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July 6, 2012

Feel Good Friday 070612

Feel Good Friday is a roundup of the things that made me feel good or that I’m grateful for all week. Join me and leave your Feel Goods in the comments!

  • BBQ that turned into all-night adventure … when your friends wear outfits like this and hang out in art galleries until way past bars close, what else could you expect?

    teej

    he doesn’t have facebook so I have to post embarassing pics on the blog!

  • New crafts!
    bracelets <—from this pin

    magazine recycling bin

    Recycling bin made of recycled magazines

  • My girl crew. This week: late night phone calls, wine bombs and hunters, champagne + steaks + bikinis, black skinny jeans, and moby.
  • Writing about what is quite possibly my fave topic: giving + getting, shopping on sites that donate to charities.
  • I’m going to be honest, I’m struggling to find the good in some of the things that happened this week, but I know good must be there. More time to focus on myself, my personal growth, and figuring out what I really want.

See last week’s Feel Goods here.

March 30, 2012

Feel Good Friday 033012

Feel Good Friday is a roundup of the things that made me feel good or that I’m grateful for all week. Join me and leave your Feel Goods in the comments!

  • The Hunger Games movie. Intense.
  • Skiing and boarding all four mountains in four days: Aspen, Buttermilk, Snowmass, and Highlands. I’m pretty lucky.
  • Best cupcake ever … had nothing to do with the cupcake and everything to do with the surprise and the giver. Girlfriends rule. Plus it had this PERFECT heart ring on top:
    heart ring
  • AUSTIN. Hello home.
  • Happy wedding to Joey and Christine!

See last week’s Feel Goods here.

March 16, 2012

Feel Good Friday 031612

Feel Good Friday is a roundup of the things that made me feel good or that I’m grateful for all week. Join me and leave your Feel Goods in the comments!

  • An art opening, Aspen Fashion Week parties, and an impromptu girls night
  • Free Yoga at the Sundeck Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday at 9:30am. Yoga AND ski!
  • My new Sevenly tee. I’m obsessed. Every week this company designs an awesome tee and donates money from it to a cause. This particular tee donated $13,769 to Mercy Ships, a hospital ship providing numerous people with life-changing cleft lip/palate, orthopedic, cataract and tumor removal surgeries in Lome, Togo, West Africa.
    Liberate tee
  • Ben & Jerry’s Greek fro-yo.❤ Can’t wait to try the rest of the flavors!
  • Green drinks! I don’t mean the boozy St. Patty’s kind, I mean the healthy kind. My secret green smoothie recipe? Spinach/kale, frozen cherries, SFH chocolate protein powder, a raw egg (you can’t taste it, I swear), cinnamon, turmeric, and water or coconut water. Blend. Love.

See last week’s Feel Goods here.

February 10, 2012

Feel Good Friday 021012

Feel Good Friday is a roundup of the things that made me feel good or that I’m grateful for all week. Join me and leave your Feel Goods in the comments!

  • Baking Super Bowl 2k12 … I made two new and delicious desserts. Chocolate-dipped almond butter pretzels (recipe here) and Brownie Cookie Dough Sandwiches (recipe here), decorated as footballs, natch. I used every available inch of counter space to bake up a storm, and even made my own Marshmallow Fluff (recipe here), so easy.
    Football brownie cookie dough sandwiches baking counter making marshmallow fluff
  • Hart of Dixie. I didn’t know I liked Rachel Bilson that much, but I do love me some Zoe Hart.
  • Snow! Getting in some great one-hour, five-run mornings this week.
  • “Hot girl dropping her mittens! Hot girl dropping her mittens! Hot girl dropping her mittens!” Kid you not, a man said this to me as I walked down the street in full ski gear, erm, dropping my mittens. Pretty sure he was high.
  • Speaking of high … running into friends at the base and sharing a gondy up is always a treat.

See last week’s Feel Goods here.

February 8, 2012

Austin: Must Go! Studio Sale Raven + Lily

Austin-based Raven + Lily is a lifestyle brand featuring jewelry, paper goods and bath products that are produced by women in developing world communities. Raven + Lily recognizes that 70% of the world’s poorest people are women and have dedicated themselves to empowering women through design partnerships and sustainable economic opportunities.

Today and tomorrow, you can shop these beautiful designs marked 50-70% off, OR hit up the $5 and $10 bins.  Their current collection features products made by their partners in India and East Africa. You could get sweet wooden bangles or a cool charm necklace …

 

I love that a local company is creating opportunities for women and sharing beautiful jewelry, journals, and bath products! Go check out the shop!

December 9, 2011

Feel Good Friday 120911 + Giveaway!

Feel Good Friday is a roundup of the things that made me feel good or that I’m grateful for all week. Join me and leave your Feel Goods in the comments!

This weekend only, if you leave a Feel Good in the comments, you are entered to WIN A MASSAGE ENVY GIFT CARD for a ONE HOUR MASSAGE! Whoohoo! I need nothing more than a massage, and I’m sure you’re the same … leave a comment before Monday!

Ski dates with a whole crew of people I haven’t seen in forever.

Applegate Farms happy pepperoni pizzas.

Hot tub + computer streaming Packers game + beers = Sunday night heaven.

lululemon wunder unders, I’m pretty sure I wore them every single day this week. Don’t worry, I have multiple pairs.

Moving back into the apartment complex I moved away from two months ago. Maybe I’m not thankful for that, exactly, but I am thankful for that apartment, those neighbors, and Nali’s doggie boyfriend Rye.

puppy love

puppy love

“Every day should feel like your birthday”

The design possibilities in my new apt … I have a clean slate and can’t wait to decorate. Been looking for creative, crafty ways to do things.

The end of half of limbo! Now to get the other half un-limbo-ed…

See last week’s Feel Goods here.

December 2, 2011

Feel Good Friday 120211

Feel Good Friday is a roundup of the things that made me feel good or that I’m grateful for all week. Join me and leave your Feel Goods in the comments!

My first hike up a mountain + ski down.

TWO Thanksgivings. Amazing friends in Aspen.

Sewing my ripped basketball sweats. I don’t know why I waited so long to do that, because having them not let in cold air is amazing.

This video:

Whole Foods Parking Lot video dude is a GENIUS. Literally some of the best rhymes I’ve ever heard.

Seeing two of my besties, who are dating, who I set up. Love love!!

besties in love

Emily’s Chocolate Covered Cherries. Got me through the three-hour drive back from Steamboat seeing those crazy kids.

Snow Queen B&B.

See last week’s Feel Goods (Thanksgiving edition) here.

November 22, 2011

Give Without Giving With GoodSearch

Despite what the upcoming apocolypse known as Black Friday would have you think, a new report says almost 70 percent of people will give less this holiday season. In cash-strapped times, charitable supporters are getting creative with their giving … you know how much I love giving/getting goodies with charitable ties (more posts on that coming up soon)! To tide you over, here are six ways you can “give without giving” online right now:

Shop online. GoodShop.com works with more than 2,500 retailers (including Amazon,GapTargetStaples and Macy’s) to give a percentage of almost every purchase back to the shopper’s favorite charity.  In addition, GoodShop lists more than 100,000 coupons so that shoppers can save money and do good at the same time!  GoodShop currently works with more than 102,000 charities and schools.

Search the Internet:  GoodSearch.com donates about a penny per search to the charity the user designates. It’s powered by Yahoo. Together with GoodShop, GoodSearch has raised more than $8 million for charity.

Dine out:  GoodDining.com works with more than 10,000 restaurants across the country and each time you dine, up to 6% of what you spend is donated to your favorite charity.

Redeem credit card points. You can turn unused credit card points into a charitable donation to your cause. Both American Express and Citi Card offer this program.

Volunteer: There are a handful of companies that match volunteer hours with funds. For example, Microsoft will match volunteer time at $17 an hour through its Volunteer Time Matching program. BoeingExxonIntelChevron, and Bank of America have similar programs.

Recycle your old electronics:  Send your electronics to Gazelle.com and cash generated from that will be donated to charity.

To date, GoodSearch has donated more than $8 million to over 102,000 charities and schools designated by its users.

November 18, 2011

Feel Good Friday 111811

Feel Good Friday is a roundup of the things that made me feel good or that I’m grateful for all week. Join me and leave your Feel Goods in the comments!

Classic Pass! Let the skiing and snowboarding commence!

Matsu Mondays … I ate FOUR handrolls. Is that a new record?

Elk burgers. Holy yum.

Impromptu pilates when “deep leg and hip stretch” class was cancelled … tiny micro-movement was NOT what my hips wanted but giggling throughout class with Nikita was worth every minute. All 45 of them.

Not one but TWO photo shoots! Juice and fashion, my two faves?

honeybee organic juice bar aspen

My health. My strength. My family. My faith. Optimism.

Carl’s annual Thanksgiving Wine Sale. 4 bottles of 2007 Buena Vista Carneros Pinot Noir? Yes please.

Robi landed in Aspen today! Watch out, town! Epic weekend ahead.

See last week’s Feel Goods here.

July 25, 2011

Friends

… we all know about Things We Forget by now, right? This and this are my other fave post-its, but today I’m loving, and missing, my friends. Also, as both of my parents are therapists, I do want to add that there is a time for therapy. But there is also a very important time for friends. They are awesome.

And thankfully, I get my therapy for free. Often over a home-cooked meal. So here’s to friends!

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