Happy Sunday! This weekend has been NONSTOP. Good stuff, but I’ve barely sat down all weekend and I feel so behind on a lot of things I usually catch up on during the weekend. Thankfully tomorrow is a no-running day so I’ll be able to use my morning to play catch-up. I’m writing this blog post real quick and then headed to a friend’s house for a girls’ night puzzle night. Yes, puzzle night. ha! My friend suggested it and we all jumped at the idea. Sounds like a perfect opportunity to disconnect from devices, which is very often very needed.
I started my weekend with a long run on the treadmill, knocking out 12 “working”miles and then 1 easy cool-down jog. After my run, I stretched for 10 minutes, came home, ate lunch, showered & got ready and prepped for an afternoon of blog work. After working, Tommy and I met a friend for dinner at Diamondback Grill – salad + pesto burger & roasted fingerling potatoes for me. (I love their food even though the service is always really slow).
This morning, I started with another treadmill run, running 5 miles very, very easy. (More details on my runs in tomorrow’s workout recap post!) Then it was off to church, followed by lunch. Tommy prepped and grilled a bunch of chicken for the week while I prepped salads and spent the afternoon running around doing more blog work. Lots of work this weekend, so puzzle night will be the perfect way to wind down.
Let’s get onto some favorite links from the past week and current sales!
Just Say No – How often do we say at work, “Just wondering…” or “I’m just following up on…”. Great read on why we should nix the word “just”.
Joshua Spodek’s Morning Routine – A few of you suggested Morning Routine newsletter after I blogged about my morning routine and I look forward to that email every Wednesday! Joshua Spodek’s thoughts about systems really resonated with me.
The Morning Shakeout – I love this newsletter by Mario Fraioli every week, but this one was especially interesting to read about his break from social media. Considering I do social media for a living (both with this blog and managing social campaigns for a large national bank), I really never can take a break. I do hide all my social media apps in a folder on the third page of my phone and have all notifications off, which helps keep some balance.
Sweet Potato Kale Fritatta – This looks amazing and would perfect to make at the beginning of the week for a fast breakfast every morning.
We’re (Really Maybe) Moving to Cancun – J is a long-time blog friend of mine and she’s in the running for a pretty cool opportunity. Would you move to Cancun if you could??
Ann Taylor: extra 50% off select w/ code REFRESH (ends 1/9)
Beautycounter: 30% off select essentials w/ code WINTERSALE (ends TODAY, 1/7). If you buy one thing, buy the bronzer. (I wear shade 1.)
Express: up to 70% off select
J.Crew: extra 40% off select w/ code NEWYEAR (ends 1/10) + up to 75% off sale items w/ code SALEONSALE. I LOVE this skirt and these flats.
J.Crew Factory: extra 20% off winter faves + extra 60% clearance w/ code CHILLY. I’m eying this pretty sherpa jacket, this turtleneck, and this dress.
Macy’s: extra 20% off w/ code WKND (ends 1/7)
Nordstrom: save up to 50% on sale shoes. I’ve wanted these beauties for forever and these are so cute!
Net-A-Porter: up to 70% off sale
Tory Burch: extra 30% off select w/ code EXTRA30 (ends 1/15)
Home Furnishing Sales:
Pottery Barn: 20% off upholstery w/ code RELAX
Serena & Lilly: up to 70% off select
West Elm: extra 60% off select
Williams Sonoma: up to 40% off select w/ code FREESHIP
Okay, I’m off to reply to a few emails, eat a quick dinner and then head to puzzle night! 🙂 Hope you’ve had a wonderful weekend and STAYED WARM. Maizey and Tommy are ready for the week ahead! (This picture kills me.) Question for you: How cold was it where you live this weekend? It was 9 degrees on Saturday with “feels like” 2 degrees. Oof.
-7 here. Yes. -7. I think the real feel was -26. help.
Teri [a foodie stays fit]at
Move back to the South. You know you want to.
I wouldn’t move to Cancun but we moved from New England to Tampa and have zero regrets.
It was even cold here! Did you see it snowed in Tallahassee? It was just above freezing, there was actually frost on my neighbor’s windshield.
Teri [a foodie stays fit]at
YES! I saw it snowed in Tallahassee – that is CRAZY.