Sunday, May 5, 2013

Round Here Pt. 2

Sorry for the ultra-light posting these last two weeks.  Two managers went on back-to-back vacations so that meant extra days and longer hours for me.  Which resulted in absolutely no time to plan any kind of blog posts!

I absolutely bury myself in my work, because it makes me happy.  But after an extremely long work week, it's nice to come up for air.  Until I realize that my house is yet again a disaster.  Then I kind of just want to go back to work instead of tackling the domestic mess, haha.

The rain has been pretty unrelenting this week.  And for those of you from the South, you know that a solid week's worth of rain means all kinds of life forms start popping up with alacrity.  That azalea bush?  It was green one day and hot pink the next.  It was nice to get out in the back yard and snap a couple pictures in between rain showers.  Even though the yard is a mess, there's an uncultivated beauty back there.

At least the rain has washed away all that dang pollen!

Monday, April 29, 2013

Well, I'm Glad That's Over

Last week was one of those weeks, man.  You know the kind, where each day is either really awesome or really shitty.

And while I'm thankful that there was a lot more of the former, all of the emotional roller coaster rides left me exhausted.  Here's hoping for a more level week!

Speaking of the really awesome days...

We gave the patio at work a much-needed facelift with fresh flowers and new pillows!  Now we just have to keep said flowers alive...  Um...

I discovered Greek yogurt!  Okay not really.  I know you know that it already existed.  But I finally ate some!  And holy crap, is it delicious!  I'm not the biggest fan of regular yogurt, but Greek yogurt is so much more thick and creamy that it's hard not to love.

Continuing in the clean eating vein, I made my first completely clean dinner for Ryan and I.  I was way more excited about it than Ryan was, but he still ate it all, so props for him.  I made blackened chicken with an avocado-Greek yogurt sauce over cilantro-lime quinoa.  So.  Good.  I adapted the recipe from here.

And lastly, I had a night off!  And better yet, Ryan didn't have to work the next day!  Because I work in the restaurant biz, my nights off fall during the work week 99.9% of the time, so Ryan and I usually keep it pretty low-key.  It was nice to be able to just hang out and relax and enjoy some time together.

What was your highlight of the week/weekend?  I hope this week is fantastic!

Also, the winner of the giveaway is Brittany P.!  Congrats girl, I sent you an email!

Monday, April 22, 2013

Giveaway Time!

Y'all are in for a treat today!  I've paired up with some AWESOME ladies to bring you some AWESOME prizes!  Wanna know more?  Yeah, you do...

"Hello, lovelies! I'm Chelsea: a newlywed, crafter, coffee addict, and aspiring author. I started my blog because I truly love writing, and I wanted a place to write my opinions and views on everything from what I think about coconut oil to how I feel about human trafficking. On my blog you'll find musings on issues, life, love, and everything in between. I would love to get to know you, so come on over and say hello!"

"Hi! I'm Katie from coffeeloversdilemma! I am a clinical dietitian that believes in everything in moderation. I love food, fun, and fitness as well as having a good time. Grab a cup of coffee as we navigate food, recipes, nutrition, working out and just plain ol fun!!"

So there you have it!  Just use the Rafflecopter widget below to enter, and may the odds be ever in your favor! (Yeah, I went there) a Rafflecopter giveaway

Friday, April 19, 2013

Happy Hour: One More Again!

Blogger, I am shaking my fist and muttering at you right now.

On Wednesday when I installed the cocktail series poll, I used Blogger's poll widget.  There have been a couple times now where I've tried to track the results and.... they were not resulting.  The poll only showed one answer at a time, and each time was different.

Damn you, poll widget!

So, after much cursing and page refreshing, and a little help from Google, I remade the poll using Poll Daddy's software.

I already have a cocktail idea in mind for you lovelies' first go-round, but please please please revote so I have an idea of what kind of drinks you'd like to see featured!

Also, stay tuned because there's gonna be something awesome on Monday!

Thanks a bunch and have a fantastic weekend!