Another fun weekend comes to an end… we did this one big, too. On Friday my mom took the kids to the lake so we could have a little anniversary staycation. As soon as they left I threw some clothes in a bag and headed to ESPA at the Joule downtown. Brian reserved a room there for Friday night and booked a mani/pedi for me at the spa (awww). It was FAB. After the nail service I had a little time to kill, so I took advantage of the “amenities”- sauna, steam room, champagne, pool, champagne, cookies, relaxation room, champagne. Seriously did not want to leave.
View from our room. Jack is obsessed with that giant eyeball so I had to send him a pic:
Brian met me at the Joule after work and we headed to Lark on the Park for dinner. I didn’t take any pics, but the food was amazing. We started with the curry pillows, and the crust was to die for. I had the moo krob for dinner. It’s Thai pork belly with sticky rice and green papaya slaw on the side. Holy geez- I would seriously go back to this place JUST for that dish. It wasn’t overly fatty at all, just had a great crust and tender middle. Love. Also loved all of the rotating chalkboard art around the restaurant:
We decided to forgo dessert at Lark and walked to Stampede 66 for coffee and dessert instead. Huge mistake. I got the lime chess pie and Brian ordered a peach cobbler, and they were both so blah. We barely took 2 bites, drank our coffee and left… kicking ourselves because the Lark dessert menu sounded so much better.
After dessert we walked back to the hotel, then made a spur of the moment decision to grab a drink at the bar under the Joule, Midnight Rambler. It was super hipster and we felt really old… but great people watching AND they had good drinks. I had some kind of citrusy gin concoction with cucumbers.
On Saturday we dropped off a car at home and drove to Waco. As you probably know, I’m completely obsessed with Fixer Upper on HGTV. LOVE IT. I love their style and I love their relationship dynamic. Everything. Brian actually suggested the trip, which just shows what an amazing hubby he is. Three hours roundtrip to feed my obsession.
So we made it to Magnolia Market:
A few notes: the store is small. And CROWDED. Actually it’s 2 stores- one is more home stuff and the other is mostly jewelry/garden. I ended up with one of Joanna’s signature candles (smells clean and insanely good), a little turquoise vase, a waco t-shirt, and a feather necklace. I liked everything in the store but a lot of it seemed like stuff you could get elsewhere… lots of chalkboard signs, wire baskets and galvanized metal.
In true stalker fashion, after Magnolia Market I googled where to find some of the Fixer Upper houses and off we went. We saw this one and this one. The second one is owned by the show’s carpenter, Clint Harp, and his design studio/store, Harp Design Co., is right next door. The store is AWESOME. We walked out with 2 cute prints for the house, though there were wayyy more things that I wanted to buy. Had to reign it in a little.
The one on the left is actually stitched fabric. So sweet. The college student working at Harp was really nice and gave us some great recommendations on other places to check out while we were in Waco.
After that we headed back to Dallas, grabbed sushi for dinner and a quick drink, then it was home to our (sleeping) babies. Such a fun weekend and I SO appreciate my parents for watching the kids! We really needed that break and it was a great way to celebrate 10 years.
Oh man, it’s almost midnight. I’m trying to keep up my early AM run routine this week but 6am is going to come awfully early. OH and the plan tomorrow is to finally buckle down and potty train Isla. I just spent $$$ at Target on little prizes, printed off a chore chart, bought yet another package of princess undies. Wish us luck!!