You know those weekends that just restore your soul? Well, I had one of those weekends, friends. It also just so happened to be one of those weekends where I had “X-Y-and-Z” planned…. but all of it got nixed off the to-do list and we just improvised.

Friday we had plans to go to the Great Lakes Science Center and finally utilize our passes. But it was snowing and absolutely frigid, so, even though Chad had taken the day off from work, we decided to just hang around the house with the kids and relax. They still had a blast. [PS. Do you know what kind of fun a 4-year old will have just walking around in Best Buy??]

The chill day came in handy because I had exciting plans for the evening! A little “Moms Night Out,” if you will! My friend Emily had invited me to go to Pin It, which is a Pinterest/craft-making event, with her!

I was so excited to manifest some of my creative energy with Pinterest projects that had already been planned and prepped by someone other than myself! Ha!

But first? Food. Because these delicious macarons and appetizers weren’t going to eat themselves! And after finishing off these delicious snacks, we headed to our first Pin It station — a watercolor mug!

And after the mug we made an “Embrace Messy Hair” planter. I was going to actually use this as a planter, but my mom suggested I use it to store Remy Bea’s bows and headbands. GENIUS! And so it is!

We rounded out the evening with an all-natural headache salve. And, when all was said and done? I realized just how easy these crafts were to do at home! More to come, friends!

Saturday morning, Mimi (who arrived from Kentucky the night before) and I took Ari to the monthly Home Depot workshop.

Unlike January’s workshop, this one wasn’t too complicated for anyone under the age of 40. I kid (but not really. because Februarys’ build was IMPossible). But honestly, if you’ve never been to one of these workshops I absolutely recommend them. They are so fun — and free!

From there I sent Mimi, Chad and the kids to karate while I went to get my haircut for the first time in a few years. YEARS, friends. Years!



I ended up at Apotheclaire a little early so I stopped next door at Sweet Mary’s Bakery for a morning snack and coffee! And, if you’re local, you *must* stop in to both of these places! Sweet Mary’s Bakery is A-MAZING, and Apotheclaire is so incredibly eco-friendly and local-focused.

I went in to my hair appointment knowing that I wanted my hair cut off, but not a pixie cut like before; I also knew that I wanted something specific, but couldn’t exactly put it into words (or pictures); soooo big pressure to my stylist. Ha! But I told her what I wanted and she delivered ONE THOUSAND PERCENT! Helloooooo, asymmetrical long bob!

I walked around the rest of my day with a little sass in my step, for sure! It’s a good thing we had a family party to attend so that I had somewhere to be with all of that sass!

PS. The only picture I have from this party was of Remy eating ALL OF THE WORLD (as per usual). But seriously. Where does this child (and her tapeworm) put all of this food!?

Saturday night Ari had his first sleepover at Grandma Vicki and Grandma Rosie’s house (my aunts’ house), so we got off the hook and just had to deal with one tired kid! And by the time we got home Remy was totally ready for bed (no naps will do that to a kid!).

After Remy fell asleep, Mimi and I snuck out to the second official Northside Market! It was later than I’d hoped, but we made it! It was great running into Kevin of Studio KMR and Rachel from IWearJewelRay. It was such a quick trip before we headed home, but it was so worth it. I love running into my creative friends, even if just briefly!

And Sunday? Sunday wasn’t all that bad, friends. It had the makings of a busy day — more talk of perhaps going to the Science Center after we picked Ari up from his sleepover. But once we met up with him we realized that taking a sleep deprived child to a busy museum? Not going to be that much fun. So instead we went to lunch and to Trader Joe’s. Because? #MomLife.

Oh, but I did manage to score 4 pairs of shoes for $70 (after tax!!) from Stride Rite in Legacy Village. So, if you’re local to Northeast Ohio, head over there, like, now. Because they’re going out of business and these prices are THE BOMB.

It was honestly the perfect way to round out the weekend. Just regular Mom Life at it’s best.

A huge thank you to everyone who was in any way involved in this weekend. Whether or not I saw you, texted you, or even if you just sent positive vibes my way, thank you. I will always be forever grateful for my tribe. They make weekends like this possible! ♥ ♥ ♥ Cheers to many more weekends like this!


{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

Vicki @ Babies to Bookworms March 7, 2017 at 5:45 pm

I would love to go to a Pin it event! I have been wanting to have a Pinterest party.


Jenny March 7, 2017 at 6:30 pm

OMG…They have Pinterest Events???
I may never leave something like that…my hubby would have to drag me out! LOL


Erika ortega March 7, 2017 at 7:07 pm

Your hair came out amazing! Also so jealous of that Pinterest pin event. How fun! The crafts look amazing and I know I would enjoy it so much!


Katherine March 8, 2017 at 8:55 am

Wow, you got loads done! I’m pretty gutted all the Striderites are closing down, ours has already gone but I heard the sale was amazing! I got new hair at the weekend too, always good for a boost!


Angela Kim March 8, 2017 at 1:36 pm

Your hair looks amazing and it looks like you had an awesome weekend!


Bridget March 8, 2017 at 9:30 pm

Your hair looks super cute!!! What a fun weekend 🙂


Shan Walker March 8, 2017 at 9:57 pm

I remember seeing your super cute haircut on IG. Love this post.

The How-to Guru


Rochelle March 9, 2017 at 9:19 am

Oh my goodness, that looks like my kind of event! So fun and such great projects.


Ashley Peavey March 9, 2017 at 11:27 am

Your hair looks amazing. & this is all so fun!


Shani | Sunshine & Munchkins March 9, 2017 at 5:18 pm

Sounds like an awesome weekend! And there are few things that make me feel better than a new haircut. Work it girl! 😉


Tamara March 13, 2017 at 1:19 am

Your hair looks amazing and I love how the mug turned out!


Crystal @EatDrinkCLE March 13, 2017 at 9:52 pm

O.M.G. – a Pin It Party?!?! How did I not know these existed? and how can I get invited to the next one?!? It’s my dream come true! I definitely need a craft mentor. Love the hair too!! xoxo


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