We started our weekend out with some thrifting. Even if it was move in, we thought maybe we would come across some furniture that would work in the sun room. We didn't. We didn't really find anything that exciting. We did find this awesome A&W root beer jug. I'm not sure where we're going to put it, but it was so cool we couldn't pass it up.
We also looked stopped at a few furniture stores to see if they had any patio furniture on clearance. We didn't find much. But I did find these awesome lanterns. It's hard to tell in the picture, but they were huge. HUGE. And they were only $20, marked down from $199. I begged and begged, but J just wouldn't let me buy them. I guess he's right, where would I put these ginormous lanterns. Sometimes he keeps my accessory buying in check, just like I keep him in check sometimes (like the motorcycle he wants, it's a long story I'll tell some other time).
We also looked at some premade bars. They had a Guinness one that we both fell in love with, but we couldn't stomach the price. But after inspecting everything they had, we decided we could easily build a bar. I think we've proven we can build things (our vanity), so that might be a winter project for this year. I think it's about time we start thinking about the downstairs.
Then on Sunday we ventured down to Taste of Madison, only to realize there was no reason for us to be there. We can eat at all of these restaurants all the time. So we grabbed some jerk tofu and pork and headed down to the Terrace for a while. And after enjoying a few hours sipping local beers enjoying the lake, we got some Babcock ice cream and headed home.
|Some of the candles we had going for our "camping" trip|
But now we're back to the daily grind and things getting serious. There are still plenty of house projects that need to be stated and finished. Luckily we enjoy working on the house. It's one of the reasons we wanted a house, to make it the way we wanted it.
So how did you spend the long weekend? Did you go away for one last vacation or stay home and relax?