Monday, March 25, 2013

Weekend Update

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{Linking up with SamiLeeann. and Meg!}
I am definitely not ready for the weekend to be over.
The only thing making me look forward to a Monday is that my BFF Holly is coming to Chicago this week!! She and her boyfriend are driving here tomorrow because they are teachers on Spring Break, those lucky ducks.
She's also one of my bridesmaids as my hometown rep in the bridal party! 
So yeah, I'm pretty pumped to see her!!

On to the weekend!

First of all, Friday happened. I don't want to talk about the Georgetown loss. 
Moving on.

Saturday was amazing! We slept in and watched MSU win while I ignored doing the laundry and my taxes. Oops. Later that evening I went with a lovely couple from our building to Cobra Lounge. I loved this bar: great atmosphere (and company!), low prices, delicious food, and fantastic beer list. I highly recommend it! It's apparently a metal bar, and even though that's not really my taste in music, we didn't see any live bands and the music on while we ate was pretty good.

Sunday was busy! I'm never busy on Sundays!

First off: an interesting Mass at Old St. Pat's. An actor performed the Palm Sunday Gospel and a guy played the electric guitar behind it. I seriously thought they were going to bust out some tunes from Jesus Christ Superstar, but alas I didn't hear "What's the Buzz?" or other rocking ditties. 
(Ugh, now that song is in my head.)

Afterward I bought myself a little happy from Bobbi Brown and Benefit.

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I'm super excited to try Benefit's Porefessional. I hate my giant pores so I'm hoping the reviews are right! I am also pumped for my new sparkle shadow from Bobbi. I got the Mica shade because the stylist said it looks amazing alone and over darker colors. Sold. The Bone shade is my go-to highlight for every day wear. I love love love it. 

Then I met up with Maureen for the Chicago Bridal Expo at The Westin. I was expecting something...different. We accidentally ditched a giant line and went right on into the expo. Sorry I'm not sorry. Not one bit.

It was such a small expo. I wouldn't even call it an expo: it was basically a display. You'd think that in Chicago and the Chicago Bridal Expo that there would be more than one florist and more than one store pimping out their registry. Nope. A whopping 55 vendors were scheduled to be there, and it was prime competition for photo booths and photographers. The cupcake samples and giveaways I entered were about the only redeeming qualities...well, that and snickering about everything with Maureen. That was pretty enjoyable.

The florist was really funny and their display was pretty awesome. 
If you're planning a soiree in the Chicago area you should check out Anthony Gowder Designs. I don't know about prices or reviews or honestly anything, but I liked who I met and what I basically I just wasted your time. Oh well.

After we breezed through The Chicago Bridal Display, Maureen and I walked through H&M and patted ourselves on the back for not buying anything. Closet = 0, but Wallet = 1.

The day wasn't over yet! Ditching those people in line at The Westin really saved us some time! 

So what does a gal do on a Sunday afternoon in 35 degree weather (windchill barely in the 20s)?

Go to a soccer game of course!

Yep, Andrew had free tickets. We bundled up, picked up our friend Tom and went!

The Fire may have lost miserably, and I may have not felt my toes for a solid 4 hours today, BUT we had a lot of laughs and a great time. We're definitely planning to go to another game. In 70+ degree weather.

We are currently wrapping up the weekend in a Chipotle coma, under blankets by the fire, watching Bar Rescue. 

The laundry is still waiting for me. My taxes will have to wait, too.
How was your weekend?


Tami said...

Hey girl, stopping by to say hi from the link up! Your blog is super cute and I'll definitely be returning :)

Tami @ Friday Morning Buzz

callie ;) said...

how does one know if one has giant pores? do i? i haven't the slightest idea, so if i need pore help, let me know. ;)

have fun with holly!! can't wait to see you in under 2 weeks! :)

Lauren said...

Stopping by from the link up! :) New follower now!


Rachel Farrell said...

Glad you had a great weekend! Sorry about Georgetown :( I've definitely been there before with KU and based on how they've been playing..., well, we'll see.

Helene said...

what a fun weekend! and I can't remember the last time I went to a soccer game, I need to do that asap!

Sami said...

Love porefessional! It's one of my favorite primers! I need to try some Bobbi Brown, I never have! Have fun with your bridesmaid! Thanks for linking up :)

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

Yay for your friend coming to town! Have fun this week.

Our Palm Sunday mass was interesting. Our new piest looks and sounds like the Asian guy from The Hangover and I have to try so hard not to laugh. I'm totally going to hell!!

Thanks for linking up :)