Weekend recap?!

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This past week has been jam-packed with school work and exhaustion ensuing from my job. It seemed to have flown by in the blink of an eye, though, because I had a hard time this morning believing it was already Monday.

Saturday, the majority of my day was spent in West Seneca at a certification training for my job promotion. Once those six hours were complete, I headed over to Allentown for their Fall Festival. This festival was held on Allen and Franklin Streets and was filled with live music, local artists, food, craft beers, hard ciders, and children’s activities. Lunch was had at Don Tequila paired with margaritas. The evening was spent at Bath and Body Works buying way too many $2.95 hand soaps and watching Will and Grace on Hulu.

I could not wait to finally sleep in Sunday morning. Granted, my “sleeping in” is really waking up at like 8:30/9:00ish, but still. Anything is better than my usual 5:00am. Sunday my boyfriend and I went to, not joking, basically every store in Buffalo. We went from the Lexington Co-Op to Whole Foods to Target to Best Buy to PetSmart to Wegmans to Dash’s and back home again. Through text, it seems as if the day was crazy busy, but it was really one of the most relaxing days I’ve had in a while.

Did anything really exciting happen to me this weekend? Other than the make your own peanut butter station at the Lexington Co-Op, not really. But, hey, it was a good one to be had.

How did you spend your weekend? xoxo.

Weekend vibes. 

This weekend, I got to play tourist in my own neck of the woods. The first weekend of 80+ degree weather made me more than ready to get out of the house for some adventures outdoors.

Saturday brought about a trip to the Buffalo Zoo. My boyfriend lives close enough to walk there, so we took advantage. As noted before, I love going to the zoo. Seeing animals brings me an overwhelming sense of happiness, so I was more than thrilled to walk around and look at all my fluffy friends.

After walking around the zoo (and reaching my steps for the day), we were starving. Living in North Buffalo, there is not a shortage of places to eat – it always ends up a never-ending debate in your mind as to which restaurant you should choose this time. We settled for Deep South Taco.

I had never been to this restaurant before, but have always wanted to go since I drive by it multiple times a week. It sits right in the heart of North Buffalo on the corner of Hertel and Starin. The atmosphere is bright, colorful, and welcoming, and the menu is so large that I could not decide on what to eat.

We started off with a couple drinks and chips and salsa. I decided on the 2AM margarita – a blood orange, peach and raspberry concoction that tasted nothing short of summer!

As for dinner, I selected three tacos. Two of which the Pollo Verde, which consisted of green chili braised chicken, queso fresco, onion and cilantro. The other taco I chose was the Papas Con Rajas, which consisted of potato, rajas chipotle, cotija cheese, onion, and cilantro. Both choices amaaaaaazing!

We followed this meal up with a trip to the new Lake Effect Ice Cream location on Hertel. I had previously been to the Lockport location, but my boyfriend was a first timer. I opted for the Extra Cookies, Extra Cream while he chose Omanhene Chocolate. If you have not been, go. Or pick some up at your local Wegmans. Totally worth it, no matter what flavor you pick!

I finished up my “tourist weekend” today at the Maid of the Mist in Niagara Falls, USA. My brother is currently employed there, so my family decided to take a trip and cool off on this super-warm day (especially since our pool isn’t open yet) and visit him at work! I hadn’t gone on the boat in years, so it was great to re-experience this again! You get so extremely close to Niagara Falls that you leave soaking wet, almost as if you’ve taken a dive into a pool! The ticket ($18.75) gets you access to the boat ride which gets you up close to the American and Canadian Falls’, the observation deck, as well as a walkway alongside the American Falls. You get right into the heart of the Canadian “horseshoe” Falls that it is nearly impossible to take pictures – it something you have to experience in the moment. I definitely plan on doing this again this summer, as my boyfriend has never experienced it before, and it’s something I feel like everyone should do at least once!

All in all, this weekend left me full and tired. What did you do this weekend!? xoxo.

Fri-no. 

“Weekends are a bit like rainbows; they look good from a distance but disappear when you get up close to them.” – John Shirley

Today was one of those Friday’s that made me thank God for the weekend. This week felt so long, and today felt like a new week in it of itself. 
I came home from work + after school with a killer migraine. So, homework is a no. A decent blog post is a no. Laying in bed in a pitch black room is a definite yes. Cheers to the freakin’ weekend. Let’s thank God that tomorrow is a new day. xoxo.