Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Top Chef All Stars

I rarely write about TV (unless it concerns Anthony Bourdain), but this is kind of a big deal.
Blais or Isabella?
I'm rooting for Richard, I just hope he doesn't choke like he did last time!
He has a unique hairdo and he's not super obnoxious.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

a few things on tumblr this week that made me smile

How could you not love cupcakes in a cup? (via prettyfoods)

I knew they were real! (via thedailywhat)

The most perfect thing about summer. (via booklover)

So simple and so true. (via papertissue)

Click on the pictures for more. But of course, you can always just visit my tumblr :)

Friday, March 25, 2011

Quote of the Week

All the books we own, both read and unread, are the fullest expression of self we have at our disposal.. But with each passing year, and with each whimsical purchase, our libraries become more and more able to articulate who we are, whether we read the books or not.
Nick Hornby

(image via booklover)

Monday, March 21, 2011


For me, spring has started with the onset of the flu, chicken soup and toast, and of course, SNOW! Is this some sort of sick joke??

(image from weheartit)

Saturday, March 19, 2011


Obsessed. Absolutely. My favorite way to start my Saturday mornings is to roll out of bed, throw on some yoga clothes and head to 9am power yoga. And because I had "spring break" for two days this week, my mom, sister, aunts, and I went on our annual spa trip to Connecticut where I got to work out in their gym, take pilates and yoga classes, and get my "ass polished" as my mother likes to call it. This means I got a massage, and I got a manicure.

We got back last night, and I slept quite soundly, but as soon as I woke up this morning I was ready for more yoga. My mom and I headed over, and who was there but two of my aunts that were on the trip with us! We are all yoga junkies. I have this secret dream of becoming a yoga instructor someday, or at least mastering the crow, the wheel, and the headstand.

(found this picture on weheartit)

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

A Plan. Because I can.

So let's be real. This blog has not been so great lately, and I've been trying to figure out why.
Yes, I am busy, but that has always been the case. I still look at my own blog and read other blogs, but I don't post anything besides quotes. I love love love my quotes, but quotes are not substantial enough alone to make this a worthwhile place to visit.

I thought this blog would be a nice place for me to track some lifestyle changes and potentially actually maybe stick to some of them. Everything is going well lately, but I've always been guilty of not sticking to the healthy habits that I should, such as healthy, mindful eating, and daily exercise. The thing is, I'm not really keeping track of myself in a way that I could be.

Remember that time I made a list of things I had to get done and crossed them out periodically? That worked SO well for me, and even though that was approximately a year ago, I've always thought that I should do it again, and perhaps more consistently. I can't promise that's gonna happen, but my goal is to have a more consistent, purposeful use for this blog that I love so much.

I love exercise and I love food, so I'm not trying to restrict myself in any way. It's not gonna be like that. Don't worry. If anything I hope to find more delicious foods to eat and recipes to make, and more effective and enjoyable workouts to attempt. Anyway, this is just an idea I had, and I'm going to give it a whirl. Maybe, just maybe, I won't be the only person to get something out of this.

Anyway, I think I've been inspired recently by other people in the blogosphere who post delicious recipes and track their workouts. I find these things so interesting. Do I think I am capable of creating my own recipes? No. Do I think I am capable of replicating recipes from other people? Yes. And I will. And I will give credit where credit is due.

(delicious raspberries via thingssheloves)

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Quote of the Week

I have lost friends, some by death...others by sheer inability to cross the street.
Virgina Woolf

(photo via papertissue)

Friday, March 4, 2011

Because I just reread the Bell Jar

"Do you know what a poem is, Esther?'
No, what?' I would say.
A piece of dust.'
Then, just as he was smiling and starting to look proud, I would say, 'So are the cadavers you cut up. So are the people you think you're curing. They're dust as dust as dust. I reckon a good poem lasts a whole lot longer than a hundred of those people put together.'
And of course Buddy wouldn't have any answer to that, because what I said was true. People were made of nothing so much as dust, and I couldn't see that doctoring all that dust was a bit better than writing poems people would remember and repeat to themselves when they were unhappy or sick or couldn't sleep."

Sylvia Plath
Link(image via aplathaday)


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