Monday, February 6, 2012

Monday Morning

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Good morning, loves! And happy Monday to you all! How was your weekend? Did you do anything fun?

My weekend didn't turn out quite as I had planned. Saturday I ended up going to visit my mother in law for her birthday. Turns out the only present she wanted was for us to come help her clean her home so that's what we ended up doing for 5+ hours. It was a lot of work, still feeling sore, in fact, but very rewarding. The place looks great and she's so happy. And Sunday was a great day filled with lots of sport watching. A hockey game in the afternoon followed by the Super Bowl at night. All in all it was a good weekend. I just didn't get to delve into any of my creative projects that I've been meaning to do. Ah, there's always next weekend :)

But for now, it's time to start a brand new week. Planning on starting the day with a nice relaxing bath today to ease my sore muscles.

Have a lovely day, sweets!

xoxo

Images: 1, 2, 3 All images edited by The Alternative Wife

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60 comments:

Plami said...

haha well your mother picked a great present I mus say :))) HAve a great week dear <3

XoXo
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Adele said...

Oh dear! Glad you were the dutiful daughter in law!!!!!!
We finally got snow, so had a lot of fun outdoors with Missy xoxo
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The Dainty Dolls House said...

Glad she enjoyed her present, very kind of you!! Happy Monday doll, hope it's a splendid week for you..I feel slow today, haha!! xox

sugarhoneybaby said...

Haha that is great present.:)In my country is snow storm for couple of days,and we had a lot of fun these days:)

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

You are such a great daughter in law and a house cleaning is actually a great gift!

xoxo,
Chic 'n Cheap Living

Rachel {Little Bits of Lovely} said...

Sounds like she loved her present! You are such a wonderful daughter in law :) Happy Monday Dawn xx

O said...

Happy Monday! Love presents xoxo

Christel @ Captivated by image said...

Cleaning yes, a good deal of that makes the muscles sore indeed. I was bit too enthusiastic last week cleaning the floors, my back is still telling me;) Your weekend sounds nice though. Hope your week is too!

classiq said...

That's a nice presented I think, and rewarding too. I hope you have a great week ahead of you, Dawn! xo

STYLE'N said...

Oh well it was super nice and thoughtful of you to help out your mother in law. i am sure she really appreciate it. What kind of fun creative projects do you have going on? Can't wait to hear more...

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The enchanted home said...

It was Superbowl madness over here....yay Giants (and I am not even a football nut) but the energy was contagious. Well, you know those sore muscles you have? Multiply that by 14 which is what I have been doing every day for 2 weeks, unpacking, cleaning, organizing, sore muscles is an understatement:) But I bet you made your MIL very happy!

Alex {Things That Sparkle} said...

Ohhh 5+ hours of cleaning?? Woohoo :) Hope you're feeling better!

Martina said...

What a lovely present - a good idea really - a housecleaning party! Your pix here look like weekend - i crave another free day! Happy monday to you!

LatteLisa LisaHjalt said...

cleaning for 5 hours is not exactly my idea of a fun weekend but hey, the place must be quite clean and I love that ;-)

I think Madonna rocked the show!

With love... said...

Have a wonderful week Dawn.
xx

Oh we even watched the Superbowl here on the island. And loved the game. Go Giants xx

Styleabaad said...

Loving the photos, especially that first picture... So beautiful! I had a really relaxing weekend, enjoyed the sunshine and hung out in front of the fireplace a lot!

Xoxo
Elsa

Ann On and On... said...

The perfect gift...time and good company.

My weekend was one relaxing, entertaining moment after the next.

Have a "sweet" Monday. (cupcakes, chocolate....something yummy.)

Debby said...

OMG, Dawn! I'd rather buy her an expensive box of chocolates, a trip to Paris, or a pashmina shawl. She is a smart woman getting you two to clean her place!! This made me chuckle. xo

Helena - A Diary of Lovely said...

I didn't manage to get into painting my new night stands as planned! but you did a nice thing so all good!

Mila said...

Lovely post, I love you blog!:-)
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Alexa said...

Ah a bath is a great way to start the day Dawn! Happy Monday to you.

HAMPTON HOSTESS said...

great monday images--I'm recovering from Super Bowl madness too! Have a great day, Barbara

rolala said...

5 hours of cleaning wasn't exactly what you had in mind for the weekend but I'm sure that seeing your MIL so happy made it all worth it :) Have a wonderful week Dawn!

Isabel said...

i dont think ive ever cleaned for 5 hours. lol

A Casa da VĂ¡ said...

Arent you just so sweet... Come over for my bday!!

Hope you will feel better, and inspired to get your creative projects going...

Xoxo
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Dancing Branflake said...

Whew! Just hearing about that cleaning made me tired. Cheers to bubble baths and massages from husbands.

bridechic said...

Thank you for the inspiration! I'm so loving the white wood floors in the bath image . . .Stay rested and happy

oxoxoxo from San Francisco
Amy
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A BRIT GREEK said...

It sounds very Greek to me! I'm sure my MIL would want something similar!

I hope you get a chance to rest lovely! Have a fab week!
x.o.x.o

Tanvi said...

Have a wonderful week. You seem to have a good workout this Saturday :P

Monday is looking good so far!

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B. in the Know said...

Oh wow - that was nice of you to help clean. I had a fun filled weekend - the highlight probably being going to a fashion event in Minneapolis with some other fashion bloggers! Hope your Monday is off to a good start!
Much love,
B

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Fashion Tales.... said...

Sounds like a filled weekend. Enjoy your week and grab a rest dear. Hope that you are able to get to a few projects.
Love that first image... so beautiful.

Tamra {ever swoon} said...

That is so sweet of you to stay and help, especially for 5 hours. I'm sure she really appreciated it. I can't wait for our date tomorrow. Where shall we dine?? xo

Jaclyn said...

these photos are so romantic. love that you start the bath with a tub. should try that.

Katie said...

A bath is a great start to Monday!

LenoreNeverM♡re said...

Such a fan of great packaging...dreamy bathroom as well, Dawn!

Sandy a la Mode said...

wow!! cleaned for 5 hours!? dang girl, you are such a great daughter in law!!

{The Perfect Palette} said...

Dreamy images, darling!

Kristin said...

That bath sounded lovely!! And sports watching is always so much fun! It was tennis for me though :) Hope your day is beautiful!!!!

Kristin ♥

yiqin; said...

beautoful <3

Grace - Stripes and Sequins said...

I'm in exactly the same boat... never seem to have enough time to do any of the creative projects that I mean to do! Oh well... like you said, there is always next weekend. :)

navy and orange said...

gorg photos!

xoxo navy & orange

Leslie said...

Ha! Smart MIL and you are so sweet to do that! I agree, house chores are so tiring. No matter how I try I can't seem to find a way to make it fun - laundry.. when it's done it smells good? Hope you can tackle some of those items on your to-do list this week!

leslie

Lonely Wife Project said...

You are a good daughter-in-law/wife!

The Demoiselle said...

Love love love that bathroom...especially the chandelier. I have one just like it over my bed!

Jess said...

You're so sweet for cleaning your mother-in-laws house!! That sounds like a perfect present.

Hope you have a relaxing week!

Cheryl van den Berg said...

Oh I love the photo of the milk bottles. Isn't it fun when your family makes you do manual labor, lol.

Did you enjoy the halftime show at the super bowl? I thought it was pretty awesome.

Punctuation Mark said...

i have to say that's a pretty good gift because cleaning the house is a pain in the neck... haha! have a nice week!

Audrey Allure said...

Oh my, that is one heck of a present! haha. Hope you get to relax! :)

Fifth N Sixth Closet said...

I can totally understand how easily plans change and your mother-in-law picked a great present there's nothing better than having people helping with the chores!

Meisha.Style said...

looks like a superb start!!!

Fashion-isha said...

Good for you that you start your week with a bath! Hope you enjoyed. I love that you shared your weekend...so personal. Loving your blog!
xo
Sharon

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shopgirl said...

i hope your mother in law realizes what a wonderful daughter in law she has! :-))

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Lindsey Regan Thorne @ be pretty said...

Oh my!!! hahahaha, your mother in law hit the jackpot! What a gift! :) I'm asking for that on my next birthday... which is 30, so maybe I should be asking for something like a trip! I def got a chuckle out of this post... too funny that she even thought of that! :) Loving the all white in these images! xo, sweets!

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Just tweeted about your gorgeous giveaway :) and became a follower.

Milla said...

What I wouldn't give to be chilling in that tub with a good book and a glass of chamoagne!

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