Thursday, February 9, 2017

Thinking Out Loud #23

I'm pretty I blinked and this week is basically over. Did I not say last week that Thursday's just sneak up on me?! This week has been hectic, hence my lack of posts, so I apologize. I'll today's thinking out loud as a mini recap/mix of random thoughts because why not? Let's jump in!

1. I have been in desperate need of new running shorts for a very long time, but I have a hard time parting with good workout gear. If it's not totally destroyed why replace it? I had been wearing my trust black running shorts since I was a junior in high school (sad but true) and they were perfectly broken in. I had tried countless pairs of other shorts over the years but they chaffed or were really uncomfortable. I went to Dick's on a whim and left with the most comfortable pair of running shorts I have EVER owned. I bought a pair from Carrie Underwood's Calia line and I am now hooked. Over the weekend I went back and got another pair and two sports bras because her sports bras are the best! I have nothing but praise for her athletic line and I highly recommend it!

2. Does anyone else randomly browse Amazon? I was looking for a birthday gift for a friend but somehow ended up looking at wine glasses, no clue how I made that leap. I found this wine glass and laughed. It says, "I like long romantic walks down every aisle at Target."😂 I have no clue what it is about Target, but it's a fun store to browse in. If you're going to browse leave your wallet at home though because that store is dangerous! 

3. I was given a Whole Foods gift card for Christmas so I made the trek out there late last week. Besides getting some of the freshest berries ever I found Forager dairy free yogurt. It's made from cashews and honestly it was amazing! It was thick and creamy and honestly it looked a lot like Siggi's. I would definitely eat it again and I wish my regular grocery store would carry it. 

4. My boyfriend and I were walking around the mall last weekend and a store had a sign that say, "Hey girl," obviously referencing the Ryan Gosling memes. My boyfriend thought I was crazy because he had no clue what I was talking about. Even I, who has never seen a single movie with Ryan Gosling, knows about these memes. I used to see them all the time on my instagram and Facebook feeds. Please tell me I'm not crazy and the only one who has seen these memes?!

5. I have a stack of recipes to test out and on that list was a giant peanut butter cup AKA a giant Reese's cup. One of my best friends was the taste tester for it because I was thinking about making it for my boyfriend for Valentine's Day (shhh don't tell). I was honestly surprised it turned out so well and was so easy to make. Now I just have to make it prettier and shoot it and I'll share it next week😋 I promise it's super easy to make, only requires a few ingredients and can totally be made last minute.

6. Tuesday I had a meeting so I got to dress up and I was super excited. At the moment it's rare for me to have the opportunity to wear all the dresses I have in my closet so when I get the chance to dress up I jump on it. I found this Adrianna Papell dress at Nordstrom and fell in love. It's simply, classy and perfect for business wear. I'm not super into designers, but I adore Adrianna Papell🙌

7. I got the sweetest package ever from the amazing team at Panera this week. They sent me a gift card, an awesome mason jar, and this super cute workout tank. The tank top is SO soft and I cannot wait to wear it to yoga. Also, the motto on the shirt is basically the story of my life😂 I really do want to say a huge THANK YOU to the team at Panera, y'all have been amazing and I really am proud to support a company that believe in serving real food. 

8. Last night I indulged in some self care. I have been feeling really worn down and I just needed some time to decompress and relax so I pulled out a face mask that I had been saving. Que bella face masks are amazing and leave my skin feeling so good! I usually pick them up at Target but I know they are also available on Amazon. It's a cheap way to treat myself and take a little time out to relax.

9. I'll end on a funny note this week. I found this while I was out this week and busted out laughing😂 I wish I could go back and tell my younger self to not be in such a rush to grow up because it's not all it's cracked up to be. 

Have a terrific Thursday and a fabulous weekend everyone!

What are your plans for the weekend?
Are you doing anything fun to celebrate Valentine's Day next week?


  1. Next week is my bf's birthday (the day after Valentine's) so we are having a party this weekend. I think that will be the extent of our V-day celebrating.
    It's really fun to get dressed up for special occasions if you don't have to do it every day. That dress looks gorgeous on you.
    Also those running shorts--it would make me really happy to work out in something so colorful. (I don't know why, but I almost enjoy shopping for gym clothes more than anything else.)
    Target is a very dangerous store to browse.

    1. Awe that is so sweet of you to have a party for you BF!! Have a fantastic time celebrating this weekend!!
      Gym clothes are the only clothes I enjoy shopping for- jean shopping is a nightmare!
      Have a fantastic weekend gorgeous and a great time celebrating your BF today!