Happy weekend friends! K is off on a bachelor party in Whistler this weekend so baby girl and I are flying solo for a few days. We have dinner plans, a party to attend and some girly movies to watch. And thanks to the hubs we’ll be doing it all in the comfort of an air conditioned house. Thank you Costco! It is going to be in the high 80s and 90s for the foreseeable future and if your a native Washingtonian, you will die without AC. Fun fact: not a lot of houses in Western Washington have air conditioning. There is no need for it usually. Especially in June! It’s a saying up here that summer doesn’t start until after the 4th of July. Traditionally, June is a cool month; low 60s, maybe 70 degrees. There have been 4th’s where I’ve been in jeans and a sweatshirt, while it’s been raining. But wow, the weather has been unbelievable these last few months! So we broke down and bought an AC unit, and may spring for installed AC next week.
Favorite Me Time
I’ve been trying to focus on myself more lately. That sounds so weird to say. What I mean is that I’ve really been trying to stay positive and happy, and by doing so I’m reading a lot, having quiet time to myself and really working on my health and fitness. I continue to hear from many great entrepreneurs that you should invest in yourself more. So that’s what I’m trying to do.
I got the Tone It Up girl’s book last weekend and started the 28 day challenge on Monday. The book has a ton of inspirational stories and ideas for you to be fit, fierce and fabulous. And I love it! I’m doing 2 workouts a day, getting up half an hour earlier to do the first workout, and I feel so good! I’m happier, more motivated and feel like I can do anything I set my mind to. It feels awesome to be able to say that. So if I’m not posting as often for the next month or so, it’s because I’m working on me.
If you’re in the market for some inspiration with a side of health and fitness, pick this book up. And check out their website ToneItUp.com. These ladies have created a great community of strong, supportive women.
I made the best smoothie Wednesday evening with the beets we had.
– 1 beet root, peeled and chopped
– 1 apple
– 1 carrot
– 1/2 cup water and a handful of ice
If you only have a blender I wouldn’t recommend this recipe, but if you have a Vitamix or Ninja (or something similar), do it. It was so refreshing on a hot day and after a hard workout.
Favorite Summer Entertaining
Growing up, my parents entertained often, and so did my aunt and uncle. Their parties are some of my fondest memories. K and I are so busy that we haven’t had time to entertain as much as we’d like to. I’m hoping to change that this summer and have friends over a few times for a barbecue or wine tasting party. These 9 stylish party themes are giving me some great ideas.
Favorite Style Inspiration
I had no idea that Emily from Cupcakes and Cashmere had her own line of clothing coming to Nordstrom! Her line, Cupcakes and Cashmere, will launch online July 6th and in select stores July 10th. I really admire Emily’s style and of course her blog is amazing. She’s built a great brand for herself.
That’s all I got for y’all. Have a great weekend love bugs!