On Friday for work, we had a potluck and I made Brown Covered Oreos. They are so easy to make and I've made them a few times before. I found the "recipe" on Pinterest, but changed how I made them. I use cupcake liners and drop a bit of brownie into each one, place the Oreo in, and then top with brownie batter then bake for 15-17 minutes. So easy and delicious! I've made them without the liners, but they're harder to eat and get out of the cupcake pan.
After work I headed straight out to celebrate my SIL's birthday with some of the girls. We went to Old Town Temecula to some great places and had a great time. We started out at a quiet bar/restaurant and sat outside to eat. The place was rustic and had cornhole set up on the side. It was nice to get out and do something new, but I felt so old! I don't typically feel old, but that night made me feel like becoming a parent has really aged me. I was super tired after the clock struck 10 (ok, 9 if I'm honest). Anyone else ever feel that way?
On Saturday we headed out to Santa Monica (hence the famous and played out ferris wheel shot) for a wedding for Matt's cousin. It was great down by the beach and beautiful. The weather was perfect, warm with a great breeze, and we were able to be outside a lot and enjoy it. I haven't been to Santa Monica in a few years and there were people doing yoga on the grass like in the movies. Ha ha ha. Luckily, we were able to snag some family shots, frizzy beach hair and all.
Ellie and I finally had the chance to wear dresses that we got LAST summer. I bought this striped dress last April when I was still pregnant and got Ellie that dress at the end of summer for Ellie. I can't believe it's been over a year that this little number has been sitting in my closet with the tags. I just haven't had an event I felt I could wear it too. Usually, when I buy something, if I haven't worn it in the first two weeks I'll return it. I figure when you buy something, you should want to wear it right away.
Sunday finally calmed down and it was nice to lay around the house in pjs and relax. We still did some work around the house, but nothing major. I've been wanting to work on our playroom and decorate it, but I've been going back and forth on colors/scheme. I did some looking online and I finally have a bit of direction, but we'll see how it goes. I have some vacation days coming up and I hope to get a lot done then. I don't want to do anything crazy, you can see our playroom (it's an open loft area) from the entryway so I'm not going to be painting the walls and need to pull color some other ways.
Hope all of you had a great weekend!