April 14, 2015

Playing Catch Up

That's pretty much how my corner of the internet goes these days...playing catch up. The reality is that I'm playing catch up in real life too. You know, trying staying afloat--keep my head above water--that kind of thing.

Yesterday I wrapped up another just. plain. awful. task for my state's teacher assessment which will give me time to finally stop and smell the...daisies...

But seriously, fresh cut flowers are the key to happiness!

Anyway, this weekend I am escaping to the great outdoors and I couldn't be more excited. I need a good getaway and hey, maybe I'll take some really swell photos for you. Plus I've never been camping--like sleep in a tent camping--so I'm pretty excited. I hope you're having a great week and remember to stop and smell the daisies!

March 9, 2015

Hip Hop and Macarons

This weekend was the perfect mix of busy and relaxing which is definitely my speed. I could never be one of those always on the go people.

Friday night I went over to my parents' house for some relaxed family time and comfort food. My mom made a homemade broccoli & cheese soup and sent me home with leftovers which I devoured savored all weekend long.

Saturday morning I got up as early as I could manage to pull myself from between my warm blankets and headed to Columbus.

I surprised one of my favorite littles at his dance competition where he killed his performance! I caught him warming up for one of his numbers with his duo partner.

It was so awesome watching him dance and seeing such a young person showcase his talent.

After his dance I met up with my friend Natalie in German Village. We had intended to go to North Market but the Arnold Sports Festival was also taking place downtown and parking was non-existent. I blame Hulk Hogan...

We grabbed a bite at Katzinger's Deli, but the party really took place afterward with some coffee and delicious treats from Pistacia Vera.

We had a tasting of macarons featuring pistachio (duh), buckeye, and mocha hazelnut. They were all so good. That almond croissant though--that stole the show...

So much so that I think you need to see it again...closer. This soft and flaky sweet treat was easily just as good as the croissants I have had in Paris.

While still sipping my coffee we walked over to a book shop called The Book Loft which is just heaven on earth if you ask me.

I didn't buy anything but the books really are a steal so I'll obviously need to visit again.

Weekends like this one make my heart happy. And with warmer temps in the forecast I think a pretty good work week is in store too!

February 24, 2015

A String of Snow Days

Last week I had an unexpected little vacation when school closed due to snow and extreme cold. I've been dreading the fact that spring break seems so far away which made spending last week cozied in my pajamas even better.

Pretending spring has sprung by brightening my apartment with bouquets of tulips has helped too...

I managed to pull myself away from my warm bed long enough to visit a new to me place downtown. Confetti is a trendy boutique specializing in all things cards and party fare. What started as a temporary pop-up shop has turned into a full grown storefront.

You locals pop in for unique gifts, cards, and party favors for your next celebration and you won't be disappointed!

I'm a total paper fiend and my stationary collection frequently outgrows its current basket. This place will happily fuel my obsession and I don't mind it a bit.


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