A Week in the Life: Sunday, November 23

by Stephany on November 24, 2014

And we’ve reached the end of Week in the Life! This has been really, really fun to document. And it hasn’t been all that difficult to complete daily, especially since I’m only writing an overview of my day, not listing out what I’m doing hour-by-hour. And since I’m already in the habit of taking daily photos thanks to my photo-a-day project, even the photo-taking aspect has been easy. In any event, here’s what Sunday looked like in my world:

sunday morning

morning // I wake up a little before eight, thanks to a restless dog who needs to go out. We go for a slow morning stroll, and then I have a suuuper lazy morning. I decide to take the day off exercising, so I snuggle up on the couch to read my book and drink my breakfast shake. Eventually, I take a shower, clean the apartment, and then do a few little tasks: setting my fantasy football lineup, making a grocery list, and answering emails. Around 11, my mom and I leave to run some errands. We take a trip to Michaels because they were having an awesome sale on their Christmas items (I buy the cute wreath you see in the above picture!), then Marshalls, then to the post office to drop off a package, and finally to Publix to do some shopping. Considering Thanksgiving is on Thursday and we leave Friday for Savannah, we don’t need much!

sunday afternoon

afternoon // A lazy morning followed by a lazy afternoon! I watch football, answer emails, read blogs, and finish up a book. Around 2:30, my brother comes over to watch football with me. We order pizza, chit chat, and watch the Dolphins lose a heartbreaking game. (Ughhhhh.)

sunday evening

evening // And then a lazy evening to top it all off! (Lazy Sundays are my faaaavorite!) I make cookies for my brother, eat pizza for dinner. My brother leaves around 8, and then my mom and I watch a little TV and take Dutch on an evening walk. Then, I take a bubble bath, do my nightly routine, and I’m in bed by 9pm! Early night for me – yay!

And that’s it for Week in the Life! Such a fun series – I’m definitely going to do it again next year!

What was your Sunday like – lazy, busy, productive?


Week in the Life: Saturday, November 22

by Stephany on November 23, 2014

saturday morning

morning // I wake up naturally around 9:00, which feels so good after many early morning wake-ups in a row. I take Dutch on his walk, and then my mom and I go to our favorite park to run. It’s a dreary day, but in the mid-60s and it feels really nice outside! Then, we come home, I drink a breakfast shake while snuggling with Dutch on the couch, and then it’s time to get ready – I have a fun birthday lunch planned! I shower, clean up my room, and then get ready for the day while listening to an episode of The Lively Show.

saturday afternoon

afternoon // I meet up with a few girlfriends for a pre-birthday celebration at BJ’s Brewhouse. Our lunch is yummy, but we are all most looking forward to dessert – PIZOOKIES! Best. Dessert. Ever. And mine comes with a candle! My friends sing happy birthday to me and it is just so special. :) I love these girls! After a fun lunch, I get gas, stop at the library to drop off books and pick up requests that came in, and then pick my mom up for an afternoon of shopping! We are on the hunt for dresses for our work Christmas parties! We start at JC Penney, and both of us wind up finding dresses within 20 minutes. Yay! Then, we head to Old Navy because we both need some winter clothes (especially with our upcoming trip to Savannah, where it’s going to be a bit chilly!) We have success, and I buy my first puffy vest. (I’m still not sure how these help keep you warm (what about your arms?!), but I’m taking a gamble because I look so cute in it. Heh.)

saturday evening

night // After a fun outing at the mall, my mom and I spend some quality time at our favorite place – Target! I buy a scarf, a knit headband, and a clutch for my Christmas party. Then, finally, we come home, take Dutch on a walk, and I take a super relaxing bubble bath. Ahh! So necessary. My mom and I have a low-key Saturday night in: leftover pizza for dinner, blogging (for me), and watching some TV (MasterChef Junior, Scorpion, and Jimmy Fallon). I’m in bed reading by 10pm, which is just how I like it!

What’s the last piece of cold weather clothing or accessory you bought? And tell me – do puffy vests keep you warm?! This Florida girl’s gotta know!


Week in the Life: Friday, November 21

November 22, 2014

morning // I wake up at 5:30, take Dutch on a walk, and then head to the gym for a quick 30-minute workout on the elliptical. Best way to start my day! I go home, take a shower, and then get ready for the day, while listening to Slate’s Serial Spoiler Specials podcast. I don’t always […]

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Week in the Life: Thursday, November 20

November 21, 2014

morning // I wake up at 6am (40 degrees this morning – brr!), take Dutch on his morning walk, and then go for a “wog.” It’s hard and I kinda hate most of it, so that’s fun. I come home, write my “week in the life” post for yesterday, take a shower, and then plop myself […]

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Week in the Life: Wednesday, November 19

November 20, 2014

morning // Since I went to bed late (for me) the night before, I decided to skip my morning workout in favor of sleep (best decision). I woke up around 6:15 and it. was. freezing. Guys, this is COLD for Florida! I bundled up, Dutch wore his penguin sweatshirt, and we went for a walk. Then, […]

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Week in the Life: Tuesday, November 18

November 19, 2014

morning // Another early morning start for me! I wake up around 5:15, get dressed, take Dutch on a walk, and then walk over to the apartment gym. I do a quick, 30-minute interval workout on the stationary bike while watching an episode of Friday Night Lights. Afterwards, I shower and get ready for work. My […]

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Week in the Life: Monday, November 17

November 18, 2014

Today, I’m starting a fun challenge: Week in the Life! That means I’ll be attempting seven days of blogging in a row. OY! Let’s see if I can manage it. Ha. I heard about the challenge from a few bloggers who participated, but it seemed more like a scrapbooking exercise than anything else. Then, Kelly […]

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Five for Friday (v. 38)

November 14, 2014

1) I started listening to Christmas music this week. I’ve also been lighting the above candle since this weekend. Go ahead, judge me. I don’t really care. I felt like listening to Christmas music, so I am. I’ve never listened to Christmas music this early in the season, but it just felt right. And who says […]

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The Tampa Bay Project: Dachshund’s Bar & Grill

November 11, 2014

One of my goals for my Tampa Bay Project is to visit 10 non-chain restaurants in the Tampa Bay area. I mentioned this in the original post, but for someone who has grown up in the area, I am embarrassingly unfamiliar with Tampa points of interest. And when it comes to restaurants, I tend to […]

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Five For Friday (v. 37)

November 7, 2014

1) I had a dream this week that I was diagnosed with a disease that meant I had to get both my legs amputated. It was one of those dreams where I kept waking up, but I was still “in” the dream. Ever have those? So disconcerting. Moral of the story – let’s not take […]

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