January 29, 2017

January 2017 in Review

I can’t believe I’m actually writing this post. ONE MONTH (almost) of 2017 in the books. I’m happy and sad – happy because we are thisclose to being settled in Chicago. Sad because I hope I didn’t wish the days away – I really try to make the most of each day but at the same time hate living in limbo. I’m going to savor every minute of February 🙂 As many of you know, this month was consumed with moving from Minneapolis to Chicago. We made the drive down in a blizzard on Wednesday, spent 3 nights at Hotel Lincoln […]
January 23, 2017

Happenings 1.23.17

Moving Monday! The much-anticipated day is actually here!! It’s been almost exactly two months since Grant signed the papers for his new job. So, we’ve had 8 weeks to wrap our heads around the fact that we are uprooting. AGAIN. I think we should be in Chicago for a little bit longer… I hope! Our movers arrived this morning and already have much of our little place packed up. They’ll load up the truck tomorrow and then we wait – our stuff could arrive as soon as Thursday or as late as February 2. Let’s keep our fingers crossed for sooner […]
January 16, 2017

Happenings 1.15.17

Hello from Cincinnati! We are enjoying a wonderful weekend with family – the dreariness has made for perfect movie and football watching weather (GO PACK GO). It was an awesome week in Phoenix! We worked on vision boards for 2017 and it became pretty clear that my goal is work-life balance and to truly live a joyful life daily. My mom and I also made really yummy snacks together – these roasted chickpeas (cayenne instead of cinnamon/sugar), this white bean avocado dip (just made the sandwich filling part, not the sandwiches), and these healthy cowboy cookies. I am starting to LOVE […]
January 8, 2017

Happenings 1.8.17

Happy Sunday! We are snuggled in at home watching the Packer game and my fingers are crossed for a W. Go Pack Go! In an effort to document more of our life and blog a little bit more regularly, I thought I’d start a Happenings series – when time allows, I’ll simply share random thoughts and photos – which will hopefully make my monthly recaps posts a teeny bit shorter 🙂 For SND I am making roasted brussels sprouts and sweet potato soup. I finished 2 books: Behold the Dreamers and The Dollhouse – EXCELLENT reads. What have your favorites been […]
January 5, 2017

Lemon Garlic Vinaigrette

We made it! 5 days into 2017 and life is moving right along. We unpacked, did about 32497 loads of laundry, cleaned the sand out of our suitcases, meal prepped, and planned out the month. Grant has already returned from his first business trip of the year and I’m settling into some sort of routine working from home… which leads me to why I am writing about salad dressing today 🙂 In the goals I shared a few days ago (thank you so much for your kind encouragement!), I mentioned wanting to focus on living a healthy lifestyle. Now that […]
January 4, 2017

2017 Goals

Happy 2017! Is it okay to make goals on January 3? It’s fine, right? I’ve never made goals for the upcoming year before. I mean, I guess I’ve thought about what I’d like to accomplish, but I’ve never really written them down anywhere. Especially not for the whole world to see. But you know what? 2017 is going to be different – the year I let myself be me without caring what other people think or comparing my goals to someone else’s. That’s just not fair and life is too short!