Monthly Archives: June 2013

happy friday

happy friday

This has been one of those weeks that has gone by fast but kinda slow at the same time. Does that even make sense? It felt pretty productive because I crossed a bunch of things off of the life to-do list….60k check up for the car, dentist appointment, massage, got the ol’ brows waxed and sent a graduation card to a friend. Little things. I’m trying to be more grateful for the little things these days and, while those things aren’t Ā glamorous or sexy to write about, I want to start recognizing them more often. Here are a few other things that I’m feeling grateful for this week.

dinner and game night with friends – pandemic is SO much fun (and intense!)

black light yoga mix via lululemon – i only wish there was a studio that offered black light yoga here. it sounds like so much fun.

reading daring greatly – this book is seriously blowing my mind. i plan to write more on it later.

comedians in cars getting coffee – season 2!

super duper HOT hot hatha class – the only exercise that i made it to this week. šŸ˜¦

hell or high watermelon beer and wasabi peas – an oddly delightful and addicting combination.




i don’t want to say much more with this post other than IT’S COMING. sunshine is right around the corner and i can’t wait! i’m listening to this on repeat to prepare myself and planning on making these this weekend. bring. it. on.

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happy summer solstice


It doesn’t quite feel like summer here in the great NW but we all know that’s because summer doesn’t officially start until after July 4th. It’s a fact…a sad, sad fact.

I’m kicking off the weekend by cleaning out our old apartment (glamorous, no?). We’re also doing a walk-through of our wedding venue and having dinner with a friend. Saturday i’m having a slumber party with one of my BFFs which will involve nail polish, wine, and lots of catching up – so basically, the perfect evening.

This week I made it to two crossfit classes and practiced yoga once which feels like a HUGE win. I need these things in my life more regularly.

Here are a few other things that have been making my week:


this shirt is so rad and on it’s way to me as we speak. i may never take it off.


my new hamsa necklace from The Neshama Project

it’s gorgeous and i love the meaning behind it


these drawings of rainy windshields by elizabeth patterson spoke to my seattleite heart


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schlepping it


Now that I’m living further from work, my commute has increased in length (20-30 mins vs. the new and not improved 40-60 mins). I’m sort of starting to dread it already and I’m only a few weeks in! To make my commute less dreadful I’m working on easing myself into a new schedule to go with the new commute. Before the move, I could get my sweat on at crossfit or hot yoga and go home and take my sweet time getting ready but I don’t have all that spare time anymore.

The new plan is to workout on my way to work (hot yoga and crossfit are both about half way between home and work) as a strategy to break up the commute a bit. Plus traffic is not as bad in the wee hours of the morning. I was telling a friend recently about the plan to work out on the way to work and she said she was envisioning me doing crunches in my car. Haha! If only I could multi task like that….if. only. Luckily I have a gym and locker room at work where I can shower and get ready for the day so that will be a huge part of the reason that I’m able to do this. Here are a few things that I plan to do in order to make this work.

1\\ Pack a gym / shower bag.Ā 

To include:

Nuun, Larabars, other emergency snacks.

All the necessary get clean stuff…shampoo, conditioner, facewash, etc.

Makeup. Brush. All my “get ready” girly stuff.

Flippy floppies.

2\\ Make a workout schedule – and stick to it!

I’ve been half-assing this lately and I finally need to suck it up and get back in the swing of things. I think it will look something like this:

mon : rest \ tues : crossfit \ weds: sprints or run \ thurs : hot yoga \ fri : crossfit

sat: hike or something fun \ sun: walk

3\\ Make to-go breakfasts.

morning glory muffins

hard boiled eggs


4\\ Pick out my outfit for the next day.Ā 

UGH. This is hard for me. I’m terrible at getting myself dressed because I usually try on at least 4 different outfits before I leave the house. PLUS I’m deathly afraid that I’ll forget something important – like underwear.

We will see how this goes – I’m hopeful it’s a strategy that I can maintain. I’ve already tried it out a couple of times and it worked pretty well but I’m worried about the extra effort this takes the night before and whether or not I’ll be able to keep it up. Hopefully it gets easier the more I do it.