Oh hey there, my friends! A very happy end of the week going out to you. How have you been? Me? I’m hanging in there. Today, I’m coming to you just about fully well after having a rough cold the past few days. Somehow I was able to power through the week, but it wasn’t easy. But hey, let’s stay positive, because the weekend is upon us. On tap? Tonight, I’m having some girl time with a friend, tomorrow morning, I’m teaching BODYPUMP (I’m taking over Saturday mornings throughout the summer while another instructor is on leave), and the rest of the weekend is up in the air. Let’s jump right into some of the random things that have been making me happy lately in our usual “Favorite things” post …
This week’s “Favorite things”
This past Saturday, I went to the public beach in Alameda to meet up with about a dozen lady bloggers from around the Bay Area for “The Blog Exchange” picnic, hosted by Reichel and Jessica. The set-up they had prepared for us was so chic, and truly representative of both Reichel and Jessica’s style. While there, I put my toes in the sand, met some new friends, chatted with some old friends and drank some tasty green juice. The company was great, and so was the lovely gift bag we all went home with. Scenes from the event include …
True story: I’m really not much of an online shopper and usually like to make my purchases in the store. But due to lack of shopping time, recently I’ve been ordering online. These new flip-flops were one of the first things I ordered, and they will definitely be my casual go-to flop for the summer. Super comfortable, go with everything and dirt cheap. Yes, please.
At one point this week, when I wasn’t feeling well, I was laying on the couch and nothing we had in the fridge or pantry sounded appetizing. I said to Dave, I want a huge acai bowl. That’s what I need. And we made it happen with a trip to Vitality Bowls in downtown Walnut Creek. The line was super long, and Rudy and I waited in the car in our pajamas while Dave waited. And yes, this $15 bowl of goodness was just what the doctor ordered. Perhaps all of the nutrients inside helped me recover? If not, it sure tasted good, so who cares. I mean who would have thought acai would be the perfect comfort food when you’re not well?
Would you believe that this week marked one entire year that Dave and I have had our little Rudy? For those of you who don’t know, Rudy is a maltipoo (and yes, I talk about him as though he is a human), and I am completely and utterly obsessed with this dog. Let’s take a walk down memory lane with a look at Rudy on the first day we brought him home …
Seriously, this little dog is the best. Having him in our lives bring so much joy!
My favorite links of the week
Did you miss the latest on A Lady Goes West this week?
- Maui Travel Guide: The Top Things to See and Do in Maui, Hawaii — Writing this post brings me back! I can’t wait for my next vacation.
And more from around the web worth checking out …
- This is an interesting take on moderation, because everyone has their own take on it, check out “Study Reveals That Eating in Moderation is a Fool’s Errand.”
- So happy to have my mango smoothie in Courtney’s list of “Top Blogger Summer Recipes.”
And one more favorite: the days when I get 100 percent of my sleep and steps. These days don’t happen often, but when they do, I cherish the stats (and screenshot them, of course).
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Questions of the day
What are you up to this weekend?
What was the best thing that happened to you this week?