Monday, February 2, 2015

Weekend Recap + 2015 Goals: Where I'm At

Well what a wonderfully relaxing weekend I had! The weather here was perfect, a little taste of Spring to come, and I am SO over winter and SO ready for Spring and Summer! (Yes, I realize how ridiculous it is that I'm already tired of winter considering what our "winter" consists of in Florida)

Friday I wore my new cardigan to work, so of course I had to take a selfie:

IDK what that weird blueish area is on my cardigan in the picture, it wasn't really there! 
Friday night we went to dinner with friends at Carrabba's and then had a wild and crazy night at home watching shows on Amazon Prime.

It was super dark in there. And Adam likes to make crazy faces at me when I try to take pics of him. 
Saturday I spent most of the day at home cleaning and getting the house reset for the week. We had dinner with my Aunt and Uncle and I got to hear about plans for my cousin's wedding! So excited for him! My Aunt and I made plans to get together in the next few weeks so I can help with the planning for the rehearsal dinner. I love weddings! ::insert heart-eyed emojis::

Sunday I slept in and and watched my weekend show, Lark Rise to Candleford. I watch this one usually on Sunday mornings when Adam's out at the RC field. It's not really his kind of show.

Then I got an itch to craft and made a new wreath for the front door: 

After lunch I headed out to the grocery store to grab stuff for dinner (not smart on the day of the Super Bowl, it was crazy!) and had to stop by DD for my new fav, White Chocolate Raspberry Iced Coffee. 

I made some "Crack" Pretzels, per Adam's request: 

And Adam grilled burgers for dinner. 

Adam's double cheeseburger :: My cheeseburger :: They ain't pretty, but they were delicious! 
Then it was time for the game! I was disappointed that Seattle lost, and with that heartbreaking interception in the end zone, ouch! But it was a pretty good game. 

And now for a review of how I did in January on my 2015 goals:

1. Continue cultivating a healthy lifestyle of nutritious food, regular exercise, and good rest- Yeah, I did great with this for about half the month, and then I seriously lost my drive. Starting fresh today! I think it will help me to pick a more specific goal date instead of just in the next few months. So I would like to lose 10 pounds by April 1st. (April Fool's Day, HA!) That allows for a fairly slow pace of about 1 pound a week (I'm nothing if not realistic). 

2. Connect more with my family and friends OUTSIDE of social media- I feel like I did pretty well with this one! Adam and I had out first "day trip" of the year last weekend, we had dinner with friends on Friday and my Aunt and Uncle on Saturday, and I actually took a break from Facebook this month which definitely helped me focus on other things. 

3. Send more snail mail- I just barely got this one done, but I did it! I sent my first snail mail card on Saturday! Last day of January but it counts! 

4. Grow my blog- I did pretty well with this- worked on posting more blog related stuff to social media, got things going toward my new blog design, and worked on making connections with new bloggers. 

5. Read at least 50 new (or new to me) books this year- I was a reading machine this month! Some of these were re-reads because I was getting back into a series that I had started and never finished a while ago, but I completed 7 books and am about halfway through an 8th. 

How are you doing on your 2015 goals? Did you watch the Super Bowl? 

Bella And The City


  1. Looooooove the wreath girlfriend! I think my entire weekend was a "wild and crazy" one watching shows on amazon prime too :)

  2. love that cardi! it's so cute!! sounds like you had a good weekend! happy monday!!!

  3. Your cardigan looks awesome!! And so do those cheeseburgers!! And what do those crack pretzels consist of?? I loooove pretzels!

  4. SO glad you had a great weekend!! I'm sorry that we weren't able to meet up but next time for sure!! You did so great for your January goals!!! Totally loved the outcome of the Super Bowl :) xo, Biana - BlovedBoston

  5. Look at you rockin' the January goals!! I might have to try out that iced coffee flavor. I watched part of the super bowl and definitely found some commercials I loved! Glad you had a great weekend and the weather in Florida was gorgeous!

  6. Take your stupid "winter" and shove it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ;P
    Are crack pretzels like those saltine crackers from Pinterest? I love those things!

  7. Your cardi is so cute and I love the wreath! Great goals. I know I need to cut out the snacks and just get over it already lol. I l love your book goals. I am trying to do the same. I have been reading my little heart out lately. So I pledged 75 books this year.. We shall see..


  8. What are crack pretzels?? And I love your wreath!! So cute!!!

    Seven books is a lot for one month, go you!!! I am trying to get back on track all of the time with my eating too. It is so hard!!! Good luck with your goals this month!

  9. What a beautiful wreath! #teamdunks xo

  10. Super cute cardigan lady and wow, that wreath is fantastic. You are soooooo incredibly talented.

  11. I'm gonna need to know a little more about "crack pretzels" I love the Snail Mail goal -- I want to send more tooooo!

  12. love that cardigan andddd i want those pretzels :) xo jillian - cornflake dreams

  13. I did exactly the same thing on Friday night - dinner at Carabbas and movies at home! I'm currently on an Amazon Prime free trial and really need to figure out how to watch movies before it runs out #blonde....Where in FL are you? The weather was perfect yesterday!!

  14. What are crack pretzels? Please share!!!

    Your wild and crazy Friday night sounds like ours. This past Friday, we started off by doing our February budget and then topped it off with some episodes of Rescue Me. We know how to party!

    I think you're doing a great job on your goals so far. And 10 pounds by April is totally doable! I need to lose 25 by April 21. I'm not optimistic so at this point, anything will do.

  15. Yay for a relaxing weekend! And now I want some of those pretzels. How cool that you made them!

  16. Your cardigan looks super cozy and I LOVE that wreath! SO cute!

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