Club W

Friday we decided to have a low key night at home. I mean it’s not that out of the ordinary, but it was nice to know after a long week we would just be chilling out on our couch. It was like Christmas at work and home for the past two days. I had a lot of packages coming and they all came yesterday and today! Sara and I ordered the 3-day Refresh through Beachbody and so we spent a significant amount of time reading all about it after we got home from work. Around 7ish we started to get hungry and I remembered I had pizza dough in the pantry we could make. Unfortunately the dough didn’t come out as nice as usual, but we ended up making pepperoni pizza. It was delicious as usual. To wash the pizza down we opened up one of our Club W wines – Full Sleeve.

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When I picked the three wines for my Club W box I chose wines based on their label. Yeah I know “don’t judge a book by it’s cover” but the wine was actually really good. It is a red blend and was very smooth. Sara and I enjoyed the wine and if I saw it in stores I would probably pick it up again. The other two bottles i bought were also red blends. I guess I just have a thing for red blends. I am looking forward to breaking into those in the coming weeks. Club W is a monthly subscription box, but you can skip any month or cancel at any time. I’ve already decided to skip my next month because I know I won’t drink the other two bottles before it’s time to order the next box. I will however get another box in June/July and I am really looking forward to that! If you are an avid wine drinker you should give Club W a try!!

Things I’m Loving Friday

I feel like there are about a billion things I’ve been loving since I put down this little blog a year ago.

1. Still riding the Stitch Fix train. I used to get a box whenever I felt like it, but I ended up signing up for monthly boxes and it’s nice to get a surprise in the mail every month. Plus I hate going to the mall (unless there is a LOFT) so it says me time and crankiness if I just get it delivered. Since I’ve been getting it monthly I’ve found some awesome staples for my closet and I’ve now had the same stylist for four boxes. I feel like she has really gotten to know my style and nails it every month with the clothes she picks for me.

2. Fabletics, oh fabletics how you have ruined me. I signed up for fabletics in early December after having read a ton about it. I did my research and decided it might be a good option for me because at the time I was going to the gym regularly. I figured hey if I’m buying new workout clothes I better be sporting them at the gym. Well I’m still loving it and every month I say I am going to skip a month because I don’t need anything and then they come out with the coolest patterns. You win Fabletics. OH and Kate Hudson is cofounder, she is just so cool.

3. Club W – a subscription box for wine?? SIGN ME UP. Anyone who knows me knows I love a good wine. I don’t know there is just something so nice about opening a bottle of wine on Friday night and just hanging out on the couch. As you can see Sara and I lead quite the exciting life. I got my first box of Club W wine this past week after a co-worker had sent me a link knowing I would love it. We are going to dig into the first bottle of wine tonight, so I will let you all know how it goes! I am really looking forward to it. I have already skipped next month because I know I don’t need that much wine, but who knows maybe something will spark my interest.

4. Spring time. It is finally spring in Baltimore and I couldn’t be any happier. We can finally go out for walks along the water or basically just be outside for long periods of time. It hasn’t gotten unbearably hot yet and I know it is coming soon. So I am trying to soak up as much warm, but not too warm, weather by being outside a lot. It helps our friends moved in a couple of blocks away and have a roof top deck. They moved in this past weekend and we’ve already eaten dinner on the roof. I will be sad if we move far away from them and it’s a pain to walk to their house.

5. Vacations. They are coming. I can just see them. I have off next Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday to celebrate my brothers confirmation on Thursday night. I am going to be his sponsor and am basically just SO excited to see my family. I haven’t seen any of my family that lives in NH since Christmas so its been a long time coming. Then the week after I am going home AGAIN for Memorial Day and of course get to spend time with Mary. It is rough having one of your best friends live so far away so I try to soak up as much friend time as possible whenever we can.

If you can’t tell I am easing myself back into this blogging thing. One past last week, one post this week. Maybe next week we will have two posts!

I’m baaaaaaackk

I’ve had an itch to write (ergh type) for a while now and I’ve been toying with the idea of resurrecting the blog. Not really for anyone, but myself. After getting a couple of requests to bring it back recently I decided I was ready. A year off of blogging felt like forever, but really not like long at all! With all of my personal issues going on last year I wasn’t putting enough effort into the blog and it became something I didn’t enjoy. Well a year later I’m back in a great place in my life and am ready to share with all of you again!

Lets see what has happened since I left this little blog year ago:

– I joined a softball team at work, and I wasn’t any good, but hey it was fun

– I went to my 5 year high school reunion. It’s weird that we graduated 5, well now, 6 years ago. It stills feels like yesterday.

– Went to a fundraiser for The Laura Mahoney Autism and Epilepsy Foundation and it was a blast. I am so glad that I could help raise money in some way for this amazing organization back at home.

– Spent a week at home in the summer soaking up the sun, enjoying boat rides with family, and just relaxing. Oh and I spent a weekend in Boston with Mary where we had WAY to much fun eating and drinking.

– Signed up to run in the Baltimore Running Festival with my coworkers. I was part of a marathon relay team and I think I accidentally  got myself into the worst portion of the whole thing. I signed up for the third leg thinking it would be nice to run past my house and along the water where I normally run. Boy did I forget right after my house is hills upon hills upon never ending hills.

– I spent a lot of time working and learning as well, it wasn’t all fun and games, although I wish it were.

– I went to the same farm to table restaurant I went to in 2013, and it was just as delicious.

– I spent thanksgiving with my wonderful family.

– Took almost two weeks off (thank god for holidays and early release days at work) around Christmas and went back to NH. I spent the time hanging with family, helping my mom move, visiting Mary (it would be ridiculous if I went to NH and didn’t go to Boston), skiing only once but hey I got out there, and I even spent a few days just bumming around Baltimore.

– I spent a lot of time working during my second busy season. I can’t believe it was already my second busy season and I know busy season three is right around the corner.

– While in busy season I got this crazy idea to sign up for a 10k. It’s been something I’ve wanted to do for a while and I finally did it. Since I was in college I’ve been wanted to run the Sole of the City 10k so that is what I signed up for. Three weeks ago I ran this race and survived!

– I also on a runners high signed up for the Charles Street 12, which isn’t until September. I am really excited to run this race because it goes through almost all of my favorite places in Baltimore, especially that little piece on Charles St that goes past Loyola.

So I think that just about catches me up. Obviously more has gone on in my life, but those are the highlights. I am taking 2015 and trying to do all the things I want to do!!

A Catch Up

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Suddenly it’s May YIKES! Where did the time go? I didn’t realize I hadn’t posted since April 16th, SAY WHAT?! Hmm what have I been up to since them…

  • April 17th – Thursday night dinner was at a new restaurant in town called The Boathouse. Sara and I have been going out to eat ever Thursday night with two of her coworkers (except the past two Thursdays because people were busy). OH BOY was it delicious, we started off with some guac which we quickly devoured. Three out of four of us ordered the crab cake sandwich for dinner and it was perfect, served on a potato roll. I hate when rolls are too big. I was SO FULL when our waiter asked if we wanted dessert, but for some reason a cookie cooked in a skillet seemed to be what I wanted. Luckily Carolyn was willing to split one with me so I didn’t feel disgusting when we left.

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  • April 18th – Friday morning I caught a flight to Hartford to spend the weekend in CT for Easter. I hadn’t seen my mom’s side of the family since last summer so it was long over due. My grandmother picked me up from the airport and we spent the day relaxing before going to Good Friday mass and then out to dinner.
  • April 19th – Oh what a day. Saturday started off with some manicures and then a much needed haircut. I spent the rest of the day napping before heading to dinner with my grandmother and two uncles for one of their birthdays. While we were at dinner my mom texted me and told me they had to make a pit stop at the hospital for one of my brothers. I told her I would pick up my youngest brother if they were going to be there for a long time. Well two hours later and I was picking Michael up an hour away. I sat with Thomas while my mom changed out of the clothes she had been wearing all day since she was wearing clothes she wore to a funeral. Thankfully Thomas was alright he just had a sinus infection behind his eye ball, I’m not quite sure how that works, but it sounds like it hurts.

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  • April 20 – EASTER! I spent the day with family doing what families do best, having fun, laughing, and playing pick up basketball.

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  • April 21 – I took the day off of work to make my long weekend extra long and I am glad I did. I had the day to relax and do absolutely nothing. I had an afternoon flight and Sara picked me up at the airport after she got off work. Her client was right down the road from the airport so it worked out really well. I treated Sara to dinner out since she picked me up. We went to a new to us bar and it was eh. It won’t be the first place I go back to, but I would be willing to give it another shot.
  • April 22-24 boring work week. It’s rough getting back into it after a little break. Especialy when everyone else has a day on you.
  • April 25th – It was Friday again and my grandparents were in town! I was so excited to have them here, I haven’t seen them since Christmas so it was nice to have a visit. They are the first of my family to see my house so it was really special (except for my aunt and uncle who live near by). Unfortunately we had the hardest time finding parking for them and our power was out. Our power hasn’t gone out since we moved it so it was the worst. We enjoyed a dinner out on the town and enjoyed catching up. I can’t wait to be home soon to see them again.
  • April 26th – A nice long walk along the water, a trip to DSW, and  the rest of a Saturday spent relaxing.
  • April 27th – One of the most productive days ever. Our Sunday started out with breakfast at one of our old college favorite bagel places. We didn’t own a vacuum (yeah we are gross) so we decided to stop at Target and get one after breakfast. We found a good quality one on sale so it was a win win. After target we were off to Petsmart to find food for the cat. After finding out Sara had to have the vet fax the cat’s prescription we left empty handed. I told Sara when we woke up that I would accompany her to the barn because I hadn’t been in a while and then we wouldn’t have to come home after breakfast. I helped Sara get GiGi ready and then I hopped on her for some walking around. That is about all I can handle, I can’t seem to get the leg action down, maybe one day. After the barn we made one more stop for errands and then it was home. We spent the rest of the day cleaning our house and boy did it feel good. Sometimes you just need a good deep clean.
  • April 28th-April 30th – Just your typical work week. Nothing special going on, except I signed up for a softball league, but more on that later.

Well not your typical Marvelous Monday, but I felt the need to catch up. Hopefully I’ll be back to normal blogging soon (you know three times a week…if that).

 

Coffee vs. Wine

I saw this picture on Pinterest last week and WAS CRACKING UP. It is so true, I hold a special place in my heart for coffee and wine, okay and chocolate milk.

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