Thursday, May 29, 2014

time to check in

Happy Friday! It's been a long while since I've been in the blogging world and it's time to check back in. A lot has been going on around here and of course my lack of picture taking doesn't do any justice. Here are the highlights of what I've been up to . . .
+ Saw The Book of Mormon and it definitely redeemed Broadway for me! The acting was great and the songs were hilarious.
+ Met some friends in Central Park for fresh air and a little picnic. I mean seriously . . . how pretty is this scene right here?
Meet Lynn (left) and Hollis (right).
We can't take normal pictures, obviously. I met Lynn on the first day of orientation at work and we quickly hit it off and Hollis and I work on the same team. Needless to say, we've become pretty good buds!
 + Exploring new restaurants around the city with new and old friends - I think Spanish food has become a favorite of mine!
+ Long runs/walks along the East River have become an after work ritual
+ I have found that lunch breaks outside are necessary for being cooped up inside for the majority of the day
+ Spent Memorial Day weekend in Baltimore with Hollis, her family, and their friends. It was my first time there and had an absolute blast. It was great company, insanely fresh and delicious seafood, sunny weather that gave me the worst farmers tan, and bocce ball and card games galore.
Any fun plans for the weekend? I've got a packed one of celebrating Hollis' birthday, catching up with a friend from college that just moved to NYC this past week, and on the search for a good summer read. Fingers crossed I can start my New Years Resolution from 2013 by taking more pictures. Have a good one and see you back here on Monday! 

Friday, May 2, 2014

It's about time, Friday | taking stock

Helllllooo May! You are so welcomed around here. April showers bring May flowers, right?! We better especially after the monsoon we had on Wednesday. Yesterday we welcomed May with sunshine and warm temps. I've been on the struggle bus the past few weeks with sinus headaches and allergies, and whatever else this spring season has thrown my way. I'm finally feeling refreshed and back to normal. Have any fun plans for this weekend? Tomorrow I'm going to a friends place for an early Cinco de Mayo celebration . . . queue the margaritas, salsa, and the mariachi band! Okay I doubt there will be a mariachi band, but it will be fun! Have a great one and enjoy this take stock list in lieu of links this week . . .
Making: a summer bucket list
Cooking: with the freshest ingredients. Sliced tomato sandwich is what's for lunch
Drinking: green tea: hot, cold, on ice, with honey
Reading: this blog. Her writing is so so good.
Wanting: to take a long walk on the beach. Oh and a garden. Heck, a little balcony would be nice.
Looking: forward to this summer and 1D this August
Playing: Iggy and a JM documentary  
Wasting: beauty sleep, but well worth the inspiration
Wishing: for a weekend with my family
Enjoying: this season of life. it's incredibly fun
Waiting: for summer Friday's
Liking: skirts and dresses with no tights . . .you know the little things in life, ha!
Wondering: a lot of things lately.
Loving: FaceTime with friends and family, my job, new friends, walking home from work
Listening: to early bird chirps, Kat Dahlia, and my heart.
Needing: a coke float and a big hug right about now
Smelling: fresh pesto and lemons
Wearing: lipstick and dresses
Following: my dreams. Seriously - it's the coolest, best feeling in the world! 
Noticing: everyone is going to Mexico, but me! I'm totally envious!
Knowing: that time flies when you're having fun or as you get older
Thinking: about my trip to Italy to visit the brother (TBA)
Feeling: a little exhausted from the hustle and bustle, but it's totally worth it
Bookmarking: summer recipes
Opening: a good book and pink nail polish
Giggling: after watching Jimmy Fallon and Emma Stone battle it out
Feeling: grateful