Weekend Snapshots 5-17-15

Weekend Snapshots 5-17-2015

First off, I want to say that my heart goes out to those effected by the shooting in Waco.

My home town has gone through a lot in just my lifetime, and has really come a long way to overcome the stigma created by the Branch Dividian/David Koresh debacle in the early 90’s. The last thing it ┬áneeds is more tragedy, but I am proud of the way that the police and responders acted quickly to keep the citizens safe.

My weekend was both busy and relaxing. I got a lot done, and I also allowed myself to have a quite a bit of downtime, which was really nice for a change. Unfortunately, both my boyfriend and my sister came down with my illness, but at least we were all feeling under the weather together.

Friday night my sister and I decided to go see Ex Machina.

ex machina

I love a good science fiction movie, and this is probably one of the best I’ve seen in a long time. The acting was phenomenal, and the story was was so well written. I’d recommend it to anyone who loves a good psychological-sci fi, or really just anyone who likes movies.

We opted not to go to the Alamo Drafthouse for this one. I love the Drafthouse, but I have a secret theater that I like to go to when I want to avoid crowds or having to my tickets days ahead of time. We also opted to forgo dinner for a healthy portion of butter popcorn. I did not regret this decision.

movies 5-17

Saturday morning we woke up early and headed to the down town farmer’s market. We took Stevie and spent a good amount of time people-watching and ogling over fresh veggies.

Farmers Maket 5-17

After that, we decided to go check out the Renegade Craft Fair. I didn’t know that this was even a thing, but it was essentially etsy in physical form. It was a bit overwhelming, but was really cool to see hundreds of booths of homemade goods and jewelry.

fair market

We worked up quite an appetite shopping, so filled up on a delicious Cuban Sandwich at Habana Restaurant on South Congress.

Habana collage

My one purchase at the Farmer’s market was a couple of vinegars-one for sipping and one for dressing. We spent the rest of the afternoon sipping smoothies, and a delicious drink I invented with sparkling water, mint, and a few drops of lemon vinegar.

We also planted some lavender and mint, which I’m probably a little too excited about. I’ve never had much of a green thumb, but I’m determined to keep these alive through the summer.

Saturday collage


I spent the entire day on Sunday at a commercial audition workshop, which was a lot more fun than I was anticipating. I came out of it feeling a lot more confident and ready to book some work.

Now, we’re back at Monday and I’m still happy at having such a wonderful weekend with my sister! I hope you all had happy weekends, and that your week is beautiful!




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  • http://mwaonline.blogspot.com Mwa

    Fwoar that sandwich. I want it bad!

  • ElleSees.blogspot.com

    what a fun weekend! and now i’m craving popcorn!

  • http://www.gracemakesnew.blogspot.com Julia Strong

    Looks like so much fun, that craft fair looks awesome! YUM that sandwich looks amazing!

  • http://www.thisimperfecthappiness.com Diana

    That renegade craft fair sounds really cool. Now I really want to go to one (even though I would probably feel completely overwhelmed too).

    Also, I don’t have much experience with lavender, but I have had the same mint plant for about 4 years now. It grows like a weed. It’ll die off in the winter and pop back up again in the Spring.

  • http://www.businesslifeanddesign.com/ Jenn @ Business, Life & Design

    The popcorn smell always gets me when I walk into theaters. Last time I wanted to smuggle my own popcorn in (because smuggling in my own food is half the fun of going to the movies), but my boyfriend was all stodgy and disapproving, so I ate some before we went. I still feel like I beat them!

    I want an herb garden! But I’ve been too chicken thus far. I’m nearly certain I will kill it.

  • http://www.audielou.com Audrey

    I don’t like sci-fi or thrillers, but this movie caught my attention the other day. I’m glad you enjoyed it! It’s so fun that y’all have farmer’s markets and craft fairs to peruse on a weekend- wish we had that!

  • http://www.militarywifeandpuglife.com MilitaryWifeandPugLife

    Interesting. Maybe I will watch that movie bootleg.
    I didn’t just say that on the Internet, FBI.
    I’m not the one in the theaters with a camera after all….

  • little luxury list

    What a jam packed weekend! The drink sounds delicious and fun – sparkling water and a little lemon vinegar definitely make sense!
    Sigh, your Cuban sandwich makes me hungry. I LOVE Cuban sandwiches and that is going on my list as a must eat when I’m back in NY.

    Good luck in any upcoming auditions!

    Thanks for stopping my and have a lovely week!

    little luxury list formerly Chic ‘n Cheap Living

  • http://www.dreambigandbuytheshoes.com/ Emelia @ Dream Big & Buy the S

    I LOVE Farmer’s Markets…those smoothies sound TOO good! Good luck with your plants girl!

  • Caitlin @ Candyfloss & Persie

    Awesome!! Any weekend that includes the farmer’s market is a-okay with me.

  • Living on Cloud Nine

    You two are so stinkin’ cute!!! I want some popcorn now. Glad you got a laid back weekend and I hope your Monday is going Great sweet woman!!!! xo


  • http://pinkypersistence.blogspot.com/ Pinky

    Looks like a fun weekend, lady. My heart hurts for all of those in Waco, what a crazy out of a movie brawl turned shooting. I’m so glad no one innocent was hurt, but still grieve for the families that lost a loved one.

    I love going to the Drafthouse, it’s such a unique way to watch a movie or a show.

  • http://whisperingwriter.blogspot.com/ Amber

    The food looks awesome.

    I also love butter popcorn.

  • http://www.carissajaded.com Carissa

    It was so good. The leftovers were amazing too.

  • http://www.carissajaded.com Carissa

    I could live off of popcorn!

  • http://www.carissajaded.com Carissa

    It was really cool! So many awesome crafts in one place!

  • http://www.carissajaded.com Carissa

    That’s why I chose mint! I hear it’s really easy to care for. We’ll see!

  • http://www.carissajaded.com Carissa

    Haha I’ve smuggled just about everything into the movies. It is really fun. But I have a soft spot for the movie popcorn. You can’t get that kind at home.

  • http://www.carissajaded.com Carissa

    It wasn’t too sci-fi-ey or too thriller-ey. It was more of a character study than anything. You should give it a shot!

  • http://www.carissajaded.com Carissa

    Ha, I’m guilty of bootlegging a movie or five. I won’t tell.

  • http://www.carissajaded.com Carissa

    Thanks! The fizzy water drink is my new favorite. So refreshing! I think this was my first cuban, and I might be obsessed now.

  • http://www.carissajaded.com Carissa

    Ha thanks! Farmers Markets are the bomb!

  • http://www.carissajaded.com Carissa

    Right? I’m addicted now.

  • http://www.carissajaded.com Carissa

    Aw thanks! I hope you have a great week too!

  • http://www.carissajaded.com Carissa

    I know it’s absolutely horrible. Waco needs a break so bad. The drafthouse is the best. I love the quote-alongs and singalongs the best.

  • http://www.carissajaded.com Carissa

    Butter Popcorn should be it’s own food group.

  • http://theramblingllama.blogspot.com/ Melissa The Llama

    what a great weekend! I love farmer’s markets and craft fairs. where we live has the farmers market starting every saturday this weekend I’m SO EXCITED!!! lol. and that food! send me some!!