This week was a complete and total blur…in the best way possible.
It has been a minute since my last Love You, post and I really miss these little catch ups. The last couple weeks have been super busy around our neck of the woods. I have been added a few extra things to my plate and I am trying to figure out how to juggle ALL OF THE THINGS. It’s been fun and exciting to challenge myself and I am looking forward to see all the good that comes along with these changes.
This week has been filled with lots of high highs and a few lows and for all of you that need it this week, I am sending you a little extra love.
This week I tried Tracy Anderson with Amy and Mackenzie (I am still sore 3 days later!), watched the election results with friends, spent time with my mother-in law, and tried a new restaurant in town that may be a new favorite. This weekend we will be running lots of errands to get ready for our first trip to the mountains next week (even if there is no snow yet), finishing my gift guide and shooting a few special holiday projects. This is the first week the weather has been under 80 in Dallas, so I might even try to convince Patrick to make a fire. :)
So last week was all about rain and this week was sunshine and 90 degrees. I am happy as a clam and ready to hit the pool this weekend.
This was a big week for me. It may sound silly, but I finally hit a goal I set for myself after blogging for six years. You would think a girl could get it together by now, but this was finally the week I hit publish 5 days in a row. I am giggling to myself while I write this because it seems trivial in the larger picture. However, for the last five years I have put this goal on paper and never accomplished it, that is until now. :)
I don’t know if it is just me getting older or settling into married life in Dallas, but people have been commenting on my positive outlook on life lately. I haven’t put my finger on it, but I have been SO happy lately.
There are a few things I credit this overwhelming joy with:
1. Eating right. After completing the Whole30 last month, I have continued to eat whole, fresh foods and completely cut out dairy and gluten from my diet. This is coming from the girl who always asked for another bread basket at a restaurant. My mind has been clear, I have more energy and my skin has never felt better. If you have any questions about the Whole30 program, I am no expert but I would love to help!
2. Work/Life Balance. I have never been great at this, but I credit my newfound balance to great friends with healthy lifestyles (minus our love for rosé). I have been living more and working the same amount, but for some reason, the work feels more enjoyable. I also have to credit my happiness to working out 5 times a week. My friend and trainer, Michelle, has really changed my view on fitness. She pushes me to be stronger both mentally and physically everyday.
3. Unplugging at night. This was a goal I set for myself at the new year in efforts to be more present. We are all guilty of getting wrapped up in the Instagram/Facebook game and spend a ridiculous amount of time sitting on our phones. In effort to live in the moment and enjoy life, I have been putting my phone on the charger when the hubs gets home from work and leave it there until the morning. I wish I could say this happened everyday, but I have been actively working on this.
While these are the factors I have recently noticed that have been increasing my happiness, my amazing husband and family are always the constants. So, I am going to embrace my positive outlook on life and only hope I can bring a little joy to your life too!
So, TGIF and let the good times roll!
xox- a dash of details
The past two weeks have been one for the books.
I start every morning with a song and a cup of coffee. Each song sets the tone for the day and that good feeling that today is going to be a great day.
Today’s song: Make You Mine by Us The Duo
I am not sure if you have noticed, but I feel like I am getting back into my groove after a crazy summer and beginning of fall. To be honest, I have been pretty sick for the majority of September and October. But no one really wants to read about the bad stuff, and honestly I never like to share. So, today I woke up for the first time feeling back to normal and healthy and I am back with my favorite post of the week, Love You, Friday. If you are not familiar, I have been writing these posts since the early days of this blog. It is a time for me to share the good, bad and great things that happened the prior week and upcoming weekend.
This week, the Royals won the World Series and the city of Kansas City all came together in such a special way. See all of the amazing pictures here. All of my old co-workers got to enjoy all of their hard work becoming a reality.
I am finally been able to get back into a good workout routine, thanks to StudioHop.
If you are in Dallas, there are lots of new store openings at Highland Park Village. The Alice and Olivia store is darling, Celiné (is going to be very dangerous) and a particular favorite, the Royal Blue Grocery.
I am finally getting on top of the holidays this year. I placed our order for Holiday cards last week from Shutterfly and absolutely love how they turned out! Now it’s onto the gifts….
Today we are headed to the ranch for some major R&R with family. I am sure I will be cozied up by the fire with a glass of red wine, new magazines and a soft blanket all weekend. Lazy fall weekends are my absolute favorite.
What do you have planned for this weekend?
xox- a dash of details