Yesterday was a fantastic day! I had the day off, and so we just lounged around the house for a while then went out for breakfast. Yesterday will have to be considered my off day, because of how “off” I ate. But I’m not concerned, it was good to have sort of a junkie day. So for breakfast, we went to Cracker Barrel, and I had multigrain pancakes and eggs with orange juice and water. It was delicious, I must admit, and at Cracker Barrel, I feel better about what I’m eating because they seem to use real ingredients, rather than like several other places. We are Cracker Barrel lovers, so you’ll never find me trashing them.
After breakfast, we sat outside on the porch of Cracker Barrel and played checkers, then went to Target, after I got my booty kicked! I got Luna Protein bars. I really love Luna bars, and all of the flavors I’ve ever tried are fantastic! So if you’re looking for a good energy bar or protein bar, I highly suggest Luna.
Home we went after Target, and Sydney ate lunch, and then watched a movie to replace rest time. She laid quietly on the couch and watched the movie. Some would say this was not a good choice, but it was our first time doing this, and we don’t plan on making it a regular occurrence. I had some green juice that I got from the local grocery store for lunch, and I felt great.
Since last night wash was date night, we started getting ready, and my friend Vicky came over to watch our girl. I had to show off to Vicky, so I showed her Scorpion and my headstand. I think she was impressed. And off we went for our date night. We went to downtown Fayetteville to Pierro’s to have dinner. For dinner I had a salad with ranch dressing, garlic knots, Eggplant Parmesan, and a Mandarin Mojito to drink. It is so rare that I drink, so this was delicious, and so welcome!
We walked around downtown since it was Fourth Friday, and lots of vendors were open. We went to two antique shops and found some awesome pieces to look at and not buy, and then went to Greg’s, one of my favorite places in downtown. We got to see Greg creating a work of art, and as always, it was pure genius. After leaving there, we saw some new vendors under tents, one of which is called Blooming Buttons by M&J, find them on Facebook and check them out! They create these awesome bows that can go on headbands, bobby pins, or other hair clips, and all are hand made (and they are local)!!! The other place we discovered is called The Peacock’s Eye, this place sells Polish Pottery and Gifts. They have amazing pottery that is all hand painted and made, and all of the items in there had me giddy like a school girl, so much so that hubs was asking me if I was drunk (and no, I was not), I was just so excited about such beautiful pottery. These are two pieces I got, a spoon rest and a teaspoon. Both of which are from the same pattern.
We had such a wonderful time in downtown Fayetteville, and ended our time in a store called The Promise, which was filled with such awesome home decor, some of which was patriotic and some of which was religious in nature. Everything in the store, though, felt like home, and most of it is locally made and can be customized. What a great way to end our venture downtown.
As parents, we don’t take much time to ourselves to be husband and wife, but it is glorious when we do get to. It seems that I’ve finally gotten to a point where I don’t feel guilty about leaving my daughter so I can have “me” time. This can be another post in itself, entirely, but I look forward to another date night with my husband. I love you, hubs!