Friday, August 8, 2014

5 Things Friday

This week flew by! I think that is what happens when you are less than 3 weeks out from your wedding and you bring your cute (and rambunctious) puppy to work. 

For some exciting news (at least for me), I got my first Bar Muscle Up today at CrossFit! I am so pumped and ready to try it again. Next thing to conquer is the one on the rings.

What all do you have going on this weekend?
You will see what I am doing a little bit further along.

I have loved bringing my lil buddy to work. He has a lot of energy when we first arrive in the mornings, but after a while he calms down and naps for most of the day. I take him outside for a walk every few hours and it has been so nice to get fresh air during the workday. I NEVER do that. Such a nice treat. Plus everyone in the park loves seeing Walter's happy face!

I received this beautiful invitation in the mail yesterday for a Bridal Shower some family friends are hosting for me. We are just 15 days out and I feel great! I thought I might be nervous or worried that something might go wrong, but it has been the opposite. The closer we get the calmer I feel. I am looking forward to every moment, even the ones that don't go exactly as planned. 

Deer Sausage for dinner. Nom Nom Nom!

Most of my stuff is officially moved into Josh's place. Since I leave for the wedding next week, we had to get me out of my studio and into his place before we left. I went from this... this. Remember how above I said you would find out how I am spending my weekend later in the blog? Well, this is it...I will be organizing this mess.

Happy Friday Everyone and TGIF!

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Studio Tour

For the past 9 months, I have lived in an old studio apartment that I affectionately call my "bungalow" or the "postage stamp". This was my first experience living alone and I loved it. Don't get me wrong. I missed having a buddy (aka Alycyn) to watch Sex and the City and order Chinese takeout with.  But, I enjoyed having a few months of solitude before jumping into married life and gaining a roommate FOREVER :)

With roughly 17 days until the wedding, I have started to pack up and move out of my tiny place. While I was there for less than a year, I will have fond memories of my one room chateau. 
Let me show you around:

This is the view when you first walk through the door. You can pretty much see the whole place! Haha!

Take a few short steps and you will find my living room, dining room and entertainment area. My studio is roughly 400 square feet. However, it has TONS of natural light and storage space which made it standout as the winner when I was apartment hunting.  

This was the first piece of art I ever purchased at Eastern Market. I still love it, but, I think Josh will object if I hang it in our future living room.

My itty bitty kitchen....I love to cook, but with the lack of counter-space and an oven that turned the studio into a sauna, I didn't do much of it in this space. Most of my meals while living here consisted of sushi takeout and smoothies. 

I did drink a good amount of wine in here though...

and coffee.

One of my favorite photographs from the Middleburg Christmas Parade. It hangs in the kitchen and it makes me smile every morning while I am pouring that first cup of French Roast. 

View of the "postage stamp" from just off the kitchen. 

Despite not having any windows, my bathroom has great lighting. A consistent theme. 

I love beauty products!

This is my first closet and it connects the main room to the bathroom. 

This is the view from the closet. GMA is on. I am a loyal viewer. 

The second closet is right by the front door. Lots of storage space for such a tiny place!

Another painting from Eastern Market that hangs near the studio entrance. Alycyn gave this to me last year. We had a similar one hanging in our old apartment and she knew how much I loved it. 

My nightstand filled with some of my favorite things: books, pictures of my handsome man, my gold piggie bank, and my turquoise pumpkins. 

Final view from near the TV. Such a comfy and inviting bed!

There you have it.
My little bungalow.
The next place I live will be a lot less girly/pink so it was nice to have my last space bursting with femininity.

What do you think?

Have you ever lived alone?

What does your home look like?

Monday, August 4, 2014

Weekend Recap: Rolling with the Motions

I got out of work a bit late on Friday. Josh and I decided to keep dinner to something easy and picked up Pho. Gosh I love that stuff.

Later that night we watched Noah. Have you seen it? What was your take on it? I liked it, but I don't think Josh was as into it. 

The next morning I had grand plans of working out, packing up my studio, and going to Josh's softball tournament all in the span of 5 hours. This did not happen. Walter woke up at his usual time of 4:30am, and after playing for an hour, I HAD to go back to sleep. I was exhausted! Sleeping till 8am made me feel better but I had to adjust my schedule. After a quick breakfast, I started packing up my "postage stamp". 
It was short lived, but I loved this little place. Studio Tour Manana!

Living in under 400 square feet makes for a quick packaging job, and I was finished after only a few hours. 
Found this when I was packing! Pretty spot on!

That night we met up with some friends to celebrate Deon's birthday. I had planned to only have a few margaritas. I wanted to make it to CrossFit the next day since I skipped that morning. I should have know that wouldn't happen. It is too hard to say no to the Lauriol Plaza swirl!

Birthday bot with his jiggly flan. 

The next morning I was feeling the effects of the night before. After lots of water and snuggles with Walter, I got dressed. Josh and I were attending our first dance class. We had originally signed up for a group class that ended up getting cancelled. It worked out for the better. Our new class is a private lesson and cheaper to boot! I had been looking forward to the class all week, but after all of those a fore mentioned swirls I feared that the hour would go by slowly. My fear was for naught because it flew by! Before I knew it I was back on the couch napping with Walter.

Later that night, after some playtime with Walter, Josh and I watched True Blood. What do you think oft this season so far? In all honesty, I am ready for it to be over. I just need to know how things turn out already!
Walter loves his new toy!

How was your weekend?