Thursday, March 19, 2015

Life Update

Hey guys! I didn't mean to take such a long blogging break, but that happens. It seems like everyone I follow is really busy right now. I can't remember if I mentioned but my position changed at work. I got kind of a promotion and my work load doubled, maybe tripled, so I've been flailing a little bit. Now I'm two months in and things are starting to feel better. And I've started going back to acupuncture which really helps me with stress so, yay! Here are some of the things we've been up to:
Vegan Vee opened up a storefront recently and I'm so glad it is out of my way because I would be there every day. Finally a place in town to get vegan donuts! The whole place is actually vegan AND gluten free. I don't avoid gluten but for those that do, every single thing we've tried has been delicious and you would never guess it was allergen free. Yum. I want another lemon raspberry donut right NOW.
We got to dog sit my friend Stefan's pug Bean and it was amazing. Look at that chunk! He was so sweet and liked Travis better than me (what!!) and I hope I'll get to watch him again. He was impatient when we took him on a walk with Priscilla. I never realized how SLOW that old lady totters down the street. Once we put her in the sling Bean was able to go at a normal speed.
Group photo! Not flattering of little Phyllis but look at Priscilla's sweet smile! I feel like these are pugs in small, medium, and large.
Sitting with Travis. Breaking my heart.
This was so long ago now but I won tickets to the Isa Chandra Moskowitz event at City Winery! It was very fancy and so yummy! I'm not really a wine drinker but it was great to have wines paired with the food. They all tasted so good! My favorite courses were the tamale and that cupcake. She makes the icing with tofu instead of earth balance and it was so fluffy and decadent. Yum.
I also won tickets to Oscar night at the Belcourt! It is a fancy fund raiser event so I got to dress up with some friends and drink cocktails and cheer on our favorites. I lost our Oscar pool but I did get to wear a glamorous black and gold look. For those of you that were worried, I have been keeping up my cat eyes eyeliner every day in 2015 goal. Ha! Best news years resolution I've ever had I think.
Last event I'll tell you about, some local lady musicians put on a girl group tribute the night before Valentine's day. The whole band was girls, all girls sang and it was one of the best shows I've EVER been too. All the girl group hits you could want and every single lady there looked adorable. I hope they do it again! Maybe I'll have longer hair and can have a beehive. I went with my best girlfriends and danced the night away!
I've gotten tattooed a LOT this year. Four of them were Friday the 13th little guys, like that rabbits foot. The Dirty Dancing one was a Valentine's special and I just couldn't resist. Have you watched that movie lately? Do it! It is so so good!
Travis bought me this crazy beautiful Lush set and I've been taking a few baths a week. I'm still in love with their bath bombs. I haven't tried the bubble bars yet. It is such a nice way to unwind.
I took these photos in February to talk about how I was deep cleaning our room, but since then I read The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo and things have gotten crazy in here. Have you heard about it yet? I feel like everyone is talking about it. I have a few posts planned. So far 9 bags have left for Goodwill (just from our closets!) and we got rid of MOST of our books. Its insane, and I feel great about it. You'll see! But the drag queen photos are staying in my closet. They are my morning inspiration.
And it isn't an instagram post without a few pet photos. Look at how cute Phyllis is!
I love how Scout will sit on me purring up a storm, but with that look on her face and her ears back. She can't decide what she wants.
Laundry helper.
Teeniest bundle. 

16 comments:

  1. I read The Life Changing Art, got rid of a van full of stuff! I keep writing blog posts about it too. Do you do the sideways folding thing? im also doing a capsule wardrobe and love it!

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    1. yes i love the folding!!! travis and i are obsessed. he keeps talking about capsule wardrobe, but that is kind of what i have. since all i do is mix and match the jeans and t shirts i wear, haha.

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  2. I can't believe Travis bought you that huge box of Lush stuff! Maybe I'm cheap, but I never put a whole bomb or bar into the tub at once. I break them up with a hammer. The bombs usually crack into two really easily. Love their stuff!
    I need to check out this Magic of Tidying Up thing that you're talking about! I'm getting swallowed up by stuff over here! Not good!
    Cute post! Cutest Pugs!
    Erica :)

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    1. i couldn't believe it either! i told him not to tell me how much it was!
      the book is amazing. it makes me feel so GOOD about getting rid of stuff. we'll see how i do when we get to collections though. eesh!

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  3. LOVING all these adorable pug shots! Congrats on the promotion too - excellent stuff!

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  4. Love all the pug pics
    Retro rover

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    1. i could take photos of them all day every day.

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  5. I wish I was more of a bath person because I feel like it would benefit me in the chillaxing arena! That donut is making me so hungry. Congrats on your promotion! xo

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    1. i love a bath. if i ever move, or remodel, i want a big deep clawfoot tub. i'm a weirdo who could stay in there reading for hours.

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  6. Phyllis is SO TEENY AND SWEEEEEEET <3 <3 <3

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  7. #catseyeFORLIFE Best New Years resolution!!

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    1. haha, i knew i needed something easy and FUN!

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  8. Ohhh you have been so busy!! I just got back from a weekend of working a convention and used one of my bath bombs. I love lush so much!

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    1. i'm trying to make them last. i kind of want to do one every night!

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  9. I'm so proud of all your spring cleaning. I have been trying to be better about letting go of things in the last few years. It gets easier the more you do it. I used to be bad with books, but I soon realized 90% of them had no point in keeping unless I was planning on passing them onto someone else to read. I figured unless I was passing it on or planning to read again...I needed to let them go. I was holding onto books I didn't even like. I can't wait to hear how much you made at McKays.

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