So this will be a picture heavy post. It will be an overview of a few adventures over the past month or two. Hopefully it will get my motivation back on point because I truly miss blogging. But I blame school. Junior year is not a joke! (Although I won't complain too much about school: I'm very blessed to be able to go to college and earn a degree in my dream job).
1. I got my second tattoo.
It's a lotus flower. I've been wanting it for awhile. Lotus flowers are gorgeous flowers that grow in the murkiest, grossest, swampiest waters. They have horrible conditions, but use that to thrive and grow into a beautiful flower. And I hope I have used anything negative in my past towards my growth into a beautiful person (on the inside yo, I'm not that self absorbed). And I hope that I always strive to do that.
Here is the stencil on my ankle.
Part of the way done
I know it might be sad that we pay for a subscription box for our dog, but it really is a decent deal! I don't splurge on toys or treats for her anymore because we get a surprise of toys and treats every month! Plus I'm pretty sure the man is ok with a little puppy spoiling if it keep baby fever out of me for a little longer...;)
As you can see, Maisy is a fan. I couldn't keep her out of the picture...
3. We are still doing Meatless Mondays
One of my more adventurous meals was portobello mushroom burgers.
It was amazing! The subways, the people, the food, and the shopping was intoxicating!
Here are a few snippets from our busy day:
Bagels and cream cheese for breakfast...because that's what real New Yorkers do, right? (P.S. Now this is all the man eats for breakfast.)
5. I made this amazing pasta sausage dish!
I love to cook. And I cook a lot of decent recipes. But this one is a real winner! Please, go try this one out. You won't regret this fairly easy and delicious meal! It is going to be a regular of ours for sure!
Here is a link to the recipe. I used not-smoked sausage (fresh?), colby jack cheese, and no scallions. And it was a one pot meal! Yay for fewer dishes!
6. We did an apartment overhaul.
I have been avoiding really decorating out apartment. I think it's because it still hasn't hit either of us that we are actually staying here for more than a few months (which is what Brad is used to). Or even for more than a two-thirds of a year (which is what I'm used to). Brad has officially been here a year, so I figured it's time to make this place cute.
Later I will post some pictures to show how to make an apartment, where you aren't allowed to pain or use anything more than small nails in the walls, look cozy. But I had to share one of my favorite finds:
My teal/turquoise lamp! A nice target find! Thank you tax return! ;)
|Lamp - Target|
Love and Blessings,