Howdy friends! Top of the morning to you! I was hoping that I would be able to get some time this week to catch up with you all and explain my lack of videos & blog posts. Needless to say, my last semester as a graduate student is currently underway. As of today, I am exactly nine weeks away from the best days of my life. haha! I remember when I began my grad school program and thought I would go for my doctorate immediately following my MBA program. My my my...times have sure changed. I want nothing more than to not have another WebEx meeting! I cannot wait to read for leisure again and get back to running outdoors (once the weather warms up for good)! I am taking two courses this semester, one is Capstone (the only course I actually need to graduate) and the other is Strategic Marketing. I must say that both courses are doing a great job at keeping me balanced. Capstone is very research and teamwork intensive while Strategic Marketing, although it consists of a lot of work, is a class that is all about individual work. It requires a lot of research to but I feel more control over that process since I am working alone.
Enough of school...let me see what else I have been up to other than grad school!
The weather managed to get above 70 degrees this past Sunday so I went for a 3 mile run outdoors. It was very relaxing and gave me a much deserved break from being on the computer all day.
Babe & I took a trip to Whole Foods this week and I had them make me some juice at their juice bar. This juice had apples, lemons, beets, cucumbers, and spinach. It was a little bitter but yummy anyway because I am kind of used to it at this point. I dont expect my juices to be super sweet when I have more veggies than fruit.
I told honey that I had been craving some Italian so he took me on Saturday to Kenny's Italian Kitchen. I ordered my all-time favorite, lasagna. Can you believe I ate off this for two days? It would have been way too much to have in one sitting!
I have long been avoiding all the makeup brush laundry that I have. Hoping I will have time soon but it is such a time intensive tasks that I have been delaying doing it at all cost.
I am happy I switched to using the Erin Condren life planner this year. I have actually been enjoying it more than my Filofax, which says a lot. It is a lot more compact and easier to manage since its spiral bound.
Date Night on Friday at Midia From Scratch! If you want some authentic Mexican food along with an upscale dining experience, this is the place to go. I personally love the tableside guac (yes, with BACON!), shrimp fajitas, and most of their desserts!
Finally got around to wearing my silk blouse that I picked up late last year from J. Crew. I ordered it and had it dry cleaned...which made me forget I even had it. Babe loved the color on me and he knows its one of my favorite colors to wear too!
Date Night Drinks! Babe had a Margarita on the rocks and I had a Lemon Drop Martini.
I have not been spending much money because of the wedding and my desire to be more strict with myself this year. I want to hold myself accountable because I have more than I could ever begin to use in this lifetime. The two products I picked up from Sephora were things I had ran out of that I consider to be holy grail products!
Outfit of the Day for a day off of work! I actually had my wedding dress fitting #2 this day! So much to update on the wedding front but it will reveal itself in the next few weeks! :)
Sunday Brunch at Jasper's! It was very cold that day and windy! I usually can do the cold if it is not accompanied by 20-25 mph winds! My leopard print infinity scarf is my Calvin Klein, a purchase late last year from Blue Fly.
Brunch at Jasper's that we enjoyed very much for our first time there. Not to mention, they had a live jazz band playing music the entire time we were there. Awesome food, amazing atmosphere...cannot be beat.
Dress I wore to brunch! I remember purchasing the dress last year from Anthropologie and waiting on the perfect opportunity to wear it. Brunch could not have been a more perfect occasion. Cannot wait to wear this dress again once spring arrives! The 23 degree weather we have today is NOT the business!
Random Selfies! I am pretty sure both were from the same day! No rhyme or reason, just headed into work!
The highlight of the past couple weeks has been seeing how much my hair has grown since I cut much of it off last February. February 5, 2013 was the day! As we approach a year later, my hair is thriving. I have changed much of my routine (other than my staple products) and I have been really happy with the noticeable results. I hope to do an updated hair routine video soon discussing the products & techniques I use now! My biggest change has been my lack of heat use! I only blow out my hair now using cool air from the blow dryer and it has been a game changer. It has not only resulted in no new heat damage, but I have no breakage. I do have a tiny bit of split ends though because I haven't had a trim since October 2013. Bad bad bad, I know. I am getting a trim on my next salon visit...so no worries there!