Monday, March 31, 2014

Inspiration Monday - A wonderful weekend

Hello everyone!  Welcome to another fun filled week!  Did you all have good weekends?  I had a much better weekend than last weekend!  I'll get to all of that in a minute, but first up, Inspiration Monday with two birds.  The model this week is Poppy DeLavigne, who has been an IM model before, but I still don't know who she is....I'm so out of touch with life.  Anyway, here is her look.

I'm totally coveting those pants - I have never tried snake print though!  Anyway, here's my total blink if you look outfit - I tried.  I wanted to keep it work appropriate and had a hard time finding just the right thing, so yeah, not my greatest attempt, but here it is!

Sweater - Mossimo, Target, swap
Pants - Style&Co, Macy's (old)
Shoes you can't see well due to my extra long pants - Steve Madden, thrifted 

So the weekend was fantastic.  Oliver is getting over his cold.  He went to bed nice for us on Friday night and we streamed a grown up movie off of Amazon that is actually recent!  That is a big deal people! We watched American Hustle.  It was really good!  I was impressed with how well the costuming reflected the time period and the acting was good too.  I highly recommend it!

Saturday I actually got to go out for a little bit sans baby in the morning to go shop with my mom, she wanted to get a new dress for Easter and a wedding we have in the family later this spring, so The Pants Monkey hung out with Ollie and I went with her.  It's rare to get out and do something like that these days!  After I got home we were going to go somewhere for lunch with Ollie but he was a little on the cranky side so we opted to stay home.  He was really sleepy on Saturday - maybe still recovering a bit - so we just let him nap as much as he wanted.  We did go out on a nice family walk since the weather was good.  We ended up renting a movie that evening too - a movie called Drinking Buddies that was pretty cute.  We also grilled for dinner - yum!

Sunday was my favorite - we took Oliver for his very first visit to our local zoo!  I adore this zoo we have nestled in the middle of the city.  I've been itching to bring him there and since the weather was finally decent it was just the day to go.  He loved it!  I have to share a couple of pictures.

He wasn't too into a lot of the animals which I kind of expected - though he did show some interest in the penguins seen above here and also the giraffes and kudu - I think because we could get him nice and close to those.  He also loved the indoor Conservatory - tons of plants and greenery, I think he liked all the color.

When he gets a little older we'll come back and take a picture of him sitting on this turtle, but for now I figured a picture next to the turtle would work!  There were lots of other folks out enjoying the nice day there - we got there plenty early though and were able to get a good parking spot and were more or less done before it got super crowded.  We stopped at one of our favorite delis to get sandwiches for lunch on the way home.  Then Ollie took a nice long nap and mama got a haircut.  It was even warmer when he woke up so we went on one more walk.  The weather isn't going to be as nice the rest of this week so we figured, better soak it up while we can!  

Overall it was just a lovely weekend, we had some really nice quality family time.  I'm so ready for spring to be here to stay, I hope it will be soon.

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  1. I'm glad you had a much better weekend dear!

  2. Sounds like you had a wonderful weekend! I'm glad that Ollie had fun at the zoo - what a great way to spend the gorgeous day that we had!

  3. Zoos are so much fun! I'm sure Ollie will enjoy it more once he gets older.

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  4. That sounds like such a nice weekend! And those are great pics...I forgot we have a membership to the MN Zoo...we should have gone yesterday!

  5. I love Oliver's cute little monkey hat! :) So great that you guys got a chance to get out and enjoy some nice weather. And I really like your outfit! I've never tried snake print either, but I think I like hers so much because they still seem really neutral to me.



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