Tuesday, September 30, 2014

End of Summer

Austin Sunset :)
Guess who's feeling inspired...this girl! I recently shared the big news of my promotion, but shortly after I was working longer days. To avoid the stress, I started running a little more often. The weather is perfect, I work close enough to the beautiful Austin trails, and it's always nice to change up the scenery. And while most of my friends would never believe it, I've actually been waking up early to run. Running highs are great at any time of day, but I have to admit, it feels just a tad bit better when you've completed your workout before 9 am.

With daylight savings upon us, I'm hoping to turn this running experiment into a seasonal goal.  Speaking of seasonal goals, I've decided to start a new list for fall. I know it's a couple days past the fall equinox, but this is Texas and it's 90 degrees outside. In the mean time, I've decided to wrap up my attempt of a summer goals list.

100 Miles Challenge: Nope. Considering I ran a total of 11 miles in July, the goal was doomed. After spending a pretty penny on a summer yoga pass, I wanted to get my money's worth. I don't regret it one bit, but trying to get back in running shape isn't easy. If you count the miles I ran from June till now, I definitely reached my goal. Let's go with that, shall we?

Share a Summer Snack recipe on the blog: Done! I shared my banana blueberry ice-cream recipe last month and I may have whipped it up 3 or 5 times since. Did I mention I'm forgetful with bananas? Oh well, more ripe banana means more ice-cream for me!

Stick to my brand new budget: Can't say I've followed my budget to a tee, but I will say it's helped a ton.  Reviewing your spending habits every once in a while helps you rethink your next purchase.  For example, when you accidentally eat out for lunch everyday of the week, you realize it might be better to bring lunch for the whole next week. #guilty

Spend more time outside: This goal was half and half. I didn't swim as much as I normally do, but I definitely spent a good amount of time in the sunshine. That's what summer is all about, am I right?

Get a facial: Wahhh. Totally forgot about this goal. I did however, create a home ingredients face mask. It might not have the same benefits, but DIY's are fun and I can always get a facial next time.  Let the Groupon hunt begin...

Hold a Rabbit: So this might not have been in my original goals list, but let's be honest - it's always my goal. Hanging out at the petting zoo in the hot weather was completely worth it. Rabbits are cute and cuddly and I want one sooooo badly.

Sad to see summer ending, but I'm so excited for the cooler weather. Fall makes seasonal goals that much more fun, especially when the food, fashion, and weather is a hundred times nicer. Should I ever get back to sharing my style adventures, you'll be the first to see.  I may or may not have bought some new fall pieces, so here's to new outfit inspiration. Happy Tuesday fellow dreamers!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

September Wishlist

Dress || Print || Planner || Booties || Tea || Mug
Happy Music Tuesday!  Tuesdays are great, y'all. Still early in the week, but not exactly Monday, and a ton of new songs/albums are released! Nothing may have caught my eye this week, but in just 5 weeks and 6 days, 1989 is officially out! Yes, just 40 days until TSwift's new album is all mine. As much as I wish it was already October 27, this month's wishlist is full of pretty little things to keep me occupied until then.

Dress: A little fall dress never hurt nobody, especially a smock dress. I just want to spin and twirl every time I try one on. And those colors? Hello colorful tights!

Print: This one's for all you Office fans. Pam's final lines(1:16) of the series are just beautiful. I NEED this in my new soon to be office space.

Planner: You guys, I think I found The One. I've searched high and low, but I can't resist these colors. Also, I love being in control of every detail. A little steep, I know, but this deserves to be a splurge, am I right?

Booties: Black booties, check. Faux suede and leather, yes please.

Tea: I love a good green tea, but Birchbox hit the spot with this little treat. Ordering these ASAP.

Mug: Another treat for my desk? I think yes. I've been obsessing over this mug since the day The Everygirl shop opened, I think it's time I start a mug collection.

I know Fall isn't quite here(in Austin), but there's just something about switching my color palette that makes me excited for the cooler weather. Any of you feel the same way? I'm a sucker for suede, wine and mustard colors, or a bold red hat. What's on your wish list, lovelies?

Monday, September 15, 2014

Just Because...

I don't talk enough about the Hunger Games and I know you're all desperately wanting to see the trailer again and again. Happy Monday!

Friday, September 12, 2014

Friday Link Love

Happy Friday, lovelies. Guess who's a busy busy bee? Me. The good news, I've been promoted!! The bad news, nothing really, except that I've started typing double spaces after periods in work emails and find myself backspacing for the blog. #bloggerprobs. Anyways, it's Friday! Even though I've been MIA, I've been keeping up with my favorite blogs and finding super cool stuff to share with you. Some might be a few days old, but at least it's not two weeks old, like my last blog post. #oops

You don't know how long I've waited for this. I can finally finish the series, uninterrupted.

Thinking about planning a big trip for 2015. Wouldn't it be nice to travel here? Let's pretend I'm Lena and it's #SisterhoodOfTheTravelingPants.

My search for the perfect planner may finally come to an end. My sweet co-worker introduced me to this beauty of the world wide web.

I'm sort of obsessed with the 73 questions youtube videos, but this might be my favorite yet.

Because it's #FlashbackFriday and Boy Meets World never gets old. Skip to 14. Can someone pass me the tissue box?

Fan of rabbits? No - skip this one, If you're like me - keep on. How would you like to drown in cuteness, literally?

In case your tech background's getting boring, check out this week's picks from DesignLoveFest.

This HSM fan was so excited for Sharpay's wedding, and now I can't get over the bridesmaid dresses.

Disney Prince cartoons are soooo handsome and gentleman like, but there's no way I'd settle for this.

Saving the best for last, 23 reasons why my TV Boyfriend is the absolute best.

Hope you all have a fabulous weekend. My weekend plans include baseball, binge watching The Mindy Project, and sleep because duh. What are you doing this weekend? Any fall shopping yet? As much as I hate to see summer go, I can't deny my excitement for warm sweaters and hot chocolate. Luckily, I live in Texas - aka, summer till October. Have a fabulous weekend, fellow dreamers!