Manic Monday

Hello! Happy Monday, my friends.

This weekend passed by in a very relaxed, lazy way that weirdly felt productive. I volunteered with my work for Operation Clean Sweep to clean up my neighborhood on Saturday, and have decided that stickers are not only the lamest way to tag sign posts, but are also really hard to scrape off. On Sunday, I spent a good part of my afternoon sewing a fancy new sweater! I’m pretty happy with the results and feeling possibly too confident in my newly discovered sewing abilities.

Brunch Before Volunteer Day

Brunch Before Volunteer Day

Sewing Crafternoon Sunday!

Sewing Crafternoon Sunday!

Anyway, I’ve sensed a pattern in the links for this week. Here are some ways to waste your Monday.

Books I’ve been wanting to read:

Bites I’ve been wanting to try out in the kitchen:

Projects I’m filing away to tackle at a later date:

  • This scrap quilt. 
  • This tufted ottoman.
  • These cute headphones.


Looking forward to the weekend.

Hey there! Things have been pretty quiet around here this week, I’ve been a little over-booked with work and social engagements. After a very busy week, I have to say I’m really looking forward to being a homebody all weekend. Here’s my wish list of things to do:

IMG_1269Do a bit of sewing! I have a few little alterations I’d like to make on my wardrobe, and I am still wanting to finish a few pillow cases.

IMG_1312Ride my bike! I got it a few weeks ago and would love to get a few routes figured out for the purpose of potentially commuting to work!

IMG_1215Cooooooook. I didn’t cook all week, and there’s something about eating out for most of your meals that starts to feel pretty unhealthy. I want to grocery shop with a purpose, prepare a good meal, and eat it up.

What are your plans this weekend?





Manic Monday

Hello and welcome to Monday, my friends! I know quite a few people have today off because of MLK day, and I hope that you’re putting your day to good use. I for one, am working- and kind of appreciate that fact more so than after previous weekends.

This weekend was really great. I spent time with people I adore and don’t get to see often enough. I read, organized my life and ate well. (see pictures of cooking below. Yum.) I completed a few projects, did some much-needed cleaning, and found time to completely rearrange furniture for the heck of it. What, you don’t do that in your spare time?

For some reason, though, I couldn’t shake this feeling of anxiousness this weekend. I’m hoping that getting back to work and into my routine of productive task managing might help. So here’s to you, Monday!

Before that whirlwind of productive activity sets in, though, let’s share some pictures from the weekend, and some links I found on the internet this past week:

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Pretty kitchen, full of food for a really great meal. 

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What’s cookin’? Pulled pork, texas caviar, cornbread, home made BBQ sauce and chocolate cake. No big deal. photo (37)Organizing like a crazy person. 

Have a great Monday!