Sundays are usually the only day out of the week John & I get to spend together. Unfortunately, John has to dedicate a few hours each Sunday to test prep so I usually nap! This weekend I started working on taking photos of our “first home” together, lol. We move back to Arkansas in 6 weeks so I want to take it all in! We’ve loved living downtown and more importantly, in this loft – it’s been such a great experience. When we started looking for a place to live last spring, I remember people telling us how cool it is to live in a loft! At the time, I said there was no way I’d live in a downtown setting and definitely wouldn’t waste money on a loft! John found the listing for our loft on Craigslist (yes, true story!)and we decided we’d just go look, ya know, to see what all the talk was about… The minute I walked in I was sold, I loved the brick, the bathrooms, the kitchen, etc. When we got back to Blacksburg and sat down to discuss all of our options, I was surprised to see that the loft wasn’t out of our budget, considering we wouldn’t have to purchase a washing machine/dryer/etc. Not only that, but the location was central making it easy for us to get to our jobs. More than anything, we decided that since it was our first year of marriage, we had no children, no real obligations, and that this would be the only time of our lives that we could live in a downtown setting and enjoy all of the perks. Nonetheless, we’ve not regretted it at all – we love our neighbors, we love walking down to restaurants for dinner/breakfast/brunch, the concerts/festivals, parks, etc. I actually found a job simply because of our neighbors being so well networked. Plus, we knew that during John’s fourth year of medical school, we were going to be separated and living in less than ideal situations.
Anyway, that being said, I was snapping photosaround the loft this weekend, I will share a few of them with you. I am hopingto make a little video at some point. Here a few photos from this weekends shenanigans:
Of course I had to sport my new My Happy Placejewels while we were out exploring! Here's a better photo...
Yes, I probably should’ve cleaned before taking these… oops!
Until then, John and I feel accomplished thatthe following happened (insert fruits & spinach!)… Neither of us likefruits or veggies thus watching
our my weight is not easy! For the pastyear, my sister and her husband have been into making green smoothies. This wasof no interest to me until just recently. I feel like John and I are alwaysgoing 90 to nothing! I am just so exhausted when I get home! I have foundmyself requiring 10 hours of sleep per night!! Anyway, we bought a single serveblender and started practicing green smoothies, in an effort to staysemi-healthy. I am proud to announce that we both found green smoothie recipesthat we love! (Mine may or may not have had a couple of pack of Truvia… oops!)
I don’t spend much effort caring for my hair butI’ve recently grown fond of the L’Oreal EverPure Shampoo/Conditioner. I don’texactly need it, but I love it, the smell, the way it makes my hair feel, etc.I don’t cut my hair often enough and I am trying to grow it out so I felt likea deep conditioning treatment would be good. I ended up purchasing the L’OrealEver Pure Moisture Restorative Masque. I cannot give you enough reasons why youshould go out and buy it RIGHT NOW! No kidding. You know how your hair feels just after you’ve just had it trimmed? That’s what my hair feels like today! Plus,it has a mint scent and it is so nice to use in the shower!
I realize you can’t see the ends of my too hair well, but you can see how well it curled and is holding volume.
On another note, who is wearing purple today? I've got my purple accessories on. My heart broke the minute I found out about the explosion in Boston. One of my friends from high school, Jessica, recently moved there to be with her boyfriend (he's also from Arkansas!). I saw tweets saying "pray for Boston" and thought of Jessica - I checked Facebook quickly and saw that she had just left the marathon 15 minutes before the bombs went off. I thank God she is safe but I am still praying for all of those affected by the tragedy and this country.
Happy Tuesday, everyone.