Thursday, March 28, 2013

little friday aka thursday

[image via society 6]
i'm off to the beach for some much needed r and r for the next few days. so far it seems the sun will be shining, i'll be taking my new cruiser out for a spin, trying a new yoga studio, spending time with my people, catching up with my bestie, shopping and eating nachos. when i'm not doing that, i'll be staring at the ocean; we have a date. i'm looking forward to welcoming spring and the new beginnings of easter by the seaside, it's pretty much exactly what my soul needs right now. so, some friday fuel a day early. 

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

what i want wednesday

sooo, yes, i need both of these ( i was thinking the same thing, weird!). i honestly can't pick and they both go perfectly with my fav everyday's like finding missing family members.

i learned about james michelle here, and am totally thrilled to see her succeed and prosper - so heck yes i want to buy some jewelry to support that kind of stuff!

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

tune in tuesday

so, this was a total accident. i was looking for "a change is gonna come" to post, but i wanted a really rad, moving version. and then somehow i found this, and well i just love it. the song rocks. grace is a total babe. beyonce is the queen. so, any questions? total winner. enjoy!

Monday, March 25, 2013

weekend wonders

"There comes a fun point in a man’s life when he stops dating girls and starts dating women. Girls, well, they’re great and all, but they’re still growing and finding themselves. Women, real women, know themselves, and don’t fuck about, thank-you-kindly. About six months or so ago I started seeing women."
- Ned Hepburn

i only titled the post weekend wonders, because it's monday and that's what i title blog posts on monday. but i have absolutely nothing to show you! i refuse to give my iphone the satisfaction of taking pictures when another weekend is spent laying low with a cold. enough is enough. so, i was sick, and there is snow today, and if spring doesn't get it's ass here soon i think i seriously might wither up and die. could i be more pale? i don't think i have ever been this pale? and my pants are tight from lack of motivation...seriously winter? i am so. over. you. we had fun! i showed you a good time - lots of skiing and time outdoors, snapping shots of the snow and sipping lots of bourbon in front of the fire. but enough is enough.

so instead, i found this, and i want to share. ahhh so that's the difference; dating girls vs. women? i get it now. and you know what, i dig being a woman. and laughing? well, there's probably nothing better in my book.

happy monday lovers, hang in there with me - laughter is the best medicine.

Friday, March 22, 2013

Thursday, March 21, 2013

easy as 2, 3, 4

i had the pleasure of changed plans on monday night. tacos and time with some of my favorite little people, then to yoga. except it snowed, AGAIN, and yoga was cancelled. but that's okay when you learn the most delicious and simple brownie recipe instead. melissa is one of the most amazing women ever, and a little extra time spent with her is always sweet. 
so, i give you melissa's 2,3,4 one-bowl brownies!

2 sticks of butter - melt
3 cups sugar (2 cups brown, 1 cup white) - stir
4 eggs - one at a time
1 t vanilla (we used double dutch!) - overpour
1 cup good dutch processed cocoa - mix
1 1/2 cups of flour & 1 cup chocolate chips - stir until flour is combined
line 9x13 pan with parchment paper
bake at 350 for 35-40 minutes
(don't cut until ready to serve so they stay moist!)

or you can just follow the pictures above.

told you. easy peasy. 

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

what i want wednesday

i'm going to need one of these for tomorrow's yummy post! 
(or, this will do too.)

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

inside scoop on saturday

[photo by melanie linder]
oh haiiiii (my new way to say "hey" like the tween i am.don't hate.) hop on over to turtlebunnylove and check out ms. melanie linder's pretty post on our DIY project party and my clay covered face! (it's worth the click just for that!)

tune in tuesday

i mean, who knew bruno mars could make me cry? let alone the fact that i actually like his music?! 

Monday, March 18, 2013

weekend wonders

i don't have one word to describe this weekend, just that it was exactly what i needed. each day packed full of things and people i love, countless hours outside, early bed times, amazing food and gratefulness. grateful that it fulfilled me and grateful that i have created a life (and a person) that i love and will fight fiercely for. 

- 50 degrees and footloose friday after work for some trial time, followed by pizza, bourbon and the decendents with the bestie and her hubs. 

- spent saturday shopping, donuting, photoshooting, hanging, drinking, laughing, face-masking, editing and overall hustling with the lovely melanie linder. what. a. blast. oh, and lu got her very first designer duds from heidi merrick :) AND she held her bottle with two hands, boom.

- snow meant white trails on sunday, times two. green carnations for dad on st. patrick's and a "clubhouse" hang out after our afternoon trail romp on mt. penn, complete with irish soda bread.  

Friday, March 15, 2013

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

what i want wednesday

i've already thought of twenty times i would use this's on my birthday list (it's coming people!!) but i it might deserve to be purchased before then...

Monday, March 11, 2013

weekend wonders

whew. what a weekend. this weather was  a m a z i n g  and just what the doctor ordered. i was outside for as many hours as possible soaking it all in and trying new things, starting to feel like my old self again (or maybe that's the twelve miles talking). but there were quiet moments too, like crawling into bed early on friday night and spontaneously enjoying a visit and homemade kahlua cup of joe with my bestie on sunday, that were the perfect slow compliment to my over the top outdoorsy weekend. bless up.

- friday night bake session for saturday's junk in the trunk fat-ass.

- lvrg roller derby days with the pacers - those girls are fierce and totally inspiring!

- gorgeous reservoir at rustic i never knew existed.

- dudes being dudes at the roller derby; cheap beers and venison steaks in the parking lot.
yes, my friends are rad.

in case you can't tell, i'm SUPER excited and super proud. 

- delicious home cooked dinner with the girls over at robin's and her totally cool cat zander checking out the birthday flowers.

Friday, March 8, 2013

friday fuel

so, we all know phoebe is totally fabulous and i am truly, deeply blessed to call her friend and colleague.  this image is from her blog post today and if you want further fuel this friday, i suggest you take a moment to read the entire post. her words resonate with me in such a deeply personal way, it feels like i'm reading an email she wrote just to me. but of course, i must not be so self-absorbed remember her message is personal and to be shared with others - so i'm sharing my favorite part here, and encouraging you to read the rest. 
happy friday. thanks for walking next to me p.

"Once you remove people from your life who only want to abuse the best you have to offer (in a job or in a relationship) I promise you…because like DOES attract like and bullies travel in herds… and as comfortable as it may seem to be in a situation where you feel you can make a change while being emotionally beaten down, professionally taken advantage of… I promise you there are so many more encouraging, dream filled, passionate, loving, real, sincere people who will take their place.  They will walk beside you to build you up and not because they need some PR.  I promise you.  I hope you never feel alone.  Just reach out." - phoebe cnanakis

Thursday, March 7, 2013

whatever wednesday

because sometimes you just need to bust out crazy moves in yoga and follow it up with a champagne and pizza party in order to make your wednesday not a total bust. 

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

good thymes

escargot & calamari
ahi tuna, eggplant crepes (veg), tavern burger and onopn rings, salmon
all i remember is the warm belgian chocolate number on the right was my favorite

i had SUCH a fun evening last night dining with my lovely neighbors for a good thyme for life. we left the city and headed for the hills to try out the black dog cafe. such an unassuming building with such amazing food! i was thorough impressed and can't wait to go back. they have a formal dinner menu, as well as a pub menu and we ordered off of both, and were thrilled with everything. i got a little obsessed with the food and forgot to take pics of anything else...oops! here's to helping our community stay healthy and hopefully hosting next year! (wink, wink) head on over to phoebe's pure food to check out her dinner review too!

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

tune in tuesday

because it was sunny, blue skies and 40 degrees today when i broke out at lunch and took a run - which might be better than coffee, might be. 

Monday, March 4, 2013

weekend wonders

- hot, fresh donut from the frying dutchman. this has totally changed donut eating for me - as in, now i do it.
- full growlers from allentown brew works for our skiing adventure.
- turkeys in our front yard.
- my favorite moment: bob marely, bulleit bourbon (a new favorite!) and a fire.

runners ski bunnies.
- pretty much the most impressive apres ski tailgate ever.
- some of my favorite entries from the cardboard classic.

- my dream dress by susan golembiski who once again dressed me for G!G!, and sparkle from sorrelli and beauty from bell tower.
- delicious dinner and espresso martini at bistro 614 with the lovely zeiglers
- chocolate chip cookie filled vanilla cupcake from kupkake kouture at G!G!, omg.

well it was a good weekend, because for me, it was four days long! woohoo! packed it up and headed to the pocono's for the cardboard classic with my running people and then had an action-packed actual weekend full of good food, galas, bluegrass, a fat-ass and relaxing. feeling super blessed.

Friday, March 1, 2013