While most of my weekend was pretty great, I somehow came down with a stomach bug over the last 24-48 hours which has been not-so-great. Luckily I think I'm almost all the way past it- but I'll be nibbling saltines for the remainder of today just to be sure. Being sick is not fun, even if it's only for a day or two. Blah!
Before I felt terrible, Jared and I had a lot of fun together. I had to work super late Friday night so I came home and crashed so I'd be ready for the fun day Jared had planned for us. We've been wanting to do some 'sprucing' to our house but we've had a hard time choosing what to start on. There are a zillion projects we'd like to tackle, but since this isn't our forever home, it's tough to decide what to spend money on sometimes. Our office has been a bit of a hodgepodge for the past few years and it was time for a change so Jared took us out to Ikea to start the day.
I posted the little update on Instagram, but we got a new desk, storage system and an awesome lamp at Ikea. Our house has zero overhead lighting in the bedrooms (so frustrating!) and our previous desk lamps left the room feeling so dark and dreary. Not exactly the creative environment you want for a home office. Now the room feels much bigger and brighter and I'm kinda' in love. Get ready for some serious creativity, office! ;)
I wrecked the cart pictured above we were done at Ikea, Jared took us to cross something off our little passport. Yeah, remember when I made that for Jared for our 3rd anniversary? We are still working on getting to all these local places and haven't done a great job on it so I was glad Jared picked something off there to do. Enter- The Root Beer Stand!!
The Root Beer stand is just a tiny little place with maybe 15 seats inside and a bunch of picnic tables out back. It's cash only, the menu is simple, very inexpensive and the service is great! It's been around since 1957 and is on Top 50 Bucket List items for Cincinnati. I had a hotdog, chips and their special orange drink; Jared got a chili dog, chips and their famous root beer float- which I stole a few sips of as well.
It was fun to try a new little spot and add a "stamp" to our Cincinnati passport. We need to get out more, really! I feel like someone is always saying, "You've never been there?!" in regards to a restaurant or attraction in our area. Guilty of being routine, right here! There are so many hidden gems around town like this one and I'm vowing to cross more of them off our little to-do list.
I hope everyone had a great weekend- can you believe it's the end of July?! PS- Jared and I may have been a part of a music video this weekend--- coming soon! ;)