Weekend Review

We had a great weekend. Even though it was pretty busy, we still found time to do (almost) everything on our list.

It was also the first weekend on our new budget plan. I think we did very well sticking to it and not overspending.


Friday evening, we visited a local consignment store. Alan bought a new work shirt (only $10) and I found a cute pink Gap spring jacket. It was also $10 but I had a $5 store loyalty credit, so I only paid $5 for it! I love getting amazing deals like that.

Funny story about the jacket, though: if you didn’t know, I am incredibly allergic to cats. I’m 99% sure the jacket came from a cat household, because every time I’m near it I start to sneeze uncontrollably. Definitely need to throw it in the wash before wearing…


On Saturday, as usual, I started my day at the gym. Later, Daphne and I went to a birthday party for my good friend’s daughter. The weather was gorgeous: mid-seventies and sunny. Daphne had a great time playing with the other kids and she particularly loved the swing set.

While I was at the party, Alan was busy planting our twenty-ish trees that had arrived that day from our Burgess landscaping order.


Sunday was Mother’s Day, so after I got home from the gym, Alan prepared a huge country breakfast with all my favorite things. For my gift, he bought me a bicycle caboose car so we can take Daphne with us on bike rides. It was a great gift and something I’ve been wanting for a while.

The only thing I didn’t accomplish this weekend was to see my mom. She wasn’t feeling well, which was a bummer, but we made plans to get together one day during the upcoming week.

I finished off the weekend by making spring rolls for the first time. I’m so pleased with how they turned out! The recipe made a ton of rolls, so I have some for lunch this week, too.

Eco-Friendly Highlights

This weekend I tried to stick to our budget and made some eco-friendly choices:

  • We bought 2 pieces of clothing secondhand instead of buying new
  • I reused a gift bag and tissue paper for the birthday party on Sunday
  • I did my best to buy plastic-free produce at the grocery store
  • We ate a vegan meal Sunday night for dinner

Sometimes I forget the small steps I’m taking, so I thought this blog would be a good place to record them.

Wishing everyone a happy and successful week.

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