Hey there! This Monday comes on the heels of a very restful, lazy weekend. Here are some of the highlights:
- I read a great amount.
- I did a bit of sewing.
- I celebrated dads! Thanks for being the coolest, Scott Davis!
- We saw Spring Breakers, which…really. Just wow.
- We made grocery lists:
- We had back yard fun times:
And here are some links to start out your week!
Happy happy Monday!
People with similar attitudes are more likely to get along, those with diverse backgrounds are more likely to generate novel ideas, but none of those interactions exist without the primary ingredient of casual encounters and unexpected conversations.
I love being on the Behance Team’s email list. The quote, above, is from their article, “How to Build a Collaborative Office Space like Pixar and Google,” which you may or may not know, was pretty much the topic of my thesis in school.
What I like about this article is it basically encourages people to walk around and randomly chat with their coworkers. What if we brought that idea outside of the office and into a greater circle of influence? What if, instead of walking around in our separate worlds, minding our own business, we approached our days with an openness and curiosity and willingness to contribute in any way we can?
What if indeed! Thanks for the brain food, 99u.
This weekend saw many outdoor activities for me! I had my dragon boat races, celebrated a friend’s new house, and made the hike up Dog Mountain:
Panoramic view of the Gorge.
Just relaxin’ at the top.
Heading back down.
…and we’re on our way home!
The problem with this weekend is it has left me extremely sore, more than a little sunburnt, and in need of a little rest and recovery from my weekend.
Anywhoodle, here are some links for your Monday!
Have a wonderful week!
So this week has been off to a somewhat rough start. In addition to being sick as a dog all day yesterday and Sunday, I’m bumping up my non-freelance work to practically full time, which may not sound like a lot, but it’s a pretty sizeable dent into my workload right now, given that I’m going to continue to work with select clients on a per-project basis.
Why did I choose to do this? Maybe I like the challenge. Maybe I’m a teeny bit masochistic. Maybe I have a problem saying no. Or maybe I just love what I do, and can’t seem to get enough of it!
(probably a combination of all of those)
Anyway, here are some fun links I found in the last week, and some pics I snapped at some point for good measure.
Mason jars and crazy staws: essential book club supplies.
In honor of my book club meeting this week, I’ve put together a short list of things I’d like to read this summer:
My parent’s cat. Who would have ever guessed they’d get an indoor cat?!
How cute and rustic is my mom’s mantel, above? We Davis gals have a thing for southwestern patterns and cowgirls misbehaving. Speaking of down-home, how about these tasty sounding comfort foods?
Kyle pretends to be a dog forced to wear booties.
Speaking of silly:
Just a couple of nerd sandals in love.
Have a wonderful week!
I had a feeling today was going to be one of those very bad days. When my alarm went off, I hit snooze before I realized it wasn’t my wake-up-in-the-next-20-minutes alarm, but rather my you’d-better-be-running-for-the-bus-if-you-don’t-want-to-be-late alarm. So I was 20 minutes late to work, skipped my morning coffee, didn’t have time for a shower and barely had the brain space to match my shoes.
But then, a wonderful thing happened! There was coffee at work, and leftover bagels from a meeting. Some sweet lady on the bus complimented my hair (thank you, sock bun!). My guy sent me a sweet text. And the sun came out- literally and figuratively.
Just goes to show that you can always find a way to turn your day around. And sometimes the universe will conspire to do this on its own.
Hey there! We’re back from the race and we all did really well! It was a fun trip and I’m so proud of my friends and family for pulling together to Pole, Pedal and Paddle.
My last week in pictures:
Which Kayak is ours?
Run, Charlie! Run!
Took this picture halfway through the 5mi run!
Hey, good lookin’!
And here are some lovely links to get you through the week!