Friday Highlights when Spring has Sprung

Guuuuuueesss what? IT’S OFFICIALLY SPRING FOLKS!  A great deal has been going on in my neck of the woods.  So much that I’ve been lacking on my blog reading and commenting.  Not the biggest issue in the world but I love connecting with people and even checking in on what others are up to.

IMG_3394Spring means time for BRIGHT COLORS and that means all day every day.  None of this “New York black” nonsense. No, no, no.  This California girl is bringing some bright punch to the northeast

Anyways, I’m making it through the week despite the long hours with March Madness and the fact that my accounts are in full swing.  I think it might be the thrill of the moment and the oodles of coffee my coworkers and I have been consuming.  There have been a few days where I’ve entered the office around 7:30 and a couple days where I’ve left way past 7.  I find it easier to roll out of bed, into the shower, and into the office before the crowd.  This time also allows me to accomplish screenshots, reporting, and various tasks without people bombarding my inbox.

But, since you probably aren’t here to listen to my work life, let’s move onto something more fun. How about some Friday Favorites and some exciting things about spring?

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I’m a special fan of this Alex & Ani bracelet as it reminds me that I am a Taurus child, through and through – bold, brave, and strong.  Astrological signs aren’t for everyone but I find the Taurus fits my personality dead on.  Get to know me and you will agree.

Yes, I am a child of the consumerist movement.  I’ve got a job, I don’t have any kids to care for, thankfully no mortgage to worry about, so right now I’m just living in the moment.  I’m pretty thrifty about my spending – utilizing free meals at the office, finding the deals on manicures ($7? yes please!), and exploring New York by foot.

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I’ve been eyeing this specific jar of nut butter for ages.  Sure, almond butter and coconut sound divine but $12.99?  Ooph, I don’t know if I could spot that (says the girl who goes out and impulse buys a purse) but this is because I pretty much consume an entire jar of nut butter in a week.  I figured with my overtime paycheck I could test out a jar and boy am I hooked.  It’s honestly DELICIOUS and I really need to pace myself.  With banana, with oatmeal, on ice cream, on a spoon.

I’m not much of a binge-TV watcher but I just discovered Sabrina the Teenage Witch on Hulu and oh yes, this will be devoured.  It was one of my favorite shows growing up and I love her sarcasm.

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Speaking of binge watching – I was talking with my friends about being in our 20’s – the routine of going to work, going to the gym, watching tv, going to bed and repeating the process.  Is this fulfilling?  How do we break the monotony or what does it mean to lead a fulfilling life? That’s an entire matter (and oooo blog post possibly) in itself. But let’s keep Friday light.

IMG_3246 Getting excited for a lot more of these days 🙂 So long snow, hello sun.  There’s something about a warm breeze, the sight of people running and walking, the smell of water and the distinct sound of water hitting against the side of the dock or wall that is soothing to me.

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Yeah, that thing about about being a part of the consumerist movement?  It’s a real thing and while money doesn’t always buy happiness, it buys experiences and I think I’ll have quite a lot of experiences with this bright baby.  Doesn’t that blue color just make you smile?

Anyone have any tips for sunglasses?  My last pair bonked out and I’m in the market for a new pair before the warm season really hits.

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“Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit.”
– E. E. Cummings

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8 thoughts on “Friday Highlights when Spring has Sprung

  1. (1) I used to LOVE watching Sabrina in the afternoons after grade school. Awesome.
    (2) NYC looks so pretty in Spring! I have only been in once when I was much younger and I am dying to get back.
    (3) That coconut almond butter sounds dreamy. But I will admit, ever since I started making my own it’s hard for me to spend the $$ on it. My fav. blend is almonds, pecans, coconut shreds and coconut oil with a touch of coconut sugar. It’s basically heaven.

    Have a fabulous weekend, lady!

    • You should visit!! Yes that coconut almond butter is pricey but oh such a tasty treat. I don’t know if I can make it a regular occurrence since I am almost finished with it 🙂

  2. Wow from what you described, I think I’m a Taurus too! I’ve never followed horoscopes because my birthday is right on the cutoff between Aries and Taurus, so my sign was different depending on where I look. I may just have to take a look into

    • I don’t follow all the horoscopes to a tee but then the overall characteristics do match my personality, so it’s intriguing and funny to watch 🙂

  3. I am so about horoscopes lol. I am a Gemini but really not bipolar at all – the rest of the Gemini stuff is all me. For sure. I always see the Alex and Ani bracelets in Bloomingdales and get overwhelmed not sure which one goes with which, which means what etc. I really should myself a few…I haven’t tried the Maranatha but hear it’s terrific. The last thing I need is another peanut butter, let alone another pricey one!

    • I would be overwhelmed by Bloomingdale’s options as well. But I’ve spent some time on the website and love how it’s purely an Alex & Ani store. That along with the fact that when I see something I like, I know I like it and usually end up buying it. 🙂 I like the peanut butters you have already!

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