In fact, I didn't take one photo of the two of us together, which makes me really sad. Which is why I'm vowing now to make up for it this weekend, when I go to the lake with the boy's family.
**Sadly, I could not find one photo I have of just my momma and me. This will have to suffice - it's my little sister (left), my mom (center) and me (right) taken about a year and a half ago.
Anyway, back to last weekend's mini vaca. I got a free hotel room in June when I was in Dallas for my friend's wedding and so my mom and I decided last weekend would be the perfect time to take advantage of our free room and head to Dallas!
We got there around 6 on Friday night and checked into our hotel. Of course, we immediately found the closest Italian restaurant in proximity to us and booked it over there without even bothering to change clothes. Oops! Once there, we split the best Pasta Carabona I have EVER eaten. My mouth is watering right now just thinking about it!
Of course, I didn't take any pics of it because I'm pretty sure I ate it in about 10 minutes. Was it worth it? Totally. Do I regret it? Ummmmm.....
Anyway, Saturday morning we woke up bright n' early to get our shop on! My mom had never been to IKEA (say whaaa?) so it was one of the first places we went. Love! And, of course, I took no photos. So here's a pretty picture of the Dallas skyline in its place.
After a day full of shopping at Ikea and bought just a few little things. Since I'd been there 2 times in the past few months, I wasn't really looking to carry anything back home. Here's some of our favorite stuff we bought there:
I also really liked these lights - thought they would be a great centerpiece for a winter wedding. Not that I ever think about weddings. Pshhhh....
After IKEA, we headed to an outlet mall where I got a few cute outfit things. No pics of those, but I did take pictures of our evening outing. We went to this cool little hotel near downtown called the Belmont. They had a great outdoor bar that overlooked the Dallas skyline (see 2 photos up) so we went there at sunset and had some drinks and appetizers. So fun!
|SOOC (straight out of camera - no editing)|
Here are some of my favorite things we saw. iPhone pics are keepin' it real.
|I really liked the couches and the rug. Funny thing is, I think my office has this couch. The pillows tipped me off.|
|Love those zebra print pillows. My mom said she'd make me some -- I'll keep ya updated!|
|I love this. Made me think of Marinna. She loves purple.|