Hi friends! Happy Friday to ‘ya. It’s a great day over here because I have the day off from work. Woohoo! This week I celebrated my one year anniversary with my job, and as part of the company policy I got one extra vacation day that I had to use this week. Nice, right? Who doesn’t want an extra day off from work? I’m planning to spend the day shopping with my mom, so it should be a lot of fun.
As always, I wanted to share some other things that have been making me smile this week in today’s Favorite Things Friday post!
Last night Fabio and I headed over to a new bar in Crystal City, Highline, to meet our friend Brian for happy hour. Brian is one of my oldest friends (we went to elementary school – high school together) and by some weird coincidence he recently started working for the same company as Fabio. We decided to schedule a happy hour to catch up and talk about their new jobs, which was definitely overdue since we hadn’t seen him in about a year.
Highline was a really fun spot (it’s owned by the same people as Penn Social) and we had a great time hanging out at the bar ordering different beers and appetizers.
My favorite drink of the evening was the Smuttynose Winter Ale, which I actually tried for the first time about a month ago when we went out in Capitol Hill after brunch. It was delicious! Definitely a new favorite!
Overall the evening was such a blast, and it was really nice to catch up with such a good friend.
I think a lot of you will probably agree with me when I say that the change from snow to sunshine this week has been so nice!
I don’t know what it’s been like where you are, but each day this week has had highs in the 50s and 60s. WOOHOO! With the added sunshine from daylight savings time in the evening, and lots of birds chirping in the mornings, it has finally felt like spring. Thank goodness!
This weather really puts me in the best mood, and I sort of feel like a weight has been lifted off my shoulders when I walk in the warm sunshine. Is that weird? I know seasonal depression is a real thing, so I guess it makes sense that this warmer weather is making me insanely happy. Keep it coming, Mother Nature!
This afternoon I’m planning to get my hair cut, and am thinking of doing something new. I’ve worn my hair long with side swept bangs for the longest time (scroll up and take a look at my main picture on the right to see how I usually get it cut – that picture was taken the day after one of my last hair cuts), but now I’m thinking about switching things up.
Since it’s spring I was thinking I would go a little shorter – maybe something like this?
I also like the look of this next cut, but would want it to be a bit longer since I’m in two weddings this summer and want to make sure it won’t be too short to have a cute wedding hairstyle. My hair grows relatively quickly so I don’t think this would be too much of an issue, but I just want to make sure I don’t get something crazy short in length.
We will see!
I know I told you guys last week about my orchid plant from last May that randomly decided to bloom, but I just have to show you more pictures of how it’s looking this week.
Right now there are five flowers, and six more buds getting ready to open. Isn’t that crazy?
I just think it’s so odd that nothing happened with this plant for so long and I just kept watering it for kicks, and now I’m getting all these beautiful flowers.
My friends say I must have a green thumb, but I still like thinking that these flowers were a little gift from my grandpa in Heaven to show he’s looking over me.
A few weeks ago I told you guys how much I loved my spiralizer, and then after using it just two times it randomly broke! It got to the point where you would turn the handle but the little circle that was supposed to spin just wouldn’t move. Honestly I was pretty annoyed about this (what the heck?!) and asked Fabio if he could fix it, but after tinkering around with his toolbox for quite some time he couldn’t. Boo.
I wound up emailing the company and told them about my problem, and instead of just replacing the the part they sent me a whole new one!
The one they sent me is even a slightly newer model, so it’s even better than the old one!
I love when companies take their customer service seriously and make nice gestures like this. Thank you, Spiralizer!
(Side note: When typing that last sentence I initially wrote “cereously” lol…I must have cereal on the brain!)
When I come into the bedroom and see this…
What a goober.
All right my friends, that’s all I have for you today!
For those of you running Rock ‘n’ Roll tomorrow, keep an eye out for me near the split for the marathon and half! Once I found out I wouldn’t be able to run the race anymore because of my foot, I decided to sell my bib and volunteer instead. Fabio will be joining me too! I’ll be wearing my black and white lulu rain jacket (ugh – stupid weather) so keep an eye out and say hi so I can cheer you on! And GOOD LUCK!
Question of the day: How should I get my hair cut??