Friday, March 29, 2013

Hey Interwebs!

It's certainly not that I haven't been thinking about you these past three days. I've thought about this blog I just haven't had the time to sit down and type. And that's ok.

Everyday, I went to work at 7am. Everyday, I left somewhere between 4 and 5. Everyday, I went to yoga. Well, Wednesday, I cleaned and put away laundry and went for the best shopping experience ever at Earthfare before visiting some friends to retrieve Brown Sugar Cinnamon Poptart ice cream and an antique sewing machine. Everyday, I've shared food and time with someone I love. Everyday, I've been in bed around 9pm.

It hasn't been crazy, but I've enjoyed every single day. Today and tomorrow are well planned, busy days, so I'm glad I had three good days to delight in.

My yoga teacher this afternoon encouraged us all to just let go of what we were thinking of - trying to guess what's next. She said, "I have my weekends well-planned by Monday afternoon. That robs me of being in the present because I'm always thinking of what's coming up." And I do the same thing. How do I stop that? Does lack of planning mean lack of productivity? Probably not. What would happen if I went a whole week without any planning? Oy. It's giving me anxiety just thinking about it!

We'll see.

Anyway, here are a few other things that have been on my radar.

This post about changing your health and your habits. I love Andrea.

High Straightenence: Organzing Your Pantry

One of the reasons why I LOVE my city.

The Most Important Part is Just Show Up.

This girl. And all of her books that I want to read. (Don't judge me.)

Well said. I'm not a parent, but we've all had these life days. It's ok.

I don't know if I'll get back here tomorrow and Sunday, but I will try my best.


This Day 37 of 100 Days of Blogging.

Monday, March 25, 2013

It's always hard to go back to work on a Monday after two good days off, but today wasn't so bad. Not at all.

Outside of working 7-5, I've been sort of, well, lazy. I need to finish cleaning the kitchen, make tomorrow's lunch and put away laundry. Instead, I've been perusing Google Reader and Pinterest while watching Storage Wars. Have you ever watched that show? It's oddly addicting, but it seems like a lot of work to keep up with auctions, haul that junk and then resell it all. I hate keeping up with my own junk.

Speaking of my junk... Spring is here and I'm ready for some spring cleaning! Unfortunately, this constant sinus headache I've been experiencing really just makes me want to nap. I'm also ready for some spring baking - Pink Lemonade Cookies, anyone? And I'll be ordering some new, beautiful TOMS. Our CSA from Ambrose Farms starts on April 2. Spring is such an exciting time of year! It's a time for bright colors, health, freshness and newness!

Until you can get into the swing of Spring - learn to Break out of Control. And remember this - 

"People get stuck, thinking they are one kind of person, but they aren't ... The human body essentially recreates itself every six months. Nearly every cell of hair and skin and bone dies and another is directed to its former place. You are not who you were in February." - A Million Miles in a Thousand Years

This is Day 33 of 100 Days of Blogging.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Blogging is hard work. Kudos to everyone who posts daily and/or makes their living via their blog. I missed another day of my 100 days. I'll be honest, I don't feel guilty, but I do feel like I'm learning a lot about real life blogging. (Not the kind that forgets to post for months at a time...)

So, what was I doing if I wasn't blogging? Oh, well, I was in Savannah. Nbd - just visiting my dear, sweet friends - David and Faith and their kids. And the oh so enlightening Courtney and Andy. I would venture to say yesterday was both fantastically comfortable, but also a big look into what the future my hold. There was a lot of coffee and food and conversation. (We went to Starbucks, the Farmer's Market, Starland Cafe, Foxy Loxy and Green Truck!) There were also conversations about marriage, children, gardens and home ownership. Oh my, how the time flies! I suppose conversation about such things are what make us adults, yes?

That brings up an interesting topic - adulthood. When does one go from young adult to regular adult? How does one present themselves as old when their body is still young? Where does wisdom and maturity come into play and how big are their roles? I was recently told, "You don't look your age. You're nearly thirty and I'm sure you still get carded." Is thirty old? I was also told, in spite of professionalism, "You still come off as young." But then I've also been told, "I just assumed you were my age because of the way you carry yourself." How does one leverage youth and age together?

Just wondering.

Today was much different from yesterday. There wasn't much venturing out of the house. As a matter of fact, the only time we left was to go to brunch at Black Magic Cafe. (Not even the deluge of rain could keep me away from that pumpkin chai.) There was no yoga or running. There was a lot of lying around and sniffling of allergy noses. There was Game of Thrones - four episodes to be exact. Season 2 is over and I am anxiously awaiting the premiere of Season 3 next week!

There was also much time spent in the kitchen today - baking protein bars and cooking dinner. Have you all had pierogies? They are fast become a staple in this house. And, in between, there were toasted coconut mocha frappuccinos. Oh, my favorite kitchen activity today? Lunch. Avocado toast sprinkled with sea salt. So simple and delicious.

I think sometimes it's good to just stay in the house. If it's flooding outside, then it makes the decision easier.

It's close to bed time since 7am is work time. I suppose I'll say goodbye now.

I hope your weekend was less allergy-filled than mine, but just as full of friendship and food.

This is Day 32 of 100 Days of Blogging.

Friday, March 22, 2013

Shoot. I forgot yesterday. I turned off my blog alarm on Tuesday because it was going off at work and, well, the rest is history.

Yesterday was just a busy day. I spent most of it visiting various people: mom (we walked the bridge pictured over yonder), dad, boyfriend, doctor, mom (again!), sister, lots of friends. It was a good day. Of course, my room is a disaster, my laundry still isn't put away and I received by car taxes, but that's really neither here nor there.

Good news is - I have the weekend off! And I get to travel down to Savannah to see some of my very dear friends. It's going to rain, but that is ok. Rain is nothing coffee shops and Green Truck can't fix.

Does anybody have big weekend plans?

This morning at our morning meeting I shared my love of coconut with everyone. (Remember last post when I said I was currently obsessed? More like always obsessed.) Yesterday, I had two big coconut wins at (of all places) Walmart! I was finally able to get my grubby little paws on some of the new Chobani Flip! It is.... flippin' amazing! But seriously, Chobani has a product locator on their website and it helped me track down the Almond Loco Coco and the Key Lime Crumble. Enough about the Key Lime whatever - the Almond Loco Coco will blow your mind. Coconut flavored Greek yogurt with real coconut in it (on one side) and toasted almonds and dark chocolate chips to mix in (on the other side). I die. And, after I found that little gem, there was Coffee-Mate Coconut Creme. Are you kidding me?! Like a kid in the candy store. Maybe I bought 8 yogurts and a giant bottle of creamer. (And by maybe I mean I absolutely did.)

Summer is coming. Follow the coconut trail.

And, no, neither Coffee-Mate or Chobani endorsed me (although I'm certainly not opposed to the idea).

Well, enough about me and my obsessions. I'd love to hear from you all whether email, text, phone call or comment. I truly love to read you words as much as I hope you love to read mine!

This is Day 30 of 100 Days of Blogging.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Passion: noun 
strong and barely controllable emotion

What I've learned over the last three days... Passion requires fuel. It will not always be there when you need it - especially if you've overextended it or if you let it be overshadowed. I'm talking personal and professional passion. Passion is hard work.

What are you passionate about? How do you show it?

I'm currently....

Watching... Game of Thrones. I have to finish Season 2 before the next season begins March 31!

Eating... Liz Lemon Greek Frozen Yogurt by Ben & Jerry's. And homemade chocolate syrup I made so I can finally get around to experimenting with homemade Coconut Mocha Frapps!

Listening... to the new Justin Timberlake album. Thanks, Spotify!

Reading... Blogs. Oprah Magazine. And, still, The Fault in Our Stars.

Inspired by... People's belief in me. (I have a lot of personal cheerleaders! Thanks!)

Obsessed with... Yoga. Mint Green. Coconut. Egg salad. (Random. I know.)

This is Day 28 (27 went on vacation) of 100 Days of Blogging.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Just another manic Monday...

Today was a Monday like any other. I went to work at 7am and worked until 4ish. During those hours I counted things and rang out things and fixed issues as usual. I also was given the opportunity to practice my interviewee skills. That's not usual, but a wonderful experience.

After work, I finished watching the season finale of Girls on HBO. Oh goodness. I'm not sure how I feel about the way Lena had this season wrap up, but I have faith that it will come back strong in Season 3. Any Girls viewers in the crowd?

I headed to yoga for a sweaty flow workout. It was just what the doctor ordered after such a long weekend. And, when I got home, there was a huge mushroom and onion pizza from Andolini's waiting to greet me. How lucky am I?

Its been a laid back Monday which will be followed by what appears will be a very busy week. Yoga. Meeting new friends. Going to Savannah to see old friends. All good things. Busy, but good.

Hopefully, I will get through this week without a nervous breakdown like last week. Hopefully, by Thursday, I'll remember that's my day off because I keep telling people I work until 7. (Hello mind? Where did you go?)

The new Justin Timberlake album comes out tomorrow. Maybe I'm excited about that.

I'm probably going to finish Game of Thrones Season 2 this week. I'm definitely excited about that.

And everything else? Well, let's just wait and see what happens.

This is Day 26 of 100 Days of Blogging.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Tell me about what you did/learned this weekend...

This is Day 25 of 100 Days of Blogging. (25% complete!)

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Sometimes days don't go exactly how you planned.

The beach isn't as beachy as you had hoped. You don't go see a movie, but instead crash a wedding reception. Your cardio changes from a leisurely walk to fast paced line dances.

I don't do well with rushing or last minute changes. It's something I've been battling my whole life. What I need to learn is, days may not got exactly how I plan, but days always end exactly how they should.

I'll get there one day.

This is Day 24 of 100 Days of Blogging.

Friday, March 15, 2013

I used to think I was a 75 year old trapped in a 27 year old body - just an old soul. However, now I know that my body is old, too. I started Couch 2 5k today. Let's just say running and I - we're not friends. And, here I am, in bed on a Friday night at 11:16pm wishing I had remembered to blog earlier so I could be asleep already. I'm just a 75 year old.

A 75 year old eating ranch tortilla Pop Chips in bed right now.

Onto other things... I'm trying to teach the cat to eat treats out of my hand. As it turns out, she's not that smart. Also, we went to see Crowfield play their last show tonight at Charleston Music Hall. (They're still playing, actually. See first paragraph as to why I am at home.) They're fantastic, so I wish I had listened to them sooner. If you have Spotify, you can get most of their discography. Check them out!

Tomorrow is one of my days off for the week, so I'm quite excited to get that started. I see yoga, the beach, and Oz in my future. And Abita Strawberry Harvest Beer? Yes, please! If I'm really lucky, I'll get to watch some Game of Thrones. And (because I know I'm really lucky) I'll get to start my day back to work with breakfast at Black Magic on Sunday.

Life is so good.

This is Day 23 of 100 Days of Blogging.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

It appears I skipped Day 21 and headed straight to Day 22.

Sometimes you just have to move forward quickly. (However, I promise to try not to forget days again.)

Every night at 8pm, the alarm sounds and "blog!" appears across my iPhone screen, so it's normally not a problem. As a matter of fact, it even happened last night, but I found myself wrists deep in pie dough. I kept hitting snooze, but ended up with pie all over my phone and by the end of it all, well, I forgot. But you know that already.

So pie. I baked Apple Hand Pies by mixing this recipe from Joy the Baker with this recipe from A Cozy Kitchen. And then I vented them with pi symbols because today was Pi Day! 3.14. Get it? I like any reason to celebrate with baked goods, but being irrational is one of the best! (Bahaha. Irrational. Get it?) Oh geez.

Tonight, when the alarm went off, I was in the middle of a more hands-off oven activity - roasting brussels sprouts. (Which I am currently eating with a fried egg on top.) I LOVE brussels sprouts. They may very well be my favorite vegetable. I'm weird, I know. But if clean them, cut the bottoms off, and quarter them. Then drizzle with a little olive oil and garlic. Crack some pepper if you like. Then put them in the oven at 400 degrees for about 25 minutes. I flip them in the middle and sprinkle crunchy sea salt over them. Voila! Yummy roasted brussels sprouts and then throw an egg on top for protein.

Now, I want Cookie Dough Coconut Milk Ice Cream. Don't mind if I do/Let me just undo all of the good from yoga tonight.

In other news, I'm devastated about the decline of Google Reader. If any of you use it, then you feel my pain.

That's all I have for the interwebs tonight, plus it's my bedtime. xo.

This is Day 22 of 100 Days of Blogging. (RIP Day 21)

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Over the past couple of weeks, I've developed myself in a lot of different ways. There have been new yoga poses and classes. There have been relationships that reached different levels. There has been a lot of professional growth and stretching. Its the ebb and flow of life, right? At any given point in a day, in a year, in a life, we can be found in different spots. Just like the tide.

I feel like the tide is coming in right now. I feel like my life is filling up with all of these things and I'm trying to make sure nothing gets washed away in the process.

Tonight, I was given the opportunity to put away the professional and stretch my personal life - stretch my culinary life. Tonight, I baked. Well, yeah, I do that all the time, but this time it was bread! Brioche, Wheat Sourdough, Rosemary Focaccia, Scones, French Demi Baguettes.  What the what? It was a class at Charleston Cooks that stretched my knowledge and skills in the kitchen. It was such a nice departure. I would go there every week if I thought I could fit it into my budget!

I highly recommend a visit to the store and a participation/demonstration class if you have the time while in Charleston.

Until next time! May you have sweet sweet dreams of carb overload while my body recovers from my bread binge!

This is Day 20 of 100 Days of Blogging.

Monday, March 11, 2013

I don't particularly feel like blogging today, so if you feel like you're not getting my best, then it's because you're not. I just spent the last hour reading about professional development, so I'm pretty tired of the whole reading and writing thing.

But if you make a commitment (no matter how large or small) to do something, then you have to follow through. So here I am.

Speaking of following through/determination/stubborness:

My orchid is still alive! Perhaps my thumb will turn green-ish after all!

Ok. That's all I've got tonight.

This is Day 19 of 100 Days of Blogging.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Today //

Today was a Sunday off. They're my favorite.

Today, my favorite Folly Beach coffee shop went full service. (Eek!) It's still my favorite.

Today, I did power yoga with three lovely and powerful women I know.

Today, I spent hours looking at wedding dresses for a dear friend who has found the deepest kind of happiness in her life. She looked so beautiful!

Today, I spent time looking at my wedding Pinterest board. (Every little girl has one.)

Today, I drank my second kombucha. Habit forming.

Today, I read difficult, but (soul) detoxifying words. (See photo.)

Today, I chose positive, confident, contented, and complimentary instead.

Today, I filled my online shopping cart with three new pairs of Toms. These. These. And these.

Today, I filled my belly with delicious Vietnamese food while catching up with friends.

Today, I read a post about The Value of Blogging. Such perspective.

Today was a Sunday off. They're my favorite.

This is Day 18 of 100 Days of Blogging.

Saturday, March 09, 2013

I am trying to wait for my nails to dry and blog and bake (the perfect) tofu and watch Kourtney & Kim Take Miami. I started freezing the coconut milk for my Toasted Coconut Mocha Frappuccino but I haven't gotten around to making them. Maybe tomorrow? (Seriously, Starbucks, just go ahead and bring coconut back into the stores.)

I started the Soul Detox devotional. It's been reminding to cast off words of negativity - the things that try to steal truth and bring me down. It's so easy to succumb to such things. I'm glad I have a reminder.

But if we look forward to something we don't yet have, we must wait patiently and confidently. And the Holy Spirit helps us in our weakness. For example, we don't know what God wants us to pray for. But the Holy Spirit prays for us with groanings that cannot be expressed in words. (Romans 8:25-26)

Have you all seen or read The Chalkboard? So many stories about health and beauty and style. And each month they have a guest editor. If you haven't checked it out yet, well, get going!

Also - anyone who lives in/loves Charleston needs to get into Charlie Mag. I get weekly updates from them about what (and who) is happening in this beautiful city. I've only been able to pick up a hard copy once, but I guess that means I'm just doing my part for the environment!

Now I need to figure out how to prep salads with not entirely dry nails. Hmm. Wish me luck!

This is Day 17 of 100 Days of Blogging.

Friday, March 08, 2013

As promised - a recipe for homemade protein bars! I made these tasty little treats yesterday and they seemed to be a hit today, so I feel like it's safe for me to share the recipe now. I'm not sure mine turned out quite a delicious as my friends did last week. She used dark brown sugar and I used light. Lesson learned.

Homemade Protein Bars
makes about 20 bars

1 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup dark brown sugar 
1/4 cup light agave syrup
1/2 cup unsweetened apple sauce
2 egg whites
1 1/4 cup wheat flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
2 tsp vanilla extract
3 cups old fashioned oats
1 cup dark chocolate chips
2 scoops chocolate protein powder
8 tbsp ground flax
1/2 cup chopped almonds

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl.

Spread and press mixture (evenly) onto a greased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 for 15 minutes. Allow pan to cool before cutting. Each bar has 10-12 grams of protein.

Enjoy! And pack extras if you take them anywhere outside of your kitchen. Your friends are going to want their own. Maybe two!

PS. Tomorrow I am going to tackle a homemade Toasted Coconut Mocha Frappuccino. It's all I wanted today and Starbucks probably won't have it until May. Wompity womp womp womp. 



This is Day 16 of 100 Days of Blogging.

Thursday, March 07, 2013

Yesterday was HARD. By the end of the day, all I could do was lie my little head down and close my eyes. That's why all you got was a photo. A photo, however, that is a sentiment to what I'm going to be doing. I'm gonna make it happen - whatever it ends up being.

Today was not so hard. Today was spent answering to no one for anything at any time. There was baking, cleaning, cooking, walking and watching - GAME OF THRONES! Ah. I'm so sucked into it. I watched two... three episodes already and I've promised myself another after dinner.

This is exactly the sort of day I needed.

As it turns out, life is full of pressure. Oddly enough, most of the pressure just comes from ourselves. Why do we do that?!

I've learned a lot about myself over the past 48 hours, too. It's all good. But I'm not perfect. And, in the end, it's not even all about me. I am not serving myself. I am not even serving this world. I must remember to filter my actions and "In a humble (gentle, modest) spirit, receive and welcome the Word which implanted and rooted [in your hearts] contains the power to save your souls." (James 1:21bAMP)

Have you ever thought of a Soul Detox? I hadn't until I saw that link via Jenna at Eat Live Run.

I think my life is about to be very busy. I know that's vague, but I have that feeling that you get at the top of the rollercoaster right before it drops - a great big mix of excitement and fear and nonstop-ness. (That's not a word, but I'm using it anyway.)

This is Day 15 of 100 Days of Blogging.

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Tuesday, March 05, 2013

via Pinterest 
The other day I bought a little container of Irish Cream creamer at the grocery store. I was really excited about it because I had forgotten how delicious Irish Cream is until I was at Wawa on vacation. (Hi, have you ever seen a Wawa coffee station? Magic.) So I woke up this morning expecting to pour a little bit of vacation into my mug and I couldn't find the creamer. I pulled everything out of the fridge to look for it. No where. I look up and there it is. Warm. On top of the fridge. I KNOW creamer isn't as sensitive as REAL dairy, but let's be honest - it wasn't going anywhere near my coffee. So what did I do? I pouted. And I pouted hard.

First world problems. No Irish Cream creamer for my Keurig brewed coffee.

I have a home - a lovely, strong and warm shelter. I have a kitchen full of food - including a fridge with vanilla creamer. (SHUT UP! I know.) I have clothes to guard me from the cold. I have a yoga pass to keep my body in check. I have wonderful, beautiful people who care about me in ways I've never even imagined before. People who make me feel safe and cared for and cherished.

But I pouted hard. And drank my coffee black.

How do we change our mindset? If I hold it in enough, will my view change? Do I acknowledge it and let it go? How do I embrace both the upset and the bounty?

This is Day 13 of 100 Days of Blogging.

Monday, March 04, 2013

I've been trying to be good about eating at home/eating what I have/not wasting food/having fresh & healthy foods. All of these combined make it so I have to frequently visit the grocery store frequently, plan my meals accordingly, and eat lots of weird odds & ends of fruits and vegetables at weird times so they don't waste.

Fruit is easy. I just throw that junk in a smoothie. Vegetables on the other hand.... Sometimes I add them to sauces or throw them on as toppings to soups or potatoes. Today, I realized I had a LOT of odds and ends. And some Italian dressing. And some lemon vinaigrette. And a box of whole wheat rotini. And a yearning for summer time and the food that accompanies it. Sounds like pasta salad to me.

I boiled up my pasta, threw in half a bag of frozen peas, a quarter bag of frozen corn, some cherry and roma tomatoes chopped up, purple onion, broccoli, sweet peppers, garlic salt and pepper, the two dressings, leftover three cheese Italian blend from Trader Joe's. Bam! Done. Meal is complete and the odds & ends have been rescued.

Now, it's getting nice and cold in the fridge.

The best part? It's pretty. I feel accomplished when I look at my meal and think it's got good color.

This is all just practice for my forthcoming CSA. You've got to be fluid and flexible when your food is coming from a farm and you have no idea what it is on a weekly basis.

Also, my friend made the MOST delicious homemade protein bars the other day. She gave me two and I wanted to gobble them both up at once but decided against it. I shared the second one, but plan on making my own soon. I'll report back.

Now I'm off to watch The Dark Knight Rises for the very first time. (I know. I know.)


This is Day 12 of 100 Days of Blogging.

Sunday, March 03, 2013

You know your go-to recipe? The one you always have ingredients on hand for? It's the recipe you can whip up on a moment's notice to feed some unexpected guests or take to party to wow your friends.

My go-to recipe I stole. This is a recipe I got from my very best friend. He made it for me a few times and it's so simple that I made it for him one night as a surprise and BAM! now I make it all the time. So delish - I never get tired of it. 

unofficially called ooey gooey layered bean dip goodness
In a deep baking dish (preferably with a lid) layer (this is the order I put them into the dish, but I think it's really neither here nor there) the following ingredients:
  • package of cream cheese (I use 1/3 less fat)
  • can of well-rinsed low sodium black beans
  • jasmine rice (I cook a 1/2 cup ahead of time)
  • can of well-rinsed Rotel (tomatoes and diced chilis)
  • 1/2 -1 cup of frozen corn
  • can of vegetarian refried beans
  • layer of pickled jalapeƱos 
Then sprinkle the top with your choice of cheese. We recommend mexican, pepper jack or cheddar. Cover your dish and place in a 375 degree oven for 45 minutes - long enough for it to get ooey gooey with bubbly cheese on top. 

I eat mine in a bowl with sour cream or avocado (if they're ripe) and salsa. You can eat it with chips or dig in with a fork. And, it's best accompanied by a Corona & lime. 

Don't know what to do when enjoying such goodness?

I've been watching Game of Thrones (Season 3 starts at the end of this month). Or blog reading - today The Wunder Year that I first read about on Lululemon's blog. The idea of wear yoga pants every day for a year sounds both amazingly comfortable and terrifying (um, spandex in public??). 


This is Day 11 of 100 Days of Blogging.

Saturday, March 02, 2013

It appears as though the sun has retired for the day, so I won't be going back outside. It's chilly here. Also, it's pollen season aka Erin has to take Sudafed everyday season. C'est la vie.

I just read a recipe for Toasted Coconut Mocha Frappuccinos. Gimme.

It's the Food + Wine Festival this weekend. It makes me want things with truffle oil.

Speaking of delicious things. Today my foodie friends and I had a new specialty donut from our downtown donut shop, Glazed. It was Pear Blue Cheese Cabernet. Ohmygoodnessgracious. It's their finest work yet. Although, I am still trying to get my hands on the Strawberry Champagne selection. Mmmm. (Photo Credit: Gabe!)


This morning I got up and made French Toast, (vegetarian) bacon, and coffee for breakfast. I've been to yoga, downtown, and two grocery stores today. I cleaned my ktichen and bathroom and have started on dinner. I swept my porch and watered my plants. Now, I need to hop in the shower and clean up my room - change sheets, dust, the usual. 

Then relax. Read a book/some blogs. Watch a Game of Thrones. And go to bed early so I can get up early to have Sunday Brunch before work. 

That's my weekend plan. How about you all? What have you been up to?

And hey - does anyone else visit multiple grocery stores in one day? Today it was Trader Joe's and Publix. Sometimes I throw in Harris Teeter and Whole Foods. But its rarely just one. Maybe I'm a nut.

I find my days off go to quickly and are often filled with things to get done rather than any sort of relaxing. I think that's how it is for everyone though. I think remembering to be thankful for the simple things is what will get us through. 

PS. In the middle of this blog I got distracted by the newest episode of New Girl on Hulu. I guess that's the sort of thing that can happen on days off!

This is Day 10 of 100 Days of Blogging. 

Friday, March 01, 2013


After two busy work days, I'm glad it's Friday. And I'm happy to have Saturday off.

Work. Yoga. Happy hour with tacos & beer. What more could a girl want?

I went to a new restaurant tonight. Mex 1 Coastal Cantina in West Ashley. That place was hoppin! Our waitress was great. The chips and salsa were great. The happy hour specials were pleasing. It was a great experience, but I would certainly suggest getting there early for a table - even to grab a seat at the bar!

Now I'm home with wine and Gilmore Girls. I ask again - what more could a girl want?

Probably scones. I think I'll bake them tomorrow. Coconut scones.... Yesss.

I'm excited about sleeping in, drinking coffee, doing yoga, grocery shopping and watching Game of Thrones. I suppose I'll clean my bathroom, too. Meh. You have to do something responsible on your days off.

What do you all do on your days off?

PS. I highly recommend integrating yoga into your life if it's not already there. You can start here. It's a great thing to do on a day off!

This is Day 9 of 100 Days of Blogging.