>> We’ve been traveling a lot of work lately which has been made exponentially more difficult with the dog. Luckily, we take her to a great place for camp during the day but if someone can’t pick her up by 5:30 then we have to make other arrangements. It’s been stressful and exhausting but it’s probably a good preview for years to come. I also got some great advice from a friend who said “you can make anything easier by throwing a little money at the problem”. Which is exactly what we did and it was so worth it.
>> I’m in serious clean out mode around clothes, makeup, etc. I sold a whole bunch of gently used makeup on Glambot and made a decent amount of money considering I would have just thrown it away. I’ve sent in two bags to thredUP but I’m still waiting to hear what the payout will be. I’m on a serious mission to own less but higher quality. Anyone know where to get HIGH quality long-sleeve t-shirts that won’t shrink?
>> I’ve been loving the gym that we joined shortly after moving here. It’s right next to C’s office which makes it super easy since we share a car. I’ve been particularly enjoying the Barre classes and after chatting with the Group Ex director, I decided I’d pursue becoming an instructor! Last weekend, I completed my Barre Certification and will start instructing classes at the gym soon!
>> I just got on Snapchat and I don’t really get it. I like the idea of having 24 hour “stories” but how do I remember to download them after each 24 hour period?? Please someone help me!
>> You may have guessed this already but the half marathon did not happen. Instead, I ran the 5k with my mother-in-law and had a blast. It was her first ever race and she ran the whole thing! I’m so proud of her and really enjoyed getting to share that experience. C, on the other hand, killed the half and now has his sights set on 26.2!
>> C and I picked up new iPhone’s this weekend and when I got home, I was testing out the new features and some things weren’t working. That’s when I realized they had set me up with an iPhone 6 not 6 s. They happily made the exchange in the store but without the phone in stock, they had to give me my old phone back in the meantime. #firstworldproblems
>> Haven is almost 5 months old now and she’s such a great puppy. She’s really doing well with her training and usually sleeps until about 6:30/7am. We hadn’t been letting her on the couch until all of a sudden she figured out how to get up and it was so cute, I couldn’t push her off. So Haven 1, Couch 0.
>> I normally don’t talk much about work around here but I did want to mention that I accepted a role on Teach For America’s national team which I’m thrilled about. I will continue working from home which is awesome and I’m really excited about staying with the organization.
|At least I’m wearing workout clothes…just not actually working out.|
|Haven // our new spring spaniel pup|
>> The Lively Show // Ep 85: Alisa Vitti from Flo Living
I’ve loved her podcast for awhile now but this episode was especially interesting. I’m already looking forward to reading Woman Code because it hits on a lot of stuff I’m wondering about right now. Basically, Alisa talks about how our hormones control and effect a lot more than we think. When we’re not nurturing them, our bodies get all out of wack (aka PMS, acne, weight gain/loss, mood swings, etc). It’s really eye opening.
>> Wellness Wonderland // Ep 72: Lucy Bourchier from The Brave Exchange
Katie is a really cool host and I feel like we’re friends. Her interview with Lucy not only inspired me but also introduced me to another podcast host which is really exciting.
I know I’m about 5 years late to this but I’m loving this show. After being sick the last two days (and without cable), I was desperate for some quality TV. All 6 seasons are free to watch with Amazon Prime Instant–score!–so I dialed it up and breezed through about eight episodes. It’s like Suits and Law & Order mixed together if I had to describe it.
>> Bradstreet Gate
Randomly picked up this book when it came in my mailbox from Blogging for books. It was entertaining I suppose but the ending was super disappointing. The characters were somewhat frustrating as well. Overall, it was just meh.
>> How to Raise the Perfect Dog
Spoiler alert: we’re getting a puppy on Friday! We read/listened to this on Audible during our move and really liked it. We ended up purchasing a hard copy as well because it’s a good reference book especially for first time dog owners.
>> Matthew Mayfield // Wild Eyes
I don’t remember how I discovered this artist but it was awhile ago…probably 5 years ago. I listened to his old albums on repeat on Spotify and really enjoyed them. His new album, Wild Eyes, is really good and it’s been on constant rotation lately. It’s kind of moody but easy to listen to…he’s also definitely not ugly…
>> Mumford & Sons // Wilder Mind
I thought the band broke up and was totally devastated but alas, a new album and all is well in the music world. I LOVE this album mostly because it’s different but still totally sounds like them. Just love.