Friday, October 18, 2013

long list + short list

 the long list:

1. move to a new city
2. find a new apartment
3. start a new job
4. make a triangle quilt
5. start charity project
6. learn more about graphic design
7. Pittsburgh photo shoot
8. make built by wendy top
9. finish packing everything
10. finish playing Gone Home

the short list:

1. make pumpkin donuts
2. finish where'd you go bernadette
3. make soup
4. make a lemon cake
5. relaxation yoga 

A few snapshots of the apartment before we move again.

+ running errands with Bethany
+ pizza dinner
+ tv marathons with philip

Thursday, October 10, 2013


Well, after months of searching and hours of completing online application, I have a job!! It really hasn't completely sunk in yet. Just doesn't feel real in the sense that it will actually happen and soon.

Philip and I are moving to Austin, the first week of November, and starting a whole new crazy adventure. I'll be starting my job, hopefully, by the second week of November and we'll spend the rest of the month unpacking box after box after box. I'm excited and looking forward to it and also sad.

It is a bittersweet to say the least.

I'll be leaving behind so much, the city we've called our home for 2 year (just when I could get around without the gps yelling at me to turn around when possible) and, most important, my family. Living in Pittsburgh, we're only about 3 hours away and I could drive home pretty much any time. I hope that I'm making the right choice in leaving here. I'm still not sure. I'm trying to focus on the positive and remind myself that nothing is forever. Less than 3 years ago, I was still in Seattle and haven't even heard back from graduate school.

Things change so quickly.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Weekly Salad

This salad is a bunch of really good things rolled into one delicious salad.

+ spring mix
+ 2 tomatoes
+ a few carrots
+ a spoonful of guacamole
+ two spoonfuls of salsa
+ ranch dressing
+ a Boca chicken patty

I'm excited to make salads with apples this week. I am a little obsessed with honeycrisp apples. Even though they cost so much darn money, I think they're worth it! They have the perfect combination of tart and sweet. Fall is finally in Pittsburgh this week, the temperatures have dropped and you can wear a sweater without passing out from heat stroke. 

Things I want to make this fall:

+ salted rice krispie treats
+ vegetarian pot pie
+ pumpkin donuts

Monday, October 7, 2013

Project Life Week 38

Every week when I try to take photos of my project life spread, my cat lucy decides it's time to sit on my photos and meow. I love that cat but it drives me a little crazy. :)

Sunday, October 6, 2013

October goals

1. Take a walk every day
2. Make pumpkin donuts
3. Make a vegetarian pot pie
4. Pittsburgh photo shoot
5. Improve my Photoshop skills

Things have been busy around here. I had a relaxing weekend of scrabble games, pizza, TV marathons, and trips to the park. I really hope that I hear back from a job or two soon. Tomorrow it's back to the grindstone ( to scour the job market with lots of pinterest breaks.

+ pineapple pizza
+ pirates game
+ I finally beat philip at scrabble.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Salad of the week

This is my favorite salad right now.

lettuce mix
feta cheese
mushrooms (cooked in garlic herb butter)

This salad is filling and sooo good. The mushrooms really make this salad seem like a full meal. I'm trying to eat healthy but it is so hard. When I'm stressed, I just want to eat BBQ chips and eat ice cream sandwiches but then I feel terrible and more stressed that my pants don't fit anymore. :)

What is your favorite salad?

+ Moe's for lunch with Rachel
+ scrabble games with philip
+ sunset dog walks