Weekend Rewind

Happy Monday, everyone! It seems like this weekend buzzed by in a flash and I’m going to go ahead and chalk that up to being filled to the brim with activities. We started off the weekend with the Hawaii Food and Wine Festival Uncorked event. Each year, Hawaii Food and Wine hits the islands for two weeks of fun foodie events. This year we could only attend one and it did not disappoint. Uncorked was held on the roof of the Hawaii Convention Center and they had huge white tents set up with chefs cooking up some amazing food inside. There were 21 chefs and each offered something unique and different. It’s one of those events where you never know what you’re going to be trying!Hawaii Food and Wine Festival 2017 - Uncorked Event - Hawaii Convention Center - Communikait by Kait Hanson Hawaii Food and Wine Festival 2017 - Uncorked Event - Hawaii Convention Center - Communikait by Kait Hanson Hawaii Food and Wine Festival 2017 - Uncorked Event - Hawaii Convention Center - Communikait by Kait Hanson Hawaii Food and Wine Festival 2017 - Uncorked Event - Hawaii Convention Center - Communikait by Kait Hanson Hawaii Food and Wine Festival 2017 - Uncorked Event - Hawaii Convention Center - Communikait by Kait Hanson Hawaii Food and Wine Festival 2017 - Uncorked Event - Hawaii Convention Center - Communikait by Kait Hanson Hawaii Food and Wine Festival 2017 - Uncorked Event - Hawaii Convention Center - Communikait by Kait Hanson Hawaii Food and Wine Festival 2017 - Uncorked Event - Hawaii Convention Center - Communikait by Kait Hanson Hawaii Food and Wine Festival 2017 - Uncorked Event - Hawaii Convention Center - Communikait by Kait Hanson Hawaii Food and Wine Festival 2017 - Uncorked Event - Hawaii Convention Center - Communikait by Kait Hanson Hawaii Food and Wine Festival 2017 - Uncorked Event - Hawaii Convention Center - Communikait by Kait Hanson Hawaii Food and Wine Festival 2017 - Uncorked Event - Hawaii Convention Center - Communikait by Kait Hanson Hawaii Food and Wine Festival 2017 - Uncorked Event - Hawaii Convention Center - Communikait by Kait Hanson Hawaii Food and Wine Festival 2017 - Uncorked Event - Hawaii Convention Center - Communikait by Kait Hanson Hawaii Food and Wine Festival 2017 - Uncorked Event - Hawaii Convention Center - Communikait by Kait Hanson Hawaii Food and Wine Festival 2017 - Uncorked Event - Hawaii Convention Center - Communikait by Kait Hanson

Everything about the night was so much fun. We got to taste some amazing dishes (the tempura shrimp rolls with pineapple slaw were my favorite!) and the drinks didn’t disappoint either! The cocktails and wine were abundant with at least 10 bartenders (maybe more, but I saw at least 10!) and 20 winemakers. I honestly didn’t want the night to end, but Dane had to work on Saturday so alas – we called it a night kind of early.

We got home and could not, for the life of us, find Bill. Turns out – he was sitting on the dining room table, which is a new party trick he has started recently that sort of freaks us out. Naughty pup!

Chocolate Lab on A Table

And after seeing how dismal my living room appears, I was totally inspired to shake things up. I talked a little bit about my lack of inspiration in this post since we moved, but this picture was just what I needed. I’ve since rolled out some rugs I had in storage, assembled the dining room furniture in a way that is welcoming and inviting, dusted off some old photos, hung them up and put up curtains. See ya later ugly blinds! Hopefully this satiates my need for organization, color and happiness within my home….at least for the time being 😉 I also put up our Christmas decorations. Now before you crucify me about turkey and holiday order, hear me out…We are going away for ten days over Thanksgiving. The last thing I’m going to want to do between unpacking and laundry is also assemble the house for Christmas. Say what you will, but Christmas decor also adds a good amount of happiness to my life, so can you blame me?

Christmas Decorations Meme - Communikait by Kait Hanson

Saturday night Dane and I had tickets to go see Jimmy Buffett at the Waikiki Shell with some friends of ours. He didn’t disappoint (well, besides the fact that ‘Cheeseburger in Paradise’ was omitted from the set list) and the setting was picture perfect – light trade winds and a beautiful sunset!

Weekend Rewind - Jimmy Buffett at the Waikiki Shell - Communikait by Kait Hanson

Sunday the new Chip + Joanna Gaines Hearth & Hand Magnolia Collection debuted at Target and I had promised myself I wouldn’t go apeshit, so I didn’t set an alarm, but I did take a peek online. Friends – it’s legit. I loved all the muted grey tones for basic pieces and the rustic Christmas decor is adorable. I’m not sure what direction I’m going with decor (is moving box chic a thing?), so I’m holding off for now. I’m sure to regret that decision in a few weeks when it’s sold out!

Alright, enough about me and our weekend – how was yours? Did you shop the Hearth & Hand collection? What are your thoughts on Christmas decor?

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  • Your makeup looks SO PRETTY and perfect for your face in that selfie with Dane! Just thought you should know. 🙂

  • Courtney W.

    I only let myself buy the measuring cups and spoons from the Hearth & Hand collection. Also, if I walked home and saw my dog on the dining room table I would probably pee myself!!!

    • Oh my gosh – he also hides in the shower sometimes – naughty, naughty dog!

  • Jen

    Oh how I love Jimmy Buffett! It sounds like you guys had a wonderful weekend!

    • Me too! I was so bummed he didn’t play Cheeseburger in Paradise though! I feel like that’s one of the big 10 that HAS to get played 🙁

  • The food & wine event looks like such a great time! So many pretty drinks and food! I honestly didn’t even bother with Hearth & Hand. I might pop over to the website now to take a look though. I love me some Chip & JoJo, but the whole thing was a little too hyped up for me. Plus, my house isn’t very farm house-ish.

    • I’m not farmhouse either, so I totally get it! I was surprised to see some really pretty glassware and metal pieces that I feel like I could incorporate other places. I love Chip&JoJo too, but I agree – way hyped up!!

  • I was so jealous of all your food and wine snaps! Such pretty food!

    • It was such a tasty night! I wish we could have stayed longer, but I’m pretty sure I would have had to sleep there given all the cocktails! LOL