Monday, November 24, 2014
I Love Weekends in Tally
It's Monday and I didn't have to go to work this morning because I am off ALL week! I wanted to start my week off by sharing a recap of my weekend.
Shall we begin?
My mom and I got up early Saturday morning and headed up to Tallahassee. Most of you know my daughter, Miranda lives there. She moved up there a few years ago to attend Florida State University and she has decided to make it her home. I love to go visit her in the "big city". You see, this country girl lives in what we refer to around here as "the boonies". That means I live in the woods...literally. I am 20 minutes from my school and it is located in a one red light town....tiny! Anywho, I love to go stay with Randa because she lives right in the middle of the city and is surrounded by awesome shopping places and restaurants. It would not do for me to live there as I would never cook and I would gain 100 pounds...lol!
We began our day by picking Randa up at the service department where she was getting some recalls repaired on her car. We went to The Egg....formerly Another Broken Egg, for breakfast. It was so yummy! I had the Popeye scrambler which had spinach, bacon, onion, and mushrooms in the eggs. So tasty! My mom ordered the large pancake. Check it out...she had no idea it was bigger than her head! She could not even eat half of it! Miranda had a scrambler of some sort as well.
Most of the weekend was rainy and dreary, but it was still so pretty to me. I enjoyed seeing the pretty fall leaves scattered all over the ground. We don't have such pretty leaves where I live. Miranda is two hours north of me and it makes a big difference. Tallahassee gets rain almost daily and it gets colder there as well. It's a very hilly city for Florida as well. I just love the look of the land there. This is taken from Miranda's balcony. See the fence in front of her car? There's a ravine on the other side.
It's a pretty steep drop down. There was water in the bottom.
Pretty leaves stuck to the wet windshield.
After breakfast, we dropped Miranda off at work. She had to work for a few hours, and mama and I went shopping. I found two new coffee cups at Marshall's. My goal is to collect a few white cups with black designs for my kitchen. I want to create a coffee/hot cocoa station. I already do that for Christmas, but I want to leave it all year....maybe!
I bought this two cup measuring cup at World Market. It has the measurements on the inside. Mama had told me how much she liked hers like that and she spotted this one and showed it to me. Of course it came home with me...and how perfect that it was white.
I have been wanting some gold striped candles and these are beautiful!
I bought a few new sweet themed ornaments. I can't wait to share my sweet treat themed kitchen/dining room with you this year! I am planning to make a tree topper with the big candy canes.
This is a Dala Horse ornament. Kindergarten studies Sweden for our Christmas Around the World program at school and the Dala Horse is a popular Swedish handicraft that I can share with my students.
I had to have this adorable truck ornament. It won't be used as an ornament though! I can't wait to show you what I am doing with it. It's so sweet...:)
Look at the little wreath on the front!
I found a few crafty things in the Target Dollar Spot. The little clothespins will be used for a Christmas project as well.
Saturday evening, we went to a movie....Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. It was such a cute movie and very family friendly! We went to the Dollar Theater to see it and I was going to take a picture of the marquis but it was raining. Here's a picture from the Internet though. I love the old fashioned look of it.....
Sunday morning, we were a bit lazy before getting up and about. After we did get ready though, we took a couple pictures....
Here's my beautiful Miranda and Mama....
and the three of us. I love both these ladies so much it hurts.
For lunch, we went to Miranda's favorite place....Uncle Maddio's pizza joint. Oh my goodness...I now know why she loves it so much. It was amazing pizza...the BEST I have ever had. I will be returning. They assemble your pizza in front of you with fresh ingredients. I had the Portabello Pesto which had a white crust and sauce, portabello mushrooms, pesto, feta cheese, tomatoes, and spinach on it. They are baked in a brick oven and now I want to build one like Karen's hubby did over at The Feral Turtle! Miranda's was delicious as well...Chicken Club on wheat crust. Mama had a meat lover's which I didn't try because I am not a big meat lover. I do like meat, but prefer my pizza without it. They also bake these amazing thick and chunky chocolate chip cookies there...delicious! I will be back...EVERY time I visit!
And one more thing...just for fun! Miranda's roommate, Amber was not there this weekend. She was home visiting family and friends and this pretty lady you see below....her grandma. Now, these pictures were taken many years ago...when her grandma was a model for Maxwell Coffee. Isn't that so neat? She was a stunning classic beauty...was she not? I just thought you vintage lovers like myself would enjoy these pix.
And with that ladies, I am off! Off to the post office to pick up a package that I was not expecting. Apparently my cousin's dog tried to eat the mailman's car tires and he didn't leave my package Saturday! Can't wait to see what it is...I love surprises! Have a blessed and beautiful Monday.
Until next time.....