Thursday, May 1, 2014

Things I'm loving Thursday

Now that running isn't taking over my time or my finances right now, I'm loving all the other little things that bring me joy. I know I've talked about it once before, but I joined the #100happydays project and I believe I'm on day 42-- it truly does force you to think about what happened in that day that made you happy. Sometimes its hard, but that is the idea is to learn to appreciate all the little things. For more information you can visit their site HERE. I know Elizabeth recently joined as well and is loving it too!

  • Every heard the  expression “leave the racing for the horses”? It seems that I’ve embraced this concept for 2014  as the only ‘racing’ I’ve done this year have all been relays. In the spirit of taking this expression to a whole different level, I decided its time to FINALLY watch the horse races. In a last minute decision earlier this week I am taking a ½ day tomorrow and driving up with the roommie and 2 of her friends and will get to experience the Kentucky Derby in person. I lived in Louisville for 2 years, but actually never made it to Churchill Downs- I know, I know- lesson learned to actually live it up in what your city is known for..

As luck would have it, I already owned a dress. I love red, but sometimes feel it draws too much attention so I don't wear it often. 

Embraced my inner crafter and bout a cheap hat ($8) from Walmart and snazzed it up!! 

  • The mask in the photo I bought for tonight's Arcade Fire concert. Although a little strange, they announced for their shows they'd like if people wore formal attire or mask etc. Of course you don't HAVE to do it, but everyone I know is, so it should be fun as I love costumes / excuse to wear something you otherwise wouldn't. 
  • I believe the warmer temps are here to stay which means 2 of my favorite things:
Dress season - I've worked hard for these arms and legs- time to show them off! 

And pool season! Although the water is still too cold to get in and there are flower buds everywhere, its still pretty to look at while laying out!

Sadly my townhome does not have a pool, so come June when I'm moved in I will be be an adopted guest of a few friends who do have pools :)

  • New Keurig

A little over a month ago my Keurig finally died. It was a sad day for me since I love my flavored coffees along with the convenience of not having to clean up afterward. Mama J had a ton of Kohl's coupons that were about to expire and asked if I wanted a new one. I'm trying to work on minimizing how many gadgets I have + at the time I didn't know what type of counter space I would have, so I downgrade to the single serving Keurig in this fun emerald color. It's so cute, space efficient,  and  the color compliments my stackable mugs so well!

  • My mom (dad I love you too no worries). Often times daughters can butt heads with their mom- not sure if its an estrogen thing or what, but I've seen it time and time again.  After listening to stories I hear from others about their (lack of) relationship with their moms and frankly how awful they are to them, I realize how lucky I am to have a close relationship with her and that she likes to goof off just as much as me

What is is that you're loving right now? If you use Keurig coffee, what is your favorite flavor?


  1. When I first started keurig shopping, I wanted the red one. Since I got mine as a gift, I'm ok with boring black. I can't imagine drinking coffee without it now at home, I know I wasted a bunch of coffee with the big pot since I was the only one drinking it.

    Dressing up for the races sounds FUN!! Love the dress.

  2. I love that you are attending the Kentucky Derby! How southern of you!
    And, I am a bit sad that your new town home does not have a pool. Poor me in July:(

  3. You are very lucky to have a good relationship with your mom!! Enjoy every second of it! I hope my relationship with my daughter will be much better than I have with my mom. Love the hat! You are super crafty!

  4. oo i want a pretty colorful keurig! i don't drink flavored coffees using, but Stu loves green mountain wild blueberry.

    ps. i still read all your posts but don't click through to actual blog much - love the new header!

  5. I love that keurig - I'm very into shades of green right now. And that pool looks like something out of a painting!

  6. love the green keurig! i'm waiting for mine to die on me...i've debated on going bigger just for when I have company. I love the starbucks ones, i'm boring, I know. :) And LOVE that red dress!