I am so sad this weekend is over! It was so amazing to spend it with the most amazing women I know. There was a ton of laughs, lots of catching up and even more shopping. I only have one more gift to pick up and then I am done Christmas shopping. I luckily have Monday (today) off from work to wrap some gifts, get caught up on laundry and other chores. Since we have a lot to get to…
Friday: I headed up to my friends house so we could drive together up to Stonewall Kitchen where we meet up with the other girls. Since we were about 40 minutes early we decided to hit Ogunquit beach which was a few miles down the road.
After leaving Stonewall Kitchen we went to Big Al’s. This dollar store is something else but it has the most random stuff ever.
The ho ho balls provided many jokes later on! After Big Al’s we were back on the road and stopped at Moody’s for lunch. They also have a gift shop in the back that we stopped at too.
After we were so full we could barely walk we headed to the hotel to rest for a bit.
We headed out to catch the parade but ending up missing it trying to find parking so we decided to just go shopping, duh?! We hit a bunch of little shops in the town and also a place called Reny’s which is a discount store similar to an Ocean State Job Lot. It is only in Maine so not surprisingly I found a lot of Duck Dynasty items.
We then hit up Applebees for dinner. They have a good special for Margarita’s and 1/2 price apps. I have never laughed so hard. Mom T. never really drinks and she tried a Sangria. We may have ordered one too many apps!!! We couldn’t finish half of it but they were all so good!! Proof that even non-bloggers take selfies!! (So caught girls!!!)
Saturday: We started the morning with breakfast where they make donuts fresh every morning. So yummy. The High school craft fair was next. I got a hand painted ornament, then we went to the town center for a few smaller shops.
Lynn and I decided to hit the Farnsworth Museum and they happened to be showing the Wizard of Oz exhibit. You can’t take pictures but I did snap the decal that were on the bathroom doors. Too cute.
Then it was off to Home Goods/TJ Maxx and the Hallmark store. After that we were hungry so we stopped for lunch. We rested a bit at the hotel and then it was time for the bonefire where we sing carols and Santa comes in on a fire truck.
We went back to the center of town for a bit more shopping until the fireworks display. My good friend Heather also helped a boy buy a nutcracker for Christmas. He wanted one so bad and she went in an told him she found the money on the ground.
We went back to Applebee’s for dinner and then headed back to the hotel and watched Christmas movies and laughed till we cried. Sunday came way to quickly and we headed home. Another wonderful trip and memories with my girls. I am forever grateful I have such amazing women in my life that I can count on, you make each get together even more memorable than the last one.
How was your weekend? Have you gone to any Christmas weekend festivals?
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The beach and the food looks so awesome :)!
Oh so much food!!! I so need to detox this week! 😉 The beach was the perfect beginning to the weekend!
kathy @ vodka and soda says
sounds like a WONDERFUL weekend!!!!
It was perfect! We didn’t want to leave!
Give me all the donuts! Sounds like the shopping was good and the memories are better! We did a Christmas festival and shopping weekend last year but couldn’t make it work this year. It was so fun, though!
They are so good and made fresh every morning! Festivals are so perfect since everything is condensed and you get a lot done! Hope you get to go again next year!
You had a very full weekend! Looks awesome!
It was busy, but oh so perfect! Girl time was much needed and we had a blast! Hope you had a great weekend too!
I am so jealous of your awesome weekend!! I didn’t do anything but sit on my butt! Glad you had a good time. 🙂
Thanks, girl! Hey sometimes sitting on your butt all weekend is pretty awesome!
SMD @ Life According to Steph says
Fabulous weekend! It sounds like a wonderful tradition.
I love the beach in winter.
We look forward to it every year. We didn’t want to leave!
What a fun trip! I love Maine and I have never really been in the winter, I need to change that ASAP!
Oh you really do. It is so beautiful and so many towns do festivals this time of year.
Kait @ ChickadeeSays says
Oh I am so jealous of your beach pictures! Looks like you had an amazing time!
Thanks! The beach was such a great way to start the weekend! The sounds of waves crashing is the best!
Amy Powell (@amyrenepowell) says
looks like you had a fabulous weekend! I’d love to just spend some time at the beach, even with it being cold.
I thought it would be colder, but it was perfect. A little bit of fog but the sound of the waves were so relaxing! Totally worth it!
This looks like such a great weekend! I’m so glad you all had a good time, and it definitely looks like you created more memories that will last for years. Are you feeling like today let you get back on top of life?
It was the perfect weekend! Just laughing with the girls was enough but all the shopping helped too! Having Monday off really helped me get all my chores done and my wrapping too. This is going to be a busy weekend so glad it is done!
Kate @ Another Clean Slate says
Looks like such a fun weekend! And lots of shopping 🙂 I am almost done with my shopping but still need to start wrapping. Hope you got everything you wanted to done today.
It was such a blast! I totally finished wrapping the gifts, baking, laundry and grocery shopping. Now I need another vacation! 😉
Emily T says
Hahaha… when I read that you went to “Big Al’s” I had to do a double take. There is a giant, famous strip club in Peoria called Big Al’s. I was thinking, wow, they have some odd traditions for their girls weekends. Hahaha
Well a strip club would have been interesting but the dollar store did earn me my smiley mug so I am glad we went there instead! 😉
Racing Bananas says
This looks like such a fun weekend 🙂 I would LOVE to see the Wizard of Oz exhibit!!
It was the best weekend! It was such an amazing exhibit and lots of original screenplays, board games, books, and costumes. Amazing!
I’m glad I’m not the only one who thought immature thoughts when they say “ho ho balls” hahahaha! 😉
It provided a lot of naughty jokes! You are among friends on that one! 😉
Kristen @ Your Beauty Fix says
Love the Christas shopping! And your mom is HILARIOUS!
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Thanks! Yes, she is quite hilarious! We never laughed so hard!
I so look forward to this weekend every year! Love you my sister!
Love you, sis!! We need to start planning our girls weekend!!