Good morning and happy Friday! It’s been a couple of weeks since I posted last and I wanted to share a “lately” post to catch up with what’s been going on. February has definitely flown by and it has been a tougher month. The weather has been kind of terrible and I long for sunny, warmer days. I also have no travels on the schedule to look forward to so I have to just sit, be patient, and figure out some other ways to entertain myself. Currently that has been watching New Girl in the evenings, baking and eating my favorite brownies, and…

reading…the highly recommended “An American Marriage” and just finished “The Handmaid’s Tale” which I thought was just eh. What are you reading right now?

drinking…our signature smoothie; almond milk/frozen banana and pineapple/spinach/ginger/juice from 1 lime/and fresh mint. It’s always refreshing mid-day.

loving…these yellow tulips that a client gave to me this week just because. I want to bring people pretty flowers just because too. I also like the color they bring to the room during these gloomy days.

waiting to see…A Wrinkle in Time. It doesn’t come out for a couple of weeks but I might finally venture to a movie theater to see it. The cast and costumes look fantastic!

feeling inspired by…this post by Alexis and how she paid off her student loan debt while facing some major struggles. She is quite the strong woman and I felt uplifted after reading her story.

mentioning this again…do you get Alex’s newsletter? If not, I highly recommend signing up for it. I loved reading what she had to share this week especially. She began shifting her focus from professional goals she wants to accomplish this year to instead, writing down “life experiences” she wants to have this year. What a refreshing thought. She realized that work and life both deserve a place on her calendar, not solely work. I realized that the only goals I really have for this year are completely “professional” focused and it also doesn’t surprise me that so far the year has felt devoid of fun and lightheartedness. What do you think about this concept?

looking forward to…a girl’s night on Friday, catching up with a friend over coffee on Saturday morning, and then spending time with my family on Sunday. Also, having some down time on Saturday to recharge from the week is always good too.

That’s all for me! What have you been up to lately?

I hope you have a lovely weekend!


What do you need this weekend?

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As I sit at my desk drinking some rooibos tea from Trader Joe’s and staring at my laptop screen, I realized that this is the first time all week I have had peace and quiet. Last weekend was jam packed with the CrossFit L1 certification. On Saturday,  we began at 8:30 am and went to 6 pm. Afterwards, we decided to head over to our gym since they were hosting a competition that weekend and we wanted to support our friends who were competing. We didn’t get home until 8:30 pm that night and then it was back to the certification at 9 am on Sunday until 5 pm. Sunday night was a scramble to make dinner, do some laundry, and get a start on programming for the week. And before I knew it, it was Monday morning. Continue reading “What do you need this weekend?”


reading and coffeesource

January completely flew by and I’ve been enjoying the mild weather we’ve had lately! Today is supposed to be in the high 40’s! I’ve been getting out for walks this week and the fresh air has been refreshing mentally in particular. My sister and I decided that fresh air and laughing are our favorite things in general but are also what can turn around a bad day. How about for you? This weekend will be quite full for Tom and I as we are spending both Saturday and Sunday getting our L1 cert for CrossFit. Tom is already certified and just attending to keep his current certification but this is something new for me. It’s something I’ve been wanting to do for quite some time and now that the cert has come to Madison, I couldn’t pass it by. It’ll be two full days but I hope it’s fun too! As you move into your Friday, here are a few things that I wanted to share with you. Enjoy! Continue reading “Lately”

Friday things

Things I'm loving this week.

It’s Friday! We made it through the week and now it’s time for the weekend! What are you up to? On Saturday, I hope to go to 9 am CrossFit with my sister, then jet over to cheer on Tom in the rowing competition he’s in, and then meet some friends for lunch afterwards. Sunday might be reserved for cleaning, laundry, some work, and a nap. Nothing too exciting over here. What about for you? Before we move into Friday, I wanted to share a few small, but noteworthy things from my week. Continue reading “Friday things”

My word for the year


Earlier this month I was thinking about what I wanted my theme to be for this year. I was thinking about the kind of person I wanted to be at the end of 2018 and how I wanted to feel. I wanted to feel lighthearted, with no financial stress, inspired, excited, grateful, and hopeful. I wanted my days to be filled with abundance. And so that became my word for the year. I cut out letters to create the word and I pinned it to the bulletin board right above our desk. I get to see it every day and it acts as a reminder for me to bring abundance into my life. Continue reading “My word for the year”