My loves! I have been so sporadic over here lately, and I am so sorry about that! I feel like I apologize for that way more often than I wish I had to 😉
So time for a little life update and photo recap!
For starters, there is no secret mystery to excuse my absence. I’ve just been tired. Literally and figuratively. It was a colder, wetter, more draining winter than normal and I’m just now coming out of a serious funk. And as much as I love this bloggy because it’s a wonderful creative space, it’s a hobby and before I get around to getting posts together, I have to prioritize my physical and mental health, relationships, and keep my home in check.
So that’s where I’ve been.
The funny thing is, I feel like when I’m at my absolute best in terms of focusing on my health and fitness, it gets harder to blog about it. When I’m in the middle of a TRULY intense workout, I don’t often think to stop and take photos. Those happen maybe at the end of an awesome workout, but more often in the middle of a “just okay” workout. Lately, I have been doing an AWESOME job with my workouts, feeling way more fit than I have in a long time, and it feels fantastic. But I want to reflect that more over here 🙂
I have been working on a project that you’ll see either late this month or early next month – getting some more videos together! The biggest first one is just chronicling a “getting back in shape” push to drag myself out of the winter blues and into spring. So that’s been pretty fun. But so far I just have a crapload of clips I’ve filmed and I’m going to have to do some serious editing 😉 Hopefully they turn out well!
Anyhow. That aside, I am dead serious when I say I’m literally TIRED. Whether it’s too much screen time, a brain that won’t stop, a snoring boyfriend, a whining dog, or horrible new neighbors who think it’s acceptable to drunkenly “sing” along to their crappy ’90s country music well into the night… I’m not sleeping. Thank GOODNESS for the laziest Sunday! HOORAH.
So time for some random shots from the camera roll!
I mentioned this on Instagram, but if you didn’t see: boyfriend got me inflatable kayaks for Christmas and finally got a chance to test them out. They are AWESOME. A huge hit.
Nothing says spring weather like a peach SkinnyGirl margarita on my balcony looking at those blossoms!!!
Brunchtime with lovely old coworkers I’ve missed so much.
Just HAD to make A Beautiful Mess’s rosé soaked gummy bears. They were weird but spectacular. I took pictures of them soaking but it just looks like a bowl of rosé 😉 But I took this before and after! That size difference is allllll wine!
I’ve invested some serious time into trying to recreate this amazing tropical drink from our new local tiki bar. But now I have to order some decent macadamia nut liqueur to make it blog-worthy… 😉 Because priorities.
Another tiki bar drink… but can you even handle that parrot glass???
TJ’s spring flowers for the win!
Speaking of TJ’s, am I the only one who walks around and takes photos of all the new stuff I have to buy?? I am SO EXCITED that they’ve gone full coffee everything!
And speaking of coffee, this was an awesome find that made for a fantastic Sunday breakfast treat.
Boyfriend and I went out for a really nice date night last week and had some of the best sushi EVER.
Springtime runs have been SO BEAUTIFUL lately! ERMAGERD.
As have quick springtime meals.
I included this gift-wrapped sesame soy tilapia on a weekly menu a few weeks ago, but it has quickly become a favorite. It takes so little time to make and is SO GOOD. I’ve been making it way more often.
Can you even handle the cuteness?
Alright, one more cocktail (though there were maybe a couple too many on my camera roll, as you can see….) because I just LOVE tropical cocktails on the river this time of year! What could be better than yummy blended guava goodness?
SO. There you see a little bit about where I’ve been. Working out, enjoying the return of spring, and sipping on some yummy cocktails 🙂
HAPPY MONDAY, loves!