Today, TED announced that Charmian Gooch, an anti-corruption activist who co-founded the watchdog organization Global Witness, is this year’s winner of the $1 million TED Prize. (Gooch will explain on March 18 how, specifically, she…
Not sure if today’s warm weather has me delirious but I am obsessed with this “birds of paradise” blazer from Forever 21.
Today is off to an amazing start thanks to an early morning elliptical session, balmy weather and the fact that I am the first person in the office.
While some view Fridays as an ease into the weekend, I like to take Fridays by storm, especially if it means not having to work on Saturday and Sunday!
Carlton and I are wishing you all a happy and productive Friday!
I am hoping you all can help me out with a bit a fashion / outfit “issue” that I am having at the moment.
As I mentioned, we’re having a party to celebrate Mike’s 30th at the end of the month and the party will be pretty casual (we’re having a hot dog bar!!) but as a result of this, I am having a lot of trouble deciding what to wear.
I have already decided that I’d like to get something new (party planning “perk”) and I am thinking (p)leather leggings and a blouse paired with heels but I’m not sure if I’d rather go with a dress.
Sadly I think we’ll still be dealing with freezing temps and snow so I’d like to keep season appropriate. Any and all suggested would be very much appreciated!! Links would be especially welcome!
GAP Spring Picks:
I am loving the new spring line at the GAP. I am yet to see it in person but online it all looks light and colourful, perfect for the sunshine and warm temps that are just around the corner (hopefully!).
I thought it might be fun to share a recap of last week’s meals, as well as share what’s on tap for this week! I am quite pleased with myself that I successfully meal planned last week which resulted in delicious, healthy meals and very little food waste.
Recap of last week’s meals:
Monday - Frittata and salad: Not worthy of a photo but this was delicious.
Tuesday - Skinny Taste chicken parm and zucchini noodles:This was after a very long day at work but the end result was worth the effort.
Wednesday - Crispy black bean tacos:These tacos are worth the Tumblr hype!
Thursday - TBD: We ended up going out for pizza with my SIL and her husband. A bit of a diet fail but it was so delicious!
Friday - Chicken coconut curry:We made this recipe up based on what we had in the fridge and it turned out really well. The real success here is that we didn’t default to take out.
Saturday - steak, scallops and veggies: We were up at my husband’s family cottage and this was a delicious family dinner.
Sunday - chicken cordon bleu, sweet potatoes and brussel sprouts: We wanted something easy and this hit the spot!
This week’s meal plan:
Monday - Frittata and salad
Tuesday - Bite size baked meatballs and zucchini noodles
Wednesday - Chicken taco chili
Thursday - TBD
Friday - Pasta
Saturday - TBD (having company over)
What do you all have planned for the week?
What is everyone making for Oscar Sunday? I am looking for inspiration a we are planning a cozy night at home. Also, Toronto just issued its 30th cold weather warning of the year so comfort food is key!
Happy Friday to you all! I don’t have enough for a full “Friday Five” but wanted to share a few things that have been keeping me busy / entertained over the past week.
First of all, Friday Night Lights!! I was so late in discovering this show but I am now shamelessly addicted. I just started season four and while I must admit, I am missing some of the core characters that I grew to love in the first three seasons, Tami and Coach Taylor keep me glued to the screen. Mike was away last weekend and I watched an embarrassing number of episodes.
Secondly, after a very long hiatus, I returned to my barre studio for a class last night and despite being the most uncoordinated person in the class (actually!), I am back on the bandwagon. As a whole, I am trying to be gentler to my body as the constant aches and pains are starting to get to me. Barre classes, along with some elliptical work, long walks and the occasional run, are all part of my new plan. So far, I am liking it but it’s only been five days, let’s see how I feel in a week!