A light-hearted hello to kick off the weekend! I am about to embark on a week of blog travel craziness (3 things in a row) but it is alllllll good. Can’t wait to get going!! Stayed tuned on Instagram to figure out where in the world is Carmen San Diego! Gonna miss that smile while I’m gone, but his KK is here visiting to keep him in great hands.
Patio progress! This was actually a shot before they started to re-grade the yard, but thought you’d want to see the stonework. Can’t wait to set foot on it! It’s been covered in snow too long already.
This book! My friend from college Trish is the host of a great podcast and has now added author to her list of accomplishments. Her book Insecurity Detox oozes positivity and helps you live your best life. She sent me a proof copy to preview, and I have been reading a little each day. It comes out in April, so look for it or pre-order!
Girls night out at Rocksalt with Sarah. There is just nothing like some girl time! We shared a salad, the pesto oysters, peel and eat shrimp and wine. Yum!
Some happy links:
Great practical nutrition tips –> 14 Ways To Be A Healthyish Eater Right Now
Love this salad idea from Tina –> Light & Creamy Chickpea Salad with Shredded Brussels Sprouts
Wise words about gluten from Anne –> Should Everyone Go Gluten Free?
I love meal prep posts and Gina rocked it –> 1 hour, $60, 5 days of daytime eats
^^The Vega Coconut Almond plant protein powder elevates all smoothies to excellence
How cool is this “Blousy Tankini” from Athleta!? Has me so excited to buy some new summer pieces!
This profile!!! (Enjoying a Tea Bazaar ginger cookie!)
Everything that comes out of this woman’s mouth! Love her.
PS. Did you see the Downton Abbey scene? You know, THE SCENE of the season? I just caught up and OMG that scene took me by surprise. I was howling in surprise when it happened!!
Have a great weekend!! Our is looking sunny..
Katie @ Talk Less, Say More says
Our weekend is looking windy but also a bit warmer and sunny so I will TOTALLY take it ! 🙂
Have a great weekend!
Your patio is looking great, we just built a house and so this spring we will have A LOT of yard work to do in both the back and front. Although, I secretly love yard work 😉
I am all caught up on Downton and I have no idea what your talking about! I need to re-watch!
The dinner scene!!!
Oh yeah! The dinner scene! When I read “the scene” I was just focusing on the last episode with the car race 🙂
I love that Buzzfeed list! It is such simple, great advice that I need to remind myself of every once in a while. Also, “Chemical Shit Storm” gave me a serious chuckle.
Patio is looking awesome, y’all are going to LOVE that when the temps warm up…..soon, soon!
I watched Downton last week but now I’m not sure which part you meant was the SCENE of the Season!
Two weeks ago!! Or maybe three now. I am behind!
Emily @ Life on Food says
I love that swim suit. Athleta is my place for swim suits.
I have seen all of Downton Abbey on DVD and I also have no idea what you mean by “the scene”. Details, please. 🙂
You know – the gruesome dinner scene!?
Chelsea @ Designs on Dinner says
SPOILERS: Did you mean the ulcer scene? That completely took me by surprise! I shouted at the tv when it happened. Came out of nowhere.
Katie @ Peace Love & Oats says
I love the name of that book, Insecurity Detox!
I know what scene you are talking back. It shocked me because I hadn’t seen a preview for it and didn’t know that was possible. I read that a lot of research was done to show what really would have happened back then. They even created two colors of blood to show the second time it was fresh. Ugh!
I thought it was shocking!! Wasn’t expecting it at all!
Sarah Kate says
I absolutely adore the stones y’all are using in your backyard. Can you tell me what they are? We are going to redo our backyard this year (currently completely paved) and the stones you are using are my favorite I’ve seen so far. Thank you!
Sarah Kate says
And BTW, that dinner scene was SO shocking! So “messy” for Downton Abbey 🙂
I will ask!
How is Karen doing?
She’s charging along. She’s very positive!
Andrea @ Blog Strength says
I love that swim suit, it’s fun and a little edgy, but acceptable to wear to kiddie swim lessons.
The patio looks awesome, Kath–great for parties & such! We have snow, so we have not been outdoors much, other than some time for sledding & such.
lynn @ the actor's diet says
I just realized I completely forgot about Downton Abbey!
The Dowager and Mrs. Patmore are my favorite characters! Downton Abby is such a GREAT show with, oh, so, so many memorable scenes 🙂
Lauren Wittry says
Oh THAT scene. I was in total shock!
Kelly @ Foodie Fiasco says
Kath, you have a gift for curating the best of the internet. xo
I ordered that swimsuit about .5 seconds after reading this post…and it arrived today (2/23)! It’s awesome and I can’t wait to wear it to our community pool this summer and not feel overexposed (like in my beach bikinis). Great for chasing after/swimming with little ones, too! Thanks for posting this!!
I love the bathing suit top but I bet it would be heavy and clingy when it gets wet.