Monday, September 5, 2011

(Free) Weekend Happenings

Peach pie{we heart it}

Hey lovelies, I hope yall are winding down after a fabulous Labor Day!  The day off from work was much needed as things have been pretty intense since starting my new job.  And of course, the holiday was extra appreciated, because in addition to a day off, it gave me an extra day in Chicago with Matt, hooray!  We enjoyed a pretty restful, low-key weekend, and due to the recent start of The September Spending Freeze, we also enjoyed a free weekend.  Here's a peek into what kept us smiling (and not spending) this weekend...

Curling up with our Kindles and ignoring the pile of work related books on the kitchen counter...
Trying our hands at a homemade peach cobbler...
Cheering on my beloved Sooners in a fabulous first game of the season...
Meeting with the youth pastor at church to see how we can get involved with the high school students...
Overcoming an intense "lets go out to lunch" craving with two made-with-love grilled cheeses...
Sprucing up our patio with a little elbow grease and no money...
Snuggling up during a Saturday rainstorm with no plan or schedule in sight...
Hosting friends for an at home Labor Day BBQ...
Enjoying the insanely wonderful weather (hello 70 degrees!) with two afternoon walks...
Cranking out some serious dissertation work...
Scouting out future houses and talking about our want list like we're buying tomorrow.  (We're at least a year away, but its never too early to dream house hunt right?)...
Watching a few episodes of our beloved American Pickers...
Sitting out on our patio with friends, a bottle of wine, and a few cold beers...
Soaking up the end of summer with this yummy summer salad...

All in all the weekend was lovely and total proof that delightful weekends don't have to cost a thing!

PS: If you haven't had a chance to vote for me in Lucky's Lifestyle Contributor challenge, I would LOVE it if you would read this post and take a few seconds to vote for me.  Pretty please :)  Round 2 voting ends this week, and I'd love a few more votes to help me advance to the next round!

Have a wonderful short week!

5 comments:

Anna Walker said...

You always sound like you have amazing weekends! Ignoring 'non fun books' eating peach cobbler, love the 'Free' things you did this weekend! AND great job on getting involved with the High School Students! *My best memories are meeting in the little house and just hanging and sharing about God and Jesus*
Hope you have a fantastic week!

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Jamie said...

I love your FREE weekend! My husband and I enjoyed a free weekend as well, and watched way too much TV but it felt so good to keep up with our spending freeze!

LaLa's in the Land of Enchantment said...

My Husband LOVES American Pickers! we could watch that show for hours! Congrats on a successful weekend! It's never too early to start looking for a house! We always "window shop" and we have a few years to go before a house :)

Charissa Steyn said...

Sounds like fun!!! There is sooooo much we can do with no money!! I need to get more creative ;)

Charissa Steyn said...

Sounds like fun!!! There is sooooo much we can do with no money!! I need to get more creative ;)