Five highlights from my week:
- I ordered the above print and frame last week and they arrived on Monday. I absolutely love the print and am happy to see that it fits perfectly in the spot I intended it for. Our apartment decorating is now complete– pictures to come next week!
- Now that I have my nights off, I’ve been cooking more and loving it because not only am I improving my cooking skills by getting in more practice, I have more chances to try new recipes. Here is a pasta recipe I tried last night for the first time and LOVED.
- I’ve been staying on top of my daily workouts and have been doing a good job of limiting myself to only one sweet treat a week (I call it my “Cheat Day”). It feels good to be getting back on track with my weight loss plan and living a healthy lifestyle again. It’s hard right now, but I just keep telling myself that pretty soon, working out daily and eating healthy will become a natural routine and I won’t have to put so much thought and effort into these changes and adjustments.
- I started reading 20 Something, 20 Everything by Christine Hassler. I’ve heard a lot of good things about this book and I like what I’ve read so far. I think it’ll be good, relatable reading material for me right now since I’ve been feeling like I’m not where I’m supposed to be at this point in my 20’s.
- My father-in-law took me and Chris out to a belated birthday lunch. Kind of awesome that it’s mid-June and people are still celebrating my birthday!
Five awesome links you should check out:
On her 28th birthday, Nicole wrote an open letter to her 18-year-old niece full of a lot of wisdom and insight Nicole wished she knew when she was 18. I wish I was given a letter like this when I was that age!
I’m a goal-oriented person, so of course I really enjoyed Joy’s post (and illustrations!) on the art of being a goal-getter.
Chantelle shared a slow cooker chocolate cake recipe and OH MY GOD I CAN’T WAIT TO MAKE THIS ON MY CHEAT DAY.
Ashlee put together an awesome blog post about her favorite baby items she discovered during her first year as a mother. I bookmarked this post because it will be a great resource for when I become a mother someday. And because I may or may not have a bad case of baby fever right now…
On the Adulting blog, Kelly advises how to gratiously deflect do-gooding solicitors. She also advises how to deflect when that person is your friend. Since I’ve been doing so much non-profit work this last year, I really appreciated these posts.
How was your week? What are your plans for the weekend?