Wednesday, October 23, 2013

a Raleigh weekend

It's already Wednesday, so I'm more than fashionably late to the weekend update posts, but I can't pass up sharing the great weekend that we had with family and friends. 

Last Thursday, my mom and sister came to town and while they were here we went shopping to finish a gallery wall project I've been working on. 

Friday afternoon, my bestie Mallory and her husband, Hollins came to town. 

Our first stop on Friday night was at Yard House for drinks before dinner at Cowfish. 

Ending the night with champagne toasts at Vivace. #champagneJeff

Saturday morning, Mallory and I headed to a Pure Barre class at the Raleigh studio while the guy went golfing. After wiping the sweat off, we headed to Jubala, my favorite coffee spot in North Raleigh, for waffles, coffee, and time together.

We both loved the almond lattes, banana waffles, and cheddar, bacon biscuits.

Everything was so delicious. I'd go back any day.

My friend, Carolyn recommended going to the Furbish Studio for their sale.

Everything was absolutely adorable. I loved all the pieces and wished I could have brought more items home.

I bought two glittery pumpkins.

But wished I could have bought the coral dresser for my navy/coral guest bedroom.

Thankfully, Mallory is incredibly more creative than I am and came up with an idea for my guest bedroom.

Tutorial and guest room reveal coming soon!

Saturday was so much fun because I got to hang out with one of my best friends, shop, chat, eat, watch Auburn football, and craft.

Aida wasn't too sure about sharing everything over the weekend with puppy Sadie.

I made s'more cookies for the second time.

The first time I made them was for small group and the cookies turned out way too big. The second time was the charm. The chocolate melted perfectly like a real s'more.

Sunday morning we cooked breakfast, the girls: me, Mallory, Aida, and Sadie went on a walk and took the dogs to Woof Gang Bakery which they loved. 

The Chef, Aida, and I then had family photos done by Heidi in Durham before we all met for an early supper at Gravy. 

I love spending time with Mallory and Hollins. It's such a blessing when friends feel like family. I'm so thankful for meeting her at Samford and being friends for the past eight years.

And we definitely missed you this weekend, Amy and Justin.

We're already planning a trip our next trip to see each other in January, and I can't wait.

Linking up with Shami, LeeAnn, and Sarah


  1. i love spending time with my mom and my sister! also, yard house is easily my fav. and i'm obsessed with your guestroom and those smore cookies. basically obsessed with this entire post!


  2. Looks like so much fun! Those waffles (and the s'more cookies) look amazing!

  3. Love that you made it to furbish! Play date soon!? Miss you and champagne Jeff!!