December 3, 2014

Life Lately

Life has been great lately. Really great. I’ve been so busy I have a constant headache behind my eyes (where are my glasses?!) but I’m happy. On Thursday I’m taking the day off from ALL work and making it a me day. I plan on getting my hair cut and my brows threaded, going to the acupuncturist, going to kickboxing class, and having dinner out. It’s going to be GREAT.


Since Thanksgiving I’ve made an effort to cut out all foods with added sugars. It’s really, really hard. Sugar is in everything! Sugar goes by so many sneaky names! Each day I’ve had about 7-15g of added sugar total from something little, like salad dressing or my Siggi’s yogurt. *Note: I do not count naturally occurring sugars, like fructose in fruit and lactose in dairy. Typical breakfast this week: 2 poached eggs + avocado + satsuma.poached eggs avocado satsuma

But before all that craziness, I managed to make some brownies for Thanksgiving. The cousins ate them right up! I’ll post the recipe next week. They’ve got coffee and crisp cereal in them!gluten free dark chocolate crispy rice coffee brownies

Lindsay and I managed to make it out again for drinks. I love having another Charleston girl here. We get to talk about how freezing cold it is and how the men must be hibernating because we sure as heck aren’t meeting them. boston bar forum massachusetts martini moscow mules

Speaking of cold weather, I was having a heck of a time finding a cute hat & gloves. Thank you, Old Navy, for having ridiculously cheap winter wear. If I have to wear warm clothes, I need them to be as fun as possible.old navy winter weather wear

Even more fun are my New Balance Static 574s. I wear them all the time. This morning a guy behind me in line at Dunkin said “Those sneakers are really awesome.” I told him his face was really awesome. That went well.new balance 574

Last night I went into the /superdigital office for a work meeting. Never in my life did I think I’d be asked to help contribute ideas for a social media campaign with Julian Edelman, Tom Brady, and Dunkin Donuts. Next time I complain about being busy, SLAP ME.
superdigital boston ad agency

(The JE11 beanie above will be on sale next week!)

Yep, the ad agency I work for also manages Julian Edelman’s social media. Needless to say the office is full of JE11 swag. This does not hurt to look at.

See you tomorrow with The Friday Five! <3


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  • Brynn Guster

    I’ve been on the sugar ban as well, but crap that stuff is in everything! Happy to hear you’re doing so well!!

    • i love it! did you read any books beforehand or just give it a go? totally curious to see how you’re doing too!

  • mmmm brownies!! xo jillian – cornflake dreams

  • itzyskitchen

    Enjoy the day off! Hahhahahahahhaha- I can’t believe you told him his face was awesome…I wish I could have been there to witness <3

  • Sheanna Caban

    It’s SO GOOD to hear that you’re happy! In January I’m starting The Whole 30. This decision didn’t come lightly for me and it has NOTHING to do with weight. It has everything to do with how I feel….And lately I’ve felt awful. I’m actually starting off slowly right now, but plan to go full force come January 1 (I would have started in December, but too many family things going on that could send me off track before I get started). Working for the digital ad agency sounds like a dream job! VERY proud of you!

    • OH can you start a blog about this please!??! my friend laura did the same challenge. you may have to scroll a bit back but her blog is: http://lauravirginia.me/

    • Kelsey

      I just did a whole30 and loved it. Good luck!

  • Rachel

    “the men must be hibernating because we sure as heck aren’t meeting them” hahahaha love it. that must be the case in charleston too? <3 rachel

    • oh yes they hibernate there too. haha xo

  • Erin @ The Grass Skirt Blog

    I am so happy that everything is going so well! Sugar really is in everything, and it is just so unnecessary. Speaking of sugar, those brownies look delicious!
    The Grass Skirt

    • what a shame they are NOT sugar free. haha

  • I can’t decide what I’m more turned on by… that handsome man or those brownies. It’s a close call.

    • ahhahahaha can you please never stop commenting on my blog, bc waking up to your comments make my day xoxo

  • Elise

    Enjoy your “me” day! I think your breakfast looks amazing and pretty darn close to what I eat every morning!
    ~Elise @ highheelsglitteringeyes.blogspot.com

  • Enjoy your day off! I need to take a mid-week vacay day sometime, just to do all the stuff I’m too lazy to do during the night. Love those leopard gloves!

    • mid week vacay days are the best bc you don’t have the usual weekend activities tempting/distracting you! girl get to ON, they’re like 4 dollars. haha

  • bahhh i should totally cut out all added sugar as well. always a goal, never a reality. does wine count? b/c if fruit doesn’t…you see where i’m going with this. sneaks are adorable, love your response to the guy as well. happy Thurs.

  • Biana Perez

    I hope you enjoy your day of pampering today!!


  • Alina

    Your day off plans sound fabulous! I’m feeling inspired for the day off I’m going to take in two weeks. I might just have to work a haircut and a new gym class (instead of my usual) in!

  • I mean……like is he single or what?

  • Your breakfast looks so good! I love poached eggs. It sounds like your job is so much fun!

  • Stacy G

    Your Thursday sounds wonderful! I need to fit in a hair cut soon. Love your cute Old Navy finds! SO excited to hear about the acupuncture! xo

  • Your hat and gloves are adorable! Great picks!

  • Brittan Morris

    I don’t know who Julian Edelman is. Should I?? I feel lost. And every time you say sneakers I crack up. I call them tennis shoes and can’t get used to sneakers. Stay warm!

    • he’s one of the WRs for the patriots. it’s ok you didn’t know. 🙂 i still love ya!

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