How was your weekend? They always go by so fast! This week coming up is my last week of school! Whoop Whoop! Then I have a week off, then finals the next week and then it is all SUMMERTIME for me!

This weekend we spent time working on designs for several websites and graphics we are doing, cooking, looking for new furniture for our new house and starting to pack stuff up in my dorm room that I don’t need in the next two weeks. It was pretty productive!

Here are a few snapshots from our weekend:

Saturday breakfast brunch lunch:

Tomato/Mushroom/Green Bell Pepper/Cheddar/Parmesan Quiche. Totally Yummy! (Image Copyright Drew Rowland–he says)

We of course couch shopped on Saturday after that. Then we stopped by JoAnns because I needed some inspiration for my final in my painting class and I had an idea, but I’m not sure if I’ll do it or not. I love looking at fabric! So pretty! I’m really inspired by graphic prints. I really want some curtains somewhere in our house made out of a print like these:

On Sunday since we were in the house decor/furnishing mood, we drove all the way to Denham Springs, Louisiana to look through their many antique/furniture/flea market stores. We saw a lot of stuff that would really work for the new house and all with prices we could afford, but ultimately we were too scared to buy anything else yet. We want to get everything into the new house first and then see what we need where and measure the spaces to see what size pieces we would need, etc.. We found a pretty wood coffee table, but we want to get the couch first and see how long of a coffee table would work in there. I totally should have taken pictures of things we liked, but I completely forgot. I got home with only one picture of a small side table I saw there. I took it in one of the first stores, and although I wouldn’t buy it because it doesn’t go with the scheme of our house, I thought it was pretty. The entire top is a glass and ceramic mosaic.

I spent the rest of the evening working on packing up some of the stuff from my dorm room. I have a lot of stuff that I know I won’t need to use in the next two weeks, so I’m trying to get it all together so that Drew and I can move a little out at a time. We don’t have anyone down here to help us move out and I live on the second floor and there aren’t any elevators in the building. It was quite an ordeal to get everything moved in and then we had not only Drew and I, but my parents as well. We are on our own for move out, so hopefully if we take it a couple boxes every couple days or every week it won’t be so bad. 🙂

Anyway, I’m sure anyone reading this is completely bored by now from our extremely exciting weekend. Sorry, we’ll try to keep the fun down a little next weekend. We don’t want to get too wild with our cooking and home decorating! 😉

Ohh, and I almost forgot, we just made scones to end our weekend tastefully! When I was in like 5th or 6th grade, my sisters and I would often go over to this lady’s house in my town that had a little gifts and garden place. She hosted tea parties and garden parties for kids and we had signed up for some of her butterfly summer events. We became friends with her and would go over there every so often to run around in her garden, bake bread, and look for and name butterfly species. I had a tea party there one year for my birthday where my friends and I all wore dresses and straw hats and sat in the garden and drank lemonade and tea and ate scones, biscotti, and tea sandwiches and made small flower bouquets from her garden and decorated cupcakes with crushed Oreo cookies and edible flowers.

She made amazing scones and my mom has her recipe and makes them often as well. My mom adds lemon/orange zest and cranberries and walnuts and all sorts of fancy things, and I like them that way, but my favorite are just plain scones. Although I want to think that the garden lady always made some kind of spread that I always put on the plain ones, but I can’t remember what it is now.

For some reason, I really wanted plain classic cream scones tonight. Luckily we had unsalted butter in the freezer and some leftover heavy whipping cream from the Chicken Tetrazzini we made last week. Drew of course wanted something in his, so we split the dough after we mixed it and I made mine plain and he added cinnamon and more sugar to his. I ended up with small, dainty scones and Drew ended up with massive giant glob scones. Regardless of their shapes, they tasted amazing. Mine of course were better, although Drew would disagree.

Hope you all had wonderful weekends!

 

 

  1. We have that exact same table except it does not have the mosiac tile on top and it is not painted, it is stained wood~but you could paint it if you like! It used to sit next to the couch in the living room. And you could do the mosaic and make it match your stuff!
    Love, mom

      1. I think if you did it yourself you could make it look way better. 🙂 You could put a picture of me in tiles on top. 🙂 j/k

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