Monday, January 18, 2016

Weekending: MLK

Hello, and happy three day weekend to many of you! I actually have the day off, which is great, because I don't always get these Monday holidays. Matt still has to work, and Millie? Well, Millie never gets a day off. Protecting her house and family is a 24/7 job.

goldendoodle spa day
Hair barely dry from her spa day and she's already back to work in the nursery!
We had another productive weekend--lots of baby-related errands, of course, and we (and by "we," I mean Matt) put together Aida's rocker. We also ate lots of great food--are you surprised? I know we have been eating out quite a bit lately, but I also know this is a luxury we won't have once baby is here, so we're trying to take advantage of it while we can.

Hot Chocolate Ford's Fish Shack Ashburn VA
I've also started using the "eating for two" card like it's my job
On Sunday, we went to church and followed it up with brunch (duh). We were going to try Founding Farmers, which we've heard great things about, but it wasn't in the cards for us on Sunday. When we arrived, it wasn't even 11am and there was already a two hour wait--just for two people! We managed to find a few seats at the bar and were ready to get settled in (and this gal was ready for her daily cup of caffeine), when we were informed that Sundays were brunch buffet only. So, no ordering off the menu, and the buffett was $30/person (coffee included, all other drinks not included). Matt saw me eyeing the chaotic mess that was the buffett line with nervous apprehension, and suggested we go somewhere else. I happily agreed, and we ended up at Wildfire. We'd been there before and it was delicious, and it certainly did not disappoint the second time around. More info on this spot will be coming soon in a blog post, but for now, here's a teaser!

Monte Cristo Wildfire Mclean, VA

While we were there, I had to return a baby dress to Lilly Pulitzer because we received the exact same one as a gift for Christmas. They didn't have any little dresses left in the size I wanted, so instead we swapped out the dress for a new wallet for me. Hey, I gotta get a wallet for my diaper bag, right?

Today I'm spending the morning with my neighbor and preggo buddy. We've got gift cards and are ready to carb load at a bagel place then trip the light fantastic at Pottery Barn! There are still a few things I want to get for the nursery, but am not sure what I will pick up today. I'm thinking about a lamp base to go with this shade we got for Christmas, or maybe some decorative shelves (gotta put that baby monitor somewhere!). Any suggestions?

Hope everyone has the loveliest of MLK days! I actually have quite a lot of feelings about this holiday and equal rights and all that, but I can't seem to put it into words right now. Blame it on the pregnancy hormones, or blame it on the Thai food come I'm currently experiencing. Hungry pregnant ladies should not be allowed to call in the dinner order!

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linking up with Biana and Meghan for Weekending

p.s. I switched up my social media handles (and downloaded snapchat!) to try my hand at the whole "branding" concept and to maybe be a cool kid and stuff. Find me on Twitter, Insta, and Snapchat @modernkate! 

All Love,

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