Hello and Happy Friday!
Any fun plans for the weekend? I am planning to keep it pretty low key since I want to spend a lot of time studying. I would also really like to dedicate a little time to Pinterest. I have an account set up, but up until now I have not used it very much. However, I am always seeing thing I want to “pin” and it looks like this is a place where I could get swept up for hours once I start. Danger lurks ahead…
Scott and I also have plans for a date night of some sort on Saturday, but with no set agenda. We are trying to make this a weekly habit. Some possible activities include Gone Girl at the movies, a Straight No Chaser oncert, or a hike at Mount Bonnell which overlooks Lake Austin. We shall see.
Moving along to business as usual this Friday! Below is a random collection of a few things that made me smile this past week. As always, I invite YOU to share something that has contributed to making your days a little brighter in the comments section below.
10/24: Friday’s Favorite Things
- Dolce Vita & My Paparazzi Encounter
I am very, very cautious about getting my hair done. Several bad hair cuts over the years have rendered me extremely paranoid. I find a good hair dresser and we mate for life. Well, not really, but you get the general idea. I do not hop around…finding a deal on “Groupon” or playing the field does not work for this girl.
I finally figured I had to cave and find a new hairdresser since I have been living in Austin since July now! I read about Dolce Vita Hair Salon, and made an appointment for a cut and color since it got great ratings and reviews online. I also loved that they carried organic lines of hair products which can be very hard to find.
I had an appointment with Cris, and she made me feel like a movie star! My hair was in desperate need of some TLC and had not been colored in forever. It had taken a beating this summer by the hot, Austin sun.
My Paparazzi (aka Scott) snapped this picture of me as I was walking in the door of our apartment, and I did indeed ham it up.
We actually just really enjoy taking silly pictures of each other. We delete the really bad ones of course, but they make my smile.
We go outside…
We take nice couple selfies too…
- Overnight Oats
As I was typing up this post this morning, I started to add some strawberries and walnuts to my overnight oats, and it brought a smile to my face. No recipe concoction is as easy or healthy for breakfast in my books. I am always trying new variations on find on blogs or recipe websites.
Today’s bowl features a variation on Julie’s recipe which I have been making for years. It also does not include protein powder for those who do not care for the taste/texture. The protein comes from a combination of the oats and Greek yogurt.
- Ikea Couch
Our new couch has made all the difference in our living room! It arrived on Sunday night and Scott put it together for us.
I love it!
It is the Tidafors model in the hensta gray fabric, and it really brightens up our apartment.
- KC Stelter on Instagram
I follow Kasey on Instagram, and I am always blown away by his posts. He plays Wheelchair Basketball and his hashtag is #AdaptedFintess. He works out like a champion. He shares his life, workouts, and positive spirt on a regular basis. I find him to be truly inspiring. He does meal prep, works out regularly and shares positive affirmations. I love his page, and it truly makes me thankful to see people like this spreading their gratitude on social media.
- Coco Channel Quote
I saw this quote earlier this week, and I thought it was so lovely. I am a huge collector of quotes, and this one particularly resonated with me.
- Family Visits
I am so excited that my mother and sister will be coming down to visit Austin in February! It is a while away, and I will see them in December for the holidays. However, I am really looking forward to having them come down to Austin to see us so soon! It will be fun to show them around where I am living now.
Question of the Day: What is your favorite thing this week? Are you loyal to your hair dresser? Pinterest – yay or no? Too many questions??
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