Saturday, August 11, 2012

Things that made me happy this week

The littlest things made me happy at the end of this week...

One of my work programs is near the end and this makes me so happy. September and October are quiet months at my job and I look forward to a whole week of vacation in September. I'm already planning out my days--Costco with mom to get my passport photos and other things, a haircut, a visit with my friend Danielle, cleaning, reading lots of magazines and biking.

The Wisconsin Avenue bridge opened on Thursday. That means a shorter commute for me! Hooray! Seriously, you know you are getting old when things like this make you smile. :)

Milwaukee bus

Picking kale and a red pepper from my garden. I was slacking on picking the kale. I think I'll make a salad and some kale chips out of this tomorrow.

Kale and red pepper

Call me a crazy cat lady, but our pets entertain us on a daily basis, keep us company and give us love. Karma is always happy to work the camera.

Karma working the camera

Tanzi was enjoying the 4 x 100 women's relay with me last night. Go USA!! That race was the bomb. I haven't admitted it on the blog, but I am a total Olympics junkie. I don't watch a lot of sports throughout the year, but I can't get enough of the Olympics.

Tanzi watching Track and Field

Germany is pretty much my favorite country. My friend Laurie just moved to Munich this week, coincidentally, on the day that the OPI Germany colors came out. I was so excited to see the names they came up with for the collection. Now I need to get to the store and buy a few or maybe a box of the Ger-minis.

My fav name--probably "Don't Pretzel My Buttons." I like the color too! I kind of love German pretzels.



I enjoyed this sample at work and it was really good. The texture and flavor were both nice.

Perfectly Simple Zone Peanut Crunch bar

The sales ladies at Sephora were super nice today. Two helped me--one returned the Clinque BB cream I didn't care for and the other gave me some samples of two other BB creams to try--Boscia and Dr. Brandt's. I am excited to try both! Thanks for making me walk out of your store on a positive note, Sephora.

I also received great customer service at Aveda today. I went in for my free b-day perfume and also got this free sample of a new product.

free samples

Dinner tonight was exactly what I wanted. I made pasta with zucchini and eggplant cooked in olive oil and garlic. I had a cocktail that was delicious and honestly made Craig and I pretty tipsy. I don't drink vodka that often, in fact, I doubt I had had it since college! Anyway, more on that cocktail in a future post.

Pasta with zucchini and eggplant, cocktail

Shh..don't tell my husband, but Ryan Lochte makes this girl smile. I totally have a crush on him. Don't most women in America right now?



Oh and finally beating my husband in tennis this morning made my competitive side happy. I think it was the Fitmixer aminos that helped!

Hope you're having a great weekend!


  1. Alysha @ShesontherunAugust 12, 2012 at 8:20 AM

    What's bb cream? BTW, I can't believe it's taken them this long to open to bridge on Wisconsin. It's about time!

  2. I am in love with that whole OPI collection!!!