Thursday, April 07, 2011

Breaking from DIY

We took a day off...



for a date night that did not include Lowe's or Home Depot. 


Pittsburgh




Weather was pleasant enough to walk around, hold hands, rest, talk, be silly...

We dined on steak, asparagus with hollindaise and dessert (creme brulee for me, warm apple crisp with vanilla for Mr.) and the best (very potent) cocktail called "thin mint". 

We caught half of a Broadway show.


Fresh air is good for renewing energy. 

We love our reno-ventures but we temporarily forgot about the chaos in the kitchen, the torn up flooring, the next DIY project on the list, the messy house. Just for a day. But we're rested and ready to jump right back into this, this weekend:

Sometimes it's good to step away.
DIY resumes this weekend. :)

27 comments:

Kari said...

You look spectacular!

Single Stone Studios said...

I love this post. So glad you had a nice evening together. Amazing what a date night can do for the spirit!

Rachel said...

I agree - you need to take time off and be together sometimes! So glad you had a different kind of fun. :)

tale of many cities said...

good for you!! and you look BEAUTIFUL! btw.. is that Cincy?

The DIY Show Off said...

Thanks, ladies! We had a fun day!
It's Pittsburgh. :)

angie @ the cellar door stories said...

looks like a fun night out ~ i love the burgh! :)

Lisa said...

You looked absolutely beautiful! How fun! I bet your hubs was ecstatic to be with you...

Pam said...

You look beautiful! It sounds like you had a fun night! I like the sound of the thin mint cocktail.

(We spend most of our date nights at Depot too!) :)

Have a great day.
Pam

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

you are so glamorous!!! love it! and did you know that apple crisp is my favorite dessert??? i love it! i make it in the fall and try really hard not to eat the whole pan to myself.

LDH said...

Yea for you! Lovely time and beautiful couple!

Miranda said...

Wowzers! You look like a movie star! Fabulous!

Miranda
www.justdrinkacoke.blogspot.com

Nita {ModVintageLife} said...

Looks like a very fun date. Newman I really need to get away too! Your kitchen is looking so fabulous. I know the end result is going to be a knockout.

Suesan said...

You are lovely. You clean up very well! I'm glad you got a little get away. What a nice treat for you.

My cousin gave our family tickets to see Les Miserables up in Cleveland next weekend. I'll be in a cast, but I have a plan to dress it up for the night.

Katie said...

So fun!! You remind me of Sex and the City, Pittsburgh style! =) Those days to yourself are always fantastic!!

michelle said...

Ooh La La Roeshel!! You look gorgeous my friend! I am so happy that you got to take a break and have fun! It sounds like you had an amazing date night. :)

Jennifer said...

I am glad you got out and got a break from the house projects! We DESPERATELY need a date night around here. :)

Sweeter Hours said...

Beautiful. So glad you had a nice time out!

gail@myrepurposedlife.net said...

Yay! so happy for ya'll! Great pics. Glad you got to have a date night! :)
but you KNOW you love DIY. ;)
gail

Serendipity Chic Design said...

How sweet is this post!! You look beautiful and so glad you got to have that night out! Guess we should all treat ourselves to that every now and then... :)

Take care,
Lisa

NYCLQ said...

I LOVED this!! So true - you made me smile =) It is god to walk away and come back renewed. You looked so stylish and elegant! Glad you were able to break-away!

:D Lynda

NYCLQ said...

*god - oops - I meant GOOD =)

Carrie @ Hazardous Design said...

What a glamorous night out (and a nice reminder that it is okay to take a night off from remodeling!)

B.B. said...

That looks like date night at the Capital Grill, no?! Glad you enjoyed your date night!

The DIY Show Off said...

BB! SO close!!! It's actually Ruth's Chris Steakhouse. We had a $100 gift card (otherwise it might have been Primanti's! lol). SO COOL to "meet" local bloggers! Sometimes I feel like I'm all alone here in PA while most bloggers are south or CA or even Canada! We need a get together! :)

Have a great weekend!
Roeshel

cushy said...

i miss pittsburgh. love your dress.

Mr. and Mrs. C said...

You look so stunningly gorgeous in these photos!!!

Christina said...

looove these pictures...you look so gorgeous!!

The DIY Show Off