Happy Monday! I can’t believe the weekend is already over. I feel like I blinked and it was gone. It was such a fun weekend though. Here’s what I was up to:
Blue Man Group
Friday night Josh and I went to see the opening performance of Blue Man Group at The Orpheum! I knew the show would be fun but I had no idea what to really expect. The show blew me away. I was laughing, I was dancing, and Josh and I were smiling the whole time. They turned the show into one big party. If you haven’t seen Blue Man Group before and get the chance to I would 110% recommend it.
Whole Foods Lunch Date
Saturday I slept in until 11am! It was amazing and very much needed. Shortly after I met up with Hannah and Joanna for a lunch date at Whole Foods. They had a $5 potato bar that I couldn’t pass up. They loaded this bad boy up with cheese, jam, vegan sausage, onions, and mushrooms. It was delicious.
Window Shopping at Von Maur
After our lunch date I headed to the mall to pick up a housewarming gift. I of course had to do some gratuitous window shopping. It involved staring at this beautiful Kate Spade bag.
And trying on these gorgeous French Connection boots. They were on sale, but not enough to justify an impulse buy when they look so similar to my Toms wedges. From browsing online I found out they do make these in a grey color that I may have put on my Christmas list… 😉
1920’s Halloween Party
Saturday night Josh and I were off to a Halloween party! Our good friends Molly and Brian just bought a house and were having a housewarming/ 1920’s Halloween party. I loved how our costumes turned out.
Mine is a Zulily necklace turned into a headband, pearls from J.Crew, and a flapper dress I got from a shady used Halloween costume store after the one I ordered from Zulily turned out to be incredibly inappropriate.
Josh already had the cap, shirt, and tie. He ordered suspenders and a vest to complete his look.
Josh volunteered to bartend for the night. He obviously took his job very seriously. 😀 (Please note that punch. That punch was absolutely delicious but also incredibly sneaky. You could not taste the alcohol in it, which obviously meant I drank way more of it than I should have.)
(Almost) all the lovely ladies at the party. Please notice Joanna’s adorable baby bump! I thought she looked stunning.
We of course had to take a ton of pictures all dressed up in costume.
I wish my dress would have been about an inch and a half longer so it would have covered my bandage. I had my yearly derm appointment last week and unexpectedly had a mole removed. I’ve had the mole for years, and they don’t think it’s a big deal , but it’s my first appointment with a new dermatologist and I think it was darker than he would have liked.
This was a married selfie. haha
So about that punch. Let’s just say I had way. too. much. I drunkenly cuddled with both of Molly’s adorable dogs. And tearily apologized to Hannah and Joanna for being late all the time when we hang out. And tried to play matchmaker for some of the single guests. And got a crazy craving for KFC at 1am and was subsequently devastated when I found out they closed at 10pm. Drunk me had a lot of fun.
Sober me the next morning hurt. I never get hangovers but I had one that Sunday. I had previously volunteered with Junior League to help with the Symphony Spooktacular that day. It’s an event I have been so excited for, but I’d be lying if I said I didn’t consider calling in sick and staying in bed the rest of the day.
I decided I can do anything with coffee, so after a quick trip to Starbucks, I was ready to help hundreds of kids learn about music and enjoy Halloween. Symphony Spooktacular is an annual Halloween party for kids with arts and crafts, trick or treating, and music performances.
I love how the orchestra dressed up! Check out the duck cello player!
The house was packed. I grew up playing the violin and loved seeing all these kids being exposed to classical music. It’s such a gift.
The event was a lot of fun and one I’m so glad I went to. They had a musical petting farm where kids could try out band and orchestra instruments. I hope some kids were inspired to start learning to play!
The Ramen Fest that Wasn’t
After the event I texted Josh that I was feeling pretty good and asked him if he wanted to head to Benson to check out the 1st annual Ramen Fest. Some of the best chefs in Omaha got together and created Ramen dishes for the event. I love good, authentic Ramen and have been craving some since I got back from Hawaii.
As you can see, that picture is of a turkey sandwich. And it’s a delicious turkey sandwich from Baxter’s in Benson. But it is not a bowl of Ramen. Despite having over two hours left in the event, Ramen Fest had completely sold out of Ramen. Womp womp. While I was bummed to not get Ramen I was also glad the event was such a success. Next year I will be there when it opens!
After dinner Josh and I headed home for relaxing on the couch. We watched Hocus Pocus in PJS and ate these delicious cookie butter dark chocolate cups. It was the perfect ending to a great weekend.
Questions of the Day: What are you going to be for Halloween? What was a highlight of your weekend? Do you like Ramen? Are you a fan of classical music?