ok totally random but - this is the best damn dry shampoo ever. And it's pretty damn cheap. Love!
Made this really awesome salad with spinach, blueberries, strawberries, etc - delicious
Love this scarf - picked it up at TJM for $13! LOVE! :)
Also possibly my birthday outfit... still not sure if I am going to wear this as I typically prefer darker aka black tops - will see!
The beginnings of Miss Maeve's easter basket! :) This makes huge bubbles - which I thought she would find amusing...maybe not the best gift for a 1 year old??
I stopped at Vom Fass and picked up the lemon olive oil I've been craving... dude at the store said it paired really well with the blueberry balsamic vinegar. Pretty damn tasty!
I've been wearing a lot of gold recently...and when I say gold I really mean fake gold costume jewelry :) Picked up the ring and bracelets at Old Navy! I am loving their junk jewelry selection :)
So I have a slight gum addiction as well... I usually have at least three different kinds at my desk. And that starburst gum is so good! I think I may be developing TMJ in the near future....
Trying to give oatmeal the good old college try again.... I don't know if it is a texture thing or what but, it kinda makes me want to throw up when I eat it. Boooooo. The blueberries did help make it tastier though. The oatmeal, not throwup.
Miss Maevers 1st birthday party was last weekend - yay!
The smash cake thingy was a bust. We were so excited to see her tear into it and smash it up. She stuck one finger in and was like - ah hell nah. What can I say - she prefers veggies. The cake however - was so SO good! Delicious!
Maeve was all about her new drum set - best gift ever from Laura!
We ended up playing games after the birthday girl fell asleep.... and also Nick. We played the most fun game called You Don't Know Jack - basically you make up an answer to a trivia question and people try and pick the correct answer - hilarious and - apparently we are all really good liars/bullshitters. It was SO much fun! And - Nick slept through almost the entire thing - including this selfie.
Chad and I tried out a new pizza place in Maplewood - A Pizza Story. So - it was good but - still not as good as Peel or Basso. But - love trying new places... especially new places involving pizza :) I got the mushroom fontina pizza - yum!
So - one of my favorite things about Easter - black jelly beans! I love black licorice so - these are right up my ally. I find that people's reaction to black jelly beans is very similar to candy corn. You are either totally on board or totally like WTF? I find it pretty amusing.
Gotta balance out all the pizza and black jelly beans with some healthy stuff....made some sweet potato fries last week....they turned out pretty good although I wish I could get them extra crispy. These were baked in the oven so - hard to get that crisp - I am sure I can find the secret on Pinterest
I am back on the Shellac kick... I was getting these done and the girl next to me was getting hot pink sparkly color done. She made a face at my color selection and said "Gray huh?" and I said "it matches how I feel on the inside" and gave her a snarky look. She didn't say another word. Pretty sure she thought I was going to blow up the salon. It's the little joys in life I tell ya ;)
Crazy random pic I text to Chad and Alan - long story and kinda had to be on the text to find it humorous but - had to save the crazy selfie
I snapped this on Saturday after spinning - Erin has totally gotten me hooked on spin class - the amount of sweat that pours out of me is pretty impressive. Sweating all my food sins away - I love it! Anyway - loved this pic with all the orbs/rays - whenever I catch these in pics I like to think it is good spirits protecting me
I picked up some of this stuff so I can make my own Italian Soda's at home. I used to drink the hell out of these when I lived in Athens and I had one the other day trying sugar free syrup - made me feel fancy!
Saturday we went to Side Project Brewing for a Coffee Stout event - they had a small batch release of One Candle Coffee - barrel aged smoked stout with coffee. It was really amazing. Hard to tell in this pic but, the place is pretty small and it was jam packed - line was out the door for most of the event
Chad and our buddy Mitch totally needing out on the beer...with good reason :) That is the brewer right over Mitch's shoulder lol
Then we went to the Lupulin Fest - which is a beer fest with a focus on IPAs = hoppy beers. These are not my favorites so, I didn't drink very much but - it was pretty cool to see how much the fest has grown since we went to the first one a few years back. It does make me sad though to be at 4Hands with no Will. Miss that kid.
Chad and Alan did the "strongest man in the world" contest thingy by hitting the thingy with a hammer and trying to get the weight all the way up the pole to hit the bell - they both did it! Officially the Strongest Men at the Beer Fest :)
And I finally got my cornmeal blueberry pancake fix on Sunday.... I ate half and brought the rest home for two very spoiled doggies :)
And so... I have 2 days of work left this week and then my sister gets here and the birthday celebration will begin! So excited!!!
I have been getting back into Interpol again lately - pretty much listening to them non-stop. I love their new album and Chad & I are going to see them Monday May 11th here in STL. Cannot wait!! I leave you with this gem - my favorite song on the new album - Cheers!