My Weekend {According to Instagram}

I spent this weekend at my parent’s house, in Colorado. Going home for a few weeks at the beginning of summer is puts me in much needed rehabilitation, relaxation, and restoration mode. It’s also so nice to spend time with my family, who I have missed dearly. Here is little snapshot of what my weekend looked like…



Since I have a tendency to wake up closer to a lunch hour rather than a breakfast hour, we can call this my brunch. Or pre-hike meal. Ava & tomatoes, chicken breast, broc, and a few sweet potato fries.

My Mom and I went on a two and half hour hike at Daniel’s Park.  The trail was really flat and simple, so it was very casual and more like a trail walk than a hike, but it was still enjoyable thanks to this view of the Rocky Mountains. Spent the night watching Arrested Development with my family, we seriously can’t get enough of the crude humor, it’s semi ridiculous how much we’ve been watching it.



Ran quite a few errands with my Mom including my favorite, the shops at Cherry Creek North. These were just a few of my favorite finds in the décor boutiques.

Stopped at Sugarlicious to get our mid afternoon shopping fix. Mom got an English toffee and sorry but how cute is the pretzel? Had to.

Macaroons are semi-annoying at this point but honestly couldn’t turn them away in trinket box form. Perfect to store my favorite rings & things.

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Jonathan Adler store, always a favorite.

At Lowes and I couldn’t resist.

Honestly, I apologize for how horrendous this photo is. You’re probably not going to even want to try this recipe after my photog skills but I swear, it’s actually really yummy and perfect for a spring time dinner. I really need to upgrade my iPhone (waiting for the 6?) so my food pictures will actually look appetizing rather than compromising (lol).



Woke up bright and early to head to the mountains for my cousin’s Confirmation. Lovely or grueling? I’ll let you decide. No photo, mornings aren’t my thing.

Oh just my monochromatic snack…

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Highlight of the weekend: the Denver Zoo. The weather was so beautiful and all the animals were out to play. My phone died a little less than half way into the day (and then my Mother’s shortly after), so here are the photos I managed to snap. Favorite: lion cubs (not pictured, so depressed about it).


Random notes & thoughts:
-Sadly, I took my nail polish off (My Vampire is Buff by OPI is my current go to) in attempts to get some life back into my nails. Along with taking biotin, vitamin E, omega 3, a B-complx, and women’s multi vitamin to help my nails (and hair) grow stronger, I painted on a coat of Nail Envy by OPI. Trying to salvage the damage of two years+ of acrylics and gels. Like whyyyy?
-Waiting for my Wen to come in the mail, I picked up the Organix Keratin Oil conditioner at Target to hold me out. So far, I’m LOVING it. The Organix brand had so many choices which made it hard for me, but I ended up choosing this one because it has keratin AND argan oil (oil of the gods for your hair, see my post on growing hair long & strong for more info). Has anyone tried the Organix brand before? Thoughts?
-I’m so horrible about taking photos of myself, or having other’s take them for me… of me. If that makes sense. I’d really like to work on that moving forward.
-It’s now 4am on Sunday night. It just now came to me that I can set the post to publish at a set time. Genius.
“Let the beauty of what you love be what you do.” -Rumi