Monday, February 10, 2014


This was the scene outside our apartment when we woke up Sunday morning. Not that different from the scene on Saturday but a good 1-2" more of the white stuff. If it hadn't been sunny and in the double digits I probably would not have been as ok with the situation as I was. Nate snapped these as we were leaving to pick up some soup- our parking lot has been the place of most recent outfit posts. All of our regular spots are buried under unplowed drifts!

So anyway- besides the snow lots of fun things have been happening around here! I booked our V-Day getaway, yay! A simple one night adventure to Cleveland (I know, farther north, oh well) to visit the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame and eat. I plan on eating a lot. Also it will be our first trendy hotel experience- aka a hotel that is not a chain, so huzzah!

Saturday night N and I had our first casino experience. I won $40 so I walked away with a head held high and feeling pretty good.

This morning I tried the smile exercise, this simple practice is smiling for the first 5-10 minutes after you wake up in the morning. In my favor, I woke up with a good energy level and pleasant disposition so I was in the mood to try it. It feels ridiculous but I swear it elevated my mood.

I downloaded E-Squared: Nine Do-it-Yourself Energy Experiments that Prove your Thoughts Create your Reality by Pam Grout and am super excited for this read.

And in the spirit of Love ... love for yourself, your nearest and dearest, your community, humankind- I challenge you to somehow show love this week to someone else. If they aren't expecting it- even better! Pay for a strangers morning coffee, surprise a friend with a small gift, make a donation to a favorite charity, donate old coats or blankets to a homeless shelter, smile or say something positive to someone who is obviously having a bad day- show some love in any way. It doesn't have to cost money, it just has to be heart felt. 

If you act on love this week let me know what you do and how it was received! I personally love paying for someone behind me in the drive-thru- I never know what their reaction is so I can imagine it any way I want! Sharing our abundance of love only generates more love. Now that would be a happy Valentines Day ♥

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