~Girls Just Want to Have Fun – Cyndi Lauper~

This year, one of my main resolutions is to do lots of girly things and strengthen the bonds with all the women in my life.  Surprisingly, my mom, sister, niece and I have never had a girls day out.  I’m not sure why we haven’t done it.  I mean, we’ve had lots of outings together.  But we’ve never had just a goofy day like this.

We had a blast!  In fact, it’s definitely fast becoming one of my favorite memories.  

We started out with lunch at Chili’s (another of my favorite memories happened at this Chili’s with my brother telling funny stories about his antics).  Since I’m doing keto, I ordered a fajita salad. My sister and niece ordered chicken and waffles.  Mom ordered quesadillas.  For the first part of lunch, I was breezing through, giving my sister tips on starting keto.  Jokingly, she said, “Yeah, and you should have a bite of these chicken and waffles.”

Now, I’m about as Southern as it gets, but chicken and waffles has never been a thing that I knew about until recently.  Personally, I didn’t think it was something that would go together well, but I have to admit…it looked awesome.  So I did the one thing that I shouldn’t have.  I took a bite. O – M – G!  I don’t know what chicken and waffles is like anywhere else, but at Chili’s it’s the dang bomb!  I snitched another bite and had to make myself not get anymore because I knew I’d blow it wide open if I did. 

During lunch, we laughed, mostly about the stories that my brother had told us.  But see it’s not just about the stories he tells, it’s the way he tells them.  A lot of them, Mom had never heard.  The way it works is like this – I can remember what he says and tell it, but it’s not as funny as when he does it, but my sister (giggle), she can mimic my brother like nobodies business. So I would tell the story and then my sister would re-enact it the way my brother would tell it.  She had us in stitches.  By the time we were finished with lunch, I was in tears from laughing so hard. 

Our lunch ended with 4 spoons and a lava cake.  It’s fair to say that the diet went out the window (that lava cake was worth it).

Next, we presented to the nail salon for our mani/pedi date.  I’m not sure why I’m calling it a mani/pedi as it really wasn’t.  It was a pedi with my sister getting her eyebrows and lip waxed (which left my sister’s face red for the rest of the day and caused lots of giggles). 

We all loved how much mom enjoyed the massage chair.  We chuckled about how the massage chair made us look when it beat us in the head (Chicka said I looked like I was having a seizure.  It took her three times to tell me what was so funny as she was laughing, talking and gasping all at the same time). 

After our day at the nail salon, we finished up at Ulta, trying out new makeup. 

If you’ve never had a mom-sister-daughter-niece day, I highly recommend it.  It’s a great bonding experience, but not just that – it’s just plain fun.

Thanks for stopping by and sharing in our mani/pedi day!  If you haven’t done it in a while – go get one!


Shirt – Lane Bryant; Leggings – Lularoe; Boots – Clark; Jewelry – Charming Charlie; Handbag – Cato

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