Live Well: Happy Weekend


Happy Friday, friends.

I considered doing an outfit post today, considered writing about The Goldfinch. But then I realized that it's been a long week, and I just want to relax. So I'm going to leave you with a picture of the roses we had as our centerpiece last week, next to our currently-in-progress chess game. Because what says "it's the weekend" more than chess?

A few highlights from the week:

Television. After having it repeatedly recommended to me, my husband and I finally started watching Brooklyn 99! And now I have no idea why it took us so long. If you're not an Andy Samberg fan, stay away, but those of you who (like me) are OBSESSED with The Lonely Island - jump right in.

Haircuts. I finally got my hair cut yesterday and it feels SO GOOD. Pictures to come next week!

Anniversaries. This week marks my one-year anniversary working at shopkick, which is pretty special.

It also marks the three-year anniversary of when my husband and I apartment hunted in San Francisco for the first time and ended up finding the place we now call home. How do you remember that was three years ago, you ask? Well, three years ago we drove up to San Francisco from Stanford on a Thursday evening and looked at an apartment on Chestnut Street, in our current neighborhood. After we looked at the apartment, we strolled down Chestnut (which has a bunch of restaurants and bars) to find a place for dinner. As we were walking down, I was struck by how many people were eating at Mexican restaurants. Every Mexican restaurant was literally packed to the gills, spilling out onto the sidewalks. To be honest, I was encouraged by how popular Mexican food appeared to be - it made it seem like San Francisco wouldn't be that different from Texas after all. It was only a few days later that I realized we had looked at that apartment on CINCO DE MAYO...explaining the neighborhood's obsession with Mexican food. At least it made for a memorable evening.


Enjoy your weekend, friends. This is my husband's and my last weekend doing the Whole30 - we'll hopefully make it count!

Live Well: It's Almost My Birthday, And I Will Cry If I Want To

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I had this great idea for today's post. I was going to do a wishlist of 25 items, because as of today we are officially 25 days away from my 25th birthday, which will occur on November 25th. Such a clever idea, right? Right.

Unfortunately, that post is just not happening. Not happening today, at least. At this moment I'm kind of feeling like this week pinned me down and punched me in the face. So today you're getting a pretty picture of a birthday cake! And on Monday you'll be getting the 25 items that I hope to get for my birthday (or Christmas!).

See you back here on Monday - in the meantime, let the countdown to my mid-twenties begin! And have a great weekend. Mine's going to include a Cards Against Humanity party. Are you jealous? You should be :)

Eat Well: Gone Glamping

Collage 2You read that right - I am currently out "glamping" with shopkick in celebration of the company's fourth birthday (so cool, right?). As a result, you guys are being treated to shots from my life recently. Of course, I didn't realize that 99% of the shots of my life lately are of food...sorry I'm not sorry?

P.S. - Did you see me featured on Kendra Scott jewlery's Facebook page this week? I'm now also in their Blogger Fans section of their website...go check it out!

Happy Friday - have a great weekend!