Friday, June 15, 2012

High Five For Friday!

Guess what?  I still don't have internet at home.  I feel like I've been transported back to 1999, except the world didn't exist on the world wide web back then, so I wasn't missing out on anything.  Now I am.  News, e-mail, online bill pay, restaurant information, and driving directions are not nearly as convenient or easy to read on my phone.

Please excuse my on-going absence from 2012.  I'm doing my best to keep up during lunch and breaks at work.  I haven't taken the plunge to hit up Starbucks yet, but I might be approaching that point.  I've not seen a full-size Starbucks in my part of town yet, and I really don't want to drive far to hit up free Wi-Fi.

Despite this problem (and our power outage on Wednesday), it has been a good week, surprisingly!  (It's all in how you view the situation, right?)

Here are five highlights from my week!


I went to the latest blogger meet-up at Pinot's Palette over the weekend!  It was the largest meet-up to date, and I can't wait for the next one!  It was great to see familiar and new faces!  I also found out I'm not too shabby at painting.  Both of the instructors complimented me!


I finally met Whitney (pictured above) and Michelle!  Whitney stumbled across my blog a few months ago, and we were excited to find a fellow Houston blogger.  She's a total delight, and she's moving close to my part of town.  Hooray!  Michelle was my very first sponsor back in February, and she is even sweeter in person than I expected.  I arrived a little late but was happy to see the empty seat next to her!  (Michelle, whenever you find the cable for your camera, I want that picture of us!)

Favorite line from the night:
"You're so small and tiny!  When you walked in, I was like, 'Oh, she's not 5'10".'  You look so much taller on your blog."
-- Whitney

Well... I'm not.  Eeek!  I can't imagine what she would have thought if I wasn't wearing heels.  ;-)


I've never owned a high-quality hair appliance... until now!  I got a "just because you're awesome" gift from Whitney, and I'm totally in love with my new Chi!  How great is she?!


During our brief power outage on Wednesday, I used our new candle stick holder that we bought at the farmers' market over the weekend.  I love that thing!  It reminds me of Pinocchio!  
(Source of movie screen shot HERE)


The work-out journey continues!  I'm navigating this whole "working out at home" concept.  I would rather be in a studio with an instructor to push me, but I also don't have a studio here, and I don't want to become a hungry hippo (remember that game?) rolly polly.  Home work-outs for the win!

Cheers to the weekend!  Enjoy it!  Please send me some good internet-having vibes!

As always, I'm linking up with Lauren from From My Grey Desk!


Jami said...

Looks like your meetup was a blast! Painting, wine, where do I sign up?! And that flat iron is super cute! What a sweet gift. I'll tell you, I'll never go back after investing in a quality flat iron - works wonders!

Hope you get your Internet back soon. Sending good ju-ju your way!

Courtney said...

I wanna go to a blogger meet up! Looks like a lot of fun =)

High quality hair tools are so worth it!! I hope you enjoy the CHI! :)

Sam said...

Chi is the way to go :) What a nice gift! 'Just because' gifts are the best.

If you're working out at home, try
I work out at home, too! Bodyrock is FREE & the workouts are super effective for me. Plus, the host is adorable & it feels like she pushes you harder! You will need a timer, because it's all interval training, but don't order the one on the site! There are apps & you can also download them for free on your computer.

Let me know what you think!

The Pink Growl said...

I've done the painting thing before and it's so fun! It's called Spirited Art here where I live. I was amazed by how well mine turned out when I am 100% non artistic! I love your new chi flat iron - is that little doggies on it?

Kate @ Classy Living said...

So jealous of your blogger meet-up! It looked like a TON of fun :)

Hope your internet gets working soon, girl! You could try Panera or Chick Fil A for wifi, too :)

Jess said...

Yay for home workouts :)
That's what I'm doing until I can move out of the...uhhh...not so nice part of town that I'm living in ;) 4 more months..woooo!

I'm gonna go check out Whitney's blog right now!
If you love her, I'm sure I will, too!

Happy Friday, sweets :)


Heather @ The WholeHearted Wife said...

yay for running shorts! get it girl!

Jamie said...

It was so great to meet you on Sunday at the meet up! Hopefully next time we'll be able to chat a little more :)

la la Love, Learn, and Laugh said...

You will ALWAYS be tall in my eyes, if that makes you feel better!! You're beautiful either way, so BOOOOM!

And sorry you're without internet STILL!! My phone would probably stay with a dead battery b/c I'd be stuck on that thing (if not watching I Love Lucy DVD's over and over)


Kathleen said...

Love the Chi! You will never go back to a cheap iron after you have had the Chi in your life!

Enjoy your weekend :)

Michelle said...

Ha! You do kind of look taller on your blog than I know you really are ;)

P.S. I'M WEARING THAT DRESS RIGHT NOW!!! Just in a different color :)

Empirically Erin said...

Hungry, hungry hippos!! I loved that game and could never understand why my parents wouldn't let us have it! Now that I'm an adult, I totally get it! :)

Sheila@TheFailteHouse said...

1st horaay for your blog meet-up! 2nd, if you ever want to try Cross-fit work outs at home my friends say they are great! I go to the classes, but you can be part of an imaginary "team" :) Good luck!

christine donee said...

Candle holder for the win!

tara said...

looks like a pretty good week! hope your weekend is great!

RadiantKristen said...

I love those painting places! So much fun! And you work it with that fitness girl, you have got this!

Alli @ Brooks' Blog said...

New follower! Love the blog- you're adorable!

Nicole Louise said...

That meet up looks wonderful and those paintings are absolutely lovely!