We had a super low key Memorial Day weekend. Given we got married and honeymooned this past month, we had zero plans to leave the city this weekend. Having minimal plans and instead open time for spontaneous things was restful perfection. We should make more weekends like this.
Friday night we had our friends Trey and Nicole over for drinks on our terrace. The views were gorgeous, the weather just right and the goat gouda below….so cheesetastic.
Nick made moscow mules while Nicole and I cracked a bottle of rose I brought back from King Family Vineyards in Charlottesville. We had a late dinner at El Vez and then called it a night. Super fun catching up with them and celebrating their wedding coming up in July!
Saturday I made pumpkin pancakes for breakfast from a box of TJs pancake mix that had been in the pantry forever. Along with scrambled eggs and banana + pb.
And then we spent most of the day hanging stuff around the apartment. We got our gallery wall hung which I’m so pumped about. Some of the quotes will be swapped out when we get the new prints this week but for now…at least we have it up on the walls. That wall is cement so we couldn’t put nails in. Instead, I bought out the section of 3m command strip and we got creative.
We also hung some stuff in the kitchen and a big mirror behind the kitchen table.
And then we called it quits in the evening, poured a glass of sauvignon blanc and Nick made us a “use up all the fridge” dinner.
Which actually turned out so good! Basically he sautéed peppers, onion, mushrooms and kale that were on their last leg, threw in leftover quinoa and black beans along with some chicken fajitas we had taken home from El Vez on Friday and topped it all with nutritional yeast, salsa and the last bit of guac. And then I felt on top of the world because we avoided our default trip to Chipotle and saved $25.
We took dinner outside and then went on a sunset walk along the Hudson. It was the most perfect night. I don’t love New York a lot of the time because it’s hard and chaotic and complicated, but Saturday night I was feeling so so so so grateful to live here.
Sunday I went grocery shopping right when we woke up and Nick made brunch. Blueberry pancakes using this recipe along with eggs and sautéed kale, mushrooms and onion. Plus loads of coffee.
And then we spent three hours at the T-mobile store putting me on Nick’s current plan (hi mom, I’m finally coming off the family plan at 28 years old) and I upgraded to an iPhone 7. And now I’m obsessed with the portrait mode and make Nick pose for pictures.
Nick met up with a friend in the afternoon and I hung out with my friend Jena and then we went to church at 5.
After church we meandered over to Han Dynasty to meet friends for dinner. Again, I had to stop and use the portrait mode. But how pretty is this flower?
And this doorstep.
And then we came home, I had ice cream before bed and slept for over 9 hours.
Today it’s raining and we’re inside writing wedding thank you notes and plan on shopping for curtains. Yay we’re cool.
I’m 35, married (9 years!), and a mom of two…I’m still on my parents’ family plan! 🙂
hahah so I’m not alone 🙂
I love your gallery wall! I’ve been wanting to do one in my room for some time 🙂
you should – a fun way to display things you love 🙂
emily vardy says
The gallery wall looks great! Wait til you add some lovely wedding photos too 😀
we do have some! look close 🙂
Carrie this fit chickCarrie this fit chick says
A pancake filled weekend! I love the gallery wall you have AND your sofa decor!
pancakes and pillows, so cozy 🙂
Now that is my kind of Weekend— so cozy. restful &full of good eats! I love your shout-out to your mama about your phone! A major difference in the 7? Now I’m curious 🙂
the camera is SO different! (I think at least)
[email protected] says
Weekends like this are literally the best! I had a similar mindset (lol-I did not get married though) after traveling 3 times in the last 2 weeks and the forecast being sucky, I decided I was sleeping and blogging and doing all kinds of nothing this weekend. Also for a second I thought that said iPhone 6 and I was like why don’t I know about this portrait mode!
marriage is NOT the only thing that calls for slower weekends afterward – sounds like you’ve been busy and some slow down is so needed 🙂
Looove slow weekends. I had one this past weekend and haven’t had one in a while.
Those bowls look restaurant worthy! You can give chipotle a run for their money.
They are such a treat and so needed right? all the credit to nick!
Abigail T says
Everything look so cool and pretty in portrait mode with the blurred background ????????????
it’s so fun to play around with!
Rachel Nannola says
This looks like such a nice and relaxing weekend! Also, I have an Iphone 7 and I don’t think I’ve ever used the portrait mode- going to play around with that stat becuase those pictures look great.
it’s so fun! changes the photos so much – enjoy 🙂