{Weekend Re-Hash} Red Carpets & Brick Roads

Happy Monday everyone! I took a break from the computer this weekend and was shocked to see all the new followers when I logged on last night. Thank you Kirsten for introducing me to so many new readers, and welcome everyone…I’ll try to be on my best behavior at least for today!

I haven’t done a Weekend Re-Hash in awhile, but I had so much fun the last few days I thought I’d share. As all you football fans and football widows know, this weekend is the Super Bowl…and it’s being hosted here in Dallas! There are countless parties, events and concerts leading up to the big game, and we were lucky enough to attend one Friday night.

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My rockstar print vendor (for my day-job!) Travis Stein and his adorable wife, Megan, invited us to the Slant 45 Premiere and After-Party. Slant 45 is a service organization sponsored by the North Texas XLV Superbowl Committee, and chaired by President & Mrs. George W. Bush. More than 45,000 local children participated in service projects to better our community…the premiere was a documentary of some of the more heart-wrenching touching stories. Travis was involved because his stellar company, The Odee Company, printed many of the materials used for the event.

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We saw many football legends, but I was most excited about meeting Larry Brown. He was a star player for my Alma Mater, TCU (Rose Bowl Champs, woot woot!); but most people know him for his 3 Super Bowl rings with the Dallas Cowboys, and as the MVP of Super Bowl XXX (against the Steelers too, might be a good omen for the Packers this year!)

It was a fun night, so needless to say, Saturday morning came quick! After an early birthday party, we decided to spend the afternoon in downtown McKinney. One of the things I love about Texas is all the small towns, and their well-preserved downtown Squares. There’s always a gorgeous old courthouse in the middle, and the streets surrounding are lined with unique shops and restaurants.

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Since starting this blog, I tend to use these excursions as inspiration and ideas, instead of just shopping. (Hear that honey?!?)
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This shop reminded me of Kristen’s house, and had great ideas for using burlap.

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These downtowns are always full of sidewalk benches to sit and watch the people walk by. Saturday was an unseasonable 70-degrees, so we enjoyed every second of the outdoor time.
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This store was full of so many interesting and colorful things…I was drooling over the piles of Suzanis and Ikat pillow covers.

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And let’s be real, the main reason for going is to eat!

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I hope your weekend was full of fun, good friends and sunshine. Do you have big plans for the Super Bowl? Are you coming to Dallas…got an extra ticket?!

You can also catch me today over on Aubrey’s new blog, All Things Bright & Beautiful. She’s kicking off a series about how to create your home’s unique look.

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38 Comments

  1. Looks like you had an amazing weekend. Oh yes it's superbowl season alright!

    Mr. Goodwill Hunting

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  2. What a fun weekend!

    I love all of these pictures!!!!

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  3. I am jealous, we worked in the yard all weekend! I love little shops like that, it reminds me of my childhood and drives the Mr. crazy πŸ™‚

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  4. i am on a burlap kick too! Sounds like you had such a great weekend and aren't you just the cutest little thing πŸ™‚

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  5. What an awesome weekend you had! I love the photos!!…makes me feel like I was there too!

    mmmm grits! I think I am going to have some fro breakfast! πŸ™‚

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  6. It looks like you all had a great weekend! I sure was lovin' that 70 degrees! We hung out outside too!

    Have a great week!

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  7. coolkids wrote:

    looks like a fab weekend Cassie! You looked awesome. Loved your dress! Where is it from?

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  8. Loved the pictures of the great stores you saw…we are having a Super Bowl party here in Pa. yes, at our home, we are Steeler fans all the way! Go Steelers!!!:)

    Rondell

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  9. You are too adorable. Looks like you had a great weekend! And congrats on the feature and lots o' new readers- that is wonderful!!! πŸ™‚ [picture me beaming like a proud mom] xo

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  10. you look like a natural on the red carpet – wahoo! πŸ™‚ I love the small Texas towns – those stores in McKinney look great – great inspiration! I am glad to see that burlap shade since I made one this weekend – LOL πŸ™‚
    Here's to a great weekend! πŸ™‚

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  11. You look amazing on that red carpet, Cassie girl. So darn cute. What a fun weekend. Wow! Not sure about that "good omen for the packers" comment, but whateves. So fun to see you and the kids out enjoying that wonderful weather. My husband is counting down the minutes.

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  12. Seriously, what a freakin' awesome weekend! You looked absolutely gorgeous on the red carpet, dah-ling, you should make it a regular thing. (c: And great inspiration pics, way too much fun for one weekend, if you ask me (who spent it cleaning and organizing)…ha!

    THANKS FOR THE LINK!!! I'm so excited about this week…sorry for the hiccup this morning! oops.

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  13. Naomi wrote:

    I love love love downtown McKinney! I was just there for a weekend with my BFF, who lives there. Isn't Spoons the best little restaurant? The grown-up grilled cheese is amazing! mmmmm
    Sounds like you had a fabulous weekend, and I'm sure next weekend won't disappoint either!

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  14. What a fun weekend!! And hello, I love your red carpet outfit, especially the shoes!

    I had grits for my first time ever down in New Orleans!

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  15. Michaela wrote:

    What a fun weekend! You look like a movie star all glamed up! I can't believe it was 70 there…I think I just cried, ha! I can't wait for the weather here to warm up!!

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  16. Looks like you had a really awesome weekend.

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  17. hello glamorous! that red carpet was MADE for you.

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  18. Simply LKJ wrote:

    Seriously, you guys look like you belong in a Hollywood magazine! We spent Saturday downtown too, IKEA, Westelm, etc. It was a beautiful day.

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  19. That furniture shops looks totally gorgeous as do you in your party outfit – super stylish lady! xxo

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  20. shannon wrote:

    Hi Cassie–thanks for stopping by today! I actually tried those amazing colorful boots on at market last year and was instantly smitten! But, if I remember correctly, they were crazy expensive:( Looks like a great little shop!

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  21. wow! looks like so much fun! come and enter our giveaway! πŸ™‚

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  22. what a fun weekend! great photos of you and your gorgeous family..

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  23. ah, look at cute you on the red carpet! so much more fun then my weekend battling the sniffles and partly working. super bowl?? this is a first… we've been invited to 2 shindigs. perhaps we'll do one for the first half and one for the 2nd half. i'll be rooting for the steelers since i was born in pittsburgh. have a great week. pam

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  24. Looks like a wonderful time! I love all the pics and OH the burlap!

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  25. Oh my goodness, I want that shop πŸ™‚ It is fabulous. Love all your pictures, hope your week is just as great!
    XO
    Kristin

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  26. Katie wrote:

    Hi Cassie- Your blog is fantastic! I just started following 6th Street and saw where your home was featured… I love your style! I am looking forward to being a new follower!

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  27. Great post!! So fun to see some of Texas! We have piles of snow up here in Canada…not so fun haha

    Hope you have a lovely week!

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  28. Girl you are SMOKIN' HOT! Glad to help. Your hubby looks nice too πŸ™‚

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  29. What a fun weekend! Your outfit is fabulous!!! I'm dying for 70 degree weather!

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  30. -Kasey wrote:

    What a fabulous and totally fun weekend you had!

    Sadly… no Super Bowl for us. The Patriots aren't playing [ha!]… no but really we might have some sort of [small] SB party at our house πŸ™‚

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  31. Wendy wrote:

    great post!!! fun!

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  32. thea p wrote:

    sounds like a really fun weekend!
    ~thea

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  33. I love what you chose for the event- you look stunning and completely at home on the red carpet! πŸ™‚ Your weekend looked super fun.

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  34. emily wrote:

    Look at you show-stopper! Love your hair, outfit, and necklace. Looks like a wonderful weekend!

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  35. Ashley wrote:

    Recently found your blog…& loving it! I didn't realize you lived in the metroplex. We live in fort worth, and pretty much on the campus of your Alma mater! Go frogs!

    And how are you spending your snow day??

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  36. Lili wrote:

    fab fab pictures! such a great wknd :))

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  37. Um, are you like a rockstar and/or famous or something? Please let me know if you are. You look SO pretty on that red carpet!!

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  38. You captured McKinney perfectly! Great post!

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