Good evening friends! The weekend sure does go by quickly. I’m trying to stretch it out to the max! I just finished baking another batch of the cookies I made the other day– this time made with dark chocolate chips. I ran out of vanilla so I named them almond infused dark chocolate cheesecake cookies. That sounds much more gourmet, doesn’t it?
You can bet I already at the one in the bottom right corner- there were simply too many dark chocolate chips to leave it just sitting there!
You could say that I’ve been in a bit of a baking mood lately. I go through phases. I’m especially excited for Fall because I get to make one of my favorite recipes- chocolate pumpkin bread! And yes, it is just as good as it sounds 😀
Yesterday I was having a bit of a dilemma with the wardrobe challenge. All of the ladies in the limo were wearing dresses and I felt I would be under dressed. However, I stuck with the ten items and wore the light yellow tank tucked into the black tulip skirt with a nice necklace. Kristin has a picture on her camera that I’ll add to the post at a later date-but I think it was dressy enough! Annnd I didn’t have to take my beloved jeans out of the mix. It would have been annoying to have to rotate a dress in on the weekends! Which brings me to today’s outfit of the day:
- Greenish-blue tee- Banana Republic (purchased Spring 2010)-Repeat
- Dark skinny jeans- Express (purchased 2005)
- Black/teal flip flops (unpictured)- Reef (purchased 2008?)
- Black knit cardigan (unpictured)- J. Crew (purchased January 2009)-Repeat
I went to the movies today to see Eat, Pray, Love so I wore the cardigan there, as it is always chilly in movie theaters. Speaking of Eat, Pray, Love- I loved the movie! I know it has gotten some bad reviews (Julia especially) and I don’t really understand why. I think it was a great portrayal of the book onscreen, and it definitely gave me the travel bug. The landscapes in Bali and Italy were especially breathtaking. Of course, I thought the book was better, but it was still a good movie. One scene in the movie that also struck a chord with me in the book was where Elizabeth was asked what one word defines her. At the end of the movie/book her word is revealed and basically ties everything together. After reading the book I asked myself, what would MY word be that defines who I am as a person? I don’t know if I could be defined by one word. As a human being there are so many facets to our personalities and events that shape our lives. I’m still thinking about that one.. I’ll let you know when I figure it out 😉 What one word defines who you are? Could you be limited to just one word?
I do, however, know what my “Eat Pray Love” is/would be. Eat is simple- Tuscany. I’ve always wanted to go to Italy to eat the amazing food and drink wine… where better than to do it in the heart of wine country? Pray– I would like to one day become certified in Bikram (hot) yoga. I still have a long looooong way to go before I can even contemplate that but it is a far off dream of mine 🙂 Love– my love is my family. My wonderful husband and everyone else in my life. I’m a pretty lucky girl.
What is your Eat Pray Love?
Happy Sunday peeps- this week I’ll have my Born to Run review up (finally) and a guest post Bri wrote on his definition of fitness, among others 😀 Have a good one!