This Week...

It's Friday! Woot woot!

I'm happy!

I'm excited!


Last weekend was a lot of fun but ended up being a little crazy for Shaun and me, so I'm pretty psyched to have downtime this coming weekend. Not to mention that I am leaving for Las Vegas on Monday for 5 days (!) and won't get to see him that whole week. Dislike! So lots of hanging out time will commence immediately.


In other news this week... was hot. And sweaty. Luckily I think the heat broke last night because I don't think I could take another moment of the thick city air. I'm fairly certain that you could have fried an egg on the sidewalk yesterday afternoon.

...We started watching Big Love. I've heard soooo much about this show and I practically had to beg {and by beg, I mean threaten to stop cooking for} Shaun to give it a try with me. He liked. I liked. I'm excited to keep the party going, even if the concept is a bit unsettling to me.



...I was forced to watch the NBA finals. Dislike. Basketball is just one sport that I cannot get into. Give me football or give me nothing.


...I made something new. And I can't tell if I like it or hate it. I'm on the fence. It's cherry-banana soft serve. I had it all planned out in my head that I would whip it up like it's my job and then regale you all with tales of its ease, deliciousness and healthfulness. But I can't. Because I just don't know if it's really good. Or really bad. I'll think about it and get back to you.

...Regarding the above, I also realized that I despise my real blender! It's just...not good.

I will once again declare my love for the immersion blender. Works every time.

...I realized that I've completely neglected the Book Club page lately. I promise to get back on the horse. Speaking of those 4-legged friends, I'm reading Halfbroke Horses by Jeannette Walls. I recently read her first book The Glass Castle and I couldn't put it down. I don't think I'm there yet with this one. I'll keep you posted.

...I got myself to the gym and started seriously upping the free weights I use to strength train. If you have any good workouts, please send them my way. Pretty please? I'm not afraid of squats, lunges or weights. Planks, on the other hand, terrify me. Slightly.

...Speaking of upping my workouts, I enjoyed a serious slice of cake following my sister's law school graduation. I kind of wish that I brought another slice home for me...but I didn't. I think my waistline is happy about that though. Touche.


...I started pinning my life away on Pinterest. Like. If you want to follow me, click here.


...I ate what might be the best black & white cookie of all time. Ok, I didn't devour the entire thing on my own. My mom helped me. And this was worth every, single bite.

All in all...a pretty decent week, no?

While we're talking about this week, we might as well touch on next week too! Though I'm leaving for Vegas on Monday morning, blogging will continue as normal. In fact, I'm going to give you some great tips for packing/planning what to bring on a work trip to Sin City (for a fun yet totally profesh look), some more recipes and a rockin' giveaway for all of you animal lovers, sponsored by my cousin, Alyson. Stay tuned!

So what did you do this week? What are you loving? What are you watching/reading/listening to? Share some fun things with me, please :)