monday musings | 116

>> Last week/end got a little cray and by the time Sunday night rolled around I was completely uninterested in opening up my computer to write…so let’s catch up. 
>> First of all, in the last few days of March it managed to snow here in CT TWICE! It was insane. We went to dinner with friends at Briq and it had already been snowing all day and was STILL snowing when we walked out. 
>> Luckily Sunday shaped up because I had a date with my mom and mother-in-law in the city to see the new spring Rockettes show. It was SO good and we had such a great time catching up over brunch. The weather was decent (sunny!) so I was thrilled to be getting some fresh air.
>> Also fun story, C and I won a dinner at the Yale Internship Fund auction last year to have dinner with Jeffrey Garten (yes, Ina’s husband!!) at Union League. We finally got a date on the books and enjoyed such a great meal with him. He’s really as cute as he is on TV and very down to earth. C is a TA for one of his classes as well.
>> We did a bit of driving this weekend (down to Baltimore and Charlottesville) so I downloaded Tina Fey’s audio book Bossypants (from the library!) for the car and REALLY enjoyed it. The fact that she reads the book totally makes it. I’ve heard that Amy Poeller’s new book is great in audio format as well since she’s also the reader.
>> This sweater from GAP is everything. I want it in every color. It has the perfect oversized fit and it’s super soft. I love how cozy yet springy it is. I got the pink color but they are such a great price right now that I may need to scoop up another.
>> I would have never picked out these colors on their own but I couldn’t resist this Bite duo at the Sephora check out. Turns out, they are both the perfect nude on me (fig/date) and for only $12 it’s a steal. Have you ever finished an entire lip product anyway??
>> Lots of car time also means lots of time for me to catch up on some podcasts. I discovered this blog from Jessica Murnane’s podcast and it’s just stunning. Great food photography gets me every time.
>> I have not been to the grocery store in like three weeks but I’m resolving to fix that by going and grabbing some essentials tonight. I’m thinking about resurrecting some tried and true recipes and maybe even a mason jar salad to get us through this week.
>> I’ve been super into simplifying and minimizing (I typed out minimalizing and then realized that was wrong…). Basically, I’m coming to terms with throwing things out and letting go. I sent a whole box of clothes that I haven’t worn in 2 years to Twice and I’m pumped to see how much money I get. I’m also resolving to not let my blog reader fill up. I’m going to clear all unread posts each month. Yes, I may miss something but I’ll feel a lot less overwhelmed.
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