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Hi friends! Who’s happy it’s Friday? I know I am! I had a pretty great week, and I’m excited to tell you about it with another edition of Favorite Things Friday. 🙂 Here are some things that made me smile this week!

Favorite Ladies Night

Last night I joined a bunch of my old coworkers for happy hour at Agora in Dupont Circle.

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Of this group, I was the first one to leave our huge PR agency in search of more fulfilling communications work (you can read more about that here), and now three of these ladies have followed suit. It was so nice to catch up with them and hear about their new jobs, and then of course gossip about all the craziness at our old agency. So much fun!

This was my first time at Agora, and I was really impressed with their happy hour specials: cheap wine, yummy pita, delicious hummus and cheese – how can you go wrong!


After chatting with the ladies for a few hours, Fabio stopped by (he was at happy hour with his friends nearby) and a couple of us wound up staying at the bar chatting until past 10:00 pm. Yikes! That’s pretty late for this old lady. Even if I did miss out on some sleep, it was such a fun night with my girl friends. 🙂

Favorite “Jackism”

Working from home this past month and a half has been really nice, and even though I’ll be happy to get back to the office to see my coworkers, I sure am going to miss being with this guy all day.


During the day he lays on the floor right by my desk chair, and every now and then he’ll bring me a toy for a quick game of fetch. It’s been really nice spending all this time with my favorite furry friend, and I’m going to miss him when I head back into the office. BTW, I’m going to try heading back into work next week. We’ll see how my commute it goes!

Favorite Purchase

I recently ran out of my favorite eyeliner, Stila stay all day waterproof eyeliner, and after trying out a few cheaper brands from CVS, I caved and decided to get the good stuff.


I have definitely tried my fair share of liquid eyeliners over the years, and I haven’t found any that I like as much as this one. Of course using a liquid eyeliner takes some getting used to, but with a bit of practice it’s pretty easy to use. Ahh…I feel so much better now that I’m reconnected with my old favorite!

Favorite Morning Treat

One day this week Fabio had some extra time in the morning, so he whipped us up a couple of cappuccinos.


I have to say he has really nailed this process down, because it was absolutely delicious. Perfectly frothy and sweet, it was a great way to warm me up from the inside out. I don’t usually drink coffee in the morning, so this was an especially nice treat. Yum!

Favorite Lunch Date

Later today I’m having lunch with Anne at my favorite sushi place, Sushi Rock!

Sushi Rock has some of the best sushi around, and it’s right across the street so I should be able to hobble over there with no problems. I can’t wait! It will also be really nice to see Anne, since it’s been a few weeks since we’ve caught up. I’m so excited to be able to join her for workouts again soon!

Favorite Milestone

You guys – my walking has gotten so much better! It’s been a week since I was allowed to put any weight on my foot, and I’m happy to report that I won’t need the crutches much longer!


Last week I was still using two crutches, and just putting a little weight on my foot at a time. This week I went back to the doctor, and he cleared me to switch to one crutch and then none (!!) when I’m ready. Today I am doing great with one crutch, and am even able to walk short distances with no crutches at all. Hooray!! After four long weeks with no weight on my foot at all, I thought this day would never come. It looks like I’ll be mobile in no time!

The doc also said my foot is looking great, and I’m able to start physical therapy next week. I’ll let you know how it goes!

Alright friends, that’s all I have for you today. I hope you have a great weekend!

Question of the day: Do you wear eyeliner? If so, liquid or pencil?

 Posted by on February 13, 2015

  13 Responses to “Favorite Things Friday!”

  1. Aw, I love it! So much fun last night! Jack is so cute!

  2. Congrats on walking!

    I also love Stila eye liner. Another good one is Kat Von D tattoo liner. You can get it at Sephora too. I love it!

  3. I wear pencil eyeliner from Urban Decay and then smudge some eye shadow over it to help it stay throughout the day.

  4. glad to see you’re on the road to recovery! have a maki roll for me 🙂

  5. I’m glad you’re getting better! I have gel eyeliner with a brush, which I really like!

  6. Yay! I’m glad your foot is finally really starting to feel better! I’m sure you’re getting antsy at this point!

    I’m definitely an eyeliner lover, and I switch back and forth between pencil and liquid. Although honestly I tend to go with the cheap stuff, and have been using ELF liquid liner for awhile. It’s like $3. haha. I might have to check out the stila one next time I’m in Ulta/Sephora though and upgrade a bit!

  7. I switch back and forth on eye liner. I’m using pencil now for a softer look. I feel like liquid stays on better though!

  8. Oh God, I’d look like a panda if I attempted liquid eye liner! In general I stay away from make up for fear of looking ridiculous as I’m clueless of application!
    Glad to hear your foota improving quickly 🙂

  9. Wishing you 100% recovery! Oh and looking at that sushi pic has me totally craving some right now! Have a great weekend!

  10. Congrats on being able to walk! That’s awesome!

    I’m more of a pencil eyeliner kind of girl on a daily basis. I love the Bobbi Brown black plum all day pencil eyeliner but also love the maybelline eye studio liquid eyeliner pen too. That one is the best one that I’ve found so far. I haven’t tried the Stila one yet though.

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