Monthly Archives: June 2013

High Five For Friday: Anniversary Edition

We celebrated our 2nd anniversary last Saturday with a day of fun! Family picture at a local park. Family picnic at the park. Getting ready to go swimming at the dog park! Anniversary dinner at 801 Chophouse.  They even typed Happy Anniversary!  on our menus!  So cute. A delicious carrot cake. The shellfish platter for an appetizer.  First time trying mussels, clams, and oysters!  Not sure I’m a fan! Happy Friday!  After a ridiculous week at work, I am READY for the weekend! linking up with lauren



Working Out Over Lunch 1

Earlier this year, my husband and I cancelled our gym membership and created a small home gym in our basement instead.  It’s convenient, but I still hate coming home after a long day and working out in the basement (or getting up at 5:30 am like my husband – gross!). Enter our gym at work.  It makes life sooooooo much easier.  Plus, it’s got all the equipment I need AND it’s free.  Score. So, I started working out in our office gym over lunch about 2 1/2 months ago.  I’m only in the office 2-3 days a week (I work from home half the time), but every day that I’m in the office, I make sure to get to the gym over lunch.  Some days […]

The $5 Garage Sale Mirror 4

Remember when I scored this $5 mirror from a garage sale a couple weeks ago? After your suggestions, I ended up going with a darker color.  I used Polyshades in Satin Black (it’s like an oil-based stain, but in actual colors, instead of wood tones).  I did a light sanding all over and then applied 3 coats of Polyshades.  It was SO messy (since it was oil-based) and I vowed to never use oil-based products ever again! I added it over one of the beds in one of our guest rooms.  It fills up the empty wall so perfectly! The wreath was a thrift store find for a buck.  And the little white beaded stick things (no idea of the name??), were a quarter each […]



High Five for Friday!

  My runs over the past week and a half.  I’m still slow.  Much slower than last summer.  But happy that I’ve been able to run 3x per week for several months. My little lady enjoying time on the deck with her goose. Shaved. Brussels. Sprouts.  Nuff’ said. My husband thought it’d be a good idea to get a tequila flight on a Tuesday night to celebrate our anniversary. His and her’s gelato.  Berry + lemon = the best.  Isn’t it cute that our spoons match our wedding colors (green + pink) and we got gelato ON our anniversary?!  #easilyamused Happy Friday! linking up with Lauren

2 Years. 7

Today is our 2nd wedding anniversary!  I can’t believe it’s been 2 years.  Some days it seems like it’s been a lot longer and other days it feels like our wedding was just yesterday. I know everyone says the first year of marriage is the hardest, but I have to disagree with that.  We lived together for 2 years prior to getting married, so we had already gotten past the learning-to-live-together fights.  So the first year was easy-peasy for us. The 2nd year of marriage was definitely harder for us!  We added a house, a new job, and a dog within the past 15 months, so a lot has changed.  With change comes more responsibility and less time for each other.  I know a LOT […]