Venus Trapped in Mars

24 April 2014

Welcome to the 2 - 1 - 4

Oh hello strangers! I'm back from my Staycation *cough* unfortunately *cough*. This could be a lengthy post, so let's jump right in, shall we? 

On Thursday afternoon, my mom flew in and we headed straight out for fun. Our first stop was an item on my bucket list, the Deep Ellum Brewing Co. Thursday night open house. For just $12 a person (when you buy your ticket online) you get to tour the brewery, enjoy three helpings of beer in a souvenir glass and listen to live music for a few hours! I'm not just saying this because this brewery is in my back yard, but Deep Ellum Brewing Co. beers are my favorite. Seriously, best I've ever had. I can't get enough of their IPA and the Dallas Blonde. Plus from a Graphic Design standpoint, they seriously nail every single detail. 








And on the walk home I ran into my good buddy, Dirk....







On Friday we spent the day shopping for something that's a bit of a surprise, which I'll be talking more about on Monday (cliffhanger, dun dun dunnnn). Then we headed out to Arlington for the Ranger game! I of course brought my glove to batting practice and the little kids next to me were thrown baseballs but not me. This put me in a bad mood, but thanks to my friend beer, I recovered. 








On Saturday and Sunday we did more shopping for that same secret thing, watched the Mavs play, hung out at the dog park and just relaxed in preparation for our trip to the casino on Monday. I tried to follow my own rules at the casino, and found myself up $400 within the first hour. No comment on how much I had when I left, but I will say it was more than when I came, so that's a win, right? 

On Tuesday, we started knocking more items off the bucket list by having lunch at Katy Trail Ice House! 



After lunch, with a forecast of 86 degrees and nothing but sunshine, we tied up our sneakers, grabbed Veenie (just the girls this trip, Gee Neyland got some solo man time) and went for a walk around downtown. We stopped at Thanks Giving Square first, how cool is this?







Then Veenie and I snapped some family photos in the square. She clearly had a difficult time locating the camera....













Then off to Klyde Warren Park we went! We stopped at the BIG sign for a photo where Veenie and I posed as the i #nailedit.







Followed by the dog park where I apparently had more fun than Veenie did...




Then that night we gussied up and headed out for a beautiful (and I do mean bea-u-ti-ful) dinner at Soda Bar at the NYLO Hotel. The icing on the cake was the Tuesday night special, half off all food! 







On our very last day, we tried to cram as much in as humanly possible, including Top Golf,  the dog park, poolside margs and catching the Mavs game! 




*Insert six pack abs here*

Sorry if the 434 images in this post crashed your computer, and I'm sorry if my bathing suit post crashed your eyeballs!  
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47 comments :

  1. I had way too much fun reading this post and looking at all of your fancy, pretty pictures.
    Also, the one of you and Veen and the BIG sign... please just frame it. It has the perfect Lion King feel to it and, basically, it's just a classic.

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  2. I love this post! I love it when people have fun with their moms. My mom and i are really close too :)

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  3. That sounds like the best Staycation, ever! And your outfits are all SO adorable. Those are great pictures, too!!

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    1. Thanks girl!!!! But now I would really enjoy a vacation from my staycation!? Who decides to go back to work on a Thursday?

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  4. Ahh so fun. Deep ellum brewery is so cool and you're right the design is just plain cool. You can't leave me hanging! Also the glove on your head you are so flipping cute. All these pics are so good- did you use your nice camera? I have never been to nylo. You really did so much with you staycation. I need to see my own city more. You look seriously so pretty in all these pics!

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  5. Stop. You made me way too jealous! I wish Tallahassee were big enough for such a staycation! Also, you and your mommy are just way too cute!

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  6. Looks like a fantastic staycation!! And where is that bathing suit from?? I love it!

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  7. What a fun staycation with your mom!

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  8. Wow, those pictures - like mother, like daughter! :) This is so awesome! I love mom+daughter girl time. No eyeball crashing here.

    Sam :)

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  9. Way too much fun! It looks like you guys had a ball :)

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  10. You're adorable! Love that you spent your staycation with your mom.

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  11. Glad you had a great time - oh and I totally read the "dun dun dunnnnn" very dramatically in my head!

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  12. This sounds amazing and this sentence, "This put me in a bad mood, but thanks to my friend beer, I recovered." made me really happy

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  13. Love the photos! Looks like you both had an amazing time!

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  14. How cute are you and your momma! love love love it!

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  15. Love you and your cute mama! Looks like the perfect staycation

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  16. Now I want a staycation!! Nice golf swing!

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  17. I love to see Mom's and Daughter's so close just like my Mom and I. Looks like you guys had a fun staycation.

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  18. It seems like y'all had such fun Mother & Daughter time! With all that fun stuff Dallas has to offer, why bother leaving!? Seriously you make even more freaking excited to finally get there! You must teach me your ways at the casino, I never win. Did you go to Winstar? That place may be one of the reasons the boyfriend agreed to move to Dallas. Sad, but true!

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  19. You're so gorgeous & it looks like you guys had an amazing Staycation!!

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  20. Lol YES for you guys making the i! Looks lik your stay-cation was a success!!

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  21. Staycations are the best! Sometimes it's nice to get away without actually going away. Plus you're pictures are awesome - they make me so ready for summer! Bring it, sun!

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  22. LOVE the suit!! And this post makes me want to come to Texas and do ALL of this!! Looks like so much fun! Staycation for the win.

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  23. I love this so much... way to live it up in your home town!!

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  24. That dinner you guys went out to with the cityscape in the background looks so gorgeous!! And half of food?! Lucky. PS: I'm in love with your swimsuit.

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  25. You and your mom in your matching ray bans are so cute! You really look like her. Also, that Deep Ellum brewing looks awesome. I love a good IPA.

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  26. awww sounds like such a fun time with your mom! i'm so jealous of your staycation :)

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  27. How fun! That is so awesome that you had such a great time with your momma!
    I loved all the pictures!

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  28. great staycation!! and you and your mom are so cute! :)

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  29. Great pictures! You and your mom look a lot alike. Sounds like a great week. :)

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  30. Aw, I love how close you and your mom are! Lucky girl. Looks like you guys had an awesome weekend. AND WOW.. great looking weather, my goodness!!

    Oh and my eyeballs are just fine, thank you. :)

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  31. So happy to hear you had a great time with your mom.

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  32. That brewery looks like the coolest place ever! So glad you had such an amazing time! I can't wait to visit Dallas again :)

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  33. What a great staycation - full of awesome memories for you and your Mom! Now I want to plan a staycation in my hometown and do all the things tourists do. Fun!

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  34. I read this with a big smile on my face. Looks like you ladies had fun! I love a good staycation.

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  35. I've been watching your stay cation pictures on Instagram with a whole lot of jealous feelings. I need to get myself to Dallas and I also need a margarita.

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  36. I think it's awesome that you spent your vacation with your mom-- so cute!

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  37. Your Staycation looks nothing like mine would look like. I'm pretty sure mine would involve quite a bit of couch time and Netflix. By the way, I love your swimsuit!

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  38. What an awesome staycation! Whete do I even start!? That stained glass spiral is amazing, your bathing suit is super cute, and I need to get my butt to Dallas!

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  39. Hey Sarah!! Oh my gosh how fun is that!? I love how you even got your doggies to get in on the fun!! :D So freakin kool! I must get out more, lol!! <333

    Lisa,xo
    http://chiclittlethrills.blogspot.com/

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  40. I'm glad you had so much fun!

    I got back from visiting a friend in Dallas last night. There is SO MUCH to see and do there. I love it!

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  41. That is such a cute suit! Where is it from? I love the braided detail.

    Alyssa
    www.glittertrim.com

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  42. What a fun week! Nothing like being a tourist in your own town! Love it!
    http://likelovelearn.blogspot.com/

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  43. I'm so glad Top Golf is as much of a "thing" as I think it should be! My husband and I had a blast there when we visited last summer, and I'm certain we'll add it to our itinerary when we are in Dallas again this July!

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  44. This makes me want to come back to Dallas ASAP! I loved Deep Ellum brewing, such a cool place with good beer!

    -AJ
    OccasionallyAJ.com

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  45. 400$ in one our it's great! http://onlinecasinoguide.co.nz/ I play here and I won 400$ only once but I'm not very good player

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