Flea Market Weekend

Brett and I shared this past weekend alone together for the first time in what seemed like months. We absolutely love spending time with our family and friends, but this private weekend together was much needed. Especially since most of the weekends leading up to our wedding are filled with some sort of event or work for Brett.

Friday

And speaking of the wedding…Brett and I were able to complete our wedding invites this past Friday night.

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We look very excited, right? Let’s just say that we are very happy that this part of the process is done.

Saturday

As some of you guys know, Brett and I love shopping at local flea markets. In fact, most of the furniture and décor in our home are actually flea market finds, and we’re extremely proud of every single one of them. Since we finally had a weekend to ourselves, we decided to travel to Sunset and Washington, LA this past weekend. We heard the flea market scene was pretty popular in both small towns, so we couldn’t wait so set forth on our adventure.

Before leaving town, we decided to grab lunch at Johnson’s Boucaniere. Although Lafayette is definitely known for it’s Cajun cooking, other cuisines are quite popular among the locals as well. One of those being the smoked meat, BBQ and boudin of Johnson’s. I consider Johnson’s as one of my top ten favorite restaurants of Lafayette. Yes guys, it’s that good!

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That day Brett and I decided to share something I consider a “must try”, the Parrain Special – a boudin stuffed grilled cheese.

IMG_3752I also ordered a BBQ pulled pork sandwich and Brett ordered the Slow-Smoked Country Style BBQ Rib which came with a link of boudin and two sides.

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As always, the food was finger-licking delicious. This spot is so charming, family-oriented, and definitely the talk of the town. You don’t want to miss out on this place, especially if you are a local!

Flea Market Adventure

Luckily we picked the perfect day to get out of the house since the weather was absolutely perfect.

IMG_3753Unfortunately, the only item we walked away with that day was the sugar mold below. Believe it or not, I’ve been wanting one of these for a while now. I’ve seen them at Paul Michael’s and The Royal Standard priced over $100, but luckily we walked away with this one for only $29. Score!

IMG_3763We were hoping to return home with a few furniture steals that day, but we honestly didn’t come across anything that we absolutely “needed”.

However, we did come across a few interesting items like this belly mask.

IMG_3717And a treasure from our childhood memories. Do you guys remember these lunch boxes?

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Since our entire Saturday was free, we continued on to Washington, LA to check out the Old Schoolhouse Antique Mall.

IMG_3754Although we came across some pretty cool furniture pieces, they were all a bit overpriced. We also found ourselves overwhelmed within ju-ju’s for the majority of this trip.

IMG_3762Every once in a while I can find a diamond in the rough within this sort of mess, but most of the time anxiety kicks in and we eventually call it quits.

Overall, we had a fantastic day creating memories together, and that’s honestly what is most important to the both of us.

Dinner

On our way back home we stopped at the grocery store to purchase ingredients for dinner. That night Brett whipped up his version of Olive Garden’s Steak Gorgonzola pasta dish.

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He really knocked this one out of the park you guys. Although it’s not the healthiest dish, I’ll definitely have to write down his recipe the next time he cooks this for us. It’s so worth indulging in at least once! Since we needed to get a few greens in that day, we decided to pair the meal with a Kale Caesar salad.

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Before I sign off I just wanted to apologize for the lack of post lately. And to be honest, I’m not sure how much I will post between now and the wedding. I’ve been extremely busy not only with planning but with work as well. Ultimately, I hope to get back into the swing of things very soon. I also realized that I never delivered the DIY post on the bed frame either. This post is in the works, and we’re hoping to post about the project in the next week or so.

I hope you guys have a great Friday and a wonderful weekend as well!

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