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16 Mar

I had kinda an off day yesterday but I woke up this morning and I decided that today is going to be different. Today is going to be a fabulous day! I have been sitting on the couch since 6am this morning sipping coffee, listening to the light drips of rain and watching the sky light up. There is nothing I enjoy more than quiet mornings.

Today Rachel and I will be working on our road trip…with a yoga class thrown in at some point. A perfect start to a weekend if you ask me- road trips and yoga! It’s supposed to rain all weekend, which means I will most likely hole up and write/work in my house and not feel bad about it. Although I am getting out tomorrow in the  late afternoon for drinks with the Irish side of my family- that includes my 89-year-old grandma.

Hope you guys have a beautiful weekend!

2o things that have been making me happy recently…

1. I loved this essay- A Place to Lay My Heart – “And with this man, I saw, I wouldn’t be tied down so much as tied together”

2. spending an afternoon on a date with myself

3. “Fuck your child size Eames rocking chair.” – My favorite line from this tumblr.

4. “Her favorite”

5. Jasmine scented lotion…omg it smells like heaven! Thanks J

6. the notes I received after this post…thanks.

7. this line from one of the letters I received (from a stranger) after the tango post- “Screw the tango, dance with your heart, it’s a better dance. I’m glad I’m following you.”

8. a  session with Maggi…more on that in a later post…

9. a 6:30 am boot camp class with Rachel…it wasn’t the laps we had to run that brought me joy but the laughter that ensued while attempting to do them.

10. Blood, Bones & Butter – I’m looooving you. I don’t want you to end!

11. The look on Brian’s face when he saw the space that will house his photography exhibit next weekend.

12. this ridiculous picture of a French bulldog that I found. I can almost  hear him say-“Move along…there’s nothing to see here. “

13. A love ninja goes global – this blog makes me want to pack up and travel the world…just because

14. a yummy dinner at Terroni

15. researching New Orleans…there’s so much I want to see/do while I’m there!

16. randomly stumbling  upon a ballet class…and watching

17. grilled calamari salads

18. spooning

19. watching the sun rise (while at the ridiculously early boot camp on Wednesday)

20. this quote- “To live a creative life, we must loose our fear of being wrong”- Joseph Chilton Pearce

What’s been making you guys happy recently???? 



9 Mar

20 things that have been making me happy recently

I have been in a lovely mood this week despite the fact I lost all my tax papers (an hour before my meeting with my accountant), I’ve been alone most nights (Brian has been on a crazy deadline at work and has been getting home late because of it…although this does mean I get to watch “Real Housewives” and “Bethanny Ever After” without being shamed) and ate waaaaay too much coffee frozen yogurt one night. Yes, despite all of this it’s still been a good week and here are some of the reasons why….

20 things that have been making me happy this week

1. grey mornings spent working with Rachel on our road trip…with her puppies…on a couch…in yoga clothes

2. cooking dumplings with mom mom

3. It was decided this week that Brian will have a photography show in the next few weeks with another brilliant photographer! I’m so frigging excited for him.

4. taking silly photo’s at our friends wedding

5. oh and the actual wedding! I’m a fan of a good wedding

6. breakfast with Erin of Well In LA @ Lemon moon

7. tango dancing with George (surprisingly i’m kinda looking forward to seeing him again)

8. Bethanny Ever After (am I the only one who likes this show?)

9. coconut water (my obsession with it is getting a bit out of hand)

10. my new book “Blood, Bones & Butter

11. watermelon nails (better than red and better than pink)

12. watching the sun through sleeves of trees

13. facing the tango again…i’m pretty proud of myself

14. my moms humorous ways (her random texts really get a giggle out of me)

15. browsing the travel guidebook section at the bookstore (even though I got yelled at for sitting on the bookstore floor while reading lonely planets “USA travel guide”…seriously when did this become a crime?)

16. holding hands while falling asleep (yes Brian and I actually did this the other night…before you make fun of us…try it)

17. dancing  to music (when alone)

18. blues music

19. having time for 3 “snooze” pushes (the trade-off is I don’t have time to brush my hair)

20. coffee flavored frozen yogurt (it’s a slippery slope my friends)

What’s been making you guys happy recently???