I had such a fun weekend, but now it’s time to buckle down and face the busy week ahead. Before I drown myself in emails and work, I’m going to fit in a quick recap post. I love that I can let loose on the weekends and then go into work mode throughout the week. It’s important to have that balance and shut off all the important stuff for a while. Lately, I’ve been trying to live each day as if it was my “favorite day” ever. It sounds silly, but you are in control of your own life. You can make any normal day a fun and exciting one, and that’s what I strive to do and it’s working. I haven’t been this happy in years. This whole new mindset is something I plan on sticking to for a long time.
Let’s start with last Tuesday!
Grumples and I set out for a long walk and it’s our morning usual.
We went about three miles and then found a shade tree to relax under. He LOVES ending his walks under a tree watching cars and people. I don’t mind sitting with him and doing emails on my phone while we relax.
Later that night, I met up with a group of friends at the basketball courts. We played about five games of two on two and horse. I forgot how much I love playing basketball and what a great workout it is! We are planning on doing this once a week.
& yes, I’m aware I look crazy/insane in that photo, but I’m ok with it 😉
After the game we went to Hobo’s in downtown Fort Mill to have dinner and watch basketball. I ordered a grilled chicken salad. It was nice out, so we sat outside on the patio. I have been waiting for this all year!
Later Wednesday afternoon, I went for a long walk at one of my favorite trails. I love getting outside for a workout everyday. It’s not only great for the body, it’s great for the mind!
I picked up some snacks on the way home so I could finish the rest of my work. Mixed nuts, pineapple and Suja Juice. The carrots, apple, ginger is my favorite.
I stopped at Old Navy later Wednesday and fell in love with this black ring! I thought it looked cute with my new top! It was also on sale for $4.75…so win! I never realized how cute Old Navy’s jewelry is.
I also picked up a new candle while I was out and now I’m obsessed. This candle smells like fresh flowers, fresh laundry and the ocean all at once. It’s a natural soy candle and I can’t wait to try the other scents.
I spent all day Thursday working, coffee drinking, and cleaning. It was a rainy day and the perfect excuse to stay in.
I made a Caesar salad that night with grilled chicken, parmesan, romaine, croutons and Caesar dressing.
Pretty boring Thursday night, but it’s important to have those, too!
I was so ready for Friday night. We had fun plans and I have been living for my weekends lately. I decided to get in a little run and enjoy the overcast day. I took the back country roads and enjoyed all the gorgeous wisteria trees. The smell of them made my run even more enjoyable. I love that you can drive twenty minutes outside of Charlotte and be in the country. I was pretty impressed with my running time, too. I always do better when I take a couple days off.
*Also, I have not forgotten about the running post. I’m waiting on a couple items to arrive for the giveaway I’m adding in! 😉
Becca and I headed to the Hornets game on Friday night. Great excuse to drink wine and watch gorgeous men run all over the court 😉 Kemba Walker is my favorite.
When you see a spot with good lighting, you obviously take a photo. Don’t act like you don’t do this…
I’m only friends with Becca so she will teach me how to do makeup.
JK. But…I think she needs a makeup channel or something!
And if you ever witness me being normal, then it’s most likely not me.
Being in your twenties means you can do pretty much whatever you want as long as it makes you happy. Life is too short and you have to enjoy your youth before life gets too serious. BUT, I understand that doesn’t apply for everyone. I’m just a big believer in making yourself happy, no matter what it is. I never want to look back on my life and live with the fact that I “settled” for a certain life. Everyone has their own plans, their own hobbies, and their own way of making themselves happy. Find what that is for you, and do it.
So it was wine on a Friday night to make me happy!
Later Friday night, we met up with some friends and lost pretty bad in a game of Jenga. That normally doesn’t happen to me.
I had never been more excited for breakfast than I was on Saturday morning. I was so hungry and so ready to grab coffee and bacon. We went to Le Peep! It’s a great breakfast spot that is cheap and super quick. They never have a wait either. My stomach ended up talking for me and I ordered way too much food. Before I even looked at the menu, I had ordered water, coffee, and a pineapple mango smoothie.
Coffee was everything to me <3
My Facebook status should say “In a Relationship with Coffee”…
I ordered two over easy eggs, fresh fruit, home fries, a honey wheat english muffin, and bacon.
After breakfast, I headed to the outlet malls to pick up some new shoes and a couple new tank tops for summer.
I was super hungry around three, so grabbed a large unsweetened ice tea and a Gogurt at McDonalds on the way home. My inner child just wanted one.
I decided to pick up some real food for dinner at Jason’s Deli. I love their salad bar! I had the girl’s over and we watched Julia Robert’s movies.
And did some facials…
We actually ran out to Starbucks with these faces on to grab tea. No shame…I actually had someone ask me for my number with this mask on my face…so if that isn’t a confidence booster, I don’t know what is! & NO he didn’t get my digits.
Every Sunday, Becca and I grab breakfast at our favorite little coffee shop. They have the best yogurt (which I talk about all the time) and a delicious dark roast coffee.
I am five tables away from sitting at every single table at our favorite spot. It’s like a monopoly board game to me.
I ended up changing after church because I didn’t feel like wearing a dress all day. I went with a more casual/me look.
We headed to BJ’s for a grocery run. I love their cereal and frozen fruit for smoothies.
And you can’t’ take me anywhere because my inner child will come out.
I took Grumples to the park to play Saturday afternoon and then started to make some homemade sauce for Sunday Dinner!
I spent Sunday night watching Harry Potter & drowning myself in pasta. You can find the meatball recipe here, but I used ground beef instead of turkey.
The salad had parmesan, bacon, tomato, croutons, romaine and caesar dressing.
Safe to say my weekend was great and the perfect fix of happiness.
Now, Questions for you!
- What did you do this weekend?
- Do you have a life motto that you try to live by?
- What was for dinner last night?
Also, new spring items were added to the shop!