We had a nice weekend away in Shawano and DePere!
Halfway through our trip, we stopped at the outlet mall (no luck there) and then at Starbucks, where I got my free birthday drink. We shared a Venti Salted Caramel Mocha Frappucino.
Mmm…whip cream and caramel is divine. I do think I prefer the hot Salted Caramel Mocha though.
Last time we went up north, the Olympics were just starting and I had Olympic fever, so I didn’t read anything I brought with me. This time, I made a point to chill out and read a magazine and a book. The Snow Child is pretty interesting so far.
Loved that one of my favorite textile designers, Amy Butler, was featured in the September issue of Better Homes and Gardens.
I celebrated more relaxation time with a Sprecher beer.
Sometimes I find things in Shawano that I don’t see back home–like Biscoff spread and a BlenderBottle.
It was my first time trying Biscoff and it’s delicious. I like it better than the Trader Joe’s Cookie Butter. It’s somehow not as sweet, if that makes any sense.
The BlenderBottle will be great for post-workout protein drinks. I also think I am going to take it to work to have a protein shake as a snack around 3 p.m. as that’s when I get hungry.
The whole reason we went to Shawano was to stay an hour away from DePere, which is where my friend Jenny (a city girl) got married to Tim (the farm boy) on Saturday!
Isn’t this sign the cutest?
I don’t like the way my arms look in photos, so I had to adopt the model/actress pose during the wedding. Here is my friend Kim and I.
Hooray, Jenny is finally married! She had been dating Tim since they were 19 and she turns 33 in about a month. That girl is patient! :)
On Sunday, Craig and I headed into town to have breakfast before packing up the cottage and leaving.
I got a country benedict as my meal and it was very tasty! I hadn’t had hollandaise sauce in a while.
My first day off this week has been productive and fun! I’ll write that post next.