Monday, July 11, 2016

Cowboys, Whiskey, & Westerns

During the day on Friday I met up with a couple of the other bridesmaids for my friend Kristie's wedding for lunch at a new Mexican place.  It was eh.  It wasn't bad but I've definitely had better.  It just didn't really have any flavor.  We met up to finalize plans for the bachelorette party that will be this coming weekend.  That evening I met up with Alicia & a few other people for the Isanti Rodeo.  I got to meet her boyfriend, I approve he's a good one.  We just hung around, watched some of the rodeo, drank a few beers, ate some fried food, & stayed around to watch the band, Maiden Dixie.  They're a Minnesota band, although they do have a couple of shows in Iowa & Wisconsin coming up.  I really like them.  I think they'd do well if they got picked up to go on a national tour with a bigger artist.

Saturday brought more house/yard prep for the upcoming family reunion.  My mom & I finished the front porch & started working on the back deck while my dad did some work in the garage.  While I was out running errands I saw some caramels at the hardware store & had to buy them.  I got a cappuccino, butter rum, & sea salt.  The sea salt was by far my favorite because anything sea salt caramel is an A+ in my book.  The other two were good as well.  I had picked up a little bottle of Evan Williams Peach the day before because I love peach, whiskey, hadn't tried it before, & it was 99 cents.  That night I mixed some with Sprite.  It was really good.

Sunday was a chill day & for that I'm thankful.  For breakfast my parents, brother, & I went out to eat at a little diner in town.  After breakfast my brother went home.  While back at the house my parents & I spent a large part of the day relaxing on the couch watching westerns.  It had stormed the night before so we couldn't start the second coat of paint on the deck.  Later in the afternoon my brother showed up to work on his car with my dad.  My mom planted some garden stuff while I worked on blog posts & my bullet journal.  I went out briefly to help her move some bricks & then decided to tackle the dishes.  My brother stayed for supper & then it was back to relaxation time.


  1. I've always wanted to go to a rodeo - they look so fun! Hope you have a great start to the week! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  2. You were busy this weekend! I am with ya on caramel + sea salt! Yum....

  3. Just found your blog! I love your deck! sounds like a nice weekend of #adulting! lol
    XO Ellen from Ask Away

  4. GREAT weekend!! I LOVE caramels to pieces! Did you eat them with the Evan Williams? I totally would have, lol. My mom has those same dishes and man, that food looks good! Happy Monday!!

    1. No but I should have! I still have more whiskey so I might just have to go get more caramels & do that!

  5. Sounds like a great weekend! That sea salt caramel sounds so tasty. Deck looks great too!

  6. Oh man, nothing is more disappointing than bad mexican. It is really hard to mess that food up, you know?!?! The Evan Williams Peach and those caramels both sound so good! I love caramel anything.

  7. I don't think I've ever had a caramel with sea salt. That sounds so good! The rodeo sounds like fun!