week’s end and blogging help

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Hey all! Sorry I missed my usual 5 on Friday post this past week. I was traveling for work and am not organized enough to schedule a posting 🙂

We had a great weekend, it was finally SPRING here in Syracuse! Friday night Bri and I had a nice and relaxing date night in. We did a wine tasting at this awesome little shop called the Savvy Wine Cellar. They have been open for 5 years now and it is so great to see a local business thrive. They sell JUST wine, no liquor. And they do free tastings every weekend (my kind of place!) Then we got takeout from our favorite seasonal Mexican joint, Boom Boom Mex Mex.  When Boom Boom opens it’s officially the sign of spring. It was just as delicious as I remember it being.

Saturday we went to our niece Katie’s art show up at Syracuse University. She was just the cutest and so excited/proud of all the hard work she had done. She looked like a little adult. (Pardon my wet hair in the picture ;)) Saturday night we had a great night out with friends. Grabbed burgers at our favorite local pub The Blarney Stone and then had a good old fashioned night of bowling. It felt like high school, hah! But those are the best nights in my opinion.

Sunday was gorgeous and we spent all day outside working on our front yard. (Pictured above – the entire garden department of Home Depot that we bought out). I can see how people think gardening is therapeutic, there really is something about digging through the dirt and planting! Right now we just have mulch and  lot of soil. We didn’t move in to our house until late June last year, so we are not sure what’s planted there, but it looks like a lot. We are excited to see what blooms!

Lastly – since I am new blogger, I have been using one of the canned WordPress templates. I am already getting bored of it! Do any other bloggers out there have templates they’ve successfully downloaded from other sources? Or is the trend to have something custom-designed for you? I’d love any and all advice!

That’s it for now – hope your week is off to a fabulous start!


5 on Friday


Trying this 5 on Friday thing and linking up to Cheers Y’all – I like this idea!

  1. Baby shower
    I’m headed to Buffalo for the day tomorrow to shower my beautiful friend Erin with baby blessings! She is a pharmacist living in Greenville, SC but Buffalo is her hometown (and a convenient drive for me :)) I can’t wait to see her and hug her baby bump! When I found out she was pregnant I sent her this adorable little gift I found on Etsy because we both love sushi so much but I knew she wouldn’t be able to have it for  awhile – I thought this was close second! If you look closely it’s actually wash cloths and towels.
  2. GO CUSE!
    That’s right – it’s March Madness time and my hometown team is in the tourney! We’ll be heading to a local pub tomorrow night to watch them (hopefully) beat Dayton and move on to the next round! Who are you rooting for?
  3. Frozen
    So, I think I am the only person left on the planet who still hasn’t seen Frozen, yet I keep hearing all these parodies that are cracking me up. I heard this one in the car on the way to work today and could not stop laughing. Check out Let it Goat here
  4. Protein
    As part of my journey on the way back to a better mental health and overall well-being, I am going to start trying to incorporate way more protein in to my diet. I don’t eat horribly now but I could definitely do a better job. I think I am going to start trying these organic protein shakes by Orgain. Has anyone had success with protein shakes? Also trying to incorporate a lot more chicken and fish in to my diet.
  5. GIRLS
    I reluctantly began watching Girls on HBO recently and have now become (not so) secretly obsessed. But even more so obsessed with music on the show. It’s gotten me back in to trying to discover new bands and music which I love, but also reminded me of old favorites. I’ve been listening to Fleet Foxes on Pandora all week and can’t stop!

Have a great weekend, everybody! xo