Sequins and Sea Breezes: Weekending {Extended Edition}

Weekending {Extended Edition}

9/02/2014


I hope everyone had a fabulous extended weekend! I know I did! While it's tough to be back at work today it's nice knowing it's a short week and we're already one day closer to the weekend. It's hard to be sad knowing another weekend is only 4 days away, despite how tired I am today. I guess that's my own fault so I can't complain... plus coffee can fix anything, right? Since I decided to take yesterday off from blogging and enjoy the beautiful weather I decided to  link up with the lovely Biana and Meghan for another edition of weekending!


I started out my weekend attempting to get my iPhone battery replaced since it was part of the free replacement recall but even after making an appointment they were all out of batteries so no luck there. Since it was pouring outside and I failed at my battery replacement I decided why not head over for some pizza and wine? Oh yeah, and some ricotta stuffed meatballs because... well why not?




Seriously, this place has the best white pizza. I'm obsessed. They also have a pretty amazing happy hour. You can't beat $3 Asti Spumante!

 Saturday was not only the UCF game (which sadly, we lost by 2 points) but it was also our annual Fantasy Football Draft. It was an early morning for me but well worth it despite the UCF loss. I do feel optimistic about our season once our coaches got real and put in our obviously better quarterback. After the game and the Fantasy Draft we played some cornhole and this new game called Polish Horseshoes. Has anyone else heard of this game? Yeah, me either. It was hilarious to watch! I sucked at it and it was rather dangerous being a spectator but definitely good for some laughs!


 After the already long day we went out for dinner and drinks for a friend's birthday. I really didn't think I'd be able to stay up as long as I did but I'm proud to say I actually stayed out until almost midnight which was pretty impressive for getting up at 7 am and going non-stop all day. But how do you say no to wine? You can't.


Sunday was my only day of relaxation this weekend and I actually spent it cleaning the house and running errands so I don't know how "relaxing" it was but at least I didn't have any where I had to be. 

For Labor Day me and a few friends decided to make the hour and a half trek over to Rainbow Springs for a 4 hour tubing adventure. The water is absolutely gorgeous here and tubing was a blast. We definitely learned a few lessons this time so in the future we know to bring a cooler with drinks and snacks even though the "rules" say not to. And extra sunscreen probably wouldn't be a bad idea. I managed to avoid getting burnt but a few others in our group didn't make out so well. 

{I obviously didn't take this picture but I wanted to share how pretty the water is}

A few tips if you ever head out tubing here (or at any of the Florida Springs State Parks); if you have your own tube, bring it. They have air compressors there to blow them up and it will save you a few bucks not to mention time. Like I said, bring a cooler (no alcohol allowed) with some waters and snacks... 4 hours is a long time to be out in the sun with nothing. Finally, make sure you bring rope to tie yourselves together. It's super easy to get separated if you aren't tied together and holding on to each other for 4 hours is just not going to happen. 


Finally (sorry, I know this post is SUPER long!!) I just wanted to say HAPPY BIRTHDAY to the best mom a girl can ask for! Love you mom, hope you have an amazing day! Wish I lived closer so we could celebrate but we'll have margaritas the next time I see you!

 
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  1. Sounds like the perfect Labor Day Weekend!! Those ricotta stuffed meatballs sound amazing!! I'm so looking forward to getting a new iPhone because the camera & battery on mine suck! You looked gorgeous on Saturday night - love that pop of color on your lips!! Four hour tubing adventure - amazing!!! Happy birthday to your mama!!! Hope you have a great Tuesday!! xo

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  2. Looks like an amazing weekend! I still haven't checked out Rainbow Springs, but it looks gorgeous! And that blue dress from the b-day dinner is fabulous :)

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  3. Tubing looks like so much fun and that water is gorgeous! Happy one day closer to Friday!

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  4. Tubing looks like so much fun and that water is gorgeous! Happy one day closer to Friday!

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  5. so much fun!! i didn't go tubing this year and usually i do! and happy bday to your mom!

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  6. Sounds like an awesome weekend! I am so jealous you get to watch college football in the sun all of the time!! Tubing looks like SO much fun and so does wine. Always wine! Happy birthday to your mom!!

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  7. You were one busy lady this past weekend! The water there is gorgeous!

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  8. How fun! I've always wanted to go tubing - it just looks so relaxing. And, that pizza? OMG. I'm hungry at 8 a.m., lol. Happy Tuesday!

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  9. i love your blue dress!! and that water is GORGEOUS! xo jillian - cornflake dreams

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  10. Pizza and Spumante! Yum!! That water is beautiful, sounds like so much fun!

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  11. Looks like a great weekend! Happy Birthday to your mom!

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  12. This weekend looks like it was amazing! Tubing sounds so fun! and Ricotta stuffed meatballs?! YES PLEASE!! and happy birthday to your mom!!

    Maggie
    www.PolishedClosets.com

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  13. I keep forgetting that today isn't Monday, and then I remember and get SO excited. Looks like you had a fabulous weekend!
    Isn’t That Charming.

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  14. I love that blue dress on you!!!! I think I definitely need to come and tube down the river with you!

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  15. i am proud of you for keeping up with the champagne drinking!! #campaignforchampagne.

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  16. what a fun weekend! loving your blue dress, and damn girl no way I could get up at 7am and stay up until midnight. wait, now that i think about it, i kind of did that on saturday lol. happy birthday to your mom!

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  17. Ricotta stuffed meatballs?! Yum! Glad you had a great time tubing! Tell your mom I said happy bday and to not get too crazy! ;)

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeatsoles.blogspot.com

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  18. That tubing adventure looks so fun!! Jealous! Sounds like you had a great weekend :)

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  19. What a fabulous weekend! Lovin' your sat night look with that lip color girl! Cheers to a long weekend! xoxo

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  20. You always have such fun things planned to do! I LOVE white pizza and that blue dress is gorg on you!! XO

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  21. Love love love your blue dress!! And that tubing adventure seems like the perfect way to be outside enjoying the nice weather. I wish we had places like that here! :)

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  22. Happy birthday to your mama! You look stunningggggg in that blue dress and bold lip ;) Aren't long weekends the best, you feel like you actually get a weekend huh!

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  23. Your weekends are always so much more fun than mine haha!
    XO
    www.kayleighskloset.com

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  24. LOVE that dress you wore out Saturday night! So pretty with the hair and pink lipstick!

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  25. That tubing trip sounds like a blast and I'm loving that blue maxi dress on you. Glad you had a great LD!!

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  26. Your weekend sounds awesome!!! Tubing looks like so much fun and that food - delicious!!

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  27. Your weekend sounds like it was a blast!! How fun! Stopping by from the linkup:)

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  28. That water is ridiculously pretty! Love the blue maxi and ricotta stuffed meatballs sound GENIUS.

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  29. Happy Birthday to your mama! That blue dress is gorgeous and so is that water! What a fun weekend.

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  30. Sounds like a great weekend! That water looks absolutely gorgeous! Much better than the water here in Phoenix that we do the tubing on!

    Shannon
    Clothes & Quotes

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  31. Happy Birthday to you Mom!! That tubing adventure of yours looked pretty amazing, I've been wanting to do one of those for years.

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  32. Yay for the return of college football!! And ricotta stuffed meatballs? Yum!

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  33. Great snaps! I've never heard of Polish horseshoes, but I'm going to look it up right now! That tubing spot looks heavenly!
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  34. I want to go back to being lazy down Rainbow River... for four hours!!!

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  35. Your weekend looks fabulous!! That water looks so fabulous!
    xo,
    Brittney Marie
    Pretty Little Pursuits

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  36. I can't decide which looks better... that white pizza or you in that maxi!!!!!! ;P

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  37. Rainbow Springs looks amazing! And how fab are you in that maxi!? You know I love a good cutout :) hope you had a great weekend! (And I'm with you that this morning was a hard one after such a great weekend!) xo!

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  38. Looks like you had an amazing weekend. I'm a fellow UCF Alum, so although we didn't have any luck on Saturday, I'm hoping for a good season as well! That pizza looks A-MAZING!!

    -Marissa
    http://gochicyourself.com/

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  39. Your weekend last weekend was a lot of fun! I love tubing in Florida. It's almost like being in a different world for a moment :) xo

    Cheshirekatblog.com

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