Because I Said So: Whirlwind of a Weekend
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Monday, June 30, 2014

Whirlwind of a Weekend

As I've gotten older, I've realized that weekends are not for sleeping in all. the. time. I mean, I can't sleep past 8 AM anymore (dang work schedule) The weekends are for getting out there and having fun. I don't want time to pass me by and realize that I've just been sleeping it away. 

So now for the weekend wrap up with The Rachael Way and Ameliorer la Vie! I've been pretty busy lately and it has left me exhausted. But work hard, play hard right?

The Rachael Way

...starting with the goings on of last week...

I've mentioned how the crazy people plague me at work and demand the most outrageous things for their events (i.e strippers--THAT'S A BIG FAT NO) So it's always nice to receive mail in general and thank you letters and little pick me ups from clients. (For the record, that Starbucks gift card has already been spent. #icedcoffeeproblems)

I've been loving that recently J has been all like hey want to go out for dinner tonight? I mean I'm never going to turn down dinner, especially when it's his idea. So Wednesday date nights are kind of a thing now. To explain the casino picture below, you get free parking if you play for 30 mins, so naturally that's what we did. I put in a twenty because I'm a high roller (on the penny slots) and it's the smallest bill I had (ha) and ACCIDENTALLY hit "Max Bet." I ended up walking away with an extra $20 that night. WOO!

Fast forward to Friday. My best friend is getting married next year and asked me (as her unofficial maid of honor) to drive the 4 hours to go dress shopping with her. I mean duh of course I'll come. And by the way, I'm officially MAID OF HONOR now--she popped the question and I said yes! My first time ever! Excuse me while I research what all I'm supposed to be doing....Anyways, Friday was a long day. I didn't make it to her house until 11 PM which was after I worked an 8 hour day and before we stayed up until 3 AM talking all things wedding. But that's to be expected of course.

Saturday was dress shopping day! Hip Hip Hooray! Me, her mom, and another bridesmaid made the trip. After 14 dresses (which I took detailed notes on--hello maid of honor duties) and 4 hours at the bridal boutique, she said yes to the dress! She is stunning in it and I can't wait for next year to see her walk down the aisle in it! And how cute is it that the bridal boutique wrote this on their chalkboard outside?? (notice my Jacks...I really haven't taken them off since last weekend--they are completely broken in now and comfy)

Running on about 4 hours of sleep and too many sugar free red bulls, I made the trip back home. Sunday, as is the case with every Sunday lately, was BOAT DAY! This time, I got my mom to come out with Joshua, his sister, and Carol (my sister). We had a blast and thankfully no tornadoes or rain showers to deal with!

I don't know about you, but I'm living every minute to it's fullest!


  1. Woo maid of honor! That ought to be fun & at least you have a year to help out before the big day! :] // ☼

  2. Congrats on being named maid of honor! That is so exciting! Looks like you had an awesome fun-packed weekend!

  3. It must be nice to know that some of the clients appreciate all the hard work you do! That's sweet that they sent you thank you's and gave you gift cards.

  4. I loved all of your instas this week... congrats on the maid of honor, that's a huge honor girl!

  5. Congrats on being maid of honor?! Dress shopping looks so fun!

  6. I can't sleep in anymore either, but in the summertime I'm okay with that. It feels nice to be up early and really enjoy the day. (Now wintertime, that might be another story.) So exciting that your bff is getting married!! That's such a special time! :)