Weekly Wrap-Up: My first estate sale :), family tree session :D, and aquarium leak :( ~ Diane's Vintage Zest!

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Weekly Wrap-Up: My first estate sale :), family tree session :D, and aquarium leak :(

Please excuse the lateness of this post, but I didn't hit the Publish/Schedule button.  Oops!  Probably due to lack of sleep from a busy week, yet again!

If you follow my Instagram (username: vintagezest), you would have seen some of these pictures already.  In fact, I was considering dropping the weekly wrap-ups altogether, but I have some followers that aren't on Instagram yet.  This is for you!


Precap:

Thursday

Once again, I was a soccer cheerleader, but this time the field was inundated with tons of geese.  There were waaay more than this, when I first arrived.  Aren't they funny!

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Afterwards, we went to Buffalo Wild Wings, where I was challenged to eat 5 of the spiciest wings.  Challenge accepted and accomplished!  I didn't take a picture because it's quite messy and buffalo wings in a paper basket aren't super impressive-looking.  :)


Friday

I was lucky to have time to spend with a friend, so we decided to do what we do best.  Eat and shop!  I had an online deal, so we headed to Elbows Mac & Cheese where we shared a Cheeseburger Mac & Cheese and a Philly Cheesesteak sandwich for a really late lunch.  Both were ridiculously good as you can imagine.  By the way, there was a salad before this, but it somehow forgot to be photographed.  :)

-Collage (Elbows Mac & Cheese)

Next, we went shopping for a bit where I got just a couple of items and a ton of inspiration for future sewing projects!  I was on a mission to buy a cute chambray shirt from Forever 21 like mimi g had on during Day 2 of her conference.  I found it!  Yay!

For dinner, I met up with some friends at Great Maple where we shared some food.  It's a good thing because I was still stuffed from my late lunch.  :)  However, I couldn't pass up an amazing fish taco and tasting the halibut with mushroom risotto.  

-Collage (Great Maple)

Later that night, we went to Mesa and had fun people-watching and schmoozing.  :)



Saturday

The next morning, I saw a sign for an estate sale and headed on in!  There were lots of items for sale, including two pieces of furniture that I would have loved to buy and renovate, but I passed on them.  :(

-Collage (Estate Sale)

If you follow me on Instagram, you would have seen that I did walk away with some pretty books for free!  I wish I would have had more arms to bring them to the car with me, but these six were enough.  :)

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That afternoon to evening, we invited my mom's aunt and uncle over to have a crab boil party.  There were LOTS of crabs to be eaten, as well as other yummy treats.  I forgot to take a picture, so I stole this from my cousin's Facebook pic.  :)

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My inner nerd also got to start our family tree!  I learned a TON from my mom's aunt and uncle about our ancestors, and we started working on it with them.  I added nearly 300 relatives that night!  Talk about a crazy night of fun.  :)


Sunday

My guy and I were a bit lazy, but we did drive around to some open houses and once again came up empty.  We stopped at Corner Bakery, which isn't particularly special, but it holds a place in my heart because my guy and I would go to the one near campus when we first started dating.  Memories!

A caprese salad for me!


A roast beef sandwich for him.  :)


Then, I had to help my mom because it turns out that her aquarium started to leak.  Eep!  Looks like I will need to cut another vinyl decal!

For dinner, we joined my parents at Michael's Pizzeria, which was ah-mazing.  The quality of the mozzarella was impeccable, and there was a perfect ratio of sauce to cheese.  We ordered a Margherita D.O.P., Gamberi e Zucchini, and a Prosciutto e Arugula.  Everyone loved the thickness of crust, even though we are usually everywhere on the spectrum from deep dish to thin as paper.

-Collage (Michael's Pizzeria)

I'm definitely coming back for their Margherita Mondays deal!


Monday

Speaking of Monday, I promised myself that I would eat healthier, so I made a trip to my favorite international market, Super King!  Produce here is so cheap that it's busy whenever you go, with guys stocking new stuff constantly!

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I'm actually going to share an in-depth post about some fun findings in this store.  :)


Tuesday

I spent the majority of my night cooking for the week.  Soup, breakfast cookies, cauliflower gratin, pickled radish & cucumber salad, and a bunch more items.

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I'm looking forward to this weekend, since I might actually get some sleep!  Yay!




2 comments:

  1. Success! You found the chambray shirt. : ) FYI: Its 4 AM and you got me wondering where I can get a philly cheesesteak sandwich...*drool*. Unfortunately, Elbows Mac n Cheese is 40 mins ( at least ) away.

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  2. Ha! Well if you're in the area, hit me up because Elbows is ah-mazing! Also, I'm so happy that I found the shirt, but it seriously took forever in that store because it's huuuge! Well worth the effort. :)

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