Monday, May 4, 2015

Life Lately

Hi friends!

So this is what happens when I take a two week vacation from blogging...I have so much I want to write about and so much I want to say.

A week ago I was feeling un-inspired. I had nothing new to share with the blogging world and felt that all I would do was bore you if I came to share my nothing-ness. Now I'm back! Although my life isn't as exciting as plenty of other peoples, it has been pretty good lately.

I had the opportunity to go with a friend to a local production of Dirty Dancing! Dirty Dancing is one of my favorite movies of all time so I was super excited to see how they would turn it into a play. Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) did a fabulous job and the dancing was absolutely incredible. There were a few changes in the plot and a bunch of scenes were added that I didn't love but it was a great show and I would recommend it to anyone looking for a great show. Unfortunately it was only playing for a limited time in the Rhode Island area- so I hope you got to go see it if I you're nearby! 

After Dirty Dancing my friend Blythe and I headed over to the Cheesecake Factory for a delicious dinner and an even better dessert! I am a huge fan of the Oreo Cheesecake and loved every second of this mouthwatering dessert.

Roxy is doing alright. She is blind as a bat and continually wanders the yard, running into things as we yell "Careful!" She's been eating homemade meals that my friend Kaitlin recommended. We've been mixing either ground beef, ground turkey or chicken in with brown rice and vegetables to create a yummy meal for her that's gentler on her stomach and it helping with the kidney stones she recently acquired. This poor dog has been through so much and she's such a sweetheart =)

My friend Kayla had a baby shower for her newest addition! She will be giving birth to a baby girl in June and I'm so excited for her and her boyfriend Jared. (As well as her son Brayden who will be a big brother!) Laura and I went to the baby shower together and it was so nice to spend time with her and Kayla. The three of us don't get to hang out together nearly enough.

I've been loving simplicity this spring in both my outfits and hair. Flowy tops, light sweaters, skinny jeans and simple flats. No big jewelry or anything crazy; just a simple outfit. I've been wearing my hair curly quite a bit lately. I love my Conair Youcurl Wand and find that when I use it to curl my hair I can get it done quickly and my hair will stay for more then one day. (In fact I have to say that my hair always looks better with second day curls. Another reason to not wash your hair every day!

I've been spending quite a bit of time down by the beach. Taking walks along the water, taking drives to the beach and just being on the coast in general. The weather has been pretty nice the past week and it has been absolutely fantastic. My mom and I discovered a new secret place where you can look out over a local saltwater pond and it is such a beautiful place. Any excuse to be by the water...I'll take it!

My workouts have been great recently. I've been doing a lot of walking outside which has been great. I've also been religiously going to Saturday step class as well as Zumba classes almost every Monday and Friday nights. Tonight I snapped the above picture after doing a run on the treadmill and realized that I was all alone in the gym. I guess it's too nice outside to be inside the gym!

I'm looking forward to incorporating some outdoor workouts into my regular exercise routine. This coming Saturday I will be volunteering at a 5K and will participate by walking the 5K after I'm done volunteering. I also want to make plans to hike and kayak this summer, there are so many fun things to do when the weather is nice!

I have a lot more to share but I'm going to cut this post off before I share everything. I have several book reviews to post as well as a couponing post. I also have a organizing post planned in the near future too....

Until next time!

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