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Monday, March 26, 2012

Weekend in iPhone pics

How was your weekend?

Ours was full yet super relaxing. We did a million things yet I feel rested and ready to go this week! Be sure to check out the 2 recipes I posted this weekend- inside out pizza pie and cake batter blondies.

Friday night my parents took us out to celebrate our anniversary a little late. My dad's parents take out each of their children every year for their anniversary and my parents started that tradition with us. We went to an awesome interior-Mexican restaurant called Fonda San Miguel. The atmosphere and ambiance was so beautiful and romantic. 

Love this necklace from The Yellow Peony

Queso asado with chorizo...mmm mmm

My parents will be celebrating their 27th wedding anniversary this summer!

We finished dinner at none other than Yogurtland (we are trying to go at least once a week until we move since we won't be close!) and then spent the evening at our house watching basketball (okay that was the men, my mom and I were going through paint colors) and playing hearts. I learned the game 2 weekends ago and have been obsessed ever since. I recently downloaded an app on my phone so I can practice :-). 

Ernie got in on the fun

Saturday we ventured downtown to the South Congress area for lunch at a famous Austin burger place, Hopdoddy, with some friends. Traffic was bad, the streets were packed and we waited in a line outside that wrapped around the entire building. I instantly got annoyed by these frat guys behind us in their tiny little neon tank tops blowing their cigarette smoke everywhere and little did we find was fraternity round up. If you aren't familiar with what that are lucky :-). Sorry frat guys, you are not my thing.

Jon's double patty bison bleu cheese burger

Only in Austin...(y'all I will drink out of a hose!)

We mosied around the funky SoCo area and spent too much time in an antique shop called Uncommon Objects. Words can't even explain the merchandise they sell...if you're ever in Austin, you have to visit this place.

owls/love the chandelier/ernie bug eyes!

me and bailey girl

surprisingly this is not Shawn White, it is Bailey's rockstar bf Ed! (who had an obsession with the massive Bill Nye lightbulbs)

The frenchie smile

Hey! I know Him!

Can you hear me now?

My life would be complete if I owned a card catalog...

We spent the rest of Saturday evening furniture shopping around the town. We LOVE secondhand and antique shops and Austin has plenty of those. We live near tons of furniture shops and decided to check out the fancy shmancy Louis Shanks because they were advertising a huge sale. No lie, we parked, took one look at all the $5k oriental rugs and got right back into the car. It's just not our style. At ALL. I am on the hunt for an antique Queen Anne style desk for my craft room and we happened to find the perfect one that had a big ol red sold sticker on it. Boo.

Tiniest little armchair ever

We had never been to Z Gallerie and popped in there Saturday night at the Domain and ended up buying a couch. Y'all...this couch is divine. We didn't want leather for our family room (Jon is a hot body from Ohio and leather makes him sweat!) so that narrows down the search and makes it very difficult. We wanted to stay away from browns and wanted something gray. Here is a sneak peek of the sofa that will be here in 2-3 weeks! (it looks brown bc of Instagram but it is gray)

Jon has a thing for tufted furniture
(do you love Jon's Ohio State shorts and metal tee?)

We hit up Fry's to check out some TVs and appliances and buy an external hard drive. Funny as you get older what you spend your money on haha. We watched the movie My Week With Marilyn Saturday was good but I wasn't totally blown away. 

Sunday was so beautiful!! We spent the morning at church, grabbed lunch, then did some work around the house. I've started packing up the kitchen and call me crazy but I get such a high from it...I am weird. We also watched some Baylor basketball...wish they would have won but we are happy to be cheering for Ohio State! 

We had dinner with friends at a Mediterranean place right by our house that they had been raving about. We won't live in Central Austin much longer and all the funky/quirky restaurants are right in our neighborhood so we want to soak it all in. Moving farther west won't totally shield us from coming into downtown/Central Austin but we definitely won't be as close. This place was awesome. We sat outside under a bunch of lights and after dark, the owner came out and did a full belly dancing show. Jon gets so embarrassed for other people and he couldn't keep a straight face...

For you Austinites, the place was called Phara's on North Loop. And it's BYOB which is fun. I had lamb and it was the most tender lamb I'd ever eaten and we are pretty picky when it comes to good Greek food.

I know this post is getting long but one more thing...we watched Frozen Earth last night. Have y'all seen it? It is similar to Planet Earth but all about the arctic/antarctic. We were hoping Sigourney Weaver was narrating (I LOVE her voice) and were pleasantly surprised to hear Alec Baldwin's voice. Check it out on Sundays on Discovery, I was floored to see the footage they got. God sure made a masterpiece out of our world.

Thanks for reading today friends!


Shannon Marie said...

What a fun weekend! I have to comment about the frat guys! I was one of 10 people in charge of Greek Life at my school last year... I TOTALLY get what you're talking about! Ha! But my guy is a former frat boy [he hates the neon tanks and smoking], so I promise they're not all bad :)

I like cleaning and organizing too! So you're not odd- or maybe we both are. ha!

Have a super day!

Christina L. said...

How fun!! Your posts always make me want to move back to Austin - especially when you talk about all of the yummy food!! The goal is within the next 5 years, so I guess I will have to live vicariously through your posts until then. Glad y'all had such a great weekend!

Amira said...

How cute are you in that hat? You pull it off so well :-) I'm so thankful you re-shared the links for the recipes you posted over the weekend because the pizza one looks delicious!

Lindsay said...

Ruthie you are seriously the cutest! I always love your outfits - can I come shop your closet? haha

I missed Frozen Planet last night but I watched it last weekend and was completely FLOORED. It was amazing.

Jane {In The Pink & Green} said...

Looks like a great weekend! So glad you found a couch, Z Gallerie always has the cutest stuff...and I'll have to check out that Frozen Planet, it sounds so good! :)

Anonymous said...

So much good food in this post! I've been wanting to try Phara's- my boyfriend used to live right next to it but we never went. Glad you had such an awesome weekend :)

Carolyn said...

HOW RANDOM! I watched My Week with Marilyn too!!! I loved Michelle Williams as Marilyn, but it made me sad to think about what her life was like.

That couch is AMAZING! I wish Jake would let me have that. HAHAHAHA

Bree said...

Sounds like an awesome weekend :)

Lauren said...

I am really hoping that when my mother-in-law gets restationed, if it's not to Oklahoma City, it's to San Antonio... Totally dropping off the kids there for a weekend and hitting up Austin. I've always wanted to go, and this post just makes me crave the funkiness even more!

Amanda Reed said...

We went to Uncommon Goods last weekend when Thomas was in town, and I also took several pictures in the store. We walked out and Thomas whispered, "you know you weren't supposed to take any photos in there, right?" OOPS! Haha, glad I'm not the only one. Looks like you guys had a really fun weekend!!

Rachel said...

Those cake batter blondies look super yummy!!

P!nky said...

Your recipes look AWESOME!!! I need a cake batter blondie NOW!!!

new follower :) xoxo

Unknown said...

But you can't root for Ohio State because that means you're rooting against my beloved Jayhawks! :)

Amanda said...

Bahaha I love the picture of you in the little arm chair. Mostly because you look like a giant, but in reality, you're a petite little thing! Sounds like you had a great weekend of shopping and fun! :)

My-cliffnotes said...

Love your pics. I have the insideout pizza on the menu for later this week!!

Thanks for posting it.


Katie {katie lately} said...

you are an EXACT replica of your daddy!!!

Girls Love Fried Pickles said...

The couch is going to be awesome! And how cute are you with that hat! That's my girl. oh, and did Jon really eat that whole burger. Holy Schnitz!

The Sweet Life said...

Happy late anniversary. You pics make me laugh. Love the shell one!!! Looks like a fabulous weekend!! Happy Monday!

emily anderson said...

seriously yes to the card catalog. i want one.

and all this food---i'm starving right now!

Hollie Ann said...

inside out pizza pie!!?? that exists??

i need to do that. immdiately.

i mean after my juice detox :///

love the hat too lady!

Kristin said...

love the pics! especially cute ernie!

Anonymous said...

That couch is divine! When do you move in? Packing to move somewhere you're excited to go is the best! And one last thing. I'm having food envy again...Austin has the best array of local restaurants! You're one lucky girl :)

Anonymous said...

What a fun and busy weekend! The food looks delish.

The Arizona Russums said...

a few things... 1) i love tufted furniture too and gray is my favorite color, so basically i LOVE your couch choice. 2) and stumbling into the middle of random frat events is never fun. micah and i accidentally did that on our first date night when we moved to scottsdale... we were like "why are all the people at this restaurant wearing weird golfer clothes???" ha!

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