Friday, March 30, 2012

Things I've spent too much time loving, and less time blogging.

1. The awesome and impromptu night out last Friday with my gays! We had the best time relaxing on Chris and Kevin’s rooftop patio watching the sunset, and ended the evening at Beatrice and Woodsley, which is a completely different level of awesomeness in and of itself.

2. After hours spent working in Hunter and Mark’s backyard (whomever lived there before them surely could not have put a rake, hose or watering can to that backyard in eons), having some of our favorites over for a backyard BBQ!!!

3. Finally blowing off the dust to my bike (literally, I had to blow a layer of dust off it) and ride our bikes to a local tavern for dinner and drinks! I have a sneaking suspicion this will be a reoccurring theme of our summer, and I'm not the least bit upset about it!

4. Cooking with tofu for the first time! And it was a huge success if I do say so myself…

5. Giggly and deliriously happy BFF’s at BWW.

Oh and P10. Duh.

6. Reading while waiting for my hunka-hunka burnin’ love for breakfast before work this week. We tried a new spot, and I fell…HARD for my breakfast sandwich!

{Yes I said hunka-hunka-burnin’ love. It’s my blog, I can hunka if I want to.}

7. B-e-a-utiful evenings, which make for beautiful runs, and even more beautiful moods!

8. Lilacs. My. FAVORITE.

Enjoy your beautiful weekend, friends! Anything fun on tap? It’s supposed to be EIGHTY FIVE here tomorrow. You better bet I’ll be outside every waking second the weekend will allow me to!

Ok one final picture b/c it cracks me up too much. Allow me to introduce you to my foot rest while watching AI @Jon's last night. I give to you....Rowan.

Hakuna Matata, my sweets!

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Listen to the silence.

Tonight, I decided to go forgo the gym, and go for a good old fashioned run in my neighborhood.  Not Cheeseman Park run like I would usually do at nights, just up and down some of the streets in my neighborhood that I maybe haven't visited before.  Those 30 minutes outside made me remember what it is that I love about Cap Hill.  Basically take this post and this post and you'd have the love child of what I experienced tonight.  I think what made it even that much more beautiful was that I left my phone, and all music at home.  Gasp!  What's that you say?!  That's right.  I braved an hour (30 min running + some time at the grocery and walking home) without my phone.  Though I would have loved it to take pictures of all the colorful and delicate spring flowers blooming every which way you look, it allowed me to take everything in that much more.

The click clack click clack of the dogs walking ahead of me.
Classical music singing from an apartment window.
Hearing a door open behind me, and when I go to sneak a glance, seeing the happiest couple walking out their front door carrying a kite.
Two people cuddled up in blankets on the front porch studying together.
The sounds of a bike whirling past me.
Laughter shared between two friends on a front step.

My all time favorite?!
A 70+ man sitting on his front stoop, playing the guitar.

It was such a soothing and wonderful way to de-stress from the day's events, leave all emails, texts and phone calls at home while just enjoying being for once.

Now?!  I'm off to cuddle with my kitty, enjoy my cup of decaf green tea + peppermint tea while working on my crochet.
Have a beautiful Tuesday, friends!

Hakuna Matata.  : >

Suck sucky sucking.

I know I've been really bad at keeping up with posts lately! Time has either been spent outside, with dear friends, or simply unwinding. So until something ground breaking happens that will really blow your minds, enjoy some of my latest Instagram pix!

That's my life in a nutshell. Nail polish, crocheting, Hunter, tea, coffee and lotts'a time spent outside. Cheers!

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Thursday, March 22, 2012

March Photo a Day :: 15 – 22

Yeah yeah, I didn’t post this on Tuesday like I usually have been. But hey – when you finally get your boyfriend who works nights all to yourself for a week straight, you wouldn’t be blogging either! Well – maybe you would, I guess I’m not sure. Who am I to judge.

ANYhoodle – without further adieu, 15 – 22!

{ day fifteen } Car.

I used to do the monthly calendars from Go Scout Creative, and this one, bar none, was my favorite!

{ day sixteen } Sunglasses.

This pix makes me giggle. It’s what any level headed 20’something does while driving. Take a pix to send to your aunt of the earrings she gave you a year+ ago. The sunglasses got in there by accident, though it worked out!

{ day seventeen } Green.

What I SHOULD have pictured here is Charlie, who was decked out in head to toe in the cutest matching green outfit for St. Patt’ys Day (matching socks and all), but I was too busy loving on him and playing Lego’s to have taken a pix. So instead you get the green in a text conversation for my friend Angela’s birthday!

{ day eighteen } A Corner Of Your Home.

Kind of speaks for itself. Welcome to my humble corner of my home.

{ day nineteen } Funny.

I came home to this sweet package from my grandma in ND! I had forgotten something at her house while back for Becky’s wedding, so she mailed it back to me + some Easter goodies. Her little old lady witty and sassy cards never fail to make me laugh.

{ day twenty } Before / After.

What gets me through my day! Mix of Green Tea and Peppermint Tea. I bet I down 4-6 cups of this goodness throughout the day.

{ day twenty-one } Delicious.

How I lived to be 26 and never fully appreciated how delightfully delicious honey is, is beyond me, I’m just glad the obsession has finally struck. I keep this at my desk for when I get a sweet craving – a spoonfull of this is far better than a spoonful of jelly beans!

{ day twenty-two } Kitchen Sink.


I'm itching for the weekend and temps in the 70's! Tick tock week, will'ya?!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

What did you do last night?

Anything fun? What did I do, you say? How sweet of you to ask!

I went on an awesome run with my boyfriend in my new awesome shoes from said awesome boyfriend

Then we went and wandered the aisles of Whole Foods (one of my favorite past times with him) and got some fixings for dinner! Edamame with salt and cayenne pepper to snack on, grilled salmon and asparagus spears with spinach and mushroom risotto! Oh. And wine. (duh)

THEN. We lounged on the couch for a while. Him watching Airplane! and playing WWF, me ignoring Airplane!, playing WWF and Draw Something, then eventually retiring to his room to play checkers.

His mom found this awesome checkers table at a thrift store in MT, and we (read: I) have been dying to use it! Then of course looking up the rules of jumping in checkers

All while I was perfectly relaxed with tunes in the background, cuddled up in some quilts his mom has made.

I fell asleep shortly after our 2nd game while getting a hand massage (he's the best), and when he woke me up to actually go to bed, he was telling me to "turn around", and I thought he was saying "put your arms down". It was a very confusing 45 seconds for me, but thankfully we made it though.

Tonight you ask? Brewing beer! I love when he has a full week off from work. I've been so spoiled with nightly dates and extra long cuddle sessions lately. #swoon.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Heavily happy heart.

It is absolutely impossible for me to put in words the memories, feelings, thoughts and emotions I've had in the past 84 hours. I need to set aside a few hours to type it all out, because though painful, I really want to write this experience all out in words as to not forget anything, no matter how devastating they may be. I understand how utterly vague that statement is, but just bear with me. However, my support system, per usual, is on fire. It's the hour long impromptu 10am coffee date on a Monday morning where when words couldn't find their way, tears sufficed and somehow told the story the way it needed to be told. { which, by the way, there is something so painfully beautiful about sitting at a table with someone who means more to you than you will ever be able to express to them, looking each other square in the eye, and simply crying that is so unbearably healing. It is a moment that is so real, raw, vulnerable yet 100% honest. } It's the constant flow of IM's and text messages which really is more like a hug and just knowing the love that is put into those words. It's the silence between two people that says more than any words of encouragement ever could.

Right now:
I am loving watching the clouds pass through in the sky. Knowing another day has come, and is going before our very eyes.
I am itchy to get out of work, throw on my running clothes and new shoes Hunter surprised me with {ekk!!}, going for a run with him, then perusing the isles of Whole Foods for our dinner tonight, BBQ'ing out in the backyard, dreaming up the garden for the summer, playing checkers, creating moments and simply being.
I am dreading going through my work email because there are always, always, always too many emails.
I am pounding water to get rid of this headache.
Above all, I am so happy to have the ability to do all of the things above.

Please do me a favor. Please call your mom today just because you can. Call her and laugh with her, or cry with her. Retell stories from the past. Share secrets. Make a list of what you are most excited for in the future. Tell her you love her. If you are mad at her, forgive her. If you are annoyed with her, ignore it. At the end of the day, are those things really worth holding on to when our time here is so short and so precious?! I didn't think so either.

I know this post is all over the place, so my apologies. It's just what is on my mind and heart today.

What is on YOUR mind or heart today?!

And last but not least, a pix, and people, that make my heart uncontrollably and unquestionably happy.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Beth happy.

This is what I look like while enjoying 60 extra minutes of sun at night:

Actually thats what I look like while trying to pursued Hunter to call in sick to work and go on a run with me.

Same diff.

I'm having a total love affair with this week.

I even stepped out on my wrap around patio
fire escape
this morning to get the sunrise.

March 20th aka the first day of Spring can't come fast enough!

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