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It's been quiet over here on this side of the screen. Guess it's true when they say that preparing for a wedding is time consuming. And ours is almost as low-key as it gets! Whew!
Anyway, thought I'd pick back up with some Weekend Wear-abouts to show you some snippets from my weekend.
When John got off of work on Friday, we headed over to Epcot. I had to finish up some research I'm doing for a future blog post (no really, it's legit!) and we were meeting up with darling Amanda from Dixie Delights and her hubby. She surprised him with this trip for his 40th birthday and boy, did she do a knockout job; you can read about it here. She's amazing. She's all things Lilly and Disney and crafty and everything!
We caught the last showing of the Tomorrowland trailer for the day. Note: last call is around 6:35 pm, since most Future World attractions close at 7.
After lapping World Showcase, we all met up in the Rose & Crown for a drink before heading over to Trader Sam's.
We arrived at 10:30 and were told it would be around an hour wait. We were in the Grotto by 11:10.
John and I tried the Nautilus for the first time. My oh my is it delicious! We also took this bad boy home with us.
On me: Lilly Pulitzer tank (old, similar here) // On Amanda: Lilly Pulitzer romper (older style, similar here)
It was neat closing out Sam's; they played a snippet from the Tiki Room, and the house lights came up. The cast members and crew were lively as always. I'm amazed with the energy they constantly bring to the joint. Here's RJ doing his thing. Note our server, Chris, in the background.
Saturday was fairly uneventful save for the online marriage course John and I took. Not only did it save us some money on our marriage license, it was also interesting and, I feel, beneficial to our relationship. I'd recommend it to anyone getting married. Can't hurt, right?
On Sunday, John's sister Ally drove down to hang for the day. We started at MGM where we ate outside at the Brown Derby Lounge.
Lilly for Target Giraffeeey Pant // J.Crew Perfect Tank // Azadoula Jewelry pink druzy necklace // Disneyland Dooney & Bourke wristlet // Rainbow Sandals // Lilly for Target Essie Polish in Baby's Breath // Emi-Jay hair tie // Lilly Pulitzer Kennett sunglasses (sold out online; similar style here)
A few style notes: I've had to mix it up and wear my skinny strap Rainbows lately; y'all, my flip flop tan was for REAL and kind of out of control. I'm trying to get it in check before the wedding because it shows when I wear my wedding shoes. #FirstWorldFloridaParkHoppin'Problems.
Also, these pants, while nearly impossible to find, are the perfect park pant. Cool and breezy but still keeps you covered, which I like. I'm always more comfortable in pants than shorts or skirts. If you do get your hands on some, know that they run really big. I'm in a Small here, and I'm a solid Medium girl in all other things. They're also really long.
J.Crew is offering 25% off select styles until Thursday. This tank isn't included, but I love this closet staple.
Hollywood Studios was packed that day; after waiting an hour or so for a table and eating, we made our way to the Animation Studio only to find an hour wait there. We decided to skip it and headed to... Trader Sam's!
We arrived about 20 minutes to 4:00 and got in line. There were about 30 people or so ahead of us. The doors opened and we found seats around the surfboard table. That seems to be our usual spot. I got the shrinking bar stool! Thomas joined us; Sam's is his home away from home. The CM's all know him by name.
Though we already had one version, I wanted the new (and specific to our Grog Grotto) glaze of the Zombie Head and Krakatoa. And the Uh-Oa. John being the sweetie that he is ended up ordering us all three over the course of the afternoon, so now my collection is complete!
Ally loved it there and took home the Zombie and Hippopotamai-tai. We ate some food and stayed for a few hours.
While we were there, Skipper Erica unpacked a bubble gun to use during the Nautilus schtick. Here it is in it's debut.
Ally had to drive home, and Thomas and John had work on Monday morning, so we called it a day around 6:30 or so.
As always, it was a fun time. If you get in right at 4, when they open, expect to have one effect after the other going off constantly. It's great, but just be prepared for a high level of antics. When we went on Friday night around closing, it was considerably less hectic. Pick your poison.
How was your weekend?
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