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September 2015

Life

Weekend Things

Hello there, friends!

How was your long weekend (Or just your weekend, if you had to work today!!)?! Ours was a good mixture of relaxing and crazy, haha. I decided I would do some recap posts on the weekends so here we go!

Friday, we met two of our good friends for ice cream at Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams. Ah! The best treat. If you live here and you haven’t tried Jeni’s, I’m not sure we can be friends yet. Just kidding, the truth is, I would just be very sad for you. Moral of the story: get to Jeni’s ASAP because it’s the BEST. Saturday we went for coffee with some other friends in the morning at Crema, and then I had a lovely Girls Night with my Bible Study ladies! It was so FUN and so needed. Girl time is essential. We got our nails done,

So thankful to have such amazing women in my life! Girls nights are important and so refreshing! #margaritasandmanicures

So thankful to have such amazing women in my life! Girls nights are important and so refreshing! #margaritasandmanicures

and enjoyed some awesome Mexican food at Local Taco (another gem in this city). Sunday, we went to church and also stopped by an awesome Labor Day BBQ. Everyone brought their own meat that they wanted to be grilled (such a cool concept!), and then there was a huge selection of appetizers, veggies, and salads. I ate a lot of cheese dip and fully indulged in the massive skillet of dark chocolate brownies. It was so worth it.

Labor Day was spent relaxing, napping, and grocery shopping. We also got Acai Bowls this morning, which was something I was VERY excited about. When we lived in Florida we did this often, but I have never been able to find one in Nashville! So, so good. Have you guys ever had one?!

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Yes, this coffee shop has a designated "Pillow Room". No shoes allowed.

Yes, this coffee shop has a designated “Pillow Room”. No shoes allowed.

 

Also, this coffee shop has the coolest vibe. I’ve been there a couple times but hadn’t really fully explored and looked around. It has a full on PILLOW ROOM where you can sit and be cozy, along with eclectic wall pieces, interesting seating options (including a hanging swing and garden style benches), and a bunch of jewelry and home goods for sale. They also have delicious and fresh food options; including lovely sandwiches, raw pressed juices, smoothies, and allergy options (Gluten-free, Dairy-Free, Paleo, etc.). Additionally, they have awesome spaces that you can reserve for parties or meetings. I actually had my Bachelorette party in one of those. We are big fans! For those local and interested, it’s called Atmalogy and it’s on West End.

That’s about it for now. Hope everyone has a great week!

 

Caitlin

Life

Day In The Life: Wednesday 9/2

Hello friends!

So, today I thought I would take a crack at a Day In The Life post. This will either result in being extremely boring or somewhat interesting, but I love to read them so I thought I’d try writing one! Am I the only one who finds extreme amusement in reading these kinds of things? It’s pretty lengthy; I went all out. This is what a typical work day is like for me!!

6:15 AM: Hear Andrew wake up. Pray that it’s not time for me to have to do the same. Look at my phone and realize I have 30 more glorious minutes!

6:45 AM: Alarm goes off. I hang out for a while in bed, telling myself I have plenty of time (Bad call. Just get up, guys. Just get up). Finally force myself up around 7:10 ish. Usually I’m pretty ok at getting up on time, but for whatever reason, this week I am super exhausted!

7:20 AM: Come into the kitchen for one thing: C O F F E E. Andrew makes it before he leaves and leaves it in the French Press for me, which is super nice. Thanks, husband! Side note-always drink a glass of water in the morning before you have your coffee. It helps hydrate you after a long night of sleep. Hydrate before you caffeinate! I fill up my big Bubba water bottle and guzzle it, then pour myself a cup of joe. Sad story: I poured my lovely, warm, delicious coffee into my mug and went to top it with my Coconut Milk Creamer. Wellp, I poured in the creamer and it was a big GLOB in my coffee. Definitely had gone bad. So I had to waste my entire cup! I know, it’s so sad. Fellow need-my-morning -coffee people will understand. I didn’t have time to make a new batch (reasons we should probably get a non fancy coffee maker). I had just a bit more that was left in the pot.

7:35 AM: Start this blog post. Mind you, normally I’m working out by now. Working out in the morning has become part of my routine *most* days, but it’s still a struggle to make the time. Hoping I can fit a short one in!

7:40-8:00: Yay, I did it! I am currently doing Beachbody’s Turbofire Program, and today I did Low HIIT 20. Basically a 20 minute heart-pounding sweat fest. Awesome being short on time and still getting it in.

8:00-8:25: Hop in the shower and get ready for work. My lunch is already packed, and breakfast is made on my way out the door so I can eat it in the car. Might not be the safest method of eating, but it works!

8:30-9:00 ish: Sing in my car. Write songs in my head. This is what my drives consist of.

9:00-12:00: Wrangle toddlers at work (I am a preschool teacher). My morning consisted of outside time, diaper changing, cleaning up toys, getting cuddles and dancing!

12:00-12:30: Break time! I’m spending my break eating lunch and on my laptop, typing this up and doing some other computer work.

12:30-6:00: Work work work. Long afternoon. We had naptime for two hours (the kids, not the teachers. If only…), art time, more playground time, more diapers, and snacks! It’s a long day but I love my kiddos so much!

6:00-6:30: Drive home and talk to my mom. I pretty much always call my mom on my drives home, whether she likes it or not. Ha.

6:30-7:15: Sit on the couch with Andrew eating chips and salsa and talking about the most random things. I love coming home to him and catching up on our days. It is the best feeling ever <3.

7:15-9:30 ish: I have some emails to send and phone calls to make, so I quickly check those off. We also heat up dinner, which is leftover pasta. We eat it in front of the TV watching New Girl. We normally eat at the table and not in front of the TV, but it got late and we just wanted to kick our feet up and relax together!

9:45: Get ready for bed, crawl in, and crash out. I’ve been trying to get to bed earlier and I am WORLDS better than I used to be!

Ready to do it all again tomorrow! What does a day in your life look like?

Caitlin