I can’t tell you how wonderful the weather has been this past week. Sunshine and warm temperatures during the day and cool nights. It’s been kind of magical. I’m soaking up every last bit of summer and hoping these beautiful days are a hint of a blissful autumn to come. Whatever lies ahead, it was another fun weekend around here.
Closed – This Saturday was the final day for my little Gift Shoppe. Overall, the sale went really well. There is still a chunk of merchandise left, but most things have found a happy home. I may pull a few of my favorite pieces for giveaways here on IBC. The rest is being packed up and donated. I’m really hoping to start the office transformation in September. I’m dreading it a little bit as I need to repaint the ceiling and a few other areas. But I am bound and determined to have this space functional before the end of fall. Ideas are already filling my head.
Craft – On Sunday I was busy working on a fun new project that involved lots of painter’s tape. I wish I had an excuse to paint everyday. Minus the sanding, prep work, and clean up, of course.
Cook – I whipped up a batch of this amazing Italian Pesto Pasta Salad. It’s seriously fantastic. I could eat pasta everyday. Throw in some grilled chicken and this could be a meal on its own. You can get the recipe over on BHG’s Delish Dish.
Drink – Have you purchased any of the new blue mason jars yet? I still haven’t, though I did enjoy some wine out of one at my friend’s house this weekend. It was kind of perfect.
Hang – Speaking of friends, we (my friends and I) went on a local wine tasting adventure this weekend. It was a blast. We visited five local wineries. We ended up in Benezette, PA which is about thirty minutes from my house. This town is known as the home to one of the largest natural roaming elk herds. We even spotted a few elk on our adventure. (Elk picture courtesy of Tyler.) Have you ever been to a wine tasting in your neck of the woods?
Treat – I’m pretty sure I’ve told you how much I enjoy Hershey’s ice cream. While Cotton Candy is usually my go-to flavor, I’ve been branching out recently. I completely fell in love with Mint Moose Tracks. Seriously, it’s to die for! What’s your favorite flavor?
Dream – I caught this little moment this weekend. Oh, to be a cat! Wouldn’t it be awesome to snuggle up on a giant bed surrounded by a huge pillows. A boy can hope, right?
Watch – I ended the weekend watching the VMAs. At first, I was feeling pretty old because I was totally confused by the entire show. Thankfully, I wasn’t the only one. That was pure craziness, but there were some awesome moments. Three of my favorite performances were Lady Gaga, Macklemore, and Justin Timberlake. Did you watch the show? What was your favorite performance of the evening?
So that’s what’s kept me busy these past few days. How was your weekend? Any fun adventures?