Weekend Recap: Straight Chillin’

And just like that, it’s Monday! Well, actually as I write this it’s Sunday night and I’m watching the Vikings lose (YAY – sorry, friends. I’m a Packer fan … I can’t cheer for them!)


Friday

I decided to work from home on Friday hoping I’d get a bunch of work done … boy was I wrong. Basically I spent half the morning trying to get a hold of my boss and all of a sudden it was 1 pm and I still hadn’t gotten to work on my 2018 planning doc, which is the whole reason I needed to work from home. Thankfully I was able to put some time into it during the afternoon, but then I just got frustrated and ended up scheduling a meeting with a coworker on Monday to help me a bit. Being a team of one, especially when no one else on the team has a background in social media, can be quite difficult!

One fun thing about the day was going out to the ‘burbs to watch Ben play hockey and hang out with his dad. Nice end to the night! I can’t wait until I can WFH every day – I get so much more done and I’m in SUCH a better mood!

I did vlog my entire day, so if you’re interested, check it out here!

Saturday

I slept in until about 7:45 on Saturday before Ben went to work. I got up, hung out with Cora and slowly got ready. I met up with my friend Amanda for coffee/chat time around 11 and got home around 1. Once home, we didn’t move the rest of the day. Instead we started Psych (which I’ve never seen) and hung out with Cora. Ben did make me a mimosa at the end of the night, which was fun.

Weekend Recap: Straight Chillin'

Sunday

Sunday I slept a bit longer than usual, but it was MUCH needed. Ben got up much earlier than me to do some fantasy football and donut work stuff, so it was a pretty chill morning. We left around 11 to walk to Chipotle and then head on over to the theater to see Star Wars, which for someone that doesn’t really watch SW, I really enjoyed it.

After Star Wars, we stopped at Shake Shack to get a shake (#weddingdiet is going well…) before walking back to Ben’s car and going home. The rest of the day was spent watching football, cleaning and finishing up some work.

Weekend Recap: Straight Chillin'

P.S. who thinks I should get this dress for my engagement party? I really don’t want to spend $50 but I want to look and feel pretty, and currently none of my dresses that I own fit me.

Weekend Recap: Straight Chillin'


And that was my pretty boring weekend, which is exactly what we needed. I’m currently dealing with the Sunday blues, which have been coming around a lot more recently. We’ll be in Florida a week from today!

How was your weekend?

Also, I’m thinking about setting up a new website for myself in the next couple of months – this one seems outdated. Do you think I could use a refresh?

Weekend Recap: My Home Office

Good morning and happy Monday! I’m currently at work, though a lot of Chicago is off today for MLK Day. It currently looks like a snow globe outside and I’m not mad about it (except when I’m trying to walk in it … then I am!) Did you get today off?


Friday

Friday was a pretty slow day at work, but I finished writing up my first draft of my 2018 strategy and then did some work throughout the day. I was ready to leave by the end of the day, though! Definitely was feeling a little anti-social and just wanted to go home. Once home, we ate dinner and watched a little Netflix, before heading out to the ‘burbs to go to Ben’s hockey game. I did not want to go (the game was at 9:15, so we didn’t get home until after 11) but it was nice to chat with his dad and have some talking time with Ben. I talked his ear off about wedding colors. 🙃  But seriously, which color do you like? (Gold Sparkle or Eggplant?)

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Saturday

I slept for almost 10 hours on Friday night 🎉  so I woke up feeling amazing around 9:30. Ben was at work, so Cora and I spent the morning slowwwwwly waking up, watching HGTV and drinking some coffee. I left for Ben’s gym around noon to get in a workout with him.

After our workout, we spent the rest of the afternoon just hanging out and getting things done around the couch. My work holiday party was Saturday night, so we left around 7 pm and stayed until about 9:30 pm. It was a fun night, though I was so exhausted (somehow…) and just didn’t want to be out. #old I also have no pics from the night because I forgot my phone at home – that’s the first time I’ve done that!

Sunday

Sunday ended up being our most productive and best day of the weekend – at least to me! We got up *pretty* early (I had horrible nightmares the night before, so I was very tired) and got some stuff done around the house. We headed out to Costco at 10 to get a membership and go shopping for the first time! We didn’t do as much damage as I thought I would, but we did pick up a good chunk of stuff… took two hours, though!

Weekend Recap: My Home OfficeOnce home, Ben put together a little ottoman/storage unit thing we got at Costco for $25 (we need more seating/storage in our living area) and then set up a desk we ordered on Amazon. We don’t have a ton of space in our place and since I work from home occasionally and want to make that more of a regular thing, we decided we needed to make our closet (aka spare room) a makeshift office as well.

Ben finished the desk and then we headed out to Target quick to get a chair that Ben really liked (and a pillow for the chair that I really liked) plus a little tote to hold all of our wedding things we pick up here and there. Then I spent the rest of the evening setting up my little office, which I love! (sorry the pics are slightly crooked – our apartment is seriously at a huge slant …)

Weekend Recap: My Home Office Weekend Recap: My Home Office Weekend Recap: My Home OfficeWe did end up watching the last episode of Ozark before reading a little bit and then going to bed. I end up getting kinda gloomy around 7 pm on Sundays because I’m sad to go to work the next day. I really can’t wait until the end of this month when I can fully unplug from work for my birthday in Florida! Two more weeks. 🙂

Weekend Recap: My Home Office


How was your weekend?

Weekend Recap: The best weekend of January so far ;)

See what I did there with the title? 😉

How have y’all been? I’m sorry my blogging has been a bit all over the place lately, but things are about to change! In the meantime, back to a quick weekend recap since it seems to still be a popular read!


Friday

Friday was pretty low-key. I had a really hard time readjusting to work last week (even though I LITERALLY was in the office for two days) so I was absolutely wiped by the end of the day. I took the train home and immediately hopped on the couch. Quite honestly I’m pretty sure I didn’t move from there the whole night and Ben and I watched a few episodes of the Ozarks. He’s trying to get me into watching tv series on Netflix, but I’m just not a tv girl!

Saturday

Saturday I woke up with Ben, but definitely later than normal, before he went to work. Once he left, I got a few things done around the house with my little helper (AKA Cora) and got ready to grab lunch with my friend Amanda.

We went to a place called True Food Kitchen and I got a Gluten Free Spicy Curry. It was really good and loved the vibe, but HOLY OVERPRICED. Still really enjoyed the food, I just wish it wasn’t $20 for this small curry with just a couple shrimp… seems a bit much!

Weekend Recap: The best weekend of January so far ;) After lunch, we walked to Trader Joe’s so I could pick up some green dragon sauce that Ben and I have been out of for like, three months (blasphemy!), grabbed a quick coffee at Starbucks and headed to her apartment to chat. I left a little later to go meet up with Ben at the gym.

We were going to workout, but both of us weren’t feeling 100% and Cora had been in her kennel for awhile + we had a goal setting meeting set up. We hurried over to this cool little coffee place called Drop Shot Coffee and pushed out our personal and relationship goals for the year. This was Ben’s idea and I loved it. It’s nice to do personal goals obviously, but since we’re saving for a wedding and have goals as a family, it was so nice to sit down and decide what things are important to us this year.

Weekend Recap: The best weekend of January so far ;) Once we got home we cuddled up with Cora and spent the rest of the night just doing random things around the house before watching some more Netflix.

Sunday

I had been looking forward to Sunday all week! I went and met up with my BFF Saige at a coffee shop called Sawada Coffee (lots of new coffee shops this weekend!) before we headed out to meet Ben and her husband Joel at Duck Duck Goat for Dim Sum.

Weekend Recap: The best weekend of January so far ;) I unfortunately couldn’t eat most of the food #glutenfree but our server was amazing and helped me work through their GF menu to find something delicious. I ended up getting vegetable fried rice with shrimp and glass noodles – both were amazing and actually everyone else’s favorite dishes, even though they were the GF dishes!

After lunch we all split up and Ben and I headed home to Cora. I spent the rest of the day making a budget for the wedding and reaching out to the caterer and beverage people we’d like to work with. CAN WE PLEASE TALK ABOUT THE VENUE I’M LIKE, 100% SURE I’M GETTING.

Weekend Recap: The best weekend of January so far ;)
I also spent some time trying to get a few dates / find locations for our engagement party / my 30th birthday party for February. Ben got a bunch of work done and Cora … well, she just tried to lay in one of our laps at all times. 🤗

Weekend Recap: The best weekend of January so far ;)


That was my weekend! I woke up today SO TIRED, but ended up having some time to workout in the gym at work around 10 am which helped a little with endorphins but HOLY CRAP I’m starving. Trying to push off lunch as long as I can since I won’t be eating dinner until almost 7 pm. Maybe I’ll run to Target and grab a can of tuna HAHA.

How was your weekend?

Weekend Recap: A Netflix & Chill Type of New Year

Hi friends! Anyone else feel like the holidays literally turn them upside down and back around? Seriously, I keep forgetting today is Tuesday and I did NOT want to go to work today, especially with a -21 windchill. Thankfully I was able to finagle my way into two more days of work from home so I’m sitting on my couch in thermal pj pants and a huge blanket. Best way to come back to work, in my opinion!


Friday, December 29

Friday ended up being an incredibly relaxing day. I was supposed to get lunch with a friend, but she texted me that she was sick so all I had planned was a few phone calls with wedding planners. I ended up having three phone convos (really loved two of the girls!) but Ben and I are going to take a little breather on hiring vendors just yet and focus on the venue. Ben feels a bit rushed by me (oopsie) and wants to sit down and really hammer out our budget and what’s important to us. I think that’s a great idea, plus I do still have a few more wedding planner interviews over the next couple of weeks so at least I’ll have all the info!

Weekend Recap: A Netflix & Chill Type of New Year
Ben got home from work around 1 and I’m pretty sure the rest of the day was spent cuddling with Cora and watching Netflix. We really got into the show Mindhunter (which we finished this weekend!) and I highly recommend it!

Saturday, December 30

I woke up pretty early with Ben on Saturday because I was going to go work on wedding planning stuff plus my blog at a coffee shop while he was at work. I was planning to workout with him and since the temps have been so cold, there was NO way I was going to walk there so I figured I’d hang out at a coffee shop for two hours right by his gym. Unfortunately we woke up to a very goopy-eyed puppy and I had to take her out to the ‘burbs to check on her eye. 2 hours later + $155 appointment/meds/heartguard + $30 in gas, I got home. HA!

Weekend Recap: A Netflix & Chill Type of New Year
I had picked up Qdoba while out in the ‘burbs, so I ate that while waiting for Ben to come home. I started cooking a little bit and all of a sudden got SUPER nauseous and felt really sick so I ended up laying on the couch for the rest of the afternoon.

Weekend Recap: A Netflix & Chill Type of New YearBen’s friends came over later that night (thankfully I was feeling better at that point) and we hung out with them and their 4-month old baby for a few hours.

Sunday, December 31

The day started out pretty slow before I got into cooking a few things for the rest of the week. Ben’s cousin came over so they could talk “business” (they’re starting a donut shop!) while I cooked up some stuff. We ran off to Target quick to pick up a few things ..

lolllll

We hung around the rest of the day until we headed out to Saige’s house (my friend) for a Murder Mystery party!

Weekend Recap: A Netflix & Chill Type of New Year Weekend Recap: A Netflix & Chill Type of New Year Weekend Recap: A Netflix & Chill Type of New Year Weekend Recap: A Netflix & Chill Type of New YearIt was SO much fun, but she ended up making this yummy juicy drink that went down very easily and … well, like 6 glasses later, I was way more intoxicated than I had initially planned (since I had initially planned to only have one drink LOL).

Monday, January 1

Unfortunately most of Monday morning was nursing myself back to health. I have always gotten hungover quite easily, but especially when I rarely drink, I definitely can’t handle that much alcohol anymore! It ended up being okay, though, after I ordered myself my FAVORITE brunch item at Whisk to be delivered (AKA $40 since I had to meet a $20 minimum, so Ben got it too PLUS delivery, tip, tax, idiot…)

Weekend Recap: A Netflix & Chill Type of New Year
We spent the rest of the day watching Mindhunter and then starting Ozark. It was SO nice for the both of us to just have a fully chilled out day. It’s very rare and after traveling all over for Christmas, it was nice to completely turn off at just hang out watching some tv. We made a quick spaghetti dinner and then continued watching Ozark before getting ready for our week back at work.


How was your weekend? Do anything fun for NYE?

Weekend Recap: 2017 Christmas!

Happy … Wednesday! It’s Wednesday, right?

I’m just going to forwarn you that I don’t have a TON of photos because I was doing Vlogmas so I was more focused on getting videos. Speaking of videos, I’m pretty proud of myself for doing the FULL Vlogmas – 25 days of videos!

Sometimes it’s hard for me to keep going when I’m not getting the results I want, but I stuck to it. My thinking is when my channel DOES start growing, new subscribers will have more than 25 videos they can look through if they’d like.

Onto the weekend recap!


Friday, December 22

I had the day off on Friday 🎉  so I got up, hung out with Cora and got ready slowly – THE BEST. I headed over to a wedding venue (I know, it’s already starting …) called Salvage One. I didn’t love it at first (it’s very eclectic) but then I could see it all put together and really liked it! Plus, it’s near my place (sort of) so that’s nice, too. However, once they gave me the pricing (which was different rates than they gave me online …) and I saw it was almost $10,000 JUST.FOR.THE.VENUE. I was like, nope.

I bought myself a Starbucks on the way home which was glorious and then hung out with Cora. I made a Google Sheet doc with multiple tabs for the wedding already (duh – #plannerlife) and I already have a profile on The Knot set up, so I spent a little bit of time looking through some other venues. I actually have an appointment at my “favorite” venue (that I can tell from the website photos – and pricing) on January 3 and Ben’s coming with (it’s out in the ‘burbs so he needs to go with for that one!) so fingers crossed on that! Once the venue is booked, I can *chill* a little bit since our wedding won’t be until Summer of 2019, but venues go so quickly here so we’ve got to get that booked. Then onto the bridesmaid proposals because y’all KNOW I’m doing that.

P.S. Who here is interested in a Wedding Wednesday post or something, especially once planning gets into full force?

Weekend Recap: 2018 Christmas!
Ben and I watched a few shows on Netflix for the afternoon and then went to a surprise party for a friend of his later that night. I’ll be honest – I did not want to go (after sitting on the couch all afternoon) but it was fun once we got there!

Saturday, December 23

Saturday I got up with Ben when he went into work and hung out with Cora before getting to last minute packing.

Weekend Recap: 2018 Christmas!
We left for Green Bay around 1, dropped off Cora with my mom at my aunt’s and then headed to the Packer game! It was SO COLD. The game ended up being pretty boring (game-wise … we still had fun in the stands!), so we left at the end of the 3rd quarter to get the feeling back in our toes.

Weekend Recap: 2018 Christmas!
We drove up to my parents (about an hour north) and almost immediately went to bed.

Sunday, December 24

On Sunday we woke up and hung out with the fam. My sister got me an engagement present which she was too excited to wait all day to give me. All kinds of fun stuff – a bridal magazine, wine glasses, a ring holder, The Knot binder (I’m sooooo organized, y’all)… so much cool stuff!

Weekend Recap: 2018 Christmas!
This sparked the wedding chat and we started talking about stuff for awhile. My family is way too huge to invite down to my wedding in Chicago, so my family is probably going to throw an additional reception in my hometown later in the summer of 2019 for my family to come to.

Later that day, we made cookies and ate dinner before watching The Christmas Carol and opening gifts.

Weekend Recap: 2018 Christmas!This was our first year opening gifts on Christmas Eve but Ben and I had to leave early on Christmas to get to Illinois for his family Christmas and my sister had to work.

Monday, December 25

We woke up pretty early and my dad made us some french toast (gluten free for me!) before we set off for Illinois. After about a 4+ hour drive in a LOT of wind we made it to Ben’s parent’s house and hung out with his immediate family before heading to his aunt’s house for the rest of the night.

Weekend Recap: 2018 Christmas!We got home around 10 pm and all (Cora included) passed out immediately. Our first split holiday is complete!

Tuesday, December 26

Since I’m doing this post on Wednesday, I’ll throw in another day. I’m working (from home, thankfully) on Tuesday-Thursday before we’re off again on Friday. Thankfully so far it’s been pretty slow, so I was able to get some cleaning, laundry, etc. done during the day.

Weekend Recap: 2018 Christmas!Ben had to work so I spent the evening looking up wedding planners (mostly because they can get you really good deals on venues and helping with a budget wedding, so I’m interested in finding out a bit more. I have a call with one this Friday and then a in-person meeting with another in a couple of weeks. The holidays are really pushing back meetings, but that’s okay. I also spent the night looking up bridesmaid proposal ideas and wedding dress salons… and then deciding that I immediately need to start losing weight and working out again LOL.


Whew, what a LONG weekend! How was your Christmas and/or weekend?

Weekend Recap: Girls Madison Weekend

Oh, Mondays… why do you get here so quickly!

Also, if you’re interested, I’ve been participating in Vlogmas so I’m (trying) to put up a YouTube video every day until December 25. Today’s video is my November Favorites!


Friday

Weekend Recap: Girls Madison WeekendFriday ended up being the best day. ❤️  Much needed after a crazy work week. I ended up texting me boss in the AM telling him I was going to work-from-home because I was just brain dead. I worked all day with Cora in my lap and logged off immediately at 4:30. Ben ran and got us Thai food and we watched the second Lord of the Rings movie. Once that was over, Ben played one of his video games that I like to watch and then I fell asleep.

Friday’s Vlogmas:

Saturday

On Saturday I woke up, tried to start vlogging on my phone and my phone just shut down. NOT GOOD! I had to get to Madison to see my friend Lindsay and I couldn’t even get my damn phone to work! I was super stressed while I got ready for work while Ben tried to find another option for me. Finally I did some stupid update and it started to work. UGH Apple …

After a little commotion, I left about a half hour later than I had wanted, but set out on my way. I picked up Ben’s brother in the ‘burbs and dropped him off at UW Madison, then off to Lindsay’s I went. The trip too just over three hours and I finally got to see one my best friends that I haven’t seen in over a year!

Once I got to her place, we headed out to Cafe Hollander for brunch. I got a bloody mary and a quinoa skillet – the skillet wasn’t outstanding, but wasn’t bad either. Then a quick stop at Starbucks and we were on our way to Sun Prairie (right outside of Madison) to visit her boyfriend.

Weekend Recap: Girls Madison WeekendAfter visiting with him for a bit, we walked around all the cute little shops in SP before heading to Verona (another area right outside of Madison) to go to Toot & Kate’s for a glass of wine. Super cute, chill place if you’re ever in the Madison, Wis. area!

Weekend Recap: Girls Madison Weekend
We started getting pretty hungry and headed over to Biaggi’s for dinner. We shared a bottle of wine and I had a gluten-free pasta dish, but I did fall into temptation and had bread as an appetizer. My stomach was SO bloated afterwards… ugh. But it was so good!

Weekend Recap: Girls Madison Weekend

Weekend Recap: Girls Madison Weekend
We then headed over to DSW and World Market before calling it a night.

Saturday’s Vlogmas:

Sunday

We woke up pretty early with the dogs and spent the morning watching a few movies. Lindsay also made me an entirely GF breakfast that was SO good! I headed out around 1 pm, stopped at Qdoba to eat quick and then picked up Benjamin’s bro before heading back to the ‘burbs. I spent the rest of the evening hanging out with his family before heading back into the city.

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Sunday’s Vlogmas:


It was SUCH a fun weekend and I missed seeing Lindsay so much! After a stressful week at work, it was just what I needed. However I also need a weekend just to sleep – that’ll be this coming weekend! 🙃

How was your weekend?

Weekend Recap: CHRISTMAS TIME

Happy Monday! This week could be a struggle for me … I really only worked in the office one day last week and now I have a full week ahead of me. 😱  We’ll see how this goes!

We were up in Northern Wisconsin at my parents’ house for Thanksgiving. Ben, Cora and I headed back for Chicago around 11 am on Friday morning. It took us a good 5 hours (with stops and traffic) to get back home, so we listened to the podcast Serial (I’m so behind!)

Once home, we watched the first LOTR movie and hung out on the couch. We both weren’t feeling super hot and Cora was pooped from playing with my parents’ animals so early bedtime it was.

Weekend Recap: CHRISTMAS TIME
I slept in until almost 9:30 am on Saturday while Ben was off at work. Once up, I got a few things done around the house and did some work for my FT job. Unfortunately I don’t really get to be fully “off” on vacations and holidays, but at least I don’t have to go into the office. Ben got home around 11:30 and we both had some energy after being sick all week, so we cleaned the house, put up some pictures, and put up Christmas decorations!

Weekend Recap: CHRISTMAS TIMEWe ran out to Home Goods to get a big mirror FINALLY which was super exciting for me. I also picked up some Chipotle and frozen yogurt. The FY was almost $10 – what the heck, Chicago.

Once home, Ben played his video game the rest of the night and I bought a bunch of crap online #damnyousales. Seriously, I bought these leggings from Spanx, this dress from ShopHopes, these joggers from Athleta, this fluffy rug from Target, and the Content Planner. Whoops.

Weekend Recap: CHRISTMAS TIME
Sunday morning I woke up earlyish, had some coffee while cuddling with Cora and then started on some work for my client. After about an hour and a half of that, I started writing this blog (woo!) while Ben went off to get coffee with his cousin. I got dressed and had a very healthy breakfast of a gluten-free waffle with peanut butter and chocolate chips. 😉

Weekend Recap: CHRISTMAS TIME Weekend Recap: CHRISTMAS TIMEI met Ben over at Whisk for brunch around 12:30, but there was an HOUR AND A HALF wait so … eff that … and we took off to Lockdown Bar to try it out. I got a bloody mary (okay, two) and it was SO good … plus it was $5 which is unheard of in Chicago for a drink. I ended up getting nachos because it was all bar food and I’m trying to stay gluten free for the hashimotos stuff… so I got those.

Weekend Recap: CHRISTMAS TIME Weekend Recap: CHRISTMAS TIME Weekend Recap: CHRISTMAS TIME Weekend Recap: CHRISTMAS TIME Weekend Recap: CHRISTMAS TIMEOnce home, I took a nap(ish) on the couch for awhile while Ben worked.

Weekend Recap: CHRISTMAS TIME
I got in SUCH a bad mood – does this ever happen to you? Something about the impending doom of Monday (I make it sound so bad, I know it could be so much worse) and wanting takeout food, but knowing I shouldn’t spend anymore money. 😂  Either way, I tried not to let my bad mood ruin the rest of my Sunday, but just ended up going to bed early. Crappy end to my weekend!

How was your weekend?

Weekend Recap: Weddings & Puppies

Annnnnnd just like that, it’s Monday! Y’all have been hearing a lot from me lately, so I’ll *try* to keep this as short as possible. Speaking of that, if you’re interested in learning the story of how Ben and I met from BOTH of our perspectives, they’re linked below. 🙂

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3

And yes, I say both of our perspectives because Ben also wrote his POV throughout the whole thing!

On Friday after work, Ben and I headed over to Mindy’s Hot Chocolate for dinner and dessert to celebrate our anniversary a day early. Super cute place – would totally go back there for hot chocolate (I had the Mexican Hot Chocolate with cayenne pepper OMG) but the food was just okay.

Weekend Recap: Weddings & Puppies Weekend Recap: Weddings & Puppies Weekend Recap: Weddings & PuppiesWe spent the rest of the night watching a Rom-Com and falling asleep on the couch #typical

Weekend Recap: Weddings & Puppies
On Saturday (technically our one-year anniversary), Ben went in to train two clients while I got ready for a wedding. We picked up my friend Perry (to dogsit) and headed over to my friend Saige’s place. Saige, her husband Joel, Ben & I were all driving together up to Waukesha, Wis. for the wedding! I don’t have many pictures because I was being “in the moment” but it was a beautiful wedding full of love. Plus, I got to spend the day with my best friend!

Weekend Recap: Weddings & PuppiesThen Sunday rolled around. I slept in until about 9 before getting up and getting some cleaning/laundry done around the place. I took a quick trip to Target ($65 later – SERIOUSLY) and then came back just in time for Ben’s little sister and her boyfriend to show up. They hung out with us all day watching football and the boys played some video games. Cora literally slept ALL day because she was so pooped from running around with Nushi (Saige’s dog) all day on Saturday. Kinda nice. 😉

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We were supposed to head out to the ‘burbs for a hockey game, but when we looked at the traffic, it would’ve taken us an hour + to get out there, so Ben called it off and ended up working a bit. We listened to an episode of The Black Tapes podcast which I HIGHLY recommend, but I don’t think I can listen to it anymore. I’m already a chicken as it is + I hate the dark, so the last two nights we’ve listened to this and it’s taken me almost an hour to fall asleep.

Weekend Recap: Weddings & Puppies
And now it’s Monday! It’s supposed to be “warm-ish” today, but I’ll be inside all day. I’m planning to work from home the next two days, so that will be nice. Excited for a short week!

How was your weekend?

Weekend Recap: COFFEE IS BACK

Happy Monday! I’m feelin’ pretty great this Monday because I’m working from home. Granted I have a doctor appointment over lunch, but hey … I didn’t have to get ready for work this AM. Makes Monday a bit easier. OH and I’ve been drinking coffee since last week. 🤗

Weekend Recap
I also worked from home on Friday. I had to WFH in the morning because I had another doctor appointment (you’ll notice November is apparently the month of doctors … and bills). My boss suggested just working the whole day from home and I obviously wasn’t going to fight that … and neither was Cora.

Weekend Recap: COFFEE IS BACK
Ben and I took a late lunch break to Whisk and I got my favorite food – Buffalo Chicken Hash.

Weekend Recap: COFFEE IS BACK Weekend Recap: COFFEE IS BACKI ended up working late, but at least it was from my couch. The rest of the night we all just hung out as a fam and went to sleep – nothing crazy!

Saturday I slept in a bit when Ben went to work. Once I woke up, I played with Cora, watched some TV and tried to clean up the house a bit. I left around 10:30 to Target (I DROVE BY MYSELF IN THE CITY!) for an eye doctor appointment. After dropping $100 on contacts (after insurance) … I wandered Target. I literally went down almost every aisle. I haven’t been able to do that in Target in SO long. With that, I walked out with over $100 worth of stuff, ha.

Weekend Recap: COFFEE IS BACK Weekend Recap: COFFEE IS BACKThis was the best item, though …

Weekend Recap: COFFEE IS BACKBen came home after work quick before heading out to work with his cousin on their new business adventure. My mac was dead, so I hopped on the train to my office, grabbed my charger and then some Qdoba before heading back home.

Weekend Recap: COFFEE IS BACK
I found out that Harry Potter was on TV and that pretty much screwed the rest of my day. I can seriously watch HP at any time.

Weekend Recap: COFFEE IS BACK
Once Ben came home, we hung out for a little bit before his brother stopped by. We ran out quick to get some sushi (I barely had a roll since I had eaten Qdoba like three hours prior) and then I headed back home while they went to a concert. Cora and I just watched some more HP while I drank some wine (and snacked on ALL THE FOODS).

On Sunday, we got up pretty early (thanks to the time change!) and Ben started doing his fantasy footballs stuff. I walked over to Starbucks, got a coffee and sat down to do some client work for a little over an hour. I was listening to Christmas music (whoops…) and having a great time – I wish I could’ve kept going because I was so motivated, but Ben and I had plans to go see Thor.

Weekend Recap: COFFEE IS BACKI got home and we Ubered (is that a verb now?) downtown to Do-Rite Donuts for a chicken sandwich (I hadn’t eaten anything except the Starbucks coffee), then we walked the couple blocks to the movie theater. Thankfully we were sitting for the next two hours, because my toes were KILLING me.

Thor. Was. Amazing. ❤️  I love most Marvel movies, but Thor has a special place in my heart because, well, he’s beautiful AND Loki is one of my favorite characters of all time.

Once home, my motivation to do anything was pretty much shot, which means it wasn’t a super productive weekend. Basically Ben put on football and we watched, ate dinner and hung out with Cora. I also ended up snacking a bunch again and had two glasses of wine. The elimination diet I did really messed with my head when it comes to food – I feel hungry or like I need to eat all the time. I also spent some time setting up my new goal-setting/gratefulness journal so I’ll let you know how that’s going once I get into it! We also played some Aggravation, but Ben beat me so I don’t wanna talk about it. 😂

Weekend Recap: COFFEE IS BACK Weekend Recap: COFFEE IS BACKAnyways, that was my weekend! So thankful to be working from home today, even though I have a doctor’s appointment. It feels like an extension to my weekend PLUS I need to be productive because I have a few projects due for a client, a guest blog post and work, obviously.

How was your weekend? Are you happy/sad about the time change?

Weekend Recap: Puppysitting

I can’t believe it’s Monday already! 😱 I mean, seriously. Last week went by SO quickly for me beause I worked from home the whole week. Gosh, I wish I could WFH every day – I got so much done! But back to the grind it is … Uber’ed in this morning because:

1) I wasn’t at home so it would’ve taken forever to figure out which bus/train/walk to take

2) I didn’t sleep a wink last night

3) I still can’t walk! #brokentoesies

Hoping today goes by pretty quickly! I’ve got a call with my coach Amy tonight and then hopefully will be going to bed at like …7.

Weekend Recap
Friday I worked until 4:30, quickly packed a bag and then all three of us got in the car to go to my friend Saige’s new place in Chicago (!!!) to babysit her pup Nushi for the weekend. Her place is super nice and huge, so the dogs had fun all weekend running around in their lower level.

It took a bit for the two to get acclimated (Nushi is bigger than Cora and Cora is well … extremely submissive #AKAawimp) but they had a good time together. We played with them for awhile, Ben walked to Chipotle for himself (since I still can’t eat normal food #goingcrazy) and then we settled in to watch an episode or two of Stranger Things. Any other fans out there? LOVE IT.

Weekend Recap: Puppysitting
Anyways, Saturday we woke up early-ish, played with the pups and then Ben left for work. I was struggling while he was working since I can still barely walk, so having to take the pups out or even just find out where they were was a bit much at times. By the time Ben got back, I was so pooped from the pups that I did not want to do anything. Oh, and did I mention I was SO pissy that I still had to eat turkey and rice (that’s literally all I’ve had for breakfast, lunch and dinner for basically two straight weeks now) that I literally ate a small breakfast and then didn’t eat again until 7 pm because I was pouting? Oh, how fun. 😐 So instead of focusing on food, we watched the rest of Stranger Things up until the last episode before we had to leave for a birthday party for Ben’s client.

The party was beautiful and extravagant. Of course, again, I couldn’t eat or drink anything (…) but the place was awesome! We ended up leaving after the go-go dancers and male strip tease, though … a bit out of both of our comfort zones HA!

Once we got back to Saige’s, I ate a little more food and we settled in to watch the last episode of Stranger Things. Is it just me or was this season SO MUCH MORE INTENSE. Still loved it.

I didn’t sleep well again Saturday night, so Ben turned off his alarm and let me sleep until 9ish, though I still felt groggy and tired all day Sunday. He left for coffee with his cousin for a few hours, I prepped some food for the week (aka turkey and rice on Saige’s stove so I could take it with me to work …) and hung out with the pups. He came home a few hours later and did his football “stuff” while I did an invoice for a client/hung out on the couch. We left in the early evening to run to the ‘burbs quick for Ben to play hockey (they won!) before coming back to Saige’s.

Weekend Recap: Puppysitting
Unfortunately Ben had to work super early on Monday and with Cora/being far from our place and work, he decided it was best if he and Cora went home for the night and I stayed at Saige’s with Nushi. I tried not to be a baby, but I cried as soon as he left. Is anyone as much of a baby as I am? I’m almost 30, but I still hate staying in new places I don’t know by myself. Small hotel rooms are one thing because I can literally turn on all of the lights (which I did when I traveled all the time haha) but a big house with lots of windows and sounds I don’t know? I was so anxious the whole night, hence not sleeping.

So that was my weekend! Pretty uneventful, apart from pup madness and Stranger Things. I think this week is going to be a struggle for me getting back into the swing of working at the office all week, plus we’re getting an intern on Wednesday (and I really have no idea what work I’m going to give to an intern …) so it’ll be interesting. We did reintroduce a few foods into my diet this weekend, but I’m feeling pretty flustered with the whole elimination diet – I really feel that it’s told me nothing. Is it bad that I’m already look forward to this weekend? I’ve really gotta find a way NOT to just live for the weekend – I’m going to wish away my whole life!

Weekend Recap: Puppysitting
How was your weekend?