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Monday, July 30, 2012


Is it Monday already? Seriously, how do the weekends go so quickly? I hope you had a great weekend! I enjoyed some down time on Friday and Sunday and saw some friends on Saturday. My work week was also pretty great, so I'll kick off sharing my week via Instagram with it. 

A few shots while I wasn't exactly workin'...I love the slower pace of my job in the summer. Don't get me wrong, it's not always slow. The campus center is certainly more quiet this time of year, with fewer students around. On Tuesday, I drove to a meeting in Rhode Island for work and Thursday we had a surprise shower for a colleague. 
taking a BSU vehicle to an off-campus meeting // colorful clothing/accessories // my boss' daughter drew me a picture // surprise bridal shower for a coworker
We've been on a southwestern kick when it comes to food lately. It all started with making salsa (loosely based on Molly's recipe)...we made/consumed THREE batches of it last week. I remembered to get a few photos of some of our food :) 
salmon tacos // homemade popsicle using this fudge recipe // quesadilla with homemade salsa
And who doesn't have a few moments during the week that just make you smile? 
wearing my cowboy boots // a thoughtful note from Jacky, along with a print by Lindsay // Milton
About a month ago, we found a coffee table on the side of the road. I made my husband turn around so we could check it out and we ended up putting it in our car to take home. I loved the shape/size of it and knew a little paint would give it new life. Last week, Brandon sanded it and used his new power painter (a birthday gift) to do just that. It totally brightens our living room!
sanding/prep for paint // finished and sitting in our living room
On Saturday, I took a day trip to Maine with colleagues. We all work at different colleges in similar roles, so it's fun to get together for a BBQ. After we ate, we drove a few minutes down the road to the beach to take the dog for a walk. As you can see, she loved it. 
can't help but take photos of state signs // Sadie loves the beach // the first time my toes touched salt water this summer // giant cupcake I made for dessert
We did watch the Olympics a bit over the weekend, but I failed to Instagram a moment of it. I think the best discovery, was from Taylor's blog where she shared BBC is allowing you stream Olympic coverage without a cable subscription, as NBC requires. There's just something extra special about watching the London 2012 Olympics and hearing it narrated in a British accent...I'm seriously thinking in an accent as I type ;-)

I'm linking up with Molly for #YOLO Monday and Brooke for InstaLife!


  1. Is that a note written on a paint stick? That's genius! I need to do that, seriously. Also, that salsa looks so delish.

    Thanks so much for linking up today! Yahoo you were the first one!

  2. Looks like a fun weekend! Homemade salsa is the BEST! And I've really enjoyed watching the gymnasts in the Olympics :)

  3. Awww, the slow pace of summer.... then fall happens! haha New GFC follower, found you from YOLO link up! :D You can find me over at See ya around!

  4. Your blog is adorable!1



  5. That homemade popsicle looks yummy! & that little table you found on the side of the road turned out super cute great job :)

  6. wow, what a great week! and that picture with your dog in the water is adorable!
    I'm thrilled to be your newest follower and would love it if you could return the follow if you get the chance and wish to :)
    Sapir @

  7. Your quesadilla and salsa look delish! I am New Mexican and I totally approve.

  8. yeah homemade salsa (you KNOW how i feel about that!!! :))

  9. and thank you SO much for linking up, beth!!

  10. Such fun pics!! BTW, just found out your blog via YOLO Monday and I am your newest follower on GFC. I'd love if you could visit my blog sometimes:-) Hope you are having a wonderful day!
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