Happy Monday everyone! I hope you enjoyed your weekend. Mine was a blast. Don’t forget to link up to your weekend snapshots at the end of this post!
Early last week I received an email that India Hicks would be in town talking about her life and her new lifestyle line. I was excited for the chance to meet her in person so on Friday I headed over to the Hilton in downtown Omaha for the event.
Some pieces from India’s line. She believes beetles are a good luck charm so she makes sure to feature them prominently in her collection.
It was great getting to chat with India and hear more about her life, her passions, and her adventures. The goddaughter of the Prince of Wales and the granddaughter of the last Viceroy of India, India modeled for Ralph Lauren for years before moving to the Bahamas to raise her five children. Her life has such a mystique and glamour to it but she is refreshingly real and relatable. I went to the event unsure what to expect and she made it a fun time.
She was wearing the hotest Zara shoes that I’m now absolutely obsessed with.
I also fell in love with the Madison May bag from her collection. Isn’t it adorable? And the inner compartment switches out so you can change the color and look of your bag!
Alpacas of the Heartland
Saturday started off bright and early as Josh and I met up with friends at Alpacas of the Heartland for free alpaca day. Once a year the farm opens their doors to the public and invites you to meet and interact with alpacas.
I basically died and went to cute alpaca heaven.
They’re so fluffy!!
Alpacas are so friendly and so soft. They’re great with kids and just super chill animals. I learned this is very different from their cousins, llamas, who have course hair and dour personalities.
Alpacas absolutely love carrots.
So much so they’ll eat them straight from your mouth! This is my friend Heidi feeding an alpaca a carrot from her mouth. I did it too and got it on video!
Meet Oreo. She’s a total sweetheart. I wanted to smuggle her off the farm and have an alpaca house pet, but I figured that probably wasn’t the best idea.
So instead we said our goodbyes and perused the gift shop. One of my favorite winter headbands is made of alpaca wool. It keeps me nice and warm in the bitter cold. Until next year, alpacas!
Afternoon with the Girls
After our alpaca-filled morning I met back up with Jordan and Joanna for lunch, crafts, and girl time.
Have you been to a Paradise Cafe before? I love that every meal comes with a cookie!
While browsing Michaels I almost found Punkin a Halloween costume. Unfortunately it was a size too big. 🙁 He would have absolutely hated it but I think it is the cutest thing!
The weather was amazing so we hung out outside and chatted while crafting. Jordan is making me a special beaded HHS letter set for my office. She is so crafty and so good at art projects. I can’t wait to see the finished result!
There was also lots of play time with two of the cutest kids on the planet. Joanna has the most beautiful girls.
Saturday night Josh and I hosted his co-workers and their families for a back-to-school party. Josh works with the nicest people so I always look forward to getting together and catching up with them.
The only picture I managed to snap was of the food. It was catered from Newman’s Pasta Cafe and was ridiculously good.
Artsarben + September Sizzler
Sunday was a day of art and festivals!
Josh and I headed to Artsarben to check out the art and soak up the beautiful weather. Josh also discovered a new pizza truck that brings Brooklyn pizza to the Midwest. Johnny Ricco’s is where to go for pizza that tastes like home!
Omaha Street Percussion were there performing. They started when we first moved to Omaha and have really taken off in the last three years.
After checking out all the art we headed to St. Margaret Mary’s for their September Sizzler. The festival had live music, food, drinks, raffles, kids games, and Bingo!
I was pretty excited about Bingo. I grew up playing Bingo in church basements with my grandma. And what do you know, I won my first game!
The weekend wrapped up with us watching the supermoon with about half our building outside. haha It was pretty cool to see it change colors!
Questions of the Day: Did you watch the supermoon? What was the highlight of your weekend? Have you ever pet an alpaca?
Alexandra @ My Urban Family says
It looks like you had such a good weekend! I’ve never even seen an alpaca – but they look so cute! And I also finished off my night with the super moon eclipse. Such a neat way to end a weekend 🙂
love that you do every weekend something different!
thank you for hosting the link up!
Oh, you had a busy weekend. The alpacas are so adorable. I have never seen them before.
You always have the best weekends. I actually look forward to your post. I can’t get over what an amazing shot that is of Oreo. It looks like something you’d see in a kids book. Perfection!
To answer your one question: Our weekend has been pretty blah. The whole household (including myself) have been sick. No fun!
Morgan @ Morgan Manages Mommyhood says
I wonder ifas weekend was some kind o b alpaca thing because the farm near me was open to visitors as well! I saw a sign last minute and regret not gping, so cute!!
Robin Rue (@massholemommy) says
It sounds like you had a wonderful weekend! I love weekend where I get tons accomplished.
Tracy @ Ascending Butterfly says
This was all in the span of ONE weekend? I thought I was busy! Thanks for sharing I love the peek at India Hicks line, and the Alpacas are absolutely ADORABLE I would LOVE to visit an Alpaca Farm!
super nice post! I like your pics very much 🙂
Heather @ HeatherRunsFast.com says
What a fun weekend! So eventful and fun! Wish I would’ve been there to tag along, haha.
What a fun-filled weekend!! I love alpacas – the ones you saw were so fuzzy!! My weekend highlight was running in a marathon relay – I was really nervous about running it but it turned out fun!
What a wonderful opportunity to meet India Hicks! I’m in love with her tassel key rings. And, how cute are those alpacas?!
Ok: those shoes/heels are AMAZING and alpacas are adorable. I have never seen one up close that I can remember. Looks like a wonderful weekend!
Joski Byrne says
Wow – looks like you had an amazing weekend! I absolutely adore alpacas – they are so cool.
Mama Munchkin says
OMG!!!! Those alpacas are insanely adorable. I am going to need to find a farm to visit STAT!! Too cute!!! I love the idea of doing crafts on a girls night too. I think I am going to suggest that for our next get together. Looked like a super fun weekend and gorgeous weather 😉
Stacie @ SimplySouthernStacie says
I wanna play with alpacas!! Those guys are so cute!
Looks like you had a fun filled weekend! Thanks for sharing!
[email protected] says
Oh my gosh, fun!! What a cool weekend & such cute animals!!
Alpacas & Bingo! What a fun weekend. I’ve never had the opportunity to pet an alpaca, but they are so cute! I love Bingo too. There is a Bingo hall near us that the women in my family like to visit for girls night 🙂
Michelle Liew says
Think the soup looks delicious! Looks like you had a great time.
Kate at Green Fashionista says
Such a fun weekend! And how adorable are those alpacas?!
Patrick Weseman says
Looks like a great and wonderful weekend. The food looks wonderful.
Nicole @ Simply Nicole says
The alpacas look awesome! I don’t think I’ve ever seen any in real life.
Nicole @ Simply Nicole
Sara Giboney @ Sweet Success says
What a fun weekend! There are so many great things to do in Omaha!
Alicia Marlene says
As much as I love all those pictures, the shoes though! You are not the only one obsessed now!
You have some packed weekends!! I love Alpacas and petting zoos in general! We weren’t able to see the blood moon because it was too cloudly to be seen, but I remember seeing it when I was little with my Mother and that was a beautiful memory!!
Such a jam packed, fun weekend! I want an alpaca house pet. So cute! We wanted to see the moon last night, but it was cloudy :-/ Guess I’ll just have to rely on everyone else’s pictures.
The alpacas! Are so cute! I can’t stand it! 🙂
Paradise cookies are the best!
Nice photo of the eclipse! I watched it too but my photos didn't turn out.
What an amazing opportunity! I’m dying for the tassels on the clutches!
nancy @ adore to adorn says
fun round up. Love the bag…gorgeous!
and the animals…so cute!!
What a busy, fun weekend! Also THOSE SHOES. That alpaca is so cute and weird looking!
[email protected] says
I had never heard of India Hicks. Great to see her work. You were very fortunate to meet her too.
tara pittman says
The Balloon Fiesta in Albuquerque has seller booths. One of them sells alpaca sweaters.
How fun to meet India! And those alpacas!! How cool!
LOVE the alpacas…the little buzzy ones are so cute…I want one. LOVE the bags in the India Hicks’ collection
Lisa @ Lisa the Vegetarian says
Aww, the alpacas and llamas are adorable!
T Austin says
Wow! Those shoes are to die for!! Love love love!
Hannah @CleanEatingVeggieGirl says
I’m excited to see how your HHS letters turn out! I bet they will look SO good since Jordan is super great at crafty things. Also, I’m so sad I missed the alpacas 🙁 Next year!
[email protected] says
Looks like you had a great weekend. How fund to feed the alpacas.
You always seem to have a blast every weekend! Go you!
Joanna @Makingmine says
Ohhhhh Eleanor – covered in paint, haha! They actually look like sisters in those pictures!
Emily Swanson says
Alpacas. I <3 them! 🙂 They're so fluffy and cute and pretty! I think I need one too. 🙂
You always have the best weekends!
Melanie @ meandmr.com
Liz Mays says
I can’t even with that alpaca face. It’s seriously the best. I’m loving that purse with the interchangeable liners!
AH! I love alpacas AND I love the those zara shoes! Hot!
Susan P. says
Oh, those alpacas are so cute! I just purchased a scarf ans some perfume & lotion from India Hicks! I wanted the purse that fits your computer but decided to wait to see if the fall/winter line had it in a darker color!
These Alpacas are outrageous!! LOVE
Elizabeth O. says
Looks like you had a very busy weekend. The alpacas are so adorable!
The Alpacas photos are THE cutest!!! Looks like you had a wonderful time!
Karlyn Cruz says
I’d like to pet the alpacas. They have odd but cute faces.
I always love your pictures of your weekends. I just shared a recap post from my weekend in Houston thank you for hosting the link up!
Jessica Cassidy says
Awww! I like the Alpacas, we have that animal close to the last house near the road.
Ginger Marie says
Looks like you had a jam-packed weekend!! I love those Zara shoes!
LizZ H. says
Alpaca’s are so adorable 😀
Looks like fun weekend.
Ummm, can I tag along next weekend? 😉 You always go to such amazing places! Alpacas are awesome btw. Such a fascinating creature to watch.
OMG this looks so fun! And I love India’s line!
Life as a Convert says
Cute shoes! I can see why you like them. The farm looked like a fun place to visit.
those shoes/heels are AMAZING and alpacas are adorable. I always love your pictures of your weekends. I just shared a recap post from my weekend in Houston thank you for hosting the link-uphttps://juglo.com/