Monday, November 16, 2015

Weekending Shopping and Seafood

I can always tell the Holidays are approaching because the number of events around the area I want to attend far outweigh the time I have to spend frolicking around with my friends.

This weekend I tried my hand at a Pinterest find, met some new craft friends, found some cool stuff at the Junior League Holiday shop and went to a seafood fest!


Friday night I decided ice cream was in order since it was on the way and they had peppermint Oreo blizzards, yum! Basically you should just start referring to me as Peppermint everything during this time of year.

Then I made it to JoAnns where they let us use their class room to try our hands at the fall bottle painting. I shared the idea on Friday and here's how ours turned out. The amount of coats we had to put on for a smooth coat and then I free handed my cursive was real life but not perfect so I'm debating spray painting and stenciling. Mine are the two orange ones and my mom made the ones on the far left, looking good!!


Saturday morning we headed out to the Tampa Bay Junior League Christmas Shop. I'm not sure that's exactly what it's called but it's what we do while we're there, lol. I found a gift for my dad, some stuff for me and did NOT find the one thing I actually had on my list...a UCF ornament. I could swear they had a ton two years ago when we went, I was reminded we didn't make it last year, but this year they only had the big state schools FSU and UF. Not even USF in Tampa!!

They always have such cute stuff and I think I need to make a candy cane lane sign!!

Saturday night the city my parents live in had their annual seafood festival so we headed down there. Ran into our neighbors, which was fun and got to try out some really great dishes. You had to buy ticket/tokens at the front in order to purchase any food, so I was paranoid about getting more tickets than we needed but we had just enough for everybody to get a meal and a drink. Perfection!

My sister and I shared a seafood platter that had coconut shrimp, alligator bites and some kind of fish I can't remember. Probably tilapia or something. Alligator to me tastes similar to chicken but the vendor was appalled I would even suggest that. Seriously, I have my palette and you have yours. Don't tell me what it tastes like to me! Like I was feeling myself getting fired up over this lady maybe even getting in a verbal fight with her, very surreal.


We got the angel tree set up and it's so simple, but so stinking cute! Love that we're doing a book theme and already grabbed my angel off the tree!!

How was your weekend?!

Linking up for weekending with B Loved Boston!


  1. I didn't know DQ made peppermint oreo blizzards, but now I want one. Even though it's 38 degrees here. Give me peppermint everything this time of the year!

  2. YUM i would love a seafood festival, not much of that in the midwest ;-) those painted bottles are so so cute! and nothing is better than peppermint during the holidays!

  3. I'm not a big peppermint fan but I would probably like a peppermint blizzard. I love their pumpkin pie one. YUM!

  4. Aww I love the angel tree! I always try to join in on one of those when given the chance!

  5. What a fun weekend!!! I like how your craft turned out and I want a peppermint oreo blizzard!!! I love peppermint everything as well!!! :) And ummm the times I have had totally tasted like chicken to me too.

  6. I think your bottle came out great. I am not brave enough to try alligator so that woman should just shut it because at least you tried it. The Angel tree is a great idea, is that sponsored by your library?

  7. I'm so glad you did the DIY - it came out awesome!! Sounds like a pretty stellar weekend! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  8. So many fun events, tis the season! And loving those painted bottles <3

    Green Fashionista

  9. I almost tried the peppermint oreo blizzard this weekend haha! I wasn't sure about it so I stuck to my normal.. will have to get it next time.

  10. Ohh that blizzard sounds so good- I keep trying to find the the peppermint drumsticks and haven't been able to find them yet! Love, love, love your angel tree and I've never had alligator, but a seafood festival sounds so fun.


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