Weekend roundup; weekly planning

Hope you had a glorious weekend!

It’s been awhile since I have done a weekend roundup and weekly planning post. This is because to be honest, I’ve been slacking completely with my Happy planner.

Now that fall is coming, I felt the urge to pick it back up again and begin my fall planner layouts. So excited!

 

So, Last post I talked about how I was going to Coney Island for my friend’s 25th birthday.

Unfortunately, I did not feel safe bringing my new camera with me so all of these pictures were taken on my iphone. It still amazes me how great that camera is, though!

We went down on Saturday, which involved a lot of traveling, walking, and Pokemon hunting.

Did you know that Pokemon ride the subway, too?

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We got to Coney right when the sun was setting, which was beautiful.

Here I am posing with my one true love, ice cream.

P.S.- As a blogger, I kind of suck at getting pictures of my outfit when I am out and about. But this is a cute black 80’s style overall dress I just got from Forever 21, an Aztec patterned crop top from H&M, Converse, and a Vera Bradley crossbody. [Necessary for the subway and traveling to keep your stuff safe.]

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That night…

Later on, we hit the town in Brooklyn.But first came getting all dolled up together!

I wore my new pleather dress from Forever 21, choker from Express, faux suede fringe heels from TJ Maxx [I believe they are Laundry brand- and you can’t tell they are fringey in the picture, wahh], and a blue bag from H & M to give it a pop of color. I crimped my hair to add to the 90’s look and added some winged eyeliner and lipstick.

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We ended up meeting up with a longtime friend who we haven’t seen in awhile, who lives in Brooklyn. He knows his way around, so we ended up at Union Pool bar, which was pretty much the perfect place.

We stayed there all night because it had an indoor bar, outdoor bar and lounging areas, and a separate club section with a DJ who played pretty much all the perfect dance songs.

The atmosphere was so relaxing…

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Halloween accents too, yup- my perfect bar.

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A great time was had by all-but as my mama says, it’s good to go away and it’s even better to come home. Can you see where I get my introverted and homebody tendencies from? : )

 

Weekly planning

 

Now that the weekend has come to an end [cue tears here] it’s time to get back to planning.

So today, I headed over to my favorite place on earth, Michael’s.

 

 

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I thought the leaves washi tape was fall themed, and couldn’t resist using some of my Halloween stickers already, since we’re going to Oktoberfest this weekend! Remember my Oktoberfest post last year?

I am so excited! And I’m bringing my camera, so I’ll be sure to blog about it.

 

 What did you do this weekend?!  Any week plans?

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The adventures of camping

Listening now…

 

 

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We took a little adventure camping in Virginia Beach at First Landing state park.

This place is special to us because we road tripped to Savannah, Georgia a few years ago, driving down the coast and making stops along the way, and this was our first stop where we camped.

 

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This picture was from our first time here. This raccoon ate our sandwiches and carried the bags into the tree right above our tent- he watched us while he ate our food!

 

Going back brought back all sorts of nostalgia for those memories, but new ones were made too!

Not only that, but it has some cool history.

“The state park is near the site of the first landing on April 26, 1607 of Christopher Newport and the Virginia Company colonists before establishing themselves at Jamestown.”

 

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Something we really love about this campsite is the trees. Makes you feel like you are deep down in the south, in a fairy forest.

Just look at them! 

And every campsite has it’s own beauty and is different looking, as well as private.

 

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Our first night of arrival 🙂

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Not only that, but this campsite is minutes of a walk [depending on your campsite, it could be even closer] from the beach. 

Our first night there, we arrived later than expected.

By the time we set up camp, we wanted to take a walk down to the beach.

We were lucky enough to walk upon this stunning sunset.

Our last time here, also on our first night, we walked upon the most amazing lightning storm on the beach.

We learned to take on the unexpected and embrace whatever comes while camping.

 

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The state park is right on the Chesapeake Bay beach, [also called “Chick’s beach”] which is incredibly warm, much less wavy,  and more calm than the regular ocean. It is so relaxing. I also did not feel as many hard shells under my feet, the sand in the water was soft and you sank right in.

Ahhhhhhhhhh. 

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We needed to search for water type Pokemon while we were there, too. Anyone else playing?!!

 

 

We took some time to re-visit the Virginia Beach boardwalk too. #Virginiaisforlovers

 

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We ate at this lovely place on the boardwalk with live music that also had wild Magikarps flopping on the table while you eat!

I caught him, by the way.

Just thought this was too hilarious not to share.

 

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This poor guy either thought I was taking a picture of him or knew I was playing and was hoping I caught him! Guess we will never know…

 

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We packed up our camp and headed out of Virginia Beach onto our next stop, which was a new one for us.

Before we left, we hit up Citrus  for breakfast. I got the orange glaze pancakes, which were featured on the Food Network. As well as a mimosa. I also sampled Frankie’s Beach Benedict. Yum.

Don’t I look happy? I was!

 

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So, we have visited Ocean city, Maryland before [also on our road trip] but never Assateague Island National State Park. 

 

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I read about this place online, and it’s abundance of wild ponies on the beach, and knew we had to go while we were down here.

I was expecting to maybe see a few ponies….we got way more than we ever imagined from this trip.

 

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How amazing is this?! We literally watched the group of horses walk in front of us on the beach. It felt surreal and dream worthy.

 

Of course we wanted to go back to Ocean City’s boardwalk, too! This boardwalk has a lot more going on than  the VA Beach boardwalk in our opinion.

 

 

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I also wanted to report that on vacation, I finished 2 books! [This may seem like nothing, but coming from me- who is a very slow reader, and who spends a lot of her time gaming, it’s a big thing.]

 

I have loved Robyn Carr’s Virgin River series for awhile now.

I love books about small towns and characters I can relate to. I get so invested in them.

This vacation, I read Twisted Creek by Jodi Thomas, which had the same feelings as Virgin River series did for me. I just love when you can find authors that write in the same manner but also have a very different style.  I could not put this book down!

 

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I am also reading You are a badass book– which has really helped me come back from vacation feeling  some type of way and ready to take on the world. And myself.  I have new goals written down for the week and the book really emphasizes taking things day by day, being more present, and all the things I have been lacking.

 

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Yes, that is Spongebob on my shirt. He joined us for vacation!

 

It was hard to say goodbye to the beaches and the relaxation, but it’s back to reality now.

I hope you all enjoyed coming along for the journey, I certainly enjoyed sharing it. Let me know if you have visited these places before or plan to!