Favorite things: A picnic, flops, food, a memory and much more
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?
Dogs really do bring so much joy to your lives, I don’t know what I would do if I came home and I didn’t see mine spazzing out because she’s so excited to see me. And love that recipe list from Courtney, I’m in need of a few new recipes. Have a great weekend!
Oh my gosh, the SPAZZZZZ moments when I walk in the door kill me. No matter what kind of day I have, Rudy always makes the day better. Dogs are the BEST! 🙂 Happy Friday, Patricia!
Happy one year of having Rudy! Haha so cute!
He’s our child, so YAY! haahha! 🙂 Hope you are doing well, gal!
Glad you’re feeling better! I used to never online shop but its such a time saver!
Thanks, Heather! Something has been going around, and it’s good to almost be back to normal. Three cheers for online shopping. For reals. Have an awesome day!!
oh my gosh Rudy is so adorable! I need him <3
hahaha thanks, Rachel. I tend to believe that everyone deserves to know what it’s like to have a Rudy in their lives hehehe! 🙂 Happy Friday!
Pets are so much fun, and such an incredible addition to our lives and feeling complete. I LOVE that blogger picnic! Dang! have a great weekend, Ashley!
Hi Susie!! Thanks so much! How’s the leak in the apartment? hahah Happy Friday, gal!
Hi Ashley! Happy one year with Rudy! He’s so adorable 🙂 That blogger picnic look so fun, and adorable. I hope you feel better soon!
Hi Heather! Thanks! I’m almost there! And how excited are you to finally live in an area with a good blogging community? YAY!
I’m super excited and am looking forward to attending lots of events and gatherings!
That beach picture looks amazing and I wish I could have done more meetups when I lived in the bay area! I’m off to the same schedule of running and eating with friends this weekend 🙂 Definitely looking at your Maui link as it brings me back to a fun family trip 🙂
Hi Kaitlin! Yes, I know. There are tons of blogger events in the Bay Area. I wish I could go to more! Hey, have fun running and eating this weekend, lady! 🙂
Looks like an amazing picnic, so fancy :). YAY Rudy, happy gotcha day!! Pets are the best 🙂 I’m sure he was happy to nurse you back to good health, I know my pup is always helping me feel better!
I’m going to see Me Before You tomorrow, so I’m looking forward to that.
Gotcha day! Yes, that’s what I need to call it, Jessie. Thank you for that:) Hope you enjoy the show, friend. 🙂
Rudy is such a cutie! I’ve been thinking about getting a small dog myself but it’s a lot of work!
It’s SOOO worth the work, Megan. Having a dog is tough at times, because you have to be home a lot more, but they make being home the BEST! Do you have anyone nearby who could swing by and take your dog out if you have to be gone all day? If so, DO IT!
That looks like the cutest picnic setup, ever!! And I WISH I wasn’t much of an online shopper!! It would save me a wholeeee lot of money haha
Hi Lily! Thanks so much for stopping by to say hello. Hope you had a great weekend. 🙂
Oh my gosh…..the picnic is absolutely adorable!! It looks so relaxing!
It was great!! 🙂