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Weekend Update

It’s hard to believe that this weekend marked one month to go until our due date! It was almost the busiest week that ever was, and still was a pretty crazy week.

Monday night we had Knit Night at Maiden South, as we do the first Monday of every month. If you’re a knitter or crocheter, be sure to join us! Although the first Monday of May is TBD. ;)

 

Tuesday, as I’ve already written about, I went to see Liz Gilbert speak in Tallahassee, which was amazing.

Thursday night we had a hand lettering #CraftyClass at the shop, and class nights are always really fun! And I think the ladies who took Kristen’s class enjoyed it too. :)

I worked at the shop the rest of the weekend while my girl Gracie celebrated her birthday in Tennessee. It was maybe the most beautiful weekend imaginable in Bainbridge! Andddddd of course I have a couple of 35 week bump date pictures to share.



Crazy town, I tell ya. I’m really lucky to still feel really great even though the weeks and days until we meet this little babe are dwindling! I think staying active and busy has really helped with that. That, and good genes. (Thanks, Mama!)

Saturday after I closed up shop, we met a big group of friends in Tallahassee for the Jason Isbell and Amanda Shires concert at Cascades Park. It was SUCH a good show! Not to mention the most gorgeous afternoon for an outdoor concert.

  

And because it’s my favorite, I “filmed” the entirety of Jason and Amanda singing/playing Cover Me Up.  Enjoy.

In my downtime this weekend, I also wrapped up some baby knitting projects, but maybe I’ll save those for a separate post since there’s a few. The best part about baby knits is that they are such quick projects! I finished three this weekend – including one I started on Friday afternoon!  I even managed to sneak in a little knitting at the shop.

 
Sunday was Masters Sunday, and we celebrated by relaxing as much as possible. We were pretty bummed that we had tickets for Friday but just couldn’t swing it (being super pregnant + hours on my feet walking on hills = no bueno, plus aforementioned busy week). We slept in and I never left our house, which was so much needed after such a crazy week. A couple friends had dropped off a surprise package of [non-alcoholic] beer and some Masters koozies for me earlier in the week (they went in our stead last year when Wheat broke his neck and got these for me then), and I enjoyed a “beer” and a la Croix on the patio with my vintage Masters visor on while Wheat smoked a brisket on the Big Green Egg. It was pretty amazing.

 

Things should slow down a wee bit the next 3 weeks or so (relatively) before this babe arrives, and for that I’m grateful. But not too much – there’s still so much to still look forward to! I have a baby luncheon (I’m told the guys in the office didn’t like calling it a shower!) at work this week that I’m really excited about, and a baby shower thrown by a couple of my best friends from high school and their sweet Mom in a couple weekends that is going to be amazing and wonderful.  Such exciting times and such a grateful heart over here!

 

#WIDN

Ever been tagged in a “What I’m Doing Now” post?  I have once.  But today I’m tagging myself in one here.  I haven’t shared much personal stuff on O&P in a minute, so I thought it was appropriate.  I also am gearing back up to bring you some more stories about people besides yours truly, which I’m really, really excited about.  As y’all know, O&P changes along with my interests, and I love, love, love learning about new things, trying out new hobbies, and sharing things that tickle my fancy in this space.

So, here is #whatimdoingnow, in no particular order:

1) Baby loving

My niece Elah is just the sweetest, cutest baby on the block, and none of us can get enough of her.  And check out that adorable newborn Easter dress!

Natalie & Elah on Easter | Oysters & Pearls

Elah's Easter Dress | Oysters & Pearls

Tezzie and Elah on Easter | Oysters & Pearls

We took her for her first #ladieswholunch outing in Thomasville at Jonah’s Fish n Grits last week, which was an awesome break from a long work week.

Natalie & Elah at Jonah's | Oysters & Pearls

 2) A little thrifting

I haven’t done much thrift shopping as of late, but I did make a quick pit stop into Kaleidoscope last week and scored these bee needlepoint smoking slippers (that fit perfectly!) for $20 bucks.  I almost can’t wait for fall to wear them.  Almost.

Bee Needlepoint Smoking Slippers from Kaleidascope, Thomasville | Oysters & Pearls

 3) yoga

I mentioned this before, but I’m just so grateful to have finally found a form of exercise I really identify with and love.  It’s made such a drastic difference in my body, as well as in my mental and emotional health.  I also want to give a shoutout to my awesome yoga instructor and owner at Lotus Yoga & Holistic Wellness, Lindsey.  I’ll be sharing more about her as she opens her new studio, but until then you can find her current class schedule here.  She’s helped me reach yoga goals that I never, ever would have thought I could do when I started back in January.

Lotus Yoga Thomasville, Georgia | Oysters & Pearls

 And speaking of yoga… I’d like to be

4) stand up paddleboarding.

I learned how to yolo/sup/stand up paddleboard last weekend at the beach with some gal pals.  It is SO MUCH FUN.  After seeing it on Instagram, I decided to also try some SUP yoga… Talk about a core workout!  I promptly began saving my pennies for my own paddleboard.

YOLO  | Oysters & Pearls

SUP Yoga in St. Andrews Bay | Oysters & Pearls

5) seeing the Avett Brothers 

A couple of weekends ago, we were lucky enough to go see the Avett Brothers in concert in Tallahassee at Cascade Park.  They put on a great show and we had a blast.

Avett Brothers at Cascade Park, Tallahassee, FL  | Oysters & Pearls

Avett Brothers at Cascade Park in Tallahassee, FL | Oysters & Pearls

Have I mentioned that Wheat broke his neck as well?  Yes, this freak accident happened on Easter weekend.  Boys and girls: never carry heavy, wrought iron chairs over your head… especially whilst walking on slippery, wet decks.  He has a slight compression fracture in his C5 vertebrae,and we’re hoping he’ll be out of that awful neck brace very soon!

6) Maiden South

Art & Wine Walk at Maiden South | Oysters & PearlsWe participated in the downtown Bainbridge Art & Wine Walk last weekend and it was so much fun!  We love having Mills Brock’s photography in the shop.  Come by and see if it you didn’t make it in last weekend!  We’ll actually be closed this Thursday night, but we’ll be open Friday and Saturday!

7) Spring Beekeeping

It’s spring, and our sweet bee hive has swarmed no less than four times and is still kicking. With all the rain, we haven’t been able to check our two backyard hives in a couple of weeks, which we thought would be a real problem. But the sun came out yesterday and we got in both hives, and they’re both doing great. No queen cells really to speak of, and we met the new Queen Bee in said swarming hive. Meet Beeatrice! 

  

8) Hitting Pause

Trying to make a conscious effort to hit the pause button and enjoy pretty little moments like this view of a sunset and some Lady Banks roses a couple Fridays ago at the Bainbridge Country Club.

Bainbridge Country Club, Bainbridge, Georgia | Oysters & Pearls

Happy Hump Day, y’all!!

Until Next Time