Life Lately: Springtime goodies and weekend fun!

     

    Oh Sunday…I have a love/hate relationship with you. I love the relaxing vibe Sunday gives off but I hate the last couple of hours of the day because it means work is right around the corner.

    This weekend started off with running errands, grocery shopping and picking up some flowers to brighten up our table!

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    April 23, 2017

    Guilty Pleasure Podcasts You Need in Your Life!

    One of my favorite ways to pass the time while I am cleaning, cooking or walking the dogs is to listen to podcasts. Now before you jump the gun I am not talking about NPR or talk radio podcasts… those have their listeners too, I’m just not one of them! The podcasts I listen to are more of a guilty pleasure because while they don’t always cover current eventd, they provide me with entertainment or intriguing stories.

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    April 21, 2017

    Stress Relief Tips

    Lately work has been super stressful for me. We have so much going on lately and I constantly put pressure on myself to succeed. I work for a small company so it can feel even more intense because I want the company to do well. It is is definitely a good problem to have but regardless, it’s still stressful!

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    April 16, 2017

    New Makeup Must Haves

    Hello lovelies…I hope your weekend has been great. Mine was spent with family and then a girls night out on Saturday in Hermann for a friend’s birthday!!

    I have tried some new makeup products over the last 3-4 months and I have been loving some of them. I always like to buy products that I have heard about from friends who like it so here are few items I have been loving lately!

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    April 9, 2017

    Healthy eats, new hair and recent buys!

    Wow, oh wow! How has it been a month already? Life has been busy but mostly fun! Today is Levi’s 34th birthday!! Happy Birthday babe…34 never looked so good!

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    A couple of weeks ago, we went to a meal prep group class and everyone made one of the recipes for 10 people. It took about 2 hours and is definitely nice to have back up meals when you don’t have time to prep and cooks something!

    Speaking of dinner options, this meal of turkey kielbasa sausage, peppers and onions is one of our favs! Just saute it on the stove with some seasonings for about 10-12 minutes and serve with a side and you are good to go.

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    And if you haven’t tried the almond milk cinnamon latte from Starbucks, do it! I sub the skinny syrup for it so it isn’t as sweet. Got to love the pup cups there as well…Wrigley and Ollie approved!

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    The tomato soup at the Nordstrom cafe is so damn delicious. I love it!

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    And the reason for this lunch was to buy this bag…it’s the perfect size and color. I am seriously obsessed and it was on major sale that day!! Win-win 🙂

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    Another obsession lately is Kombucha. I like to get it at the Farmer’s Market from a local shop but when I can’t make it there, I have been loving the Kevita ones. You can sometimes find them on sale too and buy several. The pineapple peach and the citrus are really good!

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    A couple weeks ago I went and had my hair lightened up and I love it!! Ready for some warmer weather 😁


    This weekend we had Levi’s brother and sister, along with their significant others in town. We got to catch up and enjoy some good food and drink all weekend. It is always great seeing them!

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    My hip and my calf have been bothering me lately so I went to see my chiropractor. Definitely getting better…another session and I should be good as new. She does muscle work and did dry needling. I need to be better at foam rolling and stretching. This is a must for me…EVERYDAY!

    IMG_0672Luckily even though the hard work has been a little tough on me, it is definitely paying off. I have lost 24 lbs but I have been stalled for about 6-7 weeks, so I am switching it up with my diet, and workouts. I felt leaner this week so that was good. Just gotta keep going!IMG_0751

    We had my friend Sara’s bachelorette party in March. It was sooo fun and so good to be with my girls. Can’t wait for the wedding in May!

    How pretty are the flowers lately! I found these tulips for $5 at Wal-Mart. They really brightened up the room. I need some more asap!

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    I am off to watch a few episodes of The Office and then heading to bed early. I hope your Monday is fabulous!!

    April 2, 2017

    Random Photo Purge and Family Weekend

    Monday, we meet again. I know it sounds so typical but why are Mondays so rough after a good weekend. My mom and I spent the weekend visiting my sister and brother-in-law in Junction City, KS. My brother in law Stephen is stationed at Fort Riley so we made the 2 hour drive there to help them decorate the new house they moved into and to shop for some new decor. I love spending other people’s money 🙂

    I didn’t take a ton of pictures because I was too busy having fun so I thought I would do a little picture dump over the last week or so!

    I got the Adidas Superstars for Valentine’s Day in the gold and I am obsessed…they almost look rose gold which makes me even more happy!

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    We added a couple more pieces to my sisters gallery wall. I love the hanging “vase” on the right. She bought succulents to go in it and I love the dimension it adds.

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    Out to breakfast at Cracker Barrel…their pancakes are so good!

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    They bought this rug while we were there, and I love it. It looks like marble and is the perfect brown to go with anything!

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    My coworker and I went to a new sushi place, Blue Sushi, last week and they had some really different rolls. Like vegan rolls that had pickles and onions or one that had cucumber, spicy mayo, tofu and smoked tomato paper. I liked it a lot but if you want standard sushi rolls, I would suggest something else. I will go back for a girls night for sure!

    We also had sushi while visiting Courtney and Stephen this weekend. It was so good and they had some really fun rolls! I am pretty basic and like rolls with cream cheese and avocado or cucumber in them but Stephen had some more exciting rolls…even when I don’t eat it, I think it is really pretty.

    I really, really want these book ends from Z Gallerie! I am loving gold and marble lately but I just haven’t bit the bullet yet. Maybe next week 🙂

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    I found this black shirt at Target for $7 and forgot about it in my closet. I was excited when I came across it this morning with the tag on it!

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    We upgraded to the iPhone 7 plus and switched to unlimited data yesterday. I am sooo excited to be able to watch more shows at the gym and to listen to podcasts all the time while driving 🙂 Plus I am loving the camera on my new phone…the color and resolution seems so much better to me. Or maybe I am just a sucker…either way I am happy. I ordered this phone case and I have this rose gold pop socket!

    Ok friends…it’s been a long Monday so I am off to bed after I finish my peppermint green tea. Have an awesome Tuesday!britt-signature

    March 1, 2017

    Weekend Wrap Up and Shopping Finds

    It is already Sunday evening and I am little bit depressed..partly because the weekend flew by and the other part is that the weather has been gorgeous so I don’t want to spend it inside tomorrow! It’s normally freezing and usually snowing in February here in Kansas City. The last 4 days has been in the 60s and low 70s and has been absolute perfection! It feels like spring and it just makes you want to be outside.

    Friday after work we headed to the Plaza for happy hour with some of Levi’s coworkers/friends, Joey and Shelley. We all wanted to be outside so we found a patio to hang out on for a few hours. Then some more of our friends , Andy and Margaret, met up with us and we spent the next couple of hours at another bar downtown.

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    Saturday morning I had plans to meet up with Lindsay for brunch, so I got up early to hit the gym. I am training for a 5k that I am running with Levi, my brother and sister in-laws in May. I started doing the couch to 5k program so I did my training run on the treadmill and then did some time on the stair climber. Running doesn’t come easy for me so I have to work hard at it, but I always feel so good when it is done!

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    I also got a new pink marble phone case and rose gold Popsocket. I am loving it and it is perfect for spring!

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    I rushed home to shower up before meeting Lindsay to go to the farmers market. We went to go see our favorite kombucha vendor, Tea-Biotics. They are a local KC company and their flavors are sooo good. I got elderberry, black cherry, cherry lime and turmeric lime! They also have a mule mix kombucha that is delicious with vodka for a healthier Moscow Mule drink! We then headed to Black Dog Coffeehouse for some breakfast.

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    I had their green tropical iced tea and cranberry almond bread with fresh almond butter and honey. It was so fresh tasting! I loved it!

    I ran to the grocery store to get some items for dinner on Saturday night. My parents and cousins were coming over for dinner and drinks. It was so fun catching up and enjoying some awesome food and drinks on our deck. I got caught up talking with everyone and didn’t get any pics…oops!

    This morning we hung around the house for a bit before heading to the Legends to do some shopping. It is an outdoor outlet shopping center so it was nice to be outside walking to the stores. I bought a couple of items over the last couple of weeks and linked them below…all are on sale 🙂 Yay for Presidents Day sales!

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    Free People dress/shirt

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    Ann Taylor Leopard Chunk Heels

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    Now it’s time to finish up the rest of my laundry and to do a face mask! Have a good Monday loves!

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    February 19, 2017