Monday, July 26, 2010

Mountain Weekend!

I had a fabulous weekend and hated to see it come to an end. It started on Thursday evening when my mom, Joe Joe (my great aunt whom I'll talk about often) and me headed to Birmingham for what would be a weekend of a little shopping (well, let's say lots of shopping!), quality time with family and special time with some of my very best friends!

Friday, my mom, Joe Joe and I started the day off at Whole Foods - and man, do I love that place! I picked up a few snacks to take on my "Girls Trip" to Mentone that evening and then we headed to do some shopping. We started off at The Summit and ended the day at the sidewalk sales at Mountain Brook Village. There were some great deals to be had. I found some fabulous things for my Office Renovation project (check it out here and here) and picked up some clothes and accessories along the way too :)

And making the day even better was getting to enjoy lunch with a dear friend of mine, Leighton, at O'Carrs. She introduced me to their chicken salad, and it was wonderful. I wish I had been able to bring some home...yum! Leighton and I are always able to catch up where we left off, and that is what makes a friendship so special!

Friday evening, I headed off to Mentone, AL to stay at a mountain lodge with my best friends from college. We spent the weekend relaxing, snacking on yummy food and catching up for hours on end...just like old times! Saturday morning we indulged in a wonderful breakfast buffet at The Mountain Inn Restaurant at DeSoto State Park and ended the day with dinner at a local spot, Wildflower Cafe. The atmosphere was so quaint, and the food was delicious!

Jessie's adorable little girl, Morgan

This morning, I met my mom and Joe Joe back in Birmingham, did a little more shopping and headed back to Jackson to celebrate my father-in-law's birthday. The  weekend was just perfect! Oh, and Collin went to the Mize, MS Watermelon Festival while I was away with his family and took this fabulous photo! Oh how I love watermelon - it's my favorite!!

How was your weekend?!? Happy Monday!


  1. What a fabulous weekend! I am quite jealous! All i want is to pack up and head outta town to shop! Especially down there!

  2. Looks like fun, Stephanie. I had my folks up for some shopping and my daughter's 18th bday celebration. Have a great start to the week!

  3. Thanks so much for visiting my blog. I love new readers and followers. Looks like you had a fun weekend. I would love to shop in Birmingham some time. The photo of your home on your sidebar is gorgeous with the uplighting.

  4. I popped over from Kim's to say hello! I have been peeking around your site and it is lovely!

    Looks like all of you girls had a wonderful time!
    I love Mississippi! My best buddy went to Ole Miss and we have family there!

    I look forward to many more visits here!

  5. Food, friends, and fresh air? What a great mix!

  6. Oh I hate that you were here and I missed you!!!! Next time you come this way we will have to grab lunch!

  7. OMG I've never seen so many watermelons!!


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