Holiday WEEKEND Recap


 AND WE'RE BACK!
I hope you all had a lovely, nice long weekend full of rest and fun. Every Memorial Day weekend, my husband and I do a trip without kids in honor of our upcoming Anniversary. The last several years we have done a get away to Crystal Mountain Resort in northern Michigan. 
Located in the heart of Benzie County, Crystal Mountain is the Midwest’s premier four-season family resort featuring some of the finest accommodations northern Michigan has to offer – 36 holes of championship golf, 50 downhill slopes, 30km of cross-country trails, the award-winning Crystal Spa, the Michigan Legacy Art Park, and Over Memorial Day weekend: the BEER and BRAT Festival...this year was the 10th annual and it was the largest turnout ever. The summer at Crystal is just as awesome as the Winter and we love it here.

FRIDAY, first things first:

Comfortable car traveling attire. Lightweight mint Sweater Target
Cropped Legging Express
and Sam Edelman circus sandals



 We stayed at the Kinlochen Lodge
 but there are rooms, cottages and bungalows you can stay in too.

Within our lodge is a wonderful Thistle Pub Restaurant and we had a lovely dinner. I had, for the first time, rock steak, where they light the rock on fire and then you cook your sirloin cuts right on the rock, a minute or so on each side after dipping in a teriyaki sauce. Yummy, but soooo hot, thought I was having a way too early for menopause hot flash. Ate quick so the waitress could get that stone outta there. LOL


One of the best spinach salad I ever had.

After Dinner resort stroll through the lighted pergola. Isn't Mr. Nine so Handsome!!!


Saturday
Started out with a hike. You know I had to get my exercise and steps (got almost 20,000 that day) in if I was going to be indulging in beer and brats that evening!


Gorgeous view of the Resort from on top one of the slopes
 After hike refreshments at the outdoor bar, so relaxing!


3pm, VIP entrance to the Beer and Brat Festival
 Headline Band was called The RockShow and they were awesome. Cover band doing Journey, ACDC, Bon Jovi, Michael Jackson, etc. Very good band!!

The absolute BEST brats and homemade potato chips 
from Michigan markets, fresh grilled asparagus, electric and classic cars and
 over 100 kinds of craft beers.

Top, a Barcelona cami in Rosy Cheeks from Express





 Cheers to a great sun shiny 75 degree, light breeze day!!!!


 Sunday, golf day
My husband has been wanting to golf one of their courses forever so this time he got the opportunity, Such a beautiful course. We got paired up with two guys from Port Huron and we thought, crap they're gonna be pro golfer good and well they thought the same about my hubbs in his Notre Dame polo. Ended up being about the same course skill wise and super, super super nice guys. Love watching my Mr. Nine spank that ball down the fairway!!
Say Hi to our new friends brother-in-laws Chris and Kevin who, we not only ended up having mutual friends in common with, but shared rounds with them until dinner time back at the outdoor bar. Ladies, Kevin on the right is single, a hockey player, fun and sweet! I've got his digits, if interested, lives on a lake!! :)
 I love playing match maker!


We planned on staying until Monday but family business back home was number one priority so we headed home. However, as we pulled away, the rain stated to pour so it was actually perfect timing as we had been so blessed with gorgeous weather.


Since it is about the only time all year that I drink beer and indulge in brats, I think there will be a white cheddar asparagus brat and a Dirty blonde beer from Atwater Brewery with my name on them next year. 
Can't wait!!
Love you all, hope your weekend was simply wonderful and so happy we are one step closer to next weekend already!!!
xoxo

"Travel brings power and love back to your life."
~Rumi 


25 comments:

  1. What a gorgeous weekend!! I'm so happy that you guys had perfect weather and can we talk about how beautiful the views from that lodge were!!! Your dinners and indulgences are making me hungry!!! Happy Tuesday girl! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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    1. Thank you and Happy Tuesday right back at ya beautiful!!!! Doesn't great weather just make ya smile!!! :-)

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  2. What a fun-filled weekend! I'm loving your Friday night look! Don't you wish long weekends would come around a little more often? I'm in awe of how much you guys did this weekend... and you managed to get so many great pictures. {That's the part I always forget!}

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    1. I know I made a conscious effort to snap away but it is hard sometimes when you just want to relax yet fun to document. :-) Have a great day Mama to be!! :-)

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  3. What a fun weekend!
    Love all the neon touches in your outfits. :)

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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    1. Thanks so much sweetie!! Hope your day is going great!!

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  4. Sounds like you had a really great weekend! Every thing looks really pretty there. Love your outfits! Where did you get your jumpsuit? Have a great day!

    Sarah
    http://mybowsandclothes.blogspot.com/

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    1. Sarah, that's so funny you should ask as I am featuring the jumpsuit tomorrow. It's from American Eagle and I love it! Thank you girl, hope you're having a great day!!

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  5. This looks like SUCH a fun weekend! Love all of your outfits in this post!

    www.rosyoutlookblog.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you so much Kelly! May your week be beautiful and go fast so we can have another weekend! :-)

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  6. It looks like you had a great weekend! I love all the bright colors you're wearing!

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    1. Thanks Lindsey!! :-) I love bright colors, puts me in a good mood! Hope you're having a great day!!

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  7. How cute are you!? Love the bun and all your fun, summer-y clothing options. Ya'll know how to do a weekend right ;)

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    1. Shelby you're so cute and sassy! Thank you girl, I got my summer on!!!! Let's go!! Happy Tuesday to ya!!

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  8. Oh my, those Sam Edelman circus sandals are so stinking cute!!! I have never had rock steak before, sounds fun. But I dont like being hot so keep that stone away from me, haha! The resort you guys stayed at look gorgeous and that festival looks like everything I ever wanted in life. Beer, homemade chips, brats. Just yes! Those glasses are super fun too! Looks like a fabulous weekend.

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    1. I just love ya Nadine! Your sassy and sweet personality shines through in your comments. Such a fun and cute woman!!! Thank you and hope you're having a terrific Tuesday! :-)

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  9. What a fabulous weekend! The lodge looks gorgeous – love all your bright looks!

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    1. Aw, thanks so much sweetie!! Hope you're having a GREAT Day!!!

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  10. Sounds like fabulous weekend!! I love your outfits and I agree that your husband is handsome. :-) All of that food looks and sounds delicious too. I had some beer this weekend but honestly I hardly ever drink it anymore. I'm definitely more of a wine person. :-) Anyway, I'm glad that you had a nice weekend and I hope that you had a lovely day today!

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    1. Thank you my sweets. Yes, I'm more of a wine girl too or a fruity cocktail or martini from time to time but with the brats, the beer tasted good. Hope you are having a lovely day too and had a terrific weekend!! :-)

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  11. What an amazing weekend! Such a gorgeous resort and fun festival :)

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    1. It sure was Kate! Thank you, hope you're getting back into the swing of the week!! :-)

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  12. Looks like an awesome weekend! The Lodge looks fabulous :)

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    1. Thank you my love. It is such a relaxing spot!!!! I hope you've been having a lovely day!!

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  13. sounds like such a cool weekend! Where you stayed was so cute!
    kelseybang.com

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