Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Weekend Life and Lilly Sale

Ohh hey, Happy Wednesday.

      How was your weekend?  On Saturday some friends and I went to a local outdoor music festival. One of my favorite blue grass bands was playing and the festival was a fundraiser for MS.  The park had a number of food trucks and beer and wine vendors which is always fun.

    I wore my favorite pineapple tank from Walmart and got so many compliments on it, a few people asked me where I got it from and thought it was Lilly Pulitzer, no one would have guessed it was $2.99. Win! 

    The Mulligan Brothers!! I have blogged about them a few times before.  This Alabama band is a combo of bluegrass, rock, and Americana and they are so good. I try to see them every time they come to Pittsburgh. 

Humming House was the headliner band, I had never heard of them, but am now obsessed and have not stopped listening to them.  The lead singer's voice is incredible and their songs had such great beats that just made me want to dance.  

    A few of my best friends from college from Charlotte and California were in Pittsburgh this weekend for a wedding Saturday night and stayed with me Sunday and Sunday night. I was so happy I was able to spend time with them on their visit.  On Sunday we started our Sunday Funday with brunch and drinks overlooking the city at Grandview Saloon.  We couldn't have asked for better weather.  After some sightseeing, we ended up back at my house for a charcuterie dinner and some HGTV Beach Flip. One of our sorority sisters is on the show so we were excited to watch it together.  

Hey Pittsburgh, looking good.

  Did you guys check out the Lilly sale?  How did you guys feel about the virtual line?  I was annoyed at first when there was an hour wait when I first logged on, but once I got into the sale it was nice to be able to look through everything without items flying from my cart.  Although I shouldn't be spending money, I really only allow myself to buy Lilly items through the two sales so I wanted to stock up on a couple of my favorite tops and scarves.

  I also ordered the Megan hooded tunic above. It looked so soft and I thought it would be perfect for lounging and errands in the winter with leggings, except after I purchased it I was informed by a friend that it was terry cloth.  Not sure how I feel about it now, guess we'll have to see in person.

Did you have any luck with the sale? 

Monday, August 3, 2015

Weekend Life

Hello August!!

Ahh... I hate that Labor Day is only a month away, yet I'm just getting a chance to finally use my back deck. The daily rainstorms in June really killed the beginning of the summer, but the past few weekends have been warm and sunny and just glorious.

  On Friday DFH enjoyed happy hour and dinner together and ended the night enjoying the almost blue moon and the warm weather outside.  We have been so busy lately that it was nice to enjoy some time just the two of us. 

On Saturday we ran errands, our new dishwasher was delivered ( the rest of the appliances are back ordered..grr.) and did some yard work before our friends LES and Aaron came over.  The boys went golfing while LES and I ran to get some ingredients for grilled pizza.  We all met at a local brewery and hung out before we came back to our house for a night of board games and pizza.  Aaron was a pro at rolling out the dough and then we covered the pizza with prosciutto and arugula and a couple fried eggs.  I have tried many different crusts when grilling pizza and have found that the Trader Joe's white crust works best and stays together on the grill. 

   Playing Taboo was great, it was one of my favorite games growing up, and is still a blast to play.  Our friends BS and ALV joined us late night and we had the best time. 
  On Sunday DFH and I came across a winery on a back road while doing errands that we had never seen before. We decided to run in to taste a couple of wines and grab some bottles.  I love supporting small businesses and it is even better when they serve wine. haha. 
   It was the cutest little winery and instead of tasting a couple of wines when deciding which bottle to purchase they had an extensive tasting set up.  They gave us 11 different red and white wines to taste along with a little tasting tray of grapes, cheese and crackers.  The owners were so sweet and explained the proper way to taste wine and described each type of wine to us.   We LOVED so many of the wines.  The owner told us they were just voted best winery in the Pittsburgh area.  I am usually so up on the local breweries and wineries, I cannot believe this is the first time I had heard of it.
  If you are local to Pittsburgh you NEED to stop by the Michael Steven Kavic Winery in Carnegie.  Check out their website HERE   The Traminette wine was our favorite.

Have a great week.