The Other Erin

As I mentioned last week, I had my good college friend Erin come in town this past weekend to visit and stay with us. It was SO great catching up with her and also not having any real plans/obligations. We went wherever the wind carried us and just had an absolutely great time together. I basically treated the weekend like a mini-vacation and my wallet got a bit of a workout. I don't know how people do this every weekend because I'm certainly going on a spending freeze after these last few days. It was completely worth it though.
Friday night we called for a group dinner with some other friends/family and then hosted game night at our place. It'd been awhile since we had a big group over for games and as always, things got crazy and competitive pretty quickly. We played Hedbanz and quite a few heated games of CatchPhrase into the wee hours of the morning. I didn't go to bed until 2:30am. That might not seem like a big deal to some of you- but I haven't seen that hour in a looooong time. I'm way too old for that kinda bedtime ;)

Saturday I showed Erin around the ever-popular Jungle Jim's, we grabbed lunch and then enjoyed a mani/pedi together. It was my first time getting a pedicure since my wedding so I was in heaven. I'm thinking they need to be added into my budget because it was so incredibly relaxing! I got a fun minty color on my fingers and toes that I'm pretty obsessed with at the moment.


I also finally learned how to play Euchre this past weekend! Erin explained it better than anyone else has ever attempted and we played a few rounds with Jared and our friend Joe- and I didn't do too shabby, if I can say so myself.

To close out the weekend Erin and I went to see Pitch Perfect 2 which was hysterical and even better than I thought it would be. Thumbs up from me!!
It was so nice to have my 'other Erin' here for a couple of days and just not have any cares at all. We looked at photos and reminisced about college which gosh, I miss some days. But I know we just need to do a better job of planning times to see each other. Sure, we're all busy- but I need friendships like these in my life- there's no excuse to go months and months without seeing each other when we only live two hours apart. We've got another girls date on the calendar I'm already looking forward to it. Cheers to friendship!

24 comments

  1. Girl time is the BEST time! I am so glad you got to enjoy quality time with your gf and splurged on some pampering!

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  2. Girl time is the BEST time! I am so glad you got to enjoy quality time with your gf and splurged on some pampering!

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  3. Yay for a fun weekend with your gal pal :) I haven't heard of Jungle Jim's...looks intriguing...tell me more...

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  4. Yay for girl time! Love that nail color, so pretty!

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  5. Gosh I need a mani/pedi. Maybe let's do that for our next ladies night. I'm serious! ;) glad I got to see Erin and hang with everyone for a bit!!!

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  6. That weekend sounds like SO MUCH FUN! My kind of weekend- friends, games, nothing crazy, but loads of fun and memories! The mint polish looks awesome, and I've never ever heard of Jungle Jims before.

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  7. I love this and now I'm seriously needing a girls' night! You absolutely should incorporate pedicures into your budget! I don't get them all the time, but I try to have one every three months because I leave feeling like a million bucks. I love that mint color - perfect for summer! I love the Jungle Jim's love - we're making sure to tell all the out-of-towners to check it out before our wedding. Finally, euchre is my absolute favorite game. I wish we had more people around here that knew how to play it!

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  8. SO glad you had a great time with your friend and indulged in a pretty mani! Love the color you chose :)!

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  9. Sounds like such a great weekend! I have almost that exact color on my nails right now too and I love it. Sometimes weekends when the budget goes out the window are good for the soul - and for your manicured nails and toes!

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  10. Sounds like such a fun weekend! I love the mint color of your nails!

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  11. Yayyy for girl time and Catch Phrase! One of my fav games :)

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  12. Sounds like such the perfect weekend! Catch Phrase is so fun, and I love that mint color you chose. I haven't had a pedicure in a really long time either...well other than the ones I do myself.

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  13. Since your wedding?! Girlll! You need to treat yo self more often! Pedis are the best!

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  14. I love catch phrase - my favorite to play with friends!!! I dont get pedicures that often either - more of a mani girl!! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  15. I'm glad you had a great weekend with your girl! Great stuff all around and it's nice to just go with the flow when a girlfriend is in town.

    I usually paint my own nails aside from a once a quarter clean up of cuticles...but I get frequent pedicures and they are worth every penny I set aside for them!

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  16. What an awesome weekend! I just got a pedicure last week for the first time since our wedding and I didn't want it to end!! Love that nail polish color too!

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  17. Girl time is so very important. Especially when your face hurts from laughing so hard - it's one of the best feelings ever. Glad you had fun!!

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  18. That mint color is gorgeous! And girl, I'm all about the regular mani/pedi life. haha. Good thing they're so cheap in China!

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  19. Girl time is the best... Looks like you all had a wonderful time :)

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  20. Time with your best friend always goes by too quickly! It should be illegal for best friends to not live in the same town together haha. I am in desperate need of a mani/pedi day. My fingernails are getting too long and the gel polish is starting to peel up around the edges so I feel the urge to pick at it until it's off. But then that's not very nice looking on my fingers.

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  21. What a FUN visit! Pitch Perfect, Euchre, friends AND Jungle Jims?! Oh my. You packed in all the fun!

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  22. so fun!!!! Game nights are great!!!!

    Aaaah mani/pedi are a must!!!! Brad told me I have to get one monthly now (since he got this new job!) so who am I to argue

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