Sunday, May 4, 2014

Weekend Wrap Up

My weekend started Friday as I took some vacation time to attend my very first Iowa blogger meet-up. The event was sponsored by the Iowa Food and Family Project and was held at Reiman Gardens in Ames, Iowa.

The group spent the first part of the morning chatting and doing introductions.  It was awesome to hear everyone's stories about why they blog and put some faces with some of the blogs I read on a daily basis!

Later that morning we stepped outside into the garden area for a photography session from the talented Joe Murphy.  I have a long way to go on my photography, but I came away encouraged and excited to use some of the new skills I learned!

After the photography session we took a break for lunch and then hopped on a bus to visit a family farm of one of the girls in the group.  The adorable Julie from Farm Eats City Streets, and her husband, Mark were our tour guides.  So cool to see first hand everything she blogs about!

That's just a quick summary, but stay tuned, I hope to share more with you in upcoming posts!


Saturday I met up with a friend for a nine mile run (which just about killed me) and then proceeded to be a lazy bum the rest of the afternoon.

Saturday night, Ryan and I dropped Rowen off at my parent's house.  While she was enjoying a slumber party with grandma and grandpa, we were celebrating a friend's birthday!  We started the night with Mexican food and margaritas and then moved to a local bar to continue the celebration.  

Thanks to that nine mile run, this old lady barely made it past 10:30pm.


A majority of today (Sunday) was spent outside!  My mother-in-law, who happens to have a very green thumb, was nice enough to buy us an assortment of flowers/plants for Easter this year.  We bought a few flower pots and proceeded to spend the afternoon digging in the dirt!

While buying our flower pots we also purchased a set of chairs we found on sale for our front porch! 

Rowen approved...!

We then ended the night with dinner on the grill and a walk around the neighborhood! 

All in all it was a great weekend!  Hope you had a great weekend, too!


  1. What a great weekend!! Loving your new chairs :)

  2. So great to meet you this weekend!! :) I'll be reading up on your old posts to learn more about you!

    1. Great meeting you too! I haven't had much time to read blogs since Friday, but I will be doing the same soon! :)