Because it's Friday

Friday, July 13, 2012

The past few work weeks have been especially difficult and my dog hurt his leg this week which meant an emergency trip to the vet. Not the added stress I was hoping for, but what can you do? I was feeling particularly drained and anxious most of the week but as of Thursday things began to look up.

I received an email from Ballard. My tufted headboard shipped! My Serena and Lily chair also shipped on the same day! I have been dreaming of owning an English roll arm and an upholstered headboard for a few years and am so ridiculously excited for both items to arrive. And yes, both are grey. Shocking, I'm sure. I like to keep all the larger items neutral because I never tire of neutrals. That's how I roll. Lots of work to do before I am ready to feature my new place this fall!

I have made an exception to my normally neutral palette and will be adding some legit color to my apartment a la Jen Ramos of Coco and Hearts.

I had my hair colored and cut c/o Maxine Salon. Robert did an amazing job with the color and Adrianne finally gave my awkward length a real style. I paid to have my hair cut at another salon a few weeks ago and nothing was done. What would you do in this situation? I am tempted to call and speak to the manager. I had tons of split ends and it looked like I cut it myself.  I'll post an after photo soon, but here's a little peek during the dying process. I LOVE it. THANK YOU Maxine Salon! I'll be back soon!

This weekend should be a good one. I'm meeting the rewardStyle girls for breakfast before Top 25 rewardStyle Chicago blogger lunch on Saturday. That night I'll be celebrating my friend Gina's birthday and on Sunday I'll be attending Blogger Blitz!

There's a Hanky Panky giveaway courtesy of Bloomspot on The Everygirl! Click here to enter!

CrossFit update: 

CrossFit has been amazing and gives me something positive to focus on when things feel impossible. This is the end of my 7th week and I've made lots of progress. I have never done any type of exercise 4x a week for 7 weeks. I tire of things easily and lose motivation, but even with a 30 minute commute each way I have found myself going on a regular basis.

Quite a few new PRs this week.
Rowed 5000 meters in 26.22 min! I had never done more than 2000 meters
Shoulder press: 1 rep 58 lbs
Push press: 3 reps 63 lbs
During workout: dead lift 73 lbs

Earlier this summer I bought 3 pairs of size 2 shorts. They were tight two weeks ago but fit perfectly now and my "skinny" white AND black pants both fit again, too. I still have a ways to go (lots of toning I'd like to do) but it's nice to know that all this hard work is paying off. While I am mostly following Paleo, I splurged way more than normal last weekend (think french toast, half a milkshake, and fries, and a few drinks both Friday and Saturday) but I still saw a change.

Enjoy your weekend! 


  1. Excited to see your new do and all that goodness coming to your apartment.

  2. Love that you are doing crossfit and Paleo rocks! I have been trying tons of recipes and cutting out almost all cheese and dairy and I feel pretty awesome.

  3. I'm so excited to see your new space! Jen Ramos has such beautiful artwork. Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

    Cheers, Elizabeth of The Corner Apartment

  4. Crossfit sounds like so much fun. Keep us up to date on it! Are you sore a lot?

    Thanks for sharing!

    Hannah from I am a lifestyle blog

  5. Way to go on your accomplishments! You're an inspiration because I almost never stick to a workout plan. Maybe I'll try a little harder this upcoming week!

  6. So you inspired me. Seriously. I joined a bootcamp three days ago and it is insane! Circuit training to the max and I love how strong I feel after each workout!

    Have a great weekend!