Friday favorites

sunset cliffsHappy Friday to you! I hope you had a wonderful week and enjoyed the summer solstice by doing something outdoors! It is a bit surreal to me that we are already at the end of June and my family and I will be heading on our Michigan trip next week! I remember planning this trip and thinking that it was so far away. We are only taking a long weekend in Traverse City but we have an Airbnb on a lake, a bike and winery tour scheduled, and I’ve got books on hold at the library for the long trip up! Eeek! Can’t wait. Here are a few things I wanted to share with you from the week 🙂

The Thrive Global Podcast with Arianna Huffington and her guest Glennon Doyle Melton. I loved “Love Warrior” and admire how vulnerable and honest Glennon Doyle Melton is in her writing and how she lives her life. I will listen to this podcast again and again and will probably take away something new each time.

Robyn’s post “movement vs. exercise.” This was a post I loved from last week and couldn’t agree more. Also, this post on “how eating intuitively helped me live more intuitively.” So, so good.

Alaska was never really on my travel list until I saw this post on “One thousand miles of Alaska.” There is something so absolutely breath-taking and freeing looking at Lindsay’s photos.

Can’t get enough of this strawberry farro salad. We paired it with buffalo burgers and it was one of my favorite meals this week. So simple and quick too.

I met up with my best friend for coffee and scones for her 30th birthday on Thursday and it was so lovely. She may be nine months younger than me, but she is my wisest friend. It’s always a treat spending time with her.

Those are my highlights this week! Hope you enjoy this Friday and have a lovely summer weekend ahead!

Weekend recap

This past weekend was one of my favorite summer weekends so far. It included a workout with friends, lots of time outside, sushi, and no scheduled plans. Perfection in my book.

Saturday began with training a few sessions at the gym and afterwards three of our CrossFit friends along with my sister and Tom all got together to do a workout. We included a few dumbbell movements since our CrossFit gym doesn’t have any and then we did a team sled push relay which was terrible. Afterwards, since the weather was holding up pretty well, four of us decided to meet up at Wollersheim Winery later in the afternoon to enjoy some wine, snacks, and beautiful views. We talked and laughed until the winery closed at 5 pm and then headed back to Madison to grab some sushi and head to the terrace. Continue reading “Weekend recap”

Friday things

Last Sunday after Tom had gotten home from his drill weekend up at Fort McCoy for the National Guard, we had to head downtown to re-certify for CPR. There were only four of us in the class so we were able to test out our skills quickly and then enjoy the rest of our evening. Since we were downtown and it was a perfect summer night, we took a walk around a cute neighborhood that I’ve been wanting to explore. I snapped these photos as the sun was setting.
img_0224As we walked, I felt very grateful to be living in a beautiful city. I love everything that Madison has to offer and the countless things to do on the weekends. I also love that my two oldest friends live here as well as my sister. We have joined a wonderful CrossFit gym and have met amazing friends through that community. As we continued on our walk, I practiced being grateful. Continue reading “Friday things”

Friday thoughts

My sister sent me this article on Wednesday afternoon and it made me wonder when the last time was I turned my phone off for three days and truly unplugged for awhile.

I realized the answer was never. I have never turned my phone off for days. Not checked my email. Not scrolled through Instagram. Not checked my feedly and read blog posts or pinned recipes onto my Pinterest board. Not once since I bought my first smart phone which was about four years ago. There is something very wrong with that. I mean, how is that possible? How have I never gone off the grid for even a day? Continue reading “Friday thoughts”