Hi, friends! Happy Friday! Are you about to start a long weekend? I hope so! We had a pretty busy week over here, and so I am ready for some relaxation!
So today is a very special day, because exactly five years ago on this date, 5/26, Dave and I got married. We had our wedding in downtown Orlando, where we lived at the time, and it was the perfect day. I loved every single thing about our wedding celebration and would love to relive those moments of dancing and hanging out with our family and friends. And don’t we just look like little kids … (dark hair anyone??)
My only regret is that we didn’t have a videographer, so we don’t have any video footage from the night. But we have plenty of pictures and memories. Anywho, because it’s our big five year, I have to give a little tribute to Dave, who I love so much. He has to put up with a lot as a blog husband, and he does it in style. He’s the best, and this year will be a huge one for us as we become parents to something other than a dog!
As a blast from the past, below are the “save the dates” we sent out in February of 2012. Although, maybe these are the proofs, because the wrong date is circled on the calendar. Ha!
Yay for five fabulous years of being married to one handsome and spectacular guy!! And just for fun, here’s a look at what I wrote on our two-year anniversary, all about Dave and our wedding.
Moving on, here are some of my favorites lately …
My favorite Sunset Magazine event in Sonoma
Last week, I was invited to a media preview of the Sunset Magazine Celebration Weekend in Sonoma. Yes, this was my first time going to wine country without drinking any wine, and I still managed to have a good time.
(So excited I finally got to meet the lovely Caroline, who I’ve known online for a long time.)
We started with a tour of the gardens at Cornerstone Sonoma, then got a peek inside the very energy-efficient cottage on the property decked out in the latest appliances, complete with a Samsung fridge connected to your smartphone. Pretty cool stuff! Moving on, we changed locations to a private event space in Sonoma for lunch outside in the sun …
Throughout the course of the day, we soaked up some vitamin D, talked about wine, food, gardens, events and a whole lot more. I had some great food, met some new media and blogger friends and came away with an awesome gift bag too. If you haven’t yet, check out Sunset Magazine!
(The BEST dress ever, which I want to get in another color.)
The annual Celebration Weekend is over for this year, but it sure sounds like a good time, and I hope to catch it next year, when I can drink wine again! Cheers!
My favorite breath freshener
So I stopped chewing gum a long time ago and don’t miss it. I used to LOVE gum, but it’s actually very easy to quit. People say you will stop craving sugar and be less bloated without chewing gum, but I didn’t notice any of that — I merely decided I was over buying it and chewing it. What I did notice is that I still want some sort of breath freshener after most meals when out and about, and these Trader Joe’s Gingermints are my fave for that …
Whenever I offer a mint to someone, and it’s one of these, he or she is always taken aback by the very strong flavor. I like to eat two at a time, and they clear my passages. Anyhow, just so you know, these are always waiting for you in the check-out line at Trader Joe’s, and you won’t be disappointed if you seek freshness. Not to mention, the ingredients aren’t too bad either. Yay fresh breath!
My favorite links of the week
Here are a few good things from around the web this week …
- This article started circulating a while back, and I finally read it. It’s all about what the older generation thinks of hipsters, avocado toast, etc. Pretty good stuff.
- My friends, we need to eat salt. There are a lot of things to be scared of when it comes to processed food, but natural salt (particularly sea salt) is TOTALLY okay. We need it. Check out this one on why some of us are avoiding salt so much we become deficient and/or overweight.
- Speaking of avocado toast, this is a look at why it costs so much. Interesting!
- And who is loving this new Miley Cyrus song? Me!
And in case you missed it, there were three posts on the blog this week …
- Weekend fun, SoulCycle class, old friends and weekly workouts
- My journey to get pregnant and how I overcame hypothalamic amenorrhea (OMG! THANK you for all of your kinds words on this post and for supporting me by buying my ebook. It means a lot to me, and I smile every time I think about it! And if you didn’t read this post, check it out because there’s a discount code for the book at the end!)
- What I ate Wednesday: Second trimester of pregnancy edition (Old school food post!)
SALE SHOPPING ALERT: The Nordstrom half-yearly sale is taking place right now until June 4th with a lot of items at 40 percent off, so you should totally check it out if you need to do some shopping. I love that Nordstrom offers free shipping and returns too, and it’s my go-to for online shopping. I have my eye on this cute little summer number, which may or may not fit me right now, this fun dress and this beautiful dress for a shower!
And here’s one more pretty pic from Sonoma …
That’ll do it! I have some work to do today, then I’m teaching Bootybarre in the evening, and Dave and I will be doing something to celebrate our anniversary after that (which I don’t know what yet, but sadly, it won’t include any champagne or tartare for me … I mean, how else does someone celebrate?). Have a WONDERFUL weekend, my friends. Catch me over on Instagram until we meet back here! 🙂Fun #MemorialDay weekend favorites to check out ... Click To Tweet
Questions of the day
What are you up to this weekend?
What’s the best thing that happened in your week?