August Goals



At the end of this month, Zac and I will have lived together in Arlington for a whole year!  I can’t believe how fast that year went.

My goals for August are:

1) Read two books

I started reading ‘The Garden Intrigue’ by Lauren Willig on the plane ride.  This book has been sitting on my shelf for a while and the tenth book in the Pink Carnation series should be delivered to me this week so I need to read book nine first!

2) Eat more salad

I’ve been having salad for lunch a few days a week and I’d like to keep it up.  I think its a good healthy eating habit to make!  When I was in New Jersey last week I had a particularly tasty one at Tables for Two that I need to buy the ingredients for and recreate myself.  It was romaine lettuce, tomato, roasted peppers, artichoke heats, fresh mozzarella and grilled chicken.  It was served with balsamic vinaigrette. Yum!

3) Put more effort into my outfits.

I feel like lately I’ve fallen into a bit of a fashion rut.  I wear the same things a lot and don’t mix and match or accessorize as much as I could with what I have in my closet.

4) Buy my wedding dress

I do have a trip to Minnesota planned for 8/22-8/26 where among other things I will shop at the store my sister is interning at this summer.  I am hoping to find something that I love.


Weekend In Review

Happy Monday!

The weather, except for about half an hour when it poured rain on Saturday afternoon was so beautiful this weekend!

I started it off by enjoying a mojiito for Happy Hour on the patio at A Town on Friday with my friend Neha.  This was only my second time there, but I definitely need to go back!  Afterwards I walked over to the nail salon for a manicure.  I spent the rest of the night catching up on the DVR while Zac was at the hockey game.  Love the pink!


Does anyone else watch Smash?! This week’s episode was SO sad.  I’m totally not a sap about movies and TV shows like my sister Molly, but I definitely had a tear about Kyle.

Saturday was lunch with my friend Emilie before the longest hair appointment ever.  But, I’m a nice bright blonde for summer.  We made enchiladas for dinner and snuggled up on the couch to watch Silver Linings Playbook.  Such a good movie, I loved it!  I can definitely see why Jennifer Lawrence won all the Best Actress Awards for it.

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From here: Silver_Linings_Playbook

Sunday morning we woke up bright and early to try one of the two churches near us followed by a pancake breakfast at IHOP.  Dinner was this recipe.  If you’ve never made them, do it tonight.  Sometimes its fun to eat kid food made for adults right?  Especially with carrot fries on the side!

I picked up one at the library and bought one for my Kindle, but I’ve got two books to read for some upcoming book clubs.  I’m reading Life After Life and The American Way of Eating.  I’ll post my thoughts on them as I finish them.

What are some kid-friendly foods you still enjoy?

What are you reading?