Thursday Morning Girl Time
I picked her up this morning for our 8 o'clock psychology class and after we headed to Target, where you can find us 90% of the time we're together. We also made our way to a couple of different shops where we picked up craft supplies and fox socks (typical!). We stopped for chi lattes at Starbucks and had lunch at Panera where we sat for over an hour reminiscing on our grade school days. It was a really great conversation, it's always fun to remember the ridiculous things we used to do when we were 12 years old. Before we knew it we'd accidentally chatted right through the beginning of both our second classes. So we decided to keep the girl time going and so we stopped by a little nail shop for pink manis (which my nails were in desperate need of!). We might have to make this a weekly thing now because my hands were very happy afterwards.
Check out her blog here, she takes really great photos!
Work, Work, Work
I have to say that I'm pretty proud of myself for taking initiative. There was a time where I would be too afraid to even consider putting myself out there and taking a chance.
Things I'm looking forward to this upcoming week:+ Picking up a new bouquet of flowers
+ Paper Diamond concert on Friday
+ Shopping trip to IKEA
+ Organizing my kitchen
+ Movie date + catching up with my best friend from my UIC days
+ DIYing wooden letters for our bedroom wall
+ Signing up for the gym with Marc
+ Shopping trip with Isabella
+ Hannibal season premiere
DIY Yarn Wreath
Last week I picked up a gorgeous bunch of daffodils and this week I've decided to finally put together this yarn wreath I've been planning on making for ages!
01. Yarn. 02. Glue gun. 03. Wreath form. 04. Accessories.
(I found all supplies at Michael's)
+ Glue the beginning of the yarn onto the back of your wreath form.
+ Wrap the yarn around the entire wreath. I actually had to cut it into smaller pieces and wrap them around individually because I'm a klutz and kept getting the big ball of yarn tangled.
+ Once you cover the entire wreath glue the end of the yarn to the back.
+ Attach the accessories to the front of the wreath. You can tie them or glue them on using the glue gun. Stickers are also an easy option. I chose these daisies because they reminded me of spring and had a lovely minimalist look to them.
The wreath is currently hanging on our apartment's front door. It's a nice welcome home every day after a long day away from the house.
Celebrating Valentine's Day
Hi everyone! I hope that all of you had a lovely valentine's day! This year Marc and I decided to plan a little staycation so that we could spend a little time on our own. So we booked a room downtown at The Wit and made reservations for dinner at Union Sushi.
We were able to check into the room early which was great. We ordered lunch from Wow Bao which was really yummy. Marc had the teriyaki chicken bao and I had an asian veggie + chicken salad with a really great Thai iced coffee. We then explored the hotel for a bit and tried some beers in the bar. Afterwards we went back to the room and watched movies and snuggled. We also ordered room service and had really great wings and fries. Our dinner reservations were at 9:30PM by which time we were both a little beat and not to mention stuffed! But we got ourselves out of our comfy bed and headed over to Union Sushi. We only stayed for a very short time because the restaurant was way too hot and crowded, plus the sushi wasn't that impressive. So a little grumpy we headed back to the hotel. To relax at the end of the night I decided to take advantage of our oversized tub. Huge tubs are one of my favorite things! I filled it with jasmine scented bubbles and threw on some Joyce Jonathan, the only other thing I could have used was a nice glass of wine! We left a bit early the next morning and Marc picked up lunch for us after we got home.
As much as I enjoyed the great food and the hotel I have to say my favorite part was watching TV and snuggling in bed with Marc. It's the simple things in life that I often find the most meaningful. Nothing beats an "I love you" and a kiss on the forehead.
How did you spend your valentine's day?
A Little Touch of Spring
January Cure; which I started fashionably late on February 6th. Better late than never, right? I've really been enjoying watching them slowly bloom one by one and bringing with them a little touch of spring into our apartment. I'm currently curled up in my favorite pink blanket with my feet on the space heater trying to stay warm but these little flowers are making me feel like spring is just around the corner.