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Monday Hangover: Authentic Living

“The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other’s life.” –Richard Bach

I’ve been using this quote quite a bit in my life lately. Over the last year, I’ve gone through some serious life changes and grief counseling since losing my dad. It’s been a blessing for the changes that have occurred in the last six months of my life. My life is mine to live and I’m not taking any of it for granted. I am loved, I am wanted, and I deserve people who want to be apart of my life.

This weekend was just another reminder of much growth has happened in the last 6 months of my life.

After the long week at work, I was kept in pretty high spirits with messages from Albert about spending some much needed time together. He always knows how to put a smile on his girl’s face! So Friday David and I packed up and headed over to the Brazauskas’ household for some poolside fun. It’s Albert’s office after work, so it was perfect for all of us.

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Beer, burgers, and great company made for the perfect Friday evening at the pool! Claire made it home from work and we went inside to chat about her upcoming 3 Day Walk in Twin Cities. It’s so weird that she’s walking Twin Cities this year instead of Dallas – it’s approaching so quickly. It was lowkey and the perfect ending to a crazy week.

If you know me, Saturdays (and some select Sundays) are meant for brunch. I’m a sucker for a mimosa! After a group text and plans made, we met up at Max’s Wine Dive for some jalapeno cornbread and friend time. We had so much to catch up on – new relationships, past friendships, job changes, and of course the great food at Max’s. We also managed to take a sick family friend photo!

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It was great catching up with everyone and we’ve already decided that we needed to plan our next outing. The rest of Saturday consisted of errands, a visit to The Vintage House, a short nap, and home drinking while watching the Ronda Rousey fight. David and I both agreed that the late night was totally worth the 34 second fight we witnessed, but I was hurting on Sunday morning.

I slept through David’s early alarms for work and woke up with a need for breakfast. My hometown favorite of Pete’s hit the spot with great company, Stephanie and Holden.

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The rest of the afternoon consisted of more errands and yet another nap, because what the rest of Sunday afternoon/evening had in store for me was EPIC.

We’ve fully converted to shopping at Trader Joe’s, but there is a massive Super Wal-Mart and Sam’s Club being built around the corner from our home. They are replacing an older Wal-Mart that’s right across the highway. The date has been pushed back for its grand opening, but we’ve been keeping an eye out on its development.

Stay with me here, because this is huge!

I’ve been slowly brewing up a new concept for our bedroom decor. I stopped at the old Wal-Mart closing and hit the jackpot! David and I went in hoping to find some throw pillows on clearance for our bed, only to find out that this Wal-Mart would be closing on August 4 at 6:00PM for the opening of the new Wal-Mart on August 5 at 8:00AM. I instantly noticed that they had a table and basket filled with fabric at the front of the bare store. As I shifted through, I was a little intrigued. Then I saw the sign about more fabric at the back of the store.

*Cue praise music*

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You are probably wondering why this is so great. Well, let me explain if the fabric was $3.97 a yard….THE BOLT WAS $3.97.

The cheapest bolt I purchased was $2 and the most expensive was $5; for everything in that basket I paid $67. David and I did a rough total of how much I would’ve spent per yard and it would’ve been at least $980 to $1100.

That’s how you end a weekend!

Any big wins for you this weekend?!? Share them in the comments below!

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  • Reply Kyrra

    OMG I LOVE LOVE LOVE that grey and yellow floral fabric you’re holding!! And HOUNDSTOOTH!!!!!!

    August 15, 2015 at 7:05 pm
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