Hi, lovelies! 💛I hope you’re having a wonderful Tuesday! So, ever since I was a kid, I’ve always loved those “spur-of-the-moment” plans. My mom and I would randomly decide to go for a movie last minute or catch the earliest train to downtown Chicago. Even in college, I adored those nights when my friends and I didn’t know what we were doing until maybe 10 minutes before a party or event.
Luckily, my beau shares my love for spontaneous moments. On Saturday, we didn’t have anything planned for the day. I was sitting on the couch and reading a book, not really expecting to do much that day. Alejandro told me that there was a carnival going on about 10 minutes away. I checked out their official website and thought that it looked like so much fun!
I wanted to share a weekend snapshot with y’all, featuring our day at the carnival, a random coffee date, and some yummy food! 🌻
Saturday: 2018 Island in the City Festival
Comfy “Outfit of the Day” and my first ride…the Sky Rider.
For my OOTD, I decided on an outfit that’s always comfy — jeans and a buttoned tie-front top! I knew that we were going to do a lot of walking that day, and instantly browsed my closet for a pair of high waisted jeans and ballet flats. I’m glad that I chose this outfit, because Alejandro and I went on a few rides and stayed for a concert.
The first ride I went on was called the “Sky Rider.” Even though I’m scared of heights, I actually had a blast! Alejandro sat next to me and it felt like we were flying!
I thought the “island in the city” theme was so cute! The pastel colors were especially super bright and summery. It’s like we were hanging out at the beach! Alejandro and I bought some lemonade and just walked for a little while. A lot of people were sitting on the grass, chatting, and enjoying the day.
Playing games with Alejandro.
After hanging out and going on a few more rides, we played some games. Alejandro was really focused and won me a little stuffed Tiger, who I named Orange!
The yummiest food.
Later that evening, we were both getting pretty hungry and grabbed dinner. At the festival, there were a lot of food vendors, and I couldn’t decide if I wanted tacos or orange chicken. After some debating, I bought orange chicken, vegetable fried rice, and an egg roll. For dessert, we shared some fried dough. The food was delicious!
Before leaving, we had to go for a ride on the ferris wheel. I haven’t been on a ferris wheel in years! Alejandro and I talked, laughed at a few corny jokes, and looked out at the scenery together. You could see so much of the town and it was really a magical little moment. To top it off (no pun intended), I didn’t freak out about being that high up!
Sunday: Coffee Date at the Perkolator
On Sunday, we didn’t plan anything again and felt like hanging out at a coffee shop near our place called the Perkolator. Alejandro and I used to have a lot of study dates together in college, and coffee shops were always a must during finals! Oh, the memories!
Iced Coffee and what I’m reading right now.
While Alejandro studied for his class, I read a few chapters of this book called Blood and Flowers. The book is written by Penny Blubaugh, and it is a fantasy fiction novel. When I was younger, I read a lot of romance novels, especially in the fantasy genre. I haven’t checked out as many fantasy novels lately, and wanted to give this one a try! What kind of books do you enjoy reading? Any recommendations? Also, do you like fantasy/romance novels?
Aside from reading, I brainstormed some future blog post ideas and sipped on an iced coffee.
Spaghetti for dinner.
We cooked spaghetti with marinara sauce and broccoli for dinner that night. I had a craving for spaghetti, and it ended up being super tasty! After dinner, we went for a walk and watched YouTube videos. A relaxing Sunday.
I hope that you enjoyed this post, lovelies! Have a beautiful rest of your day!
How was your weekend? 🌸