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My Weekend Review and a Rumor of a Givaway??

Posted Aug 07 2009 12:07pm
Finally, after taking forever to edit and load my photos, and the Internet going down, I am ready to make this post!

But, before I do I just wanted to mention that I heard from a little birdy that I might just be doing a really awesome giveaway in the next couple of days. That's right, come back soon to find out how you can win a really amazing cookbook!

And now, my weekend review.


Friday:

Josh and I headed up to Longview to sell some junk at his parent's garage sale. We ended up making $60 a piece! YAY.

I went out to lunch with my mom and grandma at the Country Folks Deli, aka Cow Deli.

I had half a Grilled Avocado Sandwich with Swiss cheese and a side salad. Their Sun Dried Tomato Basil Dressing is to die for. I think I figured out all the ingredients.
I went for a run that evening and then shopping with my cash! I got a complete outfit at Ross for $22.50.
I already owned the purse and necklace. But, guess how much I got the shoes for?? $.50, they were originally $50! A total score. :)
I also bought new bowls to go with the plates I purchased a month or so ago. I wanted to do the mix and match thing. Doesn't my set totally look like a flower?
I also bought the cookbook, Deceptively Delicious, Every Day Chance by Max Lucado, and the newest addition of Real Simple Magazine. The other book in this photo and the utensils are gifts from Brittany and Michelle. I'll share about those later.

Saturday:

Josh and I made our way to the Oregon Coast on Saturday for my mom's wedding.
Maddie wanted to say hi.
The ceremony was super laid back, short and sweet. That's mom and her new hubby below.
The whole new family, including my new little siblings (weird huh) lol. But they're nice. I am an only child, so it will take some getting used to.
Me and Mom.
Mom's reception was totally non traditional. We had lunch in Manzanita...
at the Pizza Garden.
There were about 12 people total in and at the wedding. We all ate out on the deck and watched the two bald eagles fly around their nests.
The inside was really cute too, and...
...pizza was amazing. I was super impressed that they had gluten free crust!

Sunday:

After c hurch on Sunday (back home in A-Town), I drove south to Eugene to meet up with my best girls.
Brittany and Michelle.

We had lunch at the Midtown Marketplace.
I loved the atmosphere. You have to see it for yourself to understand.
We each ordered a different salad. They were all amazing. I got the Pene Pesto Pasta on top of a bed of greens. To die for. It had big chunks of artichokes, sun dried tomatoes, mozzarella, and more. So good!
Then we exchanged gifts! The occasion?: Britt's birthday was July 17 th, Britt brought us souvenirs from Disneyland, and Michelle brought me a belated b-day gift!

Britt brought me the Mickey/Disney cooking utensils (in the photo under Friday), and she got Michelle Jack Skellington Mickey ears. Michelle absolutely adores A Nightmare Before Christmas.
I bought Brittany a super cute polka dot apron and a copy of Deceptively Delicious.
Oh, and for my belated b-day present Michelle got me The New Handmade, a really awesome book with tons of modern sewing ideas! I am so inspired.

After lunch, Brittany was in the mood for a smoothie, so I suggested we go toward the University of Oregon. I kind of remember there being a bunch of places to eat and hang when I was at a journalism conference there.

We didn't really find it, but we stopped to walk around the campus and check out the Hayward Field.
Then we intentionally got lost and found our way to the Fifth Street Market...
...and La VelleVinyards.
Michelle talked us into wine tasting. It was seriously like 3 tblsps worth of wine. I did really enjoy the sweet Rieslings.
Below is Sam, they nice man who put up with us! Hi Sam. :) If you're ever in Eugene, you should stop by the Fifth Street Market and go to La VelleVinyards, and say hi to Sam.
Finally we found a place to have a smoothie. The LN. LN stands for something, I just can't remember what. Nor can I find it on Google.
Michelle and I indulged in the peach and Brittany treated herself to the strawberry. They weren't too sweet, which is good 'cause it makes me feel like I am not eating a bunch of sugar.
Whew! That post was exhausting. :) Until next time my faithful nine followers!

--Shawnee

P.S. Don't forget to come back often to learn more about my amazing giveaway.

P.P.S. I got sick of looking at myself every time I viewed my blog, so I designed a new header. It may change a bit from time to time in the next few days. So bear with me.
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