Thursday, September 24, 2015

Weekend recap on a Thursday

Who says you can't have a weekend recap on a Thursday?! ;)

At the beginning of last week Matthew started feeling bad and ended up going to the doctor only to be told he had a viral infection and "medicine won't help, it just has to run it's course" don't you just love it when doctors say that. Well by Thursday afternoon I was feeling pretty bad but decided to go on to work Friday only to feel worse as the day went on. I ended up leaving early and going home and sleeping for a good 3+ hours. I woke up still not feeling well but took some Advil and had to pull it together for our big weekend! I had a bridal shower and bachelorette party I was helping host on Saturday and couldn't back out last minute for a "viral infection". I had last minute decorations to make and foods to prepare/bake (don't worry, I washed my hands about 50 times!) Matthew was at a bachelor party he planned Friday night so I had the apartment to myself and had Pandora turned up while I worked in the kitchen. I even painted a couple of our chairs while some stuff was in the oven!

Saturday morning I woke up still not feeling great but put on my big girl panties and pumped Advil every 6 hours throughout the day to get me through! I know it's not good to take a lot of Advil but it's the only thing that kept the headache and achiness away. I had to be in Cookeville by 8:30 to start decorating and help set everything up. My friend, Trisha, who I hosted the bridal shower with did A LOT of work Friday night so we ended up just preparing all the food and putting together all the last minute things before everyone got there. The bridal shower was for my soon-to-be-sister-in-law, Jenny! 

They are getting married on October 17th! Trisha and I decided that since they are getting married in the fall then we will have a fall themed bridal shower!

After Jenny's bridal shower I went home and got ready for my best friend, Kathleen's, bachelorette party! She is getting married on October 3rd (9 DAYS!!!!!!!!) and I am her matron of honor! Sarah, my other best friend is the maid of honor, and we asked Kathleen a while ago what she wanted to do for her bachelorette party and she said just keep it simple and in our hometown. So simple and laid back it was! Sarah and I picked her up and we headed off to the surprise!

Dinner on the square at one of our favorite places, Maple Street Grill.

After dinner we went down the road to our next activity...a painting class!

Sarah and I knew she had never been to a painting class before and thought she would really enjoy it. Thankfully she did! We all plan on going back with our mom's after all the weddings!!

The painting place we went to is called, Faithful Stokes. We absolutely LOVED it there! The owner, Lisa, was a joy to work with. She took her time while explaining how to do each step, talked and joked with us. It was overall just a great experience and we could not have been happier! Murfreesboro friends, if you are looking for a fun activity to do with friends, then I definitely recommend checking them out! We were able to bring drinks and food, so we decided on desserts! Sarah made Oreo balls and I made brownies and we picked up a couple of cokes at the store. Such a fun night!

Just a fun look at the steps of my painting:

We chose a fall painting since they are getting married in the fall!


  1. Painting classes are so fun! I've only been to one and it rocked!! Im glad you guys were able to pop some Advil and get to feeling better!!!! :)

  2. Such a cute fall bridal shower! So glad you enjoyed your painting class, too!

  3. What a super fun weekend!! That sucks y'all were feeling bad but looks like you made the best of it! LOVE LOVE those paintings you did! So cute!

  4. We did the same thing for my sister's bachelorette. I love the pumpkin painting!


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