Happy Monday everyone!
|Lola being Lola on Friday|
This weekend was completely wonderful. We stayed in town and didn't do anything particularly exciting, but it was both relaxing yet really productive. And the best part is it's not over yet! I have the day off work today for MLK Day, but Cam doesn't unfortunately. Normally when we both have a three-day weekend I'm all about going out of town for a long weekend, but I'm actually so glad just to have this day to be home and do all those things that I don't always have time for. I'm looking forward to going to a morning yoga class, getting Starbucks, reading, running a some errands, taking care of a few things around things around the house, catching up on personal email, getting my eye brows waxed, and of course...blogging! I'm excited for a fun day to myself!
But back to this weekend...Friday night, we had dinner with one of my co-workers who was in Tahoe for the weekend. Because I work remotely for my company, I've never actually met most of the people I work with. However my colleague Jessica and I were able to meet up a few months ago in San Fran and it was a lot of fun, so when she said her and her boyfriend were coming to Tahoe for the weekend I jumped at the chance to get together again! Cam and I met them for dinner at Fire + Ice, a self serve stir-fry kind of place in town, and it was a really nice night!
(Except I may or may not have gorged myself on shrimp...for whatever reason I had been craving shrimp all week, and since Fire + Ice is all you can eat, I definitely got my money's worth in shrimp! Also, thankfully Tahoe is a place where you can wear a hat and actually pretend you're going for an "apres ski" look...when really you just haven't washed your hair...whoops)
One of the main thing we got accomplished this weekend was getting rid of a bunch of junk! Cam has been on this big kick that he wants to declutter lately, and at first I was really resistant, but this week I got the bug too! Because Cam's company has moved us multiple times in the past two years and they've had professional movers pack all our stuff, we had so many boxes that we didn't even know what was in them. Over the course of this past week, we've been able to consolidate a lot of the stuff, along filling a bunch of the boxes with things to give away. Friday night, we loaded the car and then Saturday we took it all to Goodwill. Feels so great to have it out of the house!
Saturday afternoon, we went to Reno to run some errands. We ordered a new pair of glasses for me (something that was way overdue!), went to Target, REI, Whole Foods, and a bunch of other places. Mid-afternoon we stopped for coffee at a little local place called Swill, that was actually a coffee slash wine bar. Kind of weird, but kind of cool. Reno is definitely not the greatest city, but there are also some really interesting places too and we love discovering new things every time we got there.
Even though we just ran errands all day, Cam and I had a really fun day! I love that even kind-of mundane things can be fun when we do them together.
Saturday night, we had dinner with our friend Aaron who lives in Reno at a really great place called Bowl. They had really unique dishes (all served in bowls...hence the name) and our food was all delicious. Plus, it was right next door to a cute wine bar and they let you order food at Bowl and get wine there and sit in this common area between the two. Definitely trendy, but I loved it. I didn't get wine since I'm still doing the 21-Day Sugar Detox, but my green tea in a mason jar was an ok substitute. I had the duck confit for dinner with extra veggies instead of polenta, and it was amazing. Also, the detox ends on Wednesday (wooo!) and I'll have a recap of my experience on the blog on Friday!
While shopping Saturday, I picked up a few things that I'm kind of obsessed with. I had been seeing these adorable gold polka dot notebooks with cute quotes all over Instagram lately, so I had to pick up a pack at Target. They're the perfect size to keep track of the 138732 lists I'm always making. I also found a gold polka dot planner as well, and since I'm a sucker for pretty paper goods, you know I had to get that too. And during our stop at REI, I happened to find a Marmot down jacket! With all this cold, dry weather we have here in Tahoe, I've really been wanting a down jacket to wear but nice ones are definitely a little pricier so I've been waiting. I happened to see this turquoise Marmot one at REI Saturday and loved the color...plus it was the only one left, it happened to be my size, and it was on sale. Sold! I have other Marmot outdoor gear that I love and this jacket is so so warm. It's crazy to me that I now get so excited about outdoor gear, but here in Tahoe, I just don't have as many places to wear things like heels and dresses as I do things like this.
Yesterday, Cam and I slept in, made a big breakfast, did some things around the house, then headed out to do some skiing in the afternoon. I feel like I take this exact same picture every time we go to Heavenly, but it's seriously so breathtaking and the view of the lake never gets old. Definitely one of my favorite things about living here.
It's been warming up the past few days, so the snow wasn't that great but we still had a fun time skiing!
And other than that, we've spent the rest of the weekend watching episodes of season two of Portlandia on Netflix. I'm seriously obsessed with that show. It's so absurd and kind of stupid, but having spent a fair amount of time in Portland now I can tell that some of the stereotypes (while exaggerated) are pretty dead on. We love it, so you haven't seen it and you have Netflix definitely check it out.
That's all for me today, hope you had a wonderful weekend as well! I'm off to begin my day of leisure...ha! Xoxo