Friday, August 31, 2012

{a week in the mind} + weekend plans in picture form

this week was full of organizing at work, much needed pedicures & dinner with a sweet lady, appreciating sore legs and recipe hunting. that last one seems random, i know, but don't you ever get in a food slump? the husband & i try to eat pretty healthy for the most part, and truthfully, sometimes that can get pretty boring. so we've been incorporating new meals into our weekly repertoire, and i'm lovin' it. (earlier this week, i was that embarassing, cheap person at barnes & noble that was taking pictures of recipes in magazines on my iphone so i didn't have to buy the whole magazine. yeah, that's right. i can hear you judging me from all the way over here.)

these are my written thoughts that accompanied all the un-written thoughts this week:

saturday, august 25, 2012
what would you like to tell your father?
oof. so many things. we've had a very strange relationship my whole life, but it's been getting better & better these past few years. so right now, i'd like to tell him that i'm so, so glad we have what i would finally call a "good relationship".

sunday, august 26, 2012
what's the best part about your life right now?
my family. that includes the obvious members, like my parents and siblings, but also my husband & his family.
there's nothing quite like family to help you become a better person. without meaning to, they kind of force you to take a step back and look at yourself and the way you live life and handle relationships.

monday, august 27, 2012
when was the last time you worked out?
this morning. i went for a great, sweaty run. (yum!)

tuesday, august 28, 2012
how would you describe your victory dance?
i'd need to come up with one first. i usually just high five myself.

wednesday, august 29, 2012
what did you have for dinner?
sushi + flatbread. mmm - i know, random combination. but i went on a happy-hour-girl-date and they had this perfect combo awaiting us.

thursday, august 30, 2012
what's your simplest pleasure?
i get really attached to music - to bands, to songs, to albums.
for me, music can really shape an entire day. just yesterday morning, i was listening to my favorite radiohead album (in rainbows) on my drive to work, and knew it would be a great day. my favorite song on the album (nude) came on, and it was so beautiful and put a huge smile on my face.

friday, august 31, 2012
what was the last wedding you attended?
ben & claire's beautiful wedding on july 21.

i'm very much looking forward to this 3-day weekend (hey thanks, labor day!)
 this is what i hope to see & do the next few days, in (mostly) image-form.

attending a labor day party,
making this yummy cobbler,

attempting this pretty crown braid,

spending time in our backyard,

and beating my personal best running distance.

oh, and remember this diy post? i've ordered some needed materials & plan on spending some time becoming a crafty lady this weekend. so you should (hopefully!) see a craft-related post sometime in the near future.

what does your weekend have in store for you?

(see my full 30before30 list here)


  1. Great questions! My weekend consist of working :( and hanging with my family & son :)

    1. your son is adorable! i hope you have a great weekend.

  2. I love what you said about family being the the best part of your life at the moment. It's so true - they do make one a better person.

    Hope you had a lovely weekend!


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