This weekend was action packed! I was able to enjoy a little shopping time with my mom because Jon took the boys fishing on Saturday morning!
So, I started my day out by watching a little Flea Market Flip and then heading to one of my favorite consignment shops, Invited Sales. At Invited Sales that have items on consignment or items at auction from homes they have cleaned out. The inventory is constantly changing and you can find some great deals. Of course some of the items are pricier but that’s normally the bigger furniture pieces and they get discounted after a couple of months if they don’t sell. They also have a great newsletter that goes out with new arrivals and any promotions they are running, which is pretty regularly. It’s pretty close to me, but I only get to go to it around once a month.
Here are some of my favorite finds:
Bamboo frames are always a must in my book.
Floral oil painting that needed a little love.
I have always wanted an oil painting lady portrait and this one caught my eye.
A teal rug beauty that worked perfectly with my striped dress.
I also popped into a Lord & Taylor outlet that is near by and I was surprised to see that they now had a large home section. They had some really pretty ceramics.
Our afternoon was spent at a birthday party for two of my favorite little girls!
The main attraction was this massive slide. It took a little convincing for Hudson to actually try it, but once he did it he couldn’t stop!
This is one of the birthday girls in a gift I gave her! She loves mermaids and was in love with this mermaid bathing suit set that came complete with a mermaid tail!
The birthday party was a long affair and I came home with exhausted little men that went right to bed!
On Sunday we ventured into Manhattan! Our first stop was my sister’s apt to hang an aerial beach print that was a DIY project for me that I gifted her.
Poor Jon had to do all of the heavy lifting and I supervised from her bed!
After that we headed off to a park called, Riverbank State Park. We didn’t have to deal with getting another parking spot so we left our car where it was and took the subway to the park. It was the boys first time on the subway and they were a little nervous but mostly excited!
The look nervous here, but I swear they were happy! Ash was so cute. There was an empty seat right next to Hudson, but he made sure to squeeze into Hudson’s seat.
Our first stop at the park was the carousel! This wasn’t just any ordinary carousel. All of the animals on this one where created by little kids. The park took drawings that kids drew and had them come to life!
The cool part is that they have all of the drawings on their as well so, you can see the inspiration and then ride the drawing!
The boys loved it. We rode it many, many, many times!
We also had a lovely picnic lunch, looked over at NJ with view finders, and played in the splash park! The boys had a blast. Hudson literally passed out the second he got into his car seat.
Then I made more Jon go from Inwood/Washington Heights area all the way down to the East Village so, that I could try out Ice & Vice. It was so worth all of the traffic. They make artisan ice cream with unique flavors and outragous toppings like my ice cream sandwich topper made out of fruity pebbles cookies. So good! While I enjoyed the ice cream my favorite part was the cookie. Amazing!