It is officially fall, and the trend I’m seeing everywhere is black & white. While I admire the typical sleek black & white styles out there, I’m all about comfort and knew there had to be a way to make this trend work for what I’m yearning for this fall. Here are some of my favorite fun and cozy picks for your wardrobe, or your home.
This weekend was pure bliss. After my first week in a new office and B being gone in San Francisco all week, we both really needed a relaxing weekend at home, a break from all the trips and travel, before they start back up again next weekend.
Friday night we went to dinner at Garlic Brother’s on the delta in Stockton. A friend used to work there, and we had never been. We were pleasantly surprised by THE BEST GARLIC BREAD WE’VE EVER HAD. Chunks of garlic, perfectly crispy & soft. Oh man, still dreaming about it. Saturday & Sunday were spent hanging at the apartment, watching some football, reading magazines and watching the Avengers. We also finished our little DIY project…photos later :)
Check back in this week for a fashion trend I’m loving, a fabulous travel destination, and more!
|Breaking blog rules about photos matching column width. Oh well. (Credit.)|
Friday! This has been the longest week…anyone else feel that way? I finally was able to start working in our company’s new office (the one I was hired to work in) after 5 weeks of a long commute and working from home for a while. Its so nice to have my own desk finally!
So, I had a really cool project I started on this week but its not finished (oops) so we’ll unveil that one next week. I’m looking forward to a dinner out with B tonight, as he’s been in SF for work all week. I’ll be happy to have him home! If you’re anything like me, you’ll be spending your Saturday morning relaxing on the couch with some tea, browsing online for all the exciting things you missed during the week. Here’s a few things I’ve found interesting…
// I have been pairing sneakers with nicer clothes since before it was trendy, and I LOVE this combo.
// I want to be her.
// Everything in Rue’s September issue is great.
// I like to come here for a little pick me up.
// This kind of makes me sad. RIP rom-coms.
// Yeah, I’m laughing at him.
// I really want to read this book. I may buy it this weekend.
I will never (never, ever) claim to be a health nut, and definitely not an expert on the topic. I simply love a good ol’ American burger and a pint of beer too much to ever fully convert. I’m currently munching on a big slice of banana bread, full of sugar and sour cream. Yum.
Despite this, lately I’ve been working on a bad habit — not drinking enough water. There’s so much information out there about how water makes everything in your body just work better, but its an easy thing to forget in a busy life. As I’ve returned back to working life recently, I’ve found that the easiest way to stay hydrated is to have a fun something to drink from. This is not a scientifically-proven fact, but having a cute cup or water bottle on my desk or in my cup holder generally encourages me to reach over and take a sip. Here are some of my favorite choices.
1. bkr bottle // These silicon wrapped glass water bottles, a favorite over at DesignLoveFest’s Blogshop, bring beautiful, minimalist design to make even drinking water feel fabulous.
2. Define Bottle // A little fancier, and more high-tech, than your average bottle, these include a separate compartment and filter to create fresh fruit-infused water. Check out their entire line for more.
3. Aladdin Double-Walled Plastic Mason Jar // These can be found in multiple styles at Target, Wal-Mart and Costco. The double-wall eliminates pesty condensation, the plastic won’t break like a classic mason jar, and brings a little country charm to your table. (We have 3 in our apartment & literally use them daily.)
4. Present Time Bottle // This one comes with either the word WATER or JUICE along the side. Doesn’t it just bring back memories of 1950s milk men?
What little tricks help you stay healthy?
I recently read this article which had been floating around Facebook, and it really inspired me. While I generally consider myself a kind person, I am also sassy and quick to judge. Everyone has their faults. But while reading this woman’s account of being cussed out by some lady trying to beat her to the Starbucks drive-thru, then smiling, letting her go ahead and trying to pay for her, I was forced to stop and think.
How often to I overlook someone’s obvious hardship, roll my eyes, call them a not-so-nice word (under my breath of course)? Sometimes if we just take a moment and really look at the situation, we could very easily see that someone just has way too much going on, or that something really awful has happened to them and they’re just in a rough spot. Haven’t we all been there? Overloaded with stress, and then you make a wrong turn…I can say with complete honesty that this kind of mindset caused me to actually break my nose once (long story, it was an accident). What I’m trying to say is that when it all becomes too much, most people kind of lose it. And the best thing we can do for those people is just to be kind. That’s something I’ll be working on.