Weekend Happy List

Treat Yo' Self

 

If you’ve been reading Eat Up, Buttercup for a while, you’ve probably seen my Weekend Thoughts posts. I loved writing those posts, but eventually I felt like I was linking to my favorite blogs and websites every week, which seemed really repetitive. I started thinking about ways to mix things up. I always love Jacquelyn Clarke’s Scenes from My Week posts, and recently I started using Food52’s Happy Lists as a journaling format (I’m notoriously bad at keeping up with a journal, so weekly lists work better for me), so I thought it’d be fun to share my weekly list with y’all! I’m excited to see what you think!

1/17/16 – 1/31/16

  • listening to the Force Awakens soundtrack
  • Tonks playing with her favorite ribbon
  • Food52’s 57 Small Things to do for Yourself this Year
  • Finishing 1099s at work!
  • bringing grainy, overcooked ice cream base back to life with an immersion blender
  • roasted Brussels sprouts with horseradish sauce — divine!
  • girl’s nights with lots of wine
  • a fun writing project I finished up last week
  • cleaning my apartment — I tend to be a messy person, but cleaning this week has been so freeing!
  • Bon Appetit’s article about Tara Jenson from Smoke Signals
  • playing with ABM’s new A Color Story app
  • lunch date with Teddy at Torchy’s Tacos for some killer queso
  • I’ve watched this video way too many times, and I’m not even a little bit sorry
  • This Captain America: Civil War and Taylor Swift mashup is AMAZING
  • I’m asking Teddy for this shirt for my birthday

What are you guys up to lately? I don’t know about you, but I am SO glad January is over! It was a rough month in a lot of ways, so I’m hoping for a better February. Hoping you guys have a great week!

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On Showing Up

Menger Bar
The bar where Teddy Roosevelt recruited the Rough Riders. No big deal.

 

Hi friends! I’ve missed you.

 

I’m in a bit of a dry spell when it comes to writing. The past few months have been hard, in a way that is no fun to write or read about — doctor’s appointments, financial reports, board meetings. I’ve been avoiding this space because I felt guilty for not writing, and the longer I didn’t write, the more daunting writing became. I almost decided to walk away from this blog forever.

 

But since it’s January, I decided to change up some things. Are you totally tired of reading other people’s New Years resolutions? I promise these will be quick:

 

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