Happy post memorial day weekend! Normally I would want to go to the River or springs on a three day weekend... but on memorial day you can't fit another tube down the river and the springs are packed. Ray and I mostly stayed in bed and watched tv all weekend. LAZY! Friday we had taco/movie night with our friends Adam and Sarah, stayed up all night watching the last 4 or 5 episodes of True Blood season 3, got doughnuts at 6am and then finally went to sleep around 7. We're wild. We slept most of Saturday then did a little grocery shopping and cleaning. Sunday, we went to church, had sandwich palooza for lunch, watched several episodes of Walking Dead (which is actually really good), Ray mowed the yard and I cleaned (sort of). True Blood and Walking Dead = weird dreams for Allison.
Long weekends are our favorite. The only picture I have of the weekend is of sandwich palooza. Enjoy!
Also... go look at my last 2 posts! Wedding pictures!
I thought maybe I would do a little more explaining of the pictures on this post. We knew we wanted our pictures to reflect the style of the wedding so rather than it looking like vogue shoot, we wanted the pictures to be casual, fun and sweet.
Here we are on our balcony. The reception took place in our back yard, so it was only natural for us to have photos taken at our house.
This building is about a block from our house and it's one of our favorites.
My ladies wore tea dresses made out of a 1950's pattern with different floral vintage fabrics.
All of our bouquets were made out of fabric flowers. Shout out to Ms. Vicki who made them all!
One of our best friend's dad made our wedding pound cakes. They were so delicious! You can also see some of the center pieces we made using vintage glass bottles, sticks found in the yard and fabric flowers.
Last week I finally got a new drivers license. New name AND new address. The new address part was kind of a pain because I didn't have any of the right kind of mail they required. Boo. All I had was letter from Jenna and a graduation invitation. Thankfully, the lady thought I was sweet and let me change it anyway! Also, I really like my new picture, but honestly anything is better than my old one from age 16 (think center part and frosty lipstick).
Allison Hancock. Legit.
- This photo of me and Ray taken last weekend.
- Vintage aprons. My collection is getting pretty impressive. Have I mentioned that's what I gave my bridesmaids/usherette/wedding singer as gifts? I searched for the perfect vintage apron to match each girls personality. I sure hope they loved them.
- "The Help" by Kathryn Stockott
- When Megan brings sweet little Abram to the office.
- When my husband hangs pictures, washes dishes and then buys me hydrocortizone in the middle of the night because I've been taken over by mosquito bites.
- Home made iced coffee in the fridge ready for me in the morning.
Saturday, Ray and I decided to have an adventure day ending in St. Augustine for our friend (and wedding photographer!) Kelly Ann. First, we hit up the local farmers market, which was a little sad but maybe just needs more vendors. Along the way we stopped at several thrift/antique stores but only found a few mid-century glasses and a collection of vintage Charlie Brown encyclopedias. We had lunch at Angel's Diner, Florida's oldest diner. One of the things they're known for is this drink called the pusalow which is chocolate milk with vanilla syrup over crushed ice. So simple, so good. Also, giant hamburgers and hand-battered onion rings.
After lunch we came across the Cabbage and Potato Festival. Obviously we had to stop, but the only cool thing we saw was cabbage bowling.
We made it to St. Augustine where I promptly left my phone in a pawn shop while we were looking at instruments. Really, I just got distracted by a flute. By the time we realized what happen the shop had closed. I was sad... like really sad. Good for me, I have a husband who will tell me to get over it because really, it's just a phone.
We made it to Kelly and Luke's and had the best time. They live in the country surrounded by potato fields and you can see every star at night. I love it.
Yesterday, we went back to St. Augustine to pick up my phone... and since we were in town we ate at my favorite restaurant and got ice cream.
1. Eat more weird food aka stop being so picky. I tried crab ravioli on my honeymoon and now it's one of my favorite things. Also, pork debris.
2. Actually fold laundry and put it away. I think getting rid of a few of my 2384723847 t-shirts would help me in achieving this goal.
3. Figure out how to set the coffee maker so I can have fresh delish coffee in the mornings without having to get up early and make it.
4. Plan weekly menus and shop accordingly. It worked yesterday... we'll see how the rest of the week goes.
5. Actually finish reading a book. I love to read, but I'm really bad at getting bored or busy and never finishing. Or just starting a new one. I'm currently reading "The Help" by Kathryn Stockett and I'm loving it.
Dear Saturday yard sale,
You were incredible and brought back my faith in yard sales. Thanks for the cute mugs for Brie (as seen above!), vintage aprons, vintage cloth napkins and handmade pot holders. I clearly have the same taste as a 70 year old woman...
I miss you so much. I especially miss not being at work, hanging out with my husband and hurricanes from Olivier's. Honeymoons are such a good thing.
Dear new kitchenaid mixer,
I LOVE you so much. Now I can continue my domestic goddess quest.
Dear heating pad,
I'm so so glad I found you. You save my life.
May the 4th be with you.
Dear husband (because I know you read all of these but never ever comment),
I love you.