Really love these photos from Fred Meylan.
most of my artwork originates from fashion photography such as this and I think these would make some fabulous new pieces!
ok, so I've always run off and on, mostly outside (I HATE treadmills). When living in Edinburgh, I got really into it and ended up running my own half-marathon right before we moved. I tried to keep it up while living in Austin, but the heat was pretty much unbearable.
A hamstring strain has kept me from it since being back in Indiana, as well as simply not having enough hours in the day to get everything I want to do done!
IN SHORT: Excuses, excuses, excuses. Since the weather is so beautiful, I've decided to get back out there. Good music is a must when running, so here are five songs getting me motivated right now:
"Shake It Out" -- Florence + the Machine
"Best of My Love" -- The Emotions
"We Are Young" -- Fun. feat. Janelle Monae
"Under the Blacklight" -- Rilo Kiley
"Take a Minute" -- K'naan
this playlist on Spotify
things have been a little crazy this week. a major staff restructure was announced at work yesterday and several people lost their jobs.
It was a sad and awful and pretty much a crappy, crappy day.
I feel very lucky to still have a job and it looks like the new structure might even make my work more enjoyable...we shall see...
Anyways, will probably be back later today with something else.
we had an amazing weekend in Asheville -- so beautiful down there!
supplies for the 6 hour car trip
a porch made for sittin'
wine tasting at Asheville Wine Market
dinner at Tupelo Honey
the prettiest display of tank tops downtown at Virtue. wanted one in every color!
these gals have been friends since preschool -- amazing!
a great birthday card at Malaprop's.
a sculpture at New Morning Gallery that looked exactly like Mr. Forrest!
Lis getting her hula on
our favorite wind sculptures at Grovewood Gallery
ahhhhhhh I LOVE ASHEVILLE!
wow, this weekend was the best in a long while. the weather was BEAUTIFUL and we didn't do much of anything.
it was an amazing weekend because I...
attended a bookclub meeting full of excellent food, lovely ladies, & great discussion made cupcakes for a work event tomorrow...dropped an egg...was so pretty though!
had the windows open throughout the house while blasting Lykke Li
yoga'd for almost four hours
made kale pesto (over half of which I had to throw out...turns out there is such a thing as waaaay too much garlic)
had Sunday birthday brunch with Andrew's family.
ate some excellent white lasagna, courtesy of @leahslag
updated to IOS 5.1...they say that the Instagram Android app is "coming soon" !!!! Does that mean I can stop taking terrible Instagram photos on my iPad...please???
Back to work tomorrow...
only a 3 day work week for this gal...heading to Asheville, NC for the weekend! Woop!
Okay, so I'm totally three days late, but whatevs, it's fine. Andrew's birthday was on Sunday...we didn't do much...he's not too big on birthdays anyways. It's also Mr. Forrest's birthday sometime in the spring (I'm not sure when exactly...man, I need to get birthday organized!).
He will be 8 years old!
We'll probably do something fun this weekend to celebrate, like maybe sofa bed shopping? Ha!
My girl Tate is visiting in a couple weeks and for once I don't want her to sleep on an air mattress!
here are a few songs I'm listening to this weekend, in celebration of it finally being March:
"Mind Your Manners" -- Chiddy Bang feat. Icona Pop [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=xeYvmdkw3Q0]
"Hurt Like Mine" -- The Black Keys [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=tSBMyGDB-6E]
"Eet: Live in London" -- Regina Spektor [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=VmfZDt8wvcs]
"Somebody That I Used to Know" -- Gotye feat. Kimbra [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=8UVNT4wvIGY]
"Deconstruction" -- Fanfarlo [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=irE7miqG_LU]
feeling pretty lucky this morning, sitting here drinking coffee and reading the news. The tornadoes that passed through yesterday missed Corydon, but devastated a few towns just north of us.
also feeling lucky to have two free days to get caught up on reading, cleaning, yoga, blogging, etc. will post later after Blog Brunch, with a new playlist.
Isn't this photo lovely? Found it this morning through various internet wanderings.
have a good one everybody!
we're supposed to get some pretty severe tornadic weather later this afternoon...not at all excited about that...
this is the first of a string of 4 free weekends in a row-- no work events, no yoga, just free time.
Needless to say, I'm busting.
So I don't usually get into those motivational posters that seem to pop up everywhere (ahem...Pinterest) lately. BUT...this one kinda got me yesterday:
This resonated with me in terms of blogging, yoga-ing, cleaning, reading, cooking, writing emails, working, laughing, dancing, ETC.
Consistency and self-discipline seems to be the key and sometimes it is easy to forget.