MIMM: Retro Weekend

Another weekend and I didn’t do homework. Um, it’s not due till the 19th and I have spring break that week. 🙂 Another reason I dislike online classes… I don’t do well with rolling deadlines. Most of it is uploading things I’ve already done though.

Let’s talk about what MARVELOUS things I did instead.

The giant Costco plastic wrap container is an eyesore so I wrapped it with liner. Much better.
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I ran out of food at the end of the week. I got out early on Friday and was starving. I shared this pineapple and chicken pizza from Kech Cafe (it’s in a gas station!) with my cousins.

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I made a stop by Target and spotted the Young House Love collection! I want their MARVELOUS book!

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My MARVELOUS Friday night involved wine and Joy.

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I ended up baking A Beautiful Mess’ matcha green tea donuts. They weren’t bad, much better in shape than the strawberry donuts I made.

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On Saturday morning, I went thrifting in Long Beach. Retro Row on 4th Street is one of the most MARVELOUS destinations, reminds me of Asheville (my home of 6 years!). I didn’t end up with anything, most of it was too expensive.

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Cat dresses?!

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While Retro Row has some good restaurants, I wanted to try Samurai Burrito back home. The Geisha roll has crab mix instead of rice, salmon, cukes, and green onions and was MARVELOUS!

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Sunday, I went to one Home Depot twice, which I don’t mind because they have some good looking employees. 🙂

I also went to three other Home Depots as well as a Lowe’s. They’re all closeby, but I was in search of succulents and cacti for the house.

My first attempt resulted in two minis and a small cacti. The minis looked so small on the mantel so I returned them.

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Looks like everyone else was buying them because I couldn’t find another one till my last stop at Lowe’s! Here’s the mantel and fireplace. I need to string some lights on the “JOY” or make something more seasonally appropriate. The TV is going on above.

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For lunch, I had another Geisha roll.

Snack break: new-to-me Three Happy Cows caramel yogurt.

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Dinner: grilled cheese on top of my brand new placement from Ikea.

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In the middle of moving, I found this MARVELOUS handmade dress. A friend gave it to me: old tank with a bottom made from old curtains!

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I love it and want more vintage-y clothes!

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In summer fashion (Pinteresting Wednesday)


First, don’t forget to ENTER MY BIRTHDAY GIVEAWAY!

Oh how I now wish I relished those 4 days off, and did more of this. I probably wouldn’t have though.

I miss the days of nighttime outdoor parties…

…where there was marshmallow-y goodness,

…and skirts and dresses.

Of course, there’s a nail pin. Metallics are coming back?

Source: pshiiit.com via Julie on Pinterest

I love this picture, but really? These lofts are reserved for “starving” artists, right?

‘Cause we all probably look a little more like this:

Either way, this is a P.S.A.

What is your summer fashion like? 
What’s your favorite thing about summer?

Real home: garden ideas

I have never mowed a lawn in my life. My parents were obsessed. I’d replace the grass with rocks if I could in my garden.

Good thing I live in the Southwest and can just go with cacti and succulents.

Source: flickr.com via Julie on Pinterest

When I lived in North Carolina, I tried to make a terrarium. It was fantastic until I left it out and it flooded and broke. :/

This is easier to build and can accommodate lots of plants, plus the water goes through.

In college, my friends and I painted a ton of rocks and left them outside of our dorm. They were still there years later. 🙂

I’ve never been to a drive-in movie theater, but I imagine this is what it’s like.

Source: tumblr.com via Julie on Pinterest

Time to Google a drive-in movie theater near me! Have you ever been to one?
What did you watch?