Oh hello loves!

The weekend was a busy one and I am going to try and jam all the fun into one post and hope that you all stick with me until the end.

I will try to make it as short as possible!

Having and sharing with you about my marvelous weekend is perfect timing since the beautiful Katie reminds us to always be Marvelous In Our Monday’s.

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Matt and I attended a wedding in Dallas this weekend for one of his high school friends.  The bride became one of my friends as well when we all lived in Indianapolis. I adore her, and adore her new husband as well. We couldn’t have been happier for the two of them!

Matt was extra excited because the bride is actually a twin, so he was very excited he was going to be able to see her sister as well. We had visited the bride (Darla) when she lived in Austin, but we haven’t seen her twin (Denise) since we lived in Indiana, which has been about 5 years. Since then she has had a daughter, so we were very excited we were finally going to be able to meet her!

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The trip however did not start out so smoothly. I’m not going to go into complete details, Matt is a little embarrassed about the situation, but I will say that there was a lot of anxious coffee consumed as I was worried Matt might not make the flight.

I am happy to report though that he did make the flight, he may or may not be on a government “list”, and I think he learned his lesson to check his pockets before going through security. We’ll leave it at that. So we ended up having a quick breakfast on the plane, and the kid needed a drink ASAP.

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I swiped a few quick items from one of the airport stores and had a nice little coffee, fruit and Chobani breakfast. Could have been worse, I made due with that I had.

Needless to say when we landed we were more than ready for a real lunch. Gotta love iPhone apps! I searched the web for some local spots that had good reviews and came across  Brix Bar and Grill. Not gonna lie, we were ready for a few beers too. (shocker I know)

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We sat at the bar and quickly ordered a few beers. To eat I got fresh grilled vegetables that were to die for. They were sauteed in oil and sprinkled with parmesan cheese. Almost tempura style.  I also got a side salad with house balsamic vinaigrette. But Matt’s meal stole the show. He ordered a chorizo meatloaf sandwich that I just had to try. I’m pretty sure I ate about half of a half of his sandwich in addition to my meal. I couldn’t help it.  The sweet potato fries were just as amazing. And I stole a lot of those too.

After lunch we checked into our hotel and got ready for the wedding.

It was a beautiful Texas wedding set outside at the Swingin’ D Ranch and it was just absolutely gorgeous.

So were the bride and groom.

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It was a beautiful ceremony and I was just so happy to see two people who I love dearly join as one.

After the ceremony it was cocktail hour!

Since it was a very small wedding, Matt and I didn’t know many people, but that really is never a problem with us.

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I don’t have many pictures from the reception because, well I was too busy dancing and talking.

Which is what weddings are for.

I will say I drank a lot, I danced a lot, I ate a lot of true Texas food and that cupcake was to die for. They had 4 flavors and I seriously stood at the table for almost 5 minutes trying to decide which one I wanted. I couldn’t say no to red velvet though.

Overall it was an amazing night and I am so glad we got to be a part of their wedding and witness two beautiful people unite as one.

I love weddings.

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The next morning we were just going to do the hotel breakfast, but since we were only in town for such a short amount of time we wanted to experience Dallas as much as we could, so we opted to go out for breakfast.

We found a cute little breakfast spot called The Egg and I.

Matt was feeling less than hot that morning (after parties will do that to you) and didn’t eat much of his breakfast, but I chowed down on mine.

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He got the Texas Skillet which included country potatoes, steak, grilled vegetables and cheese.

I got the Egg Byte Omelet which was a three egg white omelet with baby spinach, tomatoes, onions and instead of mushrooms I added asparagus.

I demolished it.

After breakfast we knew there was one thing we had to do in a new city. Visit a local brewery.

We were recommended to go to Deep Ellum Brewery and I am so glad we went. It had an awesome atmosphere and we sat outside in the gorgeous weather and enjoyed some brews. Love their slogan of Love Runs Deep. For $10 we got three drink tokens. We ended up trying the Deep Ellum IPA, Rye Pils and Dallas Blonde. The IPA was of course my favorite as I am on a huge IPA kick at the moment. We also got to keep the glass which I thought was neat. Love souvenirs! Matt finally started to get his appetite back and since the brewery only had a food truck, Matt and I decided to explore and walk around to see what the area had to offer in terms of food. It was such a cute little area and we found a place that looked pretty neat called Angry Dog.

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It was a hopping place and again had such a cool atmosphere. I ordered a grilled chicken salad, which looks simple, but the chicken was grilled and seasoned to perfection,  and Matt got  “The Burger” which has been named one of the best burgers in Dallas. Ok. So I am not a huge burger/red meat person. This burger was ah-mazing. I mean. It was just great quality meat, cooked perfectly, super juicy and flavorful. It was probably the first burger in a very long time that made me wish I had ordered a burger. And I would have open armed accepted the stomach discomfort I’m sure I would have experienced afterwards. It deserved the best burger name.

After lunch we headed to the airport, got there earlier than we thought not knowing how long it would take to return our rental car, but took advantage of the extra time and had, you guessed it, another beer.

#sorryimnotsorry

1. I was on vacation. 2. I like my beer. 3. I don’t even feel like I need to say #1 or 2 and explain myself.

We had a great trip, it was nice to get away for a few days and it was amazing to see friends we hadn’t seen in a very long time.

I wish we were able to stay longer than just the day and a half we had, but some time is better than no time.

It’s always good to be home and we had a sushi and fro-yo date planned with our neighbors to look forward to.

But I’ll fill you in on that deliciousness next time.

Until then stay marvelous loves.

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Do you cry at weddings? I use to never get emotional at weddings, now I swear I automatically get teary eyed. I just love seeing others happy and in love.

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Source: Caitlin Skinner Photography

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