Top 5 From The Weekend


Another weekend over in a flash! I came up with exactly 5 weekend highlights to share so let’s call today a top 5 from the weekend.

The Royal Wedding

Gosh I’m a sucker for a good wedding, especially a Royal Wedding that appears like a fairy tale! I started watching the coverage from home and then once Meghan got out of the Rolls Royce, I quickly made it over to my gym to continue watching (which I mentioned in yesterday’s workout recap).

I’m done discussing her wedding dress. She looked beautiful and it was the dress she wanted so who am I to chime in with my opinion or to say it’s not my style or that the top reminds me of my white boatneck tee from the Gap or that the creases in the front would have made me nuts? It wasn’t my wedding so my opinion of the dress does not matter at all.

royal wedding from gym

I am however feeling extremely inspired to get back to reading historical romance novels again. Philippa Gregory’s historical romance novels based upon 15th and 16th century British Court (Tudor Court series) were my absolute favorite! I stopped reading a few years ago (just fell out of the habit) but I want to get back! There are a few of her novels that I have yet to read although the lineage gets so confusing for me that I feel like I need to reread my favorites first just to remember who everyone is, specifically. Who else read The Other Boleyn Girl, Queen’s Fool, and Virgin’s Lover? Those were my favorite!

My Salad at The Cheesecake Factory

It felt as though we hadn’t been to The Cheesecake Factory in a really long time so I was thrilled to have my salad for dinner again.

Cheesecake Factory salad

Dior Beauty Event!

We had so much fun playing with skincare and makeup on Saturday! Um hello, did you know that Meghan Markle wore Dior makeup for the wedding?! And guess what was on her lips, the very LipGlow (in coral) I tell you about ALL THE TIME. Her Dior eye shadow palette isn’t available for a few more weeks but it’s EXTREMELY similar to this one which I have and recommend for any skin coloring. 

Anyway! I didn’t take many pictures at all on Saturday as I was way too busy chatting about skincare, my favorite products, blogging and whatever else. It would have been smart to take a group picture probably. Ah well. I got two pictures.

It was so great to meet everyone, thanks for coming out in the pouring rain!

dior event

dior event

For those of you who missed the fun on Saturday, there will be more Dior event opportunities coming up this spring and summer. 

Chocolate Chip Cookie Perfection

Is there anything better in life than a delicious chocolate chip cookie which is so soft and gooey that you need a knife and fork to eat it?

chocolate chip cookie

First Watermelon of the Season

It’s a little bit late for me in terms of cutting my first watermelon of the season. I had been putting it off because I didn’t feel like lugging it from the store to then cut it all up at home. For a minute there I considered not buying watermelons this season and resorting to paying more for pre-cut but then the financially savvy side of me said that’s crazy because Trader Joe’s sells full watermelons for $3.99 right now.


I sure hope this week goes fast! I’m already in the mood for the long weekend ahead. 🙂

How was your weekend, did you watch the Royal wedding?! Any thoughts to share?

Do you read Philippa Gregory? Which novels are your favorite/do you recommend?

Best thing you ate over the weekend?

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  1. says

    I completely agree with you on the dress thing about it not being our wedding so who are we to judge…but at the same time it was such a public event that I think it’s hard not too haha.

    I’m so glad the event went well! To answer your question, no there is nothing better than a warm and gooey chocolate chip cookie.

  2. Marissa says

    My niece, daughter, and I made cake and watched the wedding 🙂

    My sister in love made me gluten free chocolate chip cookies and they were amazing!!

  3. says

    I loved Megan’s reception gown! I’m obsessed with the Royal wedding right now and really want to go back to England. I loved historical fiction as a teenage but I don’t think I read any of Phillippa Gregory’s novels.

    • says

      I know me too! I hadn’t had it in so long that I felt as though I didn’t need it. And now that I have it again, I wonder how I went without it and already need to pick up another one!

  4. says

    There you go with the watermelon again. Now I definitely have to buy one, maybe with a side of cookies.

    You’re so funny. Her dress totally looked like a crew neck shirt from the Gap. Ha!
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