3.12.2012

Our "St. Practice" Day!





Happy Monday, party people!


How was your weekend? I hope you had beautiful weather, like we did. I can't begin to tell you how awesome it was to spend the majority of the weekend outside with the sun shining bright and for the most part - coatless. Saturday and Sunday were probably my two favorite days I've had in a long time. Have you heard of anyone not having fun while celebrating an early St. Patricks Day? I haven't. I don't truly believe it's possible...friends, an excuse to day drink (do I sound like a lush?), listen to bagpipers, wear cute clothes/accesories, laugh until you cry? Yeah, not possible.

Our annual {pre} St. Patrick's Day in Dublin on Saturday was, not surprisingly, a heck of a good time. My girlfriend, Jen, had us over around 10 am for a "kegs and eggs" type of get together, but instead it was complete with: green jello shots, green cake balls, green cupcakes, and an egg casserole (that wasn't green). Oh, and Flogging Molly was playing loudly on Pandora on my phone.

a big tacky green bow called my name.




After the pre festivities at our girlfriends house, we headed to downtown Dublin to catch the tail end of the parade and to start the bar hopping. If you are from Columbus and have never celebrated in Dublin, I'd definitely recommend stopping by Dublin Tavern and Brazenhead. Those are our 2 typical spots and they don't disappoint. When we went to Brazenhead, we made it just in time to hear all the bagpipers play. For some reason, I just love hearing them play and seeing them dressed up. Take me to Ireland, please?






After many hours of celebrating and starting to get tired, Billy treated me and my girls to 2 large pizzas, wings, and breadsticks for a late lunch/early dinner. He is a good man and knows the way to our hearts... ;) It was so nice to be able to spend the entire day with friends, some that I hadn't seen in many many months.

Now, I'm just ready for Round 2.. meaning actual St. Patricks Day, this Saturday! One day of celebration is not enough for this fabulous holiday. Time to find a new outfit and to celebrate again with friends.. :)


Sunday was gorgeous here. About an hour after we woke up, we spent most of the day outside, and I couldn't have thought of a better way to spend it. We took Rocky to the dogpark where he continuously thinks he is the King there, and all the dogs should "bow" down to him. See what I mean?

"King Rocky", in all his glory...


He cracks us up everytime. He likes other dogs and gets along with them, but it's like he expects them to follow him around. Lil' brat ;) After the dog park, we headed off to the Glacier Ridge Metropark area for a little walk before I started my 6 mile run. Up until this point, I hadn't done a long run at Glacier Ridge before, but I LOVED it. It was so so nice and I will be going back there hopefully this Sunday if it's nice. I highly recommend it for any of you Columbus runners!


The day ended with me basking in the sun in my favorite lounge chair reading Catching Fire and then a nap on the couch with all our windows and doors open. Is there anything better than an afternoon nap with a nice breeze coming in? I think not.

It's the little things that make me over the top - happy and content.




How did you spend your weekend?

What little things do you find happiness in?

*Also, I'm featured over at one of my best girlfriend Holly's blog today for my Pinterest inspired outfit (what she calls MiMO)...stop on over there to see it!


Xo.

29 comments :

  1. What a fun pre-celebration! And I'm totally jealous of your big green, tacky bow ;)

    We will prob be celebrating next Saturday at a Cincy Brazenhead!!

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  2. On the search for that headband!

    PS Love how you seem to have fun ALL the time!

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  3. ahh you make me so jealous i won't be able to day drink this year!

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  4. O, man!!! I cannot wait to celebrate St. Patty's this weekend. You have me excited!!!

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  5. What a great weekend you had! We had an awesome one as well - how could you not with that weather?!

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  6. What a fun weekend! There's nothing better then celebrating St. Patrick's Day twice! Can't wait for this coming weekend :)

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  7. how fun! Sounds like an amazing weekend! i love all the green and the parade looks so fun! Y'all had much better weather than we had here in FL this weekend!

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  8. OH your weekend sounded so fun! Love all the pictures! Wish we had that nice of weather!

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  9. I read Catching Fire in 1 day on Sat. I LOVED it. I think it was better than The Hunger Games. I'm reading the last one now. Looks like your St. Pats day celebrating was good and you are right - 1 day is not enough!

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  10. St. Practice Day....AMAZING NAME!

    looks like you and your friends had teh best time! Im so excited for next saturday...my friends wanna day drink all day adn then into teh night and hopefully my liver can handle...haha!

    your outfit is adorable :-) and i am impressed that after a day of drinking you ran 6 miles after...you gooooo girl!

    catching fire...currently reading...AM SO INTO IT. Cannot wait for the hunger game movie eeeel!

    XOXOXOX

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  11. So fun! We usually do a pub crawl on St. Patty's day but I'm going to have to sit out this year :)

    I studied abroad in Ireland and actually went to a pub called The Brazenhead. Too funny!

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  12. Yay for St. Patrick's day!! Can't wait to celebrate!! :) It looks like you had tons of fun!
    -Anna
    asweetsouthernmess.blogspot.com

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  13. I can't wait for St. Patrick's day this weekend--I love your nails :)

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  14. So fun! I too read in the sun this weekend. Twas, divine! I want some fish and chips now. Sorry, you said "pub" and my mind goes to malt vinegar. :) Happy Monday, Girl!

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  15. Looks like y'all had so much fun! I need that big tacky green bow for this weekend. It is going to be SXSW combined with St. Patricks Day I'm already twirling with excitement

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  16. Oh my details on your nail color(s) please, Vegas needs to see those colors on me this weekend!!!

    Happy pre St Patricks day. Love your photos

    Tab
    my-cliffnotes.blogspot.com

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  17. All these pictures are so fun. Looks like a great weekend.

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  18. FUN! That sounds like a blast and you ladies look super cute!

    I get SO mad because LA celebrates every holiday with parades except St. Patrick's Day. That's not OK. Discrimination I say lol!

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  19. I know I'm crazy... I've never done anything for St. Patty's Day! This year, I'm hoping to change that!

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  20. Oh my gosh looks like so much fun! Loving your big green bow and nail polish! xo

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  21. Sounds like a fun weekend! The bow was definitely a good choice. :)

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  22. your pre-st.-pats looks like so much fun!! mine was a throwback to college. i saw WAAAY too many panty flashes and people headfirst in garbage cans. Apparently self control and moderation are two things us Atlanta people struggle with ;)

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  23. St. Practice day... love it! HAHA Looks like you had a fun weekend! :)

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  24. ya'll look so cute! looks like so much fun!

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  25. all of your outfits are so cute!!
    we have an Irish pub here in town (Chapel Hill, NC) that opens at 7 AM on St. Patrick's Day...crazy!
    I love that picture of Rocky, he is TOO cute! I have a long-haired chihuahua who is the same way...she thinks she owns the world!

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  26. Great, now I am going to dream of green weddings again! LOL!

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  27. How fun!!! I wish I lived somewhere that celebrated the way y'all do!!

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  28. So. Much. Fun. I'm a St. Patty's day baby, so I'm excited to celebrate my 25th and this glorious holiday on Saturday!

    Keep Shining,
    Meghan

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