Hey guys! It’s been a while since we’ve had a little chat. I can think of no better way to share my favorite things then over a good weekend breakfast (eggs, turkey bacon, and a whole grain bagel with light cream cheese).
So pour yourself a cup of coffee or hot chocolate, make your favorite breakfast, and let’s chat!
First, I’ll catch you up on what’s been going on in my life lately. Unfortunately, I’ve been really slacking in the fitness department! I’m usually really good about leaving work and heading to the gym, but I’ve been so busy and my focus has been on getting as many things done as possible. It’s been tough and I know I need to get back into my groove; working out is a great stress reliever and helps me stay focused. That being said, I also try to remember that I can’t be perfect. None of us are! It’s all a balancing act.
Truly my biggest challenge is realizing that I cannot do it all. But hey, being ambitious is kind of my nature. Yet I often forget what I’ve accomplished thus far and what I’m striving for. It’s easy to get lost in the big world, too! However I wanted to say thank you for allowing me to vent and be honest in this space. It means so much to me! I love your emails, comments and fun notes – they make my days better.
This weekend I’m going to ease back into yoga and sculpting. Perhaps I’ll try and run around the lake if it isn’t too chilly! Fingers crossed. I’m also planning on doing an iPhone photo dump soon, so watch for that.
Weekend Link Love
I know it’s been a while since I’ve done my weekend link love or favorites, but I want to try and make this a regular thing again.
Here are 10 of my favorite bites, styles, articles, and inspiration from the past week:
- THANKSGIVING EATS: this salad belongs on your Thanksgiving table.
- GLUTEN FREE TREAT: flourless brownies cookies. SAY WHAT?
- GET GLAM: one of my favorite style blogs.
- BREAKFAST LOVE: a bowl of oatmeal I would eat every day. forever.
- A GOOD READ: my best friend sent me this article and I fell in love with it.
- WORDS: remember this.
- BREAD LOVE: biscuits made with greek yogurt. Oh em gee!
- HEALTHY BITE: flourless & full of peanut butter.
- POLISHED: gorgeous holiday color.
- PIN LOVE: I’ve got a fun Thankgiving board full of recipes.
Have a wonderful weekend! xoxo
Naturally sweetened banana bread made with whole wheat flour and oatmeal. Perfect for a healthy breakfast or snack!
I’m absolutely one of those people who believe that everything happens for a reason.
That tragedy is followed by opportunity and growth. That difficult times will eventually be followed by lovely moments. But I’m also the type of person who loves to plan, think ahead, or heck, just think about everything. My to-do lists are endless. My goals keep getting bigger.
But, I’ve also found that sometimes you have to live in the moment. Enjoy little moments with people who matter to you. Appreciate the messes, forget imperfections, and embrace the present. Still with me?
Remember last week when I told you about my vacation? Well it was the best! I went to the apple orchard, on long fall drives, baked apple crisp, coconut cookies, turkey meatballs, and more. We watched movies, drank wine, and laughed like nothing else mattered. In fact, we even went to the diner and ate pancakes at 2am on a Sunday. Sometimes you just need those moments; that little bit of time with someone special.
Other times you just need banana bread. That sweet aroma to fill your house and create a comforting atmosphere.
It’s obvious I’m in love with banana baked goods. Have you checked out my recipe index lately? It’s full of healthy banana breads.
One of my best friends is moving to Washington this weekend so this shout out is just for her: I’ll miss you Laura. I’ll miss Tibet Kitchen, our Rojo dinner dates, and even hard boiled egg whites. By the way, I’m so proud of you.
Can’t wait to visit!
We recently had a team meeting and had this for apps. It was nothing short of delicious.
During our meeting we made homemade pasta, grilled chicken, salads, and lemon olive oil cakes. I was FULL to say the least.
Have you tried this stuff? My favorite granola is usually honey and oats or ANYTHING pumpkin flavored.
Isn’t it obvious I love pumpkin from the bottom of my heart?
Hope you guys had a wonderful weekend! I was in San Francisco last week at YouTube/Google for work and enjoyed some pretty delicious food and fun.
Best of all before I left for my trip, my latest Stitch Fix came in the mail. It feels likes Christmas every time I get a package! This time I kept 3 out of the 5 items they sent. You can read about why I love Stitch Fix so much here.
I was getting excited for Fall so I requested classic sweaters and told them to head to my Pinterest style board for inspiration on what types of pieces to send. I recieved a short black sweater (pictured above), and paired it with a bright, bold teal necklace that came in one of my previous fixes. Cute, huh?