Simple things Sunday: shopping + the good stuff

Yesterday was one of the nicest, most relaxing day’s Mike + I have had in a long time.  We always have fun, but Mike made it extra special since we were celebrating my Birfday a little early.  It’s on Easter, but I have to work that day, plus I’m not huge on Birfday parties so I’m totally okay with it.

After breakfast + coffee, we went for massages.  This is something we have never done together and Mike has never gone as far as I know.  It was comfortably dark with the window open for fresh air, I enjoyed listening to the world go by.  We even heard a wedding with Michael Buble singing I’ve got you under my skin.  Pretty cool.

I had some gift cards so we roamed around the mall and did a little shopping.

After 11 years he still get’s my door and surprises me.  <3

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The boy also picked out this sexy little number.  I loved it so much I snagged it in black as well.

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Hollister just happened to be next door, and the entire store was 40% off.  So we popped in for a little spring shopping.  I know you are all shocked.  Or not.

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On a side note, does anyone else loathe trying on clothes at the store?  I do, but I don’t like taking stuff back even more.

Then we got all dressed up and went to dinner.  I had a case of butherface and ain’t nobody wanna see dat, but I have to prove to the world I do in fact know how to do my fur and own real people clothes.

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We had reservations and a gift card to Antone + Michele’s in Carmel.

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It was incredibly stunning, our view did not suck.

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Mike loves risotto like I love coffee, so we started with roma tomato + corn risotto.  We both liked it and that says a lot because I am usually not a fan.  I think it’s a little too heavy and tasteless.  But I also think Chipotle is fancy so what do I know.

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Mike always orders the best foods so I copied him and went with the peppercorn New York.  Mike thought it was amazing, I thought it was just okay.  And now I’m wondering when I turned into a food snob?  In my defense nothing compares to Mike’s grilling skillz so it’s his fault for setting my super high standards.

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It was an awesome day, shopping is cool + fun but nothing beats hanging with my boy.  I am thankful I get to spend the rest of my life torturing him, our health, family, Bam Bam, our simple little life and everything money can’t buy.  That’s the good stuff friends. <3

When is your Birfday?

Do you like trying on clothes in the store?

What are you thankful for today?

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11 Comments on “Simple things Sunday: shopping + the good stuff

  1. It does look like a pretty awesome weekend! My birthday was this past Wednesday but was pretty low key. We had a fun relaxing weekend though and celebrated. I worked all day Friday and Saturday so I am soaking up the beautiful weather here today and relaxing before another week!

  2. So fancy! I love splurging on meals like that every now and again. Plus, it’s nice to look decent at least one night a week. I spent the weekend recovering from a stomach bug on Friday and our hot water heater went out, so fancy was the last thing on my mind this weekend. It’s looking like cold showers this week. Yah. Not. I love spring shopping! I need to go out and buy some new stuff. I’ve been doing more online shopping lately.

  3. Um I doubt you had butherface!! You looked great! I’ve never even been in Hollister but you always get super cute stuff there. I’m exactly like you…I hate trying stuff on but hate taking it back even more.
    My birthday is in February which is dark, cold and frigid in Utah…woohoo!

  4. My birfday is July 19…. Which is perfect bc it’s great weather for doing stuff…I very rarely try stuff on in stores! I get like anxiety in dressing rooms… Today I’m thankful that’s is FINALLY warm in upstate NY

  5. My birthday is February 10th. The only holiday I enjoy celebrating! Haha I like how your a food snob coz the husband’s cooking is delish, cos I am the same way. It is hard to eat out this days without comparing food to my husband’s cooking. He calls me a FoodTV judge.
    I hate shopping with a passion. It is absolute torture for me. I hate trying out clothes cos I feel that those fitting room mirrors are just so judgemental!
    I am thankful for another quiet weekend with my boys.

  6. My Burfday is on July 3rd 🙂 and yes i love trying new clothes at the mall specially if they are running clothes hehe .
    Today i’m thankful for not getting into a huge accident, we went to Lowes to check out tiles and to buy paint for outside and when we were coming out as I was backing up the truck that was on the other side of the parking lot parked, decided to get out and hit me after I hunked a bunch of times and then he decided to even hit me more BUT it was an old man and i was just glad that it was just a rear light and a little bit of the bumper and that we were all fine rather than hurt so i guess i gotta look at it in a positive way .

  7. I have to agree with you re trying on clothes in the store I have to be really be in the mood to shop.

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