Sunshine Always Wins + Kate Spade Giveaway!
do you ever have those weekends when you feel like it’s going to be super productive and you’re going to get so much accomplished and then…nope? that was my weekend to some extent. i will say that my husband and i (along with our besties) spent a few hours volunteering in vancouver with a great non-profit friends of trees!
for those that don’t live in the pacific northwest, downtown portland, oregon is only about a 20 minute drive into vancouver, washington. i know…geography is a crazy thing because it blew my mind at first too. also, it’s totally supposed to still be raining for forever in our neck of the woods but something about global warming?
see that little tree? our team planted it (along with 7 others) into the earth and it was pretty nifty.
i even got to pound the stakes into the ground of this baby magnolia tree and i felt like a beast. i’m sliding some sort of metal-weight-pusher-thing onto the stake to help it drive into the ground. obviously you can tell i was really listening during training.
you best believe i will be creepily driving to vancouver every few months to see how this little guy is growing. maybe i’ll read to it, i’m not sure yet.
after planting trees like mother nature in the glorious sunshine (while the east coast and my family in colorado were dumped on with snow), i had high hopes of working the rest of the day but instead got pulled down deep into the world of organizing my pinterest boards.
my friend alison told me about pinterest when it was this brand new thing and it hadn’t become part of mainstream media (i’m telling you this like i bragged to the kids in the hallway of high school about obscure ‘shows/concerts’ i saw that were totally underground and it made me feel real cool).
well, we became obsessed with pinterest, to say the least. i’m talking like i would stay up late after my husband went to bed and pin all of these amazing and
ridiculous realistic things i would do in the kitchen (i rarely cook), our home (we rent), and DIY crafts (i don’t own a glue gun anymore but i do like crafts).
i needed an intervention so i’ve stayed away from pinterest for the past few years. however, since i’m officially 28 with lots of things i know for sure, i realized it’s time to slowly get back into it so let’s be friends on there and we can compare recipes and DIY headboards!
Visit the new wifestyle’s profile on Pinterest.
yesterday i sat in my office and looked out the window, while the sunshine beckoned for me to bask in it. i told my husband “i’m going to go work outside!” and sat on my anniversary gift. i spent the next 47 minutes squinting to attempt to see my laptop with my jeans rolled up and my shoulders exposed to the sun for the first time in months. needless to say, the sun won, i called it ‘self-care’ and drank it in. that’s what mondays are for…getting back to work and getting back on track!
with that, i will put it out into the world on this fine monday that i will write 5,000 words for the next chapter of my e-book guide (exciting things to come) this week!
maybe you’re still not really into monday and you’d rather be shopping around for your next kate spade item?!
you’re in luck… i have teamed up with 9 other amazing bloggers to bring you a chance to win $125 to kate spade (or paypal money if you so choose!) enter in the rafflecopter below!
1) favorite thing about your weekend?
2) tell me one of your big goals on the horizon?
3) have you ever planted a tree before? (i have because my dad got his degree in landscape architecture so best believe that yard is impeccably landscaped!)