One visit to urgent care, a strep diagnosis and a prescription of antibiotics (all hail to the Z-PACK!) later, I finally feel like myself! Just in time, too… This evening, Mr. THD and I are headed for an overnight with friends toGERVASI VINEYARDfor what’s hopefully a night of lots of wine drinking, good food and laughs… and wine drinking. Did I mention that? It will be a nice break away from all of the holiday and renovation craziness.
Now, let’s get our weekend off to a good start with this week’s Friday Link Love roundup!
Maybe not technically, but between the Christmas/Holiday frenzy, the assorted coughs, colds and flus going around and the layer of ice on my car this morning, it’s pretty much a done deal. I’ve been batting an annoying head cold since Sunday. Today is the first day I finally have my voice back. Try reprimanding your children when you can barely croak out an audible word! The kids practically laughed in my face, and I don’t blame them. Hopefully, the worst of the bug will pass by the end of the weekend and I can start my new week fresh and post-nasal dripless.
Hope you guys are all staying healthy! Here are a few of my favorite Friday Link Love reads and shopping finds to kick off this chilly first day of December:
Good morning, on this grey and chilly last Friday of October!
It finally feels like Fall in Cleveland which left me scrambling to find all of our cold weather accessories (hat, scarves, gloves, etc.) that were packed away in the moving frenzy. I had brief flashbacks of temporarily losing my FAVORITE HAT last year and the sadness involved. Good news: the gear has been located! Apparently, I’m a little more organized than I thought.
Clearly, I am suffering from a a major case of First World problems and have much to be grateful for — starting with the fact that the weekend is here! On that note, sit back, relax, and have yourself a little dose of Friday Link Love. Continue Reading
As you’re reading this, I’m likely flying high in the sky on my way to NYC for the weekend!
I rarely get to spend mother-daughter time with my mom without my husband or children in tow, so I’m using this wedding-related weekend getaway (we’re celebrating my future sister-in-law at her bridal shower!) to unwind with my mama. I booked us a hotel suite and we have no other plans aside from shopping, eating, drinking and enjoying each other’s company. I have a mile long list of projects and to-dos waiting for me back home — the moving truck comes on Friday! — but I’m looking forward to tuning out the noise and stress, at least temporarily. Sort of like a real-life “time-out”… but for grown-ups and with booze.
Get your own weekend groove on with this week’s assortment of Friday Link Love articles, recipes and shopping finds!
First, my apologies for falling off track when it came to this week’s regular posting schedule. Even after 4 years of 5x/week regular posting, there are days/weeks where life just gets in the way. This was definitely one of those weeks.
I’ve been working behind the scenes on a few pretty fun and exciting, albeit overwhelming projects (which I’ll be sharing with you shortly!), getting the kids sorted out for their first day of school/assorted sports activities and running the styling end of THD. Usually, I’m pretty decent at the balancing act, but when it all piles on something has to give. In this case, it was the website… and unfortunately my sleep.
(P.S. Insomnia is the WORST.)
You know what, though? My family is happy and healthy. The kids are officially back in school. I’m fortunate enough to be doing something I love and am passionate about… AND it’s Friday. Not to mention, I have a whole queue of Real Housewives, Younger and Odd Mom Out to get caught up on. It’s going to be a great day.
This post is being created rather slowly, as I can barely lift my arms up to type.
My summer workout schedule has been all over the place lately. With so much activity going on and routines constantly shifting, it’s been a real challenge to maintain a consistent groove.
(Do you guys have a harder time keeping up your regular workouts in the summer, too?)
This week, I made a promise to myself that I would make time for 3 workouts before the weekend. Today, I just happen to be paying the price. I’m so sore, sore, sore! Well, at least the hardest part is behind me and hopefully I’ll be back in my regular routine soon enough.
In the meantime, I’m happy to just sit back (gingerly) and share with you this week’s Friday Link Love finds!
With only a few weeks left of school free summer, I’ve been thinking about how I want to spend these last glorious no-lunch packing, no homework monitoring, no school sports/activities shuttling days. As much as the kids and I have been spending a lot of time together and occasionally grating on each other’s last nerve — more specifically, they’re grating on mine! — I am going to miss this low-key time together. I think about how many more summers I’ll have left before my 8 yo little guy doesn’t want to hold my hand anymore, or if I’m under-appreciating those small moments when my daughter finally declares domination over the playground monkey bars. To be honest, all of this sappy stuff might be the result of monthly hormones. Just in case it’s not, the next 2 1/2 weeks I’ve decided to attack our summer fun bucket list with a vengeance. Which means I actually need to create one… So moms, local NE Ohio/Cleveland residents and all-around creative people — please help a sista’ out!
What’s on YOUR summer bucket list?
Perhaps find all the inspiration you need in these Friday Link Love reads below.