Category Archives: This Week’s Loves

This Week’s Loves #10

This is a weekly post where I take time to be thankful for the small extras that made me happy this past week.

– Receiving coupons from Chobani in the mail. Thanks Chobani!

Can't wait to try some new flavors!

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– Getting Hadley groomed so he now looks dapper.

Handsome buddy.

– Lunching (and shopping) at Whole Foods with a good friend.

Nom nom nom.

– Celebrating a best friend’s engagement. Congrats Melissa and Aaron!

– Celebrating another best friend’s birthday with champagne and a night out.

– Getting an updated eye glass prescription (though I have yet to fill it).

– Wearing my favorite cozy knee socks to work (which I wore under boots, but took off at my desk).

They are just fun.

– Finding out the newest  Thursday Next book is out!!!

I love the quirky mind of Jasper Ffrode

What are your loves from this past week?

This Week’s Loves #9

This is a weekly post where I take time to be thankful for the small extras that made me happy this past week.

Eating out of my heart shape bowl. How could it not make a meal happy?

– Finding the perfect navy cropped blazer after a long search at my favorite store Anthropologie. My love affair with Anthropologie has been ever-increasing since I started reading this blog.

 

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– Surviving a more advanced-level Pilates class.

– Showing our guests around NYC.

View from the Empire State Building.

– Finally visiting Eataly and enjoying Banana Chocolate Chip gelato.

– Participating in National Pillow Fight Day in UnionSquare.

To battle!

– Taking out new books from the library – and renting old ones by their due date.

My current read. Book 10 towards my 25-for-the-year goal.

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– Spending Sunday night with a glass of red wine and quality bad TV.

What did you love about this past week?

This Weeks Loves #8

This is a weekly post where I take time to be thankful for the small extras that made me happy this past week.

I’ve been a little lax on posting This Week’s Loves. I realize that these are important posts, so here we go:

Enjoying dinner at a diner with some of my high school best friends. In high school, we spent most of our time at diners, so it only makes sense that we continue the tradition in NYC.

Diner food is my ultimate comfort food.

– Finding fun spring accessories: mint flower hair clips from H&M.

– Celebrating my 10 year Veggiversary all week long.

A Veggiversary creation.

– Going to services at a synagogue in my new neighborhood for the first time.

– Brunching at my current favorite NYC brunch-spot Good and ordering the bread basket.

Biscuits, pear crumb cake, and orange glazed donuts (not pictured).

– Having a sleepover with my mom.

– Coming home from the gym to find Chris home from work with pink tulips for moi.

They look just like these and are still going strong!

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Earning the right to call myself a lawyer (okay, probably not such a little thing).

What little things made you happy this past week?

This Week’s Loves #7

This is a weekly post where I take time to be thankful for the small extras that made me happy this past week.

– Deciding I was going to be in a great mood all Wednesday, and making it happen.

– Receiving my package from ModCloth’s 70% off sale. Both dresses fit great, and the acorn one is one of my favorite dresses ever.

Acorn-ucopia Dress

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– Catching up with a college friend over delicious guac and chips.

– Finding great finds in the city all week: $5 bracelets for my mom and me on sale at a cute jewelry store, $9 total on a dress and running shorts at the GAP (after sales, a coupon, and a gift card), and designer jeans marked down to $30!

Christopher Blue's Jeans. They are made to fit curves and have memory stretch. Awesome and so comfy.

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– Wearing leprechaun socks and flats to Hoboken St Paddy’s day.

It's true. I do shamrock Hoboken.

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– Taking the time to clean my apartment and keeping it relatively tidy all week.

I'm most proud of my bookshelf.

– Having a many hour brunch and chat session with a good friend.

– Trying out a Tower Pilates class. I like mat classes better, but it was still fun to do the Monkey pose.

The pose looked different.

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– Taking a long walk through the City when it was drizzling (before it turned into a monsoon).

– Finding many hours to watch Friday Night Lights.

I'm in Season 4, but I'm having trouble letting go of the original characters.

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– Rocking out a new PR mile time at 7:40.

This Week’s Loves #6

This is a weekly post where I take time to be thankful for the small extras that made me happy this past week.

– Teaching Hadley to jump on the bed on the count of three. This is both cute and convenient.

I like to learn new tricks. I'm smart like that.

– Trying out a new falafel place near my apartment where I got to add my own toppings.

Maoz.

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– NYC soaring to 60 degrees on Friday.

– Wearing my awesome Nordstrom’s Rack find for the first time.

My most favorite heels ever.

– Watching Hadley go mud-splashing in the dog park. He needed a bath afterwards, but he had so much fun doing it.

– Rocking a denim mini skirt from AE out on Friday. I haven’t been able to wear a denim mini since 1L year.

My first purchase off my Spring Wish List.

 – Having a family sleepover after dinner on Saturday night.

– Enjoying pizza I made in my own oven.

Out of the oven.

– Running my first sub-8 minute mile in probably as many years.

– Purchasing the Victoria Secret yoga shorties I have been eyeing for over a month. Pilates makes a tush look good!

– Having a three day weekend to celebrate our Presidents.

Thanks Mr. Presidents!

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What are your loves from this past week?

This Week’s Loves #5

This is a weekly post where I take time to be thankful for the small extras that made me happy this week.

– Discovering how amazing spaghetti squash mixed with pasta tastes.

– Visiting the West Village three times this week.

Home of the W. Village's most famous socialite, Carrie Bradshaw.

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– Sitting in my clean apartment after spending all evening cleaning.

Where the magic happens.

– Returning to the Hummus Place.

Best. meal. ever. Always.

– Spending Thursday evening with my mom at a Jersey diner.

– Seeing my other puppy love when I was at my parents on Friday.

Meet Scout. He's adorable.

– Sharing “Preemptive Valentine’s Day” dinner with Chris.

– Cupcake and wine pairings.

Sweet Revenge NYC - Go here!

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– The weather finally creeping towards forty degrees.

– My granola bars. My father ate nearly half the batch in two days.

– Rocking out 8 min miles at the gym.

– Enjoying the smell of a Valentine’s Day Red Velvet cake baking (in a heart shape pan!).

What are your week’s loves?

This Week’s Loves #4

This is a weekly post where I take time to be thankful for the small extras that made me happy this week.

– Trying out a new recipe with Chris.

Squash and Apple soup in the making.

– Finding new Luna Bar flavors: White Macadamia Nut and Chocolate Dipped Coconut.

– Sweat sessions at the gym.

– Reading a surprisingly good book.

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– Catching up with high school buddies.

– Finding time to get a manicure.

– Finally trying out greek yogurt. Yum!

– Starting Sunday morning with homemade oat-banana pancakes.

– Receiving my Little Things Giveaway prize. Thanks so much Julie! I love all my new goodies.

– Walking into my bedroom to see this cuteness.

What are your week’s loves?

This Week’s Loves #3

–  The Beaver-focused episode of Greek.

– Getting the go-ahead to return to the gym.

– Buying new sneaks to wear to the gym. They are so pretty.

– Girls Night take-in Bertucci’s dinner.

– Having fresh produce to cook with all week long.

–  Hanging out with Chris all weekend long.

– Attending a friend’s birthday dinner, and bringing along this happy cake.

Don't worry, be happy.

– Sharing one two bottles of wine with Chris and Evan and planning a return trip to Ithaca.

Ithaca is gorges.

– Playing catch in the snow with Hadley.

– Finally buying more Crystal Light packs.

–  Having a phone date catch-up session with a good friend.

This Week’s Loves #2

This is a weekly post where I take time to be thankful for the small extras that made me happy this week.

– Long weekend Mondays. Especially when they include a trip to Whole Foods with the best friend.

A big salad and a part of a bean buritto.

– Devouring an excellent near 600 page book in the span of a week.

– Sipping Sleepy Time Vanilla tea out of my Zabar’s mug.

– Hadley cuddling with me all weekend.

– Finding an opportunity to wear a dress with silver sequins.

– Spending time with my brother, cousin, and friends all at once.

– Hosting a successful book club.

Mini Grilled Cheeses

– Getting more responsibility at work.

– Discovering Cupcake wine, and then having both bottles of red and white brought to my apartment for Book Club.

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– Booking a Restaurant Week date with the beau for next Friday.

This Week’s Loves #1

This is the first of a weekly installment I plan to write on Sundays (or Mondays in the case of long weekends such as next week). What did I love this past week? What made me happy?

– Snowfalls

– Hadley getting groomed

On his way to get groomed.

– Finding a Ciao Bella Gelato store

– Visiting Zabar’s

– Dinner with good friends from law school at an Italian-Mexican fusion restaurant.

I went the mexican route and ordered a quesadilla app for dinner.

– Wearing new outfits to work

– Breaking out my outlet find last night: $40 grey Aerosole boots – I have been looking for grey boots ever since I saw Lorelai running around in them on Gilmore Girls, but could never find a pair I liked until last week

– Becoming a soup-maker

– Continuing to reconnect with one of my oldest friends and going on a double date tonight with her and her boyfriend

– Starting PT

– Walking through Central Park when it looked like Narnia

– Visiting a free exhibit at a museum

– Starting season 2 of Friday Night Lights

– Sleeping in late on the weekends

Enjoy the last day of the weekend everyone! I know I will – I am off to go have a brunch of leftover pea soup and the other half of my Zabar’s bagel with scallion cream cheese! Tonight, Chris and I are going to sushi with one of my oldest friends that I have been lucky enough to recently reconnect with and her boyfriend. Between that, I am hoping to fit in a Target shopping trip. Happy lazy Sunday!