Hello! It’s Friday! That definitely calls for an overabundance of exclamation points, I say!
I have just finished wrangling the dogs while pest control came through, while simultaneously packing and prepping for a long weekend away to Orlando. It’s a fairly last-minute trip, which makes it even better. I love last minute trips. This is actually a work trip for Adam, but it’s a huge plus that we have family there and that we’ll be staying with my in-laws.
I’m looking forward to time by the pool, seeing some friends, exploring some of Orlando’s newest gems and some of our old favorites in my very set color palette (see above).
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend as well! Any fun plans?
There’s that famous saying, “Dress for the job you want, not the job you have.” It’s not my favorite saying, as I would like a job that allows me to wear exactly what I want to wear on any given day, whatever makes me feel most like myself. These days, it’s my favorite jeans and comfiest white tee (with a La Croix in hand, you know, hydration).
This is my typical work-from-home uniform. While there are times that I like to spruce up a bit, most days this is my home base. This is what makes me feel my best. If I’m going out on a date with Adam or meeting up with friends, I can just add a pair of booties, a moto jacket, a black hat and I’m good. Or I can slip on my sandals and a cardigan for a more casual look to run errands. Maybe my black blazer and pajama pants for Skype meetings, you know.
All this to say that, I’m a sucker for a good white tee and comfortable pair of jeans.
P.S. This one is an Old Navy vintage-style tee and it’s my favorite so far. I’ve tried $20 tees that shrink to an awkward, boxy shape and always come back to this one.
Tonight, I whipped up some banana bread and put it in the oven before I had even started dinner. I don’t know who I am anymore! All I know is that there’s something heavenly about zesting a lemon while warm cinnamon slowly wafts out of the oven. Two of my favorite scents filled the kitchen and really, I don’t think my kitchen has ever smelled so good. I think I hit the culinary equivalent of a runner’s high.
I’ve been cooking a lot more lately. Well, I should say that I’ve been cooking new recipes a lot more lately. We had a moment a couple of weeks ago where we realized that we were in a dinner rut. We had been relying on the same few dishes over and over again. We hardly planned a weekly menu and 5 o’clock would creep up on us without so much as a plan for what we’d eat. It was more of a burden than something to enjoy. These last two weeks, however, I’ve been planning. I am finally using those cookbooks that have gathered dust and have begun cutting out recipes from magazines which, I believe, justifies the money I spend on them. High five!
Tonight, we had a grilled steak salad with tomatoes and cannellini beans cooked in lemon and garlic thanks to a recipe from Fitness magazine. Plus a side of whole wheat sourdough, because I like my carbs. The meal was delicious (if I do say so myself) and will be made on many summer nights. This whole meal planning and cooking up some new recipes is becoming something I look forward to. Bonus? We usually have leftovers for lunch the next day, so we cover two meals. Oh and Adam cleans, because that’s our deal. One of us cooks and the other cleans. I’m sure it was in the vows somewhere.
The only problem is that I would now like to devour that entire pan of banana bread, so there’s that.