Tuesday, March 25, 2014

My Bridal Shower, Some Motivation, & an Amazing Lip Sync by my Alma Mater

Hi!  How's your week going?  Mine is chugging along.  I can't believe it's snowing right now!  I'm so ready for tshirts and sunglasses, come on spring!  In the meantime, here are some interesting tidbits from around the internet that happened to catch my eye.  Enjoy!

A sneak peek at my bridal shower - A few weeks ago, my amazing bridesmaids surprised the heck out of me!  When we opened the door of the hotel meeting room (that we were stopping by to "pick up an item that had been left behind at Shayna's sister's baby shower"), I literally thought we were walking in on someone else's party!  I immediately slammed the door shut, feeling embarrassed that we had just interrupted someone's party!  They got me good.  After the intial shock wore off, I got to check out all the wonderful details and spend a lovely afternoon with my family & friends.  The shower was perfect.

Have you started doing any spring cleaning yet?! - Ugh, I wish I was one of those people who just loves to clean and organize, but unfortunately it ain't me babe.  I really want to work on decluttering our house, but we have so much on our plate right now that I think any serious clean outs may have to wait until after the wedding.  Somehow summer cleaning just doesn't have the same ring to it!

Mediterranean Meatball Muffins served with a Greek style Cucumber Salad, yum! - I'll probably be making these as meatballs instead of muffins since I'm still soaking my muffin pans from the egg muffins I made on Saturday.  (I even greased the pan!  Tell me your secrets to avoid the giant mess, ugh!)  To make the recipe Paleo, I'll be replacing the breadcrumbs with almond flour or I may just skip it all together.  I may also sub the Greek yogurt in the cucumber salad with some coconut milk.  I've made something similar from one of my cookbooks recently using coconut milk and it was tasty.  And even though I'm cutting out the dairy from the yogurt, you know I'll still be throwing lots of feta in there, maybe even some in the meatballs ;)

Some motivation for those times when all you want to do is sit on the couch - YUP, we've all been there!  My work schedule just changed, so I could actually sleep in another hour, but I've been trying to get up at the same time and hit the gym!  I love having my workout over with by 7 am and I don't feel guilty lounging on the couch when I get home from work.

A beautiful post in honor of World Down Syndrome Day which was on 3/21 - "The world is rich with so many different kinds of people and millions of stories. The more of these people we meet, the more differences we encounter, the more stories we hear and truly listen to...the more we discover the meaning of life and find our own place amid this very big world that needs our voice, our heart and our hands. Happy World Down Syndrome Awareness Day."

My high school put together an amazing lip sync to Sara Bareille's song Brave - Sara even retweeted it!  Now they're using the video to raise money for the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia!  Make sure you scroll down and watch the video :)

Ok, this girl is ready for bed!  I hope you have a great week!

Did you find anything worthwhile on the internet this week?  Link away!


  1. wow- what a cool way to surprise you for the shower:) I love fun surprises like that!

  2. Your bridal shower was so fun, I'm so happy you were as surprised as you were! #sorrynotsorry I threw a huge party the night before ;-)

  3. Oh yes. They got you good!
    As for spring cleaning, I shall start by dusting off the inside of my cranium. I need a brain reboot for springtime.


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