Archive for ‘LERP’

March 8, 2013

loving, eating, reading, planning

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LOVING  bkr water bottles
  //   I’ve been using this little beauty for a few weeks now and have fallen deeper and deeper in love. Yes. I am in love with a water bottle. I could write a few paragraphs on just the mouthpiece alone (Hello! No spilling while drinking and driving – water only, people!), but I’ll spare you and give you the good advice to get yourself one of these pretty, hydrating things. Browse away!

EATING  chia seeds  //  Who knew the source of a chia pet could be so beneficial?! I know they’re all the rage, so I guess that makes me a follower but a follower who can run fast because these things give you the kick of energy needed for any ‘ol day! If you have a full schedule or need some replenishment, grab a little pinch of these babies! I’ve been adding a small tablespoon to my morning black tea and it seems to get the job done. So much more information on these miracle seeds here.

READING  the happiness advantage  //  I love blogs. Not so much books. I guess that’s a lie, because I LOVE to buy books, but have a hard time sitting down to read them unless I’m on an airplane (bookstore in airports = genius). Thanks to my recent trip to Palo Alto, I was on an airplane so naturally dug into one of the many books I’ve purchased over the past few months titled, The Happiness Advantage. I first heard about this book back in January when I visited New Orleans for Serious Business. Shawn Achor, author, was the opening speaker and immediately had my interest – happy people are more successful?! WHAT?!!?! I loved the idea behind his research and the fact that it’s scientifically based! I’m about halfway through the book and if nothing else have discovered a few beneficial practices to increase my optimism and gratitude. Don’t believe me? Check it out for yourself.

PLANNING  boot camp //  Holy sore muscles, guys! On a whim (and with a bit of coaxing from a corepower buddy) I decided it would be a good idea to sign up for Corepower’s Boot Camp. WHAT HAVE I DONE?! I mean this is a pretty big stretch for me, seeing as how I find multiple excuses per week to skip my workouts. With that said, I know I need a literal and figurative kick in the booty to prep myself to feel happy about wearing a bikini on a San Diegan beach come end of April, so here goes nothing!

February 23, 2013

loving, eating, reading, planning

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LOVING  subway tile  //   along with our never-ending home search comes my never-ending decorating and re-decorating of rooms in our (currently imaginary) house. since the very first day we began house hunting (2 years ago), my decor style has changed quit a bit. i am looking forward to navigating my endless bookmarks, pinterest boards and scouring the neighborhood garage sales to select the perfect pieces for each room. and i really can’t wait to settle in to a neighborhood. HOUSE! hurry up and find us already!!

EATING  grapefruit  //  typically i buy grapefruit and end up throwing them away a few weeks later when they no longer look edible (because they always seem like so much work — laaaaaayzeeeee). something got into me this week and i ate one every single day. it was the best timing for so many reasons. every time i cut one of those juicy fruits open, it drove me back to a warmer time when the outside temperature reached above zero. it was nice for the 5 minutes it took me to eat it. not to mention, they’re great for you. so if you need a little splash of summer or vacation, or just a load of vitamin C, grab a grapefruit!

READING  enjoying the small things – dash’s birth story  //  Kelle Hampton of Enjoying the Small Things has been one of my favorite bloggers/writers since i was introduced to her work a little over a year ago (thanks for the intro, Ame). when i first read her blog she was writing her first book (Bloom – highly recommended). to be extremely brief, it is about the birth and first year of her youngest daughters life. well, she’s had another baby (first boy, third baby) and each birth story she writes is completely captivating. somehow she makes you feel like you were there. or at least like you wanted to be there to celebrate, to cry, and at the very least to hold the tiny little baby she’s just welcomed. her writing will bring you to tears and make you crave your family. it is beautiful!

PLANNING  palo alto  //  i have the pleasure of heading out to Palo Alto, CA this week for the first time ever to snap head shots of our team who keeps that pretty city looking so beautiful. i am thrilled to take a mini break from the minnesota winter! and of coarse to use my camera.  i often find myself defaulting to capture everything on my iphone to avoid lugging my big bag along (bad excuse, i know). when i bring it with me, i’m always so glad i did.

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