November 11, 2013

Weekend Shenanigans

Weekends come and go but boy did I have a great weekend with my sweet friend, Alyssa!
Alyssa came to Charlotte on Thursday night and we decided to take it easy the first night by going to dinner at Panera Bread and then going back to the condo for a girls night with a few glasses of wine and a whole lot of Brain Games! Friday we both woke up bright and early to get ready for the day. I had to go to work but Alyssa had a handful of interviews to go to! I am so proud of all of her hard work and dedication lately to finding a teaching job in the next few months and I am crossing all of my fingers and toes for her that she gets the perfect position!
Friday went by super quick, and I was able to get off early from work, which I was so happy about. I told Alyssa to meet me at On A String Bead Shop so we could make some bracelets! I am obsessed with this place and think I got Alyssa hooked! After our bracelet making, we decided to celebrate Alyssa's successful interviews by having a night out on the town, and we did just that.
A and I went to the condo to change, snap a photo and then headed to dinner at VBGB at the Music Factory. I was hoping it would have been warmer outside so that we could sit on the patio but that didn't really go as planned which was okay because we sat at the bar instead and enjoyed a great meal with drinks and more girl talk! After an hour or so of chatting, we decided it was time to head to Brazwell's.
This was probably my favorite part of the night! We laughed non-stop and met some really interesting people that provided just the right amount of entertainment that we needed. I couldn't have asked for a better night with my "sister" and before we knew it, it was late and time for us to go home. Saturday morning we woke up and went to brunch with Will and Ariel at Toast before Alyssa had to head back to Raleigh. 
After saying bye to my sweet friend, I napped. That's one thing that Will and I are famous for doing on the weekends. I can't remember a weekend when we haven't...and I am not complaining one bit. So that's how the rest of my weekend was spent. Napping and relaxing at the condo with Will and Miller by our side. We did run a few errands Saturday afternoon but that was really about all we did! I was exhausted from Friday night and had no desire to be anywhere else then on the couch at home :) 
Sunday morning Will and I went to brunch at 300 East and left with full bellies. Neither of us had been to 300 East and it really was what everyone had said it was; a place with an awesome atmosphere and superb food. I had the banana and walnut stuffed french toast with a side of bacon and ice cream...and no I don't feel guilty one bit for having ice cream at brunch!
All in all, I had one heck of a weekend. Friendships are so important to have and maintain. They are good for the soul. They are essential. And I am so beyond thankful for meeting Alyssa through blogging. She is one of my dearest friends now and someone I will be friends with forever. I hope you all had a great weekend filled with rest and relaxation and can't wait to see what everyone did these past few days <3
Sami's Shenanigans

17 comments :

  1. Sounds like a fun weekend with your friend! We're big nappers on the weekend too. I always feel so lazy but I needed to catch up on sleep! That brunch looks amazing! French toast is my fav!!

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  2. I am a huge napper on weekends too. I don't even know when I started but I take full advantage of it while I still can. :)

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  3. Wow, that french toast looks amazing! I live about 2 and a half hours outside of Charlotte but that makes me want to make the drive just to try it!

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  4. So happy you had fun with your friend! I love that you met through blogging, that is really cool. Jealous of your napping weekends! I never seem to find the time! Have a great day :)

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  5. sounds like a good weekend!! naps.. the BEST part of the weekend. BY FAR! love your blog, just found it and now following via bloglovin :)

    heather
    honeebeeblog.com

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  6. I love 300 East (it was the spot where Ian and I had our first date!) - y'all are so cute!

    Can't wait to hug your neck tonight!

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  7. So glad you have a fun weekend with Alyssa! I've been wanting to try 300 East and I think you've just inspired me to make my first visit brunch!

    See you tonight girl! :)

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  8. your french toast looks amazing--ice cream for brunch? Sign me up!

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  9. That bead place looks amazing and relaxing.
    Friendship are really important. They help you to have a more fulfilled life.
    Looks like you had a great weekend!

    http://innerworkingsofthefemalemind.wordpress.com/

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  10. Sounds like you and Alyssa had such a fun weekend!!! WIsh I could have been there with you girls, but we will have our reunion soon :) And that french toast.. now I'm drooling!

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  11. Your pictures are just so cute! You look like you had so much fun, and I love both your outfits!

    agirlandhersparkles.blogspot.com

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  12. PS - I nominated you for the Sunshine Award! Check out my last post for details!

    agirlandhersparkles.blogspot.com

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  13. That looks like a lovely weekend :) Ps. you are adorable!

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  14. 300 East has been on my list to try for brunch for months now! That picture motivates me even more!

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  15. Melissa, thank you for being my bestest friend and sister in Christ! I know that God has placed us in each other's lives for a reason and I cannot wait for our friendship to grow and strengthen over the next few years! Let's cross our fingers and toes that I will be able to see you ANYTIME I want starting in January! Thank you again for letting me into your home and keeping me busy/occupied this past weekend! Love you! xoxo

    Alyssa

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  16. That brunch looks so delicious! Just found your blog, and it's adorable!

    Sarah
    aroseinthecity0.blogspot.com

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  17. Nice way to go about your weekend, Melissa! It's just so fulfilling to reward one's self after a week of hard work. I noticed that you live in a condominium, how is it? Is the management doing maintenance rounds regularly? Thanks for sharing!

    Trevor Reed @ Comfield

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