Monday, March 4, 2013

Weekend Recap - Link Up!!


Weekend Recap!!

Hello there friends!!  Today I'm linking up to share our weekend's activities!!

Friday Night

We went to dinner at one of our favorite seafood restaurants.  This place is great in the summer because it has 2 rooftop decks and you can get a great view of downtown Minneapolis while you dine!  I had a popcorn coconut shrimp plate with an orange marmalade dipping sauce.  YUMMY!!

We had an early appointment on Saturday morning, so we had a pretty low key Friday night.  We ended up getting into our sweats & watching Unsolved Mysteries.  It's sort of an inside joke with us, we got to talking about the show on one of our first dates and then ended up renting a DVD shortly after.  I bought a 'greatest hits' DVD awhile back and now it's just cute to reminisce!


We were up bright and early to go and get our taxes done.  Yuck!  Usually we do our own, but since 2012 was our first year married, we wanted to take them somewhere and be sure we did them right.  We were nervous about filing joint taxes, but (thankfully??) we both have enough school loans that we are actually getting a refund this year!  It only took about an hour and was completely worth every penny.  I have a feeling we won't be doing our own ever again!!

After we got our taxes done - we spent the rest of the day running some serious errands.  
We went to the post office, the bank, Nick got a haircut, then we let the serious shopping begin!

We hit up Target, Kohl's, Crate & Barrel, Restoration Hardware & a bunch of other shops in the mall.  We got some stuff for our apartment at Target, found a bunch of kitchenware on super sale at Kohls and I got a few new purses as well!!  It was a LONG day of shopping, but in the process, we discovered a new neighborhood to house hunt in!

my new purses!!

After we got home, I went on a cleaning rampage.  I went though all of the boxes that had been sitting around since we moved in (in 2010 -oops) and did a serious downsizing of my closet.  After I got through all of my clothes, I started posting some of my nicer things on EBAY, hoping to sell them.  We'll see what happens.  It does feel really good to get rid of a bunch of stuff and actually have ROOM in my closet again!!

believe it or not - this is the 'after' pic.  I'm too embarassed to show the 'before'
All the clothes I'm either selling on EBAY or donating 

Nick met up with some friends for dinner/beers on Saturday night (while I was in cleaning mode).  After he got back we had another Unsolved Mysteries date on the couch!


We spent the morning/afternoon attending open houses in one of the neighborhoods we discovered Saturday.  We actually found a house we REALLY liked.  It's overpriced for the neighborhood - so we aren't excited about that.  We'll see what happens though.  The up-side is that for the first time in all the months we've been looking - we finally found something we could actually see ourselves in!  On our way back from house hunting we went and got Shamrock shakes from McDonalds!  Yum!!  It's my favorite time of year (and the only time I eat at McDonalds).

We went and saw the movie 'Chasing Ice' at the cheap theater by our house.  The photography was simply amazing.  It's so sad to see what is happening to our planet though.  It really makes you re-think all of our actions and how they impact the world on a whole.

I spent the evening going through my office area and getting rid of all papers I don't need.  It was a bit ridiculous how much stuff I had accumulated.  I may have went a bit crazy with our shredder -it stopped working after while - oops!  Hopefully I didn't break it for good!  I still have a bit more stuff in the office that I need to go through, and then it's on to our basement storage unit.  I'm really trying to get rid of all the clutter in my life (and make room for wedding presents that are currently sitting in my aunt's basement...)

I hope you all had a fabulous weekend!!

Happy Monday!!


  1. I love cleaning out my closets!

    I also had my (one and only) shamrock shake of the season this weekend. And did some shopping, but mine was online!

    Found you through Leeann's linkup.

    1. Thanks for visiting my blog!! I felt such a sense of relief after going through my closet! Now I'm tempted to do it more often!

      Happy Monday!

  2. My 4 year old is addicted to Shamrock Shakes. That kid is going to be so sad when St. Patrick's Day is over!

    Ramblings of a Suburban Mom

    1. Haha! Thanks for commenting!! I love Shamrock Shakes!! Sometimes I feel like a 4 year old when I get one in my hands!! :-)

      Happy Monday!

  3. Stopping over from the link-up and I saw you're from MN. Me too! That Kohls looks like the one by my house, so I clicked around your blog to see if we're neighbors (I promise I'm not a stalker--just a snoop) and saw that you're from Wisconsin. Another coincidence--I lived there for a few years after college! Anyway, glad you had fun at Stellas (right?!). See, Minnesota can sort of hack the Friday night fish fry. Sorta. :)

    1. Thanks for visiting! I just googled a photo of Kohls - I so I'm not sure where that one even is! I live in Minneapolis. Stella's is good, but still not a Wisco fish fry! We're going to check out the Red Stag in Northeast - I hear that one is fabulous! Happy Monday!!

  4. I'm originally from MN! Currently living in TX. I'll be headed back to MN in June. What's the name of that restaurant?! Sounds like you had a fun weekend!

    1. Hi there - thanks for stopping in! The restaurant is Stella's Fish Cafe in Uptown. It's awesome in the summer to sit up on the patio! You should check it out! Happy Monday!

  5. We got our taxes done this weekend also! So glad that's over with!

  6. Oh man i've been dying for a shamrock shake! but it's snowing in ny so I feel like I shouldn't be buying shakes lol

    I'm hitting up Target (my favorite!) and some other places this weekend. Can't wait!

  7. Just stopping in to say HI! Take care and thanks for posting on our little blog!
    Lana and Chris

  8. Really enjoyed reading your blog. You have really amazing thoughts shared about the delicious seafood. I loved the seafood and menu too. Lots of great seafood options, as well as some Southern favorites like Fried Green Tomatoes and fried pickles. Thanks for sharing..

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