5.02.2016

Happy Monday - Tales of my Weekend

Happy Monday Y'all. Today I'm reporting live from the struggle bus. It was a long weekend and I'm running on just a few hours of sleep. So my apologizes in advance for the rambling that will ensue.

Friday I skipped out of work a little early because the weather was dreary and I had tickets for a local opera performance of Sweeney Todd. We stopped at one of our favorite restaurants for dinner and drinks first. We visit this place at least a couple times a month because we are obsessed and if we lived closer I bet we'd be there weekly. If I was on death row I would request their lemon drop martini and margherita pizza as my last meal.

After shoving our faces with food we headed to Sweeney Todd. It was my first time attending an opera/play and I really enjoyed it.


Of course we didn't go home after the show but instead went to a local bar and drank way too many vodka and red bulls. When will I learn that my 29 year old self cannot pull all-nighters like I used to? Holy hell. Never again (which is a lie and I'm sure I'll do it again sometime in the near future because YOLO.)

I spent most of Sunday doing boring adult crap like cleaning, laundry, and binge watching Grey's Anatomy on Netflix. I scoured Pinterest for hours trying to find a new recipe for dinner before settling for an easy looking shrimp and pasta dish. Butter, garlic, and pasta - how could you go wrong?

I decided to go to a neighboring town's grocery store where I was certain they would have all the ingredients including fresh shrimp. After a slightly irritating shopping trip - (read: extremely f'ing annoying interaction with the seafood counter guy who spoke in baby bird whispers and pig Latin and clearly didn't understand any of the words coming out of my mouth when I asked for "1 pound of fresh, shelled, de-veined shrimp." No seriously.. this guy was not normal. I am starting to wonder if he's actually an employee there or just some lunatic who broke into the seafood section of the store) - I headed home to start cooking.

The end result was okay but I thought the butter taste was overwhelming. The recipe called for a whole stick of butter but I think it would be better with half a stick, fresh garlic, some grated Parmesan cheese and a little white wine. So actually, just re-do the whole recipe and don't follow that one at all.




And then GAME OF THRONES! Like what?!!!!? I don't want to spoil anything for those who haven't had a chance to watch it but OMG. jdfishdfiuhsdfs

Linking up with this lady and this lady for Weekending

Sincerely and Sarcastically,

Nancy

4.26.2016

Life Lately: April 2016

I have approximately 50+ unfinished blog posts in my draft folder and no desire to finish them. Although it may appear that I have neglected this space entirely the past few months that is far from the truth. I log in every week to catch up on my favorite bloggers and make sure to jot down any blog post ideas whenever one pops into my head. I am still lacking the motivation to blog but I haven't been lacking the desire to do so. But since I've been radio silent lately I figured a quick update was due.

+ As you can tell I butchered the blog design... I tried to install something myself and it didn't end well.

+ We went on our honeymoon. It was nothing like I ever imagined... in the worst possible way. This story/debacle deserves its own series of posts so please stay tuned. HOWEVER, I will tell you to never visit RIU Palace in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

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+ I'm still married. Even after the honeymoon from hell as I can joking call it now after months of mental healing.


+ We survived winter.

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+ I signed up for Stitchfix. Finally. I have been wanting to try it ever since Erin at Living in Yellow mentioned it months (maybe years?) ago. You simply create an account online and fill out your style profile and then a Stitchfix stylist will look through your profile and mail you 5 items of clothing. You can keep whatever items you like and pay for those items or mail them all back. Visit their website for more information.

+ This summer I plan on tackling a few house projects. First up is re-doing the living room area. I am going to re-carpet and paint the entire room. I have NO idea what colors or theme I want to go with so any tips would be much appreciated. The whole room is a blank canvas so the options are endless which is very overwhelming. Can I paint oak trim white? Or is that not a thing?

+ I joined the world of Snapchat  - follow along: nansee24

+ I just ate a chocolate chip cookie after vowing I would eat only healthy things all day. I lasted 3 hours. *sigh*

+ I signed up for Helene's e-course MONTHS ago and haven't explored it yet but I am excited to start that hopefully soon.

+ We're planning a trip to Chicago this summer and I've been browsing Taylor's blog archives for must see attractions and eateries. Any travel tips?

And I guess that is all for now..

Sincerely,

Nancy

1.04.2016

Life Lately - 2016 Edition

Welcome to 2016! I hope you all had a great New Year! I'm going to take it easy today since I'm suffering from the post holiday blues and give you a short update of what's going on.



- First and foremost - Making a Murderer on Netflix. WHAT?! If you're not currently watching this PLEASE stop whatever you are doing and go watch this documentary series on Netflix right now. There are no words to describe how incredible it is.

- Working on my sister's baby shower. She is due with her 2nd child in May and I am over the moon excited. We're planning a shower for the middle of March with a color scheme of baby blue and gold.

- Starting the 21 Day Fix. Anyone else use this program? It seems pretty legit and straight forward. It's all based on eating healthy portions of real foods and exercise. I have been uncomfortable in my skin for the past few months and with our upcoming honeymoon in February I wanted to get back on track and tone up so I can frolic carelessly on the beach in a bikini. My only concern is the meal prepping part.. it's a lot of work.

- Organizing spare rooms that are filled to the brim with wedding stuff. After the wedding I threw everything in totes and boxes and never looked at them again. This weekend I started the process of sorting through that mess but I still have a long way to go. I haven't even touched our wedding photos yet (sneak peak below.)



- I'm feeling crafty lately. I'm trying to think of something fun to do with our wedding cards. I originally planned on hole punching and binding them together to create a book.. but I think I might want to do something more creative with them. Any ideas?

- Winter has FINALLY hit NEPA. Right now The Weather Channel says it's 5 degrees outside but feels like -13 so that is kind of soul crushing. Tomorrow doesn't look much better.

- I finally embraced the world of Starbucks. Hi, my name is Nancy and I'm addicted to Starbucks. Thankfully I don't live near one because otherwise I would try to live in a Starbucks, work at a Starbucks, marry the founder of Starbucks, and have perfect little Starbucks babies and name them Vanilla Bean Cream and Salted Caramel Mocha. I am alarmed at how quickly my love for them escalated.


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