Little Bits: Hello August

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August! My favorite summer month, it is good to see you. We packed in another eventful weekend, starting with some friends over for a bonfire on Friday night. Even though we have had a billion fires in our new fire pit this summer, a cop came by and said that ours wasn't legal (boo!). So we checked online and went up to the Oak Park police station to see what we needed to fix so that it was up to code. They gave us the phone number for the fire marshal, and he is supposed to come by this week and check it out. 

In the meantime, we roasted marshmallows over our little charcoal grill, and had a pretty good time. 

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Saturday I headed down to Eastern Market, and Meijer by myself to get our produce for the week. I ended up buying all of our groceries, my lunch, and a coffee under $50. We have been trying really hard to save money, and I have been freezing all of our leftovers and making us some interesting dinners. I have been consuming a lot of raw veggies with my lunches to help balance it out. Yay food! 

There were also some crazy storms that came through on Saturday night, and in the process our new router died (again, boo!). Kyle is dropping it off, so hopefully I will be able to do another post later this week. Anywho, later we went out for $2 drinks with our friends and had a pretty awesome time. 

Speaking of food and good times, we met up with our friends Anne, Chris, and their little guy Ethan for brunch on Sunday. CUTEST.KID.EVER. Look at that face! It was great seeing them, because we don't see them all that often. Obvs we need to hangout more so that Ethan will let me pinch those cheeks. 

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We did bike around a little over the weekend, but we wanted some actual exercise, as well as some alone time, so we headed out to Paint Creek Trail to walk Louie. Normally we would have stayed out all day, but it was SUPER hot and Louie was pigging down his water, so we only stayed for a few hours. We did find a little stream and let Louie loose to cool off, and he loved it! Normally Louie is afraid of everything, so that was really cool.  After, we killed whatever we worked off by stopping at the cider mill for cider and doughnuts. 

All in all, a really great weekend! 
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  1. Oh my gosh, Ethan is adorable! And yay veggies, we have been eating so many veggies too!

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  2. Sounds like you had a great weekend, hope you get your bonfire thing sorted out!

    The Velvet Black // UK Style, Beauty and Lifestyle Blog

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  3. My freezer was the best thing I ever bought! We freeze so much stuff and it's awesome to be able to buy meat and that when it's on offer and store it away in my freezer. We've started buying fresh veggies too and prepping and freezing them because they seem to be a bit cheaper than the already frozen veggies.

    Don't you know that all walking before doughnuts negates the doughnut. It's a fact. Saw it on the internet.

    I love reading your fun filled weekends!

    ~ K

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  4. Great to hear. I live vicariously through you so when you're happy, I'm happy!

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  5. You did have an awesome weekend! Girl I need to let you go grocery shopping for me! Haha That's amazing savings. You should do a grocery shopping post Sara! I need to start cutting coupons or something. HaHaHa

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  6. Looks like some amazing times! Its been too muggy to do much here. Lately, I've met the cutest Ethans too!

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  7. Such fun! Oh, I hope all goes well with the fire pit.

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  8. Such a great summer post. Hope you have a splendid August!

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  9. You guys always have such great weekends (minus the fire pit) (boo!) This sounds like a great one!

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  10. Have a great start in this August! Love the last pic with that dog! So cute!!

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