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me and sarah

March 29th | blog friends

last saturday, sarah and i met in santa barbara for some girl time. it’s about 2 hours south for me, 2 hours north for her and the perfect place to hang out.

she was my college roommate and since we have so much history, it’s become the kind of friendship where you grab a cup of coffee, pour out your soul and completely lose track of time.

it was seriously a breath of fresh air. i needed a little time away. i needed quiet time in the car to drive and think. i needed to talk and take my time and not take care of kiddos.

i needed a little chips and salsa and time to sit outside under the patio while it rained.

small or big–have you done anything just for YOU lately?

31 Responses

  1. Paige says:

    So nice! I had a “mommy-to-be massage” courtesy of my hubby… and it was fantastic. I relaxed and enjoyed every moment of it!

  2. Alima says:

    I’ve been dreaming of a girls weekend that last couple of days. I haven’t spent a single night or day away from my son since he was born 18 months ago. I am definitely craving a little “me time” :)
    So glad you got the chance to have a break Lisa! It looks like you had a blast!

  3. becca says:

    hmmm….thinking….thinking….. ;) HA!

    Not in recent memory, no, but my Husband’s job has had him very very busy. Hopefully soon after his busy time is over, I can get away. I’d love to do something similar to what you did with Sarah with my friend who lives about 4 hours away. :)

  4. it was perfect. love you girl!!

  5. Why yes I did. I just ordered my first LL necklace! A pure indulgence Id been putting off for too long.
    I LOVE girl time somethin fierce! Theres just nothing like it. So glad you made the effort to make it happen. Sometimes it takes just that…effort. But its so worth it!
    Have a great day:)
    XO,
    Sarah

  6. Nicole says:

    I’m so happy that you got to get away Lisa! It’s so important that all of us get that “me time” and take a break, even if it’s just a few hours. I also noticed that you were eating at my favorite Mexican restaurant, Carlito’s! They have some amazing food and their Mango Margaritas are awesome!

  7. Trish says:

    Love girl time!! I am due for some myself! :)

  8. Megan says:

    Friendships like that are so sweet and so refreshing. I don’t know what I’d do without my BFF/college roommate Emmy. She feeds my soul! Loved the Santa Barbara pics too – I miss that town!

  9. edie says:

    There is nothing like girl time! I recently ordered a bowl from you, for my best friend, in the world, and spent 2 nights with her. She loved it , and we loved our time,, There is nothing like going for a walk, and taling with her, it seems timeless! Thank you again , for your work!

  10. HeatherS says:

    It’s been awhile – but yes! Yesterday I took a personal day and hubby took over teaching the girls for me so I could clothes shop, research our vacation (we’ll be in your area in one month), and read. It was a glorious 7 hours. Tomorrow one of my besties is keeping my girls for a few hours so that I can get a massage. Aren’t good friends such a blessing?

  11. katiebee says:

    isn’t girl time the best!
    my daughter & i have a mother/daughter massage planned along with breakfast~ can’t wait~

  12. YES! I went shopping all by myself this past weekend and I LOVED IT!! It was so calming and gave me a chance to breath for a little while. Retail therapy always does the trick for me :-)

  13. i haven’t been out in a while, but i’m going to a house concert on thursday where mindy bledhill will be singing! i’m super excited!!

  14. Amber r says:

    With a 5 month Old I’m lucky to read blog posts while pumping! I sure could use “me” time!

  15. Kara says:

    I love Santa Barbara! What a perfect place to meet! LOL think I’m going to call my BFF and copy you! Glad you two kids had a fun day! :)

  16. Jenn says:

    What a nice getaway with a good friend. We all need those days!

    I used to live in Santa Barbara but now live in Pennsylvania. I miss it so much. We travel back to visit at least every other year. Have you been in the shop Rooms and Gardens? If you haven’t you need to take your boys there (plus you will LOVE it also). They have a beautiful courtyard garden in the back of the shop with a chicken coop. I posted a little about it last summer.

    http://rabbithillprimitives.blogspot.com/2010/08/aint-nobody-here-but-us-chickens.html

    It is great to see all of your pictures and bring back good memories.

    Thanks!!
    Jenn

    p.s. I am so wanting some good Mexican food right now!!!!

  17. Jen says:

    I took a shower without a baby screaming half way through! Woo-hoo!

  18. I made an old favorite food, even though my hubbie was skeptical and not sure, just because I liked it. It was DE-licious!! Just like I remembered.

  19. Shaunna says:

    i haven’t been without my kids in years. i can’t even shower by myself without somebody’s little face pressed up to the door asking for something. glad you had a wonderful time with your girlfriend. santa barbara is so beautiful!

  20. Kara says:

    A friend of mine recently won a necklace of yours from a blog contest and it’s BEAUTIFUL! I came to your website to take a look and am so excited to see that you have a blog too! Can’t wait to make my first purchase and to read more of your beautiful posts. :)

  21. Peggy says:

    We have a great coffee shop here in ontario, canada called second cup. They have the best chai tea. I go their by myself and enjoy a great magazine and a cup of tea.

  22. Kelli says:

    Yay for you!
    My cousin, who is like my sister {neither of us has a sister and we are the only girls in the fam}, had me up to her place in Seattle the weekend of my birthday recently. We went to the spa for eight hours, had lazy meals, watched movies, read, laughed…I came back home to my little family a much better mama!

  23. Sarah says:

    I purchased my first Gussy tote a couple weeks ago – and am anxiously awaiting its arrival! It’s a ‘just for me’ gift to myself!! :)

  24. Sarah-Anne says:

    so happy for you, lisa!! time with friends is precious, and i’ve learned that over my long 15 years of life… ;)

  25. Lisa says:

    After my annual girly drs. appt this am I snuck to the mall across the street. All.By.Myself… I NEVER get to shop alone without child in tow! I started running last summer… have lost 15 lbs, feel strong & healthy and finally don’t HATE how I look in clothes… 10th anniv cruise in June and after trying on 10, 432 bathing suits found one I love… first new bathing suit in 2 years – yeah!

  26. I started doing the 30 Day Shred each night and make sure I follow through. I forgot how great I feel doing it!

    So glad you and Sarah had some time. I envy that trip! How wonderful!

  27. Diane says:

    So Fun! I’m going there this weekend with friends… can’t wait! I’m looking forward to checking out Tracy Porter’s new store,.. did you? I’m hoping to hit some thrift shops too. Know any good ones? thanks ;-) .

    I love your Jewelry & photography. Blessings to you & your sweet family!

    • Lisa Leonard says:

      yes we did check out tracy’s new store–loved it! i bought a dress too! don’t know of any good thrift shops. but i love carlitos for mexican food!! xo

      • Diane says:

        had a great weekend! went to tracy porter, bought a duster & top…both on sale, yes!! we went to carlitos… sooo good, thanks! didn’t have time to find any thrift shops but i did find some awesome rocks and a piece of driftwood on the beach. I put them on my fireplace mantel… i love things that are pretty & free. my family might think i’m nuts but i swear i saw that same piece of wood in a store on state street for 40 bucks… :) .

  28. Beth says:

    Yes I have! Last weekend two long time friends from college and I made arrangements (lots of them with work and kid obligations!) to cut loose for the beach. It was three days of girl talk, laughing, eating and even getting a little extra sleep. Man it was fun!

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