Monday, March 12, 2012

Weekend Wrap Up


Good morning y'all! I hope this post finds you well and happy from a nice weekend. I basked in the glory of a beautiful spring weekend and I couldn't have asked for more. Friday night we had dinner and hung out with a few of Stephen's friends, which was a nice change getting out of the house after recovering from my cold/whatever that was from last week. Even though I felt much better after last weekend, it seemed to drag on forever! Oh and I bought these napkins Friday...don't you love them?


Saturday was kind of chilly but beautiful and I spent most of the day outside. We headed to Lowes first thing in the morning and bought several plants and the stones for the wall of the bed around the patio. {Stephen and his brother built our patio over Christmas, he doesn't know it but he is a DIY'er as well!} It borders on the line of professional and I love the addition to our yard. Tucker was checking out the firepit this morning when I took these!


What he worked on was the outside edge you see...landscaping to come, my favorite part! 

  

Southern Living's cover this month inspired me to work on a planter for our front porch. Now, you know mine isn't the wow factor of Southern Living, but I am thrilled to have some color on our porch! Here is what mine looks like!


Sweet little pansies..


I have a new favorite flower. They are snapdragons! I love all the pretty hues that you can choose from.  Most of mine haven't bloomed yet so the height isn't there yet in the back of the pot.





Stephen was such a sport this weekend: he hung my drapes in the living room and even watched The Help with me on Saturday night. Have you seen it? I loved every detail from the book so even though the movie was good, it didn't come close to comparing to how I felt about the book.


I was able to take both of the dogs on nice long walks and give them both baths while Stephen washed the cars. The weather was perfect out of the wind {a common problem near the water}, I even got to sunbathe for a little while each afternoon! 



Oh another side note, our team made it to the semi finals of the ACC tournament {robbed by the refs of the win} and are now on the way to the NCAA tournament. Happy fans because this is much more than we all expected this season! If you want to see how excited NC State is to be back in the tournament check this video out, seriously it will put a smile on your face they are so happy!

I hope you all had just as wonderful of a weekend...these are my absolute favorite kind- packed with fun, sun, work that makes you feel good, and love! I have a few recipes to share tomorrow from our delicious dinner on Saturday night, have a fab day! xo

17 comments:

Nicole said...

Girl, I think we are sisters separated at birth!! I love your patio and new flowers. Those napkins are so cute ;)

Even though I am not a State fan that video made me smile. I'm so glad they got a good coach and are in the tournament.

Ashley {styleash} said...

What a fun weekend! I loved The Help (I saw it in theatres and balled my eyes out. And congrats on getting into the NCAA tournament. The badgers are in, too so I'll definitely be watching!

Sam [The Peak of Tres Chic] said...

Looks like it was an amazing weekend! I am so jealous you got to lay out- it was rainy in Houston all weekend! :( That patio looks fabulous- your man did a great job! Have a great Monday, Katie!

XO,

Sam
www.ThePeakofTresChic.com

CALLIE said...

Sounds like a perfect weekend!!! Good luck in the tourney, YAY!!

Lindsay K {lastyearoftwentysomething} said...

Looks like you had a wonderful weekend! Aren't you loving this sunny weather?! Those napkins are so cute!

pam {simple details} said...

Your pot looks amazing already, so jealous we don't get to plant till May here! :( What a perfect weekend!

Hilliary@ Happily Ever Healthy said...

Sounds like a wonderful weekend! I love your planter on the front porch! The snap dragons are the perfect shade of pink!

I can't believe how warm it was this weekend, I couldn't get enough of the perfect weather! I enjoyed a nice long walk with my mom it was perfect!

Hope your week is starting off great!

Kate @ Daffodils said...

Looks like a perfect weekend! I love the napkins and snapdragons, I always had them in our window box when we live in NC!

sarah@totalbassetcase.com said...

Looks like a great weekend and those napkins are too great!

Lisa - A Room with A View said...

Sounds like a perfectly busy but fun weekend! Love the flowers. I saw The Help last weekend and I felt it did not come close to the book which was unbelieveable. But rarely does a movie match up to a good book. We are down with a bad flu these past few days ourselves - hopefully not to much longer.

Oh Sunnie Day said...

The flowers are beautiful! I wish I had an outdoor space :)

xx

Jen

Amy {Fresh and Fancy} said...

Your flowers look so pretty!! We have a golden retriever too! Glad you had a good weekend!!

Amanda said...

Yayay for a productive weekend and a helpful hubby! I love that you got to soak up some sun too!

Sarah said...

I love those napkins! I'm so glad you guys liked the Help! I didn't read the book but I really enjoyed the movie. And I know what you mean about dragging from that cold. I had one a few weeks ago and I'm still stuffy!

Miss Southern Prep said...

I love your new patio! I bet it was SO nice to be able to lay out some over the weekend! I'm getting anxious for the warm weather to come and stay!

P.S. Thanks so much for the follow! Hope you have a wonderful week!

Jess said...

Sounds like a perfect little weekend! And I love The Help and can't wait to make the hubs watch it with me one day soon!

Suzie said...

Love the pretty pot of flowers! They are gorgeous. What a nice mix of colors and shapes!