Last week was a crazy one for sure. I had time off for the holidays, and so starting back at work was rough. Mostly, the waking up part was hard. I love my job, but after a two-week hiatus, coming back was crazy difficult! I think I hit snooze more times this week than I have all year. It didn’t help that it was cold all week. Cold weather just makes me want to stay in bed all day and drink coffee!
Because I was getting back into the swing of things, I had a pretty calm week. I worked, worked out, went to a few fitness classes, walked Allie, planned my meals, made some healthy recipes, and deep cleaned my apartment. The deep clean was much needed! I try to deep clean my apartment every few months because I manage to collect so many things that I don’t need. I love ridding my apartment of all the extra “junk” and having it feel clean. I always make sure to donate all my extra things to Goodwill.
I picked up these cute notepads from my favorite store- TJMaxx! They were only $2.99 apiece, and I think that they’re perfect. I picked up the “Parent’s Night Out” notepad for my sister.
Allie LOVES long walks. I try to give her at least two long walks a week. I used to walk her daily, but it started getting dark as soon as I got home from work and I felt unsafe walking her. Now I make sure to make up for the lack of walks whenever I can.
It’s always hard walking Al because she loves dogs, people, and things. Half of our walks is her trying to sniff something, chase a squirrel, or get petted by a stranger.
Even though last week was a chill week, and I really didn’t need the caffeine, I drank an insane amount of coffee. I’m blaming it on all of the Starbucks gift cards I got for Christmas. Typically, I only treat myself to a “fancy” Starbucks coffee once a week. However, with these gift cards, I was going all week! It doesn’t help that there is a location less than a mile from my house.
I usually only average one-two cups a day, even though I love coffee so much. Sometimes I even just drink decaf.
I think the smell just as good as the flavor of coffee! I found this candle during my deep clean, and I love it! It smells just like coffee. 🙂
Even Allie likes the smell of coffee- she is always trying to get her paws on some. Not going to happen! 🙂
On Tuesday (or Wednesday?) I went to Starbucks with a friend and ordered a Flat White (with soy) for the first time. I try to not consume too much soy, however, one drink isn’t going to hurt me! Our plan was to get some work done…which obviously didn’t happen! We ended up just chatting about our Christmas and what was going on in our lives.
This drink was so so so good. I 100% recommend it! It is frothy and perfect. I forgot to take a picture of it because it was THAT good- gone in thirty seconds.
I also made an iced-coffee at home this past week. One little bottle of Chameleon Cold-Brew lasts me two or three drinks. I mix it with ice and about a cup of almond milk. It’s SO good! The cold-brew for sure has a unique taste. I love it, but I have had friends try it and dislike it. I recommend buying a small bottle to try so that you can see yourself.
I picked up Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert to read last week. I’m usually a fan of self-help books, but this one is just okay. It’s not bad, just not my favorite. I mostly bought it because I thought the cover looked cute. That’s what I get for judging a book by it’s cover!
For dinner one night, I made a cauliflower pizza. I had been dying to try this crust out, and was pleasantly surprised. I recommend baking it until it is a bit crisper than I did. You want it to be silently brown on the edges. I was really hungry while making it, and I took it out a bit too early.
I just added sauce and veggies. You can add cheese, or meat, or whatever you like on your pizza.
I ended my chill, low-key week with a trip to the dog park! Allie was due for a bath, and I knew that a bath would be in order if we went. I usually try to take her every few weeks, just before the bath.
She loves the park! I only wish that she would get in the pond. She is a bit afraid of water.
I hope that you all had a good week! 🙂
- What is your favorite cold-brew brand? I want to try a different one!
- What is your favorite self-help book?