Monday, July 7, 2014

July 4th Weekend Recap!

How was your weekend, loves?! I am assuming that most of us celebrated with friends or family - or both! I spent my time in St. Louis, and the weather was just so perfect! We really couldn't have asked for anything better, and the humidity waited to get terrible until the day we drove home. If you follow me on instagram, you may have seen bits of my weekend posted there!
 
The puppy cousins played all weekend long. Sadie and Ollie really play so well together - thank goodness! Every morning they woke up and started looking for the other one. On the trio down, Ollie rode in my lap practically the whole way. I think he's a little unaware of his size. Or either he doesn't care. Ollie was so wore out after the weekend, all he's done is sleep since we got back!

Friday night we went to see fireworks - you didn't think you'd get through a weekend recap for July 4th without firework photos, did you? - at the country club where my parents are members. We got to sit on the green of the golf course to watch, and the weather was just perfect!
One of the days, we went to the Anheuser-Busch Brewery tour. It was actually pretty cool; the short tour is free and it lasts about 40 minutes. I probably know more than i wanted to about beer, but it it was interesting and we did get to see the famous Clydesdales - which was probably my favorite part. And we couldn't have had better weather for it!

I don't think that I have ever actually ordered a banana split. But boy was it good!! It was just from Dairy Queen, so next time you're there, try it! It was the perfect snack for a warm day. And on another note, I love this maxi because it's so versatile!

My sister and her husband had one of these margaritas on their honeymoon and just raved about it! So i decided to do a little pinteresting (is that a word?) and found a great version that was great at home! 
Extra note - you will need to add ice. We didn't add ice in ours, and it was a little strong. Plus, I think the consistency would have been better with the ice, not just over the rocks. But still totally worth it!

We went to church on Sunday morning before we left. They had a great message about the difference between Joy and Happiness. This was one of the passages he used. If you're interested in hearing it, let me know! I can sent you the direct link and you can see it and hear it for free!

I can't wait to hear about all of your weekends! What was your favorite part?!

Blonder Side of Life

37 comments:

  1. Happy July 4th..
    Lovely post..

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  2. What a fun weekend!! I love the picture of the sundae - I was drooling on instagram!! You got some great pictures of the fireworks!!! Thanks so much for linking up!!

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  3. sounds like a fun weekend! that banana split looks amazing, i had no idea DQ made them! i'm a sucker for blizzards, lol

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  4. This weekend sounds perfect! I didn't travel anywhere unfortunately, but I be you're going to feel so refreshed all this week. I love your bracelets with your banana split (which I am now craving, haha). Have a great week!

    Audrey
    www.lululinden.com

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  5. Sounds like you had an amazing 4th!! I love brewery tours!! That banana split looks amazing!!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeatsoles.blogspot.com

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  6. Looks like an amazing Fourth! You had all of the essentials: fireworks, ice cream, and drinks!

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  7. Ooh that banana split looks amazing! I've never had one... maybe it's time to finally try! :)

    Sounds like a lovely weekend!

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  8. Looks like it was a fab weekend. Thanks for the recipe, so need to make those. Happy Monday.

    Best, Mree

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  9. Great pictures... looks like a great weekend! That margarita sounds amazing!

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  10. Lovely photos, i hope you had a blast <3

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  11. Sounds like a fun weekend! That margarita thing sounds yummy :)

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  12. That banana split looks amazing! I don't think I've ordered one since I was a kid. Loving your little tassel bracelets too... glad you had a happy 4th!

    Kristina
    medicineandmanicures.blogspot.com

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  13. I don't think I've ever had a banana split but that looks delicious! So glad you guys had a great weekend!

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  14. What a fun weekend! I've never had a banana split in my entire life, but that looks delicious! My husband would totally love a tour of that brewery! So fun!

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  15. Your pictures of the fireworks are amazing!! And your story about your puppy made me laugh... Mine is the same way! He's figured out how to move the bars in the back of the car and he'll climb up front into my lap! Glad you had a great 4th :)

    Jessie at www.BlushandBlonde.com

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  16. Looks like a fabulous weekend - glad you had nice weather for everything!

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  17. Looks like such a wonderful weekend! love that your pup rode in your lap -- so sweet! xo

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  18. Glad you had such a fabulous weekend! I totally need to try that drink!

    xo Kylie
    www.dressinsparkles.com

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  19. I did the Budweiser tour once & my favorite parts were definitely the horses & free samples.

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  20. You got some great firework action shots! Please train everyone I'm friends with online how to do the same ha. I saw too many black skies with blurs this weekend. Glad y'all had fun. Love the puppy pics ;)

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  21. Love the fireworks pictures and all the picture:). Hope you had the good fourth:). Happy new week to you:).

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  22. That margarita is right up my alley, I love anything coconut flavored in the summer. Also I'm convinced big dogs are reincarnated from little dogs because Misa is just like Ollie, she thinks she's a lap dog!
    -Alex
    www.monstermisa.blogspot.com

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  23. Omgsh those puppy cousins are just the cutest--so great they got along so well :) I am glad you had a great weekend getaway!

    Tori
    FashionBlingGirlyThings

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  24. I'm still new to your blog, so forgive me while I drool over the puppies. I'm dying over them. (Labs?)

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  25. Looked like a delish 4th of July weekend! :) Glad you had fun!
    xo Erin
    http://www.winkandatwirl.com/

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  26. Sounds like a great weekend! So fun and festive :)

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  27. Has a basic DQ banana split ever looked so good? No, I don't think so!! :)

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  28. I dont know the last time Ive had a banana split. the fireworks look great, love the pics!

    -the Preppy Student

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  29. Sounds like you had a great weekend! You picked a great weekend to be in STL! The weather was perfect!
    xo,
    Jacqueline
    stylininstlouis.com

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  30. Those doggies are so darn adorable! Have a fabulous week :)

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  31. Looks like you had such a fabulous weekend! Love your snaps :) xx

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  32. Your weekend looked like a blast!! That key lime coconut rita looks delicious!!!! And how sweet is your little pup?!

    xo,
    Brittney Marie
    Pretty Little Pursuits

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  33. It looks like yall had a great weekend! And that drink looks lovely!

    Love Always,
    Elizabeth
    https://thejourneycreatingme.blogspot.com/

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  34. Yay thanks for joinin the club! I'm glad you had such a great weekend. I'm a (not so) closeted Dairy Queen fan. Give me a Blizzard every day for the rest of my life haha

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  35. I've never had a banana split either... I do love me some DQ - any excuse to go is an excuse I'll gladly accept! haha

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  36. Fireworks are my FAVORITE! And that margarita sounds yummy! I'll definitely try it out! Thanks for linking up! xo

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