RI for me 😉
Thank you! It was a great week! I love Newport, we actually went there for a previous girls weekend. It’s so beautiful there.
Linda Sheridan says
Excellent idea to ditch gifts for a nice get together. So glad my Stephanie stopped by for a quick visit, it enabled me to track her trip! Thank Goddess for cell phones on these long rode trips. My Stephen is a big that’s what she said person
and he always gets me. It is really funny!!! Steve Carrell was the best! Seamus will be happy to get you home once you return from your girls weekend. We hardly ever leave our pups. It is easier kenneling for them when there are two. Not so easy on our bank acct,. but we have peace of mind and do not burden others. Another reason for having our healing ocean oasis. We enjoy it from May to end of September and no kenneling!
Wishing you a joyous, fun weekend. Love SMD’s Momma
Our time together is much more important than gift! It was so great getting able to meet her in person. It is such a funny line and fits in so may ways. 😉 Yes, kenneling can get expensive. I am lucky in that my Dad doesn’t mind and it keeps his dog company. Hope you have an amazing weekend!
Your girls weekend trip sounds like it’ll be so much fun! Have a great time!!
Thank you. It will be fun exploring Providence and laughing the weekend away with the girls.
You got to meet Stephanie?!?!?!?!? I am so totally jelly!! Two of my faves in one place!
My dogs act like I have been gone for years, even if it was only an hour. Makes me feel real special and wanted!!!
LOL I am totally the Kool Aid Man. Whoops!
Have a great weekend girl!
I did! Aww you are too sweet. Thank you. It does make you feel so important when they get so excited to see you. Haha! A perfectly placed That’s What She Said can be awesome. Have a great weekend!
Kate @ Another Clean Slate says
Ohh I love asparagus but I haven’t been too adventurous when cooking. I will need to try those fries.
This really seems easy enough and if it fails at least you got your vegetables. 😉
omg yes to the AC thing, I’m dressing like its winter up in here, and I sweat the moment I step outside. Bah! and yummmo asparagus fries look amazeballs.
It is like they are trying to freeze us out. My nose was dripping it was so cold. Healthy with a kick, can’t go wrong! Or can it! Bwahaha!
Liz @ Fitness Blondie says
Oh wow those asparagus fries look out of this world! Have fun on your road trip as well doll, you are ms. traveler lately 🙂
They look so good, hope they turn out okay. Thank you, I know I am normally a homebody but they just seem to fall into place lately. I can’t complain I love my girl time.
Have fun on your girl’s weekend! I think it’s awesome that you have a group of friends that you can do that with!
Thank you, I am so excited for girl time. Yes, we are family and have know each other forever. It is so important to us to get together when we can.
Oh man asparagus is hands down my fav veggie. Like REAL asparagus, not the frozen crap. Haha. And omg I feel like I’m abandoning my furbabies every single time I leave for vacation. I seriously feel so guilty, I come home with treats and a new toy haha.
It is so much better when it’s fresh! Isn’t it so sad, they look miserable when we leave. Haha!
Fun times! 2 blates? Lucky girl!
Awe Seamus, he loves his mama 🙂
I know, it was a good week for sure! He is such a sweetie and I miss him when I go.
Leeann @ Join the Gossip says
Sounds like such a fun time! I hope you had a blast. Can’t wait to read all about it 🙂
It was so much fun! Thank you. Getting together with the girls is always the best.
SMD @ Life According to Steph says
I’m so glad it worked out and we could catch up in person! I got right back on 95, easy peasy. The rest of the ride not so much!
I’m in the same boat as you, I need greens and lean proteins this week even though I just feel like eating trash.
Me too. Ugh that stinks the rest of the trip was rough. Sometimes 95 just doesn’t cooperate. Serious detox going on here, and gym time. Way to much indulging during all these trips.
Aww! I love Steph! Super jealous of your blog buddy time.
She came up once before and it didn’t work so I was happy it worked out.