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Monday, March 25, 2013

Thursday was too good to pass up

Total picture overload coming straight 'atcha on this Monday and you know what that means. It means signed, sealed and delivered weekend fun. I have been sharing snippets of my weekend life for thirty weeks now. Yes, this is my 30th recap post. My oh my, time flies when you're having fun.

Excuse the extra day that was added. I couldn't help myself. Thursday was just too good to pass up. 

And, the story begins with this...

I know. You are probably so over my jib-jab about the rodeo. I think this is the third or fourth or maybe even the fifth time (I've lost count) I have bombarded you with horses, boots, cowboys and anything else associated with the topic. This should be the last of it; that is until next year. The girls had so much fun and got wrapped up in all the hoopla as much as I did. As they say, like mother, like daughter. They were troopers and made it until the very end of the rodeo and Kevin Fowler concert. Come Friday morning and getting out of bed; troopers they were not. And I do have a little bone to pick with Mr. Fowler, as if he is actually reading this now, but who knows. So, Mr. Fowler, you DID NOT sing "Hard Man to Love". Whaaaa thaaaa? It's the best song you sing. I guess you think you're too cool for it now. We totally thought an encore was coming. We waited and waited and then the arena lights came on. Total disappointment.

Then Friday happened. My girl Becks and I headed northbound on IH35 for the Big D (ya know the one, Dallas) for a girls weekend and a baby shower bonanza. We hit up this new place called Pepper Smash in The Shops at Legacy. OH.MY.WORD. This place is a MUST if you live in the Dallas/Frisco/Plano area. The mixology was out of control. I wanted to order every cocktail on the menu, but I was with two pregnant pretties, so there wasn't enough time. BUT, I did try three. One had a jalapeno kick, one was a little sour and the last was topped with COTTON CANDY. Yes, real life pink cotton candy. I tried to get a picture (see bottom right) but Mr. Server was too fast for my flash. It was DEELISH. The food? Can you say hmmmm....hmmmm....good? And the atmosphere? Swanky, hip, dark, urban, fun and I want to go back. Austin needs a place like this.

Saturday morning came too quick, but I was so excited and giddy to celebrate my other friend named Becks sock monkey themed baby shower. The girls you see in the pictures are my Delta Zeta loves. We have been friends since we were wee ones (wee ones meaning before we were twenty). They are my sisters....forever. So, Becky isn't finding out if she is having a boy or girl. Props to those of you who can wait out that surprise. Since we don't know the sex, it was a gender neutral theme and who doesn't love a little sock monkey here and there? What we DO know is this little bambino cooking in the oven will either be a Delta Zeta legacy or a future Delta Zeta hubs. Either way, it is destined to love some turtles. I love you, Becky! I can't wait to meet Baby Rube and for you to finally join the "cool kid" club of motherhood!

I wanted to share a few cute details of the shower because I know lots of you ladies out their are with child and thought it would provide a spring board of shower ideas. Remember the fascinator themed one last month?

What better way to end the weekend than with the Easter Bunny, miniature ponies, a goat and a baby chick. That's how we roll in our neighborhood. Thank you, home owners association. I am happy to see that our annual dues are spent correctly and effectively. No really, it was a great community event and I absolutely wouldn't want live anywhere else, except maybe in a mansion on the beach in Cabo San Lucas.

Okay, now it's your turn. What were all my BFFs up to this weekend?

I am linking up with:
Leeann Monday Morning Gossip
Sami Weekend Shenanigans
Molly and Carly for YOLO Mondays
Lisette  and Rachel for a Bloglovin' Hop
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48 comments:

Cece said...

That looks like such a fun action packed fun weekend!!! The kind that wears you out but in a good way. That pizza and those cocktails look so good!!

Nina Piccini said...

I love reading your little stories (and that floral top you sported at the rodeo).


xo, Nina
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A J said...

Wow, great weekend! I will have to tell my Dallas friends about that place. And my weekend wasn't nearly as exciting...I did some laundry and ironing, watched lots of basketball, and bought a new pair of sneakers for the gym. WOAH! lol. This is just one more reason I live vicariously through you :-)

-AJ
FitTravelerAJ.blogspot.com

Samantha Curtis said...

You're making me want to hop on a plane and visit my in laws in Dallas! So much fun!

Danavee said...

I loved that Instragram of the girls yesterday! So cute.

Sock monkey themed shower!?!?! Brilliant! LOVE!

Ashley said...

What a fun weekend!!! Family and good friends...sounds perfect to me! So glad you're still close with your college friends...my friends from college are my best ones as well!

Angie said...

What a cool community event! I bet the kids all had a blast :)

Ashleigh said...

It looks like you had a ton of fun!
-Ash
www.thestylizedwannabe.com

Amy Shaughnessy said...

Well I stayed up until 12:30 on Friday because for some reason I thought that I was a teenager and could stay up and drink wine and be ready to get up with the kids at 6 something. UGH. I told my hubby to never let me stay up past 11:30 as long as I live. Looks like you had a blast. I'll have to check in to that place in Dallas. We go all the time.

Amy
Fashion and Beauty Finds

Allison said...

What a fun weekend! Perfect combination of family and girl time!

Alissa Kelly said...

Looks and sounds like a great weekend!!! That rodeo looks so fun!!! We relaxed, went to see Olympus Has Fallen and I got A LOT of blog stuff done which felt sooo good!!! :)

Alissa
FeelingGoodStyle.com

Lauren said...

Wow. You had a jam-packed weekend! And I thought I was busy, phew! We went to Charlotte, NC for a huge BBQ on Saturday. I'm still dreaming about the ribs we had! ;)

Fizz and Frosting

SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph said...

I love the details of that shower! Fabulous.

Loved all of your rodeo shots and seeing them on IG too. Fun fun fun.

Helene said...

what a fun weekend! I can't wait to try out pepper smash! i have never heard of it and I am just down the road!

Always Maylee said...

Another fantastic weekend! And how cute was that baby shower! A cotton candy topped cocktail? Um, that sounds like a dream! :)

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

Rachel said...

You always have the most fun weekends it seems! I met up with a blogger friend in real life (the first time ever!) for a shopping and lunch date. It was so much fun!

Katie said...

so many fun things!! another reason I want to be in your family. :) that baby shower is so cute!

Sarah Tucker said...

You were at the Shops at Legacy?!?!!? I work two seconds from there! I'll forgive you this time...bc you actually seemed busy with babies and such, but next time you get that close to me, I am demanding a date!

Ashley Barnhill said...

Can we trade lives please?! You have so many fun weekends back to back.. I'm jealous!!

Darcy said...

That sock monkey theme party is such a cute idea!

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Emily.Duncan said...

I went to my first rodeo this weekend!! I'm in love with the cowboys er I mean the rodeo!!!
Visiting from YOLOMONDAYS!!

Michelle @ The Vintage Apple said...

You always have the best pics of your activities on your blog! Looks like you had a blast!!! Love the rodeo! So sad I didn't get to go to the houston rodeo this year :(

Lisette said...

What a WONDERFUL weekend! I want a cotton candy alcoholic drink! The monkey-themed baby shower with little babies in the ice cubes is hilarious...and the baby goat? I died! Goats are so cute!

Sam @ reddyorknot.blogspot.com said...

I LOVE places with unique crazy drinks like that! I think it makes it so much more fun and am definitely willing to splurge for something out of the box!

Rachel Lynne said...

Looks like a super fun weekend!

Holly said...

One day I want to go to the rodeo with you! How fun!

A sock monkey baby shower?? This would be perfect for my BFF! I must tell her :)

And your girls are just the sweetest things - I'm jealous they got to hold goats and chicks!

TheTinyHeart said...

You always have such FUN weekends! That cotton candy cocktail sounds amazing! The sock monkey theme is adorable for a baby shower.

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart
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jackie jade said...

lookws like you had a lot of fun! i'd love to go to a rodeo sometime. and cotton candy topped coktail? yum - sounds awesome!
-- jackiejade.blogspot.com

Tina Byland said...

I simply must go to a rodeo. I have a feeling I'd feel out of place, being from the east coast, but, hey, I can break out my Frye's and pretend to blend in, right?
Stopping by from the bloglovin hop! New follower!

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Samantha said...

okay, aside from the weather, this rodeo thing is like the NUMBER OOONNNEEEE REASON I'm so psyched to move to Texas!! I mean holy crap, between you and my old roommate all I want to do is put on some boots and wrangle things!! Looks like SUCH a fun weekend. Mine involved a lot of vacuuming... no recap post here :P

Sam ipsa Loquitur

Agnes Mayer said...

Great pictures Shanna. Looks like you had lots of fun.

AGi:)

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Laurie Tester said...

Lots of fun!! Love that shower theme, too. I love all the pictures because I always forget to take pictures.
Stopping by from Leeann's link up.
Laurie

Girls Love Fried Pickles said...

I want the pony, chick and goat. Oh and throw the youngin's in with it. Love them

Simply Evani said...

Okay can we talk about how cute the paper onesie is that says DZ legacy?!? Love that little sorority touch! Your weekend sounded fab, I might be a little jealous about that cotton candy drink ;)

Carly said...

That baby shower looks like a BLAST!!!

Carly
www.lipglossandcrayons.com

Niki Caron said...

That is the cutest baby shower I have ever seen!! I love sock monkeys :) And goats. So any weekend that involves sock monkeys, easter bunnies and a goat is a great weekend in my book. Does that sound creepy?

Andee said...

Oh, Mr. Fowler! We love him so much I used "Daddies and Daughters" as the father-daughter dance at our wedding (my dad cried and cried and cried) as well has "Here's to Me and You" for our first dance...we didn't need some sappy slow song - We kicked up our heels and spun around the floor! I love "Hard Man to Love" - I always think about that song when I'm frustrated with the Mr.!!

Hallie @ Life:Oceanside said...

you and your friends throw the BEST parties!

I'd be lying if I wasn't wishing I was in Texas with your adorable group of friends:)

Glad you guys had SUCH a great weekend!

Head to Toe Chic said...

The baby shower looks so fun! I love all the props! I haven't been to many baby showers before, but i have one to go to in a couple weeks :)

xo,
Angela

TexanCouture said...

I have still yet to visit the Austin rodeo or any rodeo since I have lived in Texas going on 5 years now. The baby shower looks fun!

Brianne Bracco said...

Loved all your Rodeo outings you shared!! So much fun! And the props... totally sticking to doing that for my office visitors ;) The baby shower decor is way to cute!

Sami said...

Your weekends always look like a blast! Your girls are so cute at the Easter petting farm.. that was always one of my favorite things when I was little :) Thanks for linking up sweet girl!

My-cliffnotes said...

Baby chicks might be my fav!

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

You always go to the cutest parties! So much fun!

And the only rodeo I've ever been to when I was about 8 and it was in Texas! I gotta get to another one :)

Thanks for linking up!!

Andrea {blonde ambitions} said...

Such a great weekend as always! I love that you went to the rodeo so much too! I was so sad that we didn't make it to even one day of it here.

Shelli Poole said...

loooooove everything about this weekend!! Your girls are precious as always - those last pics got me all excited for Easter! I LOVE your shower outfit, and I spy a camo jacket...! ;)

Laura B @ Walking in Memphis in High Heels said...

I saw you in it on Instagram, but where did you say you got that beautiful colorful top/jacket from?

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Karen Curtis said...

I love all of the pictures. They help tell the story. I am glad you all had fun!

-Karen
www.yourstylistkaren.com

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