Tag Archives: Food

let us lay in the sun and count every beautiful thing we see

11 Jul

I want to travel so badly I can’t think of much else.

Dusk, Piazza Navona, Rome Italy

I want to go home right now, pack a bag, and go somewhere… almost anywhere.

Retro

I want to experience something new.

Floating Lantern Festival in Thailand.

I want to try something scary.

El Caminito del Rey, Spain. I am adventurous, but I could never do this!

I want go somewhere nobody knows me.

Beacon Hill neighborhood in Boston... Lovely, in a word.

I have probably 8 trips planned in my head… all of which are just waiting to be gone on.

italy.

I want to bring friends with me, I want to go alone, I want to go with my family… I just want to GO!

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Wouldn’t it be so fun to have the time and resources to just hop in the car and drive across the country or go to the airport and jet off somewhere?

Lombard Street, in San Francisco

Dip my toes in the ocean, climb a mountain, eat amazing food, visit small towns and big cities.

Simple. Classic. Italian.

I’d love to fly away somewhere with my boyfriend, hold hands while walking down streets neither of us have been down before, and fall more in love with travelling and each other.

Someday

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friday letters

29 Jun

Dear really nice lady that helped me yesterday, Thank you. I really can’t say enough how grateful I am you knew I wasn’t okay and helped even when others wouldn’t. I appreciate you.

Dear Suzanne Collins, You wrote really, really great books! I just finished re-reading Catching Fire and wish I had Mockingjay with me right now. 

Dear people that keep talking about the heat, Please, just stop. I get it okay. The vast majority of you have some kind of cooler home to go to… I do not. (But huge thanks to Erin for offering to let me stay at your house last night!)

Dear popsicles, I. Love. You!

Dear WEEKEND! Hi, I’ve missed you! I’m ready to celebrate you every way possible! Just as soon as I get my dentist appointment out of the way.

Dear SarahCatherine, I CANNOT wait to see you! I really wasn’t joking when I said I might just pack up and come visit you one of these weekends. 

Dear boyfriend, Thanks for a really fantastic date on Wednesday. I love you!

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Movie in the Park tonight with my seeester and all her boys 🙂

Soccer game watching with my girlfriends tomorrow afternoon!

Date night with my boo tomorrow night 😉

NADA on Sunday! 😀

It should be a good one!

xoxo, S

weekend happenings

4 Jun

This weekend was BUSY, but good 🙂 Here’s what happened…

ONE. I ate Taco Bell in the car, while driving, on 4 hours of sleep. I really don’t recommend it, but you gotta do what you gotta do.

TWO. Friday was National Doughnut Day, so Erin and I did what anybody in their right mind would do. We went to Krispy Kreme and got free doughnuts! The best part? We went to KK before dinner.  We were probably just as excited to do this in our 20s as we were as kids. 

THREE. Except for the 2 minutes it took me to eat my doughnut, I spent the entire weekend eating Chipotle and Hacienda chips and Salsa. I don’t even like Chipotle, but Hacienda salsa makes it taste amazing. If I could eat their salsa all by itself I would. But then I wouldn’t have any friends.

FOUR. This was some of my drive around town music. The song boyfriend wrote for me and gave me for my birthday last year. 

FIVE. My sisters and I spent the whole weekend going through some of my moms and grandmas things and lemme tell you, there was some random stuff! “Look! It’s Chick and Dick in candy form!”

SIX. My grandma was amazing. She made such beautiful clothes and blankets. Essentially anything she crocheted was beautiful. I hope one day I can make things half as well as she did. This was a pink baby sweater. I love the tag.

 

SEVEN. Paul and I thought it would be funny to see if Izaak’s little booty would fit into this cubby in my back seat. Turns out, it was a perfect fit! And the kid loved it! 

EIGHT. Paul “drove” us to Ohio. He was thrilled to get to sit in the drivers seat. I even let him press a few buttons 🙂 (The car was safely parked and the keys safely in my pocket)


I finally got home around 7 last night, walked into my apartment and just stood there. I know I’m the exception, but I really do like unpacking all my things after moving. I was just exhausted from the weekend and had NO idea where the essentials were: shower curtain, work clothes, etc. I spent the next 2 hours setting things up the best I could and then crashed HARD.
Not all that exciting, but incredibly productive! I’m hoping to have my tv set up by tonight so I can watch the Bachelorette! I made Erin watch the first couple episodes of it over the weekend 🙂

ALSO. Hugehugehuge thank you to my amazing boyfriend for helping me move. You are my favorite. Love you!

tidbits

31 May

A year ago yesterday I wrote this post, which makes me laugh because I had a very similar idea for today. 

Here are some tidbits about what’s been going on/what’s been on my mind…

  • The dentist I went to growing up told me for years that I have 3 wisdom teeth. Turns out he was incredibly wrong. Very, very wrong. After going to a new dentist yesterday I learned that I have ONE wisdom tooth. 
  • I’ve lived next door to this one guy for a year now and never learned his name, but always thought he looked like a Dan, so I’ve called him Neighbor Dan. Not to his face of course. The other day we were talking and I apologized for sounding rude, but I asked his name. It’s Russ. Lemme tell you, that is NOT what I was expecting.
  • Tomorrow is National Doughnut Day. Nuff said.
  • Never eat a grilled cheese and go for a run. It doesn’t end well. Trust me.
  • Today I am moving! I am SOSO excited about this new apartment I can’t even tell you. The one major downfall? There is no closet in the bedroom. Oh, okay? I welcome suggestions of how/what I should do with all my clothes.
  • Last weekend we went to Roxy and Davie’s baby shower and they found out they’re having a girl!! Next week I’m going to try and post the video because those two were just as adorable as you can imagine. I have never been there when a couple found out what they were having so it was fantastic to see their reaction. 🙂
  • I can’t get over how amazing littlest bug is.
  • I still love country music.

the vault

24 May

You know what’s a really un-fun way to wake up? To a call at 4AM from the security company saying that your dads house was potentially broken into. It’s no fun. At all. Thankfully after sitting awake in my bed for 45 minutes my dad called me back and told me everything was just fine and that the door wasn’t completely shut all the way. In that moment I was never more grateful to hear my dads voice. We talked until about 5AM and then agreed we should get back to sleep. 

Needless to say I am tired today. Not in a bad way, but in a I really hope today rocks because I am sleeeeeeeepy. About 35 seconds after thinking this I get a text from my coworker, “In line for doughnuts!” Hallelujah!! I had completely forgotten she was going to pick up doughnuts the size of my head from the doughnut vault for the office today. If the rest of my day is half as awesome as the post-5AM part has been, it’s going to be a good day.

here’s what i’ve been up to

21 May

here’s what my phone tells me i’ve been up to lately…

eating and drinking:

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(Contrary to how it looks – I am NOT an alcoholic… )

Window shopping:

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Spending time with Littlest Bug:

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Date night with the boyfriend:

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Finding some awesome pictures from my second birthday:

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Dropping a bottle of (black) nail polish and watching it paint my floor:

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Driving down Lake Shore Drive with the boyfriend, the pup and the windows down:

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Going to see the Hunger Games for the THIRD TIME!:

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turning “we should” into “we did”

9 May

It never fails that when Corey and I are together we come up with another “should”… we should go to that store down the street… we should go to a play… we should spend a whole day in bed watching movies… we should should should… Yet, we don’t.

Lame, right?

We decided we needed to change that. So, the other day I got a text from the boyfriend asking if I wanted to do a should? Yes, sir, I do! He suggested we go mattress shopping (for him) or to that random clothing store down the street from my house. Personally I had my heart set on mattress shoppingturns out mattress stores close around 6. How stupid is that? How are people who work the 9-5 supposed to go??

Plus, shopping with Corey is one of my all-time favorite things to do. I rarely buy more than I need to and I end up learning something new about him. Win/Win.

After not really coming up with what we should actually do, we decided to settle it the mature way. Rock/Paper/Scissors. The boyfriend won so we headed north and ended up just walking around and poking into stores… a hat shop, a bike shop, almost into a tea shop, and finally we ended up at Dueces, where we ate burgers and lounged on these fabulous outdoor couches and stayed for the next 3 hours.

It was… dare I say it… a perfect night.