I haven't done a Weekend Re-Hash in awhile, but I had so much fun the last few days I thought I'd share. As all you football fans and football widows know, this weekend is the Super Bowl...and it's being hosted here in Dallas! There are countless parties, events and concerts leading up to the big game, and we were lucky enough to attend one Friday night.
My rockstar print vendor (for my day-job!) Travis Stein and his adorable wife, Megan, invited us to the Slant 45 Premiere and After-Party. Slant 45 is a service organization sponsored by the North Texas XLV Superbowl Committee, and chaired by President & Mrs. George W. Bush. More than 45,000 local children participated in service projects to better our community...the premiere was a documentary of some of the more heart-
We saw many football legends, but I was most excited about meeting Larry Brown. He was a star player for my Alma Mater, TCU (Rose Bowl Champs, woot woot!); but most people know him for his 3 Super Bowl rings with the Dallas Cowboys, and as the MVP of Super Bowl XXX (against the Steelers too, might be a good omen for the Packers this year!)
It was a fun night, so needless to say, Saturday morning came quick! After an early birthday party, we decided to spend the afternoon in downtown McKinney. One of the things I love about Texas is all the small towns, and their well-preserved downtown Squares. There's always a gorgeous old courthouse in the middle, and the streets surrounding are lined with unique shops and restaurants.
Since starting this blog, I tend to use these excursions as inspiration and ideas, instead of just shopping. (Hear that honey?!?)
This shop reminded me of Kristen's house, and had great ideas for using burlap.
These downtowns are always full of sidewalk benches to sit and watch the people walk by. Saturday was an unseasonable 70-degrees, so we enjoyed every second of the outdoor time.
This store was full of so many interesting and colorful things...I was drooling over the piles of Suzanis and Ikat pillow covers.
And let's be real, the main reason for going is to eat!
I hope your weekend was full of fun, good friends and sunshine. Do you have big plans for the Super Bowl? Are you coming to Dallas...got an extra ticket?!
You can also catch me today over on Aubrey's new blog, All Things Bright & Beautiful. She's kicking off a series about how to create your home's unique look.