Book Club -- Book 1

Monday, February 20, 2017

Me and two gal pals started a little book club for 2017.
Our concept ::  read a new book & meet up once every other month.
We will be working through new (to -us) restaurants/breweries/coffee shops & a list of books.

Book 1 -- scrappy little nobody 
Location -- Nixta

The book -- I'm part-way through the book and do find Anna's writing style comical. This type of book (biographies & memoirs) are typically not my favorite and they are never quick reads for me, so it's certainly slow going on my end.
The location --We enjoyed the atmosphere & food/drinks at Nixta, I will say the prices are a bit steeper than we like to pay ($12 for one taco), so it's likely not a place I will re-visit, but it was worth seeing. We will re-cap the book next month at a new location and while there pick the next book.

Sunday Sayings - Happiness

Saturday Shopping - Florals

Saturday, February 18, 2017

I'm in the moods for pops of color and FLORALS lately.

Friday Best

Friday, February 17, 2017

I hope you all had a lovely week full of sweets and smiles. Today's highlight - 70 degree weather & company coming over (slash a sleepover) in prep for our early flight tomorrow. Tomorrow we head to Denver for a few days. Danny got asked to be a Godfather for one of his cousin's sons, so we are heading out for the baptism and working in some ski time. Looking forward to it!

The best of this week includes iced coffee, items I'm packing for the trip & fun links around the web >>

Best new sip
I was intrigued by this brand when I saw it next to the Starbucks iced coffee I typically snag. They were out of my Starbucks this week, so I opted for the Stok, I'm a big fan of this unsweet one. Same price (about $4.99) as the Starbucks. Oh & this print is new too! I love their simple offerings. I think I'll get something like this for my living room- I may go with the "Be Present offering instead, not sure yet.

Best show with new episodes
The Mindy Project is streaming again on hulu. Yesss!

Best Galentine's giftable 
Trader Joe's got me hook, line and sinker... I popped in for two ingredients and then saw these single roses in gorgeous shades for 99 cents each, I couldn't pass them up. I snagged one for each of the ladies in our office while on my lunch break on Valentine's Day & they were a big hit. I naturally grabbed one for myself too.

Best reads around the web this week 
- Glitter Guide knocked it out of the park with their Galentine's bash / Loved this post of Caycee's outfits and I ended up buying this top because it was on sale for $20 / I just discovered the @ohheyhome IG feed and loveee Julie's home style / I couldn't stop smiling at this fun balloon IG video / Cait's advice on what 28 taught her is perfect and something I am working on too / I love the message in Sara's post / Adorable = Thomas Rhett's baby announcement/

Best weekly finds - Packing for CO edition

Homeowning Musings - In numbers

Thursday, February 16, 2017

My last homeowning musings post was back in May, so i wanted to pop in and share another, but do it in numbers, like this Life Lately.

565 :: approx days I have owned my home
2 :: number of "junk" rooms left to be organized - one upstairs / one in basement
0 :: times I have cleaned my gutters
2 :: number of light fixtures I want to replace
4 :: pillows I want to switch out on my couch 
1 :: new (clearance) pillow purchased for couch
6 :: curtain rods up
0 :: number of times I've used my basement bathroom
4 :: dining room chairs I want to replace
2 :: lamps assembled recently
3 :: new shelves hung
8  :: total items I've hung on the walls
2 :: number of wooden full length mirrors I have in my home (love!)
1 :: guest room corner styled (and complete!) - above

Add some greenery to your home

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

One of my February 5 to try ideas was to add some new greenery to your home. I took my own advice and bought a string of pearls plant, air plants & two majestic palms (on clearance!!). Also, my co-worker just potted some cuttings of a few of his plants for me. Lots of new green things!
I loved this infographic so much that I had to share. The blog post is very in-depth and helpful for anyone looking for the right plant(s) for their space.

Weekend Vibes - Valentine's Edition

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Happy Valentine's Day!
I love this image of the rose section at Wal-Mart I snapped, I was rather surprised with the fun color options & variety they had there. This past weekend was one full of good vibes and low-key plans.
A few highlights & pictures below --

+ 1/2 day at work Friday for a celebration held at Seamus McDaniel's in Dogtown
+ Caught up on shows (Nashville + This is Us) that night and had an early bedtime
+ Productive Saturday morning doing household tasks with the windows open, sunshine pouring in and Jon Pardi Pandora playing.
+ Styling my guest room & growler wall
+ New (clearance) houseplants - Majestic Palms
+ My new book, Grace not Perfection, arrived
+ Early Valentine's date night- Mark Twain Brewing Co
+ 4-wheel riding on Danny's farm & meeting their first new calf of 2017. I named him Ellis, Danny didn't approve, but I think it'll stick.
+ Sunday spent with family - catching up, baking Valentine's cupcakes, and bbq-ing dinner
+ My mom passed along a new book to me, she says it's a must-read - Resisting Happiness
+ Watching some of the Grammy's- Bruno, swoon.

Valentine Themed Pictures 

I brought some of these cupcakes to work along with heart wacky straws to keep things festive in the office. Tonight Danny and I will be keeping it low-key- cooking new recipes together (beef stir fry & goat cheese wontons), enjoying a sweet treat, and watching a movie. I made a fun playlist of some of our favorite songs for us to listen to while we sip cocktails and cook. Looking forward to it!
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