LIFE + LOCAL,  Will Run for Pasta

What the Friday!

(iPhone image by me on a rare morning out of the office vising a jobsite for work, lovely view of the Fremont Bridge.)

You guys!  Spring is springing!!!  It was sunny and 73 yesterday, and today is supposed to be sunny and 68 with the weekend looking pretty amazing as well.  These are the days most of us Oregonians live for.  I’m loving it and am hoping to get out and soak up the Vitamin D this weekend!

Let’s see, what else happened this week…

Did you hear that Downton Abbey is ending with Season 6?  Noooooooooooooooooooo!  I love that show and just recently got caught up so it’s all fresh in my head and now I hear it’s ending, but there are rumors of a movie or spinoff which would be fun.  Why do all the good ones end too soon?!!  Visiting Highclere Castle is definitely on my vacation wishlist, and you can even stay on the property at London Lodge, although I’d guess it’s booked up through 2045, ha!  I also just discovered that Lady Carnarvon has a blog!!  I subscribed to that in a hot second.  Anyone else think Grantham might show up on lists of baby boy names in the next few years?

Speaking of TV, in the summer of 2012 I developed a major girl crush on Sutton Foster during Bunheads (an Amy Sherman-Palladino gem that also ended way too soon), and she’s in a new series that starts on Tuesday: Younger.  It looks pretty cute and I can’t wait to watch it, even though she won’t be doing any singing and dancing on this show which is basically blasphemy!  I’d love to see her in person doing her Broadway thing someday.

My co-worker’s daughter came into the office this week wearing the cutest pair of sandals that were Birkenstock!  Birkenstocks have never really been on my radar, some people wore them in high school but I was more of the penny-loafer type… with actual pennies in them.  Preppy much?  People who wear Birkenstocks love them though so there must be something to it, right?  This is the Mayari in Toffee and I totally want them!  I think it’s because the crisscross over the toe reminds me of some other sandals I had for about ten years before they fell to pieces and I’ve never found another pair like them.  These aren’t the same at all, but they remind me of my long lost sandal love.


I’m also loving this video about the Vinyasa Scarf *Rulu from lululemon, it can be worn 10 different ways and the gal who demonstrates it is adorable and I totally want to be her friend.  It’s an interesting scarf concept, although $48 is a little steep for my bargain budget, but if you figure it’s $4.80 per wearable option it might be easier to justify.

And last but not least on this awesome Friday, you should check out this great post from Kristen at Dine and Dish – What I Learned about Happiness on a Princess Cruise.  Admittedly, finding happiness aboard a cruise ship is easier than other places, haha, but I really enjoyed her post and felt like all 8 tips applied to me where I’m at right now.  I’ve been struggling through a bout of depression (thanks Oregon winter) and this was a great reminder of ways to help myself break out of it.  Not that everyone can just choose to snap out of depression, but there are certainly things we can do to help ourselves and if you need a place to start you should definitely read that post!

Weekend plans:  Not sure but I know I need to get out in the sunshine!

What are you up to?  Seriously, I want to know, I have no life so I need ideas. ♥ ♥ ♥

Hi, I'm Sarah, a 30-something wife, doggy-mama, beginner runner (still), wannabe cook, and 9-5 cubicle farm worker, just trying to enjoy life in beautiful Portland, OR!

One Comment

  • Carrie

    What I’m up to: visiting with out of town family every day this week. HOWEVER, as much as it sounds like it’s taking up all my free time, it isn’t. With the exception of one afternoon in Portland trying out a new restaurant thanks to one amazing friend! 😉 Instead, I’m sitting at home with the kids doing just ever-so-slightly more than nothing. Oh, who am I kidding, it’s really nothing.

    What I WANT to accomplish: switching out my kid’s clothing (taking out the too-small sizes and putting in the ones that are just right or the next size up.) Clean. Organize.

    Will I get any of those done? Not likely. 🙁

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