Monday Round Up: Rainy Days + Dabblers

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Happy Monday! Today I am happy that it is Monday because I am going to the Minnesota State Fair today and I am pumped! I maintain it is the best state fair in the country (she says having not attended any other state fairs). But, BUT has Kate Spade been to your state fair (see proof here)? No! Ok, I say that a bit in jest, but I am so excited to go and bring Reese for the first time. So follow along on my instagram for details!

This weekend was another one for the books. Summer is winding down and we are trying to scoot everything in we can. So here goes!

Friday I worked and worked my second job too so it was kind of a busy day getting a lot done. That night we went over to a friend's house. D was helping our friend set up his keg and Reese and I basically just tagged along. But it was good to see them because it had been a minute. It was good to catch up with them as they have a little baby too so it is fun to trade stories. And, obviously, they are our friends and it is just fun to hang out. We didn't stay too late cause #weareold .

Saturday was the busiest day. I had to do a little work in the morning and then we were off for Reese's six month photos. Six months! I can't believe it. The first couple months were very slow and the last couple have just flown by. It's so crazy. That morning she sat up alone for the first time. If she wavered around too much she would fall, but she definitely could do it unassisted. So cute and perfect timing. At her photos I was so mad at myself. I thought I bought some new headbands to match her outfits but when we got there I realized they were hair clips. The packaging said "headwraps." Would you think that is a clip? I was so frustrated. Le sigh. In spite of this she did a great job and the photos are so cute!





That night we went with some friends to the Summer Beer Dabbler. Two years ago we went to the winter one at the state fairgrounds and had a blast. We had a smaller group this time but it was still fun. They had it at the St. Paul Saints baseball field ( a baseball league that is unrelated to the MLB). The stadium is gorgeous so I knew it would be fun. Unfortunately rain was in the forecast so we had to dress for the occasion (details at the end!). But we had fun anyway. It drizzled for a bit but then cleared up.We tried a bunch of beer from both Minnesota and around the country. At the winter one we discovered some new ones, this time around I don't think we discovered anything amazing but hd a great time anyway! 






Fireworks to close it out!

 Sunday was a bit of a slower day. Our friends stayed the night so we made breakfast and we got them hooked on another show (yes!). After they left we took care of a few things and went grocery shopping. Our little girl enjoys playing with the food in the cart. Note to visitors: don't eat the bananas at our house..


Oh and after I exercised I came to find this......


Sunday night was the GOT finale. Oh.my.god! It was so good. I won't say anything here so as to not spoil it but if you have not seen it yet, watch it. If you don't watch the show...what are you doing?! Go watch it!



So for Saturday I was actually terrified that it might be a legit downpour. I have an umbrella but that's too hard to carry around while beer tasting. I got a poncho from a family friend but honestly I was worried about shoes. I don't have any shoes I didn't care if they got water logged. I searched around for a great pair of rain boots. I wanted a good pair but also a pair that don't look ridiculous. I have always heard good thing about Hunter's, but when I looked they were crazy expensive. I know I am late to the party on these and I was talking to a friend and she said they were worth it and basically they would be the only rain boots I would ever have to buy. I went looking around and I found these for $50 cheaper! New and everything, completely legit.  I really loved them. Simple and classic, definitely kept me dry and surprisingly comfortable. A softer, cushy fabric inside was comfortable and warm. Also big enough for me to wear some thick socks, which would be perfect as things get cooler around here. I paired them with my favorite spanx leggings and a long tee. A easy look so I didn't have to worry if I got soaked. Thankfully, I didn't but these boots definitely looked great in the meantime!






Boots| Hunter 

What do you think? Do you have a pair? Let me know in a comment below!

Also linking up with Bloved Boston to share about my weekend!



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