I rounded up some tech-savvy gift ideas for that special nerd in your life. Personally, I would LOVE to upgrade to a bigger tablet. Mine is pretty outdated and teeny tiny–I’m constantly running off the *page* while using it. And seriously, how cool is that desktop phonogram?!
You know how most of the time weekends fly right on by, but sometimes, just sometimes you get those 2 days that actually feel like you had some time to relax? I had me one of those weekends. I was equal parts productive + lazy (we all need a lazy day once in a while am I right?) and it felt glorious.
I gave my blog a mini makeover because I felt like I’d outgrown the pastels and it was driving me crazy. It’s funny, I feel like with every re-design I strip away more & more. The black and white layout really gives me the freedom to be creative with my post content and let the focus settle on that. I dig it. This little face-lift is a temporary placeholder for until I launch my full re-brand Soon!
I also cleaned house and got around to finally putting away the Mount Everest of laundry in our bedroom. I swear, laundry and I have an ongoing battle (it usually wins). My parents & adorable nephew came over for the first time to check out the new place and take us to dinner. Two words: Mexican food. Speaking of which, I also tried my hand at a family recipe of albondiga (meatball) soup this weekend. My step-dad tasted it & said it was amazing and my mom liked it too but offered her constructive criticism and said I need to follow my grandma’s recipe and not one from google next time, haha! Noted, mother ;)
Yesterday we took Roscoe to get his final round of puppy shots which means we can finally take both pups to the dog park soon. It’s a ritual I really miss. The dogs get to run around & play and I get to sit around to chat with our other dog park friends & drink wine. Yes, everyone brings a bottle of two buck chuck, it’s amazing.
All in all, this weekend was a good one. Throughout the last few days I’ve been in a really great mood and accomplishing a lot of personal goals. It feels good; and I felt like I was thinking to myself “you’ve got this” a lot, hence the post graphic. I thought maybe someone else out there might need the same reminder so to you out there, remember, you’ve got this.
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I’ve enjoyed reading several Liebster Award surveys floating around and written by some of my favorite fellow creative ladies. My pal Jen recently tagged me in hers; it was fun to think about my answers and share them with y’all.
I’m still shaking my head about that interview slip-up. I can laugh about it now but at the time I was completely mortified! Haha.
I’m passing the torch to Corina, Allie, Latrina, Julia & Emma. Here are my questions for you ladies to answer:
1. What has been your favorite age so far?
2. What’s one talent you wish you had?
3. Favorite sports team?
4. What is your dream car?
5. Do you have any re-occurring dreams?
6. Favorite Disney character?
7. What is your favorite color to wear?
8. Ryan Gosling or Joseph Gordon-Levitt?
9. What is a piece of advice your parents gave you that you now understand as an adult?
You know that yoga sequence I linked to on Friday? Well, I did it this weekend and it kicked my butt. I didn’t even know rib muscles existed, but based on how sore I am there and other places, now I do.
Yoga is one of those things I feel like I can actually do and unlike cardio I don’t dread doing it. One of my main fitness goals is to gain more strength in both my upper body and core. I don’t want crazy muscles or anything like that, I’d just like to be able to hold a pose without my weak wrists shaking uncontrollably, ha. Ultimately I want to be able to do a headstand pose(!) I’ve tried every yoga studio under the Sacramento sun but what I’ve come to realize is nothing beats practicing from the comfort of your own home. I still love going to classes (I signed up for aerial yoga next month!) but I also like having the option to do a simple routine at my own pace.
If you’re like me and looking for a stretching routine to do at home, definitely check out the sequence I started doing. It takes a minute to get the flow down but once you do, you feel amazing afterward!
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