Sunday, October 13, 2013

Back from hiatus

I...have been...absolutely...SWAMPED for the past month. Like, going 24/7 from work to activity to volunteering to church function to birthday celebration... I never thought I'd be one of those people who says 'oh I don't have time for xyz' - who doesn't have 5 minutes to respond to an email or write up a blog post?!? I just didn't understand that until now...cause even when I may have that '5 minutes' I'm just so exhausted that I sit there...staring at my phone or computer screen...

That changes this week! The theme for the rest of 2013 is to be intentional. I want to look at how I'm spending my time and how I could spend it better/more efficiently. I'm going to watch what I'm eating and putting into my body and be more mindful about my habits. I'm going to be intentional about taking more steps, exercising more (even if it's just for 15 minutes) and spending my 'free' time in meaningful ways. And tonight is the night that I get to plan it all out! (I love my lists....) So before the mandatory 8:15-8:45 pm planning sesh, here are the pictures to get my caught up on life:

I love the contrast in this picture - Chihuly ring from Simon and an extra hot cappuccino from The Coffee Trike


Lately I've been obsessed with Blue Apron - they ship you a box of all the ingredients you need for 3 meals and all you have to do is assemble it. Easy as pie, delicious, and fairly healthy.

Saw this on Facebook and had to share :)

Love this dress! TJ Maxx steal for $20

I had never had Aunt Annie's until this day when I was craving something sweet and Pinkberry just wasn't gonna cut it. I wish I had never done it because now that's all I can think about every time I go into South Station

Cheers to the freakin' weekend!

BAHAHAHA Wyatt's expression is PRICELESS

Mom look away! Another funny I have to share :)

Birthday cookies from my Momma! Aren't the pretty?

Dinner with CJ - roasted potatoes, homemade beats, roasted brussel sprouts, and grilled chicken - NOMS. I love plates that are full of different colors :)

Another Blue Apron meal - a really simple bolognese 

Hahahahaha Bill & Ted...

Finally got to try out the crepe truck, but not for the crepes...

...for the Nutella shake! Omg it was like slurping up a bit of heaven...

Christie made dessert for community group - my absolute FAVORITE ice cream (sweet corn and raspberry) and pound cake...

Sarah's birthday! So lucky to have this wonderful lady in my life :) 

A group of friends and I went to see the ballet on the Boston commons - FO FREE. Gosh I love living in Beantown...

SAY IT AIN'T SO....Blasphemy...(you don't have pre-made crepes)

SO. EXCITED. I finally got matched and got to start volunteering with the Big Sister/Little Sister program!!! I was matched with Gloria, an adorable 8-year-old from Boston. She'll show up on my blog regularly now :)

I never crave tuna, but for some reason I have to make it extra special - tuna with a touch of mayo, finely diced shallots and garlic, diced celery, salt and pepper, topped with lettuce and tomato. mmmmmmm

My masterpiece - homemade pizza! Caramelized onions, roasted garlic, gorgonzola cheese, and prosciutto on a whole wheat crust. You have NO IDEA how good this was....

First outing together - roller skating! I promise she was having fun :)

If you haven't seen the Hashtag Sketch with Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake, click HERE now!!! #SHOWMETHECOOKIES #Lolololololololololololol

I was craving a hotdog, and lo and behold, a burger joint showed up on Yelp! Retro Burger to the rescue!

50's vibe

OM NOM NOM - I got some free onion rings too, and they were delish...definitely going back!

Bahahaha (worthy of Dad-level corniness)


Locked myself out of the office last week...gotta say it was a rough morning. 

Fall is my favorite season :)

Max Brenner with Gloria! First we went to the Boston Public Library to read books (and stay in out of the rain) and then we finished off the afternoon with hot cocoa

Awwwwwwww :)

Oh. My. Gosh. I haven't had these in YEARS!!!! My dad made me my absolute *favorite* Reese's cookies (peanut butter in the middle!) and mailed them up for my birthday. I'm one lucky girl!!! 

Friday, I went with Loren and Sarah to Connors Farm in Danvers for a belated birthday celebration and boy did we have fun! Sarah though ahead and brought nips of Fireball (cinnamon liquor) and we spiked our hot apple cider haha

Then it was time for....

...the haunted corn maze!!!! (we're so scared)


No was THIS creepy


Sarah *loved* the spider web



Today Gloria and I went to Honk Fest in Cambridge (a musical festival)

She loved doing the sand art :)

Humoring me for a picture haha...

These musicians were REALLY getting into it!


I'm a genius - I prepped all of my meals for this week already (snacks included!) and had the epiphany of prepping my omelette toppings ahead of time! Threw onion, shallot, garlic, and jalapeno into the food processor and chopped up some green and red bell peppers and put it all along with some cheddar cheese in a ziploc - now all I have to do is whip up my eggs and throw in the baggy and presto - omelette!'s definitely been a full past few weeks. It's crunch time at work and I really need to get into a good routine before winter sets in and all I want to do is crawl into bed in my flannel jammies. Any suggestions for good winter workouts? Healthy and hearty meals? Post them in the comments! 

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1 comment:

  1. Your little sister is so cute! It looks like you're already having lots of fun together. Of course, I'll need a picture of your...ahem...upcoming cupcakes!

    I, too, believe chocolate counts as salad and "soy milk" is a false claim if it's a Spanish introduction!