Monday, February 28, 2011

#2 { Fondue...for two }

    This past weekend justin and i went to visit my parents, the drive is only an hour and its is always nice to see them and have a mini escape! Saturday was a bit busy at the house with my dad having to work all day at the barn since it is his day to milk the cows in the morning and at night and mom had a bunch of things at home to do. We just relaxed for awhile chatting with mom and then when it came to dinner time she gifted us dinner out since she was trying to get her to do list done and hadn't really grocery shopped yet! We ended up going to a very yummy italian place in the next town over and of course on a saturday night there was a bit of a wait but it was worth it! We both indulged in appetizers of yummy greek chicken and a killer caesar salad. Dinner was great and we didn't think we could fit dessert but, we noticed on the menu that they had "Fondue for two" and we had to try it. Plus it just so happend to be on my 25 by 25 list!! Yay for crossing fun stuff off my to do list.


    To sum it up it was very yummy and romantic just what we needed!...Oh and i may have also sipped on a great glass of sangria over dinner a bit pricey in my book but so tasty and crisp very worth it! Ok so now you read about me eating for half a page....the point is Thanks Mom!!! we really needed a nice night out and it was great to just relax and spend some quality time with justin on a saturday!..(he runs a catering business so most weekends involve work).
    Sunday we slept in and since dad was feeling a bit yukky from such a busy week we helped bring in firewood and shovel some snow...and play in the snow with abby!


    All in all it was a nice relaxing weekend and i hope you all got some down time squeezed in too!


jess

Friday, February 25, 2011

On some puppy love and a snow day!

{a bit of abby play time in the fresh snow!}

{for some reason his buttons kept falling so...he basically looks like he pooped himself le sigh}

Monday, February 14, 2011

All you Need is Love Challenge - Day 7


I {LOVE} when I feel beautiful/sexy/pretty! This happens when I...

{ When i am around my boyfriend, he always makes me feel sexy}
{ When i get dressed up and do my makeup and hair}
{ After a nice long bath..preferably with bubbles}
{ When i wear a new outfit or cute shoes}
{ When i accomplish my goals}
{ When i have a girls day out!}

What makes you all feel sexy/beautiful?

All you Need is Love Challenge - Day 6


I { LOVE } to blog because....

{ I have a great non judgmental space to be me}
{ I have gotten to learn from so many awesome women}
{ I have been introduced to a million great shops,websites etc!}
{ I have other strong women around me to get advice from and share strengths and weaknesses with}
{ I learn new things every day from other bloggers through their tutorials, stories and words. }
{ I can always count on the bloggy friends to inspire and motivate me when i get a bit down and negative}
{ I LOVE that we all feel so able to share and learn and inspire, it is an amazing "space" full of such caring people}

i could go on and on but i think we all know how amazing the bloggy world is!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

All you Need is Love Challenge - Day 5


What I {LOVE} about my friends is...

{ They are always there for me }
{ They are fun }

{ They are honest }
{ Near or far they are always there }
{ They are furry}

{ They remind me of who i am }
{ They are family}

{ They make me stronger }

{ They are full of love}


Thursday, February 10, 2011

All you Need is Love Challenge - Day 4

Chaos Theory




Day Four
For Valentine's Day I {LOVE} To Bake/Cook/etc...

CUPCAKES!!!
I admit to not cooking or baking a lot. But, when i do get into the kitchen you can't get me out! I absolutely love to bake cupcakes and try new cookie recipes.





All Images From Martha.





Wednesday, February 9, 2011

All you Need is Love Challenge - Day 3


 If Could Travel Anywhere This Snowy February, I Would {LOVE} To Go...

I would love to travel the whole world but if i had to pick one place this month it would have to be Italy!!

rialto-bridge-grand-canal-venice-italy

manarola-italy

costero mediterraneo

Il Vallone dei Mulini



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Tuesday, February 8, 2011

All you Need is Love Challenge - Day 2


Day Two -When I'm Feeling Down, To Cheer Myself Up I LOVE To...

{Turn up some tunes and sing to my hearts content}

{Go for a drive, preferably with the windows down}

{Dive into an old Nancy Drew classic}

{Spend some quality time with justin..he can always cheer me up..usually with bacon or take out and just being himself}

{Get some girl time in, ideally at the spa or with a bottle of wine}
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{Believe it or not i like to clean/organize something..it feels good to see the progress}

Monday, February 7, 2011

All you Need is Love Challenge - Day 1


Day One - When i need some me time i LOVE to....

{Read my Favorite Blogs}

{Catch up on some shows}

{Grab a yummy latte and take a nice quiet dog walk}

{Cozy up with a new ebook and favorite drink}

{Take a leisurely bath with a good book or magazine}

What are some things you all love to do?

Friday, February 4, 2011

On Joy...and the little things.





When i first posted about the "joy pledge" last month i was feeling very inspired and motivated to change the way i was looking at my life each day and to focus my days on the good things...after a few more weeks of being jobless and not being a student anymore i realized i was getting myself into a rut of the grumpy, shit hit the fan feeling. I needed to snap out of it and bring myself up, enjoy how awesome life is and how blessed i am so...i am going to try this attitude change again but this time i will try it at full speed not slug speed!


Some things that made this week GREAT!!!


* justin having a snow day from work was awesome...we took care of some boring things but we also go to just relax and enjoy each others company.
* fresh baked banana bread is sooooo good!
* I joined the 20sb network in hopes of connecting with some great people and finding some motivation and support to make life more fun.
* spent some cozy nights in my pjs with justin, abby(the pup), and netflix.
* installed photoshop in hopes of learning new things about my camera and photography!


How has everyone been doing this winter and new year? What are some things you do to enjoy the busy weeks?